when do you think a baby is too fat?

@marciascott (25555)
United States
February 14, 2007 9:28pm CST
My grands twins are some healthy babies they are frateral twins. the one twin looks like he weights 30 lbs. and is only 8 mos. don't you think that quite big for a baby of 8 mos? I told my daughter she should put the baby on I diet but I think hes is too young yet, for that. In some Countries it is neglect to let your child get to healthy, fat! have you ever heard of this? maybe it's just baby fat. and he will grow out of it. I hope so. he is so heavy he feels like he weights about 50 lbs.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
That does seem like a lot. However, there is no need for us to overreact, I am sure that the baby's doctor would know for sure, if they are near their correct weight, because they take into consideration height and things like that. I know that there are some kids that are above average, and it does not hurt them at all in the long run. The only negative aspect would be the fear of obesity and early onset diabetes, the one that happens in children when they are young, because of their weight. I am sure they are due for a check up (or shot) soon, so see what the doctor says. Good luck.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Yes they are due for a check up as a matter of fact. Mon. I think he will grow out of it. I was over my daughters house visiting the twins. and My daughter had some apple sauce, he knows food when he sees it. He starting make noise like Ok, I know what that is give me some.
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@rsrait (567)
• India
16 Feb 07
dont bother my friend let the babies grow they will loose all the extra fat.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Feb 07
that what I say it is just Baby fat. +
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• United States
17 Feb 07
The doctor will be able to know the best honey. Maybe the baby will grow out of it, but just check to make sure.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
18 Feb 07
these twins are still growing. they will be fine! +
@stailgate (2364)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I would say that that is a little heavy, but I guess it all depends too on if he is a big boy. I mean if he is stocky, and taller then most his age. I have a 4 year old son that doctors say is the average weight and height of a 6-7 year old. He is very tall, about that of a 6 year old, and weighs amost 60pounds!! But yet you can see his ribs!!! He is very solid and has very little belly or body fat. So I guess it depends. 8 months is young, but not too young to manage his diet. You can do that at just about any age if they are at a un healthy weight. Too heavy or too skinny. ( my daughter is 9 almost 10, and is over 5ft tall already, and weighs in at 78 pds. She is very tall and very skinny, and eats lots of fatty foods to help maintain her body. Not sugar, but things like whole milk, which she really don't like, and meat ect.)
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
18 Feb 07
the twins will be Ok. +
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I think that he will be fine as once he gets more active he will stretch out and grow taller and you will notice that he will slim out the more active he gets. I also have a 5 year old nephew that is also on the heavy side but he is also very tall. We have to remember that ones height is also always a factor1 Good luvk and God Bless you and Yours!!!
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I think you are right It makes alot of since. read my comment from you comment to the gentle, talking about chid abuse, up top.