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#1 aphraell

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

I have been getting a few comments lately on how "big" DD is...she is a little bit taller than the other girls in our mothers group but not massively so.

I even got a comment on how she was too big for baby ballet (WTF people - she is a BABY not applying to  be a professional ballerina!!!)

DD is about 15kg and 92cm tall.

So, how big is your 20 month old? Is my DD really that "big"?



#2 tres-chic

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

I get those comments too so even though my DD is a little older than yours (at 25 months) I empathise.

DD is 13.8kgs and 93 cms. We were at a party yesterday and she was nearly as tall as a three and a half year old boy.

My kids were all big babies so it doesn't worry me. She's very strong and very active and needs to be to keep up with her two big brothers.

Just ignore the comments if you can.



#3 laridae

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

My DD is 28 months, 90.5cm tall and weighs 12.9kg.  She is on approx the 75% line for both height & weight.  So I would say yes, your DD is big.

Check your blue (or come other colour?) book - it should have graphs of height & weight.  I think they only get concerned when kids are on vastly different % lines for height & weight - eg %90 height, 5% weight, or 50% height, 90% weight.  So if your DD was about on the 90% line for both - then that's fine, she's just big for her age (and that's ok!)

Edited by laridae, 14 January 2013 - 09:23 AM.


#4 2anewme

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

My DD is 21 months and 10.5Kg - not sure how tall.  She is little - just under the 50% line.  My Dr is perfectly fine with her progress and sees no issue.

Your daughter sounds in proportion - I wouldn't worry about it.



#5 Escapin

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

My 20mo DD is 90cm tall and weighs around 14kg. She's growing out of size 2 clothes but she's not 2 yet. I think it's great original.gif I was always taller than everyone else growing up, and loved it. She does get odd looks from chatty 3yos though, when they start talking sentences and she's a 'one word at a time' girl original.gif

#6 archersmumma

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

I get the same comments all the times, drives me bonkers but you just have to let it slide at the end of the day we know they are happy and healthy. My DS is 20 months now but his last weigh and height check was at 18 months he was 13.5kg and 85cm and I think he has a growth spurt since then.

#7 archersmumma

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

I get the same comments all the times, drives me bonkers but you just have to let it slide at the end of the day we know they are happy and healthy. My DS is 20 months now but his last weigh and height check was at 18 months he was 13.5kg and 85cm and I think he has a growth spurt since then.

#8 Chazee

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

My DS is 17 months and about 8.7kg. So he's on the small side. There's always some on the small or large end of the scale!!

#9 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Check out these charts from the WHO.
http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en/

You daughter is off the charts for height and weight, so yes she is 'big'!

Her BMI is 17.7 (based on the numbers you have given)
http://www.who.int/entity/childgrowth/stan...girls_p_0_5.pdf

This puts her on the 85th percentile for BMI, which is the bottom end of 'overweight' for children.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing...ldrens_bmi.html

Of course this is based on the estimations you have given, and if her weight was really 14.6 kg, this would make a difference.

If you are concerned, take her to a GP or health nurse to be properly weighed and measured (even a little bit of inaccuracy can vastly change the BMI and its implications in this group)

Please note that this is a 'no judgement answer'. I have merely plugged the numbers you have into publicly available resources. Your ethnicity etc will also have a bearing on all this, so if any concerns, best to see a real health professional.

Ets - tryin to fix wierd formatting...



Edited by AntiBourgeoisie, 14 January 2013 - 10:27 AM.


#10 *Finn*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

My DD is 21 months old and 11.2kg.

She is a shorty so looks a little chubby but sits right on average for height and weight.

#11 Bluenomi

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE (aphraell @ 14/01/2013, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been getting a few comments lately on how "big" DD is...she is a little bit taller than the other girls in our mothers group but not massively so.

I even got a comment on how she was too big for baby ballet (WTF people - she is a BABY not applying to  be a professional ballerina!!!)

DD is about 15kg and 92cm tall.

So, how big is your 20 month old? Is my DD really that "big"?



My DD is a few months off 3 and it that size so I'd say your DD is big. Not fat big but tall big.

It does also seem to depend on what people are used too. We took DD overseas at 6 months when she was right on 50% for weight and height. Everyone commented on how huge she was to the point where I added a few months to her age so I stopped getting comments!

#12 frozie

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

DS will be 20 months in a few days.  He s 85cm tall and weighs 10.6kgs.

#13 Kitty1977

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

I get a similar comment but about how small by DS is...I have been taking him to the GP every 3 months for a weigh & measure & she isn't worried about it, so I just tell people that is just the size he is (most people think he is atleast 6 months younger than what he is).  My MG friends little boys (and some of the girls) are bigger than my DS, but until my GP tells me there is a problem. I refuse to worry...there is enough to worry about being a mum without adding to it...if your GP says there is no problem then just let the comments slide.  Every child is different & comparing them just makes parents go a little loopy.

#14 kadoodle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

I have an 18mo who's 75cm and 9kg.  He's happy and healthy though.

#15 kel378

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

My Ds is 26mths and weighs 11.5kgs not to sure on height I think about average.

#16 Runnercoz

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

My boy is only 13.5 months so not relevant to your post topic, but he is a big boy - 13.98kg and 81.5cm at 1 year, well above 98th percentile for both. I get so tired of that being the first thing people notice about him sad.gif . Yes he IS a big boy but he is also in proportion, just like your child. My CHN is not worried at all and says he will grow into his weight but of course with two tall parents will likely be tall!  My nephew now 2.5 was a chubba as a baby and has only now grown into his weight. Please don't take it to heart, ppl will always find something to comment on.
That was a ridiculous comment re too big for baby ballet tho!

#17 Milamum09

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

My DD is 3yrs and 4 mths and is 92cm and 13kg.  I think she is on the small side though. I wouldn't be worried. We are all different!

#18 kpingitquiet

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

Kiddo is usually a fair bit taller than the rest of the kids her age. At 20mo she was around 89cm and 13kg.

#19 Chelsea86

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

My DS is 20 months old and yep, get told ALL the time how "big" he is for his age! He's the same height as a bub 5 months older than him, and towers over bubs his own age.

No idea his exact height or weight atm.

He's got a little pot belly too which doesnt help either lol

#20 BRB

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Our 26month old is 17kg and 94cm. We always get comments on how big he is.

#21 goesaround

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

My son is 2 next month - 11 kilos and 81 cm... apparently a bit of a midget according the charts.... only looked it up recently and only took him to the clinic once... happy and healthy and convenient size for carrying... I never really worry about such things... they all range in size and as long as they have lots of energy and are well then that's all that matters... size at this age doesn't really reflect future size... well hasn't for my other three original.gif

#22 kabailz13

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:03 AM

Our twins are almost 25mths and I hadn't measured them for ages but did when they turned two.

DS2 was 15kg and 88cm tall
DD3 was 13kg and 93.5cm tall

My DH is 6'4" - our girl twin takes after him and our boy twin takes after me original.gif

We *always* get told how big she is. I don't have a problem with it except when people start expecting a lot more than they are capable of.

When DS1 was 7mths old, a lot of people thought he should be walking and talking as he was the size of an average 18mth old - he was still just a tiny bubba to me original.gif




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