12 January 2013
How Much is Enough
I don't worry about him gaining a lot of weight because looking at his baby photos and earlier years, he was actually more meaty. But sometimes, he would tell me he had enough to eat without finishing his dinner. Am I giving him more than he can have? How much is enough. It could mean sometimes that he is just wanting is dessert early.
What’s a healthy weight? After the age of six months, plotting children’s weight and height in the health record book provided with their birth can give parents a fair idea of how their growth is tracking, says Dietitians Association of Australia spokeswoman Kate Di Prima. “If they are gaining weight proportionately, this is a healthy sign,” Di Prima says. She says if at six months your child is on, say, the 25th percentile line (that is, weighing under the average) and continues to track along this line, it is likely your child is gaining weight proportionately. “If parents are concerned, they could also check their child’s BMI and discuss it with a dietitian or their doctor or health nurse.” For older kids, she says clothes size is a good indication of their weight. “If they’re eight years old and the height of an eight-year old but wearing size 12, this could flag an issue with weight. Again, talk about this with the appropriate health professional.”
Now, on the off-topic.. and very much so.. have you been to a cigar store?
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