to you does she look overweight?
unfortunately i would have to say yes, and after reading how much others weigh then yes she is overweight. that really disgu;sts me as i totally blame myself for this. i don't know if its a genes thing as both myself and dh are big. her 7 yr old brother weighs 24 kilos. its only in the last year that she has gained it. she is always hungry and has started to help herself from the pantry when i'm busy. and yet she runs around heaps, dances to her dvd's so its not like she isn't active.
i feel embarassed that i may have to take her to see someone as i feel i have let her down as her mum
And according the blue book 97% of 5yr olds weigh less than 25kg.
Your child isn't that overweight, but maybe you could take this opportunity to check what they are eating and how much activity they are getting. All kids need at least 1hr of active play a day - and most schools and child care centres don't allow active play incase the child hurts themselves.
So invest in some swings, bikes or trampolines or little athletics or swimming anything with a risk of a broken limb is good excerise. Make sure they are having 2 serves of fruit and 5 of veges and no more than one cake/biscuit/chips etc a day - and try to make the treat homemade like rock cakes/fruit cake etc where you control the size and amount of fat/sugar. There you go - dietician assessment done.
i always know what she is eating as its me giving it to her, she loves her fruit and vegetables but also loves the naughty things, which are restricted.
we are getting a tramp for xmas but she hasn't quite the concept of riding a bike yet and the nearest swimming pool to us is a fair distance away. she is an active child but i do think it could be a gene thing as i said in my earlier post, its really only happened in the last 18 months and it was so gradual i didn't really notice it till i about 6 months ago. but i guess all i can do is watch her and hope that maybe she can lose some weight, it sounds terrible saying i hope my 5 yr old can lose weight.
Maree NSW, Oscar 5 yrs and Anton 2yr
Mum of three amazing people
She now wears size 10 in clothing. I also have a 7 years old who is 130cm tall and weighs 21 kg. They both eat from the same table but I guess it must come down to genes and theres not much that we can do. I took her to the nutritionist and we are now all on gluten free and organic diet. He said that you should limit cabohydrate and sugar intake and increase protein intake. Ive tried everything. We have a trampoline, swing set a pool right next to our house and she goes to dancing classes. She goes to school now and of course as any parent I also fear that she will be bullied. It really hurts and frustrates me that nothing that I do works and I feel like a bad parent. I am open to any suggestions and tips out there and willing to try everything...