Omar was at the 75th percentile for weight & height at birth but he went up to the 98th for weight & height at 12 months. He was suffering from reflux & he wasn't into food but he used to gain weight quickly especially between 7 & 13 months, then his weight gain really slowed down when he started walking & moving around. Now his weight is below the 75th percentile. His paed was never bothered about his weight gain.
My cousin's daughter was 5lbs at birth but at 9 months she was off the charts for weight & at the 99th for height. She's still a big toddler at 2.5 years but she didn't have any delays in her development.
Try not to worry Hun, it doesn't seem like a big jump in weight, if your worried go for a second opinion xx
His gross motor is slightly delayed - not pulling up yet or crawling but as you say I'm not surprised as its an effort for me to carry him let alone carry himself! Sometimes I wish I'd never taken him to be weighed in the first place!
I'll post here when I find out what it is if anything. I'm hoping to god he's just a chubby monkey but the professionals seem convinced something is going on so I'm preparing myself for the worst... Thanks everyone for all your comments I've only just found this forum - wish I'd found it months ago!
I wouldent say that was delaied hun, I think Niamh was 10 months old before she started crawling and she was 11/12 months before she started cruising and 15 months before she started walking. All with in a normal timeframe. Big baby's do tend to be lazier than there skinnier counterparts since there is more of them to move.
Hey hun, just to try and reassure u a little, my lo is also quite big for his age. He will be 1 in 3 weeks. He is off the chart for length and head size and is on the 91st centile for weight.
He was always slightly behing with his gross motor skills. He couldnt lift his head when on his tummy until he was over 6 months and he didnt start rolling properly until he was between 7 and 8 months. He started being able to sit unsupported at about the same time.
Then all of a sudden when he was ten and a half months, in the space of a week he went from only rolling, to commando crawling to actual crawling and in the last week has started pulling up on furniture too.
My hv was never worried about him. She just said he was a big lad and they would only worry if he didnt meet the walking milestone.
I think the bigger babies can be slower to develop, simply because there is more of them to have to move/co-ordinate.
From your OP your LO sounds pretty normal to me but i havent a clue about prader willis?
He hasnt jumped many centiles since birth so i dont see the concern over i tbh and its a shame to limit his food so much if he is just a perfectly healthy big baby.
As for development my LO is only little for his age and he didnt sit up until 9.5 m9onths was over 10 months before he could crawl and only started pulling up on furniture the day after his first birthday and everyone said he was developing perfectly normally so i wouldnt worry about it yet.
I hope the tests come back clear and you can put this behind you and get back to enjoying your baby x
From what I understood people with prader Willi syndrome dont become obese untill teenagers because their obesity is caused from never feeling full. They have feeding difficulty which results in failure to thrive as infants which sounds like the opposite to your LO.
There is a girl in my sons class (aged 6) and she has prader willi (sp) she is over weight, and there is a sign up in the dining hall (im assuming her parents know) telling all about her and not to giver her extra food.
She is also stil in nappies, and has some learning difficulties, and is poorly quite often.
But she is a lovely lil girl, and the other children are so understanding, and help her out loads. They are so good with her x
Lola is 27lb at 39wks.she was born on the 98th venture and dropped to 91st and now at 99.6th.for a baby born At 10lbs I think ur baby is following on beautifully.i dare someone to tell me my baby is overweight.any baby infact.how can a 9month old b overweight for crying out loud (being fed normally and not maccys and things everyday lol).sometimes I think drs look for "average" and if a baby is bigger or smaller then they are too thin or too fat.its disgusting.a 9month old will eat what he/she needs,they have alot of growing to do and a big baby doesn't change that fact.dont limit ur los intake hun,I'm sure they will level out as they become a toddler xx
My LO was over 99.6th centile last time I took him to be weighed,(over 26lb around 8 months) he was born on the 75th and he shot up within the first 2 months. He didn't roll till 7 months and I was really concerned about his motor skills but by 11 months he was walking. I havnt had him weighed in months but I can tell by looking at him that he has slimmed down loads since he started moving about.
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