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Chunky babies: can a baby ever be too fat

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The WIC offices were famous and occasionally the pediatricians saying that my child was at risk for being obese. To me, if both percentiles are around the same "above average" then they are proportionate. The weight of a child/baby doesn't necessarily determine their future weight. My youngest has growth spurts and my middle child was a VERY chunky baby, huge, but as a young toddler he was super skinny. It seems to me, babies and kids will go through phases, especially before a growth spurt where they become larger.


I've always been concerned when people are so weight focused on babies. They are all different. I've had chunky babies and I've had lower weight babies and have worried about those lower weight babies, who are still on the smaller side.

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