647Re: I need help please
- Apr 29, 2008--- In email@example.com, "MeLaNeY group"
>to type the word, but she is overweight. Nowadays it's like she wants
> Hi All from Melbourne, Australia
> I have a 3 and a half year old beautiful little girl. I almost hate
to eat all the time - never getting enough. I dont bake cakes or
cookies or even buy lollies anymore - She is allergic to something in
chocolates so we never give her any of that. The occassional jelly
lollie. She doesn't want to drink water anymore only cordials. She
loves bananas and broccoli, chicken, lettuce. I don't know actually
why she is overweight because she is busy little thingy, runs around
and always on the go.
>Hi 'from Melbourne', how are u ?
The first question to ask is what makes u think your daughter is
overweight? The height/ weight/ age guide is just that, a guide! We
are not cookie cutter people! We are all indivduals!
Most toddlers have a belly on them! My niece has a pot belly and a
bit fatter legs than most girls her age but she is also taller than
most girls her age! And I've never heard her say 'no' when offered
food! (she's 4.5 and as tall as my 7 y/o nephew).
If she's not having much 'treat/ processed/ sugary/ fatty 'foods then
I wonder where the KJs are coming from?
Perhaps she has an intollerance to a certain kind of food/s and can't
digest them properly?
My sister gives the kids 1/2 juice, 1/2 water, milk or watery
cordial, to drink. Ice cubes are a fun way to present water to kids,
also maybe putting a squeeze of lemon or orange or some mint leaves
in the water may help.
You may think your daughter gets enough exercise or you may want to
include some 'formal but fun' exercise such as dance classes,
rollerskating/ rollerblading, kindy gym or such.
The one thing I would impress on you, is too be very careful how you
deal with her weight issue as I am a surviver of having a mother with
a 'fat fobia' and being on a diet for as long as I can remember and
not my choice! I'm not and never will be a size 10. I don't subscribe
to the 'thin is beautiful' controlling agent! And weight mental
issues start from toddlerhood!
Dr's may be a help but just remember that they're not god, even
thought they will act like they are!
Hope this helps, Miriam
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