Somebody commented that one of my kids look thin. I've always thought as long as my kids aren't sickly, all's well even if they may fall a little behind the ideal weight for their age at times. Do I need to step it up a notch and make sure they not only are not sickly, but don't look sickly as well?

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How old are your kids? And are the rest of your family generally thin? If that's the case, it could be genetics and there's not much you can do about it. If your kids are happy, healthy then you shouldn't worry. I was underweight for most of my childhood and because I was quite tall, I looked gawky and kindda sickly too but I was perfectly healthy. Also, I was an introvert and didn't really like to go out into the sun so maybe that was the reason why I looked sickly. As long as your child is healthy, happy and generally active, there is nothing to worry about. They are still growing and their bodies still developing.

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6y ago

5 and 6. We were on the thin side and I was wondering whether people who comment may have a preconceived notion that chubby children are healthy, even if they're a walking heart ailment case in the future. But I'm also aware that the only milk the kids dr

Personally, I feel that as long as your child is healthy and growing, there is no need to be too worried. Do they fall sick often or take very long to recover from a sickness? If they are healthy, active and have no issues with their meals, I think it should be fine. I guess unless they are severely underweight or often falling sick, then there may be a need to reconsider their diets. Children are very active and could easily work off the calories that they have consumed. Just my two cents.. hope this helps!

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my five year old boy is also thin...everybody always notice my son...so...i ask my pedia about it we change his milk to pediasure and his vitamins to mosegor vita since then..he gains weight he eats a lot and he is not thin now...