Anyone have a small size child

Discussion in 'Year 2004 and earlier Mums' started by jasterng, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    My son was born on Nov 03. he is 15kg and standing at 100cm. He is small size compared to his peers. anyone having the same problem. can share
  2. shook

    shook New Member

    My son May 2004. 13+kg 90+cm. He looks small among his peers.

    Both my hubby n I r petite. So my son is oso petite. N he doesn't sleep much since bb.

    R u n your hubby petite?
  3. paulinelau

    paulinelau New Member

    My son was born on May 07. He's 9kg and standing at 75cm. All the nurses said he's small size. He even has to draw his own graph in the health book. My hubby is ard 170cm and myself 154cm. Hence, we deduced that we r all petite.
  4. grace_hui

    grace_hui Active Member

    hi,
    seems like all of u have sons having this problem? mine too! my son born dec 2006, all the while below 3 percentile. now barely 8kg. both me n hubby all slim slim... however hard i try to feed him more, he still like that, can't gain much weight....though he's small, but so long as he's healthy, i am satisfied liao.
  5. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    both of us are nt petite. feel so stress out no matter hw hard i feed him he also cant gain much weight too. even his height also the same. think he is about the same height as 3-4years old kid. he is the smallest among his peers too.
  6. luanee

    luanee New Member

    My elder girl borned in Jul2002 and weighs only 17kg now. The younger one borned in Jul2007 also small sized, weighs only 8kg now. PD's basic answer is daddy and mummy small sized, so dont expect kids to be big sized LOL.
  7. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    what is your elder gal height?
  8. luanee

    luanee New Member

    113cm... guess she be the smallest in her P1 class next year.
  9. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    My boy only 102cm. i just bring him for blood test and it shows that he is normal. His bone is small and grow slower. I now still considering whether to let him take the injection weekly to make him grow faster. If i don want that then got to let him grow by itself. Headache.
  10. luanee

    luanee New Member

    Jas, don't forget your boy is one year younger than my gal... personally I wont consider any injections, they are still so young. Heard exercising eg swimming helps. Maybe u can try?
  11. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    ya. he don want to learn. Weekly one jab really sound scary. Hai.
  12. luanee

    luanee New Member

    I wanted to bring my gal for a flu jab before our Dec holidays and she freaked out and rather forgo the trip! LOL. Maybe u can try other activities that he likes. Important is the parents must show interest in sports too.
  13. ahboy_mum

    ahboy_mum New Member

    Jas, do you know what kind of jab, name of the medicine? Any side effect?

    Have you try TCM? The physician can tiao the body system.

    Sometimes, boy development in physican could be slower, but once they are in secondary school, they will shoot up.
  14. ek27

    ek27 Member

    Hi,

    My boy born in Aug04. He is 90cm and 13kg..I have stranger that ask me whether my boy is 2yrs old.. [​IMG]

    My gal is 22month and is only 8kg also small size..sigh!
  15. jul34

    jul34 New Member

    Hi Jas,
    You son is not alone. My son is also a Nov 03 kid and he is small like yours at 14.5kg and 98 cm.
  16. mashybrainz

    mashybrainz New Member

    hi

    my kid is born jan 06, now only 88cm and 11.9kg. Petite little boy. My hb is big, 175cm, i'm the small one only 156cm. Guess he inherited my genes.
  17. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    hi Jul,i really feel stress when i see my son growing so slow. His peers are really much taller than him. How is your son appetite? mine eat very little and don anyhow eat. picky.
  18. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    jul which area do u stay?
  19. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    hi
    my son born Aug04 also quite smaller size 15+kg. Think shortest in his class aso. The problem is he eats quite alot yet still so small in size.
  20. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    wat is his height.
  21. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    he around 100cm ba didnt really measure. i think he is very active type that y eat quite alot yet so skinny. haiz.
  22. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    ya mine also a hyeractive kid..
  23. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    Jas
    do ur kids go swimming? wanted to let my boy go but he is very active scare when he saw the pool he will just jump in.HEHE
  24. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    i did try but he don wan. hai headache. too active to listen to anyone. our son both same height and weight but yours is younger than 1yr so not that bad..
  25. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    i heard someone told me for boy will grow faster after they reach teenage yrs. Dun know hw true..

    Hi mummies
    will yr boy at this age like to cry. Mine very emotional little bit can cry non stop at times. Haiz...
  26. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    ya think have to wait for few yrs..hw is his school work..
  27. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    he is quite lazy nd to push one. But his reading still ok certain word he can recognise...
    hw abt ur boy this yr K2 already right?
  28. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    ya mine also lazy... compared to his peers he considered slow..
  29. interrace

    interrace Member

    hi mommies,

    my baby also small size lei ..now 5mths+ weighing only 6.1kg...below 10 percentile.. wonder if ur kids are this small during infancy ?
    got to do with the genes of parents ?
  30. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    interrace

    do ur baby drink alot of milk?
    both my kids are quite chubby when they are young after they grow up around 2+ they become very skinny
    then someone told me somehow it is due to our genes
  31. interrace

    interrace Member

    hi hothotmum,

    he drinking abt 150ml per 4hrly.so i dun think that's alot for his age ba.he is coming 6mths next wk.
    went cny visiting, got comments from relatives he is quite small for his age loh..anyway i just got to leave it at it is...since me & hubby aint a chubby baby myself when infant wor. so guess he will grow up being skinny ba.. [​IMG]
  32. canacraft

    canacraft New Member

    My son was referred to KK on weight concern from polyclinic during his 4yrs old nurse assessment appt. He only weight 11.4kg and 101cm in height. He was drinking pediasure since one yr old but didn't seem to increase his appetite. Hope to get some help from the coming medical appt at KK.
  33. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    CanACraft

    I thought i heard frm my frenz mentioned drinking pediasure kids usually will grow quite well. But no worry just let the KK review on your child problem if not maybe can try Chinese TMC.
  34. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    wat yr and mth is he
  35. canacraft

    canacraft New Member

    Thank you. He's born in Yr2005 Jan.
  36. canacraft

    canacraft New Member

    Just attended Nutrition & Dietetics at KK. Dietitian has prescribed "Muti-vitamin" and "Lysin" supplements.

    Appreciated if you can share on your child tried and tested muti-vitamine and Lysin products.
  37. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    wat is the brand of the multi vitamin.
  38. canacraft

    canacraft New Member

    Hi Jas,
    The Dietitian did not mention any brand for mutivitamins and lysine.
    A doctor friend said any brand will do so long the kid loves it and the best still come from nature food.
    Only purchased Appleton+Lysine that come in star-shaped tablet form, he loves it. Now under observation on any increase in appetite.

    I've another elder son who is same yr and mth (Nov'03) as your son, and his growth is around 50 percentile.

    I'm petite (weight around 41kg) probably the younger has my genes and has high level of metabolism.
  39. hothotmum

    hothotmum Member

    hi mummies,

    my kids aso take Appeton Vit-C. They like it very much . It also in the star-shaped tablet form.

    Do your kids always got alot of wind the stomach?
  40. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    mine boy is around 30percentile..the lowest..hai..
  41. canacraft

    canacraft New Member

    My dd2 tends to fart before poo poo but he does not has bloated stomach.

    Advices frm dietitian for my dd2 (target increase weight from 11.7kg to 13kg)
    Calories per day : 1600
    Fluid intake : 1000ml max [Pediasure Milk :675ml, fruit juice(apple/prune/pear): 120ml, soup/water : 100~200ml]
    Meal : 1/2 medium rice bowl or 3/4 medium bowl porridge. 2tbsp meat n 2 tbsp veg . 1/2 fruit.
    Breakfast: 2 spreads (Margarine/cheese/peanut butter/jam)on white bread.
    Supplement : Mutivitamins + Lysine
    Avoid snacks/fluid/sweets 1hr before meal.
    Set good mole model.

    http://www.mummysg.com/forums/f74/tips-feeding-toddlers-1314/
  42. oct04_bride

    oct04_bride New Member

    Dear mummies!

    Not sure if this thread is still active..
    I've a girl who is also very petite! She's 2yrs and only 8kg!! standing at 81cm.. [​IMG]

    from PD to Specialist, they said it's genetic, cos am small built too! at 150cm myself.

    the Dietian recommended Valens Cabories (purchased from KK pharmancy) to be added into liquid. My girl has been taking this and it does help a bit, otherwise she would be even smaller!

    As for injection, it will only be recommended if your child growth hormones is inactive. your child has to undergo a specify blood test to determind this condition.
  43. wendyl

    wendyl Member

    hi

    my son coming to 5 years old this year,his weight: 19+ kg,and his hieght is 95cm.

    ppl commented him look like 3 years old,instead of 5,anyone got the same problem,can share with me?

    thanks
  44. mashybrainz

    mashybrainz New Member

    Hi

    an update since I last posted. My son coming 5 is now 13kg and 96cm. Went to endocrinologist in kkh and went thru series of tests. He has sub optimal growth hormones and going for MRI to check for brain tumor.
  45. janet_lee88

    janet_lee88 New Member

    My daughter looks like a 3-4 year old although she is almost 6 and going to P1 next yr. Nothing can be done since mummy is small-sized too.
  46. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    Janet: what is your gal height and weight?
  47. oct04_bride

    oct04_bride New Member

    Hi mashy - my nephew has similar prob and is taken daily injection to triggle the growth hormones..

    my girl is petite too! she's 3yrs, and only 10kg! very skinny... [​IMG]
  48. mashybrainz

    mashybrainz New Member

    Oct bride

    do u know how much are the injections?
  49. janet_lee88

    janet_lee88 New Member

    Hi Jas,
    Daughter's weight is 11.3kg. She's turned 6. Anyway, I'm not tall myself...prob daughter is like me.
  50. oct04_bride

    oct04_bride New Member

    Hi janet
    Hv she seen a specialist abt her size? How tall is yr daughter n what's yr hubby n yr height?
  51. janet_lee88

    janet_lee88 New Member

    Hi oct04_bride,
    I'm not worried about her size.
    Daughter is petite but she's eating well.
    Hubby is 1.7m. I am 1.5m
  52. jasterng

    jasterng Member

    Hi Janet what is your gal height. Tat mean she is born in 2006. My son is normal too. I have bring him to kk for Blood test.. Everything is ok..at least I nt so worry. The doc say as long as one yr he got gain abt 4-6cm it wil be fine.Nw he is only 110cm. He is the shortest in Sch..
  53. oct04_bride

    oct04_bride New Member

    Hi Janet
    Haha! Me same as u n my hubby is slightly taller at 1.73cm. My 3yrs old gal is 90cm n only 10.5+kg!
    V thin.. She can wear 6-9mths old shorts!!
  54. janet_lee88

    janet_lee88 New Member

    Hi Jas,
    My daughter is 04 child...going to P1 next year. She is the shortest in her K2 cohort...very upset when people says she is small sized.

    Hi Oct04_bride,
    My 6 year old daughter wears size 110 bottoms and 120 for tops.
  55. oct04_bride

    oct04_bride New Member

    Soon my younger girl can share the bottoms w her elder sis Lao [​IMG]
    Hv gotten used to pple commenting on her weight, just laugh it off lor... What to do, she is indeed pint size!

    Hi jas, I dun think my elder girl is growing 4-5cm every yr leh!!
  56. janet_lee88

    janet_lee88 New Member

    Daughter received lots of attention when she wears her school uniform...she doesn't look like a P1 at all. But she eats and sleeps well...so I don't bother. She is really pint size.
  57. mashybrainz

    mashybrainz New Member

    My boy started his growth hormone therapy since end
    dec. In 2 weeks, he grew 2 cm. His appetite also increased. Altho painful, he takes it in his stride and is very enthusiastic abt getting his daily jabs so that he can grow.
  58. nissin

    nissin New Member

    Hi mashy
    in wat circumstances will the kkh deem the kid needs injection? Maybe the kid is small becos the mum is small, will they say that he has mummy's genes? How did u go abt having the chkup procedures?juz walk in to kkh or referred by polyclinic?

    My boy is the shortest in class..always half a head shorter than his classmates every yr I noticed..[​IMG]
  59. mashybrainz

    mashybrainz New Member

    Nissin

    I got an appt direct with kkh as pte patient then I went polyclinic to get referral as subsidized patient.

    He has to go thru a series of blood tests, bone age xray. Then over the mths, his growth velocity is tracked. After that, the dr advised us to do the growth hormone stimulation test coz his blood test shows low growth hormone levels. He got sub optimal levels which means not deficient but not functioning normally either. When his growth velocity dropped, he was sent to take the MRI to scan his brain.

    Regarding the parents height, they will do an est for the potential adult height and can tell u how it is. I'm 156cm and he said I'm not considered short. My hb is 175cm. So his potential adult height is 169cm which is 50% but he is less than 3%. They won't say follow mommy unless the blood tests are non conclusive. Some may say it may be constitutional growth delay, meaning they grow slower but will still reach full potential height.

    I recommend u to read this book 'the short child'. I think
    it's rather useful in explaining the causes for Short stature. U can borrow it from the library.

    How many percentile is your child?
  60. nissin

    nissin New Member

    He is 5 now and 105cm. He has been 20-30% percentile when he was younger.
    Wt always maintain at 13kg when he's 3-4yr old. Now the wt remains at 15kg for more than 9mths already.

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