Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dee | 2009/02/18

Q.

Too-thin-or-just-tall

Hallo Doc.

My son is now 5 years old and weighs just under 20kg. He looks very thin to me, but he is quite tall and a very busy boy, not hyper but just " woelig" . He has a good appetite. I do struggle at dinner times, he will eat about 3 table spoons of food then he says he is full, but 10min later he would eat fruit or cereal. He is always eating.

Am I worried for nothing?

Thanks!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son's weight is exactly on the average for a boy of 5 years. There is no need for concern.

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