Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2010-08-11


Tot questions

Hi Dr,
Hope you dont mind if i ask you a few questions:
1..My little girls weight was 11.5 at almost 15 months and you said it was too high. Now she is going to be 20 months next week and she weighs 12.6 - is that ok now?
2. She has just all of a sudden gone off her milk (NAN3) which she loved - she used to have a bottle at 10 and at sleep time. Should i just leave her?
3. She seems to be a very hot blooded child and only wants a thin blanket on her and no sock - her feet get ice cold in wee hours of the morning but when i cover her she gets irritated - her hands also get ice leave her would that cause her to get sick do you think?
4. How much tv would you say is appropriate for a 19/20 month old?
Thank you so much dr - I dont know how i would have gone through motherhood with out you..

Expert's Reply



You are very welcome.The average weight for a little girl of 20 months is 10.5kg. You need to look at her weight taken together with her height. Let me know how tall she is and this will give me a better idea as to whether she is overweight or not.
Your daughter can drink regular fiull cream milk now.
Many children are heat intolerant. Make sure that she is not overdressed when she sleeps. She should only wear cotton clothing. Do not cover here too warmly. Do not use a heather in her room as this will make her very uncomfortable.
Your last question is raher difficult to answer. She probably does not need to watch any TV yet. If she does it should be as little as possible and only programmes suitable for very young children.

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