Holy moly look at those rolls! haha. Cutie-pie! Loki – I’ve seen plenty of babies that size that are solely on breast milk or formula. He looks like a tall baby too, so that may make him look even larger.
This kid is just fine! My son was just like this as a baby. He had extra “folds” around his knees, elbows, wrists, feet, but he ate only formula at that time (like this baby, who is too young for grownup food).
At 4.5 months, he was 22 lbs and was too heavy for all rear-facing car seats of the time. Scary having to place him forward facing at such a young age. Then at 13 months he outgrew that converter carseat and had to go into a booster. He was 31 lbs. I was able to find only one booster with 5 point harness (which he still needed)and it cost a lot. At 3, he was still not potty trained (not unusual for a boy) and was too big for size 5 diapers. They came out with size 6 at the time. I was so thankful because I was having to insert depends pads in his diapers to accommodate his larger bladder at night, and was using duct tape on every diaper to keep them from falling open at the sides (the overlap from front/back was literally an inch or so). At 6 months (summertime) he was wearing a size 18 month jumper outfit and it fit perfectly…yet he had rolls.
I was lectured by ignorant people about diet and gluttony. When my son was 2 he at his cereal out of a small serving bowl instead of a small cereal bowl because one bowl was never enough for him.
At one point, on the growth charts, he was 100% for height and 105% for weight. His fat distribution was for future growth, and he made full use of every bit of it.
Now my son is 6’2″, 160 lbs. (VERY thin) and he eats like a horse.
People need to stop judging. Hate and anger and labels do nobody any help and can seriously hurt kids. If I had put my son on a diet, he would have gone hungry. I never force fed him, and I never made food a struggle. He ate when he was hungry, and I offered balanced meals. Still, he was “fat” by cultural standards.
The joke is on all those haters now, as he is a very tall, very healthy, and very thin 18 year old.