From shannon, Child's Age 5 - 01/30/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hi Parents with overwgt kids. I am wondering if you have a hard time finding clothing that fit properly for your children. I was overwgt growing up and always had to wear clothes that look alot older than I did. My shop was sears. I am wondering if that has changed over the years?
Reply from Lisa - 11/02/05  - IP#:
Dear Parent,

I am the casting director for a new unique family documentary for TLC (The Learning Channel). We're looking for 2 parent home families with children (only between the ages 7-13) that are overweight and need to improve their nutrition and overall health; as well as families that feel weight and diet has been a constant struggle throughout their child's life. We are looking for parents who are ready to commit as a family to a healthier future for their entire household.

This documentary brings in a doctor/nutritional expert to educate the family in their homes, at no charge and puts them on a three week program to improve every aspect of their family life focusing heavily on nutrition, but including lack of motivation to be active and poor concentration. Leading nutritional experts at Harvard will be working as an advisory committee to the show.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will change the future health and lifestyle of the family and the kids involved.

Public schools, nutritionist, support groups, and more across the country have been very receptive to this opportunity. If you have a referral or if someone wants to speak with me directly, my contact info 212-974-9050 ext, 206.

Reply from Carmen, Child's Age 2 - 04/17/05  - IP#:
I have started a clothing line just for this purpose. Clothes just did not fit my son properly, and he is only 2! It is called Big and Tall Baby, and can be accessed at If your child does not fit into our husky line, I can take the measurements and make clothes out of the same styles. Carmen

Reply from Leila, Child's Age 13 - 02/23/05  - IP#:
i find it very hard im a uk size 22womens

Reply from Olivia, Child's Age 9 - 02/02/05  - IP#:
Sears has a larger selection of separates. JCPenney also carries "pretty-plus" sizes but the dresses tend to be very floral with scallopped, assymetrical or ruffled hems which are very difficult to hem - particularly when you are buying an 18 1/2 and the child is 4'4". Wal-Mart has started carrying a limited supply of pretty-plus Mary Kate and Ashley-wear. They also carry half-size jeans. Try the boys department at Wal-Mart for husky boy jeans and khakis - they are uni-sex. Unfortunately, my SD is bursting out of pretty-plus and is now in a ladies "large." 9 YO and 142 lbs. as of Sunday. We have the "kids" 4 days a month and all we can do is model healthy eating and physical activity/exercise for them.

Reply from charlene, Child's Age 4 - 01/30/05  - IP#:
Shannon, my daughter has a hard time finding clothes.