From +*+*+ - 05/20/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
im classed as 'morbidly obese'and I gave birth to my beautiful daughter carmen 4 months ago who is an extremley healthy little girl, but, ive got the feeling im going to find it really difficult to be running around with her in a couple of years time as its physically impossible for me to run as my legs rub together and my belly hangs so much i dont know what to do!!!, the birth was so difficult because of my weight too!, and i definatly want more kids in the future my sister sasha had a little boy called leo who is now 3 and obese allready ( he wears 9-10 year old shorts for trousers!!!) like sasha who is actually amazingly, enourmous. and i dont want my carmen to turn out fat!!!, 2 pf my sisters and one brother and all their childern are scarily fat and WE NEED HELP!!!
Reply from +*+*+, Child's Age 14 - 06/22/05  - IP#:
hello, just to say thanx for all the advice ive lost 8lbs already just 32 more to go and im just in the normal weight section. and yes for the people that asked me if I really have a kid I do and I wouldnt change her for the world carmen is getting on brilliantly I spoke to my sister and leo has lost 3lbs too so thanx everyone xxx

Reply from Susan, Child's Age 8 - 06/09/05  - IP#:
Sweetheart you are just a baby yourself. But, you heart is in the right place. You want to make sure that you daughter grows up healthy. My daughter is 8 and she has been overweight since she was 3. She has started to lose some weight and she is very proud of herself. Start your baby off healthy and don't give in to the fits when she gets older and give her what she wants. Your the mother and she is the child and the healthy food you give and make for her will be good enough. If you would like to read a good book, read the book called Trim Kids. This book is what helped my daughter lose 10 pounds. This book will also help your sister's little boy. And mija(baby girl) this book could still help you. It's designed for children and teens. Go to a book store to see if they have it and if they don't, see if you could have it ordered. God Bless you and your little baby.

Reply from Cody, Child's Age 15 - 06/02/05  - IP#:
I think Marie had some great advice. Make sure you raise your daughter well and DON'T REWARD HER WITH FOOD!!! I understand that this must be difficult for you, being a teen parent and all, but with hard work and dedication, you can raise a healthy daughter and lose some weight yourself! Best of luck! Cody

Reply from Marie - 05/31/05  - IP#:
I work in the field with children and I am a nutritionist. First thing I see is parents starting solids before 6months this raises the obesity risk, formaula feeding vs. breastfeeding also does. Make your own foods and start with veggies over fruits. Wean from a bottle if using formula by age one. DO not cater meals, avoid non-spill cups and grazing with drinks....whole milk until 2yrs and then get them on skim milk. Avoid processed foods and do not reward with foods. I too was an obese child and this has lead me to this field and I would do anyting to protect my child from the pain of obesity. You must realize that if you begin to make changes in your own habits they will trickle down to your childs...and everyone will benefit...good luck!

Reply from Megan, Child's Age 14 - 05/29/05  - IP#:
you had a baby omg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Reply from Torretto, Child's Age 18 - 05/23/05  - IP#:
Wait, you're 14 and you have a kid?

Reply from dana, Child's Age 1 - 01/24/70  - IP#:
just encourage your daughter exercise and feed her healthy meals and avoid snackfoods as she grows up.and try to set a good example for her and your family by making an effort to exercise ,eat healthy,and become fit.