Re: Parents- please read and respond
I have 4 kids, 2 boys, 8 and 10, 2 girls, 2 and 3. As toddlers, they ate/eat a lot. My 10 yo still outeats me, and is very skinny. My 8yo doesn't eat as much, is still thin, but built more stocky than his brother. He was a chubby baby and toddler. Not overweight, but in the 95th percentile for weight and 70th for height. Now he is 60th for height and 80th for weight. They are both very active kids.
My girls are both small, but my 3yo is chubbier right now, and she is a big eater. She is built more like my 8yo, but I do not worry about her weight. As long as they all stay very active, they will be fine. My MIL is very overweight, as is my hubby's niece. In that situation, our niece's weight could have been helped. She eats whatever she wants-which is junk food-whenever she wants and is a couch potato. She is only 9 and I feel horrible for her.
Just keep in mind that it is very important to be teaching her good eating habits now, while she is young. You have control over what goes into her body, and can make sure she is eating right. If you and your hubby have bad eating habits, though, IMO, it will be a bigger factor in whether or not she is overweight. Kids learn by example. Keep her active and eating right and she will be ok.