My skinny little girl
My DD is 5 1/2 and has always been thin. She is average to above average height but could stand to gain 2-3lbs. I have given up trying to "fatten her up." She will eat what she eats. I do keep her on full fat milk though. Anyhow, her peds don't have a problem with her growth.
The problem is people making comments about her being skinny. It gets on my nerves and now I think it is starting to affect her too. My DH and I try never to comment to her on her body shape. This morning she tried on a pair of pants and I slipped and said "you look so skinny in those!" She then refused to wear them because of what I said.
Funny how people would never say "you are so fat!" to a little kid but think nothing of making comments about her needing to eat more, fatten up, etc...