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A Lean/Skinny child of a parent is a big concern to the family and friends: According to Indians, a lean child is one who does not possess chubby cheeks, a rounded tummy, and a plump body. Comprehensive comments like “It looks like your child is not healthy”,  “Why don’t you show your child to a pediatrician to gain his weight?” , “Why don’t you try giving your little one immunity boosters?” etc., and many more from family and friends  makes parents think like their child is not healthy, fussy eater, lean and so on. We as a parents may feel a range of emotions upon hearing these words, including worry, fear, and distress. It is important to provide with an understanding of what this means and what can be done to help the child. Firstly let’s educate ourselves with the  importance of good nutrition additionally, offer the parents support and guidance on how to manage the kid’s stress and anxiety.

Parents are overjoyed when the child is healthy(overweight) and are praised by the society for providing nutritious meals. A slim or fit child who performs their everyday tasks competently, with good focus and meets all their developmental goals in a timely manner is deemed to be healthy and robust.

Many parents follow gentle parenting but few of them still bother about what other’s say . This article helps you to know more about Lean/Skinny Children’s.

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What is Lean/Skinny Child?

Lean Child/Skinny Child is a term used to describe a child who is significantly underweight for their age and height. These children often lack the necessary nutrients and energy to grow, develop, and maintain a healthy weight. In some cases, being lean or skinny may be a sign of an underlying health issue such as an eating disorder or other chronic health condition.

Reasons:

  • Poor Diet: A child may be underweight if their diet is lacking in essential nutrients, such as protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Poor Appetite: A child may not be eating enough because of an underlying medical problem or lack of interest in food.
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency: A child may be underweight if they have a growth hormone deficiency, which can be caused by tumor, trauma, or a genetic disorder.
  • Metabolic Conditions: Certain metabolic conditions, such as celiac disease, can interfere with a child’s ability to absorb nutrients, leading to weight loss.
  • Stress: Emotional or physical stress can cause a child to lose weight, as the body’s energy is diverted to dealing with the stress.

Impact on parents about A Lean/Skinny child:

Parents of a lean/skinny child may experience a range of emotions, from worry to guilt. They may worry that their child isn’t getting the nutrition they need, or that they may be dealing with an underlying health issue. They may also feel guilty that they are the cause of their child’s thinness, or that they haven’t done enough to help their child put on weight.

Important Facts to know about A Lean/Skinny child

If a child appears to be underweight or healthy, people often become overly concerned and bombard them with nutrition advice. They fail to differentiate between an underweight and a frail child. A slim child who performs their everyday tasks competently, with good focus and meets all their developmental goals in a timely manner is deemed to be healthy and robust.

An overweight child often struggles to keep up with physical activity. They sluggish demeanor and tendency to overeat are not indicative of good health. When they get older, they will take steps to reduce their calorie intake in order to stay slim and healthy.

So let us give importance to healthy food habits and avoid these common mistakes most parents make that can be killing the child’s immunity.

  • Over Protectiveness
  • Over Hygienic
  • Instant Over the Top Medication
  • Self Prescribed Supplements
  • Unwanted Focus on Weight
  • Easy Access to Instant Foods
  • Considering Junk as Fashionable
  • No Access to Sun

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