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Inappropriate Comments About Your Baby

About Those “What a Big Baby!” Comments

By Amalah

Dear Amalah,

Does it go without saying that I love your column so, so much?  I’m obsessed.  Thank you for your wisdom!

I am Mom to a sweet, happy, chubby, delicious baby girl who is almost a year old.  I’m a SAHM, so she and I walk around the city together a lot and talk to strangers frequently.  I do my best to be kind and respectful to the folks we meet, and most are kind and respectful back to us.

Lately, many folks have been commenting on the size of my precious baby.  “She’s a big girl,” they say.  Or: “that’s a chubby little boy you have there.”  Or just, in passing: “Big baby!”

She is in the 75% percentile, and we have been assured by the pediatrician that she is quite healthy–yet, I am tired of hearing about how big she is.  Am I being too sensitive?  I don’t think anyone means harm, but I’m offended and angry that people want to comment on her size, rather than her cute smile.  I fear that this is only the beginning of her being judged on how she looks, and I’m also dealing with my own size issues as I lose the baby weight.

Is there a funny, smart way to respond to these people, to show my daughter my confidence and love?  Should I just ignore their comments?  I’m new at the Mom thing, and you and your readers are wise.

Thanks so much!

Yours,
Mo

Advice Smackdown ArchivesOh, please just ignore people and comments like this. There’s no “winning” here with the perfect witty put-down, in fact, you’re more likely to end up offending someone who genuinely meant no offense. Because really: no one — or MOSTLY no one — is actually calling your daughter fat, nor are they implying that you, as the person who birthed and feed her, are fat. Which I think might be part of what irks you a little? Since you mentioned your own post-baby body issues?

I gave birth to a 9 pound, 15 ounce baby. I was shocked. I was…actually kind of horrified, like I’d done something wrong or eaten too much or…I don’t know. I was tired and not making a lot of sense. But I also experienced a twinge of self-consciousness every time I told someone Noah’s birth weight and got gasps and shrieks and OMGs! in return. Yeah, he was really big. You wanna fight about it?

Not much later, I was fending off the opposite type of comment: He’s so skinny! Look at those skinny legs! What a string bean! Tell your mommy to feed you more! Oh my God, SERIOUSLY?

Ezra, on the other hand, was a bundle of extra chins and fat rolls for awhile, and we constantly got the sort of comments you get now, despite his birth weight being more than two pounds LESS THAN Noah’s. If I had to choose, I’d go with the WHO’S A CHUBBY BAYBEEEEE version rather than the accusation that my child was underfed, but I responded to both kinds of comments the exact. Same. Way. “Thank you. He’s a very healthy baby.”

People comment on babies’ size (girls AND boys) because…it’s easy. When they meet your daughter, she’s a chubby blank slate with rubber-band thighs and people LIKE chubby babies with rubber-band thighs.  They might not be immediately sure of her age or gender or name or any other talking point, so they just default to “WHAT A BIG GIRL!” (The same words that one day, your preschool-aged daughter will hear and beam with pride over, because “big” just means different things to little kids.) They also have no idea how big babies are “supposed” to be, which is why you might get one “WHAT A BIG GIRL!” comment just minutes after somebody else guesses her age and shaves off six months, or asks if she’s potty-trained yet, or some other off-the-wall thing.

I admit I’ve squealed and made a big thing over baby chub and cheeks and bellies, though I promise I always mean it as a compliment, particularly when it comes to those delicious thunderthighed babies who I would probably gobble up whole if you gave me half a chance NOM NOM NOM, and I don’t ever intend to imply that a baby’s size has anything to do with food intake or diet or self-control or any of the loaded issues that we adults have gotten all tied up with weight. I really doubt most people commenting on your daughter’s size mean to imply anything like that either, even if that’s what you’re hearing. But!  I’ll try to bite my tongue next time, if you promise to try to take most of these comments in the spirit in which they were intended, even if the delivery leaves something to be desired.

Now, if the comment DOES cross some kind of line — your mother-in-law chiding your daughter at the table about how much she eats, or someone using the word “diet” even in a teasing manner, definitely feel free to put the kibosh on that. But don’t worry about wit or humor or anything. Just look the person in the eye and say it as straightforward as possible. “She’s a perfectly healthy size for her age and we — and her doctor — think she’s perfect. I’d appreciate it if you tried not to make comments implying otherwise, thank you.” I find leveling assholes down bluntly and directly at the kneecaps is more effective than wasting energy on clever comebacks that might end up sailing right over their (obnoxious, oversized) heads.

Amalah
About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch

Amalah

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to [email protected].

Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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Chloe
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Chloe

I get the “what a peanut!” comment all the time because my daughter is small- it’s pretty annoying, all right. People should stick to a brief “how cute!” and then move along.

Kate
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Kate

Yeah, I hear this. My son was 25 lbs at six months old and is now a beast of a 15 month old at 30 lbs! I got the big baby comments all the time and, for someone who still hadn’t lost the 60 POUNDS she gained during pregnancy at the six month mark, I somehow internalized these big baby comments as reflecting on me. But, of course, they had nothing to do with me because, as Amy says, people love big, chubby, rolly babies. They’re cute! Also, I had a little bit of a reality check when talking with… Read more »

Kate
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Kate

No, correction: he was 25 lbs at 9 months, not 6. See! I’m still self-conscious enough not to make him seem bigger than he is!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I had a 9 lbs 9 oz baby, and I too was horrified.  How did this happen, was my immediate thought.  And everyone talks about it and gasps when they hear.  But whatever! She slept well from the start so phttbttt!

Our friend who had a 6 pounder now has a baby with major thunder thighs and at six months is almost as heavy as my 12 month old. 

My point? don’t worry. People will always make comments and as long as it’s not blatantly negative, just brush it off or use Amalah’s suggestion of “she’s very healthy”

Marianne
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I’ve had the opposite problem. My girl was a very healthy newborn but weighed in at 5lb. 9oz., and she continues to be very petite. Off the charts developmentally, but a wee thing. I get so tired of people going on about how tiny she is and it’s hard to not feel like they are judging me in some way.

Sarah
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Sarah

This article is so timely and after reading it I think I need to chill out a little. My mother-in-law keeps talking about my almost 3 month old son’s growing thighs and double chin in a sort of kidding proud way. Like, “Thank God the kid finally has some meat on his bones!!” I would rather not talk about his size, but about his health as well. This would be where the chilling out comes into play. I have, however, put the kibosh on calling my child a “pig” when he nurses for a long time or is still hungry… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

An older member of my family once told me that when she was growing up (in the Depression), people wanted fat, chunky babies because it was a sign that you had enough money to feed your family. I suspect this is why we tend to hear older folks cheering on the “chunky baby.” Probably many other cultures are the same way. It’s a compliment (most of the time!!).

Emily
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Around here I get comments a lot on how “big” my little guy is too. Except he was 5 lbs when born and has been in the 5th percentile for height and weight ever since so he’s definitely NOT a big baby! most of the people who comment though are older and I figure they just don’t have a really clear idea anymore of the size of an average toddler… Don’t sweat it!

Sunshine
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Sunshine

When my son (my first) was around 6 months old a couple stopped me in the grocery store to tell me what a ‘fatso baby’ I had. And then brought over other people to look. No, I’m not kidding, and no, five years later, I’m still not over it. He was and is perfectly healthy and on track to be approximately 6′ 7″. Sometimes people are morons.

Melissa
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Melissa

My baby girl was born at 36w and was 6 lb 10 oz. At 1 month, she was 50th percentile for height and 65th for weight. At 4 months, she was 80th percentile for both. My pediatrician said that if she is within a few percentage points height/weight wise, she will always look proportional. He reminded me that for a baby to be on the 80th percentile, another baby has to be at the 20th and so on. Here’s the thing, she has roll upon roll and people always tell me what a peanut she is. A peanut! I think… Read more »

HereWeGoAJen
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I’d like to second the “people have no idea” point. My daughter was 97% for size (height and weight) for quite a while. Now, she’s 75% for weight, 90% for height (her daddy is 6’10” so I think we’ve got a tall one in our future) and people ask me if she’s three (she’s eighteen months). And then, ten minutes later, people ask me if she can walk and seem astounded that she’s a year and a half old. It’s the same thing with pregnancy size, people have no idea.

Jaymee
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Jaymee

I would rather hear, “What a big boy!” Than hear, “He’s SOOOOOO SMALL! Do you feed him enough? He should be eating more!” My son is 9 months and weighs 15.7 pounds, yes he is small. He doesn’t even make the weight chart and is only in the 10th % for height(25.5 inches). The fact is, babies come in all different shapes and sizes. One is not better than the other, and I don’t think people really mean to hurt any feelings when they say something about the size. That’s just the easiest thing to comment on.

MommiePie
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I birthed a 10lb, 6oz chub-a-dub. He weighed in at 18lbs at 4 months old. It was hard to have to carry him around everywhere! At one point, around 6 months or so, his legs were too chubby to even fit in the Bumbo chair! He’s now almost 18 months and is still the largest in his 1 – 2 year room at daycare. People comment as they pass us in the stroller, “THAT’S a BUUUIIIGGG Baby!” He’s healthy. Babies are supposed to be roly poly as far as I’m concerned. I kind of stick out my chest with pride… Read more »

CE
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CE

I let the comments roll, except one great aunt. I didn’t know her from Adam and she said how “us big girls have to stay together!” to my 7 month old, and then said how she was going to be big like her granddaughter. Who is an obese toddler. My kid is 50th percentile! I was showing someone else NICU pictures of her with a feeding tube (she was a bit premature) and she said, “SHE HAD A FEEDING TUBE?! BIG AS SHE IS NOW?!” Really, lady? REALLY???

Bliz
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Bliz

I don’t have children yet, but I was a big, chubby baby and have, for whatever reason, always been proud of it. (I did grow into a normal-sized kid and a normal-sized adult.) Actually, just two days ago I asked my mom if she also saw a resemblance between my cousin’s toddler and me at that age. She tactfully replied, “well, you had a… different body type.” Anyway, at the time my nicknames were Chumpster and Thunderthighs and I always thought it was funny. Best to just go with it, I think.

martha
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martha

for me, the comments got out of control with my neighbor–a 70something woman who had a LOT of comments about my chub baby. When my daughter was 6 months old, Ms. V told me that she had to go on a diet because she was so overweight, fat was going to build up around her heart and cause cardiac disease! Also, her legs were so fat she’d never be able to walk. Needless to say, neither of those predictions have come true! I just smiled and told her that if her doctor ever expressed concern, we’d address it at that… Read more »

Amy in StL
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Amy in StL

As someone who doesn’t have kids and really hasn’t spent any time around kids, well, I’m often at a loss for words when at a gathering where they’re playing pass the baby. I don’t think really young babies are cute, so other than lying I usually resort to picking out something and commenting on it. “Such blue eyes” is usually safe and I honestly thought “He’s so tiny” was safe too. I have weight issues; so I probably wouldn’t comment on a big baby unless they were really long. Don’t always assume that everyone is mean and horrible. Most people… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Just for the record- as someone without kids – it has never EVER crossed my mind that a comment about the size of a baby- big or small – was a judgment in ANY WAY. I find it hard to comment on anything else…unless they have a lot of hair which I think is adorable. Mostly I’m just amazed at how small they are compared to adults. I swear, every time I read this blog, it makes me think twice about saying anything to anyone, beyond “Hello”. And then people will probably be offended that I didn’t comment or ask… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

I agree with a lot of the others that most people are just trying to make conversation and don’t mean anything by it. Yeah, they could just say he/she is cute, but that makes for a pretty short conversation. I sometimes make a comment about a child’s height/weight/eye color/hair, etc. because it gives the parent a chance to comment/brag for a bit.”

As someone without kids, reading some of the questions/comments on this blog makes me wonder how many times I’ve inadvertently offended people.

tasterspoon
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tasterspoon

I’m with Amy in StL – I don’t think babies are usually all that cute and it drives me nuts when I know the parent is just waiting for me to say theirs is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen, so I find myself casting around for some descriptor that feels honest. I’ll try to remember that size is off limits. And Peanut! Who knew?? This all reminds me of a kid who used to live in my apartment complex. He was the fattest baby I’ve ever seen. He was like Jabba the Hutt – no neck, just a pile… Read more »

tasterspoon
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tasterspoon

To the original questioner, I think the response people are expecting, to all of the comments you noted, is “Thank you!” I mean, who drive-by insults a baby? I can almost guarantee that every one of those comments was meant as a compliment, nothing more.

Rayne of Terror
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I have a giant baby, off the charts for height & weight. 9 lbs at birth, 27 lbs at 9 months. I always take those comments lightly and say thank you. Only once has anyone said he was a fat fatty fat unhealthy fat put him on a diet fat baby and it was a 1st time mom of a boy 3 weeks older than my son. We were at a graduation party & she brought it up over & over again. I just laughed and said MY dr says I’m not feeding him enough. My huz is 6’6″. My… Read more »

annemarie
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I really think people just feel like they HAVE to comment on a baby. My baby was 11 pounds 9 ounces, but my husband and I are both over six feet, so… not unexpected. But yeah, big girl. Just smile and nod; you won’t see most of them again anyway!

Kathleen
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Kathleen

It probably goes in the same category as making any comments on a pregnant woman’s appearance- you can’t and won’t win, which I didn’t understand until I was the commentee. That said, I can’t help and exclaim over other babies’ chub – because I am JEALOUS. I love my little chickenlegged (under-fifth-percentile weight/over 75th height) wonder, but anything resembling actual baby thighs and things pop out of my mouth that I KNOW the mom is going to take wrong – but they’re so cute and nommable and hormones and stupid lack of filter….  So, maybe, just maybe, consider that? A… Read more »

Valerie
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My son weighed 10 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces at birth. I’m rather small, so his size was unexpected and we were (are) quite the funny looking pair when I’m carrying him around.

I always took the “OH WHAT A CHUBBY BABY” comments as a compliment — I expected them once I saw him and heard his birth weight.

What I didn’t expect, however, was people making comments about how he was born. Perfect strangers asked me if I had a C-section or an episiotomy — and this happened multiple times! Not exactly appropriate conversation for the checkout line at Target.

profmama
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profmama

Both my babies have been chub-a-lub, and i am the first to say so. When people say my daughter is a big girl, I say yes, yes she is with a smile. Fat babies are cute babies. If your baby eats well and is healthy, relax and enjoy, but snarl at anyone who suggests a diet! 

Maria
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Maria

My littl guy will be a year old on Monday, and sooooo many people say things like, “oh look at him, he’s HUGE!” “He’s such a big dude!” and even my father in law said this evening, “you’re a real husky guy!” Well, he’s not FAT by any stretch of the imagination. He was 8lb14 at birth, but he was long (22inches) and he’s always been solid. There’s nary a roll on him, and he can hardly keep a pair of pants on, they slip off him when he goes anywhere. But he’s brick-solid! The kid’s a lithe tank. Looking… Read more »

Ellen
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Ellen

It’s what I say when I don’t know the mother well enough to ask if I can snack on baby fat rolls. It’s totally meant as a compliment on your beautiful healthy looking baby. And it gives me something to say other than just squee-ing and nomnomnom-ing.

Olivia
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Olivia

Ignore them, or say, “Yup, she’s a healthy girl!” My baby is in the 20% range for age, and we get a lot of “She’s so tiny!” I just agree, because it’s true. I don’t think people say it in a negative way, I think it just an easy observation to make. And I often comment about other babies’ sizes because it’s interesting that babies the same age can be so different in size.

MLB
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MLB

All 3 of my kids were/are “big”, including my now 6.5 year old girl. She’s still at the top of the percentile charts for both height and weight. And I am incredibly proud of how tall and beautiful she is. She (and the boys) also got the big baby comment and it actually always made me happy because I a) thought chubby babies were adorable and b) it meant that she was eating/growing well, especially when she was breastfed. As a result I am guilty of saying the same thing to moms sometimes, but I always mean it as a… Read more »

Sarah
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Sarah

Could someone please provide a list of what it IS safe to say to a pregnant woman or new mother? Because honestly…the touchiest people in the world.

Kirsty
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Both my daughters were slightly premature (born at 8 months) and pretty small (4.8 lbs for the elder one, now a slightly-above-average height/average weight 8.5 year old and 5.2 lbs for the younger, now a way-above-average height, 25th percentile weight 6-year-old). The remarks that used to really bug me were when people doubted me about my older daughter’s age – when I said, for example, “9 months”, lots of people (stupid people) would say, “really? she looks much younger than that because she’s so small and skinny”. Grrrrrr As I said, both girls are now above average height (though slim… Read more »

Dawn
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My daughter was born at 9 lbs, 7 oz and 22 3/4 inches and my son came in at 10 lbs, 7 oz and 22 1/2 inches. So I started out with Big Babies. I’m not short and Daddy is 6’5″ so it was a foregone conclusion. My daughter was the chubby baby with lots of rolls on the lets and arms and the biggest chipmunk cheeks you’ve ever seen. Now she is well over 95th percentil for height and around 50th for weight (she’s 3.5 now). My son however has morphed into the long and lean type with minimal… Read more »

Wallydraigle
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In my experience, when people comment on the size of the baby, it’s a good thing. Chubbiness is CUTE on a baby. And I’m not saying this from the perspective of someone who has only had small babies. My first was over ten pounds at birth. My second was just under eight pounds at birth, but her weight and height rocketed up to the 99th percentile before she was two months old. Her head size it not too far behind. We’ve gotten all kinds of comments, and they’re all meant to be compliments. I think fat babies are adorable. Most… Read more »

Courtney
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@Sarah – the proper thing to say to a pregnant woman is “You look great!” Same with new moms. Believe me, we are dying for someone to say it, even if we look like bloated-beached-whale-pregnant/eye-bag-dirty-hair-exhausted-new-mom ass. As for babies, “What a cutie!” or “S/He looks so much like you!” or “What great dimples/big brown eyes/curly hair!” are all acceptable. Although honestly, I love the chubby baby comments. My son was tiny (5lb 10z) and while he’s 50th percentile for height now at 10 months, he’s only 20th for weight. I nurse, so I kind of take his weight personally (?).… Read more »

Christine
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Both my kids were bang on average – and still got “What a big baby!” comments. Basically, people have no idea how big babies are (standardly, where there is no “perfect” standard anyway), and they’re mostly trying to say something nice.

Sharon
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Sharon

My son is almost 10 months old – he is now 23lbs and 30 inches tall (he thinned out when he started to crawl and even more so when he started to stand). He was an average size baby (8lbs, 4oz) at birth, and has grown completely proportionally his entire life. But, at one of his early pediatrician appointments (4 months I think) the nurse came out and called us back and immediately said “Oh WOW! He is getting FAT!” and I immediately got this horrible feeling in my stomach. I know it is my own body issues talking though.… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

My first two kids were 10 pounds even. 24 inches long. Even the hospital nurses gaped. Strangers came to the hospital nursery to gawk. Then we had our third boy and he was 12 pounds, 3 ounces. No lie. I had hospital employees who weren’t even from the MATERNITY ward come by to try to get a peek at him. So of course i got the “OMG he’s HUGE!” “DId you have gestational diabeties?” “Are you diabetic?” “This is your last one, right?” Turns out it’s genetic; my husband’s grandfather was 13 pounds at birth (and an only child). I… Read more »

Liz
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Liz

I dunno, I’m proud of my big baby! He was 7lbs 14oz and 20 inches long when he was born, but he was 20lbs by 6 months. It’s amazing! All of that came from me, too, since he’s EBF. I feel proud when strangers say how big he is!

Eris
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First, I am very genuinely deeply sorry if I have ever upset or offended a mom with a comment on her baby. I love the commentor who said we should also tell the mom she looks great, which I will do in the future, not to random strangers but to cousins/co-workers and the like because your’e right: we totally ignore the mom for the baby which is unintentionally totally rude. Like most posters said there is just a sorfof human need to comment on babies and instead of saying “cute!” we come up with other things. Very few people (crazy… Read more »

betsy
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betsy

Who wants a skinny baby anyway. They look so fragile. Chubby babies are the best. You can’t break them. They grow up a bit and start walking and running, they get taller and grow into their bodies. I had a 9 lb 10 oz baby boy who was 21 pounds at 4 months and nearly 30 pounds by the time he turned one. But within a couple years he evened out. Now he is 11 and on the thinnner side of thin. But a solid kid. No one believes me that as a baby he was full of elastic band… Read more »

Amanda
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Amanda

I agree, I’ve had two chubby babies and one tiny one. People are commenting on size no matter what their size. And you know something? They commented on how my second child, who has been in the 10-20%, almost her whole life (recently moved up to 40% for height!) and how chubby she was! LOL I do take the chubby comments as nothing offensive, because people do find chunky babies adorable and I’ve heard from friends who have thin babies and the ‘tell you mommy to feed you!’ comments they get, which would irritate me much more than the chubby… Read more »

Kathleen
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Kathleen

@ Sarah – If you have to say something about appearance, yes, Courtney is right, “you look  great”. But note: a pregnant woman hears about her appearance about 50 times a day – “God you’re big, are you sure you due date is right?” “You’re barely showing, are you eating enough?” are likely ON THE SAME DAY. Yeah, you get touchy – how would you feel if your appearance was the only thing anyone talked to you about? 

Try “How are you doing/What did you do this weekend?” or something you would ask any normal human instead…

Jenn
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Jenn

@ Sarah – What others have said – “You look great!” to any pregnant woman or new mom is the perfect thing to say. Always. 🙂 As for babies, I always try to comment on eyes, hair (or lack of) resemblance, or just their general gorgeousness. As the mother of a 16 month old, who check in last month at a hair over 23 lbs (32 percentile) and the 34 percentile for height – his doctor said he’s perfectly healthy and proportionate. And still – people are AMAZED that he’s only 16 months. I get “That’s a BIG KID!” –… Read more »

Jennifer
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It’s purely cultural – here in America we still praise babies for being chubby and rolly (see the several comments here for proof!), it’s still considered the measure of cuteness sadly whereas in Europe a lean baby is considered to be cuter.  I get it all the time with my little boy who is well into the 97th percentile for both height and weight, having been 9lbs 15.5oz at birth and coming in at 15lbs at 8 weeks. Frankly it annoys me that people tell me he looks so healthy being so big, because he isn’t. He has had a… Read more »

crabbyappleseed
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Wow. I had absolutely no idea that “look at her, she’s so big!” was an insult. I have a great big 18 month old who has been over the 90th percentile for weight and height practically since birth. I *love* when people tell me how big she is, and it never occurred to me to be upset. And anytime I’ve commented on a +9 lb newborn, it has always meant to be a sign of respect- it really takes a lot to carry and birth that baby. Obviously we should all think before we talk and try to avoid saying… Read more »

Angela
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Interesting comments. I just wanted to point out one more possibility. I just had twins in May who spent two weeks in the NICU. Now that they’re home I’ve been going to some postpartum luncheons where I get to see other women and their babies. And some of them look huge to me. I wanted to compliment one mom there on how big her daughter was, and to me it would have been a compliment as she was so big, cute and healthy looking. But I didn’t because I was afraid it might be taken wrong. I’m also operating on… Read more »

Ss Lovey
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Ss Lovey

“Who wants a skinny baby anyway. They look so fragile.” Wow, betsy. I have an EBF baby who is perfectly healthy, but a ‘hypermetabolizer.’ That means at 6 months old he still produces many wet and several poopy diapers a day. Although he is within the normal range for weight gain for an EBF baby, he is by no means a plump or chunky baby– on track to be 80+ percentile for height but only 10th percentile for weight. He nurses on demand (that’s whenever he wants), but will never be a fat baby. You have no idea how much… Read more »

Torinz
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Torinz

I’m with Liz – I love it when people comment on how big my boy is! He was born at a healthy weight of 7lbs10z and was 23lbs at 5 months, all from being EBF. My oldest son was exactly the same. They both continue to track well into the 97th percentile for weight and height and are just big bruisers. And also because I have had such big bubbas, I love little wee ones as they are so gorgeous and baby-like, so I comment on both sizes and only ever have good intentions behind them.

Michele
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Michele

Oh my, what to do… I’m with Amalah on the NOM-NOMing of chubby baby legs and arms, and necks and… NOM! But yeah, being on the receiving end isn’t always fun. Believe it or not, I get both sides of the coin with my little guy. Some people think he’s BIG and others think he’s oh-so-skinny and his momma doesn’t feed him right. Some people just don’t know how big kids are supposed to be at all their different stages and there are varying definitions of “big”. So I’d reccommend taking these comments with a grain of salt, smiling and… Read more »