I was truly mortified.
The two of us joke about having a “meaty” baby. People always comment on how “solid” she is. It’s never bothered us. We know we feed her nutritious foods and well balanced meals. She’s in the 60th percentile for height and weight. She’s a happy, healthy little girl.
* I heart babies with a little chunk.*
Being at a table with children that were slightly older the Em and more verbal, the situation struck a cord with me. The comments need to stop now. She’s getting to an age where she understands and it’s not appropriate.
Food and weight never an issue in my house growing up, and yet as a woman I am still sensitive to it. I don’t want to put negative thoughts in my daughters head. She’ll have enough outside influences as it is. I want to help build her up so she rises above them.
Have you ever received a comment about your appearance (positive/negative) that stuck with you? What are some ways to instill a positive body image in a child?