No parent wants to be faced with the news that their toddler is heavily overweight. However, toddler obesity is a growing concern in the Western world and figures show it tends to affect boys more than it does girls.
In the majority of cases, toddlers become overweight due to unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise. However, there is the possibility it could be caused by a medical condition. So, it’s important to seek a diagnosis from the doctor before you attempt to tackle the problem. This also helps to determine whether your little one is obese, or whether it’s a temporary growth spurt. Remember, all children develop at a different pace and body shape and size varies dramatically, just as it does in adults.
If you have been given a proper diagnosis and your toddler is suffering from obesity, below you’ll discover 10 tips that can help. [Read more…]