I agree, I don’t believe in weighing children unless it is a last resort. Children have such a small window in which they feel confident about their bodies before they start to be aware that their bodies don’t look like those in magazines. I don’t want to instill body insecurities from a young age. If I noticed that my child was starting to gain an unhealthy level of weight I would increase their level of healthy food and exercise, and do it in a fun way. This could include going ice skating, swimming, enrolling them in sports, or going on fun nature hikes.
Published 23rd February 2020