5 Things You Know to be True as a Parent of a Thick-Thighed Baby

Where are all my mamas of thick-thighed babies? The babies who were born chubby and just kept getting chubbier? If you’re the mama of a thick-thighed baby, you know that there are some things that just won’t work for your baby, and some comments you’re going to get over and over. Check out the list below of five things you know to be true as the parent of a thick-thighed baby.

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  1. Bumbo seats just won’t work

If you’ve got a baby with thighs that don’t stop, you know that Bumbo seats just weren’t made for them. While the seat part might accommodate their tush, there’s just no way their legs are going in the leg holes. Try a floor seat instead (their leg holes are much wider!). 

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  1. Pants are a challenge

Shopping for your big kid can be a challenge. Clothes that fit in length might be way too tight to pull over their thighs, while pants that fit over their thighs might hang well beyond their feet. If you’re feeling frustrated at their lack of pants options, get creative! Choose pants that look good cuffed or create your own cut-offs from too-long shorts.

  1. Everyone wants to give them a squeeze

Those rolls are irresistible! No matter where you go or the boundaries you try to enforce, someone’s going to try to give them a squeeze. Some parents don’t mind the squeeze. But, if the thought of strangers hands reaching your babe's way stresses you out, consider coming up with a simple phrase you can use anytime someone gets too close. A simple, “She’s cute, but she likes her space!” will work with most people.

  1. Their rolls are simply amazing

While you might not want other people giving those thighs a squeeze, you find yourself tickling, squeezing, or loving on your baby’s legs more often than you ever thought you would. And for good reason. Those chubby thighs are AWESOME!

  1. You know you’ll be a little bit bummed when they start to thin out

You know being a healthy weight is important for your child’s health. But you also know you’ll be a little bit sad when their baby fat and sweet rolls begin to evaporate. 

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Cherish those thick-thighed babies while you can, mamas. Before you know it, those thighs will be carrying your kiddo out of your arms and into the big wide world!

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5 Things You Know to be True as a Parent of a Thick-Thighed Baby

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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