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How do I know if my preschooler is overweight?

If you are concerned your preschooler might be overweight, first discuss the matter with your child's doctor. Your child's size may be normal.

A growth chart recorded in regular health exams will track your child's height and weight and show whether he or she fits within a healthy range. Some kids gain a little extra weight to support an upcoming growth spurt.

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