People constantly call my 8-month-old chubby: Advice?

My daughter is eight months old, and she is on the chubby side. Cute chubby, of course! But I am having a hard time with family and strangers saying things like, "Oh my god, she is so chubby. Or plain out calling her fat! I know most of them to mean no harm. Lately, after hearing it so many times, I have been in the defensive mode. How do I handle that without being mean?

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Fat babies are the cutest babies :woman_shrugging:t3:

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Why does people saying she’s chubby bother you? Chubby babies are healthy babies. They’re supposed to be chubby.

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Just say “heeeeey be nice to him…he’s thick… or he’s husky!”

You said it yourself - they don’t mean it in a bad way. Until someone says it rudely you’re fine :woman_shrugging:t3:

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Fat baby = Healthy baby. Great job Mama!

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Tell them to suck it. :woman_shrugging:t3:

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lol :joy: my response was always. Yes he is. Skinny babies look weird

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It is not nice to say that. It sounds better to say that the baby looks healthy not chubby

Well you cant put an 8 month old on a diet so smile and say isnt she cute!?

Absolutely fuck them and their opinions

If your pediatrician has seen her and has no problem with her cute chubbiness,
Look at them and say her pediatrician and I think she is fine just the way she is. Momma & pediatrician know her best…

Everytime I go omg your baby is so chubby I mean it in the best way & doesn’t mean I’m calling your kid fat, I just love chubby babies :rofl:

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Girl, wic straight up told me to stop feeding my daughter and to stop eating myself because I’m making my daughter obese.

If she is healthy and happy, she is fine. She will loose baby weight once she is more active.

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My 11 month old (10 months with this photo)

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Take it as a compliment. Fat/chubby babies are the cutest :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Say to them Havent you got something new to say and keep saying it they used to walk away when my nan to say it

Just say Thank you isnt she beautiful.

Say she is not fat she is healthy and that is all that matters.

But chubby babies are always the cutest. My niece has chubby legs and is just adorabld

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I think chunky babies are the cutest!!! Ugh I love little fat rolls! :heart::heart::heart:

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