Babies can double their weight in less than 6 months and triple it by 1 year of age. All children need a high-fat diet to support their rapid growth and development. That’s why your little one always seems hungry!
Babies store some of this fat under their skin because their developing bodies and brains need a constant burst of energy. Your baby may have body rolls or large, soft cheeks. Don’t worry – this “fat” is normal and good for your baby. Every child grows at their own pace. Keep in mind that a child may not gain weight or grow every week. Their overall growth rate is important.