One third of babies in the U.S. are far too chubby, and its not cute! In fact, it can be a predictor of serious health risks ahead. A new study finds that babies who are overweight at nine months are likely to be among the heaviest by the time they reach 2 years old. Researchers used a database of more than 10,000 children and found that 62% of those babies were either overweight or obese by the time they were 2.
Experts are now warning that this generation may be the first in two centuries to have a shorter life span than their parents. This does not mean that parents should put their children on a diet. Instead, experts recommend you start introducing healthy food choices as soon as your baby starts to eat solid food.