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DREAMINGOFMOUSEEARS
09-11-2007, 03:05 PM
I have been reading all of these threads about toddlers and rides. And from what I have seen most kids aren't 40 inches untill they are 4??? My DD will be three in a few weeks and is already at 40 inches!? I am hoping I am not going to have weird looks at the gate when I tell them she is two. I just really never thought about it till now. Is there anything I can bring to set my mind at ease? It's not like she has a drivers license LOL!:confused3

stefplus3
09-11-2007, 03:09 PM
My dd is tall too and I brought a copy of her birth certificate just in case but we didn't have any problems!

DREAMINGOFMOUSEEARS
09-11-2007, 03:11 PM
great idea thanks so much I am driving my husband crazy worrying about this. I am a complete worry wart LOL! I will just have to take it to set my mind at ease. Did your dd ride any bigger rides?? If so what was her reaction?:goodvibes

Love the Mouse
09-11-2007, 03:20 PM
My DD(3) just turned 3 in June and she is 40 3/4" I am tall and my father is over 6' so, I think that DD will be tall too. She had grown about 1 3/4" since her 3 yr. appt in June and I think that she is going through another growth spurt at the moment.

I have never been asked about my daughter's age, no matter when we have gone. She has been to WDW 5x since the age of 6mos. I have never once been questioned. She not only is tall for her age, but she talks very well also.

If it makes you feel better to bring her Birth Cert. then do it, but I wouldn't worry about it.

Mom-2-2Princesses
09-11-2007, 03:31 PM
My older DD was 41 inches and 39 pounds at her 3 year check up. People mistake her for a 5-6 year old almost every day (and they expect her to behave like a 5 or 6 year old, not a 3 year old... but that is a whole different kettle of fish!). Now, 6 months later, she is 43 inches! By the time we get to Disney in February, she will probably be tall enough for Space Mountain... :rotfl:

We are planning on bringing a photocopy of her birth certificate, especially since we are on the DDP and will have her younger sister with us. I do not want any issues with meals, tickets, etc., if I can possibly avoid them.

:flower3:

ljhmom
09-11-2007, 03:40 PM
My DS who is 3 1/2 is 41.5 inches and almost 40 pounds.

mrsmom
09-11-2007, 03:50 PM
My youngest ds was 2.5 When he first rode TOT and loved it! he was over 40 inches .
Kim

bigbabyblues
09-11-2007, 03:53 PM
My DS turned 4 in June and is just now 40 inches. He was 39-3/4 in May when we went to WDW, and he wasn't tall enough to ride the bigger rides.

tonilea
09-11-2007, 07:25 PM
My DS turned three in May. He is 40 inches tall and weighs about 35.5 lbs.

We took my nephew to WDW a few years back. He was seven years old, 44 inches tall and weighed just 44 lbs.

ProudMomTo3Boys
09-11-2007, 07:26 PM
I took my DS to the Dr. today. He is 2 1/2 today and is 36 1/2 inches tall. He is at about the 75 % for his age. Hope that helps.

Miz Diz
09-11-2007, 07:33 PM
My son is now 6, but everyone thought he was 4 when he was only 2 1/2. We went to Disney and I forgot to bring his birth cert. We got questioned at the gate every time, but they let him in with doubtful looks on their face. Then one castmember did not ask and I told them how old he was and that everyone else was questioning me on his age. The CM said if they really doubt, they will usually ask the child because it is rare the child will give the wrong age. After I thought about it, several had casually asked him how old he was.

But when he was 3, we went out to dinner at Maggiano's and were doing the family style dinner - you pay for your kid when they are 5. Again - people always thought he was older. I would have him at the grocery store and people would actually ask me why he wasn't in school and their jaws would drop when I told them his age. I told the waiter he was only 3 and my son says, "No I'm not, I'm FIVE!" I thought I was going to die! They didn't make us pay for him though.

We just got back from our trip and my DD2 looks 2 to me, but people always ask if she is 3 or 4. Don't know why, she still wears 18 mos clothes. We were asked once how old she was at Animal Kingdom and they let her in with no problem.

dunbarfamily
09-11-2007, 07:37 PM
Our dd is two and a half and is 32.5 pounds and 36 inches. That might be off a teensy bit since we don't take our children to the doctor.

tonilea
09-11-2007, 07:38 PM
I told the waiter he was only 3 and my son says, "No I'm not, I'm FIVE!" I thought I was going to die! They didn't make us pay for him though.



My three year old does that on occasion too! He hasn't done it anywhere like that though. :rotfl2:

Best_Vacation_EVER!
09-11-2007, 08:19 PM
DS was 35" at his 15 month check up last month. DH is 6'7" and I'm 5'7" so we knew he'd be tall... but even we're a bit surprised at his height. People always think he's older than he is and expect him to be able to talk well -- which he's still working on. Usually we get a few looks when we tell people his age. We always take his birth certificate along with us just in case.

Nikel
09-11-2007, 10:00 PM
My ds wil be 4 in 2 weeks, and he's 42.5" and right at 40 lbs. My dd is 2.5, and she's 25 lbs and barely 36". Or at least that's what my scale and wall height measurement say. We also don't do well baby visits.

tjlovespooh
09-11-2007, 10:04 PM
Our DS is 21mo now and was just under 36" at his 18mo check up. He's always been near the top of the growth chart for height - which is a bit surprising since I'm only 5'4" and DH is 5'10".

I'm sure the Cast Members are used to seeing many children of varying ages and sizes - I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

kristenrice
09-12-2007, 12:25 AM
Our DD4 (as of June) is 43" tall (barefoot) and weighs 35 pounds. She has always been very tall for her age. People always think she is older than 4. She just started preschool and when they had an open house at the school for the new families, they thought she was one of the new first graders!:rotfl2: It certainly doesn't help that she knocked out one of her front teeth about 4 months ago either. That doesn't make her look any younger. Our other DD will be 2 at the end of this month. She already tells people now that she is 2. If you ask her how old she's going to be on her birthday, she says "Three!". We go to WDW in January and I certainly don't want her telling people she is 3 when she will barely be 2! Luckily, DD"2" is not overly tall. I think she is about 34" tall and she weighs about 25 pounds. The 2 girls look so different that it is hard to believe they are even sisters. DD4 is ultra-light blond hair, fair skin, blue eyes, tall and skinny. DD"2" is olive-skinned, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, short and stocky. The oldest is my twin and the youngest is daddy's little replica!

MousekaMaddi
09-12-2007, 12:38 AM
definately have a copy of birth certif with u at parks, we used ours all week:love:

#1 Pocahontas
09-12-2007, 12:39 AM
Our youngest dd is 21 months and 36" tall. Every one always feels the need to comment, "Wow, she's tall". At my older dd's soccer game another mother asked me how old she was and when I said 1 her eyes bugged and her jaw dropped. :rolleyes: It is so weird because or older daughter was always very tiny and short. We have had both ends of the stick.

We are going two months after she turns two. I am going to take a copy of her birth certificate with us. I may never need to show it but I also don't want to be falsely accused either. So, just to be safe we are bringing it.

RangerPooh
09-12-2007, 12:47 AM
My 2.5 yo is 36.5 inches. So far she's gone on Gadget's Go-Coaster, Goofy's Barnstormer, and the Matterhorn and loved them all :love:

luvmylittleboy2003
09-12-2007, 04:19 AM
Ds was 42" tall and 42 lbs in weight on his 4th check-up - Dr. called him the perfect square :lmao:

dana1003
09-12-2007, 07:00 AM
My dd is tall too and I brought a copy of her birth certificate just in case but we didn't have any problems!

stef-you dont have to bring a copy of her bc. we have twin girls who are 20 pds apart..one looks 2 the other looks four..i thought we'd have a problem also but i actually spoke to a supervisor and she told me not to bother. no one would question you. only if it looks like your trying to smuggle an 8 year old in for a 2 year old.. dont worry and have fun!!!

ujpest_doza
09-12-2007, 07:17 AM
MY DD 4 is 45 Inches tall and weighs 52lbs

My DD 6 months weighs 22lbs

I am quite tall (6' 3") but they are both classed as being baby number 98 out of 100 on the doctors growth charts.

dyna
09-13-2007, 01:25 PM
My youngest was a very large toddler we was questioned every day when she was 2 why she wasn't in school that day not just K but 2nd an 3rd grade.

Years later when she was 13 an another DD was 24 yrs old 24 yr old went to a bar with me she had forgotten her ID an was asked to leave. A couple days later I seen the barmaid an had my 13 yr old with me. The barmaid asked me WHY I never bring my oldest DD to the bar I said this one is 13 she said she would have served her without an ID. Now that was SCARRY

Both DD's had long hair up in a ponytail no make up tshirt an jeans so it wasn't how they was dressed the 13 yr old just looked that old.

Nom
09-13-2007, 01:33 PM
My older DD was 41 inches and 39 pounds at her 3 year check up. People mistake her for a 5-6 year old almost every day (and they expect her to behave like a 5 or 6 year old, not a 3 year old... but that is a whole different kettle of fish!).

I'm right there with you! I get a lot of dirty looks when dd acts like a 2 year old (which she is!), since she looks like a 5 year old!

Anyway, regarding disney, dd will be turning 3 on this trip, and I plan to bring a copy of her birth certificate just in case.

Mom-2-2Princesses
09-13-2007, 04:27 PM
I'm right there with you! I get a lot of dirty looks when dd acts like a 2 year old (which she is!), since she looks like a 5 year old!

It's annoying, isn't it? I like to think that people mean well and are genuinely concerned, but when the conversations with total strangers involve things like "Gasp! Why is that child still in a stroller!? She should be walking at her age!" or "She's still in diapers! My goodness, she should be potty trained by now!", and your child is only 2, it gets irritating very very quickly. Mostly I worry about it making dd feel insecure somehow.

KayW
09-13-2007, 05:17 PM
I love this thread. DD3 is 39 3/4 pounds and 39 inches. People cannot believe that she just turned 3.

I am having quite the dilemma finding pants to fit her. They won't go up adn once I get them up, they look so tight on her!

katerkat
09-13-2007, 07:57 PM
Russ is 2.5, 38" and 27 pounds. Try finding pants that fit him! :rotfl: He wears a 3T in the adjustable waist tightened all the way. With diapers. Once he's potty trained, I'm screwed because he has no butt whatsoever.

I hope no one asks his age because he thinks he's eight. :rotfl:

wannago2disney
09-13-2007, 08:30 PM
DD is almost 2 1/2 ... she is 36" tall 30lbs and her speech is extremely advanced...we were often questioned about her age this past summer as we did our short family trips...Candada's Wonderland, several Niagara falls destinations ect....I have begun to carry her birth certificate when we go to these type of places just in case...its just less problem all around to be prepared.:)

pperfectmom
09-13-2007, 08:45 PM
We just went to the DR. this week and DS2 was not even on the height chart. He is 40 1/2" and weighs 37 pounds! I've gotten the strange looks when changing his diaper too. I'm not taking his birth certificate though. They'll have to take my word for it. My DD4 is big for her age too. She's not terribly tall at 43" but she does weigh 57 pounds!

JamiT
09-13-2007, 09:44 PM
We went to WDW in June and I brought Dylan's birth certificate. He is 38 inches tall and that was at 21 months. No one even looked at us funny - never had a need for it. So I am not brining his bc with us next week.

Nom
09-14-2007, 08:54 AM
The only time we have had an issue, is when my dd was playing at the park and an older kid said something snide to her about still wearing diapers. :sad2:

My dd just kept on playing, and it did not bother her- but it broke my heart! Just the first instance of a kid being mean to her- because it happens to every kid, but it's so hard to see that.

Thank goodness so far at least, my daughter is outgoing, very verbal, but lets everything just roll off her back. I hope she always stays that way!

When something like that happens (it has happened a few times now, with another kid being nasty), I just try to tell myself kids are resiliant, and that she will need to learn how people can be sooner than later. So as long as I give her all the love and attention she needs at home, and instill confidence in her, I have to trust that she can handle those situations.

Wow, sorry, I got off on a tangent there- can you tell that something like this just happened monday and I am still 'smarting' about it??? First day of tumbling and a brother and sister were a bit nasty- again, I think they thought she was older. it stinks ! but it bothers me more than her.

Ugh- it's the hardest part of being a mom! :sad1:

Mommy2Lots
09-14-2007, 09:02 AM
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Mom-2-2Princesses
09-14-2007, 09:47 AM
First day of tumbling and a brother and sister were a bit nasty- again, I think they thought she was older. it stinks ! but it bothers me more than her.

It definitely bothers me more than her! Thankfully. I would rather have ME upset than HER upset. Isn't that the way it always is, though? It's what makes us moms!

Jen32113
09-14-2007, 12:55 PM
The only time we have had an issue, is when my dd was playing at the park and an older kid said something snide to her about still wearing diapers. :sad2:

My dd just kept on playing, and it did not bother her- but it broke my heart! Just the first instance of a kid being mean to her- because it happens to every kid, but it's so hard to see that. :sad1:

I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. My DS just turned 2 a couple of weeks ago, he's 36.5in. tall and 34lbs. Most people think he is alot older than he is. We take him to this inside play place by our house for kids 1-6 yrs old. My DS does not talk yet. He has a couple of words and is in speech therapy but he babbles like crazy. One of the kids came up to him the other day and said "You're too old to be talking like a baby! No one can understand you and that's why we don't play with you!"
I wanted to burst into tears right there - I felt so bad for him! :sad:

kelscross
09-14-2007, 02:16 PM
I know how you guys feel. My cousin is a very tall/stocky kid. When he was 5 he was the size of a 10 y.o.! However, people thought he was a slow/MRDD 10 year old because he acted like a 5 year old. I felt so bad for him, because he was actually 5. My aunt got questioned about it all the time if we went to a buffet or something. She wouldn't take his birth certificate she would just say No, he's 5 and leave it at that. Now that he's 16 he is still taller than some kids, but not as much. I guess they catch up to him once they hit high school...ha!

My children are the other end of the spectrum. If it were up to most of the CMs at WDW I wouldn't have even had to pay for them when they were over 2. They would let them in before I even put their ticket in and would be shocked when I would put a ticket in.

My 7 year old just reached 40 inches and weighs 35 pounds! When she started second grade this year, they went into the K class and got her a desk from there as the 2nd grade desks were way to tall for her to sit in.

At this rate, she'll be 12 before we get to ride space mountain...lol

Nom
09-14-2007, 03:40 PM
I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. My DS just turned 2 a couple of weeks ago, he's 36.5in. tall and 34lbs. Most people think he is alot older than he is. We take him to this inside play place by our house for kids 1-6 yrs old. My DS does not talk yet. He has a couple of words and is in speech therapy but he babbles like crazy. One of the kids came up to him the other day and said "You're too old to be talking like a baby! No one can understand you and that's why we don't play with you!"
I wanted to burst into tears right there - I felt so bad for him! :sad:

How terrible! :hug: what was your son's reaction? I can totally relate! It kills me. Here's what happened to dd this week:

At tumbling, my dd had her first class on monday. This was her first class ever to do on her own (not mommy and me). The class is for kids 3-4 yrs old and she turns 3 in Oct. First off, from the first minute it was clear that all of the other kids in the class must have been going over the summer, so they all knew each other and knew what the moves were. Also, one set of the kids were brother and sister. But I was just like, 'ok, let's see how she does'.

So she did pretty well for the first 45 min, but then she started to loose her attention span and not do what the teacher was asking her to do for the last 15 min. The brother and sister were yelling and pointing at her to do what the teacher was telling her to do. I can't tell what they were saying (I was outside behind glass) but they looked really mad. I am sure it was something similar to what had happened in the park and it broke my heart. My dd is very loving and was trying to sit real close to the other kids, and they scooted away... and she tried to hold the sister's hand, and the sister got very mad and yelled at her. :sad1:

My first reaction was to pull her out of the class(mommy reaction), but I spoke to the teacher and she said she has seen this before and that in a few weeks they will all be playing together. I hope she is right! I know I can't protect her forever from things like this, and I was glad to see she kept on playing and smiling- I hope the way other kids can be never effects her.

Here is what a friend of mine had to say, when I told her about what had happened at tumbling (she was talking about similar experiences that she had with her son": "this age he's not even aware of others not accepting him..its strange to watch it begin "Mommy why doesn't that girl say hi back" (as she's giving him a dirty look) how do you explain that? Every fiber of your being wants to force the other child to shape up but who are we to Judge the lives that those kids/parents lead...maybe no one kiss them to giggles and I feel sadder for them than my son...."

What she said is so true- those kids that act badly towards our kids, we don't know what they are dealing with at home that makes them act that way. Our kids are the lucky ones to have such concerned moms!

Anyway, sorry to go so long and OT- I've just been thinking a lot about this and am getting worried about tumbling class again next monday!

Fintastic
09-14-2007, 04:16 PM
DD will be turning 4 on our trip. She's 32 pounds and 38 inches, roughly.

antree
09-14-2007, 11:06 PM
How terrible! :hug: what was your son's reaction? I can totally relate! It kills me. Here's what happened to dd this week:

At tumbling, my dd had her first class on monday. This was her first class ever to do on her own (not mommy and me). The class is for kids 3-4 yrs old and she turns 3 in Oct. First off, from the first minute it was clear that all of the other kids in the class must have been going over the summer, so they all knew each other and knew what the moves were. Also, one set of the kids were brother and sister. But I was just like, 'ok, let's see how she does'.

So she did pretty well for the first 45 min, but then she started to loose her attention span and not do what the teacher was asking her to do for the last 15 min. The brother and sister were yelling and pointing at her to do what the teacher was telling her to do. I can't tell what they were saying (I was outside behind glass) but they looked really mad. I am sure it was something similar to what had happened in the park and it broke my heart. My dd is very loving and was trying to sit real close to the other kids, and they scooted away... and she tried to hold the sister's hand, and the sister got very mad and yelled at her. :sad1:

My first reaction was to pull her out of the class(mommy reaction), but I spoke to the teacher and she said she has seen this before and that in a few weeks they will all be playing together. I hope she is right! I know I can't protect her forever from things like this, and I was glad to see she kept on playing and smiling- I hope the way other kids can be never effects her.

Here is what a friend of mine had to say, when I told her about what had happened at tumbling (she was talking about similar experiences that she had with her son": "this age he's not even aware of others not accepting him..its strange to watch it begin "Mommy why doesn't that girl say hi back" (as she's giving him a dirty look) how do you explain that? Every fiber of your being wants to force the other child to shape up but who are we to Judge the lives that those kids/parents lead...maybe no one kiss them to giggles and I feel sadder for them than my son...."

What she said is so true- those kids that act badly towards our kids, we don't know what they are dealing with at home that makes them act that way. Our kids are the lucky ones to have such concerned moms!

Anyway, sorry to go so long and OT- I've just been thinking a lot about this and am getting worried about tumbling class again next monday!

I have had all this happen to my DS now 5 he is 45in and 60 lbs. at the age of 2 and 3 we had kids make remarks about how he was acting or talking an dhe waould try to be close to someone. I would just step up and say he is only 3 and that's how they play/talk/act, at that age. My Ds would never realize what was happening he would just go on playing, but it was heartbreaking.

My cousin's son is younger then my DS by 1 year and he is bigger in everyway possible, they use to carry his birth cert. everywhere.

taximomfor4
09-15-2007, 08:36 AM
My youngest is 39.75 inches now, per her 5-year checkup late this summer. (She weighs about 32 lbs). WIth ordinary shoes, she was able to ride the 40 inch rides just fine.

She is DEFINITELY small for her age. Oh, and when we were there right before her third birthday, she was questioned on her age several times at the turnstyles...even in the stroller.

My oldest was always tall...the others, not so much.

cbrfan
09-15-2007, 11:39 AM
My DGS will be 4 on New Year's Day. He's 35 1/2" tall and weighs 29lbs. :confused3

Jen32113
09-16-2007, 09:37 AM
How terrible! :hug: what was your son's reaction?

Well my son has a receptive and expressive speech delay so while he is almost 25 months old, his language skills are at a 15-18 month level. So he really had no clue what the kids were telling him. One time I had a kid come up to DS and yelled in his face for knocking down his block tower. He said "YOU'RE A BAD BOY AND YOU'RE MOMMY SHOULD TAKE YOU HOME AND SPANK YOU!!!!" My son had no clue what he was saying and he was just giggling thinking the kid was playing with him. So I picked him up, knelt down to the kid with the block tower and said "He is still a baby and doesn't know how to play with blocks, he didn't mean to knock over you're tower." So the kid asked me if I was going to spank him. For all I know that kid could have been reacting like his parents react to him. But I always wonder why kids learn to be mean first, and then we have to teach them to be nice? :confused3