i need to try to put my mind at ease. our daughter is 5.5 years old and 6 months into her diagnoses. the reason we found out she has celiac was because she didn't grow for about a year. as of today she has gained 1 pound and grown 1 inch in 6 months. we have seen so many physical and mental changes in her since going gluten-free but i honestly expected to see more growth by now. do i just need to chill?
would love to hear your experiences. did you kids start to grow right away? after 6 months? after 1 year?
Our experience is just one of many, but we did see growth right away. My son was 8.5 when he was diagnosed, and he, too, was small. He grew a lot in the first 6 months gluten-free (like 10 pounds and 4 inches). We were shocked. We hadn't really noticed how small he was and then he was outgrowing all of his clothes. Two years later now, and he's been going up in his growth charts.
It sounds like you are seeing positive signs physically and mentally. I would give it time! Every kid is different.