Bigger than your average, Beck Vass shares the unexpected challenges of having a real bruiser.

It wasn't until having our second baby that we realised we'd had a reasonably dainty little lady the first time around. Our middle child grew so quickly, he was in nappies and clothes labelled for one-year-olds by four months.

On track with an even bigger boy the third time around, Beck Vass has discovered some pitfalls in having a baby that's bigger than average.

1. Entrances aren't the same

When you enter a room with a tiny baby, everyone goes all "ooh" and "aah".



2. Your calibration for baby size gets all out of whack

3. You need to feed them. A lot

4. You permanently worry you are overfeeding them


6. Or at all

7. Nappies are more expensive earlier

8. You suffer occupational overuse injuries just from carrying them around

9. Their skin needs extra care

10. Their skin feels amazing, but makes yours seem like sandpaper