Mom Notices Baby Mysteriously Gaining Weight. Now He’s 4 Years Old And Weighs 115 Pounds

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Trinity is a stay-at-home mom of four kids in the midst of a medical mystery. While three of her kids are healthy and of normal size, Trinity noticed her eldest child, Peter, was gaining a rapid amount of weight by the time he was 18 months old.

Peter is also nonverbal autistic. He has daily meltdowns and will eat anything he can get his hands on — causing him to consume nonedible items like cardboard and foam.

Photos of Peter have recently been making headlines and sparking controversy online. That’s because these days, Peter is 4 years old and weighs 115 pounds.

According to, the average 4-year-old weighs about 40 pounds and is about 40 inches tall.

Trinity says people assume her son’s weight is the fault of her and her husband.

Internet trolls have said things like, “All you ever do is feed him pizza,” or “Peter should be taken away from you.”

Some commenters have gone so far as to tell Trinity that she should be charged with attempted murder or child abuse.

But before you pass judgment, hear Trinity and Peter’s story in the video below.

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