5 months was 5.6 at birth and 11.7 on april 28 2010

Ashley - posted on 05/24/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi, all moms



Well my question today is I have a 5 month old baby girl and she was 5.6 at birth dec 25 2009 and now on april 26 she was 11.7 lbs and 24.5 in lenght is this normal? but she eats 7 oz every 3-4 hours but she through the night....and she was a week early! and she eating begginers baby food like blueberry is her favorite and friut mixed and rice cerael she dont like. but when she up for a bottle for up for 1 to 2 hors and back to bed she sleeps alot but wasn't like that when she born she was a day baby and now she love to sleep! help shoild i see a docor?

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Marina - posted on 05/25/2010

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my daughter was born dec 2 at 6 lbs and yesterday she was a little over 13 lbs. she was over 3 weeks early. and i am always told she is growing at the right pace. and she loves her peas and green beans, which shes been eating for a few weeks now

Emily - posted on 05/25/2010

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milk has a lot more fat than solids. if your worried she is underweight its better to delay solids until 6months and just give milk. the reason is if you feed solids your daughter will feel fuller and not drink as much milk. your daughters sleep patterns will also change during growth spurts and teething so i wouldnt worry about that. if your concerned though i would speak to your ped.

Nikki - posted on 05/25/2010

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You can start her on solids if she can sit up and when you put the food into her mouth she doesnt constantly push it out. We started my son on veggies and fruit at 5 months because the formula wasnt enough for him he would eat 12 ounces every 2-3 hours and still be hungry , we have the opposite problem my son is huge he weighed almost 20lbs at 5 months, now that he is mobile he is gaining at a smaller pace at 11 months he is 25lbs and 34 inches tall his clothes are 18-24 months and were about to move up a size. Every baby is different and grows at different paces. My best girlfriend weighed 16lbs and 23 inches at a year old, nows she`s 5`9 . My son never liked rice cereal, he hated the taste and it would make him extremely constipated, so we just moved straight to veggies, bc rice cereal really doesnt have that much nutrional value to it. Talk to your doctor and see what they suggest.

Jennifer - posted on 05/25/2010

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She can start eating if she can hold her head up prefectly by herself and also my doc told me if they are interested in what you are eating all the time then they are prob ready to eat! Won't hurt her - just introduce one at a time (in case of allergies). If they bother her (like start to constipate her or something) you will know - and then just stop and wait a few more weeks. Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 05/24/2010

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thank everyone you helped me alot but i will still keep an eye on her weight.. if she is only 5 months could I start her on 56 months cerael that is flavored? so i can gets some weight on her?

Candice - posted on 05/24/2010

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you need to realize your baby's sleep patterns will change CONSTANTLY for the first few years (at least). so i wouldn't worry about that part. as for her weight, i think as long as she is growing regularly (not losing weight or stalled at one weight for too long) she is probably fine. the exact weight she should be at one age will vary depending on the kid, it's the continuous growth that matters.

Sherry - posted on 05/24/2010

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sweety I think your right on track.. my nephew was born 5.9 and now weighs jus tover 12 lbs. He was born December 11th... your little girl is doing just fine...She's probably in the lower percentile on the growth chart but sounds like she's more or less fallowing the curve properly... so I wouldn't worry..

My son is a month older and weighs alot more so as Kristin said it's all relative. Babies in the lower weight seem to take a little longer to catch up but they do in the end... If your overly concerned talk to your baby's doc.. But I think you've got a perfectly normal little girl

As for her sleep patterns. Remember, a baby is more likely to eat less and sleep more during a growth spurt or a bout of teething.. As long as their eating normally then I'm sure everything is perfect.

Kristin - posted on 05/24/2010

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She sounds normal to me, maybe starting to teethe. Just try to keep the nighttime stuff as boring and non-interactive with her as possible. Feed her only, and then back in her bed. Once teething, and later separation anxiety, kick in, sleep gets difficult for some.

As for her growth, who knows if it's normal. It's all relative. When you take her in to the doctor ask how she's doing. Usually, they plot their growth on a chart and it will follow a curve. As long as she isn't jumping all over, she's normal and doing fine. Remember, there are lots of average kids and some big ones and some small ones. None of us fit the same mold.

Anytime I had a concern I felt like I should take mine to see a doctor, I would at least call and talk to the nurse about it.

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