How much did your baby weigh at 6 months?

Danielle - posted on 08/19/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )




How much did your son or daughter weigh at 6 months? Arianna went to the doctor today for her six month shots... She is 6 months, 5 days and the doctor said she weighs 19 pounds 11 ounces and that she is in the 96th percentile for her weight. She says she is on the heavier side... and that I should not feed Arianna every three hours. What do you think? Any ideas or recommendations? Or is she fine at her current rate?

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Shelley - posted on 09/30/2012




My little boy Harry was 13lb 2oz at 6 months old

He is now 14 and half months and weighs 17lb 3oz

Some babies are bigger than others I wouldn't worry if she's healthy then that's the only thing that matters :-)

Jessica - posted on 08/22/2009




My daughter was 18lbs 5oz at 6 months but she is very tall. She was 28 inches. My Dr didn't say anything about her weight and was happy with her growth curve. I think you should feed your baby if he or she is hungry.

Melissa - posted on 08/21/2009




my son carter was only 2 months 3 weeks and he already weighs 15 pounds 3 oz... my doctor said he was fine... anyway once they start walking it all comes right off!

Marcia - posted on 08/21/2009




Well Aaron was 16lbs 4oz 2 weeks ago, which was right in the middle of the rage, and he's been like that practically since his 2 weekly gestational scans. His weight gains have been in the middle even back then, putting on the right amount of ounces week to week thankfully. Today's health visitor check and weigh in, he was 16lbs 10oz. Maybe you should try cutting down the amount of feeds he's getting to start off with, and so not to give her a shock, and just suddenly cutting one out. See how that goes for a week or so, and see what rhythm she settles into.

Good luck hun :-)

Rebecca - posted on 08/21/2009




My doctor told me "you can't over-feed a breastfed baby - they will even out as they get older". If she is bottle fed then make sure you stick to the recommended amount, but if your bub is hungry and you are breastfeeding, then feed her. The wonderful thing about breastfeeding is that your body adjusts to your baby's needs - so if she feeds 3 hourly, that's what your body works around. It will all work out. My first was 90th%tile for weight and only just below the 50th%tile for height at 6 months, but by 2 she was 50th%tile for both.

Sarah - posted on 08/20/2009




i think my son was about 18lb 2oz at 6months .. he is 7months on the 28th and last vweek i got him weighed and he was 18lb 8oz.

Kimberly - posted on 08/20/2009




My little boy was 17lbs 3oz (27" long) at his 6 month check up. They told me he was in the 75%tile, they never said anything about his weight being a problem, they just said he was a big ol boy. He was 8lbs 10oz (19.5" long) when born.

Saren - posted on 08/20/2009




My son weighed 14 lb 3 oz at a little over 6 months. He is a smaller guy (born 1 month early). However, if your baby want's to eat, feed her. There is no such thing as an obese baby (unless of course they have a disease that causes them to be so). Doctor's don't always know best so don't worry. You are not over feeding her. Like the others say, she will slim down when she starts to move more. I had to switch doctors twice because of little comments like that. You shouldn't have to ever feel like you're doing something wrong because you are feeding your baby. Sounds like you have a healthy little girl. And who doesn't love a cute little chubby baby?

Brittany - posted on 08/20/2009




At six months, Cove weighed 20lbs. He's definitely on the heavier side and my doctor didn't say anything about his weight at all. At 4lbs he was around 18lbs and she actually suggested feeding him a bit more, because he's a growing bean. He is also in the 100th percentile for height though.

I think, you should feed the baby when she is hungry, even if it is every two hours. But, it's your call and what you feel comfortable doing.

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My daughter was 13#5 and I am expecting my soon to be close to 16-17-18 by then. Who knows. And my daughter was 6#13 at birth. I've always heard that they should double their weight by 6 months and triple their birth weight by a year. -- As long as your baby is following "her" curve, I wouldn't worry too much. When they really start crawling and moving around, they tend to 'slim' down. Every child is different. And most important because you see her everyday and you are her first doctor; what do you think? IS she too heavy? Good Luck.

Shelly - posted on 08/19/2009




Hi! At 6 months old, my son weighed 18lb 3oz. He was 28 inches long though (which is in the 97 percentile). Tje doctor never said anything about his weight being a problem.

Jackie - posted on 08/19/2009




My daughter was 15lbs 4oz at 6 months. She was on the smaller side and now at almost 10 months she was weighed 2 weeks ago at 17lbs 3oz. She is my little petite little girl. I think you need to feed your baby when they want to eat. How are suppose to not feed them when they are hungry. Sounds like your baby girl is growing good.

Sallie - posted on 08/19/2009




My lil boy is now 6mths an 2wks but he weighed bout 20lbs @ 6mths. He weighed 7lbs 8oz when born but dropped a few bc was in NICU for 5 days.

Kirsty - posted on 08/19/2009




my daughter is 7 months and weighs 17lb 12 oz she was 5lb 1oz born , but my daughter who was 6lb 14oz born was 18lb 5oz at 7 months... i say as long as the baby is not under weight everything is gd, u just try not giving a baby foood when he / she is crying for it take care and dnt panic x

Jennel - posted on 08/19/2009




My daugther was 18 pounds at six months. she will be starting solids now so you can start cutting out some milk feeds. My dd started moving around the seven months and now are 15 months she is 21 pounds. They will start to slim down when they move and you dd may be tall as well i would not worrie to much just yet but i would try and cut her down a bit with the bottle. Is she formula feed they say they tend to be on the heveyer side to though not always my dd was breast feed. Good luck

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