height and weight for a 19 month old

Amy - posted on 11/28/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )

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We had my daughter at the doctor in october and she weighed 23 lbs and 31.5 in long and the ped. said her height was ok but alil underweight. and then she went to WIC and they said shes alil short for her age and alil chubby for her height..but i think she is right in the middle..it not like i got a fat kid..shes a whole 23 lbs..what do ya'll kids weigh and how tall r they??

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Meredith - posted on 01/12/2010

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My son is almost 21 months old. He is barely 22 lbs and about 32 inches tall. The doctor has been driving us nuts about how little he weighs, but he is healthy, very active and doesn't show any adverse signs. Some kids are just small. I finally told the doctor that someone has to fall on the lower end of the spectrum and my son is that child. His bloodwork is normal, he eats fine and he is extremely active. I have no concerns.

Charity - posted on 07/17/2013

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My baby girl is 19 months weighs 21.6 pounds and is 32.25 inches tall around the 10th percentile for weight Tall and skinny. She weighed 6.9 at birth, she eats well but is very active and even lost a bit of weight. Her twin brother is 24.4 pounds and 33 inches tall he is much more solid. He weighed 6.8 at birth. Happy and healthy babies they grow at their own rate and a fat baby is not always a healthy baby. She sounds healthy to me. Some Dr's put too much emphasis on weight charts. If she is continuing to grow,eat,play and meet milestones there is nothing to worry about.

Emma - posted on 12/03/2009

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my son is 20kg (40 pounds) and about 2"8' if you asked me i would say she is in the right area. every child is different, she might be tall and skinny or short and solid ( not fat solid)
my son is tall and skinny but eats like a horse, dont listen to what they say if she eats healthy and is active then you have nothing to worry bout.

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Marilyn - posted on 01/25/2014

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My son is 19 months and he weights 23.4 lb and he is 32 height. He eats little portions but balance meals, he looks skinny but he is healthy and can play all day long !! So l don't worry about it

Deanna Dylan - posted on 10/04/2012

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My daughter is 18 months and 30.5 height and 22 pounds so close to the same and the ped said that is fine

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2010

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My daughter was born on 4-6-08 and she was 8lbs 6ozs. Now she is 21 months old and weighs 24 lbs and is 33in longs. She is tall and thin. From 15 months to 20 months she didn't gain any weight at all just got taller. The doctor said that was normal. So dont worry about anything.

Kirsty - posted on 01/12/2010

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my ilil girl is 21 months an i last her weighed about november an sh was 21 pnds an about 35 inches long an they sh was fine yet i still see her as small i think every doctor says different long as sh is happy i dont see th problem

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she definetly isn't chubby! at 19months our daughter is 33inches and weighs 21lbs. The Doc said she is alittle underweight but, it isn't anything to worry about. It is hard when they are running around burnning so much energy:)

Lisa - posted on 01/08/2010

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I wouldnt worry, my daughter is 21 months and weighs about 23lbs she looks fine and eats well she is just really active. It would all be boring if we were all the same, your little one sounds perfect x

Melinda - posted on 01/04/2010

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My little preemie finally hit 20 lbs at 20 months old. She is 31 inches tall. 1 percentile weight and 12 percentile height. The doctor say that my daughter looks healthy and not too skinny, even though her weight says she might be too little. The doctor isn't worried and neither are we. I think you only need to start worrying if your child looks unhealthy, or there is a huge different between height and weight (ie: 90 percentile weight and 20 percentile height probably means overweight)

Huckleberry - posted on 01/03/2010

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My son breastfeeds at night, but drinks cows milk during the day, though not much. He also eats as much as an adult most of the time and remains small. LOTS of energy!!

Koren - posted on 01/03/2010

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My guy is 21 months and weighs only 23 lbs but is 34 inches long! He is underweight accordingly to the charts but eats fruits and veges by the handfuls. He just doesnt drink cows milk (still breastfeeding!). No worries my pediatrician said better this way than obese like most U.S. kids

Adrijana - posted on 01/03/2010

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At 18 months of age my daughter was 13.5kg (approx 29lbs). She was 84cm tall.

Huckleberry - posted on 01/01/2010

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I have the opposite of most of you, my son has been under the 20th percentile, and as low as the 4th percentile in weight, and about 10th in height. As long as your child is growing steadily you shouldn't worry. There is a fun game: your child's height at age 2 will be half his or her final height :)

Beth - posted on 01/01/2010

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My son was 31.5 pounds and 34" at his 18 month appt. He's never been below the 95th percentile, and his doctor says that he's very large, but perfectly preportioned. WIC said he was short and heavy. I trust his doctor more, and I'm really not concerned about him. He's definetly thinned out now since he's been running everywhere.

Alisha - posted on 12/31/2009

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I wouldn't worry as long as the growth is steady. My daughter Elizabeth is under weight for her age but is growing steadily so the Dr. is not worried. Both of my older boys where the same. My oldest is tall and thin and always was. My second was short and thin, he still is.

Krystal - posted on 12/30/2009

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haha, My doctor was horrified that my 18 month old was only 24 pounds. Her cousin that isn't even 1 yet weighs 32 pounds already and is in a bigger shoe size! The doctor said she didn't think her nutrition was good. Having education in early childhood development though, I am not worried because I know variety is more important than quantity. Kids this age would rather run and play and come back to their food, etc. My daughter is extremely active. She takes a multi-vitamin and she loves cheerios, noodles, greenbeans, corn, cheese and is a mainly a meat eater like her father. I know she gets enough of a variety to be healthy. You have to remember how small their bellies and you personally know how active your child is. As long as he/she is eating a variety, I wouldn't worry.

Bonnie - posted on 12/30/2009

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I wouldn't worry about it too much. My younger daughter, who's about the same age, sounds like she's built similar to your daughter. She's just very petite. The doctor isn't overly concerned about her weight. Our pediatrican is fine with her weight as long as she's consistently gaining weight at each check-up. She just might be a petite little girl is all! :-)

Mel - posted on 12/24/2009

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my girl is 20 months and 21 lbs. Not sure about height as Im from Aus and we do it differently. Dont stress about height / weight. Our girl is extra tall and they even did an MRI because they said shes too tall for her weight, but it was fine. Some docs said she looks fine others said she was very underweight. Dont stress about it

Sunny - posted on 12/23/2009

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My daughter is about the same, 22 lb and 32 inches, but they have growth spurts and sometimes they don't want to eat as well, but they'll catch up! My daughter looks healthy and I think thats the most important thing! Merry Xmas!

Rebekah - posted on 12/23/2009

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My daughter is a little over 33 inches and weighs right around 22 lbs and her ped. as well as WIC say that she is underweight but aren't too concerned about it because she is really tall. She has always been on the slender side even as a baby she never had those little baby rolls. All kids are different. I don't think they get too concerned unless it's like a huge weight/height problem. They all develop in their own ways and their body types are all different. I wouldn't worry too much, I'm sure she's completely fine! :)

Dina - posted on 12/12/2009

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Well I can't say anything, my son is 20 months and 19 lbs! But he eats well and is active so I am not concerned

Anne-Marie - posted on 12/10/2009

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My boy is tall for his age....I'm 5ft 6 and he reaches above my knees and weighs 2 stone and a few pounds....I believe this is normal for his age as they run around alot.. I would not worry every child is different ..not all experts are right either.

Amy - posted on 12/09/2009

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My son is 19 months and at his appt 2 weeks ago, he weighed 28 lbs and was 34 in long.

Ashley - posted on 12/09/2009

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My son is 31 inches and weighs 24lbs. He has always been on the small side but i'm not worried and neither should you be. They will eventually hit their growth spurt! :)

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my son just turned 20 months on the second an he weighs 28.6 pounds an he is 33 an a half inches tall an he is in the 75% for both

Christa - posted on 12/04/2009

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my son was small at his 18 mos checkup........23 pounds and 30-31 inches. He was very small.....so who knows!!

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My daughter is 34 inches tall and 23lbs. Her dad is 6'4" and my ped said that if she kept growing like this she would be between 5'10 and 6'0" tall. I asked her about my daughters weight too and she said that it was probbly because she was so tall all her weight was going to her height! She said to just watch her eating habits and if she wasnt eating well for a while, and she got into a habit of not eating a lot and started losing weight then I should bring her in. I dont think you should worry, She is probably just going to be tall! I guess the biggest thing to watch is if she is losing weight and not eating "normal" or whatever her normal is.

Jill - posted on 12/03/2009

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My little man was 32 lbs and 36.5" tall at his 18 month check-up, but his daddy is a tall man who has two teenagers who are right at 6' tall, average weight and their mother is 4' 7" tall. Like all the other posters who've said don't worry about it, I wouldn't. Every baby is an individual and develops / grows based on what is right for them.

DIamond - posted on 12/02/2009

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well i think my son is pretty BIg he is A solid 32 lbs and 35" tall but every1 that his age that he plays with are under 25lbs or 25lbs.

Maeghan - posted on 12/02/2009

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I wouldn't worry about the "chubby" comment at all... 23 lbs is not chubby for a 19 month old. The only way I would worry at all would be if my child weighed say twice as much as the "normal" amount or half as much as that amount, whatever normal means, every kid is different anyway! My son will be 20 months on Friday and he weighs 30 lbs and is 35.5 inches tall, and he's not too chubby or too lean, he's just a good healthy boy, and like most people said that's all that matters!!

Jodie - posted on 11/30/2009

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My son is 19 months old and weighs at least 31 or 32 pounds now. I don't know his length but his doctor said he's in a good area for the percentage for his age. I wouldn't worry about it. Anastacia Bondaruk is right on about as long as she's eating fine she'll be ok. I didn't hardly listen to my son's pediatrician or WIC about certain things but he's chunky and you can't do anything with a chunky baby. They can't put a baby on a diet so if they say they need to lose weight I'd find a different dr. I hope this helps you.

Amy - posted on 11/30/2009

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the ped. told me she was in 90th percentile for height and she jus said she was alil underweight but not too much to be concerned but then a week later she went to week and said she was short for her age and cuz she short she chubby..i thought to myself how can u say a 19 month old is chubby espec when she only 23 lbs. i aint too worried bout ti my boyfriend is.

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It definately depends on genes. I know someone who is very tiny she is not even 5 ft tall and not even 100 lbs. She had a hard time when they kept telling her that her oldest son was too tiny.

Erin - posted on 11/29/2009

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Well I have a giant compared to most other 19 month olds. My little guy is right at 32 lb and 34 inches tall. His daddy and uncles are over 6 ft so he is going to be tall like them. His ped. said he is in the 95th percentile for height and the 90th for weight but his weight to height ratio is great so not to worry about what the WIC ppl say.

Geralyn - posted on 11/28/2009

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My little guy is 33" and about 26.5 lbs (not sure how accurate my scale is and haven't been to the doctor's lately). I think the WIC people are high. Chubby? No way.... The pediatrician is probaby going by the percentile - did (s)he say what the percentile was? Did you happen to breastfeed instead of using formula? I think that breastfed little ones tend to be leaner (of course, that's not always true....).

Kimberly - posted on 11/28/2009

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Those charts are so unpredictable. Depending on the date of the chart one office is using over another or who is even reading it (correctly or incorrectly...) you could be getting bogus info.



My son was 10 lb. 4 oz. at birth and my hubby is 6'5" tall, so our son is going to be huge like him and isn't a good comparison, but he's 33" tall and weighs 30 pounds. But he's got two buddies his exact age who are smaller. One by a LOT and one by just a little. They all look healthy and normal to me, and like the last poster said, if your daughter is eating well, drinking fluids, is active, and growing steadily, I would say there's not a single concern. If it really concerns you, I'd question your doctor much more fully next time if they give you similar information. Ask if the pediatrician is concerned about her weight or just pointing out that she's underweight compared to a certain percentage of other children her age. Or ask if he/she thinks your child is perfectly healthy despite where she falls on the size charts. There is a lot of controversy about those charts. I don't think they tell much of a story.

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I don't know exactly what my daughter's weight or height is so I can't help you with a comparison. But, I definately wouldn't worry about it to much. Not every child fits on charts. As long as she is eating healthy it'll be fine. You are not going to change her height and 23 lbs does not sound like she is over weight.

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