overweight 9 month old daughter

Nora - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 54 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 9 months and weighs 20 pounds. i cant seem to ever get her size accurate. she wears 12 months. i assumed she would be wearing 18 months by summer i bought her all theses pretty dresses and now i figure out they are her size now. i am so exausted with trying to dress her. 18 months on the tags says 23-27 pounds and shes 20 pounds now but honestly shes gonna 24-25 pounds in 3-4 months i am so confused on what to do. is anyone dealing with the same sizing issues. with my luck i have no receipts to return the clothes :(

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Erin - posted on 03/03/2010

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my daughter is 11mths and she is 12 kgs and can fit into some sized 1 & 2 clothes, shes a really big baby for her age but not over weight i guess it depends on her family history, like if u were a big baby also, my daughters father was a bigger baby at her age to =)

Dorothy - posted on 03/01/2010

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my daughter is 10months and is 23lbs she waers between 12months and 2t clothes i always keen the reciepts but u can turn the clothes in to like a baby store(thrift )or used baby stuff store if there is one around you and either get the money or take store credit and get bigger size clothes she is just a healthy baby dont get fustrated about it keep you head up

Helena - posted on 03/01/2010

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both of my daughters we 21lb at 9 months and the health visitor never said they were over weight.

Lesley - posted on 03/01/2010

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Nora, you are singing my tune. My daughter (just turned 10 months) is exactly the same. Basically I have found that there isn't a standard way to size and measure infants, and so, all brands have their own measures of sizes. Right now, she can wears stuff that says 6 months to 18 months, and I understand your frustration. In the end, you have to eyeball it and that is your best measure. If in doubt, buy (and also when people ask you about your daughter's size) a larger size than your daughter's age. Like now I don't buy anything smaller than 18 months, unless I am physically holding it and know she will fit into it.

Trust me, you are not alone, and your baby is not overweight. Every baby is unique, just like adults.

Take Care

Ashley - posted on 02/28/2010

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My son will be 10 months tomorrow and he went for his 9 month check-up and he was 25 pounds. The doctor didn't say anything about him being overweight. I have noticed that he doesn't drink as many bottles as he did when he was younger. Hopefully now that he is crawling all over the place he will slim down. I wouldn't worry about returning the clothes, my son is wearing 12 to 18 month clothes.

Kristi - posted on 02/28/2010

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I think you have a normal healthy baby and i have the same issue. My daughter is 10 months old and wears 12-18 month clothes. Try looking on craigslist to buy and even sell the clothes you have or go to kid retail shops. Most give you more money if you get store credit rather than cash. I am fortunate that most of my daughters clothes are hand me downs from her older sis (now 3) and i just unpack clothes as she grows into them. Whats crazy is my oldest is petite so my youngest is wearing some things my oldest was just wearing a year ago. Good luck with whatever you end up doing but just know that all babies are different and 90 % of the time that tag on the back is not correct because every baby is so different as far as how they grow. Do they grow taller, thicker, both... Anyhow, hope this helps a little

Kristi - posted on 02/27/2010

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my son was 25 lbs at his 9 mon. checkup (he just turned 10 mon. and as of this morning he is 26 lbs). He is not "fat" by any means, his body is portioned out nicely. I have had him in 12 and 18 mon. clothes since he was like 7 mon. Obviously different brands require him to wear bigger sizes. I have learned the hard way about keeping receipts with this kid, things in the store you swear will fit only are not fitting for laying flat cuz it's too tight in the legs when he sits. You aren't alone with this by any means... just keep your receipts! :)

Renee - posted on 02/27/2010

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My daughter is now 10 months old, and she weighs 27 lbs 3 oz. The dr had been telling me that she's *obese* since she was about 3 months old, she just grew and grew. But since about 6 mos, she finally started to slow down on her weight gain, and now that she's becoming more active and mobile, they said she's starting to grow into herself. Haha She can fit in some 12-18 month clothes still, but when it came to jeans I seriously had to buy her size 3t because any 12-18 month jeans were too tight around her belly.

Trina - posted on 02/27/2010

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your daughter is NOT overweight. my daughter weighed 19lbs. 15 oz at her checkup. it's best to only buy clothes that you can put on her now not for the future because you never know what your little one's body is going to do. at nine months you should be buying twelve month clothes because the nine month ones won't last much longer. i hope this helps. don't worry i went through the same thing with my other two kids.

Michelle - posted on 02/26/2010

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Same here!!! My daughter is 10 months 29" and 25lbs! Her dr. said shes in the 90% for her age~nothing wrong with that!!! I agree with most everyone else - bring baby with and hold the clothes up for size :D Ya gotta love a chunky monkey!!!

Courtney - posted on 02/26/2010

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My son is 10 months and 26lbs. He's just really tall. The store sizes are soooo off sometimes. He can still fit some of his 6 month clothes and others are 18 months. I just bring him with me when I pick clothes and hold them up to him. It's the easiest way. She's not overweight.

Erika - posted on 02/26/2010

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i find it hard to dress my daughter as well. she is 10 months, weighs 16 lbs and is around 29" tall. her doc says she is long and lean. she is fitting most 12 months pants for length, but the waist is huge on her. 9 month pants are too short but fit her in the waist. it depends on the brand, too. it is quite annoying...i don't know why all sizes are not universal. it would be much easier if every brand fit the same.

Anna - posted on 02/26/2010

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My daughter was almost 22lbs at her 9 month check-up she wore 12mos as well it's just hard dressing babies that far in advance. I know what you mean though a lot of the stuff that was given for her baby shower wasn't even worn twice because she grew so fast. If you see a good deal that you can't pass i say get it if it doesn't fit her it will be a good gift later for a friend.

CHANTELLE - posted on 02/26/2010

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There is certainly no need for alarm. The truth is the average baby wears double their age in their clothes size, I know this from my three kids and working at babies r us. My nin month old son wears 12 to 18 months; he is 20 lbs of lovin and he is also long. One thing you have to always remember is to buy her clothes big because during the first two to three years you will be renewing the wardrobe about every six months because they grow so rapidly.

Alyssa - posted on 02/26/2010

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stop buying him stuff from regular stores. Its too expensive anyway. Start shopping at thrift stores and resale shops. You can get cute stuff for super cheap prices.

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haha my daugther was 5 weeks early, but she's 9 1/2 months and weighs 25 pounds and wears 18-24 months clothes! my sister's babies were 20 pounds at 6 months old and wearing 2t when they were 10 months old (they are really tall people) they weren't even fat babies just BIG! my nephew just turned 3 years old and wears a size 5 (not 5t, size 5 in little boys) he was projected to be about 6'8" when he gets old. so that whole "my baby is overweight" thing is retarded!

Karen - posted on 02/26/2010

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oh...another thing...we have been (with both boys) running about double their age, so at 9 months, wearing 18 month clothing...at a year, 24 months and then 2T's, etc...

Karen - posted on 02/26/2010

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my first son was 27 lbs, 1 oz at his first birthday...my second is now almost 10 months old and weighs 23-24 pounds...your daughter is not overweight, but yes, i have had the same sizing issues...you can not go by what the "poundage" on the tags say. it's trial and error initially...some brands run bigger than others. i would suggest not buying too much ahead of time until her growth slows down a bit between her first and second birthdays...it's a little easier to judge then.

Angele - posted on 02/26/2010

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My son is 10 months and is now 20 lbs. That is not overweight, it is normal. As for getting clothing that fits; I don't really look at the sizes on the tags anymore...every couple of weeks I go through his clothes and see what he fits in; that way I'm sure that I don't miss out on the cute outfits. Keep in mind that all clothing is made differently; even if the size on the tags are the same doesn't mean that all outfits are going to fit the same. Your best bet, don't buy clothing too far ahead of time. Once they hit their first birthday, their growth rate will slow down and it will make it easier to plan ahead when it comes to your child's wardrobe. Don't stress about your child's weight unless your doctor tells you otherwise! From the sounds of it, she's right within the normal weight range!

Taniqua - posted on 02/26/2010

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Don't worry about it...from the time i brought my baby home as a newborn he was only in his accurate size for only the first 3 months...he's now 10 months and wears a 18 month...it was so many out-fits he had and maybe only wore once and some he didn't even get to wear...yeah it was kind of depressing at first because all of the really cute baby stuff stops at like the 6-9 months...so just know that you're not alone.!

Nicole - posted on 02/26/2010

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my daughter is 10 months... she is about 20-21 lbs and is also wearing 12 months. i have found depending on how they are made, she wears 6-9month thru 18 months. see if any of your friends have girls, and give them the clothes. i have TONS of clothes that still have tags on them cuz she grew too fast to wear them.. if not, hell, you can always have a garage sale... but i wouldnt worry too much, as long as she's healthy, i dont think it matters... :)

Chelsea - posted on 02/25/2010

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My son is 10 months and weights 23 pounds. Its not a bad thing its just because they dont walk or run around yet to work off the food they eat. Onces your daughter starts walking and then running she will loose some of that..or thin out. My 22 month old niece is just starting to. I know it can be frustrating but she is ok. There is nothing worng with her!

Heidi - posted on 02/25/2010

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my daughter Avery weighed 18lbs 14 oz yesterday (she will be 10 months in 4 days) and is 27 inches long. She is wearing 6-9 months clothes right now. I know that she will be in at least 12 months in spring. i have put a few 12months outfirs on her and she SWIMS in most of them. it is so hard to gaige size with babies

Jess - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter was about the same size at 9months. Howvere since shes crawling and standing now she has stopped and has lost some of her chubby rolls :-)

JaMarion - posted on 02/25/2010

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Don't feel bad my son is 9 months and he weighs 25lbs and he's 18-24 months clothes right now. My doctor said he's perfectly healthy so your daughter isn't overweight.

Michele - posted on 02/25/2010

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I always buy clothes a size bigger for my girls B/C they shrink a little and you can always roll up the arms and legs bigger is always better when it comes to clothes

Crystal - posted on 02/24/2010

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Of Course it usually only works unitl about 2 years. like at 8 months buy 18-24 months.

Crystal - posted on 02/24/2010

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I have the same problem my 10 month old is 23 pounds and 29 inches and she is too big and tall for 12 month clothes. she is already in some 24 month. I heard a good way to buy clothes is to triple your babies age then buy that size it might be too big for a little while but they usually grow into them.
good luck

Michelle - posted on 02/24/2010

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Both my kids wore clothes way past their age & neither of them is/was overweight. My youngest is 10 months, "baby-sized" with chunky rolls & was just weighed in at 22 lbs 9 oz. He looked like that even at birth when he was just under 7 lbs. He wears between a 12 mo & an 18 mo now. I go by what fits, not the tags. I learned that lesson with my oldest (who was always tall & skinny) b/c he outgrew clothes he never wore b/c I went by the tag.

Elissa - posted on 02/23/2010

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First of all, your daughter is NOT "overweight"!!!!! 20 lbs at 9 months isn't abnormal. As to your question, this is a good lesson in not buying things far in advance -- you just have no idea how your child is going to grow - they are all so different. Can you try exchanging the clothes? If you still have the tags on, you could do that even without a receipt (if you don't -- there's another good lesson :) )

Nicole - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son is 10 months old and is 29lbs and 32inches..he varies in clothes so much, he wears from a 18months to a 2T. and honestly shes not overweight, my son only drinks like 22oz of formula day and maybe 3 jars of baby food...

Pam - posted on 02/23/2010

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to my knowledge they always wear clothes that are bigger in the months they actually are....I wouldn't worry about unless the doctor says there is a problem....and remember clothes are not made the same, some run small, some run big.....I have received gifts from london for my daughter and apparantly the clothes run small over even though the tag weight was true to her weight but the clothes were too small.....no fret, keep your chin up.

Sandra - posted on 02/23/2010

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My daughter was 25 pds at 8 mths. She has levelled out a little now, but she is wearing sizes 18-24 mth and even a couple shirts in size 2! Buy the clothes bigger and don't worry about how much your daughter weighs ;) my pediatrician told me that doctors don't start worrying about 'obesity' until 8 years old. So just try to relax and make sure your baby has clothes that are comfortable.

Caroline - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son was born 5 weeks early at only 5lbs 10oz and 18 inches long. He is now 10 months old and weighs 20lbs 5oz and is 29 1/2inches. At our visit last month, the Dr. told me she would like to see my son gain 1 more pound. I thought he was a little overweight and then to have her tell me he was 1 pound underwwight, i was surprised. He wears 6-9 month and is just starting to go into 12 months size clothing. From looking at him he looks very skinny, but he is very tall. He mostly needs the bigger sizes for the length.

Akeisha - posted on 02/22/2010

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my daughter was 20lbs @ 4 months, she is now 10 months , when i weighed her @ 9 months she was 30lbs. she wears a 4t .. she eats no food or drinks formula, she is breast fed only

TIPHINI - posted on 02/22/2010

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Every baby is different.. trying to live up to the doctors "averages" your going to drive yourself insane.. my son is 10mos and wears 18month clothing.. long as your baby is healthy and happy just buy according donate the clothes she doesnt fit to someone who can use them and guesstamate when purchasing the next seasons clothes i watch my sons patterns he has a spurt every 3mos so for summer i bought all 24mos and its been working for me since he was 6mos ive learned he always stay 3mos ahead.. a baby cant be overweight.. its a baby! long as your child crawls and will eventually walk and run all that "overweight" will burn right off!

Leticia - posted on 02/22/2010

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After three kids I learnt not to buy anything to far ahead unless it is useable in all weather conditions. If they are summery dresses and outfits try to find a cute little sweater and a pair of leggings or tights. My two year old wore summer dresses all winter and we live in Canada. As for the sizes they are almost useless as far as I'm concerned. I wish that they would sell clothes by length or height and not just weight beacuse as well all know everyone carries weight differently but your height a more standard unit.

Jen - posted on 02/22/2010

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You shouldn't go by clothing sizes to determine if you child is 'overweight'....Different brands have sizes that ranges drastically....My 9 month old daughter is 20 lbs and definitely not overweight. She is in the 50th percentile for weight right now and that's after having done some major catching up. She wears 12 mos to 18 months and even some things can be as big as 24 months. She's really not that big, but pretty long..98th percentile for length/height.... Go by what your doctor says, not labels. And buy what fits her a little loosely so she can grow into it. You'll never find clothes that she'll fit into forever!

Lisa - posted on 02/22/2010

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Forget the cothing sizes.. My Daughter at 9 months was just under 19 pound and at almst 10months old she is still in 3-6months trousers as they are all too long (she is just above average in height!!) and smack bang in the middle for her weight... I would just limit yourself on how far in advance you buy clothes.. there are no set rules.. all kids are different. celebrate it and try not to worry about the weight thing... :O)

Nikki - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son is 10 months old and he weighs 24 lbs...and i have him in 18 months and they seem to be working....he's real tall tho...his doc says his weight is perfect.

Jenni - posted on 02/22/2010

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The sizing issue for clothing is frustrating. My son wears clothes sized at 6-12, to 24m. I have gotten to the point of knowing how accurate the sizes are according to their brand, or I eye ball them. Please do not consider your baby "overweight". If your doctor was concerned, they would tell you, but there is such a range, it is hard to find an average. My children were all above average, especially my second. I adored his rolls. And like one of the posts said, once they became more mobile, those rolls abated somewhat. Also, they gain weight at a slower rate. My baby is 9 and 1/2 months, and is just over 20lbs. Yes, the clothes don't match his age, but who cares? He's healthy and developing fine and that is what really matters.

Amy - posted on 02/22/2010

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oh honey she is not overweight at all!!! That is actually a very average weight for that age. My son at his 9 month check up was 21lbs 11oz. and when they plotted it on the graph, it was only like the 64th percentile so that is not overweight. The problem with the clothes is not your daughter...its the people who make them. I swear these people have never had kids themselves! For the first 4 or 5 moths of my sons life, he still fit in some newborn and mostly 0-3 months! He is now in 12 months and almost out of those already. He is 10 1/2 months. I almost hate shopping for baby clothes anymore because the sizes are so wrong. I mean seriously, who makes clothes for 6-12 months....are babies not supposed to grow much between the ages of 6 and 12 months old...lol. Don't worry though. She will slim down alot when she starts crawling, if she hasnt already.

Brandy - posted on 02/22/2010

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All of my children have stages of growth, first they get fat and heavy then all of a sudden they get tall. It's sort of like they need the extra fat to cover up the bones when they grow. My 10 month old is the same way. He's 20+ lbs and wears 12-18 months but with evidence from the other two he will be wearing it for a long while because soon he will grow taller but stay the same weight.

Sarah - posted on 02/21/2010

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I am also having to buy bigger sizes for my little one because she is so tall. She is almost 10 months old and at her 9 month visit was 19 lbs and 29 in. She wears an 18 month size in length though a 12 month fits her waist. I guess I'd rather buy clothes bigger and have them a bit baggy than have her look silly wearing clothes too small for her. I'm sure she will always have this issue since she has tall parents! I am almost 6 ft and her dad is a couple inches over that. I just layer clothes when needed and do not buy things for her until she needs them. I won't buy summer clothes until a few months from now. Hummm...maybe by then they'll be on sale. :)

Stella - posted on 02/21/2010

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Nolan weighs 27lbs at his 9mo check up about one month ago. He wears 18-24mo clothes for a while now. He is walking and has been since he was just about 9mo and is still just a big boy. I agree that you just cant buy clothes farther than a couple months out...or if you do, leave the tags on! There are always time though where the sale is just too good, or the item is just too cute...in that case I always get gift receipts with the clothing purchases, pin the receipt to the clothing item and leave the tags on until I know he will be able to wear it.

Kyle - posted on 02/21/2010

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My oldest daughter weighted 22 pounds at her 9 month check up and at her 1 year old check up she weighted 22 1/4 pounds. Once they start moving more the less they gain. My youngest daughter is almost 19 pounds right now, 10 months, and is wearing 12 month clothes. You should be fine with guessing she will be in 18 months in the summer.

Michelle - posted on 02/21/2010

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honestly when they are this age don't buy ahead you never know what they will be from one month to the next if she is not already mobile you will find that as soon as she is she will slim down and fit the 18 months stuff and if the dresses don't fit as dresses by summer have her wear them as little shirts that is what we do the my daughter gets more wear out of things

Stephanie - posted on 02/21/2010

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I would think you daughter is probably not overweight. My 10 month old mainly wears 18 month clothes and is not overweight at all, just tall (23 lbs. and 30 inches at her 9 mo. appt.) I, too, purchased summer dresses at the clearance sales at the end of the summer that probably won't work as dresses, but I'm hoping they'll work with leggings as long tops. I'm assuming she'll slim down a bit once she starts walking and I figure they'll look pretty cute that way. What still won't fit, I'll probably try to consign for credit and purchase something else at one of the used clothes stores for kids. Hope these ideas might work for you. . .good luck, baby sizes are so all over the place we have anywhere from 12 mos to 2T that fits right now and boy can that be frustrating!

Heather - posted on 02/21/2010

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Wow-18 months already and only 20 lbs?!? She must be really tall! My son will be 10 months on Thursday, weighs 21.06 lbs and is 30" long. He wears 12 months just fine. I find that clothes at Target, Wal-Mart and K-Mart are right on the mark. Hope this helps!

Jenny - posted on 02/20/2010

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My son is twenty two pounds, I think, and he's been there for a couple of months. he is solidly in 18 month clothes though. I'm hoping he stays there, cause I have some really cute stuff in 18 month passed down from his brother that is for summer. :) Not holding my breath though. :)

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