How much does your baby weigh?

Veronica - posted on 02/14/2011 ( 31 moms have responded )

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The doc just told me he's just a little guy and not to worry about the percentile, but the nurse said I should feed him more. He will be 10 months in a little over a week from now. He was always in the 50th percentile for weight before, but this time, he is just so small compared to everyone else, I guess. He even has a little tyke gut when he sits. I was totally shocked. He's in the 50th percentile for height btw at 28.6 inches. He doesn't go starving or anything, but I feel horrible about it either way. I am just curious what you guys feed your LO. He gets 2-3 8oz bottles a day, 1-2 6oz juices a day, and two jars of baby food and some grown up food like shredded chicken, fish, and veggies, plus a handful of cheerios to boot, so about 700-850 calories a day. Sometimes he doesn't even eat everything I serve him.

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Patricia - posted on 02/19/2011

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At my daughter's 9 months check up she was 23 pounds and the dcotor said she was following her "growth curve" perfectly she is 32 inches long.Tho i love it cuz she is a little bit chubby !!

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Alexandra - posted on 06/01/2011

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my son turned 1 on april 16 and last weigh in he was at 22 lbs, i dont know his percentile they tell me his weight id good.

Samantha - posted on 05/20/2011

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My daughter used to be in the 3rd, when born. She is one now and has been in the 1st for over 6 months of her life. My MD is not concerned. She has always been small and will just be little. She was 5 lb 7 oz at birth and is now only 16lbs, 6oz at her one year appt. She looks like a normal chubby 4-5 month old and wears 3-6 month clothes to prove it. If your MD isn't concerned, I wouldn't be. My husband and I are both petite so she is bound to be too.

Amber - posted on 04/01/2011

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i find the percentiles funny because a 2 year old should be around 30 pounds. my son is 23 pounds and 11 months old and is in the 25th percentile the doctor says. he eats all the time too. i think their scales are wrong

Veronica - posted on 03/11/2011

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Ok, so I don't think my little one is that small. He has quite the gut when he's sitting. I've up'd his calories to 900 and I feed him 3 bottles of 8 oz formula per day. The six oz of juice per day are diluted by 6 oz. of water and have always been. I was worried that it would be too much like candy for him. Plus, most days he may get just a small sippy cup now since I up'd his milk. I will wait for his 12 month check up and give you another update. Thanks for the posts. Keep 'em coming!

Maria - posted on 03/11/2011

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I'm in the same boat as Katie... my LO was a preemie (born 4lbs8oz), both my hubby and I are small... at her 9 mth check she was 17 lbs (around the 10th percentile) but in height she was at the 27th. He says not to worry so long as the baby is more or less at the same percentile/same curve since birth. Some babies are just small:-)

Tyreese - posted on 03/05/2011

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Well I can relate because last doc appt heidi weight 18lbs n 14.5 oz and one of my great neices weich at least 30 lbs at seven month heidi is 10 months look at it this way at this age snackin is like half of her diet b thankful that ur baby is average and not obese of under trust me I'm trying 2 keep my baby healthy and with a good diet because these r positive living traits that will last a lifetime

Carol - posted on 03/02/2011

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I would check which chart they are using the World Health Organization just put out a new chart, which reflected on breastfeed babies because some where coming up over weight then underweight. The current charts are for formula feed babies. Personally, i think its stupid. Its liek telling a pregnant woman, eat less, then a month later after she hasnt gained weight, eat more. When my son was born he was 5 lbs 5 oz, hes now 25 lbs and his sister who is ten months old is 21 lbs. She is breastfeed but eats very little adult food, only a few times a week. I think if baby is healthy and happy then there really isnt anythign to worry about, unless hes just a bit to heavy (like he weighs what a 5 year old does)

Julie - posted on 03/01/2011

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My Son is the same, but he also started out at just under 6 pounds when he was born( at 41 wks...). Every Doctor hes seen says hes in like the 20 something percentile but when they see where he started they say theres no problem. He is 10mo 3wks and finally hit 20 pound this week. He eats likw mad, and is a very happy baby so no one is worried at all.

Sandy - posted on 03/01/2011

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The growth chart should be a reflection of all babies regardless of how they are fed. 50th percentile should me half of ALL babies weight less, and half of ALL babies weigh more. I know an awful lot of breast fed babies who are near the top of the chart, so I'm not sure how accurate it is to say that breast fed babies are smaller.

Amber - posted on 03/01/2011

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My little guy Alex is 10 months and 1 week old, he weighs 27 lbs and he is around 34inches long my doctor is not worried about him being heavy because he is so tall it is well proportioned. He started walking at 9 months and 1 week so I think he may slim down a bit and even things out. He is a big boy. He eats everything he can find. Between 3 and 5 7 oz bottles with breakfast lunch and dinner plus snacks.

Janine - posted on 02/28/2011

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I absolutely agree with Jennifer S. The current growth charts being used are basically based on bottle fed babies. Breast fed babies are often smaller and if charts have to be used the should represent both breast fed and bottle fed averages.

Michelle - posted on 02/28/2011

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my daughter is 10 months she weighs 14lbs now she is into everything now and stands unaided every child is different my older daughter at 10 months old only weighed 12lb

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2011

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Here is something I think is important for everyone to learn/be reminded of:
"A note about growth charts

A growth chart isn't a test, where you are striving to get your baby into the 100th percentile. The growth charts show us the statistical distribution of weight, height , etc. in a particular set of babies (or children or adults). So if a baby is in the 50th percentile for weight on the CDC charts, it means that half of the babies of the same age in the US are heavier and half are lighter; if a baby is in the 10th percentile for height, then 90% of babies of the same age in the US are taller and 10% are shorter. Healthy babies, just like adults, can come in all shapes and sizes - a baby in the 3rd percentile can be just as healthy and normal as a baby in the 97th percentile. What doctors are generally looking for on a growth chart is that baby stay relatively consistent in their growth pattern (see below for why this may not happen with the current growth charts)."
http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/gro...

This has information from the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

Sandy - posted on 02/26/2011

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My first was a very little guy, and the doctor didn't worry about him until his percentile dropped. he was born in the 10th percentile, and then dropped to below 0 at 6 months, and has stayed there ever since. At 1 year he was a little over 15 lbs, and was 20lbs 3 oz at 2 years. If the doctor says not to worry I wouldn't worry. (trust me if there is an issue you have to go in ALL the time to have them weighed) They finally decided that Lucas was just a little guy, and they stopped worrying about him (after they had me keep a complete diary of how much he ate and how much i pumped for two weeks). If you are feeding him, and he eats til he is full, then that should be sufficient. I wouldn't personally feed him that much juice in a day, but that is a preference. Some things we used to try with our son was feeding him avacado (high in fat), and we added a lot of protein to his diet with yogurt and cottage cheese. he is still little at almost 3 years he is about 24 lbs, and the doctors don't worry about it at all.

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2011

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I really think every baby needs to be looked at individually. My new ped told me something I'd never heard before. There is actually a new chart for measuring % that isn't being used yet and it takes into breast fed vs formula fed babies and other stuff as well. My son is also small. He was born April 2nd and had a 10 month appt and was only 17lbs. But my daughter was also small and has always been in the 5th %. My husband and I are both smaller and have shorter people in our families(my MIL is only 4'10").
But as long as he is developing "normally" and starting to do the things in his age range, then I wouldn't worry about it at all!! That is what my ped said too!!!

Kristen - posted on 02/25/2011

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If your dr said not to worry then don't listen to the nurse over the dr. She shouldn't have voiced her opinion anyway on the matter. I am a nurse and I would never disagree with a dr. My 10mo old is in the 25th percentile for weight and he is 18lbs 2oz. He is healthy and happy and the dr is fine with his weight. He actually said that he is very happy with my son's weight. I feed him 1 fruit jar and a 4oz bottle in the morning, second feeding is a fruit and a vegetable and 4oz bottle, thirs feeding is a meat and a vegetable, and last feeding is 6oz of formula and 2Tbsp cereal. Throughout the day he gets pieces of bread or puffs. That;s just what I do but everyone does things differently. As long as your dr is fine with his weight and what you are feeding him everything is fine.

Janine - posted on 02/25/2011

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My daughter is almost 10 months and I haven't had weighed for a few months now so have no idea how much she weighs. She is very tall and petite(lanky). I do know she eats and drinks plenty and has way to much energy! Lol I look at her sometimes and think she's a skinny little thing, but then so is her dad and so WAS her mum. I don't worry too much about the recommendations as every baby is different and as long as they are healthy, happy and continue to grow they will be fine. :)

Camillia - posted on 02/24/2011

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my big guy is 10 months old and as of yesterday he weighed in at 21lbs 5oz and is 30inches long so he does not look big but he is very heavy. he will eat just about anything he eats his baby food maybe 4 jars a day of stage 3 and he eats Gerber graduates meals like 1 or 2 a day then he has snacks like cereal or Gerber puffs or the chips and then he still drinks 8 oz bottles like 30 min after each meal. so about 4 bottles a day then a extra one in the middle of the night. i feel bad like u do because even though my son is a good weight he seems to be hungry all the time. his doctor actually told me that if he was like 2 or 3 inches shorter that he would be over weight but for now to keep doing what i am doing.

Crystal - posted on 02/24/2011

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It is really odd to me. My daughter is 10 1/2 months, she weighs 21 lbs. 5 oz. and is 28 1/4 inches long. The way alot of you are talking, that is a good size. She is so petite to me. My other daughters were huge. And oddly enough she was the biggest when she was born 8 lbs. 15 oz. It makes no rhyme or reason, its your baby and no matter how big or small, that is what he or she was meant to be. As a mother you know what to do... you just have to realize they are their own person. Don't worry!

Shelby - posted on 02/22/2011

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My little girl was 10 months on the 13th and was 20 lbs at her 9 month check. She eats 5 times a day, 8 oz bottles (4 oz bottles twice a day with a 4 oz veg or fruit).

Jeanette - posted on 02/22/2011

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All children are different! I have 5 children and they all developed at different rates. My 10 1/2 month old daughter just reached 13lbs! And she is about 25" long. She does not roll over completely (when she does she hates it!) and she does not sit by herself at all. But it's all good! She will get it in time. We had alot of trouble recently when she would eat....found out after 2 weeks she had pneumonia. Now she is eating and can't get enough! Hates baby food and wants to eat whatever we are eating. I would say that if the you pediatrician says your child is healthy, then don't worry about it. And I don't know of any child who eats everything you give them!! By the way, I have never paid attention to the percentile stuff. My children are all healthy and fine!!

LETICIA - posted on 02/22/2011

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My son will be 10mos. On the 25th. He weighs 22lbs. (50-75%) & 32in (75-90%). He doesnt look thin bt based on ht. He is & he eats 3 stage 3 jars a day. Some times a serving of pinto beans, rice cereal twice a day, 3 stage 2 of fruit & 2-3 8oz
Bottles daily & md says its ok to feed him more if he wants more. He also eats a whole medium sized pancake 3-4x a week.

Emma - posted on 02/21/2011

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My 10month old little girl is a small one too - she weighed 18lbs and is quite short, and isn't developing very fast (doesn't crawl or anything)

I've stopped taking her to the health visitor now (was only weighed last week as she was in hospital)

If he wasn't being fed enough I'm sure he would let you know!!

Elisha - posted on 02/20/2011

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My little chunky monkey is 10 1/2 months he's 22lbs 12oz his dr teases him saying yep you never miss a meal.....lol he's a big boy but he was a born big 8lbs 01oz

Susan - posted on 02/19/2011

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I just had my LO's weight and height checked yesterday was told he was in the 90th percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height so he is on track - he is 9.5months old now.



He was born slightly on the smaller side (that is only in comparison to other peoples bubbs that I know of) he was born at 3.19kg (sorry Im in Australia so dont know ounces or pounds) but anyhow, I feed him 3 meals per day and breastfeed on demand.

Katie - posted on 02/19/2011

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My daughter's 10 1/2 month and she's just a little peanut. At her 9 month appt, she just finally made it to 16 pounds. She's in the 10th percentile. 2 weeks ago, she was sick, so we went to the doctor, and she was about 16 1/2 pounds. (Just under the 10th percentile, but she wasn't eating a whole lot while she was sick) Her doctor's not concerned. When she dropped from the 50th to the 25th she thought she wasn't keeping a lot of food down because she spit up so much, but when she went from the 25th to the 10th, she wasn't that concerned. Also my hubby and I our both small (I'm only 5'2" and he's 5'7" and we're both also skinny) I'm thinking that by now at 10 1/2 months, she might be around 17 pounds, but I'm not sure. Every baby's different. If your baby is happy between feeds, and "looks" healthy, then I think he's fine. My daughter's only in the 10th percentile, but she's got these little chubby theighs and little chunky cheeks, so she's definately not starving.

Amanda - posted on 02/16/2011

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last I had my daughter weighed was kast month for her 9 month check. She was only 18 lb 5 oz 9I say "only" because she was 9 lb 8 oz at birth). She was 30th percentile but doc said she was fine. As long as they are eating and gaining some weight, I am not worried.

Hellen - posted on 02/15/2011

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my son will be ten months in a week and he is a big boy, already over 30lbs and very tall. he eats whatever goes into his mouth. he has three main meals a day with snacks and drinks in-between. he is naturally big i guess. so I think you should not stress much if your LO is healthy and eating. some babies are just small. all the best.

Alyssa - posted on 02/14/2011

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ya my doctor told me to feed my daughter more because i guess she is little and is in the 15th percent, but she is 16lbs 5oz, and almost 10m. she looks good for her age and she eats all the time doesnt stop

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