weight of a 9month old

Kim - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 70 moms have responded )

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my son is 38weeks and only weighs 16lb 10oz. is anyone elses baby this light??? he is breastfed and on solids. he is a very active baby

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Cathryn - posted on 05/01/2010

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hi my daughter is 8 1/2 months and she is very active she was 6lb 12oz when she was born and she is now about 15lb or 16lb, a LOT of ppl tell me that she is very small for her age. but she loves her food etc and is extremely active. i take her to my health nurse each month to get her weighed etc and she keeps telling me that she is fine, as long as they are reaching their milestones - sitting, crawling etc and are happy you have absolutely NOTHING to worry about. i know its hard to ignore if ppl say something all the time as i get this a lot too, but she is a lot like i was when i was a baby. i'm not a very tall or heavy person. so if you're small or your partner is he is just taking after those genes. don't stress too much. just enjoy! :) hope this helps you some what...oh and my daughter is also formula fed if that makes a difference??

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Beth - posted on 05/12/2010

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My daughter will be 9 months on the 20th and she weighs 16lbs 9oz and the Dr said it is small but ok.

Miranda - posted on 05/12/2010

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HI KIM MY GIRL IS 9 MNTH AND A SKINNY RAKE
ALSO BREAST FED AND ON SOLIDSAND DOESNT STOP SHE IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE SHE HAS 8 TEETH. IT DOES WORRY ME BUT I KNOW HER FATHER WAS THE SAME WHEN HE WAS LITTLE I FED HER EVERYTHING TRYING TO FATTEN HER UP

Kaijeana - posted on 05/12/2010

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My son is the same way.The doctor was concerned when he was 4 to 6 months and only weighed 8 lbs. They found he was burning all his calories when he would breath do to a phenomenon called laryngomalacia ( floppy airway).He is doing well and is slowly but surely picking up the pounds. My mom says put it this way you save on clothing and diapers (wearing some 0-3 ,mostly 3-6 mo and in diaper size 1-2) thank God for small favors :)

CHRISTINA - posted on 05/12/2010

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ITS VERY NORMAL.. NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.. MY 9 MONTH OLD IS 17LBS.. SHE WAS 7.2 AT BIRTH AND EVERYONE SAYS SHE IS TINY.. SHE PRETTY NORMAL THO.. IT DOESNT TECNICALLY DEPEND ON WHAT THEY EAT ITS ABOUT GENETICS.. MY OTHER KIDS WERE EVEN SMALLER THAN HER.. MY 4 YEAR OLD JUST HIT 30 LBS! HE HAS BEEN IN THE 3RD PERCENTILE SINCE HE WAS ABOUT 6 MONTHS.. AND HE WAS A BIG BABY 8.8LBS! AND MY 6 YEAR OLD IS NOW 34 LBS! SHE WAS 6.10LBS AT BIRTH AND STAYED REALLY SMALL.. AT 9 MONTHS SHE WAS ONLY 15 LBS.. BUT I WAS VERY SKINNY BEFORE KIDS.. IM 5'10 AND WAS LESS THAN 120 LBS.. AND THE OLDER KIDS DAD IS 5'11 AND 130LBS.. SO THEY WERE JUST BOUND TO BE SMALL.. I THINK IF THEY DROP BELOW THE 3RD PERCENTILE DRS START TRYING THINGS CUZ THEY HAD ME DO A FEW THINGS FOR MY SON.. BUT NOTHING WORKED.. HES JUST SMALL..BUT THEY ARE ALL 100 PERCENT HEALHY!:)

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my son will be 9 months on friday. He is only 16lbs 4 oz. the doctor said he was doing great. as long as their developement to on the right track. my Son is active to...pullin gup, sitting, cruising. He will be just fine.

Sheree - posted on 05/12/2010

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wow compared to most of u my kids are very little they turned 9 months on may 10 and one of them is only 16lbs and the other is 19lbs both of them eat a lot especially the little one he's greedy but they arent gaining weight like i hoped the bigger twin he's kind of chunky (solid) so im not that worried but the little one he's so tiny he still fits in some of his 3-6 mon clothes and 6-9 mon clothes are a lil big on him

Suzannah - posted on 05/11/2010

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My little girl is 9 months & 5 days old. She weighs exactly 18lbs and is 28 inches long. The doctor said its right below the 50th percentile. She gets between 6-12oz of breastmilk a day and the rest is formula. I am feeding her baby food and she is starting to eat some table food. Every baby is going to grow differently because of all the different factors involved. If your pediatrician thinks he is healthy that is all that matters.

Amber - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son weighed 23 pounds at his last check up, and he is very tall. The doctor was saying babies all develop at their own speed. My niece is 14 months and just now hit 17 lbs. Both my niece and my son are perfectly healthy and weigh what is right for their body types. I wouldn't worry unless your doctor seems concerned. best wishes

Mary - posted on 05/10/2010

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How much did he weigh at birh ? My little girl is 38 weeks old and 18lb but she was 8lb 9 when she was born

Kristine - posted on 05/10/2010

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My Daughter was 9 mths old on the 2nd of may and she weighs 20Lbs My Son is 21 mths and he weighs 24 Lbs. I think all kids are different and some are smaller then others. As long as your Dr isnt worried I wouldnt be either.

Keely - posted on 05/10/2010

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My daughter is 36 weeks and 21lb but my first daughter was only 18lb on her first birthday and still at 4 weighs only 24lb but is not underweight and has loads of energy and both are perfectly healthy they all just develop differently xx

Fiona - posted on 05/10/2010

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my baby just turned 9 months and is 24lbs... she's off the chart in the opposite direction. I wouldn't worry about it, everyone is different and as long as he is eating I'm sure he is fine.

Stacey - posted on 05/10/2010

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As long as he is healthy. My Daugther Chloe weighs about the same and she was born 8/22/09. She is a healthy eater, breast fed and on solids. She was 6lbs 13 ozs at birth and 19 inches long. So her daddy and I are petite people 5 ft 6in and 5ft 1in so we don't expect a big baby. Check with yuor pediatrican, but as long as he is healthy. Good luck.

Rebecca - posted on 05/10/2010

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My daughter weighs about 16 n a half pounds. There's nothing wrong with your son being light. that means he's HEALTHY and that you aren't feeding him too much. Plus you don't havee to worry about your arm falling off after carrying him around all day :D Lacey(my daughter) has the Perfect muscle tone in her arms and legs and she doesn't have any baby boobies or anything. I love it. Everyone always compliments on how good my baby looks and how cute and little she is. The only thing that bothers me is that she's between sizes(3-6 and 6-9) and can't fit most of her 6-9 so i keep putting the six month on her and it's reallllllly hard to find just regular 6 month instead of either 3-6 or 6-9.

Hayley - posted on 05/10/2010

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my son is 9months old and he is 22lbs and is 28 1/2 inches he is also a very very active baby! he was also born 5 weeks premature

Katelyn - posted on 05/09/2010

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I don`t think that its really the wieght that you need to worry about ... as long as he is developing properly and learning.
me and my spouse are very small people, and my son was 5lbs 11ounces and now he is 18lbs at 8 1/2 months.
But we have been kinda spoiling him with lots of our food like our chicken and potatoes and such, mybe this will put a couple extra pounds on him!!

Lindsey - posted on 05/09/2010

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He's fine! Don't let anyone tell you he has to take formula to gain weight. Formula fed babies actually have a higher propensity to be overweight in general so don't compare.

My daughter is 16lbs 11oz at 8.5 months. She is also tall for her age, so she's quite skinny. Her doctor says she fine as long as she's healthy and growing which she IS and I'm sure your little one is too!!

Patty - posted on 05/09/2010

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My daughter will be nine months May 15th and she only weights 16lb. My doc told me that she probably wont gain much weight during this time because of her moving around so much now with the crawling and trying to walk. I breastfeed all the time and give her solids as much as possible. I think she is just fine and yours is probably too. They are very active now so dont expect for them to put on weight like formula feed babies do. Give him time he will shoot up there before you know it.

Megan - posted on 05/09/2010

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Proportion for weight to height really isn't an issue. The pediatrician only gauges whether or not your child has gained in weight and height on a consistent curve. My daughter has always been thin but on the taller side, but her weight and height have continued to go up on a consistent curve, so the doc is not concerned AT ALL! She just had her nine month check up and weighed in at 16 lbs 10 oz and came in at 28 inches long. Pediatrician said she looked GREAT! All babies will develop differently as far as height and weight...so try not to concern yourself unless the doc tell you to!

Tamie - posted on 05/09/2010

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charlie was 9mths on 7th may he had his 9month check last week and he was just 17lb he is breast feed and on solids to he is also crawling

Misty - posted on 05/08/2010

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my baby boy is about the same age and we've weighed him at home and the best I can tell he is a little under 17lb. He was born at 8lb 15oz so he hasn't even doubled his birth wt yet. But he eats solids very well and breastfeeds still and seems happy and healthy, so I'm not worrying until the Dr. tells me to. Some babies are just more petite than others. :)

Heather - posted on 05/08/2010

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My son is 8 1/2 months and just had a doc's apt. this morning wherein he weighed 21 lbs, 5 oz and is 27.5 inches long. However, my niece on the other hand is is 10 1/2 months old and only weighed a little over 14 lbs a few weeks ago. All babies are different and as long as your pediatrician isn't showing a concern you shouldn't be concerned as well!!

Nicholle - posted on 05/08/2010

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first of all you said that you breastfeed so that means that your child will naturally be smaller than iron rich formula feed babies.another thing to consider is that birth weight,parents ethnicity and both parents body type.there is a separate growth chart for breastfeed babies that was made in 2000 just because breastfeed babies are different than formula feed babies and should not be expected to weigh the same.i have had a run through with many doctors for this reason and also because many pediatricians still do not use this new growth chart and many feel that it is a rule not a guideline and such has produced many overfeed and overweight babies.i have breast feed all of my children and all have been considered"small or underweight" to some doctors and wic.until i found my youngest childs doctor who confirmed the above facts.my youngest child is now 9 months old and is 28.5 inches long and weighs 16 lbs 4 oz.sorry for the seminar but im tired of breastfeed babies being looked at as small,underweight babies(which in my eyes is someone telling me that i dont know how to properly take care of my childs nutritional needs)keep up the good work and take care

Jen - posted on 05/07/2010

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Both of my children were/are small. My son is 8.5 months and 15.8 lbs.

My daughter didn't even hit 20lbs until she was 15 months old. She's 2 and 4 months now and still only 25lbs after a recent growth spurt!

Claudia - posted on 05/06/2010

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Its ok..my baby weight last time 20 lbs 2oz. his weight is where it supposed to be. Im also breastfeeding and on solids. the only reason his weight a little more its because his height is above average

Rhonda - posted on 05/06/2010

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my daughter is almost 9mo. and weighs around 15lbs......
She was a 5lb. baby but is very healthy.

Suset - posted on 05/06/2010

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My daughter is 36 weeks and just above 14 lbs, Dr. assures me she's perfectly healthy, She's breastfed and on solids, and is also very active, size isn't always an indicator of health. My husbands siblings were also small babies and they're perfectly healthy, it's just in their genes. If I were you I wouldn't worry, especially if your doctor isn't.

Danielle - posted on 05/06/2010

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my son is 8 1/2 months and he weighs 16.2 lbs. i always worry to as other babies are so much bigger than him but he is fine in the weight chart. im quite small always have been so he must take after me

Leah - posted on 05/05/2010

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My daughter will b 9 mths on the 12th & she's 16 1/2 lb. It all depends on your baby's height body structure

Susan - posted on 05/05/2010

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My baby is 15lb 8oz. a fat baby isnt necessarily a healthier baby. The height and weight do not have to be in the same percentile. As long as he is on the charts and gaining weight you are OK. Plus if he is active and developing well why worry over what is probably genetics?

Sheena-Rae - posted on 05/05/2010

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My daughter will be 9 months on May 11th, she weighed 17lbs the last time i got her weighed. She was 16 01 for the longest time, and she eats solids like crazy and has her bottle every two to three hours.

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My little boy went for his 9 mos checkup today and he is 23 lbs and 29 in long... 90th percentile for both height and weight.

Tara - posted on 05/05/2010

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my little girl is only 14 lbs, 8 oz, same age. She is very active, eats lots of solids and there is no developmental delay. She's just tiny, but proportionate

Angela - posted on 05/05/2010

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My son has just turned 9 months old and is 17lbs, he is also breastfed and on solids but is already almost walking so he burns a lot of calories. He has always been light compared to some babies but the only time the Dr would be concerned is if they suddenly dropped weight

Ashley - posted on 05/04/2010

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MY SON IS 9 MONTHS TODAY AND WEIGHS 27 LBS AND 29 INCHES LONG. DR. SAID THAT HE IS THE SAME SIZE AS A 2 YEAR OLD.

Debby - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter was 13lb 15oz at her 8 month check up, and was 13lb 3oz at 6 months, so if she keeps the same weight gain she'll be about 14lb 4oz at 9 months. She's breastfed and generally has 3 small solid meals a day. She's on the same centile for height as weight (the 0.4) and they just put her down as a petite baby at her checkup. She's very active too, she was crawling at 6 months and is cruising now.

Donna - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter is nearly 9 months old, and 16lb 6oz. She is 30 in tall and also very active! I have always worried about her weight, but she is a very happy baby, eating lots of solids. The doctor is not at all concerned, as her daddy is very tall and slender, and she is happy, alert, and reaching all her milestones on time (if anything, she has been early with her milestones)
I would not worry, all babies are different.

Becki - posted on 05/04/2010

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My little girl is 8 1/2 months old and weighs about the same, she was weighed 3 weeks ago and was only 16lbs so i doubt shes much heavier than that now, she is also a very active baby. The health visitor was really pleased with her and shes a very happy and healthy baby so im not worried that shes small.

Janelle - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter is also small for her age. She will be 9mths on May 12th and is 15lbs. She has a very health appetite and is extremely active. She crawls, stands and dances and every once in a while gives us a step. My doctor has told me to feed her food from the pot and she is enjoying this immensely. I was a very small child and even during my first 7 mths I was wearing clothes i wors when I was 16. So dont sweat it. Once she is meeting her milestones I dont think that I have to worry about so dont worry.

Allison - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter is also small for her age. She's a little under the 10th percentile for weight and in the 50th for height. She's 15/5 lbs and 26.75 inches tall. My doctor said as long as she stays on the chart he's not worried about her. She's breastfed and loves eating solid food. She's crawling and pulling herself into a standing position--almost constantly in motion. I hope this helps. I was also worried about her, but my doctor pointed out that she is meeting all her developmental milestones, and in fact is ahead of schedule on some gross motor skills because she's small and more agile.

Amber - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter is 9 months on the 17th and weighs around 16.5 lbs on the scale at home. She is a perfectly happy and healthy baby!!

Magdala - posted on 05/04/2010

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he should be more, maybe you need to talk to your doctor to see how he can increase his food intake, have him taking baby vitamin. You should feed him every four hours, small meal.

Shannon - posted on 05/04/2010

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my son will be 9 months the 16th. He is 26lbs and about 30 in long. Doctor says all is good he is propotioned just right.. Very active little boy a few more weeks and he will probally be walking...
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Heather - posted on 05/02/2010

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My baby boy is 8.5 months and he's 31 inches long and 26pounds, he's not a fat baby, he is just huge, he wears 18-24mos clothes already, he's crawling, eating solids and lifting himself up on everything :D im impressed with him, but every baby is different, my friends baby is almost 2 and barely weighs 30 pounds so as long as your baby is healthy i wouldnt worry hun.

Lisa - posted on 05/02/2010

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My son turned 8 months on April 22nd and he's not quite 15 pounds yet. His doctor says that as long as he is staying on the same growth curve he's been on there's nothing to worry about. He's breastfed and eating solids and he crawls around like crazy! His last appointment at 6 months he was only in the third percentile for weight. He has no problem sleeping 10 hours at night so I don't think he's going hungry! Enjoy your son being so light! It makes them so much easier to haul around! :)

Nicole - posted on 05/02/2010

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Hi,
Being in Australia I had to convert Lbs to Kilos, my son is about the same, and hes on formula and solids, hes quite tall though, i'm not at all worried as his brother was exactly the same (hes now 8 years) hes just a tall skinny kid!! if everything is ok with his milestones then i would not be worried at all!!!
Good luck!!

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