How much do your 8-9 month olds weigh?
Karen - posted on 01/27/2012
Our little one will be 9 months on the 30th and she weighs 14lbs and is almost 27in long. She is happy & meeting milestones (crawling, standing, eating solids ...not just purees), so it looks like she is just petite. She is BF, just like out older daughter, who was bout 3lbs heavier by this time...
Trudy - posted on 01/25/2012
My little man's just finished a massive growth spurt going from 25th percentile at 6 months to now 95th %ile at nearly 9 months. He was putting on around 300g per week most weeks! Nurses say he's fine though and he's shot up height-wise (although always tall anyway) so he doesn't look fat.
Tiffany Amber - posted on 01/22/2012
Oh, and I figured 20 lbs. was about average for 1 year, with boys usually hitting it sooner than girls (on average). My daughter was 19.5lbs at 1 year, and her younger brother is there already at 9 months. She's 39 inches tall now at almost 3, but I'm sure my son will surpass her. He was the "tiny" one of him and his 2 cousins (all 3 of the boys born within 3 months of each other) but now there's almost no difference between the 3.
Tiffany Amber - posted on 01/22/2012
Don't fret over weight unless your doctor says there's a concern. There are so many factors affecting weight and size, chiefly genetics and the genes.
Our son was 9 months on the 9th, and he was 19 lbs. 8oz, at 29 inches tall. Chart put him in the 32 percentile for weight and the 78 percentile for height. Long and lean.
Roshan - posted on 01/19/2012
My daughter is 9 months and she is just under 15lb. She is so tiny. She is a very picky eater. My doctor says she is perfectly fine as long as she meets all her milestones, which she has. As long as they grow steadily on the growth charts it's ok if they grow slower.
Bernadette - posted on 01/15/2012
Jennifer, I don't think it really matters so much what percentile they are in, as long as the weight is rising a steady rate. The percentile chart goes on averages, and obviously each child is different. What percentile they are in will depend on a lot of things, like their body type, family history, what they eat, etc. My son is actually below the bottom of the chart, but that's ok because his weight is rising again - for a while it wasn't, and that's when they were concerned but it was because he'd been sick and lost weight, rather than that he wasn't gaining. But even before that, he was pretty much in the bottom percentile. I was a skinny baby though, and one of my sister's was always considered underweight too. We both ended up being tall and thin, like our dad. And my son is just going to be the same. So if your doctor says that your son is a good weight, even though he's in the 25th percentile, then that's fine. As long as you can see the increase in his weight is steady at each check up, then that's what matters.
Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2012
My son is 18.3 pounds and will turn nine moths on the 14th. He's Ingrid 25th percentile which I thought was not good; however the pediatrician says that he is a good weight. He is EBF maybe that contributes to the percentile? Not sure. He looks super healthy though and he has chubby cheeks and all that.
Bernadette - posted on 01/13/2012
my son just got weighed yesterday and was about 7.5kg (I think, maybe it was 7.3...) which converts to about 16.5lb. He is underweight though, and has been having regular weigh-ins since he was about 7 months. He was sick at 6 months, when he was due for his immunisations so we had to wait a few weeks for him to get better. He was nearly 7 months when he had them and they said he was WAY underweight, to the point where they found it concerning. He had always been in the lower percentiles, but was steadily going up. Then, from his 4 month to 6 month check up, his weight barely increased at all. But he had tonsilitis right about when he was due to start solids, so he didn't want anything to do with them and would scream if I tried to feed him. He was also on antibiotics for over two weeks, which gave him diarrhea so I'd say that, rather than not gaining weight, it was more that he'd lost weight. Who wouldn't if they had diarrhea for over two weeks, and had a throat too sore to want to eat? It is steadily rising again now, according to his latest weigh-ins. He is still below the bottom line on the chart, but rising quite sharply back up towards it. Also, skinny babies run in my family. I was a skinny baby myself. He is very happy, healthy and active so I'm not worried. He is going to be tall and skinny like my dad.
Sharon - posted on 01/12/2012
It's so odd with our little man....he's the same weight currently as our other guy was at 12mths, but he has no rolls anywhere, you can see he lower 2 ribs and doesn't even look big! I don't know where he stores the weight hahahaha
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