How big is your child?

Tiffany - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 124 moms have responded )

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At my son's 6 month check up he was weighing in at 20lbs and 28in long, they say he is a big baby in the 85th-100th percentile. I saw a one year old girl last weekend who was half his size and walking, so I was just curious how other peoples kids are growing.

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Terry - posted on 02/25/2010

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I know what it is like to have a small baby. The thing that they recommend is offer cereal in the morning and at night. Also make sure to offer iron fortified foods such as meat and alternatives. Babies grow at different paces. Has she ever been tested for acid reflex, that is what my dughter got diagnosed. She takes a pill at supper and it keeps her from vomitting now. Just a suggestion.

Seairla - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter is 7 months and weighs 14 lbs and is 26 inches long. Shes only in the 25th percentile for weight which concerns me but the doc says its not a problem? Any ideas how to get her to gain some weight? She eats all the time so I have no clue why shes so small!

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Jennifer - posted on 03/08/2010

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My daughter was born July 22 and she is 12lbs 3ozs and 24in long. My kids are just tiny, My 2 year old daughter weighs 22lbs and my 8 year old son weighs 43lbs.

Sheronda - posted on 03/02/2010

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At my baby's 6 month check up she was 14 pounds 11 ounces and 24 inches long but like i said before she's always been tiny

Kim - posted on 03/02/2010

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My sugar bear (at his 6 month appt at 7 months) weighed 18.8lbs and was 29 1/2 inches long. In the 90th percentile in height and 50th in weight. He just now starting to get a baby gut. He's had chunky cheeks but my favorite is the drumsticks :-)

Jessie - posted on 03/02/2010

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my little guy is below the 10th percentile and his doctor says he is perfectly healthy. "a nice chunky, not a fat chunky" whatever that means I dont know but as long as baby has a healthy appetite she told me not to worry at all. and at this time they are so much more active than before so they are using that food for energy!

Jessie - posted on 03/02/2010

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at 7 months Hale weighed 16 lbs 4.5 ounces and 27 inches long. He is almost at the bottom of the weight range but very healthy. He was 6lbs 3oz when born and was exclusivley breastfed until 5 months when we started adding cereal then baby food along with the breastmilk. He wears size 6-9 months with the ocassional 12 month but sizes seem to vary a lot from brand to brand I've discovered. He is just about right for a breastfed baby according to my doctor. I am only 5 feet tall and daddy is 5'10 so I dont think he is going to be very big especially if he takes after me as I've always been smaller than my peers. I love my little man and I wouldnt want him any bigger cuz I have to carry him around! Delivery was easy peasy not a single tear or stitch, good things come in all sizes big or small :D

Jessica - posted on 03/02/2010

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At my son Jakes 6 month check up he was 20 lbs and 27.5" long I know how you feel I never see big babies!

Jessica - posted on 03/02/2010

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At my son Jakes 6 month check up he was 20 lbs and 27.5" long I know how you feel I never see big babies!

Elizabeth - posted on 03/02/2010

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My daughter at her 6 month check up was 13 lb 9 oz. just about 25 inches. They said she was under the 10th percentile, but they weren't worried, she's just small.

Diane - posted on 03/01/2010

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My son is 7 months old and wears 18 months clothes! But he's in the 95th percentile for weight and height. My dr is happy he's chubby and eating so well. Again, as long as your dr isn't worried then you shouldn't worry!

Amie - posted on 03/01/2010

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my son was born july 12/09...he is at the top of the scale and my dr is not concerned at all...my son eats 3 meals a day with 3-4 bottles and is not over weight by any means! his last check up..he was 18.6lbs and 28" long. I have a few friends where their kids are the close to my son's height and weight and we laugh....if my dr is not concerned than neither am I :)

Holly - posted on 03/01/2010

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Jayden weighed 20 lbs 11.5 oz and 27 inches long! He was 8 lbs 14 oz when he was born! Little booger is already wearing some 12 month clothes!

Diane - posted on 03/01/2010

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My son is a little over 7 months and is 25lbs and 29 inches. And I know 2 yr olds who weigh less. As long your baby is healthy and growing I wouldn't worry!

Sonya - posted on 03/01/2010

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My daughter was only 5'13 and 18inches when she was born at her 6 month check up she was 14'9 and 25inches. She is a smaller baby but totally healthy. Cutting her 5th tooth already too!

Kaley - posted on 02/28/2010

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My son is HUGE!! He is 7 months and weighs around 26 pounds and is 29 inches long. He was big to begin with though, at 10 1/2 pounds and 23 inches when he was born.

Suzanne - posted on 02/27/2010

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My son is 7 months and weighed 16 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 25 1/2 in at his 6 month checkup. At 7 months he now weighs 17 lbs and is about 26 in. My husband and i are both short so he has no chance at being tall i don't think, lol.

Suzanne - posted on 02/27/2010

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My son is 7 months and weighed 16 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 25 1/2 in at his 6 month checkup. At 7 months he now weighs 17 lbs and is about 26 in. My husband and i are both short so he has no chance at being tall i don't think, lol.

Terry - posted on 02/25/2010

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Josie got weighed at 6 months and she only weighed 13lbs 6 ounces. Health nurse checked her weight yesterday and now she weighs15lbs 6 ounces. Doing much better since starting solids. All babies grow at different stages. I worried about her weight cause she weighed 9lbs 10oz when born. It was scary but now I know she's taking her time growing

Kim - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son has just turned 7 months and weighs just over 11kgs so around 24-25lbs. Hes in size 1 (australian size) hes a big boy and was only 7lbs when he was born:)

Rebecca - posted on 02/24/2010

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my son at his month check up weighted 21lbs and was 28 in ong. He started outbig. He was 9 lbs 8oz

Tammy - posted on 02/24/2010

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At my son's 6 month check up he was 19 lbs 2 oz and 27 in long, at birth he was 10 lbs 11 oz

LaKesha - posted on 02/24/2010

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Don't worry my son at 6 months was 20lbs too. they will lose it once they start walkin. The doctor said they double there birth weight by 6 months. My son tripled his. I think its the milk LOL

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My son was born July 24th, and was 14 pounds 26 inches at his 6 month check up. Per our scale at home, he is now 15 pounds at 7 months. He is a little on the smaller side (about 5th percentile) and has been since 4 months, but happy and healthy!

Kelly - posted on 02/23/2010

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My daughter weighed 20lbs 3oz and was 28 1/2 inches long at her 6 month check up they said she was in the 96th percentile on her weight and 94th percentile on her height but she is healthy and beautiful!!!!

Kim - posted on 02/23/2010

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For my sons 6 month appt he weighed 18lbs 4oz. He was in the 63th percentile. The Pediatrician said he was doing fine and didn't have any concerns. He loves to eat and is healthy. He weighed 6lbs 8oz at birth. Sometimes girls are just smaller in nature and don't weigh as much. No need to worry, once he starts moving he will burn those calories up!

Anna - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son is 7 months old and weighs 23lb 12oz,he is in the 98th percentile and is the average height of a one year old! x

Tiffany - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is seven months and in the 90th percentile! He was 9.5 lbs when he was born and is just getting bigger but there's nothing wrong with that. He's tall and slinder not chunky. He wore size 3 diapers by 3 months and size 3 shoes @ 6 months. All babies grow at their own pace. Some people think my son's already a year when they see him or ask why he dosent walk yet because he's so big but when I tell them he's only 7 months they just look at me weird.

Amber - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son was born 5 # 15oz, and at 7 months he is a happy and healthy 16# 10oz. :)

Tara - posted on 02/22/2010

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My baby boy is in the 97th percentile...His daddy didn't even fit on the charts when he was a child. Lincoln (my son) weighted 22lbs at 6 mths.

Alyson - posted on 02/22/2010

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Yeah, they said he's in the 95th percentile, lol. And he was only 5.4 lbs when he was born!

Maggie - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son is almost the same as yours! He's a BIG boy too! He was almost 10 lbs at birth. My doc says as long as he is proportional.....he's in the 90th percentile for height AND weight. Think they would be concerned if say he was in the 100th percentile for weight and the 10th percentile for height.

Jess - posted on 02/22/2010

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Hi, my baby girl is 7 months, 1 week and weighs just over 25lbs - not sure about her length - she is very big though and i think that's why she still cant sit up unassisted.

Tammy - posted on 02/22/2010

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My 1st daughter is 26m and 24lbs and was in the 50th percentile and my 7m old daughter is 19lbs and in the 97th percentile.

Stephanie - posted on 02/22/2010

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my daughter adelynne was born july 26th and at her 6 month check up she weight just about 17 pounds. she is 26 inches long

Alyson - posted on 02/22/2010

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I have twins and at their 6-month checkup my son was 20.4 lbs and my daughter was 16.7 lbs. He's definitely a chunker and she's so skinny and dainty!

Melissa - posted on 02/22/2010

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Adynne, is 6mths old, she weighed 17lbs and 11oz and is 27inches long at her well baby check up.

Tara - posted on 02/22/2010

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I have a son that is 6 months weighing 21 pounds and 29 inches and a 2 and half year old weighing 25 pounds and is 33 inches- so I have one big boy and a little guy. As long as they are healthy and happy. I was hung up on percentiles since I have one over 100 and one in the 3rd it was concerning, but my pediatricion told me to ignore the precentiles which I do now!

Nicole - posted on 02/22/2010

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at my daughters 6mo she weighed 16lbs and was 25 1/2 in....her Dr. said she was right were she was supposed to be. she was 8lbs 5oz. when she was born. and people tell me that she is a big baby

Emma (Amy) - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter was 15lbs3oz and 25 1/2 inches long at 6 months. She is small but mighty, she crawling well and pulling herself up to stand. Doctor are watching her growth but I don't measure 5ft. Every baby is different!

Kim - posted on 02/22/2010

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my son is 7 months and was 20lbs and 28 inches long at 6months and his dr says he is a healthy boy

Kaitlyn - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter has a heart condition so she is a little on the tiny side. Right now at 6 1/2 months she weighs 8 lbs., 8 oz. and is 22 inches long.

Lauren - posted on 02/22/2010

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My 7month old daughter was 18lb 2oz on her last check up, day after she was 7month old. She is quite a long baby aswell but was born at 9lb 3oz so was expecting her to be a big baby but hasnt turned out like that, think shes destined to b long like her daddy at 6ft 3. :P She is also crawling, which she started crawling backwards at just after 5 and half month and is pulling herself up on furniture now. Shes a right little busy body but i was told by my health visitor that if they are bigger that they dont develop as quick but i think they all do their own thing when their ready!! Chloe is doing brill and i love everyday!! :D

Emily - posted on 02/21/2010

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my 7mo old is a little over 15 lbs and 26inches. the doc thought i wasn't feeding him enough, but what she doesn't understand is that i have small babies! his older brother is 7yrs old and just broke the 50lb mark! he was 27lbs at 2yrs old. my husband and i were both really little kids, too. there's nothing wrong with a baby that's healthy, happy, and developing normally. to me, size doesn't matter. my oldest was 6lbs5oz at birth and my baby was 7lbs2oz

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