weight at 9 / 10 months?

Michelle - posted on 04/03/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )

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My doctor told me that my 9 month old daughter was not gaining weight (she'll be 10 months the 12). She weights 13 lbs and has been there about 2 going on 3 months now. They say she is getting longer and everything else is growing but she's just not gaining any weight. I think its just cause her daddy and I are both small, but should I worry? I was just wondering what other babies her age weight?

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My little one is about 20lbs and has just started moving so im guessing her growth will slow down a little.  I wouldn't be too concerend my neice will be 2 this may and only weighs 20lbs and is perfectly healthly, just petite.

Katie - posted on 04/13/2009

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I love that picture!  I'm glad to hear that there is another "big boy" in this group!  My twins just turned 10 months on Saturday and my boy weighs 25 lbs., 4 oz., and his sister weighs 18 lbs., 9oz.  (Surprisingly my daughter was 2lb., 12oz. and my boy was 3lb., 14oz. at birth!  (10weeks early))

Dena - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter is 9 months 2 weeks and was 17lbs, 14oz at her 9 month checkup. I was worried that she wasn't eating enough food - very picky, only wants things she can feed herself. She does let me feed her mashed pototoes and, surprisingly enough, mashed avacado (loves it!!). The doctor said she was doing well, still needs about 24oz of formula a day.

Aquia - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter turned 10months on the 9th and she is 20lbs, 29 1/4 inches long so glad to see she is in the median range...her doc said she is in the 90th precentil for weight and height but I was like whatever....but my daughter was also 9'6 at birth...have you started giving her food? Like table food? Soft stuff obviously like potatoes, rice, veggies?

Lisa - posted on 04/13/2009

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My son is now 26lbs and 29" long.  He is still on the charts (barely) and the doc said he is eat the right amount, not too much.  Some kids have a faster metabolism and just gain it differently.  I am glad that your daughter is doing well now. 

Lisa - posted on 04/13/2009

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My son is now 26lbs and 29" long.  He is still on the charts (barely) and the doc said he is eat the right amount, not too much.  Some kids have a faster metabolism and just gain it differently.  I am glad that your daughter is doing well now. 

Danielle - posted on 04/13/2009

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also dont overfeed... babies have an internal system that tells them if they are full or hungry ... feed her till she is full but dont push ... overfeeding causes problems in the future...

Danielle - posted on 04/13/2009

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my daughter actually lost weight from her last visit but she is very active ... mine weighs 16 pounds now .. she is in the 40 % range but the doc said that her metabolism burns her food... as long as she is eatting there is nothing to worry about.. she has 2 or 3 meals a day plus snacks and her bottles.. mine is not a picky eatter she just isnt gaining anymore in the last couple of months... i see her happy and healthy so im not worried ...

Kayla - posted on 04/11/2009

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Well My 9 month old lil boy just got weighed on tuesday and  he weighed 18 lbs so I dn't really know how to help with this ? Cause Both me and my husband are tiny people but my son weight above average for his age so I could not help sorry!

Shayna - posted on 04/10/2009

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My daughter will be 10 months on the 10th and at her 9 month wellbaby appointment she was one ounce shy of 23 pounds and 29 1/4 inches long.

Shayna - posted on 04/10/2009

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My daughter will be 10 months on the 10th and at her 9 month wellbaby appointment she was one ounce shy of 23 pounds and 29 1/4 inches long.

Kelly - posted on 04/09/2009

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i have a friend with similar concerns so she is trying to make sure her daughter eats lots of avocado and cheese sauces and things to bulk up the diet with fat - you can still have these really smooth so no risk of gaging or choking. It has worked really well for her and her LO has finally started gaining weight.

Katie - posted on 04/09/2009

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I have twins that were born at 30 weeks.  We always expected that because they were 10 weeks premature that they would be small for their age.  They are turning 10 months on April 11/09 and my daughter weighs 18 lb., 6oz, and her brother weighs 25 lbs, 8 oz.  The difference could be for many reasons, girls are generally smaller than boys.  Testosterone makes the boys a little bigger. And my son has been on breast milk since birth, and my daughter was switched to a high-calorie formula (Similac Advance Neo Sure) since she was 3 months old.  We did not start them on solid food until they were 8 1/2 months old because their nutritionist said that formula/breastmilk builds lean muscle mass and that solid food will create only fat.  Muscle weighs more than fat.



If your daughter seems healthy I don't think that you should worry too much, however trying her on the Neo Sure might help boost her weight with some extra calories.  It is expensive, but the results are worth it.



Also today at the doctor we were told that when they grow in length sometimes their weight will plateau or even drop by a few ounces.  So as long as she is growing in some way, she's growing and that's all that matters.



Have some faith in yourself.  As long as she is being fed enough throughout the day, she'll be fine.  They burn a lot of calories when they're crawling around.

Stephanie - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son was 20 pounds at his 9-month checkup last week and he was in the 38th percentile I think. They said as long as it was somewhat proportional with his height it shouldn't be a problem, especially since both his dad and I are both pretty skinny.

Rasheda - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter is 21lbs @ 9 1/2 months. She is a big girl she eats adult food and baby food too. I let her sample on everything as long as it is not spicy.

Michelle - posted on 04/09/2009

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Thanks everyone! I go back to the doc on the 20 for a re-weight and check up. The doc said he wanted to keep a eye on her, She seems to be holding down her formula and food a lot better now. Thanks again for all your help and support. 

Keri - posted on 04/09/2009

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my son is 9 1/2 months and has been weighed 2day(9 april) and weighs 23lb 3oz and is alot smaller than my other 2 children but in the last 11 weeks he has only put on 3lb 3oz but i have been told not 2 worry about it all babies are diffrent

Sara - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter weighs 15'6" but she was in an orphanage until 8-1/2 months. She is 9-1/2 now. She's gained 1 lb in 3 weeks since we have bee home with her!!!

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my daughter will be 10 months on 4/13 and she is about 18.12. ,and shes on the teeny side. All babies are different , but at this age I think they should be gaining at lest a little weight each month .I know that out pedi..gives us charts each visit to show us where she falls with other children and shes been consistantly in the 20th percentile.

Liz - posted on 04/08/2009

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My twins just had their 10 month check up today. My son weighs 19 pounds 9 ounces. My daughter weighs 18 pounds 8 ounces.

Terri-ann - posted on 04/08/2009

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My daughter is 10 mnths old and weighs 17lb 10oz so i reli wouldnt worry... she put on 3lbs in 4 mnths! You'll know as a parent if there is something wrong with her like more tiredness etc.... if your reli worried talk to a health care professional.... good luck hun and try not to worry

Marina - posted on 04/07/2009

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I am average height and weight and my husbands family runs on the larger side. Our daughter is almost 9 and 1/2 months and she weighed 21.1 lbs at her 9 month checkup.  Another baby I know is 11 days older 21.75 lbs.  And still another baby who is a whole month and a half older than she is weighs 17 lbs. and has actually lost weight since he started crawling. I think it has to do with how she is eating and how much activity she has each day. But definitely check with your doctor if you feel uncomfortable.  And if you are still worried, get a second opinion. It can't hurt.

Amanda - posted on 04/06/2009

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My daughter weighs 17 pounds and the doctor said she had room to gain some more weight. My son had  a smilar story when he was one he weighed 20 pounds till he was like 2 he is packing some pounds, my husband is really small and never gains weight so I think that has a lot to do with it.

Azure - posted on 04/06/2009

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My son is 9 1/2 months and is 17 pounds. All the doctors thought that it is his genetic weight, although in the back of my mind, I felt like something was wrong. Since he is happy, active, and eats well, no one thinks it's a problem. We have now realized that he is having trouble with the oxygen levels in his blood and that is more than likely explaining his slow weight gain. If your baby has majorly dropped percentiles (my son went from 50th, to 25th, to 10th, and is now below 5th) then I would have it checked out. If your child has always been on the small side, then it might be their genetic weight. Since she has not put on any weight in 2 months, get it checked out! Don't let them tell you that she is just small. If your intuition is telling you something isn't right (as mine did), don't ignore it. Worst case senario is that you are just overreacting.

Nicci - posted on 04/05/2009

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My fat boy is almost 25lbs! But, my oldest has always been small. When she was a baby she didn't gain weight fast either and they docs ran all kinds of tests on her (nothing painful or stressfull) and came to the conclusion that she is just always going to be small, mostly because her dad and most of my mom's side of the family are small too (although I am not). She's always been healthy and eats normally. She's almost 12 now and probably doesn't even weigh 70lbs. She wears a girls size 10 pants and most of her friends are shopping in the the jrs. department. Each child is different. The best thing to do is ask your doc and see what he says. As long as she's acting fine and eating; I wouldn't worry!

Angela - posted on 04/05/2009

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my little girl just had her 10 month check up and weighs just over 18lbs.

Suzanne - posted on 04/04/2009

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All I can say is ask your pediatrician, if he or she doesn't think she is gaining enough weight, ask to see a specialist, if they think it is a problem.  However, it may be too early to tell.   My daughter is about 18 lbs.  And i think she is small for her age.  She will be 10 months on April 5th.  Good Luck!!

Michelle - posted on 04/04/2009

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we have started to give her more and more food, but with no teeth she gets chocked on some of it so we have to watch what we give her. she is always crawling around, in a hurry to get somewhere lol. The docs put her on some new formula, and it helped her stop throwing up as much (we tried them all). So I hope with the soilds and new formula that will help. Thanks for sharing and helping out. your little boy is a cutie by the way.

Rosetta - posted on 04/04/2009

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Ya I don't think I would worry to much my son wieghs just over 17 lbs and he is 9mn 3wks. What does she eat. Have you introduced adult food. We always allow our son to eat what we eat as long as its not to spicey, or what not. I think if you can just get her maybe on solid food that are easy to chew it will help. If she already is she just maybe to active and burns it off. I wouldn't worry unless she states acting like she has no energy.

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