18 month old stats
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My son is only 21lbs. 7oz. and is 30 1/2 in. long. He did lose weigh around the middle of his first year due to sever constipation. He also has low muscle tone due to a genetic condition.
If Alex is eating and sleeping and growing (even if only a little) and is active, then I wouldn't worry. Of course, if it makes you feel better and puts your mind at ease, go ahead and talk to your child's doctor about your concerns.
Also, my son's pedi said it was very common for children to slow in their growth and not eat as much at this age...that they just don't need a lot of calories. She said that if my son is eating one good meal a day, that's pretty much all I can expect.
My son usually eats half his breakfast, a huge lunch, and no dinner (though he does eat some dinner a few days a week).
Danae - posted on 05/30/2010
My daughter was 23 lbs. 6 ozs. and 34 1/2 inches at her 18 month appt.. She has always been in the 95%+ for height and from 30-50% for weight. I was told at her 18 month appt. that as long as they don't lose weight (unless overweight...my nephew was almost 40 lbs. at 18months!) that they are doing fine. She gained less then a pound from 12 to 15 months, but then put on exactly a pound from 15 to 18 months.
Colleen - posted on 06/12/2010
Yes.....love your little one. My guy is also 23 1/2 lbs and 31 inches. (its his cute little legs that are the shorty of him) He is just able to climb up on the couch and chair now and still can't walk up our very steep steps. But he's so perfect for him. I'm only 5' and my hubby is 5'5 so we weren't expecting a basket ball player. My guy has a small head too but hey, hats fit him great then!! He's perfect for his own growth curve.
Darlene - posted on 06/11/2010
Hi Noah is 18 1/2 months and had his chicken pox vacination (what all children get at 18 months in australia) and his a big boy he weighs 13.6kg (30lbs) and is 83cm (32.7 inches) so in weight he is in the 89.6 percentile and in height he is only around the 37 percentile, last weigh in he was on average for weight but since he started walking at 16 months he has had more energy and eating more. Also like to add that he was born 24 days before his due date and was 7 pound 5 and 54cm.
Melanie - posted on 06/06/2010
My Daughter Paea is 24.2 lbs and 33.8 inches on her last checkup the doctor said she is under weight for her age but her height and feet size seem to balance her out she is almost in a toddlers size 8 shoe all her food seems to go to her height and feet
Makayla is 18 months old and she weighs 22 lbs. 4 oz. and is 31 inches tall. To me, she seems to be a petite girl. She never got the baby rolls or anything like that. She's always been really small. But the doctor said she is fine - she is in the 25 percentile for her age. I asked if I need to fatten her up and the doc said no, don't worry about it - don't want an obese child, which is a major problem in the US. So, I think your child is just right.
Georgia - posted on 06/03/2010
My 18month old is almost three feet tall and just over 30lbs. But he has also been 30lbs since oh god, 9months. I wouldn't worry about it unless he isn't eating regularly, especially if your family is small. I was a small kid but my partner comes from a tall family hence my son's genes.
Tareena - posted on 06/03/2010
My daughter Rose is 27lbs 13oz and 33.5 inches long. Her pediatrician said she is the average height/weight of a 2 year old girl. I do get comments on how big/tall she looks for 19 months old from complete strangers. Sometimes they go overboard comparing their child to her and it almost offends me. I had a grocery store clerk go on and on about how little her daughter was compared to my daughter and her daughter is 5 months younger. She shut up when I told her that my daughter was the same height/weight as her daughter at 13 months old!
Mary - posted on 06/02/2010
Marshall is 23lbs 10 oz and was 32" long. He is skinny, always has been. The doc wasn't worried about it, we chatted about this exact topic. Essentially the main thing is to look at their growth curve, it should follow a certain pattern (whether its above the "average" line or below it doesn't matter as long as it follows the same pattern. If it were to change drastically then that is when the doctor said he would worry. The doctor should be able to show you their growth chart.
Megan - posted on 06/01/2010
Karen is only weighing in at 20lbs 4oz. That puts her in the 4th percentile for weight. She eats everything in sight, and the pedi isn't worried. She has little rolls around her thighs. She's just THAT active ;) It's amazing how different these little ones can be!
Mary - posted on 06/01/2010
My son David is 28lbs 10oz at 18 months old. He has always been a big boy though. I havent measured his height in a while sorry. He has always sat just above the average height and weight for his age. All kids are different heights and weights, No need to worry. My nephew who is 19 months now was only 22lbs 7oz at 18 months. He is very skinny but tall, although he puts food away like nobody's business, probably eats twice the amount of David. Their all different just like adults.
Monica - posted on 05/29/2010
My son just turned 18 months also, and is 22 lbs, 14 ounces. He is only 30 3/4 inches long. When he was 4-6 months, he was more like 50%-60%th percentile for height but has since gone down a little at almost each visit. My husband and I are about average height, I'm 5' 3, and my husband is almost 5' 9. Our two older kids have never been this short, so I was just a little concerned. Has your son followed his curve pretty well? Our doctor said if our son goes down again by 21 months (she wants to check him again before his 24 month visit), she may want to run a few tests. My mom keeps assuring me he is fine and may just be on the shorter side. I can't help but worry as a mom, and I just want to make sure he is healthy and all is okay!
Kelly - posted on 05/28/2010
Odin is 23 lbs and 33 1/2 inches so I would say your doing alright! you have to remember that every child is different and that they don't always line up on the doctors charts. Odin is in the 5%group for weight and the 75% for height, but I told the doctor that there should be two charts since there are two ways which babies are feed; breast and formula.
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