How much does your chubby baby weigh?

Cara - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My 8th month old is a solid guy and has been all his life. He was 8lbs 7oz at birth, 19lbs at 2 months, 25lbs at 4 months, 30lbs at 6 months, and now weighs 33lbs at just over 8 months! He's wears mostly 24 month clothes which still have to be stretchy and jeans are just not an option. And even though there are days when I think my back is going to break from carrying him around - I love my big strong happy cutie and wouldn't change a thing! =) I know my little man tops the charts, but is there anyone else out there who can relate?

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Louise - posted on 11/27/2010

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All three of my children were 10lb in weight and my daughter was 9lb and 30z at five weeks early so she would of been huge! But she is now 2 and weighs 30lbs. She is very tall for her age and wears a size 3-4. I know you love your big cuddly son but he is going to have problems in learning to walk as his legs will not be strong enough to allow him to stand. Go and see your gp and take some advice as this could hold all sorts of health problems for him when he is older.

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Lisa - posted on 11/29/2010

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All babies are different in size. I know my mom always told me that my cousin was 34 pounds when she was a year old and now at 40, she's probably barely 100 pounds!!

Once babies start moving and crawling and walking, that baby weight falls right off and soon enough, he'll have a growth spurt and grow into the rest of his weight.

Jennifer - posted on 11/29/2010

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Christi, keep in mind that as he starts moving more, and eating solids his weight gain will slow down dramatically. He will likely grow taller, and his weight will stay the same for a long time until he is more proportioned. its not like he is going to continue to gain weight the way he is for the rest of his life. between months 9 and 12, my son only gained half an ounce because of how much he was moving. he went from being 76th percentile at 9 months to 46th percentile at 12 months. His doctors say that he is perfect.

as Laureen said, an exclusively breastfed baby cannot become unhealthily overweight.

Charlie - posted on 11/29/2010

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Yes my first was 10 lb my second was born 11lb 1 , both big boys exclusively breastfed both very tall , exclusively breastfed ( 1st only to 6 months ) .

How is he obviously ignorant Christi , He has more medical information about this child's development than you have received in this small thread with the little information given , given that you exclusively breastfeed he is getting everything he needs in the healthiest form , a child can not become unhealthily overweight from being exclusively breastfed .

Christi - posted on 11/28/2010

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Personally, I would get a new doctor. He is obviously ignorant to the medical issues it can cause your child now and later in life. My son is big for his age, but he is also extremely tall. I would get a second opinion just to be safe.

Amanda - posted on 11/28/2010

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I can defintely relate! I have gotten the looks of shock when you tell people your baby is only just a year, not two. Or having to buy clothes two sizes up and rolling the pants up a little.

My son was born at 6lbs 9 oz. and doubled in weight and height for the first year. He was around 11 lbs at his 6 wk., 20 lbs at his 4 month and 28 lbs at his 1 year. He was on target with sitting up and crawling but was a little late on pulling up and walking (we found out as he got older he had a slight delay in motor planning that caused some of this). He also was always on the taller side. Now he is 6 and is still one of the bigger kids in class (height and weight). He stays active in swim, football, soccer, tball, is at the top of his class in academic skills. He still eats less than his 1 1/2 sister and chooses to be mostly vegetarian (only chicken and not very often) but is just built to be stocky. Sometimes it's just genetics. I was like that growing up and still am. Everyone comments on how he's gonna be a heartbreaker and football player. Concentrate on the positives, you've been gifted with a great little guy and should enjoy all the things that make him special, and it sounds like you are!!!

Sarah - posted on 11/28/2010

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If your doctor said he is as healthy as he can be, then I wouldn't worry about a thing. :) Maybe that's just the way he's supposed to be. My little guy is thin...he's 14 months & weighs about 20-21lbs. Some may think he's too small, but he's as healthy as a horse. :) Just because our kids aren't right at the 50th percentile for their age/weight doesn't mean a thing in my opinion.

Jennifer - posted on 11/28/2010

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my Mr. was quite chubby until he started moving around more (around 6 months) and when he started solids (nearly 8 months). he's a year old now and is only in the 46th percentile for weight! its crazy! don't let anyone tell you he's not healthy...breastfed babies are supposed to be chubby! all that healthy fat goes towards brain development. if he were formula fed and that chubby it would be a totally different story. keep up the good work with breastfeeding, momma :)

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Sorry, can't relate :-( My son was born at 4.13 pounds and was such a SLOW weight gainer. I cried at every doctor appt. that showed a minimal weight gain. By one year, he was kind of caught up at jsut under 20 pounds. 5 1/2 years later, his early slow weight didn't make a difference. He's a healthy and quite tall in Kindergarten and close to 50 pounds. I have to admit I was always envious of bigger babies.

Sasha - posted on 11/28/2010

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my son has been chubby since he was born i relate to you honey. but i was not worried for him he was healthy no problems. but i believe there is no problem just keep up with your babys doctor. some parents just worry when their baby is fat instead of worrying when the child is skinny and not well nourished. up to this day my son is eight and in perfect health

Cara - posted on 11/28/2010

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Thank you for your concern ladies but ped says he's as healthy as can be! He's still exclusively breastfeeding with a taste of table foods here and there so really you can't do much better than that. He's very strong and has no trouble holding himself up. He's crawling, pulling himself up, and walks around while pushing toys. This is who God's made him and until we see a problem we're happy wiht how things are going.

Christi - posted on 11/26/2010

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Ummm, not to be rude but I think you shoud talk to your doctor about your son's weight. My son is just about to turn 2 and just hit 32lbs. You are putting your son at risk for so many health problems by letting him get that big.

Lisa - posted on 11/26/2010

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I'd have to look at the baby book to get his weights but my soon to be 2 year old was born at 10 pounds, 3 ounces and 23 inches long. He's never been chubby because he's always been so long but he's still probably 27 pounds and wears a 3T. Most people don't believe that he's not yet two!

When people asked how big he was they're in awe that I had such a big baby but I always tell them that I love big babies because they sleep!!! Both of mine (daughter was 9.9) came home from the hospital sleeping a 5 hour stretch at night.

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