how much my child weighs
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Amy - posted on 02/20/2010
I wouldn't worry. My youngest, also my littlest, was only 14lbs at 1 year. She is now almost 4 yrs old and weighs 25lbs. She is also shorter at only 35in but developementally she is where she needs to be if not ahead. She loves to eat but uses all the calories running around. I am not too worried as my sister was small as a child and even now is only about 5'3" and maybe 110 lbs. Unless your doctor thinks there is something to worry about I wouldn't. Or if they don't seem to want to eat. Otherwise enjoy the time with them when they are little and remember as long as they double their birth weight by the time they are 1 they are doing what they need to be.
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Allyssa - posted on 02/25/2010
No you should not be worried. My daughter is about 20 lbs and shes a year old. Her doctor says that most babies her age are taller and weighs more than her but that does not mean there is something wrong with her. Every baby is different and she is right where she needs to be and right in the same percentile of when she was born. So she is perfectly fine, just a little petite. Like me:) I was the same when i was a baby and im very petite myself and short. So that just means shell be more like me. My friend just had a son who is 3 months old and weighs 16lbs! So the weight of your child does not mean he or she is not perfect. Just remember every baby is different and im sure when she starts the toddler stage she will starts eating more and growing more. You have nothing to worry about!! Hope this help a little.
Linda Kester - posted on 02/24/2010
Hi, my son now is 23, but I know what you are going through. When he was born he weighed 6lbs 11 ozs., at 2 months he only weighed 7lbs 11 ozs. He only weighed 15 1/2 lbs at one year and was only 27inches. The size of a "normal" 7month old. I wasn't worried about him, but the doctors were. He quit growning twice in his first 15 months of age. We ended up going to D.C. Children's Hospital for tests. He ended up having "Growth Hormone Deficency". He had to take shots three times a week until he was 16 years old. If you are really worried all it takes is one little blood test to determine if there is anything wrong. Otherwise don't worry.
Brooke - posted on 02/23/2010
my little girl at 1 yo weighed 8.84kg now a month later she is 8.9kg... but she grew 1.5cm. They take it in turns, put on some weight then grow a bit taller. I am not worried at all. The heavier a child is whilst they are young the heavier they will be as an adult.
Teresa - posted on 02/23/2010
My oldest son was always low in his weight til about 3rd grade, His fist 3 years I kept taking him to the Doctor and His reply was always the same, they will eat when they are hungry just keep them hydrated. As for not being as big as a younger child, how active a child is plays a part, what foods they eat and sometimes even the formula plays a part. Your child will be fine, they will go through these stages, due to growing spurts. Abut the time my son started getting where I thought he should be he would grow 3 inches and I would go right back to worrying. If your baby isn't sickly, shes active and alert she is just fine. He is now 33yrs old almost 6 foot tall and has a 4yr son and a 11 year old daughter who do the same to him.
Flugel - posted on 02/23/2010
My son Aaron is 15 months and weighs 10,10kg's, his older brother weighed 12,50kg's at that age. But I have come to learn that all children are different. Aaron is is very active little boy, constantly climbing on things and running around all day, he eats a very good amount of fruits and veggies everyday and loves all diary. the clinic sister that gave him his 15 month inoculations on Monday said even though he weighs a little less than the average 15 month old she can see that he is growing well as he is the correct height he should be. I was always underweight as a child so I think he has my genes.
Ladies please don't worry about the weight thing, our kids will have to worry about it enough when they are older. As long as they are healthy and active and reaching their milestones you have nothing to worry about.
Rachel - posted on 02/22/2010
My middle daughter is five and was a solid little miss up until she was 2 then she thinned out big time and got taller. I stressed about her to but it was just her system sorting it self out. She is five and still wears size 3's but she's clear on the doctor, growth and weight situation. Best thing to do is not compare unless she appears to be struggling. All kids develop differently, ie size, height and weight at different times. My niece is 6 months younger than my youngest and is taller and weighs the same as my girl? Gene's are a wonderful thing.
Bianca - posted on 02/22/2010
My daughter weighs more than 8 kg and is 8 months old - but was 2.5 months prem. so really about 5.5 months old corrected age. she was 1.265 kg when she was born - off the percentile chart and now she is in the 95th percentile for her corrected age!! She loves her food :-)
Rachel - posted on 02/21/2010
The information that Becky has posted were our symptom's that finally got us a diagnosis ie sudden lose of weight, sleeping half days and whole night's or whole 24 hrs (scary) didn't grow for 3 months etc. My Profile photos is my daughter at 4 months strong as but tiny. She has finally got into size 1's some 2's and she's three in June... She is perfectly healthy and happy and really quick, love her dearly my wee girl.
Becky - posted on 02/21/2010
If she is otherwise healthy, active, meeting milestones, and seems happy, then I don't think you have anything to worry about. Some people are just built small. She may be one of those lucky people who will never have to worry about her weight no matter what she eats!
Some red flags would be if she suddenly lost a lot of weight or did not grow at all for a long period of time, if her temperment suddenly changed, if she was not meeting a lot of milestones, if she was very lethargic, sleeping a lot, or seemed to have no energy, or if she had a huge change in appetite (although that does happen as they approach toddlerhood!) If you were seeing those things, you should take her to her doctor, but if not, chances are good that she is perfectly healthy, just petite.
Rachel - posted on 02/21/2010
Don't stress mate, I have a 2 n 1/2 year old that only just weighs 12.5kg and she is perfectly normal height and weight for her body type. She didn't have a good start and we spent a lot of time worrying bout her weight, food and drink consumption, She was not a real big eater, drank only 150ml's of formula and was full. She is only little, but is o.k. so unless there is something medical going on ( Check if ya really concerned we waited a long time for someone to finally tell us something, turned out she has a heart murmur.) just make sure she eats and drinks whatever she does and you'll know if there is anything to be really concerned about. Do seek medical advice if your not sure or talk to Plunket.
Lisa - posted on 02/21/2010
my third child was 10 # 8oz at birth but at 1 year old she was only 16# 10oz which is only @1 # more than what your daughter is now. Is she hitting all of her milestones, is she happy (smiling and interacting with those around her) and healthy? If yes then she is where she needs to be. Every baby is different and don't start the comparison game, it will drive you nuts. God blessed you with a baby, go with your instinct and be confident. Hopefully you have a doctor that encourages you:)
Rachel - posted on 02/21/2010
I wouldn't be worried my second daughter was only 8kg at 18 months. My 4th daughter who is now 5 months old is already 8.5kg. All 5 of my children have grown at different rates but all grew consistantly, not losing or gaining rapidly. As long as your daughter is happy, healthy and reaching all her milestones there is nothing to worry about. Just remeber not all adults are the same size...so not all children are going to be the same size.
Rosie - posted on 02/20/2010
all 3 of my children are little peanuts. they all 3 have a condition that makes it difficult for them to gain much weight, so i have alot of experience with underweight kids. every doctor and specialist i've seen (and i've seen alot) tells me as long as they are following their OWN curve than they are just fine. as long as she's not losing weight, and they have ruled out any medical condition, she'll be fine. if it makes you feel better my boys are age 10, and he's 50 lbs(22.7 kg), my 5 year old is 40lbs (18.1 kg) (he's my "big" child, and his weight gain has happened in the last 2 years before that he was less than the 3rd percentile), and my 2 1/2 year old is 21 lbs (9.5 kg). they are all healthy, happy little boys.
Jennifer - posted on 02/20/2010
My son is 6 months and 20 pounds 3 oz. He is in the 95 percentile. I think all his cubbyness is cute. He is hitting the milestones. He is healthy and happy. Every one that ask how old he is, is suprized when I tell them. They think him to be older. I got over that quick. If the doc isn't worried about his weight then I'm not either.
Lindi - posted on 02/20/2010
My daughter is right around the same weight and she'll be 8 months old this week. And just recently she had a huge growth spurt and weight gain thats the only reason she is even that big. Just be sure she looks and acts healthy and is getting fed enough. At this time babies start becoming more active and burn more calories and need more intake. Just like adults...babies all vary in size, so she may be small and thats okay!
Jodi - posted on 02/20/2010
Jenni, you should only worry if your daughter is having issues, not eating, not gaining any weight, or losing weight. I am assuming you doctor isn't worried?? My daughter was only 7.3kg at that age, and she was only 8.5kg at 12 months (she was 2.2kg at birth). She is now 3 weeks shy of 5 and still only 16kg. I wouldn't worry about it as long as her regular doctor (and I emphasise regular) isn't fussed.
Chelsey - posted on 02/20/2010
dont worry about that unless they loose a lot of weight in between shots my 3 year old only weighed 5 lbs 14 oz and they ran me everywhere i was at a doctors office almost everyday for the first 8 months when i had my second one she was only 5lbs 5oz and i was smart about it now and i told those doctors im not going to any specialist unless she looses a lot of weight because if she is not loosing than she is gaining and she is healthy she is just small.
Miranda - posted on 02/20/2010
My daughter was about that at one year. Not even on the charts. I personally doubt you have anything to be concerned about, but you can discuss it with your ped at the next appointment. We started giving Charlotte pedisure and she started eating less. No matter what we did, her calorie intake and weight gain stayed the same. It really felt like her body knew what it was doing.
Renae - posted on 02/20/2010
Link below to World Health Organisation Growth Chart for girls birth to 2 years:
50th percentile is average weight, above 75th is big, below 25th is small. You should also check to see what percentile your baby was born at, most babies stay on the same percentile for the first few years of life. If your baby is below the 25th, check with your doctor, but it may be that she is just small. So long as she is growing and is well nourished it usually isn't anything to worry about.
Ann - posted on 02/20/2010
My son was only 7.7 kg (17 lbs) at 9 months. He was only in the 5th percentile for his weight and age in the US. However he was gaining. He is now 17 months and 9.9 kg (22 lbs) and also has moved up to the 25th percentile. I guess what I am saying is as long as your doctor is not worried and as long as she is gaining, I wouldn't worry to much (I would still worry a little, I have been this whole time with my son.) My doctor wants to see my son every three months to make sure he is still gaining, and if I feel the need I can call to make a weight check apointment at any time. I did this when Sept. rolled around and I could not get his one year physical until the next month. Mom's know best so if you feel that there really is a problem, communicate with your daughter's doctor about your concerns. If you feel he is not listening to you get a second opinion.
Toni - posted on 02/20/2010
If you are worried, your best option is to talk to your doctor. Some babies are naturally smaller and lighter than others. My daughter was a lot smaller than babies half her age but still healthy. (although she had a medical condition present before birth that hindered her for a while) Your doctor would be able to rule out any conditions and put your mind at ease. I'm sure she is fine. :-) Best of luck!
Maria - posted on 02/20/2010
At 7.1 kg (or 15.65 lbs.), she is in the 8th percentile in weight for her age.
My daughter was in the same percentile at that age, and she is perfectly healthy. I stressed about her weight for a long time, but please do yourself a favor and look at her not by her weight or how much fat she's got on her bones, but by her general appearance and alertness.
If her skin is clear, she is active, alert, developing generally on schedule, and her pediatrician is satisfied with her health, then I would stop worrying.
Really! Save yourself, your partner, and your daughter a lot of worry and unnecessary concern. Babies won't starve themselves. They eat just as much as they need. Don't push food on her, either.
Your daughter is small, and that's okay. So is mine!
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