my baby is 10 months and weighs 20lbs...is this normal?
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Rachel - posted on 02/25/2010
My son has ALWAYS been a big baby. At his 2 year checkup he was 37 inches tall weighed 37 lbs. His doctor said he was bigger than any other kid his age lol and that it was perfectly fine. He is almost 2 1/2 years old and weighs 39 lbs. Hes not chubby in any way. Hes just solid. His daddy and my brother were the same way, and both of them are now tall & thin. MOST babies stay around the same weight from 1yr to 3 yrs old. So dont worry. Its very nromal.
Jessielea - posted on 08/04/2011
my son is 20 lbs and 29.5 inches tall at 15 months. He's not eating good mostly anything with carb but fruits. He just started taking organic soymilk since he's allergic with regular milk. I am still nursing him up to this time coz i'm not sure if it's good to wean him when he's so little and picky eater. I am very worried about his weight issue and plan to see a pediatrician. Any advice here would be appreciated.
Tracey - posted on 02/26/2010
My daughter was 21lb when she was 7mths old, i dread to think what weight she is now at 9mths as she feels really heavy but when she weighed in at 21lbs 2mths ago the health visitor wrote in my baby record book that she was a healthy happy thriving baby so it can't be a bad thing :)
Tabitha - posted on 02/24/2010
My daughter is 15 lb at 6 months and i DONT think she will gain more than 1 lb a month from here till one yr so I think your daughter is RIGHT on track ask your doctor her percentile,The percentile is how many kids her age are her size and weight.
Ashta - posted on 02/24/2010
I think its normal. All babies are diff. I have a lil girl and when she was 7 months she weighed 17 lbs. Her doctor said she was just fine and that he liked chunky babies. She is almost 2 and is still kinda chunky but as soon as she started walking she started to slim down.
My seven year old grew like a weed. He was 6 pounds 7 ounces at birth, but was 18 pounds at 3 months of age. He was just a really big boy. By the time he was a year old, he looked like he was 3. He eventually slowed down after the toddler years. Now he's average weight and height for his age. My other three children didn't grow near that fast. I think every child is different and there usually is no need to be concerned.
Francesca - posted on 02/24/2010
My doctor said that at six months your baby should double their birth weight and by their first birthday they should be triple. That being said you cannot compare breastfed to formula fed babies. Formula fed babies will weigh more, but it will even out after the first year.
I was concerned at first that my daughter was so much lighter than her same aged playmates. At her nine month check in Ella was 17lbs 7oz. My friends daughter was 23lbs by 6 months! Then after talking to my doctor and finding this out, I feel so much better,
Remember, all babies grow at different rates. If your concerned talk to your doctor.
Suzanne - posted on 02/24/2010
all babys are different :) both of mine were roughly 20 ponuds when they turned 1 my oldest was sick until she was 15 months, the other was concidered heavy. my nephew was 22.5 pounds at his 6 month check up, all babys grow different just like all are born different weights and lengths. people seem to think theres a majic number to go by when it comes to babies, truth is if your baby is healthy, happy, eating, going potty and moving right, dont worry about it :)
Laura - posted on 02/24/2010
my son is now 18 months and weighs 30 pounds....hes not fat, just a big boy....and my little girl is 3 and weighs 24 pounds..she very teeny tiny like me....... so i wouldnt worry too much about it....once they hit their growth sperts, the weight tends to drop...
Tamara - posted on 02/24/2010
They definately grow at different rates. My first son was 24lbs at 10mo and my second was 20lb at 10mo. I think my second son eats more than my first. My doctor always said alittle extra weight is better than being underweight. As soon as the walking started my first slimmed down.
Amanda - posted on 02/24/2010
What does your Dr. say? In general most babies are 20 lbs around 12 months....but it depends on the family genes and what your feeding him aswell. My daughter was 20lbs at 14 months but she has a very tall skinny Dad. I have a friend who's lil one is from a short stalky family and her baby was 25lbs at a year.....my daughter is 25lbs at 19 months. Usualy chubby babies start loosing weight once they get mobile. So I don't think you have reason to worry.
Shaina - posted on 02/24/2010
all babies are different. How long is your baby? When my son was younger he was on 'the heavy side' then he was 'too thin' now hes 'normal'. Everyone grows at different rates and are different sizes. As long as they are growing developmentally, physicaly, and are happy I wouldnt worry. Good luck!
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