Is She To Big? 19lbs

Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 42 moms have responded )

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I am just curious as to what everyone's baby weighed at 6 months?

My daughter was 8lbs 10.5 ounces at birth and now weighs in at 19lbs....I am just wondering if you think this is to big? And what your baby weighs?

The reason I ask is just that I get alot of comments on people saying she is really big, and it sometimes bothers me...

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Janna - posted on 10/26/2011

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My son was 7lbs at birth and at 5 months he is now 18lb 14oz. Don't let people bother you! You know your baby!

Jessica - posted on 10/02/2009

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yeah I know what you mean, everyone says that my son is huge they even said it in the hospital room. My son weighed 8.3 when he was born, and at 6 months he weighed 20Ibs, and 3 oz. and hes as healthy as can be, the doctors even say that, dont worry about what anyone says. :) youre doing a good job girl. :)

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Angelic - posted on 10/07/2009

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Don't let other people upset you, all children are different and if your baby is healthy then that should be your only concern.

Francis - posted on 10/07/2009

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my daughter is 14 months old now and weighs over 24 lbs. I have people telling me that she is too big too or that i feed her too much. Ask your daughters physician what she thinks about her weight if she is not concerned than you shouldnt be. Sometimes people think they know everything or they have to put in their opinions because they think that they know best. I would ask her doctor though and see what she says. Chances are if she hasn't said anything to you about her weight then she is just fine.

Andrea - posted on 10/07/2009

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I wouldnt let it bother me, my son was a chubby baby too, when he was 6 months he was 18lbs but once he started crawling and walking it seemed like he burned alot of the weight off. Hes still alittle chubby but thats the way i like him. lol

Becky - posted on 10/06/2009

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Quoting Tabatha:

A baby should double their birth weight at 6 months and triple it at 1 yr. As long as that has occured and she is not being fed everytime she cries ( meeting her needs with play and attention also), don't worry about it. If someone says she is big just say "It looks like you have gained a few also!" My oldest was 7lbs 3.5oz at birth, 15lbs. 2oz at 6 months and people told me she was big. My second was 7lbs 3oz at birth and 15lbs 3oz at 6 months. They were very close in size until about 15 months. My baby was 6lbs 11.8oz at birth and was 13lbs 14oz at 6 months. She is 11 months old today and weighs 16 lbs 8.5 oz and everyone says she is so tiny. Everyone one has an opinion and no one's really matters as long as they are healthy and thriving.


WOW I am so glad NONE of my kids gained weight like "they should" lol My oldest would have been a 30 lb one yr old at that rate(10 lbs 4 oz @ birth) lol Now she is 13 yrs old and 180 lbs at 5 foot 6(Just recently learned our whole family has a gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and wheat allergy so that contributed to the weight gain)! lol My son would have been on schedule at 22 lbs(7 lbs 2 oz 6 weeks early)My son has Celiacs Disease and is 10 yrs old now and 118 lbs at 5 foot 4. My next daughter would have been 27 lbs at one yr (9 lbs 5 oz at birth lol)instead of 17 lbs My daughter is now 8 yrs old and 68 lbs @ about 5 foot even now and my youngest would be 24 lbs rightnow instead of 18. (8 lbs 1 oz at birth)and she is about 28 inches.



 



Not all kids follow that pattern  of growth. SOme are bigger some are smaller even in the same family. I agree that as long as they are healthy and thriving  all is great!

Becky - posted on 10/06/2009

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LOL its so funny how many people say a baby is fat or too skinny when each baby grows at its own rate and alot of it is hereditary. My oldest daughter was 10 lbs 4 oz and 22 1/2 inches at birth and by one year she was 32 inches and 19 lbs. She took her first steps at 8 months and took off running at 10 months.



My son was born 6 weeks early weighing 7 lbs 2 oz and 20 1/2 inches. (He would have been over 11 lbs full term.) By one year he was 22 lbs and almost 30 inches. He took off walking/running at 10 months as well.



My next daughter was born at 9 lbs 5 oz and 20 1/2 inches and she was 17 lbs and 28 inches at her first birthday. She walked at 11 months 4 days.



My last daughter is 13 months now. She was born at 8 lbs 1 oz and 20 1/2 inches long. At her 10 month check up she was only 13.5 lbs and 25.5 inches. We started her on pediasure and by her 12 month check up she was up to 18.5 lbs. She started walking at 11 months and is STILL 18 lbs but she is 28 inches now. She still wears a 6-9 months size in clothes and slowly working into the 9-12 month sizes in length. The pants are still WAY too big around the waist without a belt. My point being that all babies do things on their own schedules including growing, walking, talking etc. Please do not worry unless your baby wont eat or the doctors show concern.

Bridgette - posted on 10/02/2009

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HI your baby is fine,dont let people get to you my son is 2 month old and he weighs 14 pounds.I love chunky babies my doctor says a chunky baby is a healthy baby

Tabitha - posted on 10/02/2009

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at my son's 6 month check up he was 18.5 so maybe I'm biased but I don't think so

Tabatha - posted on 10/02/2009

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A baby should double their birth weight at 6 months and triple it at 1 yr. As long as that has occured and she is not being fed everytime she cries ( meeting her needs with play and attention also), don't worry about it. If someone says she is big just say "It looks like you have gained a few also!" My oldest was 7lbs 3.5oz at birth, 15lbs. 2oz at 6 months and people told me she was big. My second was 7lbs 3oz at birth and 15lbs 3oz at 6 months. They were very close in size until about 15 months. My baby was 6lbs 11.8oz at birth and was 13lbs 14oz at 6 months. She is 11 months old today and weighs 16 lbs 8.5 oz and everyone says she is so tiny. Everyone one has an opinion and no one's really matters as long as they are healthy and thriving.

Dana - posted on 01/31/2009

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My daughter was 7lbs 4ozs when she was born and at her 6 month checkup she weighed 19lbs 12ozs.  Don't worry...all babies are different!

Rachael - posted on 01/31/2009

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My little girl was born 2 weeks early 7lbs 7oz 20" tall (my husband was over 10lbs at birth and i was almost 9) She just had her 1 year check up and she is 20lbs 2oz. 30" tall. The dr. said that she is in the 90% for height and 35% for weight. I feed her all the time (on schedule 9, 12, 3-snack, 6)

Toni - posted on 01/31/2009

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its normal. my daughter was 20 1/2lbs when she was 6 mnts. and i have a 4mnt old that weights at 17lbs and 12oz. he was a big baby born at 9lbs 1oz.

JESS - posted on 01/31/2009

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Quoting JESS:

But over the 100 mark thats when you worry about being overweight.... How tall is she? My son is 29inches.

I meant to say thats when the doctor might worry about it. I believe 4-6 months is the biggest growth period also.... Im not worried....Ive always been happy of the fact my son has been a big healthy boy easy to hold; my husband was more comfortable off the bat not having a tiny 6lb fragile baby to hold too.


 

JESS - posted on 01/31/2009

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Being big is fine.... the doctor would have said something if he/she had worry. My son was 9lbs15oz when he was born. He weighed in a wopping 21lbs 8oz at 6 months. She has never had a concern; just says hes big and healthy haha. The percentiles kind of help with judging. I think the 90s are still fine (my son hovers in 80-90 depending on what youre looking at). But over the 100 mark thats when you worry about being overweight.... How tall is she? My son is 29inches.



And I hear you.... Everywhere we go "Wow I know someone who can eat" or "What do you feed that kid" or "Somebody likes to eat" and my favorite " Awwww cheeeeeeks!"

Charmaine - posted on 01/31/2009

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Hi



they say babies are normally double their birth weight by 6 months of age. But i think that we ahould understand that this is only a guideline and that all babies are different as are adults. we all dont weigh the same. My daughter was 11lb at birth and is now just over 10kg Im not sure what that is in pounds as Im from Australia and we weigh in Kilos. But i think that its normal. Once she is crawling and then walking it will start to drop or just even out. All my four kids were big babies and now the older three a pretty much sticks so dont worry at all. Plus i love big babies more to cuddle LOL

Kathy - posted on 01/30/2009

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I just have to say that she is ADORABLE!!! Oh my gosh I LOVE her cheeks!!! Don't let others effect you that way. People can be so ignorant. Some may know it and others may not. You have a beautiful baby girl!!! My little girl (who is now 2) was 9lbs 6oz at birth and people would say the same thing. As long as her doctor is keeping track of her there is nothing to worry about. Just you keep taking beautiful pics of her...because soon she will grow up fast. Enjoy every minute!!! Please give her a kiss on those cheeks - i just love'em!!!

Karoline - posted on 01/29/2009

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My son is 8 months old and weighs 24 pounds. He wears 12 month/18 month clothes. The nurses at my pediatrician actually snicker when the measure/weigh him! It is all proportionate, his head, his weight, his height. I don't take offense, I just laugh, because after all, he IS huge! The pediatrician has never given me any indication that it is cause for concern, so if yours isn't, don't worry!! My son was 8lb8oz when he was born. My daughter was 8lb13oz and she was a very average sized baby. (Although both of my kids had gigantic cheeks!) It just depends on the baby..they all grow differently. When they start to move around, they slim right down!

Gena - posted on 01/29/2009

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I am so excited to see all of you others with "fat", healthy little babies:)  I remember being so worried about my son and our Ped. told me that they LOVE fat babies....they worry about the skinny ones:)  Babies are not supposed to be skinny...the term "baby fat" came from somewhere....right????  Please tell me that we are NOT imposing societies obsession with weight onto our babies!!!!!

Kelly - posted on 01/29/2009

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SHE'S PERFECT!!! My boys were anywhere from 20 to 25lbs at 6 months. She will slim down. I love chunky babies, and she is ADORABLE!!

Carlie - posted on 01/29/2009

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and speaking as someone who has a pudgy baby with enormous cheeks... ur baby has the most adorable pudgy cheeks ive ever seen... i love babies who r build like my daughter with the huge cheeks ... theyre soooo kissable. and sooo fun to play with.

Carlie - posted on 01/29/2009

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my daughter is 6 months old ( almost 7 months) and was 7lbs 4 oz when she was born... shes almost 20 lbs now. Everyone that comments on how cute my daughter is then procedes to say... " and shes such a big girl" or " shes soo pudgy/ fat" or my favourite... "look at her pudgy cheeks they're so big" (sometimes makes me want to smack people). But i have to say this ....UR BABY ISNT FAT, SHE IS THE PERFECT HUGABLE SIZE!!! apparently they slim down once they get mobile.

Gena - posted on 01/29/2009

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I will, again, repeat what everyone else said...dont worry!  My son was 11 pounds at birth and about 20 at 6 mos!  There was one month that he gained almost 4 pounds!!  I was freaking out too!  He was 30 pounds at 1 year and now, at 22 mos is still 30 pounds!!!  They will pack on the pounds for that first year and when they start walking(running) they will slow down!!!  I was so nervous...because my son was not walking at a year, I cried to my dr that he would never walk because he was too fat!!!!  SHe assured me that he would....and he did!!!  Try not to worry and to those rude people that feel the need to point that out, just say a simple "thanks!!!"

Bethany - posted on 01/28/2009

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Dont let the comments or "growth chart" worry you. A big baby is a healthy baby as far as iam concerned-in the beginning atleast(especially if they're breastfed). My daughter is almost 8 months and she's pushing 25lbs. Plus all of the rolls are adorable on babies-now when they're our age-the rolls arent so cute. So enjoy the baby chub!

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Don't Let It Bother You, Every Child Grows Different & Many People Don't Relize This. The Only Thing That Matter's Is That She Is Healthy & Eating Good. People Also Don't Relize That Once A Child Starts Crawling & Walking They Lose Some Of There Baby Weight. My Son Is 8 1/2 Month's & Just About 22 Pounds & I Get Those Comments Also.. Oh, He's A Big Boy Or What A Little Chubby Boy! I Just Smile Because I Know He's Healthy & Perfect In Every Way In My Eyes!

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All babies are different, they grow at different rates. I have 4, the first 3 were all around the same size as your daughter at 6 months, my last one who is nearly 1, is going to be lucky to be that at 12 months....My oldest daughter is so skinny now it's not funny & my two boys are normal sized....It all pans out in the end!!

User - posted on 01/28/2009

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hey my little girl weighed 20 pounds at seven months... i think it's fine; infact it's probably good. as long as she is eating healthy. once they start to be more moble they loose the weight. at least that's how it was for my girl. after she started crawling and walking she remained 20 pounds till she was over two years old. so she was really fat when she was a baby. I love chubby babies.

Dani - posted on 01/28/2009

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My girls are almost two and although I do not remember their exact wt at 6 mo I know Miklynn was a CHUNK!!!!!!! I loved it! I think chunky babies r the most adorable babies lol I ended up buying her a onsie that simply stated " I make chunky thighs look good!" It was my fave thing for her to wear! Dont let n e 1 but you decide for your kids! Your daughter is beautiful chunk and all lol

Brandis - posted on 01/28/2009

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ive been told that my son is underweight  and that id ont feed him well enought. he's almost 18 months and 25 pounds.

Lisa - posted on 01/28/2009

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I just had my 5 month old daughter in for a check-up and she weights 17 pounds.  My son is 2 and is always in the upper percentile.  I think that as long as she's healthy your doctor is happy, it just shows what a good job you are doing as her Mom.

Taryn - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son weighted 23 lbs at 6 months. He is 4 now and still in the 99% for his age. Dont worryabout it she will be fine.

Laura - posted on 01/28/2009

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no, no, not too big. my son was 18 lbs at 6 months. he is 8 1/2 months now and is 20 lbs, but is crawling and burning energy and calories!

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Quoting Deseree:



My daughter was only 13lbs at 6 months old and I was walking into the store and this lady looks at my daughter and says "wow...fat baby" OMGosh I almost flipped out. My daughter is now almost a year and 18lbs and I still get people saying she is big. No matter what people are going to say your baby is big and 95% of it is because of the cheeks. most babies have chunky cheeks so dont let it bother you just laugh it off!! BTW your duaghter is adorable!!





Lol that is what happened to us!  We always know who has kids and who doesn't by the comments we get.  Our baby was 18 pounds at a year old  and we were very impressed that she was that big (she's a preemie).  Our daughter wears 12 month size clothes at 2 years old.  She fits nicely in her 6/9 month clothes but got too long to have the pants cover all of her legs.  People are so funny when it comes to babies.

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My daughter was only 13lbs at 6 months old and I was walking into the store and this lady looks at my daughter and says "wow...fat baby" OMGosh I almost flipped out. My daughter is now almost a year and 18lbs and I still get people saying she is big. No matter what people are going to say your baby is big and 95% of it is because of the cheeks. most babies have chunky cheeks so dont let it bother you just laugh it off!! BTW your duaghter is adorable!!





Lol that is what happened to us!  We always know who has kids and who doesn't by the comments we get.  Our baby was 18 pounds at a year old  and we were very impressed that she was that big (she's a preemie).  Our daughter wears 12 month size clothes at 2 years old.  She fits nicely in her 6/9 month clothes but got too long to have the pants cover all of her legs.  People are so funny when it comes to babies.

Stefani - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son was 23 lbs at 4mo. old! Don't worry about it. My oldest was also a chunky monkey until she was about 3, even Dr's wanted to put her on a diet, but I just let her ride it out. She's a normal sized almost 7 yr old now, you'd never know she was ever a big kid!

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She is fine.  She isbig but that is her.  My niece is big.  At two she is over 40 pounds and 40 inches.  She is off the charts, but it is her.  She was 10 pounds at birth and she just stayed on the same growth curve.  If your daughter is growing the same way she always has there is no reason to worry.  If she is suddenly putting on weight or losing it then you have something to worry about.  Your little one is just growing the way she is meant to grow.

Heather - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son weighed 20 libs at 5 months, breastfed only. So I know Iwasn't doing anything wrong. But he also stayed this weight till about 11 months. He just grew taller and streached out the more mobile he got. It's important to remeber they will strech out their weight the older they get and the more the begin to move around and learn to walk. Also never compare your baby to someone else's they are not the same they should not acting growning etc the same! She's bueatiful!

Courtney - posted on 01/28/2009

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Jennifer I know that the other ladies that have posted told you not to worry about your baby's weight , but I am going to say it again. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT HER WEIGHT. By the time children are 6 months old that should have at least double their birth weight. She seems to be very happy, and looks healthy in the picture. As long as you are feeding her healthy choices she will be fine. And when they start moving you will see a change. Her weight will even out and it always seems to me ( I have 4 children) that they get longer when the start moving on their own. Just enjoy your baby from head to toe every inch. She will grow and change quickly.

Courtney

Deseree - posted on 01/28/2009

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My daughter was only 13lbs at 6 months old and I was walking into the store and this lady looks at my daughter and says "wow...fat baby" OMGosh I almost flipped out. My daughter is now almost a year and 18lbs and I still get people saying she is big. No matter what people are going to say your baby is big and 95% of it is because of the cheeks. most babies have chunky cheeks so dont let it bother you just laugh it off!! BTW your duaghter is adorable!!

Lacey - posted on 01/28/2009

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Don't even let it bother you!!!  My daughter at 6 months was about 15 or 16 lbs....and when people would ask how old she was nobody believed me or they said she was a "big girl"!!  Once they start crawling and moving around more on their own the weight evens out!!  Plus look at those cheeks on her...thats the cutest thing EVER!!!  If someone says that shes big just tell them theres more to love!!!  

Caina - posted on 01/28/2009

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dont let it bother you. its not like you are feeding your baby fried chicken! or at least i hope not...all kids are different. But both my babies were and are bigger than normal. My first, Chandler was born 9 lbs 7 oz. By his 6 mo. well check he weighed in at 19 lbs 14 oz. He is now 20 mos and at his 18 mo well check he was only 26 lbs 13 oz. After he became mobile, crawling he began to level out and now that he is running around his weight is pretty steady. He just grows up in height and his weight stays around the same. My baby girl is 2 mo and at her well check she weighed 14 lbs even. So dont fret, just take advantage of all the rolls and look at it as more to love on!!!

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