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Is my daughter's weight normal?

My 8 year old daughter (preemie born at 24 weeks) is 53" tall & weighs 103 pounds. She is about as tall as I am. Is she growing too fast? She was also diagnosed with precocious puberty when she was 6. What is going on with my baby?

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lordsclay

Asked by lordsclay at 3:10 PM on Feb. 25, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • What does her doctor say?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:11 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • she is 5 ft 3 inches tall at 8 years old? I would say you need to talk to her doctor, I think she may be underweight for her height, but my 14 year old isn't 5ft 3 inches tall, yet I think she needs a total workup done.
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 3:13 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • A 8 year old (female) child who is 103 pounds and is 4 feet and 5 inches tall has a body mass index of 25.8, which is over the 95th percentile, and would indicate that your child is overweight.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:13 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • bam.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:14 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • LOL, 53 inches, yes she outweighs my 8 year old boy by almost 30 lbs
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 3:14 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • Only that she will be tall for her age. That's just not enough for me. For her to be born so small and then out grow her mom in 8 years is too much and too fast.
    lordsclay

    Comment by lordsclay (original poster) at 3:15 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • I would say 103 lbs at 4'5" is a little too heavy. What does the doctor say?
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 3:16 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • A 8 year old (female) child who is 103 pounds and is 5 feet and 3 inches tall has a body mass index of 18.3, which is at the 84th percentile, and would indicate that your child is at a healthy weight.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:16 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • Her father's side of the family is really thick (big boned). I've always wondered about her height and weight.
    lordsclay

    Comment by lordsclay (original poster) at 3:17 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

  • So is she 53 inches tall which means 4 feet 5 inches (12 inches per foot now it's simple math) or is she 63 inches tall which would be 5 feet 3 inches tall?
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:17 PM on Feb. 25, 2013

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