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is 16 pounds big for 7 months?

My sister's baby is 7 months old andhe is 16 pounds he is hug. How big is your 7 month olds??? Is this normal?? I was just curious I mean my 13 month old is 20 or 22 pounds at her last dr appointment is January so I though he was pretty close to my DD's weight is that normal.


Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • On a growth chart... like what the doctors plot growth on...

    At 13 months and 22 lbs for a little girl it puts her just above the 50th percentile.... so unless she is very short she wouldn't be overweight at all.

    For a 7 month old boy at 16 lbs he is below the 10th percentile so he is actually pretty small for his age

    BUT it all depends on how tall each child is. And boys are different than girls. And formula fed is different than breastfed. And at around 6 months growth really slows for most children so he might be the same size as your daughter at 13 months.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 7:00 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • It's pretty average. My son at 8 mos was 18 lbs, and now, at 18 mos is 19lbs 8 oz, so they do taper off once they start walking and as they get older.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:58 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Mine is 17 pounds and 5 ounces (also 7 months).

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 1:58 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • my friend's four month old that lives with us was 14 lbs last week so no. It also depends on if the baby is bf or formula feed. Formula seems to plump babies up more.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • My 8 month old is almost 22 lbs. Every baby is different just like every adult is different.

    Answer by SamanthaAgain at 2:04 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Oh, and he is formula fed but not "plump." He is long and perfectly proportioned.

    Answer by SamanthaAgain at 2:04 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • my grandson is 6 months and he is over 20 lbs

    Answer by lorbear at 2:07 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • my little girl was over 16lbs. when she went for her 6 month check up i think. she went last week and was over 18lbs. with clothes on. she will be 8 months on the 1st.

    Answer by aly38914290 at 2:15 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • My boys were 20 and 22lbs at 6 months. So, no, I don't think 16lbs is huge. lol

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:17 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • it depends on birth weight. they should doble in weight by 6 months, so at 7 months should be a bit more than that. my son was 9lb 5.6oz at birth, he is 19lbs 9oz at 7 1/2 months.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 2:27 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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