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How big is your 3 yr old?

My son has always been on the small side but last week at the docs they told me he was only with 11% of kids his age. I can't rememeber how tall he is but he only weighs 26lbs. Thats only 4lbs more then my 14 month

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Asked by yaffamommy at 1:31 PM on Jun. 16, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • 30 pounds

    Answer by MommyAddie at 1:34 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • turned 3 in at the check up he was 40lbs and 40 inches...hes also bigger than most of his friends

    Answer by RhiannonHunt at 1:34 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Forgot to add, 31 inches and almost 4 years old.

    Answer by MommyAddie at 1:34 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • My 3 1/2 year old is 37lbs and about 41 inches tall.

    My 2 1/2 year old is 31lbs and about 35 inches tall.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:42 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • at 3 my son was 41 1/4 in, and 35 lbs

    Answer by StarsChildren at 2:08 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • My 3 1/2 has always been small for his age too. He is 27 pounds and 33 inches tall at last check-up. He's sister age 2 is 30 pounds & 30 inches. People ask me if they are twins alot! Give him time......

    Answer by jenree33 at 2:10 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • My youngest turned 3 in April and is 38" tall and 29lbs. She's pretty tall for her age and is already getting clothes from the girls dept as opposed to the toddler section (she wears mostly 4T and some 4/5s).
    My oldest daughter has always been small for her age. At 3 she was 37" and 28lbs but stopped growing after that. When she started kindergarten a few months after turning 5 she was 40" and 32lbs...just slightly bigger then my 3yo. Actually my 3yo is wearing clothes my oldest wore in kindergarten and 1st grade. She's almost 9 now and is 48" tall and 45lbs...about the size of a tall 5 year old. Her sister is 6 and 2" shorter and 5lbs heavier.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 2:22 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • My 3 1/2 is between 28 and 30 lbs. As long as they are eating and getting exercise and sunshine I wouldn't worry about it. She has weighed that for over a year now, but you can tell she is getting taller and has muscles. She loves swimming. Some kids are just petite.

    Answer by Glickstein at 3:54 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Mine will be three in a couple of weeks. She is 30.5 pounds and I think about 37 inches tall.

    As long as your son's growth curve is OK, then don't worry about it. Every child truly grows differently. That's why the raw numbers by themselves (like my daughter's numbers above) are meaningless. What matters is that the child is growing at a steady rate, following a good growth curve. It does not matter if 90% of other kids his age are taller or smaller than he is. Only that his body is doing the right thing for him.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:07 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • My son turned 3 years old last month. He was 34lbs and 38inches tall. I just measure him again b/c I thought he has gotten taller: yep he had. He is 34bs still(poor kid has been 34lbs since december) and 39 inches tall.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 7:55 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

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