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My son has seemed to reach a dead end point in his growth...

A little background.. he was born very teeny at 2lbs 12oz and 15 1/4 inches. He was 26wks 5 days gestation.
He was growing very steadily and pretty fast... and at 13 months... he's stopped.
22lbs and 31inches - he's long and lean. He's been close to this length and weight for roughly 2 and a half months.

Is this pretty normal? My pediatrician says that he's average and pretty good - considering his lenght/weight when he was born.
If your DD or DS reached a plateau in weight gain and length... when did they start picking back up again?

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Asked by K_Sawyer at 12:55 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • This is very normal. Growth really backs off in the second year of life. Look at a growth chart... see how it levels off after 12 months? As long as he is eating well I'm sure everything is fine :) My daughter is the same. She's even 1/2 in taller and 1 lb skinnier.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:03 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • It's very normal, but I imagine scary with a preemie. My son was born at 6 lbs. 7 oz. and 19 inches, so small for a full-term baby. At one year, he was 21 pounds. At 15 months, he was 22 pounds. At 18 months, 20 months, and 22 months, he was still 22 pounds :( I was worried, but the doctor said toddler plateaus are normal. Suddenly, he jumped to 23 pounds, 11 ounces at 24 months and at 30 months he is 25 pounds and 8 ounces. He also grew from 30 inches at a year, to 35 inches at two years, and most of that happened between 20 and 24 months.

    Answer by DeTora_Family at 2:18 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • wow! my daughter was born at 30 weeks, she was 2lb 9oz. she was 18 pounds even at 1 year old. she did gain weight eventually. she is 4 1/2 now and 36-37 pounds, 44 1/2 inches tall. enjoy you tiny little one, he'll be huge before you know it!

    Answer by jcsmummy at 3:43 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • My daughter is 2 and has been 23 lbs since 18 months. At around a year she really slowed down and was 19 lbs for a few months then over 3 months jumped to 23.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • around 16 months my son seemed to stop also - I think he's been 23 lbs for 3-4 months now at 20 months old but I did notice he grew a little taller - he's been in the same clothes and shoes for 6 months though - it happened, they go throw spurts

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 10:21 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

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