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How much did your child weigh at 9 months?

My son is too skinny, i am trying to fatten him up. Doctors orders. He is 29 inches and only 18lbs, just so you all no i do not starve him he just isn't a big eater. So i just wondered what others weigh at his age.

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kelka24

Asked by kelka24 at 5:48 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • My daughter is also too skinny. She's 8 1/2 months and only weighs 13 lbs 14 oz. I've been trying to fatten her up as well, but so far nothing has really worked.
    I don't know about you, but I always feel like her doctors blame me for it. But, I've been skinny my whole life, so I just think it's in her genes to be little as well
    CaylaLU

    Answer by CaylaLU at 5:52 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • 17 lbs.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 5:55 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • My youngest was small too. At 9 months he was only 16lbs. He was only 17lb7oz at his first birthday checkup. His doctor wasn't worried and either was I. If your little one is still growing he should be fine. When I quit nursing mine at 15 months he just sprouted up, and has since gained 7lbs.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 5:56 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • 18 lbs at 9 months is too skinny? Since when? My son was 15 lbs at 1 year, now that is too skinny! As long as your child is eating well (getting enough breastmilk or formula) and developing normally, there is nothing to worry about! Just keep doing what you're doing mama!
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 5:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I wouldn't worry. My youngest was only 16 lbs at 9 months, and my 2nd was only 15 lbs at a year! I'm a thin person, and evidently my kids are destined to be as well. They ate tons of food, just none of it "stuck". Make sure you feed him a well balanced diet, including only healthy fats - some things that I fed my kids were scrambled eggs and avocado.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 5:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • At 9 months our son, (looked at dr's records) was 27-3/4 inches and 22.6 lbs. I do believe that 29 inches and 18 lbs would be pretty skinny. What's your doctor's advice for adding weight to your boy? Once they start walking, they usually slim up even more.

    29 inches at 9 months is going to make a really TALL boy! :)
    doodlebopfan

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 7:32 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • My son is 9 1/2 months. But at his 9mo check he was 19lbs 14oz. and 29 1/2in.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • My oldest was probably 16 1/2lbs at 9 months. She was tiny. When she turned 1 she was 29" and 18lbs. She stayed that way until she was 18 months and finally hit 20lbs (by then she was 31"). She didn't gain a single ounce until after she turned 2.
    I have never tried to "fatten" her up no matter what the doctor said. She is perfectly healthy. She's 9 now and only weighs 45lbs (she's 48" tall). She's always been small and probably always will (the doctor says she'll probably be about 5'3" as an adult).
    My son was 29" and 21lbs at 8 months. He's 4'4" now at 8 years old and a skinny 65lbs.
    My middle daughter was about 18lbs at that age but short for her age. My youngest daughter was 28 1/2" and 17lbs and completely normal. She's 3 1/2 now and 30lbs and 39".
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:05 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • My daughter was almost 20lbs when she was 9months old.
    kathynej7142007

    Answer by kathynej7142007 at 8:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • My son is 18lbs and has been since he was 6 months old and he doesnt gain weight. He eats everything no matter what! he could have just ate a whole bowl of ravioli's and if you have something he wants a bite of whatever you have.
    ArmyWife112908

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 8:41 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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