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why is my 6 month old so big!!!

hes not fat hes just big, hes 21lbs and 30.5 inches long! he wears a 12-18 month and a size 5-6 shoe!! it makes me kinda sad that hes so big sometimes. he was 8lbs 11oz and 20.5 inches when he was born, im 5'9" i was 150 pre-preg. my hubs is 6'4" 235 built like a linebacker lol which he was in high school. is it just genetics, hes not overfed. he gets 26-28oz of formula a day and a lil bit of baby food

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Asked by sweet.lil.mama at 10:18 AM on Oct. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He doesn't sound huge or anything. My son just turned 7 months and he is 18 pounds and 27 1/2 inches. You and your husband are both really tall, so he is probably just going to be tall too. I wouldn't worry so much about it. Ask your doctor and see what he/she says about it.

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 10:22 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • Some babies are just big, my son was 22lbs when he was 6 months old, and he wasn't that long, just fat. He ate like a horse. He's now 16 and is 6'1" and is only 135lbs lol

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:25 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • That's about where my son was. I remember thinking....if you keep growing there will be no diapers to fit you!!! But he did stop somewhere around 10 months. Was around 30 pounds then and has only gone up to 31 pounds and is 31 inches tall now at 14 months. Also has a big big daddy.

    Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 10:39 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • On the opposite side of the coin, my daughter didn't even hit 20lbs till she was almost 19 months. And she's now 10, last july at her physical she was 4'5" and weighed a whopping 55lbs lol

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:48 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • Sounds about the size of each of my three. Maybe not as long, but they were 20-22lbs at 6 months.

    Nothing to be sad about.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:38 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • my son's a big guy too. but my hubby is 6'5 and 250lbs. :)

    he was 7.14 at birth, 19.5in
    by 6mos he was 19.5 lbs and 28in

    but they grow SUPER fast in the first 6-7mos or so...then it tapers off pretty good. (once they start getting MOBILE!!)

    he's now just over 11mos and he's 24.5lbs and 32in tall, been walkin for almost a month now =]

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 12:30 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • my son was that size at 5 months! It will level out as they become more active.

    Answer by Cynthje at 4:19 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • aww dont worry about long as there is no problems...its fine! My son was born at 8lbs 3oz when he was born....He is only 6wks old and is 13lbs. Hes not lil man boobies or anything...just a big boy. he is 22 1/2 inches long

    Answer by oxcarirenexo at 10:06 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

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