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what does all that 50th percentile stuff mean when the doc talks about babies sizes?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It means baby is bigger and smaller than 50% of other babies his age, BUT also remember that the charts that doctors use are generally not the same charts for BF babies so a BF babies will be lower on the FF babies chart.

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 9:29 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • It's average. for the age.

    Answer by Mrs.Oriaku at 9:21 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • 50th percantile means that half of all babies (50 percent) your child's age are measuring the same!

    Answer by micheledo at 9:27 PM on Nov. 4, 2009