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should i be worried

My daughter is in the 95% for her weight compared to her height. She is 18.9lbs and 25.7inches. She is seven months old and eats a normal amount. She doesn't have a doctor's appointment until july and I don't want to over worry. She's very healthy and a very happy baby. It just doesn't seem like baby fat (its thick skin). Just wondering if I should be concerned.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on May. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As long as she is happy, healthy, putting out as much as she is taking in, and meeting her milestones there is no reason to worry. The percentiles don't matter that much anyway- it's the curve. As long as she stays on a steady curve there's no concerns in the growth department.

    Answer by preacherskid at 4:43 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • nah... all of mine were/are like that. well except for #2 he was smaller then average

    Answer by MomOfDagJag at 4:44 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • dont be concerned at all!! All babies grow differently, and that percentile thing I highly doubt is very accurate anyways. As long as she is happy and healthy then that is all that matters!

    Answer by Amanduhpanda at 10:43 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • Someone has to be in the 95th Percentile. In any group of 100 people, someone is going to be heavier than 99 of them, and someone is going to be lighter than 99 of them, even if they have to measure it in nanograms.

    Your baby is being compared to a lot of other kids, most of whom are of one genetic heritage --mostly Western European, with very little variation in parent stature or weight, mostly with the same body types and frame sizes. Which is great, if your child has mostly Western European heritage, not, say Eastern European, Korean, Northern Chinese or Nordic --the body frames that tend to be either taller or bulkier or both.

    It is normal for caucasian babies to be about 21 pounds at 12 months... and to stay at about 21 pounds for as much as 3 years after that. Once they're all finished freaking you out about her 'overweight' now, they'll be freaking you out about her 'underweight' later. Yay.

    Brainless charts.

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:43 AM on May. 22, 2010

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