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does anyone know what's the average weight for kids?

My MIL told me my 3yr old is underweight @ 30lbs because my 7month old was/is a very large baby @ 20lbs & ALL her kids were big. My little BIL is 8 yrs old & weights 110lbs and is starting 3rd grade. My dh is worried now about what are kids supposed 2 weight @ what age?

 
ajmfmommy

Asked by ajmfmommy at 7:16 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 7:24 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • my daughter is 3 and only 32 lbs
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 7:24 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • 30lbs for a 3 year old is perfectly average.
    Height/Weight percentiles aren't like taking a test in school and I don't think your MIL understands this! 100% isn't the best! It means your kid is bigger than all the other kids - being bigger is not good.
    growth chart for girls- http://www.kidsgrowth.com/stages/viewgrowthcharts.cfm?id=GW318
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 7:24 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • 3 yr old girls average weight,31 lbs,boys,33 lbs
    8 yr old boys average is 55 lbs so your BIL is possibly very overweight unless he is over 5 ft tall
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:25 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • None of my older 3 kids were over 30 lbs at 3, and they were always on the lower end of the growth chart for weight but because they were growing on "their" curve the dr was never overly concerned. My daughter is turning 9 next month and she weighs 63 lbs - she's a fairly average size compared to the other girls in her class (although slightly taller), and the dr said she was almost exactly at the 60% for her weight when she last went to the dr a few months ago.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 7:47 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • My BIL is 4'2" & in med mens shirts, 14 boys pants. He's very active bike riding, running, & taekwondo but never loses weight
    ajmfmommy

    Comment by ajmfmommy (original poster) at 7:31 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Both sound good and the height of the 8 year old with that weight is fine. Don't worry.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 7:50 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • At 4'2 and 110 lbs,that puts your BIL at greater than the 97th percentile for weight,and 42nd percentile for height
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • My son is almost 5 and he's 32lbs, a 30lb 3 year old is plenty big enough.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 10:17 AM on Jul. 15, 2010