My daughter is 3 1/2 and only weighs 25 pounds. I'm kind of worried, but when she was born the doctor told me she would most likely always be "petite". She was 6 pounds even for the last month and a half of pregnancy, was 6 pounds even when born and is still small today. :( She has gained not even half a pound in six months and barely wears size 3T and the waist is HUGE on her... like by 3+ inches! The length is somewhat okay but still an inch or so too long. But 2T isn't quite right either.... lol, so yeah.... she's tiny.
How much does your 3-4 yr old weigh? Should I be worried? Her pediatrician hasn't said anything... but this is my baby and I worry as a mommy. :( And pediatricians aren't always 100% on the ball when it isn't time for a check up and for them to check growth and such... she is now on the yearly schedule to have well checks... but went into WIC the other day and she isn't growing much at all.
My 3 year olds weigh 26.5 pounds (boy) and 29.5 pounds (girl). My boy is below the 5th percentile for weight (the boys' chart has higher expected weights), and my girl is at about the 40th percentile for weight. They were both under 6 pounds at birth, but they were also about 3 weeks early. Their older sister was right on time and only weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces at birth, and she was smaller as a toddler than the twins are. She was only 23.5 pounds at 3 years, and was up to about 28 pounds at 4 1/2 years of age. She was usually the lightest, though not always shortest, one in her class up through 8th grade. She's in 9th grade now and has just filled out some in the last 6 months.....she's 5'5" and her size zero jeans are just beginning to be too tight. Some kids are just little, and that is fine.
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