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How old is your baby and how much do they weight? My DD is four months and weighs 16lbs. Is that too much? Shes really tall

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Asked by Glouii at 7:34 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's within the normal range. Your pediatrician will tell you if your child's weight is a problem. Generally, if a child's growth pattern/height-to-weight ratio is pretty consistent, there's no problem with a specific weight.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:44 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • yea she said she was in the 90 percentile range, but I just read that someone had a 1yr old that was 17 lbs. So im not sure

    Comment by Glouii (original poster) at 7:50 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • My baby is 6 months old and only weighs 11 lbs 12 oz. She's below the 5%, but she's only between the 10-15% for height so she's pretty proportionate, just little. My kids were all really little - none of them hit 20 lbs before a year.

    Answer by missanc at 8:07 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • It's normal. I think they double their weight by 3 months and triple their weight by 1 year. As long as she stays close to the same percentage as she grows. You don't want her born in the 30% range and jump to the 90%.

    Answer by mompam at 8:30 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • At four months my boys were 17 pounds 15 ounces/ 25 inches, 16 pounds/ 25 1/4 inches, and 15 pounds 14 ounces/ 25 inches. So, nope she sounds perfect to me. Mine have always been in the normal zone for their age.

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 9:03 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My daughter is 6 months today and 20lbs... Nope not too big at all. My daughter is super super tall. 95-100 % in both. Dont worry :)

    My son is almost three and 40lbs... again VERY tall. 100% in both. :)

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 10:32 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My "babies" aren't babies anymore. My oldest will be 13. He's 5'3" and close to 100 pounds. His "little" brother, my youngest, just turned 11. He's just shy of 5 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. Either one of them can nearly pick me up!

    Answer by geminilove at 11:24 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My LO was 10# 6oz. 22in.on January 14th. He was only 5# 10oz. 20oz. at birth. His ped says he is doing good.

    Answer by horsesteelers at 1:38 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • I forgot to mention he is 3 months old

    Answer by horsesteelers at 1:39 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

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