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How much should a three yr old weigh?

My Grandson is three yrs old. He is so little. He weighs about 25 pounds and is in a 24 mo's (cloths) Its been awhile since my kids were that small...so honestly I don't remember the weight for normal at that age. He is smart little boy...just worry about him

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justalady774

Asked by justalady774 at 11:35 PM on Mar. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • My daughter is 3 and she weighs about 33lbs which for her height which is 37-38" she is in the 64% for her weight and the 50% for her height so it seems he is on the small side a little but unless his doctors are worried about him I would try not to worry too much.
    Bamzakarat

    Answer by Bamzakarat at 11:40 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Thanks so much
    justalady774

    Comment by justalady774 (original poster) at 11:41 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • it all depends on the child! .. my daughter is 3 and weighs 36lbs right now, my son is 5 and only weighs 33lbs.. my 2 year old weighs 27lbs lol.. every child is different :)
    3HappylKidds

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 11:49 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • My 3 year old weighs 34 lbs. Wears a size 4. Hope this helps. Like the PP said it depends on the child. I do have to say he sounds pretty tiny. My 19 month old weighs 28lbs. And wears a size 2t.
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 12:12 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • It is small, probably below the chart. My daughter was 26 lbs at her 3 year old appointment which put her around the 5th percentile for a girl, for a boy it would be a little lower. However that by itself doesn't mean there is a problem. I would only be concerned if there are other signs that there is a problem or if there has been a drop in growth, like he used to be in a much higher percentile for his age and now he's not.
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 12:37 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Also how does his weight compare to his height? Is he tall and very skinny, or is he also short and so his weight is comparable to his height?
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 12:39 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • my dd is 3 and weighs 35lbs, and my nephew (same age) weighs 33lbs which is around normal...
    at 25 lbs he is below 5% for his weight and i would talk to his doctor.. consider his height as well.. he may be fine for his height.. for example: at 2 years old (24months) she was 27 lbs, and 34 inches tall..
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:57 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • My 3 year old DD is 35 lbs and 38 inches tall, and wears a 4T. Is he short? Tall? Was he a preemie? My sister had (very) premature twins, and they will be 5 next month and weigh less than my DD. They're taller than she is, but still very skinny. But they're healthy, and that's what matters!
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 1:17 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • my twin boys are 3 and 4mo and are about 32-35 pds... but are tall for their age
    miritrose

    Answer by miritrose at 8:19 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • each child is different and grows at their own pace if the doctor isn't concerned about their height and weight then I wouldn't be either.  My son will be 4 in March and weighs 36 pounds and healthy and the doctor says he is right where he should be in weight and height.

    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:57 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

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