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Curious about other 9mos.

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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What is/was the length of your 9mo? My ds is still under 1st percentile and want to know if there are any moms with similar experience. I fear the worst even though I was told it could be nothing. Growth hormones checked out fine...thx.
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eagerforbaby
by Bronze Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 6:59 AM
If she is gaining and has always been in the 1st percentile I wouldn't worry. Aubrey was in the 5th from birth until 15 months when she jumped to the 15th. Try not to worry too much about percentiles.
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 7, 2014 at 7:37 AM
Both of my girls "fell off the charts" at 9 months. My older dd was tested so extensively and invasively and everything panned out fine so they didn't put my younger dd through that. Percentile charts don't measure health in any way; they only compare one child to another.
MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Percentiles are largely useless. Every one can't be at, say, the 50th. Look at the other people on both sides of your child's family. If growth hormones are fine, diaper count is adequate, all is well. Remember that before the first birthday, breastmilk should be the main and major source of calories. Nursing comes immediately before any solids.
cp428
by Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM

My DS just turned 9 months on the 3rd & we went for his checkup on Tuesday. He was only 4lbs 10oz at birth, so no one was really expecting him to be huge, even though he caught up pretty quickly in the first month or two. He was 16 lbs 8 oz and 26.5 in at his 9 month check up, which if I recall was around the 3rd or 4th percentile for both. Dr. wasn't concerned at all, she knows I just have small kids. In general I don't pay too much attention to percentiles and thankfully our ped doesn't either.

Was that a big drop for your DS or has he always been on the small end?

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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Everyones got to be somewhere ont he chart..my guys are like 1-5% in weight but 80-100 in height

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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Correct and it bothers me when doctors say "Oh they're only in the fifth percentile, we need to fatten him up"... everyone has to be somewhere. If nobody was in the first percentile then that wouldn't be the first percentile LOL. Aiden was in the 45th at birth for weight and 75th for height. By nine months he was 13th for weight and 40th for height.

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

Everyones got to be somewhere ont he chart..my guys are like 1-5% in weight but 80-100 in height

K8wizzo
by Kate on Feb. 7, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Is he gaining consistently? Any ties or allergies? If he's gaining and there are no other issues, I wouldn't worry too much.
stepconfused182
by Kelley on Feb. 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM
How many inches and lbs has he grown since birth?
Jessbech
by Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM
He was 19.5 at birth, 10th percentile. He then fell to below the 1st at 2 mo. He plateaued between 2-4 and then grew a small amt between 6-9 mo yet still under the chart. At nine mo his weight went down too. Not sure how or why bc he eats at least 30oz of bm per 24hrs.

Overall since birth he's grown 5 inches putting him at 25.5 (and that's generous)inches at 9 mo. Me and dh are above avg height. No allergies or ties that I know of...

Thx for the insight and reassurance.
gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 7, 2014 at 11:39 AM


Quoting Jessbech: He was 19.5 at birth, 10th percentile.
That part I crossed out? We don't ccare about it. Never never never look at that info again until; baby is in school and taking thoae achievement tests. 10th percentile in those is a problem. 10th percentile in growth merely stack's baby's growth against others and that's probably the single most useless piece of information about your baby's health on earth.
19.5 inches?
He then fell to below the 1st at 2 mo. He plateaued between 2-4 and then grew a small amt between 6-9 mo yet still under the chart. At nine mo his weight went down too. Not sure how or why bc he eats at least 30oz of bm per 24hrs.

Overall since birth he's grown 5 inches putting him at 25.5 (and that's generous)inches at 9 mo. Me and dh are above avg height. No allergies or ties that I know of...

Thx for the insight and reassurance.

His height sounds fine. And really, you cannot just go by the parents. Lots of kids go back a few generations. My son was huge, and it turns out he had a football player (literally a pro football player) in his paternal background, back about three generations. My husband didn't even know it because he never knew that grandparent. (And my FIL was a small guy.)

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