Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Cindy | 2012-01-19


Is my 8 year old over weight

My 8yr old daughter weighs 37.5kg and carries most of her weight around the stomach area. my family keep mentioning that she needs to loose weight. should this be something i should worry about? She eats well, and we do not encourage sweets and junk food. Should i take her to see a dr. i am worried that the kids might start teasing her.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a girl of 8 years is 26 kg.Your daughter's weight is indeed far above the average for her age. I really need to know how tall she is so that I can inform you if she is just big for her age or if there is cause for concern about her weight. Please measure her carefully and let me know about her height in cm.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

user comments


Posted by: Cindy | 2012-01-26

Please can i receive a response

Reply to Cindy
Posted by: Cindy | 2012-01-20

Hi. Thank you for the prompt response. Her height in cm is as follows: 135cm

Reply to Cindy

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.