Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom of twins | 2009-06-22


My twins weights differ very much

My twins (identical), a and b, is now 6 years old. Both very active and both eat more or less the same amount of food. The second one (b) weights 3kg more than her sister. B tend to have a second helping when we have lunch / dinner - about 3/4 times a week. That is all difference I can see in their eating habits.

This is worrying me, why does this happens? I' m afraid this will become an issue between them. People make comments about this. Do I need to be worried? And what can I do?

A is 116cm, and weights 20,3 kg. B is 115cm and weights 23.3 kg.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a girl of 6 years is about 20kg, so your twin A is spot on for her weight and your twin B's weight is above the average. She falls into the top 25% for her weight for girls of her age on the children's growth charts.Her height is average, so you can see that her weight is more than expected at this stage.

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