Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/09

Q.

Pre-Schooler

Dear Paed
I just want to check what the ideal weight should be for our son. He turns 4 in June, he weighs 18kg and measures about 140cm.
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a 4 year old boy is 16 and a half kg.Your son's weight of 18kg falls on the so-called 75th percentile line;this is in the top 25% for boys of his age.The average height for a 4 year old boy is about 103cm.Please measure him again and let me knowhis correct height. The height you have given here of 140cm is completely off the chart.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/09

Sorry Paed, not 140cm but 115cm

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