Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Concerned mom | 2010-09-29



Hi Doc,

What is the normal weight for a 15mnths old girl. her weight is 10.15kg en length 75cm.

2ndly she is car sick, she always vomits even on short trips. Is there anything i can give before going on any road trip? We are going on holiday to Mpumalanga this weeknd en im worried about her.

Thankin you in advance

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a 15 months old girl is 9.8kg and length 77.5cm. So your little girl is a little shorter than average but her weight is on the 75th percentile which is in the top 25% for her age.This is well within acceptable limits. I am not happy about recommneding medicines for children who get carsick. Keep the car well ventilated and keep her attention on something during the trip. Try to prevent stop start driving and keep to smooth roads as much as possible.

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