Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kourtney | 2010-06-30


Weight 6yr old

Good day!
Pls advise what the average weight is for a 6yr old girl. My step daughter weighs 16kg''s, i''m not sure what her height is, but she''s the average height of a 6yr old. My 14month old sone weighs 13kg, that''s why her weight concerns me a bit, as she''s a terrible eater too, when she does eat. She only comes to us every second weekend, so i''m not sure how to handle if she is underweight.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a 6 year old girl is 20kg.Your step-daughter's weight is seriously below this average weight and she is in the lowest 2% for all girls of her age with her weight.It is imprortant for her to be checked up by a doctor to be sure that she is well. Once this has been done and if she is found to be healthy then it would be a good idea for her to be seen by a child psychologist.

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