Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Maggie | 2009-12-14

Q.

Weight and Height

Good Day

My Baby is 15 months and started walking just after his birthday, he weighs 11kg and his height is 72. I would like to know if his height and weight are normal or ok for his age.

Thank you very much.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your babys weight is above average, but his height is well below the average. In fact 72 cm at 15 months is only on the 2nd percentile. This is the lowest line on the infant growth chart. There may be a mistake with your son's height. Have his height checked again and let me know what it is.

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