Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: momtoefe | 2009-10-04

Q.

weight gain

hi doc,
i have a toddler who' s going to be 2 yrs old this November,am concerned about her weight,she weighs about 19kg (41.8pounds).is she overweight? if so whats the idea weight for a kid her age and what do you advice? she' s quite an active kid and eats mostly cereals about 3- 4 times a day.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The normal weight for a little girl of 2 years is 11.5 kg. Your little girl's weight is right off the top of the children's weight chart and I am concerned about her weight. Please take her to be checked by your paediatrician first and then she should see a dietician/nutritionist.

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