Childhood Diseases

Posted by: working mom | 2010/03/08


correct weight

my 3 yr old weighs 15 kg and is quite tall - looks like a 5 yr old - what is correct weight for her age - she is starting to get love handles and podgy cheeks - and it baffles me as she eats really well and healthily and we are careful with snacks and biscuits etc - she is certainly not deprived. It just concerns me as i was a podgy child and it made me miserable until std 4 /5 when i lost my puppy fat.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a girl of 3 years is 14kg. Your daughter's weight falls on the 75th percentile of the children's growth chart. This means that her weight is in the top 25% of 3 year old girls but well within acceptable limits. If she is tall as well then there is no need for concern as her weight is really not that excessive for her age and she is just a big child for her age.

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