Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jessie | 2012/07/19


Re: Overwieght Hungry Baby

Dear Doc

Thank you so much for your response and assistance.

With regards to the previous post:
My son weighs 11.5kg and is 80cm tall.

Thank you once again for your assistance.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for an 8 month baby boy is 8.8kg. so you can see that your baby's weight is far above the average.His weight is in the top 1% of all babies of his age. Now looking at his height, he is exceptionally tall and again his height is in the top 1% for baby boys of 8 months. So his height and weight are in perfect balance and he is not overweight- just a very, very big baby. He will make a great basketball player one day!

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Posted by: Amom | 2012/07/19

You son is as tall as the average 16 month old boy, and weighs the approproate weight for his height. I''m sure the Prof will also confirm this. Is his dad very tall?

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