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mommy2cierra posted:
hi I have a 19 month old daughter and she was born a 36+3weeks weighing 6lbs 7.7oz and she now only weighs 23lbs is this a good weight for her or is she under-weight, i think she is tall for her age
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sdadkin responded:
My son is 29 months old (2 and a half) and he only weighs 27 pounds. His doctor didn't have any concerns about his weight at his 2 year check up (he weighed 26 pounds then). His birthweight was 6 lbs 2 oz. I think your daughter is probably just fine
 
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phoenix31674 responded:
There is no right or wrong weight for a child - or no specific one. What matters is whether your daughter has been following the same growth curve. I don't have one in front of me, but lets say that 23lbs is the 20th percentile curve. If she has always been right around that curve, her weight is probably fine. Especially if she is meeting all her cognitive milestones.

One of the mothers at my daughter's preschool as a 24 month old daughter who has always been off the charts small and probably only weighs about 24lbs and is only slightly taller than my 14 month old son. She's perfectly healthy, just tiny.

Now if your daughter has jumped down several curves on the growth chart, that would be something to address with your pedi - who should have brought it up at that point.


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