Infant height and weight chart percentile

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Avatar f tn Children's weight and heights are compared to a Growth chart which is a range per age. From your measurements her weight is below the 5th percentile and her height is on the 5th percentile for her age. She is below the growth chart range which indicated she could be underweight or small for her age. If her weight has been steadily increasing (slowly), since an infant, then she has is just small for her age. If that is not the case, then she is underweight.
Avatar n tn His weight and height are below the 3rd percentile for his age. Sometimes when children are smaller, it maybe genetic. Are there smaller stature males in the family? If he is gaining weight and growing at a steady rate, no matter how slow, that is considered he is alright but small. Suggest the following to wean him off breast milk to regular milk: mixing ¾ breast milk with ¼ regular milk and see if he accepts and tolerates it.
1194973 tn?1385507504 Kylie is showing to be in the 5th percentile and lower for height, weight and head circumference. I'm really nervous about if she is growing properly or not. At birth she was in the 50-75th for height and 25th for weight. Should it drop like that? The doctor didn't seem worried, but I'm not sure. She is 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 6 pounds 12 ounces at birth. She's still 20 inches long.
Avatar n tn My son was in the 100th %tile for height and weight and in the 30th for head at his 4 month visit and now he is perfectly fine. Try not to worry. I am sure everything is fine.
118074 tn?1228332603 He is only in the 10th percentile for his height and 5th percentile for his weight. He weighs 22lbs. Everything I give him he throws on the kitchen floor. It is very frustrating. My Dr. said if he likes chicken then give him chicken 7 nights a week. The fruits and veg are only to train him to eat them when he is older. He said so long as he gets protein it doesn't matter. Feed him cheese, yogurt, chicken, fish, meats. The never fail with my son is cucumber, raisins and watermelon.
Avatar n tn His weight is just below the 5th percentile line and his height is just below the 10th percentile for his age. The height and weight are in the growth chart; however, the weight is on the bottom. Maybe the following will help you to know the amounts of food he needs daily to gain weight. Guideline for a 9-12 month old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup).
Avatar n tn Both his weight and height are on the 10th percentile for his age which indicates his is in the normal range on the Growth chart. What is important with Growth Charts is that the infant grows at a steady pace over time. If he falls asleep while eating, suggest changing his diaper (which will wake him up) or just wake him up by moving him and then put him back on your breast to feed awhile longer.
Avatar f tn Both her weight and height are under the 3rd percentile for her age. As a guideline for a 9-12 month old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup). Starch 2 feedings a day – Infant Cereal (2-4 Tbsp), bread (1/2 slice), crackers (2), or pasta (3-4 Tbsp). Fruits or Vegetables 1-2 feedings a day – (3-4 Tbsp). Meat 2 feedings a day – 3-4 Tbsp) or beans (1/4 cup).
Avatar n tn Her weight is on the 10th percentile and her height is just below the 75th percentile for her age. She is on the growth chart so she is considered in normal range. As long as she is steadily growing, even though it is slowly, she will be fine. Due to her height she appears thinner. As a guideline for a 9-12 month old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup).
Avatar n tn Her weight is between the 10-5th percentile and her height is between the 95-90th percentile for her age. She may appear thinner then she is due to her height. She is still in the growth chart which is good; however, you stated she has decreased in weight. If she is vomiting then she needs to be medically checked to determine why. She may need her infant formula changed. She can have regular finger food at this age, which will give her additional food.
Avatar n tn Right now, from the measurements you wrote, his weight is just under the 25th percentile and his height is between the 50-25th percentile for his age. He is still on the growth chart and considered normal. As long as he is steadily growing and gaining weight, no matter how slowly, he will be fine. Most children at around 2-3 years old do begin to slow down a little in growing and some become picky eaters.
Avatar n tn Her weight is between 5-10th percentile and her height is between the 50-75th percentile for her age. She may appear thin due to her stature is higher than her weight; however, she is within the growth chart which indicates she is normal for her age. At 3 months old you can start to give her infant cereal.
Avatar n tn Her weight is below the 5th percentile and her height is just below the 50th percentile for her age. Try finger foods with her and giving her infant formula in a 'sippy' cup. Finger foods are regular food, what you eat, that is cooked softer and cut-up in very small pieces or in strips / slices. Maybe this will increase her interest in food instead of baby food. It may help to have her eat meals with you, if she is eating at separate times.
Avatar n tn first she dropped to the 6th percentile for height and weight then at 8 months it went to 3rd. this time we went in and now she is 2nd and Im really worried. I dont know what to do I have started giving her avacado cause i heard it will plump her up and I offer her food all the time and she eats it but Im at a loss. Her doctor ordered blood tests but they came back normal. What can I do to get my baby to gain weight. She is normal developmentally.
Avatar f tn Her weight and height are both on the 75th percentile for her age which is normal. Whatever amount she is drinking and eating is keeping her within the growth chart. At 6 months she can eat infant cereal, strained beans, strained meats, plain yogurt, egg yolk, and cottage cheese. Suggest trying these foods and putting the infant formula in a sippy cup instead of a bottle to see if she will accept. If you get the same reaction as before, suggest seeing your MD and her checked.
676912 tn?1332816151 Elijah's always been a monster, he was never below 90% for height and always above 50% for weight, mostly above 95% and 75% for height/weight. Aubryana is right now the same size Elijah was at 4 months and she's almost 9 months. Do I just have a little baby girl, or is she gonna start growing more as she gets older? I'm so used to Mr Giant.
Avatar f tn A child may have an underlying medical condition or not consume enough nutrition which may cause slowing of weight gain and growth. Guideline for an 10-12 month old child should eat the following: Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup). Increase the Dairy with the amount of formula not consumed. Starch 2 feedings a day – Infant Cereal (2-4 Tbsp), bread (1/2 slice), crackers (2), or pasta (3-4 Tbsp).
1222635 tn?1366399886 You can also look online for a growth chart to double check her height and weight to see what percentile she is. Also if you and or your hubby were in the higher percentiles at her age than it is likely that she will too bc it's just the way genetics go :).
Avatar n tn His birth weight was 6lbs 12oz and he was 18 1/2 inches. He was born 18 days early, and was healthy and had no problems after birth. He grew at a pretty steady pace and was actually quite chubby for a baby until about 10 months of age when he drastically slowed down. And regressed developmentally in some areas. He has continued to be delayed developmentally in some areas and congnitively average. He has sensory intrigration disorder and verbal apraxia.
401219 tn?1205883081 Her height and weight are both below the curve, I would look at her growth curve with your pediatrician, if she has maintained a curve just below her whole life then monitor her, but if she has fallen, in particular with height I would indeed pursue things, check a blood count, electrolytes and urine(you have history of rta-easily treated, often missed), celiac antibodies, thyroid etc. Then have her weighed and measured about every 3-4 months at the pediatrician.
Avatar f tn Your pedi should have a growth chart that has the percentile for weight and height. Have they showed you that? Are you sure he was 33in when he was one? That seems awfully big for a 1 year old. There is only 5 months difference between the other lady's 18 month old. When my son was 18 months I saw another lady's 18 month old and she was freaking out because her boy was so chunky and I was freaking out because my son was so skinny. All kids are different.
Avatar m tn I know from personal experience. My infant daughter was 90% at birth and by 6 months was off the chart. She had reflux and feeding difficulty. Does your little one have feeding difficulty associated with the reflux? Does she vomit? There is A LOT that needs to be ruled out and A LOT of things to manage as far as nutrition. As for her thyroid, my best guess is that they've likely ruled that out with a simple blood test. That's all we have ever had done in terms of thyroid testing.
Avatar f tn I just wanted to add that, like just4me1, my children were average at birth and gradually sank to the bottom 10th percentile in height and weight as they aged. I ragged the pediatrician for years to figure out what was wrong but nothing showed up. An endocrinologist finally discovered the gluten allergy. We're now a gluten-free household. Both children took growth hormone and are now average height, but insurance wouldn't pay for it for my daughter and it cost a fortune.
458937 tn?1271198381 At 27 1/4 inches, he was in the 90th percentile for height and 50th for weight. Thennn at about 9 1/2 months he was only 19 lbs 10 ounces and 27 3/4 inches ( he had only grown 1/2 an inch). He is now in the 25th percentile. I think he's going throught another growth spurt though because he starting to eat a lott more. I think your baby is just fine! :) I've seriously met a TON of people who have way bigger babies than mine!
Avatar n tn You are describing a 6 year old boy with weight just under the 3rd percentile and height more than that below the 3rd percentile. His igf-1 is low for age but normal for his bones, meaning he could still have growth hormone deficiency but it also may still be late bloomer and the difference can only be decided by time and a gh stim test.
Avatar n tn There is no need to worry--they will check your babies past records, measure their head, height, weight and then feed your baby through traditional methods (i.e. bottle) with very enriched formula or through an IV. They will be watching for how their bowel system/ peeing etc. is working as well as ultrasounding their organs to make sure they are functioning properly (this also can be done through a CT scan too).
280369 tn?1316705641 Dylan is 3 and is in the 100% percentile for weight and height. He is 40lbs and 42 inches tall. Doc says he's perfectly healthy and perfectly proportioned. Most people think he's at least 4 yrs old, but he just turned 3 a few months ago.
Avatar n tn She was able to walk by herself when she was 16 months and started to babble a lot. She is 25 months now and weighs 25 lbs . Overall , She is within the chart (Weight 30%,Height 50%, head size 15%), But she hasn't started to talk. Although , Sometimes she says "mamma" and lately "dada" , We would like her to say "mamma " when she sees her mom. She knows her older sister( 6 years old) and plays with her.
Avatar f tn He weighs 28 pounds and is 35 3/4 inches tall which puts him in the 5th percentile for both height and weight. I have tried everything. Including a chart system where he earned stickers for each new food he tried. After earning so many stickers he would receive a reward. This did not work. He does drink Ovaltine daily, so he is getting some nutrition. Does anyone know what is going on?
Avatar n tn She has always been in the 1 to 2 percentile on the growth and BMI chart. She has number of problems related to eating. First of all she does not want to eat ever. If we ask her if she wants to eat, she would never say yes. We have been always spoon feeding her because of that. Feeding times are nightmares for us. She does not like to chew foods so she hates solids. All she likes is semi-solid mashed foods. She does not like any kind of fluids, not even milk.