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How much should my child weigh?

Updated on February 8, 2013

Is my child overweight or underweight?

It's a common question asked by parents, and understandably so - our children are our most precious asset, and as such we want them to be at an optimum level of health.

Compiled below are 2 charts detailing the average weight of a child at various stages in life, separated by gender. The table shows various measurements (so if you're not used to one, look at the other - it saves you going through Google trying to find a converter!

Please note, that these weights are generic averages/expectations only. Please note that every child is different. If your child is not a similar weight it doesn't necessarily mean they are unhealthy - a child's optimum weight varies greatly depending on their birth-weight, height etc. These charts should not be used as medical advice. They are purely for informative purposes.

Average weight of a child: Girl

Age
Weight in Pounds
Weight in Stone
Weight in Kilograms
3 months
12.56
0.9
5.7
6 months
16.53
1.18
7.5
9 months
19.62
1.4
8.9
1 year
21.76
1.56
9.87
1 1/2 years (18 months)
24.58
1.76
11.15
2 years
28.4
2.03
12.88
3 years
30.8
2.2
13.97
4 years
35.2
2.51
15.97
5 years
39.6
2.83
17.96
6 years
46.2
3.3
20.96
7 years
50.6
3.61
22.95
8 years
57.2
4.09
25.95
9 years
63.8
4.56
28.94
10 years
70.4
5.03
31.93

Average weight of a child: Boy

Age
Average weight in Pounds
Average weight in Stone
Average weight in Kilograms
3 months
12.56
0.9
5.7
6 months
16.53
1.18
7.5
9 months
19.62
1.4
8.9
1 year
22
1.57
9.98
1 1/2 years (18 months)
24.58
1.76
11.15
2 years
28.4
2.03
12.88
3 years
33
2.36
14.97
4 years
36
2.57
16.33
5 years
41.8
2.99
18.96
6 years
46.2
3.3
20.96
7 years
50.6
3.61
22.95
8 years
57.2
4.09
25.95
9 years
61.6
4.4
27.94
10 years
70.4
5.03
31.93

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      The charts are useful, but the fact is, just like you said: "Please note that every child is different".