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12kg @ 8 months, anything to be concerned about?

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#1 HopefullyTR

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

My baby girl is 8 months in a few days.  She is somewhere between 11.5 and 12kg already. She looks in proportion and is also fairly tall.  I haven't really been concerned as her doctor seems happy and she is developing well but today I looked at the growth charts and saw she is larger than an average size 2 year old girl!
Would you get it checked out?

#2 Gembac8019

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:40 PM

I think all babies are different.. my ds is 6 months and 10.5kg and tall.. he's over 80cm already. and people mistake him for a 10 month old. if your dr is happy i'd leave it at that.

#3 Marchioness Flea

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:40 PM

How tall are you and her father?
Someone has to be the tallest on the little line people are so fond of in the health books.
My 3yr old is 12kg and a tiny bit over. She's also maybe 90cm tall. But I'm only 156cm myself so certainly not at all tall!

Your DD may well slow down her growth soon anyway, I read growth and weight slows down after 12 months or so.
If your GP isn't concerned i wouldn't be.

#4 twirling

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

I really wouldnt worry. My DD#1 was about the same weight at that age. She has always been off the charts and at almost 9yrs is just starting to creep onto the charts. She is a bit taller and more solid then most of the other girls in her year at school but is totally in proportion. Your DD will always look nice and healthy!!

#5 lillul

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

As long as your GP and MHN are happy then I wouldn't worry.  They are all different, as are we!
My DD was the other way, dropped off the charts for a while with her weight and now at 18months still isn't 10kg. She has always eaten well so we just figure that's who she is, a little dot!

#6 Queen Bey

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:52 PM

DD is 18 months old and weighs 11.25 kgs. She has never been a big baby but she is on the 50th percentile.

Edited by Precious Z, 03 July 2013 - 09:54 PM.

#7 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:54 PM

If your GP and MCHN are happy then I would not stress. Kids come in all sizes - my DD is not 10kgs but developing well so I have learnt to not worry too original.gif

#8 HopefullyTR

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:55 PM

Thanks for replies, kind of what I thought but reassuring to see others think so too. She definitely doesn't get it from me but my husband is 6ft5 and over 100kg so there is a genetic link. Hopefully she slows down before she gets to his size though. .. original.gif

#9 Elemenopee

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

One of my twins was 11.5kgs at 6 months. He has always had a healthy appetite. He's 4 now, and still quite solid (he's 20kgs) but not disproportionately so.

#10 mycrazylife

Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:05 PM

someone has to be on the top percentile, just as some have to be on the lower ones.   as long as you and the dr are happy I wouldn't worry.

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

I found that once mine started walking (make that running) they evened out a bit after being in the upper percentiles to start with.

#12 Marchioness Flea

Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:24 PM

Not sure how accurate it is, but I was told that the height a child is at 2years, doubled, will be their full grown adult height.
So hopefully, my DD will be 160cms, and not as short as her mum!

#13 maman de singe

Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 03/07/2013, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure how accurate it is, but I was told that the height a child is at 2years, doubled, will be their full grown adult height.
So hopefully, my DD will be 160cms, and not as short as her mum!

Wow, that's interesting Jenflea - I hadn't heard that one! Wonder if it's right? My DD will be two next week, so going by her current height she should end up 174cm - which is plausible, as I'm 172cm and DH is about 188cm.
OP: my DD is just over 12kg at almost 24months, but she was a very chubby baby - 97th percentile for weight when she was younger. Her legs were so chubby I actually had trouble finding pants with legs wide enough for her! I kept being told she was on good pastures (like I didn't feel enough like a dairy cow already!)  rolleyes.gif  laughing2.gif She's now just a bit above average weight (and height) for her age. As soon as she was walking/running she started really slimming down - now she looks about average build.

I agree with PPs - if you and her doctor are happy, I wouldn't panic. But if you still feel uneasy, maybe get her checked by a paed, just to set your mind at rest.

#14 B0612

Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

DS was weighed on the weekend and weighs 9.5kg and is 72cm tall (both over 90th percentile), he is 6.5months and was 4.1kg when he was born. I'm not worried about it, he is happy and healthy and i know when he starts crawling and walking it will even out.

#15 TotesFeral

Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 03/07/2013, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure how accurate it is, but I was told that the height a child is at 2years, doubled, will be their full grown adult height.
So hopefully, my DD will be 160cms, and not as short as her mum!

I've heard this and it worries me! DD at 2 years was 89cm! Now at almost 3 she is 95cm so yeah it has me worried. DS is long as well.
Don't worry about your child OP, DS is heavier than average as well, just under 10kgs at 8 months.

#16 Marchioness Flea

Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

My niece will end up at 6ft if it's true. Her grandmother is most upset, apparently girls should be short...and get men to do stuff for them.
I told her i HATE having to ask people to get stuff down for me in the supermarket, and if my Dd can be spared that, I'd pay any money for it!

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