Jump to content

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


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#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 Jingle 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 Wonderlust

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 Jingle 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 Jingle 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!





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

Great-great-grandma delivers great grandchild in her own home

''I've delivered calves, lambs, dogs and cats, but nothing like this.'' This 'Super Gran' calmly peeled the amniotic sac over her great-grandson's head before discovering the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck ... twice.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

Microcephaly still a mysterious condition around the world

For parents, having a child with microcephaly can mean a life of uncertainty.

7 baby firsts you won't see on milestone charts

Here are a few 'other' baby firsts you may not have been expecting, but you'll want to be ready for.

Why it's important to vaccinate on time

My son was born on the 1 July 2014. It's a fabulous birthday, don't you think? Not only does the first of July ring in a new financial year, but it also means we've hit the year's half way mark.

Naturopath treatment allegedly left baby "days from death"

A naturopath whose treatment of a baby boy allegedly led to the infant being severely ill has pleaded not guilty to charges against her. 

Andy Murray's emotional speech to pregnant wife after Australian Open

A teary-eyed Andy Murray promised pregnant wife Kim he'd be on the next plane home after his turbulent two weeks at the Australian Open came to an end.

This toddler and his duck BFF will melt your heart

A small boy in the US has struck up a quacking good friendship with an unlikely companion ... his pet duck. 

Great news for coffee drinkers - caffeine is good for your heart

Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations.

I always wanted children - but I've found other ways to be maternal

I've always been one of the most maternal women I know.

When only one parent wants to know the gender

For some couples you either both want to know the gender of your unborn baby, or you don't. For others, it's not that simple.

'No jab no play' could hurt disadvantaged children, experts fear

Tough new "no jab no play" laws could hurt children who have not been immunised due to family dysfunction, poverty, or poor access to medical support, experts warn.

Zika virus: Airlines offer refunds to pregnant women

Airlines and cruise companies across the world are offering refunds or travel credits to pregnant women who are scheduled to visit countries struck by the devastating Zika virus.

#meditateonthis: Mums fight back against PND ignorance

Not all women will require medication, but many will. And there isn't and shouldn't be any shame in that.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

Free first aid demonstrations daily

Get your free ticket to the Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.