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What is normal average weight for baby boy age 10 months old and 26 inches tall?

Asked by Betty via email.
In Topics: Physical development, Physical Health
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
May 11, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Betty:
the average weight is about 21 lbs., but at 26 in.(less than the 1%) the weight could be 15 lbs.  At 26 in and 16 lbs the body mass index is 50% or good.

Ethnic differences and sex also makes a difference.

Good luck,

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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Dr.Monika
Dr.Monika , Child Professional writes:
Babies come in various sizes, and it really does not matter what percentile is their length and weight, as long as their measurements are on the chart and progress smoothly over time.

Your baby's health care provider will measure his length, weigh, and head circumference during each well visit.  Then, these measurements will be plotted on standardized growth charts.  Over time, the curve for the length, weight, and head circumference should be smooth, meaning that your child progresses with growth appropriately.

The individual CDC growth charts specific for age and sex are available at:

Growth chart for boys birth to 36 months
http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l017.pdf

Growth chart for boys 2-20 years
http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l021.pdf
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