Child weight Chart

“What’s the right weight for my child?” is one of the most common questions parents have.

Seems like a simple one, but i can assure you it is not always easy to answer..

I have lost count over the years of how many times teenagers have asked me that question and it is just not a simple answer.

People have different body types, so no single number is the right weight for everyone.

Among kids the same height and age, some are more muscular or more developed than others. That’s because not all kids have the same body type or develop at the same time. In effect kids are more difficult to predict than adults.

Growth and Puberty

Not everyone grows and develops on the same schedule. During puberty, the body begins making hormones that spark physical changes like breast development in girls and testicular enlargement in boys and spurts in height and weight gain in both boys and girls. Once these changes start, they continue for several years. The average person can expect to grow as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) during puberty before reaching full adult height.

Most kids gain weight more rapidly during this time as the amounts of muscle, fat, and bone in their bodies change. All that new weight gain can be perfectly fine — as long as body fat, muscle, and bone are in the right proportion.Chocolate Against Child Obesity

Because some kids start developing as early as age 8 and some not until age 14, it can be normal for two kids who are the same gender, height, and age to have very different weights.

It can feel quite strange for kids to adjust to suddenly feeling heavier or taller. So it’s perfectly normal for a child to feel self-conscious about weight during adolescence — a lot of kids do.

 

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