My son is 2 years old and weighs 38 pounds I am thinking this is too much, he is way bigger then most kids around his age. He acts like a three year old does, and I am kind of worried if he is going to grow up to be a little on the big side.

asked 03 Mar '11, 19:57

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edited 04 Mar '11, 02:25

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Only your pediatrician can tell you for certain. Have you asked?

It also completely depends on how tall he is. It's the weight/height ratio which counts. I'm guessing when you say he is "way bigger" you mean taller?

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answered 04 Mar '11, 02:03

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+1 - need to look at a growth chart of height vs. weight and if you're way outside the normal range, maybe talk to a pediatrician.

(04 Mar '11, 12:07) Scott ♦♦

I think he sounds like he is at a good weight. My fiances cousin is 1 and weighs 21 pounds. Yet my 5 year old niece weighs 30 pounds. I think you are doing a great job and he will even out as he gets a little older. My cousin is 4 now. but when she was 2 1/2 she weighed more than my niece who was 3 1/2 at the time. now my cousins weight has evened out now that she is more active than she used to be. I wouldnt be to worried. I hope this helps.


answered 18 Mar '11, 13:04

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Even my cousin LO was 36.5 inches and 30lbs at his 2 year appointment, 2 months ago, he's 26 months now. Their pediatrician always says as long as he in a higher percent tile for height than weight he's good.

I think to consult your pediatrician regarding this.


answered 15 Jul '15, 02:30

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Hello... My daughter is two years old shes 3ft tall and weights 40lb I am a lil concern. What can I do?


answered 08 Dec '14, 23:28

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It depends on the height to. My 2 year old son weighs 41 pounds ( 97th percentile) and he's in the 99th percentile for height. Yes he's on the " larger side " but he's not fat at all, his weight doesn't show due to how tall he is. He wears a 5t and looks strong!!:) think of it as showing off how healthy your little one is. I due occasionally get the stink eye from people,I'm assuming because they expect more out of him (thinking he's older) I just strug it off


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