I have a 2 1/2 year old son who seems to be very big for his age. He eats normal amounts and is NOT chunky at all. Right now he weighs 42lbs. He is bigger than his 3 1/2 year old sister in weight but not height. I do not allow my kids to eat junk a lot and they get plenty of exercise. I'm just wondering if I should ask my dr. about it or if it's sorta normal.

I know some 5 year olds that are 40lbs.

How much do your 2 1/2 year olds weigh?

asked 19 Oct '09, 20:16

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Ha... Some people look at me like I'm crazy when they see me changing my now 3 year old's diaper. He looks like he could be 5 years old!! The changing tables are always way TOO small!! Good thing is that he's starting to go on the potty. WOOHOO!!

(17 May '10, 13:58) Mommy trial and error

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The CDC publishes growth charts which may be useful for comparison.


answered 19 Oct '09, 20:51

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When my wife was pregnant of our first baby, a doctor gave us this advice: "don't spend money on a baby scale, its main usage is to feed your anxiety".

Since then, we know how much our children weigh only for giving them correct dosage of medicine when they are sick (for your answer, this is 12kg for our 18 month old girl and 15kg for our 3 year old boy).


answered 20 Oct '09, 08:55

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This is the thing your pediatrician should be advising you on. If he or she has not, get another one immediately! Every time we visit for a well-check, our pediatrician shows us where our son is (and where he has been) on the growth chart that shows various percentiles.

It doesn't matter much what percentile they are, as long as they are following roughly the same growth pattern over time (not ballooning from 25th percentile to 99th), and that their height and weight aren't too much out of whack (you don't want to be 10th percentile in height and 80th percentile in weight, for example).


answered 20 Oct '09, 14:33

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This. Exactly. My daughter is tall and thin for a 2 year old, but she is following her curve.

(20 Oct '09, 14:49) Michelle

My 2 1/2 year old is almost 25 pounds, but she's a girl. We were actually worried that she was under weight. She is on the lower end of the weight scale, but our doctor said growth is hereditary that she'll probably be tall and slender like my husband and me. Next time you go to the doctor you could ask to have his weight checked and then they should be able to tell you his percentile with how he compares to other children his age. You might even be able to just call in his weight and they could compare it to his previous weights and then also tell you his percentile scores.


answered 19 Oct '09, 21:28

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I don't have a 2 1/2 year old for reference, but my two 3 1/2 year olds are 13kg and 15kg - about 29lb and 33lb respectively.


answered 19 Oct '09, 20:41

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My 2 1/2 year old little girl weighs 24 lbs. BUT she is also only 33 inches tall...everyone around her seems to be growing...and she doesn't. I have a 4 year old little brother that has been 40 pounds since he was 3 so I wouldn't worry too much about it. As long as your kiddo is healthy and getting enough exercise! =)


answered 06 Nov '09, 16:57

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my 2 1/2 year old son is 32lbs


answered 06 Nov '09, 17:55

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My 2 1/2 year old son is around 33 pounds.


answered 13 Jan '10, 01:12

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my son will be 2 1/2 next month and he weighs 40 lbs and is 40 inches tall, I have been concerned too since when people see him they think he is at least 3 or 4 yrs old, they wonder why is he is so tall but the doctor said he might just be a little taller when he grows up. Reading these answers have helped me feel better since i know i am not alone with this issue.


answered 27 Apr '10, 23:29

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My 28 mth old son is 12 kg or 26 lbs


answered 06 Nov '09, 18:52

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