# What is the baby weight chart?

## What is the baby weight chart?

Chart of average weights

Age 50th percentile weight for male babies 50th percentile weight for female babies
Birth 7.8 lbs. (3.5 kg) 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)
0.5 months 8.8 lbs. (4.0 kg) 8.4 lbs. (3.8 kg)
1.5 months 10.8 lbs. (4.9 kg) 9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg)
2.5 months 12.6 lbs. (5.7 kg) 11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg)

## What is the baby percentile chart?

The baby growth cart shows which percentile your child is in compared with others of the same age and gender. Percentiles are shown as curved lines. For example, if your child is in the 70th percentile for length-for-age, this means 30 percent of babies the same age and gender are longer, and 70 percent are shorter.

How do I know my baby’s growth chart?

Growth charts record changes in your baby’s length, weight and head circumference. These measurements are marked down on the chart so you can see how they change over time. On the vertical (up-and-down) axis is the measurement; on the horizontal (side-to-side) axis is the baby’s age.

### What do Centiles mean?

‘Centiles’ are units of measurement that show how your child is developing in relation to children of the same age.

### What is the best percentile for babies?

What’s the Ideal Percentile for My Child? There is no one ideal number. Healthy children come in all shapes and sizes, and a baby who is in the 5th percentile can be just as healthy as a baby who is in the 95th percentile.

What’s the average height and weight of a baby?

Growth charts give you a general idea of how your child is growing. They use percentiles to compare your baby’s growth to other babies of the same age and sex. The charts below show the height and weight (or length, for babies) for children of both genders in the 50th percentile, which is the average.

## How can I find out my baby’s weight based on length?

This calculator provides your baby’s weight percentile based on length. The percentile shows how your infant’s weight compares to other infants of the same length. The percentile tells you what percentage of babies weigh less than your baby.

## How to calculate the weight of a 2 year old?

A doctor or physician should be consulted to determine weight status. Note, this calculator uses the World Health Organization (WHO) infant charts for 0-2 year olds Percentile – The weight percentile of the child. Weight – The mass of the child in metric and standard units.

What does a percentile mean for infant weight?

The percentile tells you what percentage of babies weigh less than your baby. For example out of a sample of 100 babies, a percentile value of 40 percent means your baby weighs more than 40 babies and weighs less than the other 60 babies. A percentile of 50% represents the average or mean weight.

22/10/2019