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February 13, 2011, last updated March 5, 2012
By Louise Carr, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist






If you are concerned about how much your child weighs, then
you're not alone. Childhood obesity is now epidemic in
America. Over 12% of all children under the age of 5 are
obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Over 17%
of all children between the ages of 6 and 19 are technically
obese. Not just overweight, but obese.  

And an obese child is not just a health issue these days. If you
have an obese child, you risk losing the child to foster care in
some states.  Increasingly, as in
the case of a 200-pound 8
year-old boy from Ohio, child health authorities in states across
the country are taking children from parents and placing them
in foster care, citing health concerns.

What is going on? The problem is complex, but a good deal of
the blames stems from our meal proportions. We have grown
so accustomed to super-sized fast food, super-sized plates at
restaurants and even super-sized body types, that we have lost
sight of what an ideal weight is for ourselves, let alone for our
children. But what is the ideal weight for your child for their
height? How much should your child's weight increase with
each year of their age? As you may suspect, simply putting
your child on the scale won’t tell the whole story.

The "ideal" weight is, to many people, directly proportional to
the child’s height – if your child is the ideal weight they will
look neither too skinny nor too large for their stature.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other
medical organizations work with the body mass index (BMI) to
measure ideal weight. BMI takes into account your child’s age,
height and weight to plot a graph of ideal weight ranges. BMI
works for children as well as adults if you look at the special
charts for young people, and is a healthier and more relevant
way to calculate an ideal weight. For almost all ages, an ideal
BMI is around 22.

Children’s Ideal Weight for Height

These charts list children’s ideal weight based on their optimum
height at a certain age. The first is for girls, the second for
boys. To see if your child is close to their ideal weight, look for
their height and read across to the third column.

The charts are based on figures from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.
The figures look at the child’s height, weight and age and find
out which percentile they fall under on the BMI chart. The ideal
BMI for children is at the 85th percentile or below. If your child
has a BMI over the 95th percentile for their age they are
classified as overweight. They are at risk of becoming
overweight if they are between the 85th and 95th percentile.
Your child is classified as underweight if they have a BMI below
the 5th percentile.  


Ideal Weight Chart for Girls (boys chart below)



































































Ideal Weight Chart for Boys







































How does your child’s weight compare with celebrity children?  
Here are a few famous kids to use as a comparison:

Famous Child                Age                    Weight (approx)        

Lola Sheen                   3                        20 lbs
Zahara Jolie Pitt           4                        35 lbs
Suri Cruise                   4                        32 lbs
Sasha Obama               9                        63 lbs
Willow Smith               10                        75 lbs
Malia Ann Obama        12                        85 lbs
Justin Bieber               16                        110 lbs
Miley Cyrus                 18                        104 lbs
Emma Watson             20                        110 lbs
Daniel Radcliffe           21                        125 lbs

How to Help Your Child Reduce Their Weight

Remember, if your child is very athletic, or takes part in school
sports, they may have a higher BMI because they have a large
muscle mass. But if your child is overweight, the best, most
sensible way for a child to get within a healthy weight range is
to eat healthily and make sure to get enough exercise. Often,
children are not as active as they could be. Small changes to
diet, added activities, walking to the store or to school, smaller
portions and more time on active play can make a big
difference.

Don’t pressure your child to conform to an unrealistic ideal –
remember that children are growing and changing all the time
and may stop gaining weight as they grow taller. Your child’s
ethnic group, their stage at puberty and how fit they are all
affect their weight.

One thing to remember is, weight is just one way of measuring
health and you should speak to your doctor or another
professional if you are worried about your child’s weight,
health or stature.




Continue reading to learn how to achieve an ideal body weight,
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Ideal Weight
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BMI=22
Child's Ideal
Weight in
Kilograms
Child's Ideal
Weight
one year
old (1)
19.8
9
2'3"
two (2)
22.4
10.18
2'6"
three (3)
26
11.8
2'9"
four (4)
32
14.5
3'1"
five (5)
38
17.2
3'4"
six (6)
40
18.18
3'5"
seven (7)
46
20.9
3'7"
eight (8)
52
23.6
3'9"
nine (9)
65
29.5
4'1"
ten (10)
73
33.18
4'3"
eleven (11)
80
36.36
4'4"
twelve (12)
89
40.4
4'6"
thirteen
(13)
99
45
4'8"
fourteen
110
50
4'9"
fifteen (15)
115
52.2
5'3"
sixteen
(16)
120
54.5
5'4"
seventeen
(17)
125
56.8
5'5"
       
       
       
Child's Age
(Boys)
Ideal Weight
in Pounds

BMI=22
Child's Ideal
Weight in
Kilograms
Child's Ideal
Weight
one year
old (1)
22
10
2'3"
two (2)
24
10.9
2'7"
three (3)
26
11.8
2'9"
four (4)
32
14.5
3'1"
five (5)
38
17.2
3'4"
six (6)
42
19
3'6"
seven (7)
47
21.3
3'8"
eight (8)
51
23.18
3'9"
nine (9)
63
28.6
4'1"
ten (10)
71
32.27
4'3"
eleven (11)
77
35.0
4'4"
twelve (12)
87
39.5
4'6"
thirteen
(13)
97
44.1
4'8"
fourteen
112
50.9
5'4"
fifteen (15)
130
59.1
5'5"
sixteen
(16)
149
67.7
5'6"
seventeen
(17)
158
71.8
5'7"
       
       
       

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