Topic: How much does/did your 3 year old weigh?

Malakai just turned 3 a little over a week ago. He is a very slim child. He weighs about 28 lbs and I feel like people are always concerned about his weight. He's 39" so he's on the short side as well. He eats very healthy (his choice).. He loves fruits, veggies, peanut butter, seafood, and occasionally chicken, pasta, and French fries. I'm not sure if he just has a really high metabolism or the fact that he's so active might make it hard for him to put weight on. I don't know if I should be concerned. He's a very healthy child but I'm so sick of people saying he's so little. He eats and snacks constantly. He has access to food whenever he wants. Am I stressing out for nothing?
So what was your child's height and weight when they turned 3?

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Personally, I wouldn't be concerned if he is eating a normal/balanced diet and presents no health issues whatsoever. He actually sounds a lot like our oldest, Sebastian. Our guy will be 3 in March and currently weighs 26lbs and is 38" tall. He's always been skinny and he's remained on the same growth pattern since birth so our Ped has never voiced concern. He is a very healthy eater and in fact people always remark on the fact that he eats a lot but is so thin. Kids at this age have incredible metabolisms and our son is very active to boot.

Anyway, I wouldn't be worried in the least...but that's just me!

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Riley just turned 3.5 & is I think 39 inches & 37 or so pounds. He is not chubby or anything but is on the higher end of the precent tile. He was 25 lbs at 5-6 months!! Very chubby baby. Dr says he is completely fine.

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I don't think 39 inches is short for a 3yo at all. E was 38in and 38lbs at 3 and everyone is always remarking how tall she is.
Does he drink a lot of milk or juice? Healthy foods over all are the goal, so maybe he's just a slim child. Is he genetically likely to be small?

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Olivia is 36ish pounds at 3 years, and 40ish inches tall. Everyone remarks how tall she is, as well. If he is eating well, I personally would not be concerned. My niece is 28 pounds and will be three in March, but her diet is very poor, so I personally think there is a link for her there.

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Our first son was 28 lbs. and 38" at 3. Our second son was 28 lbs. and a little over 37" at 3. Our youngest is only 2, but following his brothers' weight pattern almost exactly (is always slightly taller than they were). So I have no doubt we will have a third 28 lb. 3 year old.

39" is average, if not on the tall side. He sounds perfect to me. As long as he's healthy, eating/playing normally, and staying on HIS growth curve, I wouldn't worry at all.

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I wouldn't worry either.  He sounds like a healthy eater.  Our daughter will be 3 in February.   She is a dream when it comes to eating.  She loves healthy stuff and is always willing to eat most of what she is served. She is right around 38" and 33 pounds.  I definitely don't think she is short in comparison to other kids we see that are her age.  People always have something to say, right? wink

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Kate was 30 pounds at her 4 year check up.  She hit 40 inches last week at her 5 year check up. Thanks to some serious gymnastics this year she put on 6 pounds. I thought she sounded huge but when I posted her 5 year stats everyone commented how tiny she is. I kind of forget sometimes.

I agree with everyone that if he is eating well, active and healthy you have nothing to worry about. I know it is harder to have a petite boy than girl but that just sounds like how he is growing !

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I can't quite remember but my boys were skinny little tikes but they too loved fruits and veggies and we didn't keep candy or pop or junk food in the house...and even though my boys are 8, 17 and 19 they still are well balanced eaters and are on the thin side...I think as long as your little guy is growing I wouldn't worry about it...I'd rather see a slim active child.

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He sounds perfectly healthy to me.  My girls were both around 38.5-39" and 30 lbs at 3.  Our 2 yo son seems to also be following in their same growth pattern as well.

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At 3 Boog was 35ish pounds, and Moosie was over 40.  I doubt Tiny will hit 30 pounds by 3 though smile  As long as your child is following their growth curve, don't worry about what the scale says!

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My 4 1/2 yo granddaughter just hit 30 pounds last month and she is 36.75 inches tall, so I would say he is just fine.  We call her peanut.

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