Children Weight Table (2-10 years)

You want to know if the weight of your child is age appropriate? Procure for you here in the weight tables of the World Health Organization, an overview and compare the weight of your child with the standard values.

Weight tables for children

Our weight tables for girls and boys based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and show that weight gain for children of different ages is "normal". For information on how you can accurately read graphs and tables, you can find below in the article. The weight of boys and girls differently develops. Therefore, the weight gain for both sexes being separate. More details on this topic can be found here:

  • Weight table for Girls (2 to 10 years)
  • Weight table for Boys (2 to 10 years)
  • Weight table for babies

Weight gain: girls 2 to 5 years

Weight children: girl 2 to 5 years

Weight table for girls

Age in years

Weight in kg at the percentiles

3. P
15 P
50. P
85. P
97. P

2.0 9.2 10.1 11.5 13.1 14.6
3.0 11.0 12.1 13.9 15.9 17.8
4.0 12.5 14.0 16.1 18.6 21.1
5.0 14.0 15.7 18.2 21.3 24.4
6.0 15.5 17.4 20.0 23.7 27.3
7.0 17.0 19.2 22.4 26.5 30.8
8.0 18.9 21.3 25.0 29.8 34.9
9.0 21.1 23.9 28.2 33.9 40.0
10.0 23.7 26.9 31.9 38.5 45.7

Source: World Health Organization (2012)

Weight gain: boys 2 to 5 years

Weight children: boys 2 to 5 years

Weight table for boys

Age in years

Weight in kg at the percentiles

3. P
15 P
50. P
85. P
97. P

2.0 9.8 10.8 12.2 13.7 15.1
3.0 11.4 12.7 14.2 16.3 18.0
4.0 12.9 14.3 16.3 18.7 20.9
5.0 14.3 16.0 18.3 21.1 23.8
6.0 16.1 17.9 20.5 23.6 26.7
7.0 17.9 19.9 22.9 26.5 30.1
8.0 19.8 22.0 25.4 29.7 34.0
9.0 21.6 24.2 28.1 33.2 38.0
10.0 23.6 26.6 31.2 37.3 43.9

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Percentiles: classify weight of children right?

So you can the percentiles and the associated lane values:

  • 97th percentile: Only three percent of their peers bring more weight on the scale. Your child is probably obese (obese).
  • 85th percentile: 15 percent of peers are more difficult. Your child is prone to being overweight.
  • 50th percentile50 percent of peers are more difficult and 50 percent are lighter or equal weight. Your child has a completely average weight for his age.
  • 15th percentile: 15 percent of peers are lighter than your child. Your child tends to underweight.
  • 3rd percentile: Only three percent of their peers are lighter. Your child has significant underweight.

watching children weight long term

The weight of your child depends on various factors, such as body size, sex, diet and exercise behavior dependent. That growing children suddenly increase is normal. After a growth spurt Your child may also be temporarily underweight. Therefore, it is difficult to say what weight is normal for children. It is not enough to weigh the child again and to take these individual measurements as an indication of the weight gain. The measurement result is only a snapshot. In order to make statements about whether the weight of children is age-appropriate normal weight development over a longer period must be considered, similar to the growth of children.

Weight gains recorded in the U-Heft

At the regular U-tests the pediatrician controls among other things the development of the weight of children. That your child body weight is measured in these doctor visits and entered into the chart in yellow Memory books. From the measured values ​​results in a curve that describes the weight of your child development. The other curves, which can be seen in the chart are standard curves for comparison, the percentiles are called.

Weight Children: What to do about overweight or underweight?

In general, you can always keep in mind by you weigh your child regularly and measures the weight of your child. You can register normally on the rough visual impression left when you look at your child compared to other children. If there yourself over- or underweight before, you should speak to the pediatrician, who can check whether children have a too high or too low weight.

If the weight is actually not developed normally, the parents and the pediatrician must observe the further development of the child well. The pediatrician may consider disease as a cause of weight gain and exclude and advise you in terms of healthy eating and how you can provide sufficient exercise.

15 percent of all children are overweight

The number of overweight children has risen sharply in recent years. A study by the Robert Koch Institute found that 15 percent of all children in Germany are overweight between 3 and 17 years. In our articles "Is your child overweight?" And "Preventing obesity" You can find more information on this topic.


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