Ideal weight for kids

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Ideal weight for kids

Postby jesschan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:34 am

My 7 yr old son just had his health screening done in school recently. His height is 1.23m and weight is 27kg and the school nurse indicated that he is overwieght. I checked with our family doctor and was told that his weight is perfectly normal. Any comments?

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Postby tankee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:47 am

hi

you may want to reference to Health Promotion Board's Weight-for-Height for Boys (6-18 years) Percentile Chart

http://www.hpb.gov.sg/edumaterials/down ... px?id=5630

Based on this chart, your child is indeed heavy for his height.

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Postby Guest » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:11 am

No offence, seems to me slightly overweight.

However, it is important to note if the weight is contributed by the bones.
If he looks fit and not chubby, there should be no concern or worry.
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Postby jesschan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:38 am

He is fit but a little rounded, though I don't think one will use "fat" to describe him. He does a few sports weekly and eats well-balanced meals. Based on BMI, his weight is ok but I understand that we cannot use BMI for kids because they still have "baby fats". I wonder when is the percentile chart used by HPB done....

Parents with P1 kids, what is your child's height and weight?

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Postby auntieM » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:31 pm

My premie DS now weighs 21kg and 122cm in height :wink:

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Postby tankee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:33 pm

auntieM wrote:My premie DS now weighs 21kg and 122cm in height :wink:


:!: exactly the same weight and height as my DS :celebrate:

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Postby auntieM » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:36 pm

tankee wrote:
auntieM wrote:My premie DS now weighs 21kg and 122cm in height :wink:


:!: exactly the same weight and height as my DS :celebrate:



:wink: Does your boy look 'slim'?
I keep having this feeling that my DS has 'heavier' bones :P

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Postby BlurBee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:47 pm

tankee wrote:
auntieM wrote:My premie DS now weighs 21kg and 122cm in height :wink:


:!: exactly the same weight and height as my DS :celebrate:

My DD weighs 23kg but she looks so thin to me. :(

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Postby tankee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:49 pm

auntieM wrote:
tankee wrote:
auntieM wrote:My premie DS now weighs 21kg and 122cm in height :wink:


:!: exactly the same weight and height as my DS :celebrate:



:wink: Does your boy look 'slim'?
I keep having this feeling that my DS has 'heavier' bones :P



yes, he does looks slim.

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Postby tankee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:50 pm

BlurBee wrote:
tankee wrote:
auntieM wrote:My premie DS now weighs 21kg and 122cm in height :wink:


:!: exactly the same weight and height as my DS :celebrate:

My DD weighs 23kg but she looks so thin to me. :(



what's her height?

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