R.K. asks from New Boston, NH on June 07, 2007
What Is the Average Weight/height of a Three Year Old?
I just returned from my son's three month doctor visit. I am wondering what the average height/weight of a three year old is? My son is 3 feet 1 inch and weighs 31 lbs.
V.R. answers from Boston on June 18, 2007
My daughter was 39 inches tall and 37 pounds at her 3 year check up. She is in the 95 percentile for weight and height. So, that sounds right. Good luck in August!
C.D. answers from Providence on June 07, 2007
Hi R., your son is at a healthy weight for his height. His BMI is 16 so he plots at about 48% on the charts.
D.B. answers from Boston on June 08, 2007
Your probably fine, my daughter is 4 and she is 39 inches tall and 39 pounds...she was about the same last year too...I wouldn't worry about it :)
S.Z. answers from Providence on June 08, 2007
All kids are different. Don't worry about a thing. It sounds like he is right on track. My son also just got his three year check up and is 3 feet 2 1/2 inches and 34 pounds. Doctor says he is perfect. My older son was under 3 feet at 3 years old it is all about the individual child and nothing to be concerned about.
K.N. answers from Boston on June 07, 2007
i believe that is an average weight of a 3 yr old. if there were any concerns your doctor would of expressed them to you wether they thought he was to small or to big. i work in pediatrics so i think at around age 3 i weigh kids to that weight. did you ask about where his percentiles were for ht and weight. at out office we do a bmi which is body mass index and we don't like to see it above 85% which puts a child at risk for obesity. i wouldn't be to concerned with it. how does he eat. is he active? those are the 2 important factors you need to be looking for. i hope this helps.
K.D. answers from Providence on June 08, 2007
That sounds about right, my son is 37 1/2" & 34 lbs at 3.
R.H. answers from Boston on June 08, 2007
My son turned 3 in March. He weighed 33 and a half pounds and was 36 in tall! So I think it is normal! From what my doctor told me it was normal. My son is still on the short side but his dad is 5'9" and I am 5'3". So I think that it is normal. If your doc isn't worried then I wouldn't be worried either. Hope I was a little helpful!