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What is the weight/height/build of your 10 year old ?

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JennyFromTheNorthEast Thu 22-Oct-15 18:47:21

I'm just interested to see how my son compares to other boys his age, and if there are any issues other people face regarding weight height and build. My DS is 4 foot 9 and weighs 7 stone 4 pounds. Using the nicest terms I can I'd say he is very plump indeed.

So please tell me about your 10 year old and how they compare smile

Heathcliff27 Thu 22-Oct-15 18:55:16

Maybe not a good comparison as it's my DD and not a boy, but she's just turned 11 and is 4ft 8in, 5st 10lb and very slim build. I suppose its all relative as i'm only 5ft 3in anyway.

vdbfamily Thu 22-Oct-15 19:27:37

my 10 year old son is 5' 2" and weighs 7 and a half stone. He is sturdy but not fat IMO.

RalphSteadmansEye Thu 22-Oct-15 19:31:46

Hmm. That does sound very heavy, OP.

My 15 year old ds is 5'8" and weighs 7 st 1 lb.

5madthings Thu 22-Oct-15 19:32:17

Ds3 is ten, he is five ft and weighs 5stone and 4lb. He was just weighed at school. He is slim build.

SevenSeconds Thu 22-Oct-15 19:35:16

My DS is nearly 10. Last time I weighed and measured him he was 4ft 10in and 5st 3lb. He's on the skinny side but not unhealthily so.

iMatter Thu 22-Oct-15 19:36:27

Just turned 11 year old ds1 is 5 stone 3 and 4 foot 10. He is very slim and very muscly (does lots of sport).

5madthings Thu 22-Oct-15 19:38:05

Ds3 has been treated at hospital for an injury that required follow up and the paed said he was perfect build, children should be slim, you should be able to see collar bones, rib bones etc.

JennyFromTheNorthEast Thu 22-Oct-15 20:16:25

Looking at my DS I can't see his collar bones or rib bones at all sad

JennyFromTheNorthEast Thu 22-Oct-15 20:25:31

RalphSteadmansEye- I agree that he is pretty heavy, but 7 stone 1 seems a bit light for a 15 year old.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Thu 22-Oct-15 20:33:48

10 yo DS is 4'7" and 5st 6lb.

He's of slim build.

JennyFromTheNorthEast Thu 22-Oct-15 20:58:09

What would be average height for a 10 year old ?

5madthings Thu 22-Oct-15 21:03:17

Have you looked at the.nhs charts for children, my ds1 is one of the tallest kids in his year group buy just by a few inches so I would guess your ds is average height.

5madthings Thu 22-Oct-15 21:03:47

My ds3 not ds1...

Mintyy Thu 22-Oct-15 21:06:27

Sorry - but Ralph,

Your 15 year old ds is 5'8" and weighs 7st 1lb!

Are you not worried???

My 14 year old dd is 5'8" and weighs just under 9st.

lavendersun Thu 22-Oct-15 21:06:48

DD here not DS but - 9, (10 in June), 4 foot 10 and 4 stone 9 last time she was weighed at the hospital. Slim and lanky (like her parents).

Look at these charts for the average boys height and weight. Bit small for my eyes and I can't enlarge it but it looks like the 50th centile is 137 ish cm and 3ish kg. About 4'7" and just under 5 stone.

www.rcpch.ac.uk/system/files/protected/page/NEW%20Boys%202-18yrs%20(4TH%20JAN%202013).pdf

Mintyy Thu 22-Oct-15 21:08:17

More relevant to the op, I have an 11 year old ds who is 5ft and weighs 6 stone and a bit. Maybe 6.5 stone.

lavendersun Thu 22-Oct-15 21:09:29

31 ish kg not 3! We are all different sizes and shapes though OP, that is why the chart shows centiles.

Does sound like your DS might be a bit plump though.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 22-Oct-15 21:14:42

Dd is just 9 but is 4 ft 11 and about 4 and a half stone. She is slim but not skinny at that weight, surprisingly

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 22-Oct-15 21:15:49

Not that relevant to OP but yes considerably lighter

Biscuitsneeded Thu 22-Oct-15 21:16:01

Mine is 10.5 years old, is 4 foot 7 and weighs 4 stone 9 pounds. He isn't painfully skinny (slim and dainty rather than beanpole, stick-thin) but is just a very slight build. His father and I are both carrying a few extra pounds without being hugely overweight, so I am hoping my son's slimness is for life, although I suspect he might like to be a bit taller and more solid.

Jennyfromthenortheast, you have posted before about your son. Clearly his weight is a worry to you, so I'm not sure how knowing the heights and weights of other children is going to make any difference. What does he eat? How active is he?

KwikQ Thu 22-Oct-15 21:17:08

My 10 yr old isn't average grin.

He is 5'6, weighs 9 stone and has size 9 feet! He is in size 15-16 yr old clothes <yikes>

He was very skinny until about 8 months ago but seems to have suddenly got slightly podgy. I think he is about to go through (early!) puberty, so it may be that...

Are you worried, OP? I questioned my DS's weight gain with the GP and she said he was absolutely fine, just a very big lad!

bringmelaughter Thu 22-Oct-15 21:23:56

BMI calculators are designed to answer this question. The NHS one is here: www.nhs.uk/tools/documents/healthy_weight_v3/healthy_weight.html?variant=phone

Using the details you've given he is very overweight (98th percentile). There are lots of people who can support you with this. Have you spoken to your GP, health visiting team, school nurse about your concerns?

Duggee Thu 22-Oct-15 21:24:12

www.nhs.uk/tools/documents/healthy_weight_v3/healthy_weight.html?variant=phone

This is for you child and says very overweight.

For the 15 year old who who you were surprised at has come out as underweight.

www.nhs.uk/tools/documents/healthy_weight_v3/healthy_weight.html?variant=phone

cedricsneer Thu 22-Oct-15 22:09:45

Op, it does sound heavy, but it's hard seeing people coming on and rejoicing in how skinny their kids are without offering any constructive help (are you looking for this?) if you are worried.

For balance, my ds (will be 10 in July) is 4ft9 and 6st1.

He is on the heavy side although still within the healthy limit on the nhs kids bmi calculator. I worry about it and monitor him. I think the objective for kids is not for them to lose weight but to gain height and maintain - perhaps that should be a goal for you with your ds? It's something I am trying to do with my ds.

I am determined not to fetishise weight with him and try to get him to eat healthily and do lots of exercise without making it an issue. Lots of talk of strong, healthy bodies and no mention of fat.

My ds looks quite slim in clothes but a bit podgy without - more so than I am comfortable with.

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