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How much does your 7 year old weigh?

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brokeoven Thu 23-Dec-10 17:58:41

Ds weighs 3st 4 oz, dn weighs 3stone and my pals ds weighs 3stone 7lbs.

Pal is very very worried her ds is underweight, i think he is fine.

what does you ds weigh?

tink123 Thu 23-Dec-10 18:03:02

3st 4 on 7th birthday and 3st 12 on 8th birthday for dd

ditavonteesed Thu 23-Dec-10 18:04:13

dd is 7.5 and weighs 2 stone 11lbs. she is healthy although very skinny her clothes fit her.

belgo Thu 23-Dec-10 18:07:30

Tell her to plot his height and weight here.

It is normal for primary school aged children to be skinny.

brokeoven Thu 23-Dec-10 18:12:35

she has taken him to GP who says he is very underweight. he is now being watched at school, has to show his plate and have some one sit with him at lunch times, has a food diary at home and has to be weighed weekly at GP surgery.
He is constantly "exhausted" she says,

i just think its OTT.

MumInBeds Thu 23-Dec-10 18:13:30

7y8m DD weighs 3st6.5lbs and is 4ft2in tall.

pinguwings Thu 23-Dec-10 18:21:29

If he's been diagnosed as underweight and constantly exhausted how is what they are doing OTT?!

coldtits Thu 23-Dec-10 18:21:38

Ds aged 7.8 weighs 3 stone 13lb and is average height. He's in the low end of the healthy weight bracket the asthma nurse uses, and I can see his ribs and backbone. He's full of energy and seems fine.

coldtits Thu 23-Dec-10 18:23:42

he's ALWAYS been quite heavy for his 'look' but has such bloody massive hands that I suspect he genuinely does have big bones. He always has to wear a belt with his trousers.

MumBarTheDoorSantaUsesChimneys Thu 23-Dec-10 18:32:43

DS is 6.4, 3'10 (117cm) and 3st 4lb (21kg). He looks quite skinny but isn't a particulary low weight. He came up on 44%tile using the above BMI.

I think children of this age don't really put on much weight, it stays fairly static, maybe a small increase of 0.5-1kg a year?

DS weighs more than he looks as he's a swimmer so is muscly, that all effects their weight, also as said above the density of their bones, size of their bones.

Combined with the other symptoms though if he has a low weight it is a worry.

brokeoven Thu 23-Dec-10 18:33:42

because between you & me, she drops him off saying that he has been too exhausted to even get off the sofa soon as she leaves the front door, he is like a little whirlwind of energy, absolutely fine.

Whens he returns to pick him up, he tells her he has a headache and is Sooooo tired.

I am sure she doesnt believe me when i tell her how much he has eated as well, as he eats like a horse at mine.

(she regularly has her kids up at A&E and tothe GP, so there is a long history with funny heath related stuff)
pershaps OTT is a bit strong, its, well, odd to say the least and as he weighs the same as other kids his age, and is healthy on the BBC thing, im thinking the GP is just apeasing her...

sarah293 Thu 23-Dec-10 18:35:29

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brokeoven Thu 23-Dec-10 18:36:00

omg "eaten...NOT eated! dear God my spelling when typing fast is awful! blush

coldtits Thu 23-Dec-10 18:42:50

Video record him for her. Show her. My kids are quite capable of leading me up the garden path.

ThingOne Thu 23-Dec-10 21:01:36

DS1 is just seven and about 110 cm tall, which is not very tall. I haven't weighed him for ages but I doubt he weighs as much three stone/19kg. He's very slender but his ribs are no more visible than his friends' are. Some of them are much bigger builds but still have plenty of ribs on show. There's clearly a wide variety of healthy body sizes but it doesn't seem to include much fat at this age.

ihearthuckabees Fri 24-Dec-10 18:32:30

DS is a month short of 9 and weighs 3 stone 10. He is on the short side for his age, but not off the scale or anything, just petite (DH and I are both quite little)

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