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My 7 year old daughter weighs 3 stone, what should she weigh?

My 7 year old daughter weighs 3 stone, what should she weigh?

Stone ???: Sorry, what is the definition of 3 stones? Have your pediatrician perform a routine well child physical examination in order to document her weight, height and calculate a body mass index (bmi). This will be a great starting point to document where your daughter's growth lies, . ...Read more

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I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in and weighs 64 lbs. Is he overweight for his age and height?

I have an active 7 year old boy who is 4 ft 1 in and weighs 64 lbs.  Is he overweight for his age and height?

Big for age not obes: Your son is growing as fast as my son. If you fit him on a growth chart he will be at 95th percentile for weight and about 90th percentile for height. Which means he has outgrown 90% of boys his age. Follow this link for growth chart: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l021.Pdf. Note that your child's bmi is 18.7 which is normal his weight matches his height! ...Read more

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My 7 year old son weighs 17.2kg is that normal ?

My 7 year old son weighs 17.2kg is that normal ?

No: Average weight for 7-y-o boy is close to 25 kg. He should be evaluated for his low weight unless he was an extreme premiee or known to have an underlying cause(s), e.g., chromosome abnormality. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son is 4 foot 8 inches tall and weighs 119lbs where is he on the growth chart?

My 7 year old son is 4 foot 8 inches tall and weighs 119lbs where is he on the growth chart?

Greater than 99%: Your son is greater than the 99% for both height and weight for boys his age. This means that basically nobody (or very few) boys are larger than he is at his age. What's even more important is his body mass index (BMI). Here's a way for you to calculate that at the following link: https://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/calculator.aspx. 99% tile "obese" ...Read more

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My son wakes up every night ina terrified state what do I need to do for the last seven nights my 7 year old wakes up around the same time crying and acting as though he was scared to death he says things that don't make since, snores with his eyes wide o

My son wakes up every night ina terrified state what do I need to do for the last seven nights my 7 year old wakes up around the same time crying and acting as though he was scared to death he says things that don't make since, snores with his eyes wide o

Night terrors 7 yr p: Night terrors although are not common are not unheard of in this age group. U need to monitor his day time activites and avoid circumstances he gets upset in, night terrors are usually what the brain plays out from the daytime occurrances. If this does nto help u should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am in the state of alabama. I have no food and a seven year old child what can I do?

I am in the state of alabama. I have no food and a seven year old child what can I do?

Web Site: The web site for the alabama department of food assistance is here: http://dhr.Alabama.Gov/services/food_assistance/food_assistance_division.Aspx. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for a seven- year-old to still wet the bed?

Is it abnormal for a seven- year-old to still wet the bed?

See below: Most children can take up to 6 years of age to achieve night time dryness. So your child is out of the range of normal. However, some people can wet the bed into teen years. If your child is otherwise healthy, this will resolve with time. There is a medication available to help provide dry nights. However, it is not a cure. ...Read more