Your baby will grow a lot between birth and his 2nd birthday. KidsHealth says that your child will grow two to three more inches and gain four additional pounds in the year before his third birthday. You can tell if your child’s development is on track by knowing the average weight and height of a 2-year-old. Even toddlers who are not in the norm can be healthy. Talk to your child’s doctor to make sure.
Is his weight normal… or not?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 2-year-old boy at 24 months weighs on average 28 pounds. This puts him in the 50th percentile. The CDC states that a 2-year-old boy, at 24 months of age, weighs on average 28 pounds. The CDC states that two-year-olds that fall below or above the 50th percentile still qualify as healthy and normal.
What does he weigh?
Normal Weight Range of a Two-Year-Old
If your child is growing steadily, he will likely be healthy. Certain health problems can occur in a 2-year-old child who weighs less or more than average. KidsHealth reports that certain medical conditions and genetic disorders can cause growth problems. The University of Michigan Health System states that a toddler who is overweight or obese has an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. They are also at a higher risk of sleep apnea. A 2-year-old who is significantly underweight can suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which will affect their overall health.
Tall or short?
According to the CDC, a 2-year-old boy is 34.5 inches tall on average at 24 months of age. He is also in the 50th percentile. At age 24, a 2-year-old boy is on average 34.5 inches tall. A girl is about 34 inches tall. According to KidsHealth, your toddler’s height may vary depending on whether you or your partner is very short or tall.
She’s how tall?
The weight range for a 15-Year Old
Your 2-year-old may be genetically predisposed to being short or tall, depending on whether it runs in her family. A child that is too short for their age may be diagnosed with failure to thrive. This puts them at a higher risk for nutritional deficiencies. KidsHealth warns that if your child’s weight gain is faster or slower than her height growth, this could be a sign of concern. Speak to your child’s doctor about the options and treatments available to help her get back on track.