How Much Should a 6 Month Old Weigh?

After a baby is born, he or she will begin to grow quickly. There is no weight that is ideal for a baby to grow but there are growth charts that indicate how most babies grow. Keep track of your baby’s height and weight and you will know if he or she is growing properly. This article will help you understand your baby’s growth pattern.

How Much Should a 6 Month Old Weigh?

The average weight in a baby girl is about 16 pounds, while the weight for a baby boy is about 17.5 pounds. By six months of age, your baby should have doubled in weight. Babies tend to gain weight by about 1 to 1.25 pounds or 450-560 grams during their sixth month and will gain in height by about ½ inch to ¾ inch (1-2 cm) during this month.

Height and Weight for Infant in Different Month

When looking at the growth of a baby, there are three measurements taken, the length, the weight, and the head circumference. These values are placed on a chart so that parents can see how much the child is growing in comparison with other children with the same gender and age.

There are different growth charts for boys and girls because they are different sizes at various points in their life. In order to measure the baby’s growth in the right way, it is ideal to take measurements at various times in his or her life. This growth chart becomes an important part of the child’s health record. So how much should a 6 month old weigh? These charts should help you find out.

Boy’s Growth Chart up to 12 Months

Age (Month)

Length in cm

Weight in kg

Head Circumference in cm

0

46.3-53.4

2.5-4.3

32.1-38.9

1

51.1-58.4

3.4-5.7

35.1-39.5

2

54.7-62.2

4.4-7.0

36.9-41.3

3

57.8-65.2

5.1-7.9

38.3-42.7

4

69.0-67.8

5.6-8.6

39.4-43.9

5

61.9-69.9

6.1-9.2

40.3-44.8

6

63.6-71.6

6.4-9.7

41.0-45.6

7

65.1-73.2

6.7-10.2

41.7-46.3

8

66.5-74.7

7.0-10.5

42.2-46.3

9

67.7-76.2

7.2-10.9

42.6-47.4

10

69.0-77.6

7.5-11.2

43.0-47.8

11

70.2-78.9

7.4-11.5

43.4-48.2

12

71.3-80.2

7.8-11.8

43.6-48.5

Girls Growth Chart up to 12 Months

Age

(Month)

Length in cm

Weight in kg

Head Circumference in cm

0

45.6-52.7

2.4-4.2

31.7-36.1

1

50.0-57.4

3.2-5.4

34.3-38.8

2

53.2-60.9

4.0-6.5

36.0-40.5

3

55.8-63.8

4.6-7.4

37.2-41.9

4

58.0-66.2

5.1-8.1

38.2-43.0

5

59.9-68.2

5.5-8.7

39.0-43.9

6

61.5-70.0

5.8-9.2

39.7-44.6

7

62.9-71.6

6.1-9.6

40.4-45.3

8

64.3-73.2

6.3-10.0

40.9-45.9

9

65.6-74.7

6.6-10.4

41.3-46.3

10

66.8-76.1

6.8-10.7

41.7-46.8

11

68.0-77.5

7.0-11.0

42.0-47.1

12

69.2-78.9

7.1-11.3

42.3-47.5

Development Skills to Expect at 6 Month

1.     Physical and Motor Skills

After knowing the answer of the question “how much should a 6 month baby weight?” you should also find out what else your baby is supposed to do. At 6 months, the baby will begin to move around more. The baby can probably roll over from back to front and from front to back. Soon the baby will attempt to crawl. He or she will rise onto its arms and legs and will start to rock back and forth as though it is trying to crawl. This is the time when the baby likes being held standing up so that he or she can bounce on your knee. This helps the baby strengthen the muscles of the legs so that he or she can eventually begin to walk. The baby will grab at just about anything and will often put the thing into his or her mouth.

2.     Making Funny Sounds

The baby will begin to have a sort of baby language. He or she can’t make real words yet but will make many different syllables, such as “ga”, “da”, and “ba”. The baby will begin to babble these funny sounds and will accompany the sounds with movement that help you get a sense of what he or she is talking about, even though it is rarely understandable. With the communication skills advancing so much, this is a great time to teach your baby sign language. The baby will begin to connect the hand movements you teach him or her with those things he or she really needs.

3.     Cognitive and Sensory Abilities

This is a time when you will notice the following:

  • He or she will start to become fearful of strangers.
  • He or she will start to imitate human sounds.
  • The baby will recognize that if something is dropped, it is still present and needs picking up.
  • The baby can locate specific sounds not made exactly at the level of the ear.
  • The baby will like the sound of his or her own voice.
  • The baby will make sounds when exposedoys and mirrors.
  • The baby will like sounds that are more complex.
  • The baby will recognize his or her own parents.

What You Should Do to Support the Development of a 6-Month Baby?

There are things you can do that will aid in the development of a 6 month old baby. Besides knowing “how much should a 6 month old weigh”, you should also know how to support their development in these ways:

1.     Eating Solid Food

This is the time in a baby’s life when solids are introduced. Begin feeding the baby iron-fortified single-grain cereal like rice cereal or meats that have been pureed. Tell the doctor if the baby has had a reaction to any food you give them. They should still get a lot of nutrition from formula or breast milk.

2.     Daily Care

  • The baby will begin getting some teetharound this time. You can rub the gums for increased comfort or give the baby a frozen wet washcloth to chew on. You can also wipe the bacteria from the baby’s gums with a moist washcloth.
  • The baby may begin waking up at night at around 6-9 months of age even if he or she has already slept through the night. The baby should go back to sleep by themselves and you shouldn’t play with the baby or feed the baby.
  • Don’t let your baby watch TV until 2 year’s old.
  • Make sure your baby sleeps on his or her back to avoid SIDS.
  • Walkers should never be given to a baby as they can cause significant injury.
  • Don’t leave your baby unattended while he or she is awake, especially in the bath or on a high place.
  • Keep small objects away from baby and always use the car seat rear facing and inside the back seat of the car. 

3.     Security

  • Make sure your baby sleeps on his or her back to avoid SIDS.
  • Walkers should never be given to a baby as they can cause significant injury.
  • Don’t leave your baby unattended while he or she is awake, especially in the bath or on a high place.
  • Keep small objects away from baby and always use the car seat rear facing and inside the back seat of the car. 
 
 
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