Infant weight chart by WHO growth charts and link to CDC growth charts with baby height weight chart. Optimal baby weight gain and growth percentiles plus growth chart calculator.
Why Using WHO Weight Standards For Infants 0-24 Months?
Infants living in environments that support, what WHO researcher view as, optimal weight growth in children.
Children residing in six countries throughout the world including the US.
The distribution shows what infants and young children weigh under these good conditions rather than how they weigh in environments that may not support optimal weight growth.
The charts show how much babies should weigh when provided optimal conditions: breast feeding and a safe environment.
The Recommendation By The World Health Organization:
Ask your pediatrician to use WHO charts for your baby's development, even if you are not breast feeding your baby, you will see his weight percentiles, compared to those who were breast fed.
For baby growth spurts times visit Infant Growth Spurts.
Acknowledgment and Reference: WHO, The World Health Organization.
Growth Chart Calculator For Baby Weight Gain
Description For Growth Calculator
The calculator provides your baby's weight percentile based on age.
The percentile shows how your infant's weight compares to other infants in the USA.
It shows you what percentage of babies weigh less than your baby.
For example out of a sample of 100 babies, a percentile value of 40 percent, means your baby weighs more than 40 babies and weighs less than the other 60 babies.
A percentile of 50% represents the average or main weight. A value below 50 percent means a baby weighs less than the average.
A value greater than 50 percent means a baby is above average. This does not mean your baby is overweight or underweight.
A doctor or physician should be consulted to determine weight status.
Growth Calculator Instructions
The calculator requires gender (male or female), birth date of child and weight to be entered.
1. Select Gender
Male for boys
Female for girls
2. Enter Birthday
The date the baby was born. Select the field to pull up a calendar or use the up and down arrows to increment or decrement by days.
3. Enter Weight
Enter the weight of the infant. Note, the units tabs allows the change or selection of pounds (standard) or kilograms ( metric).
4. Press Calculate button
This is only needed to when the weight is manually entered.
Calculated using standard normal distribution
Age of child in years, months and days.
Weight of the baby in metric units of kilograms.
4. Graph Plot
Weight versus age graph with 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 95 and calculated percentile lines.
Acknowledgement and Reference: CDC, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.