Parents often closely monitor their baby’s growth especially during the first year. While regular check-ups with your baby’s pediatrician will often tell you how healthy your baby has been growing, it doesn’t stop you from worrying about his or her development. With our online baby weight percentile calculator that’s based on the WHO baby growth chart, finding out how well your baby is faring compared to others of the same age is just a click away.
How to use our calculator: simply input your baby’s birthday, sex, and current weight then click on the calculate button.
Now, why do you need this calculator? Knowing that your baby is gaining weight as he or she is growing is very important to us moms. By using our baby weight percentile calculator, you can create your baby’s weight chart to see her weight gain and how well she is growing based on the WHO baby growth chart (http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/who_charts.htm).
This chart tells you your baby’s weight percentile (one of a baby’s growth percentiles). Now, what is this for? First, the percentile baby weight will tell you how your baby’s weight gain compares to national averages. For example, your baby has a 50% baby weight percentile. It means that 50% of babies, living in an optimal growth environment and are of the same age and sex as your baby, weigh the same or less than your baby.
In addition, you get to see if your baby is following a healthy weight gain pattern: does her weight percentile change radically or is it stable? If there are drastic changes in your baby’s weight percentile, you may want to bring it up with her pediatrician.