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What should be the ideal weight for a 16 months old child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Dec-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:good morning
User:Good Morning we had discussed yesterday reg. scalp treatment for my child
User:I needed few more tips
User:on maintaining her health and weight
User:for a 16 month old can I know what should be her ideal weight
Doctor:please give me a moment
Doctor:what is her height?
User:2 Feet
User:we have not taken it exacty
Doctor:what is your baby's current weight?
User:10-11 kg
Doctor:for a 16 month old baby, ideal height should be 78.5 cms
Doctor:and 9.8 kgs in weight
Doctor:Your baby is appropriate for her age
User:ok..thanks a lot
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:any more queries?
User:we have noticed she gets cranky at night
User:i mean simply she wil cry or not get down..wants to be carried
User:it starts around 6.30pm-7 pm till she sleeps
Doctor:this is normal for any baby at this age
User:we think she is having stomach we give her colic drops
User:should we stop that
User:i mean since she gets cranky during evening hours
User:we feel she has stomach upset or pain
Doctor:please do not medicate the baby unnecessarily
Doctor:it is normal for the baby to cry
Doctor:Stop giving the colic drops
User:oh ok...thanks..we were not aware of that
Doctor:no problem
User:and we can feed her all kinds of vegs/fruits isnt it
Doctor:you can
User:ok..thanks Doctor.. for your time
User:it was reaaly helpful
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:good day ahead
Doctor:Take care
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