|View Poll Results: What do YOU consider to be a "big" baby?|
|6 lbs +||0||0%|
|7 lbs +||1||0.45%|
|8 lbs +||2||0.89%|
|8.5 lbs +||8||3.57%|
|9 lbs +||81||36.16%|
|9.5 lbs +||34||15.18%|
|10 lbs +||72||32.14%|
|10.5 lbs +||11||4.91%|
|11 lbs +||15||6.70%|
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7lbs-9lbs is normal
10lbs + - woah, that's a big baby
DS was 7lbs 10oz and DD was 8lbs 8oz. After having DD, I realized that a 9-something baby really won't seem that big. I still think 10lbs+ would seem big though.
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i have three kids, my daughter who is almost 12 now weighed 8lbs 14oz, my first son who is 9 years old weighed 9lbs 14oz and they were both born at 39+2 by C-section. my son looked so big in comparison to the other babies in my room (5 women and their babies share one room) that is why i picked over 9lbs.
my third child, a son who is 28 months old now, weighed 9lbs 4oz when he was born at 36+1 by emergency c-section. he was heavy but didn't look big. probably because he had little chicken legs and skinny long arms.
my sister's babies were all under 6 and a half pounds and they look so fragile that i'm always afraid to pick them up until they got a bit older and had some meat on their bones.
my dd was 8.4 born at 40 wks. not too tiny and super sturdy
I'm pretty sure, though, that 7 1/2 pounds at term is actually average, in the general population.
The average size has increased though with changed recommendations about maternal weight gain, and with the awareness of the importance of not smoking. My mom will tell me that in the 70s, most of her friends (and she) were having babies about 6 pounds, and considered that good-sized. An 8 pound baby would have been regarded as HUGE. But they all smoked through their pregnancies, and restricted their weight gain to no more than ten pounds.
I'd rather have big babies. Mine were all smallish, and I think bigger babies (assuming they're healthy-big) seem to have less trouble with alertness and learning to nurse, etc.
DD 01/2007, DS 09/2011
to me, a 10+ baby is pretty darn big. not crazy huge until you get to 10.5 or 11 lbs though. and under 6lbs is teeny tiny to me. my baby fit in preemie clothes for the first month at least. i wouldn't bat an eye at being told a baby weighed in the 9lbs range though... even though i know a lot of people would consider that massive.
I've had two 11 lb babies (11, 1oz, and 11lb,14 oz), who were both huge. My middle son was only 9lb,7oz, and he seemed like a peanut. Everyone around me thought he was big, but I knew different. LOL. All about perspective.
DS was 7lbs 15oz and 21 in long. People kept saying how "big" he was...I didn't see it that way.
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About 4 Kg is not uncommon, but about 3,5 Kg is the average I think.