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I am filling out a form which asks for ds1's weight, and I honestly have no idea. I think he was about 40lbs last time we checked, but that might have been a year ago.<br><br>
He's average height, and definitely on the skinny/slender side. I'm guessing about 45lbs, but I really don't know.
 

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My ds is not skinny, but he was always a pound per inch of height until he was about 5 or 5 1/2. Now his weight is higher than his height and he is 56 pounds at 46 inches. He has gained 6 pounds since last summer! So I'd guess your ds is 46 pounds if he is average height.<br><br>
That's my wager. Now I wanna know if I'm right! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Here is the CDC growth chart:<br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/growthcharts/set1clinical/cj41l021.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/...l/cj41l021.pdf</a><br><br>
According to that, the 25% for 6.5 would be around 44-45 lbs.
 

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My ds is 1 month away from being 7<br><br>
He's tall - 51/52" tall right now, and weighs 50 lbs. He's in the 25-50th percentile for weight, but the 90th for height.
 

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my 6 yo is pretty skinny- he's 46 lbs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am filling out a form which asks for ds1's weight, and I honestly have no idea. I think he was about 40lbs last time we checked, but that might have been a year ago.<br><br>
He's average height, and definitely on the skinny/slender side. I'm guessing about 45lbs, but I really don't know.</div>
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Oh, and I'd add a scale to your family budget! Heck, you can probably get one on Freecycle if finances are tight. Or goodwill for a reasonable price ($5-$10).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, and I'd add a scale to your family budget! Heck, you can probably get one on Freecycle if finances are tight. Or goodwill for a reasonable price ($5-$10).</div>
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I wouldn't bother with owning a scale. Really they're unnecessary and I've read studies where kids growing up without a scale in the house have better body image. I guess that's also if their parents don't worry about numbers.<br><br>
DS gets weighed ever year/year and a half when he sees our GP. If kids are eating well and getting plenty of activity what's on the scale isn't important so there's no reason to own one. I don't even know the last time I was on a scale. Maybe 3 years ago?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldn't bother with owning a scale. Really they're unnecessary and I've read studies where kids growing up without a scale in the house have better body image. I guess that's also if their parents don't worry about numbers.</div>
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Boy, then my kids are in trouble... I'm an accountant, and obsessed with numbers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Our scale broke, I bought a new one, it broke after 2 mos, and I'm in the market for another new one - don't they make non-digital scales anymore? I measure and weigh my kids all the time, because I think it's fun, and so do they.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
At any rate, your post caught my eye, because DS is 6 1/2, and skinny, but he is also 51" tall, with broad shoulders and a big head (where all the weight is). He weighs 65 lbs, but wears slim size pants with the adjustable waist tightened almost all the way.<br><br>
I would imagine your DS is around 43-45 lbs based on what you've said (and comparison to other kids I know).
 

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my tall 6.5 yo stringbean weighs 43 lbs. he wears 8 slim, with the adjustable waist tightened up.
 

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My dd is 6.5 and pretty skinny. She was 40 even in October at her last checkup. She's tall too. She comes to the middle of my chest and I'm 5'3". (Just as a funny tangent, my ds is only 19mo and he's about 27 lbs. I hate to guess how big he'll be at 6.5)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldn't bother with owning a scale. Really they're unnecessary and I've read studies where kids growing up without a scale in the house have better body image. I guess that's also if their parents don't worry about numbers.<br><br>
DS gets weighed ever year/year and a half when he sees our GP. If kids are eating well and getting plenty of activity what's on the scale isn't important so there's no reason to own one. I don't even know the last time I was on a scale. Maybe 3 years ago?</div>
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Scales are crucial when your kids are small and still in car seats. You need to know when they've reach weight limits on rearfacing, forward facing, etc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Scales are crucial when your kids are small and still in car seats. You need to know when they've reach weight limits on rearfacing, forward facing, etc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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we dont actually own one, never have.<br><br>
we weigh the kids when we go to my MIL's on occasion and every year at their well check up. I never had a problem knowing their weight for carseats.... I always err on teh side of caution and kept them in them until I knew they were big enough to move htem..
 

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My 6.5 yo ds is about 50 inches tall and 53 pounds. He looks well-proportioned to me, muscular but tall, as tall or taller than many of the 7yos we know.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Scales are crucial when your kids are small and still in car seats. You need to know when they've reach weight limits on rearfacing, forward facing, etc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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We've never owned a scale and were always OK with knowing when DS needed to move up to the next seat.
 
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