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What is the ideal height, weight and head size of a 5-month-old child?

Saturday, 12 August 2006
Answered by: Dr. Satish Saluja
Consultant Neonatologist,
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
New Delhi
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Q. What should be the ideal weight, height and head circumference of the baby who is 5 months and 18 days old?

A.  The average anthropometric measurements of a 5-month-old baby are: Boys Weight: 6 - 7 kg Height: 60 – 65 cm Head size: 41 - 43 cm Girls Weight: 5.5 - 6.5 kg Height: 58 - 62 cm Head size: 40 - 42 cm

A.  The average anthropometric measurements of a 5-month-old baby are: Boys Weight: 6 - 7 kg Height: 60 – 65 cm Head size: 41 - 43 cm Girls Weight: 5.5 - 6.5 kg Height: 58 - 62 cm Head size: 40 - 42 cm

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