Birth weight depends on several factors, including the mother’s nutritional status and genetic disposition. The average weight for a newborn is around 3,3 kg.

Babies can lose 10% of their birth weight in the first few days, but regain the weight within the first 10 or 14 days. A baby’s birth weight usually doubles by six months of age and trebles by one year of age. Regularity in gain is far more important than the actual amount gained. The most effective way to assess whether your child is getting sufficient nutrition is to keep an accurate record of his weight gain.

  • Energy and contentment are good guides of your baby’s progress.
  • Regular weight checks at the clinic are essential.