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Before going to sleep, the body needs to be relaxed and prepared to fall asleep. A child will fall asleep very easily, but only when tired or "in the mood." After dinner, try spending some time with him/her playing a mellow game, watch some TV (with the sound low), give him a bath, or read him a sto…
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Advice from the parents of the Answers.com Q&A community: Normal Development and 'Readiness' He will stop when he is ready. Help him learn to calm down when he is nervous or unhappy and eventually he won't need his thumb. Keep him active and using his hands, you can play baseball, fingerpaint…
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well.. It depends on her height. If she is very short she may be a little overweight but if she´s an average height or taller it should be fine. Feel free to write on my message board, leaving her date of birth, height and weight and I can do an accurate calcukation (my user name is fluto998) ! …
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I had a friend who would not let her 2 year old out of the crib without his glasses on. The first week was hell but it worked rather well. Whenever he took them off He had to go into the crib until he would keep them on. It can take a while for your child to get used to the glasses, though often, o…
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caffeine is bad for everyone, it's generally just a bad habit to start, and children even age 12 are more sensitive to caffeine. sleeplessness, irritability, or being jumpy could occur, not to mention if the coffee is being sweetened with sugar or creamers, it's just added calories that children don…
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Watch the labels in the food you buy--avoid anything high fructose syrup and high carb food items in the snack aisle. A piece of fruit, a vegetable, etc. is much better. I'm not sure, but I'd guess as little as possible! A child will get enough sugar naturally from fruit and other foods without e…
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Sugar and carbs - kids: http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/sugar.html Another It is recommended that no more than 10% of total food intake should come from sugar. This is not only for kids but the general recommendation for everyone.
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Possibly there is an abcess, which is a pus-filled growth on the gums indicating an infection. When these pop, they leave a bad taste because they are filled with infection. He needs to be seen by a dentist. The condition may lead to more serious problems.
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Yes this is very VITAL for future muscle development. I and others recommend 13 as a good age to start lifting, depending on what body type you are will determine the weight you should be lifting. After lifting to grow the muscle i would recommend muscle milk, or other types of protein shakes to bui…
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If you're overweight, there's no way any crunches or ab building exercises will be enough. You also need to lose weight. Eat right, exercise more. put your armpits over a sturdy bar and lift the knees up to the chest. these are reverse situps and are easier on the lower back.also speed walking in wa…
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The fact is that cows milk was never intended to be consumed by humans. So the problem is quite common in both children and adults.   I spent 5 years in and out off Hospital before being told I was Lactose Intolerence at the age of 15. Now when I question my house surgeon and Stomach Doctor (…
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You can take the baby swimming for short periods at a time. However, take care that the temperature of the water is not cold and that the sun is not at its most fierce. In addition, it will be worthwhile to put ear drops (look up vinegar/alcohol combination for homemade or purchase) to prevent outer…
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What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis that occurs in people under the age of 16 is referred to as juvenile arthritis. "Juvenile arthritis" covers a number of different types of arthritis in children. The most prevalent type is called "juvenile idiopathic arthritis" or JIA, and also cal…
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As long as it wants darlin' as long as it wants. If you're concerned about your mouse, look for weakness in strength, is it having trouble moving around? Relavent to it's stage I mean. They sleep for long periods of time.
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My son also has severe sleepiness after taking the pill and also has nausia.Used to have same symptoms as your son, while a teenager into twenties. Then I got on adderrall after diagnosed with ADD and now no miagraines in years and no afternoon naps.
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Eating Baby Powder: Various responses from Wiki s contributors:Eating nonfood items like laundry starch is a normal human behavior referred to by professionals as "pica." People have been known to eat everything from mud to tire tubes to laundry starch. Think of a stereotypical pregnant woman cravin…
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Hot tubs aren't even that great for adults on a regular basis. Some people keep them far too hot, and it truly isn't good for anyone. I wouldn't let a child into the hot tub until they are around 12 or more. Putting a child in as a toddler is asking for a disaster.Marcy
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Answer Any four door sedan like a camry, accord, or crown vic would be your best bet.
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Desire to Have a Deaf Baby CONSENSUS on this page seems to be: 1. Deaf parents wanting to adopt a deaf baby (one already born deaf) is ethical and probably advantageous, laudable. 2. Deaf parents wanting to create a deaf baby (removing its ability to hear through genetic manipulation or other mean…
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Boy: The average is about 62" with 9/10 boys being 56"-67" tall. Girl: The average is about 62" with 9/10 girls being 57" - 68" tall.The height of a child in puberty is very diverse due to the fact they are having growing spurts, so they could be much shorter or much taller than the average. It is …
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For girls: 5 feet For guys: 5 feet to 5 feet 7
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You try to burp the baby. Either put the baby directly under your shoulder with their head on the top of your shoulder, and gently pat their back. You can also sit down and lay your child, stomach side down, on your thighs. Make sure their head is supported but their legs can hang down. When patting…
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Yes. It works good and it makes you feel better. You could also use Vick's and put it on their chest. If their nose are plugged up put it around their nose (Vick's).I know because that is what I always do when I'm sick, and I am still a kid, my grandma taught me how to take care of myself, she is an…
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Answer my son had it 2 months ago when he was 5months old and i just went to the chemist and braught over the counter DAKTARIN cleared it up straight away it was quarter or the teaspoon provided twice a day. it was cleared within 3 days.If your baby is under 4 months i dont think u can use daktar…
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I was born two months early, and I had a very low birth weight, and was small. Beside that I was perfectly healthy. My mother however had many complications. it is very likely that the child will be very smal and probably have a lot of health problems but as long as these health problems don't kil…
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After 8 years of this and that most of the rashes my kids have had were from simple things overlooked everyday. The biggest cause in my household was from laundry detergent, Trying a new brand can spark a rash. Bleach for whites is a no no in my house unless you like splotchy looking kids. Did your …
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12-year-old children come in all shapes and sizes. The link to the website, further down this page, gives the normal weight for a 5' 12-year-old as around 100 pounds. Genetics has a lot to do with the weight of the child. My husband was born at 5 lbs. 3 oz and was small in elementary school, bu…
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Pregnancy Yes, you can become pregnant using any position during coitus.Doing it "doggy style," however, may result in a litter of puppies. (Seriously speaking: one myth is that it may guarantee you have a boy. This is not at all true.)no you can't if your doing it sitting down
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The average resting heart rate in children starts high and continues to decrease until the normal adult range of 60-100. The normal range for an 8 year old at rest is about 70-110. With exercise, however, this can increase to 200.
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A stone is 14 pounds, Therefore, it's anywhere from 6 stones 1 pound to 6 stones 11 pounds. In other words, between 6 and 7 stones.A stone is a UK measurement of weight.89lbs = 6st 5lb
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Answer Yes, s/he should weigh around 4 and a half stones (66lbs, 30 kilos). S/he needs the help of a doctor/nutritionist and possibly a counsellor to find out why s/he is overeating. Being this overweight at such a young age leads to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis at a much y…
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She should be eating as much as she can burn off depending on her height and health. If she plays an intensive sport, she should increase the calorie intake as well.It really depends on your weight, height and activity level, but approximately you should eat 1500 to 1800 calories per day to maintain…
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Everyone has lumps behind the ears and in the throat areas, as well as, in the head. These lumps are part of the lymph node system and some are just glands. When there is an infection in the body the lymph nodes will swell and be sore. Lymph nodes swell as they trap infection. If the lumps are gland…
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Answer It sounds like he probaly just needs some lip balm. Put it on several times in the day and put it on at night when he/she goes to sleep and can't lick it off. My daughtet has a bad habit of sucking her bottom lip and it leaves dry skin all around her mouth the lip balm helps keep it from g…
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Often when doctors tell mothers how much their child should weigh they never took bone structure into consideration. Take a look around you at your relatives. If you have short, tall, large-boned, small-boned then your child is going to one of these things. Some kids are string beans and could use a…
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            Weight is related to height and body composition rather than age. Here are some opinions: I believe it is 100 pounds.I think 100-110. But weight doesn't matter. As long as you are fit and healthy!I think it is 100-120 pounds.I know it is around 100-120…
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Hello, i have the same problem as you i am 12 and i weigh 63.8kgs!, I'm now happy with my weight because i went to see a doctor with my parents and they told me that i have bigger bones than a girl at my age would normally have! you see i was in fact 11 pound 8 when i was born! that's 6kgs the docto…
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WHAT!!! go 2 the docter I have never of heard of teeth on feet   PLEASE take your child to a pediatrician right away! You may be seeing bone spurs coming through the skin. I doubt you are seeing TEETH! There is a type of tumor called a teratoma, that can have teeth, bone, & hair, and oth…
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Well, the average height and weight vary. The question is more complex that just reading out a statistic, it really varies from person to person. At 11 you are hitting puberty as a female (13 for boys) and though you may be taller than your peers your not abnormal, you were just one of the first to …
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If you are 12 and you are 150 lbs, I'm not going to say that is overweight because if you are tall and you play a lot of sports I would consider it normal. When I was 11, I was 83.5 pounds so I don't know. If you're less active and you're always laying around you are probably overweight. Sorry if I …
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That question is very broad. What bone structure does this girl have? How tall is she? It totally depends on the height, muscle and bone structure of the girl. Especially the height! Weight is related to height and body composition, rather than age. For in-depth information about weight in rela…
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well im 97 pounds...but if your on a scale sometimes it can add on pounds so it variys between 96-100  i weigh 103...so i don't think it varey's between 96-100 or that's just saying I'm fat. Which I'm not!  im 4 and a half stone, but im anorexic...  See Related LinksSee the Related…
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There is no particular or perfect weight for a 13-year-old boy (or a person of any age). This is because weight is related to height and body composition rather than age. For more information, or to see the height/weight charts, or to learn about the causes of unwanted weight gain, see the page link…
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I'm a 14 year old girl and I'm about 130. It's a little too much, but I'm the same height as you. Weight doesn't matter though. Inches are more of what counts. The average weight is between 115-130 probably.
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No. It's a noted fact that if women are on any type of birth control (pill form or the patch) that if you stop taking it you are much more likely to get pregnant quickly. Don't worry! Talk to your family doctor about it and put your mind at rest.Congratulations! Marcy   The reason they say to…
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According to the BMI scale, you are the perfect weight.yes the bmi scale says that you are average.
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i am 13 nearly 14, i weigh 88lbs and i am 5'4''. everyone says that i am very underweight...but i say that i have a good metabolism because i eat like every other teenage girl and exercise like them too. i think that 109lbs is an average weight for 13 year olds...if you are conscious about your weig…
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Answer 100- 110 pounds is actually INCREDIBLY WRONG. The weight range is actually 110-143. Different girls have different body types and if you are over or under this your should consult a doctor. But don't be too worried if you're in the 140's or 100 or higher. Many girls are different and it us…
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130. or just be happy and weigh whatever you want. 200lbs is a good start.
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I am 13 years old and I weigh 130.5 pounds. But I am also somewhere aroung 5'7. Am I overweight? 'Cause I feel like I am. Compared to some of the other girls in my class, i am not the lightest. Answer im 13. i am 250-200 pounds around that area im 4'10 is that bad or good?? im told i look pregnant. …
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There is no ideal or perfect weight for a 12-year-old girl because weight is related to height and body composition, rather than age. Here are some examples: I am a twelve-year-old, and I am 55 kg and I am around 5 ft tall.If you look at the growth charts below (the Centers for Disease Control link…
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Although there can be an "average" weight in relation to height, there is no perfect weight for a 12-year-old girl. This is because weight is related to height and body composition rather than just age. Here are some example answers from various WikiAnswer users: I agree with the above comment. If y…
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The Average weight for a 5'1" 15 year old girl is beween 105 to 120.
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The answer can vary greatly depending on gender and nationality, girls at the age of 14 have practically stopped growing, whereas boys of this age will have probably only started their growth spurt in the last year or so, and will continue to grow until around the age of 18. The highest average hei…
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During the toddler years (1 to 3 years of age) the average child should gain 4-6lbs a year. By 30 months the average toddler weighs about 28lbs. An "average" 3 year old boy would weigh approximately 31 lbs (about 14 kg). However, this is the child who would weigh in exactly at "average," or on the …
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Girls generally stop growing between 14 and 18. Boys generally stop growing between 16 and 21 though they may continue to broaden in the shoulders after this.Basically girls can stop growing but don't worry it's OK.
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Around 3 feet. Depends on the parents genes really. They couuld be a smidge taller or shorter. Hope that helps.
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Answer You should probably have them checked for eczema...or simply mix lotion and vaseline in equal parts...lube them up and see if it goes away. It helped our daughter.
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your son has an abcess. try putting an eaqual amount of salt and baking soda in a bowl, wet a cotton ball and leave to soak for a few minutes. Then place the cotton ball between the teeth and check and leave for a few hour. this should draw the puss out and it will burst. spit out the puss and rins…
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Wondering if you are the perfect weight is up to you. Thinking if you are overweight or underweight is just making your life a wreak. 105-120 is good. If you are under don't worry. If you are over maybe you have more muscle than fat. If you have more fat just take a little diet. Stop drinking as man…
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Answer It totally depends how tall you are. The key thing that you said is that you are an "athletic girl." If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating well and exercising, your weight should be just fine (unless you are going overboard either by not eating what your body needs or exerci…
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I am a 15 year old girl and i am 5 foot 3 inches and weigh exactly 6 stone which is 84 pounds. I have a BMI of 14.9. Anything under 18.5 is and unhealthy weight. And for anyone that is 5 ft 3 i found a chart that says that 100 pounds is fine. So if your around my weight it apparently is underweight.…
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The average height of an 11 year old girl is: 5 feet 0 inches I am 5 feet 4 inches and a half Lots of boys seem short at this age - they're not. You're tall. Girls hit puberty earlier as you might know, and at about 13 boys automatically shoot up in height. Girls seem short to boys at the age of 1…
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Amazing Answer:im 13 and im 125 and i just maxed out at 165  u should try and push yourself
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For a 14 year old female that is 5'5" and eating healthy and exercising should weigh between 110 and 140 pounds.I am 5"4 and weigh 98 pounds.
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I am not a doctor.Aloe would probably not harm you if eaten in small quantities (you can put it on your skin where it seeps into your system). Vitamin E is present in food and vitamins, so probably not. Cornstarch is used in cooking, so again, probably not.The power might not be good, pending it's m…
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Answer A boy who just turned 13 who is 155cm (61 inches) tall (using the American growth chart) has an average weight of 95-105 pounds. A girl who just turned 13 who is the same height has an average weight of about 90-105 pounds.
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About 20 pounds give or take. I have seen some at 30 and some at 15. It all depends on the baby. Premature ones will be lower weight. By 1 year they should be 3X the size they were at birth. My last baby was born at 10 1/2 pounds so X 3 that would put him at about 30 pounds at 1 year.  
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No. You need to lose at least 30 Pounds!according to bmi scale you are at average weight.
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no such thing as perfect! id have to say that's very thin! my friend is 13, 5'1" (shortie) and 90 pounds, and shes a stick! that weight certainly DOES not require weight loss at all!but it depends on your build, still, that's quite thin in my perspective!I definitely think it is underweight, I am 13…
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I have experienced very bright and/or dark yellow urine after taking vitamins. Some vitamins are more likely to do this than others. I don't know if it's a nutritional thing or a food color thing. I don't know of any medical condition that would cause this if you are not on a vitamin that is doing …
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Hey,Height really depends on genetics. If your parents are tall you are likely to be tall. Dont fret about it boys grow until the edge of 19.  Answer #2You can eat more, but, everyone is different. I know someone that's not even 4 feet yet and she's 12! I'm 13 and I'm 5' 2". See? Everyone's di…
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Answer My answer is a question: why has your doctor provided antibiotics for a viral infection. Antibiotics do not fight viruses. Answer I agree, antibiotics do not affect viruses, so the answer is yes, the virus can be passed on to others. *Many times doctors will prescribe antibiotics to p…
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About 110 to 115. It could be more if she has a lot of muscle because muscle weights more than fat.
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she should be eating as much as he can burn offdepending on her height she should take in no more than 1500 calories dailyunless of course she hasn't had her growth spurt or is expected to keep growing physically. Then her calorie intake should be increased. If she plays an intensive sport, she shou…
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The average weight for a girl who just turned 13 in America who are 64 inches tall is somewhere around 115-125 pounds. A girl who is exactly 13 in America who is 64 inches tall is at the 75th percentile for height; this would correspond to a weight of around 115 pounds. Not everyone is at the same …
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Answer I myself just turned 13 yesterday, and I am 6' 1" with a size 13 shoe. Answer Im sure theres nothing wrong with him... My little brother is 6'2 with a size 13 shoe and he is only 14 Answer Feet stop growing before the rest of you so his feet may not grow any more, or only a si…
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Answer I am 12 and 4'11. I am short, too, and light weight. However, my mom was a very steady grower and didn't stop till she was 20. She is now 5'10 and a half. She'll continue to grow till she's 18 and sometimes till she's 21 but at a much slower rate. When puberty hits her height will prob…
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The average height of a male in America who just turned 12 is about 4'11". This means that if you took 100 boys who were 12, the average height (50th percentile) would be about 4'11". 90% of boys this age will be between 4'5" and 5'4". However, it is more important to look at your growth from birth …
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A girl of 5ft 8in should weigh in the vicinity of 180-190pounds. Dont worry about your weight to much just watch what you eat and get 30mins excercise each day and you will be fine.  Not to be a horrid downer, but not really. If you calulate your Body Mass Index, you are overweight. I've been …
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They should probably weigh anywhere 90-150 pounds. Maybe 40 kg
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I Say Please Eat Some More Its Not Right I say that 103 pounds for an 11 yr old that's 4'9" is a little too much for that height and weight , I'm 11 years old and 4'9" but, i weigh about 93 pounds it depends though My best friend weighs 103 punds and she is 5'2. She isn't very fat at all. I am 88 …
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There is no particular or ideal weight for an 11-year-old girl (or a person of any age). This is because weight is related to height and body composition rather than age. For more information, or to see the height/weight charts, or to learn about the causes of unwanted weight gain, see the page link…
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It would depend on their body type.  Answer Improvements (Situations) I am 12 year old girl and 4' 9 and I weigh 100.3 lbs. I was concerned because my skinniest friend weighs 60 pounds but I realized that she is extremely underweight and that average would be 90-120 lbs and that made me feel…
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Answer Well, I'm 12 and 5'3" and I weigh 120 and everyone tells me I'm skinny, and I only have 20% body fat, (so since we're exactly the same I asume you have 20% body fat too :p ). I'm pretty skinny, so i think you're just fine!!!!! (FYI: I'm a girl...dunno if you are. That might make a differen…
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At 5'3" aged 11 you should weigh about 135 pounds (give or take 10 pounds). If you are significantly overweight you need professional help, so need to see a doctor and/or nutritionist. Or perhaps your school has a counsellor who can help. Weight Watchers has a childrens section but you need a note …
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There is no 'average' height for anyone but you may wish to check with your doctor if you are worried-All of the pediatricians that we have used have growth curves showing the 50th percentile and what is considered average. The curves vary depending upon which country your child is from. So a child …
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Dear Dr. B,Thanks so much for your prompt reply...Infact we have been recommended by our Paediatrician to take the opinion of a Surgeon.We have an appointment with the surgeon tomorrow i.e. 30th Nov'05 at 10.am (India time)....will write to you once I am back.Thankx once again.RekhaIt's hard to know…
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it will be there in 432 seconds or 7.2 minutes or 0.12 hours
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It all depends on how tall you are! I am only 150cm (very short) and I am in size 10 junior. I am average weight. So if you are average height i suppose you would be a bit chubby. If you are taller than average this is fine. A good way to lose weight it to cut down on carbs (bread, pasta, and potato…
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It is recommended that teenagers try to get an average of 9 or 10 hours of sleep each night; this rarely happens because of activities and friends, but the body needs that much, especially since it is a time of such change physically and emotionally.  Hey during the summer I get 12 hours. I ne…
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Officially, they need 7-9 hours a night, but they can live off of 6.
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Height at Age 8 The AVERAGE 8 year old measures 4' 1". Don't forget that these measurements are AVERAGE. Half of children will be taller than this and half will be shorter. Children usually take after their parents so tall parents will have tall children, small parents will have small ch…
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3'11"-4'5" is in the small category, 4'6"-4'11"is in the average category, 5'0"-5'6" is in the tall category at least that's how I'd judge it
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Answer It depends what the exercise is. Don't worry about it, as long as they are fit, happy and healthy let the appetite be a guide, just give them a wide variety of healthy food. They will eat anything they can lay their hands on so make sure the fridge and larder are always well stocked …
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Answer It depends on his or her height. look on the BMI
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Answer 105-120 pounds As you age it would be more of 125 - 150 pounds But you also should not stick with average only, because pure average maybe very stupid. Would someone with feet on the oven at 180 and head on the fridge at minus 40 be comfortable just because the average is 70? Consider t…
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