Child Health

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Child Health
Growth Rates

What is the average weight of 4 yr old boy?

I am an assistant teacher in a 4 year old preschool class & very few of the boys are under thirty pounds. Anywhere between 30-40 lbs depending on how tall they are.

in china , an 4yr old boy , he will be 20kg more or less

Child Health
Growth Rates

What weight should a 16 year old boy be?

130-150 pounds.

Child Health
Growth Rates

What is the average weight for a 5' 2'' 13-year-old girl?

anywhere between 95-135 pounds it all depends on the girl.:) don't go thinking your fat cause your not,

i am 113 also and 115 pounds and 5' 1'' and everyone thinks im really skinny.

My friend who is also 13 is 140 pounds but is 5' 8'' and is still growing and they need to put on the weight to grow or else they'll look like a twig.

Okay,I'm 13 and my height is 5'1 (I'm pretty short) and my weight is about 36-37 kilos(around 80 pounds),but I'm very skinny,I think your weight is healthy.

I'm 13 and my height is 5'1 and my weight is about 105 pounds, and I'm not skinny or fat, so I'm average. :) I am 5'2 and weigh 135 and i dont like it but it just depends!

Child Health
Drinks and Beverages

What is a Slurpee made of?

Here is the ingredients label from Seven-Eleven for it's Coca-Cola Classic flavored Slurpee. Different flavors will have slightly different ingredients:

High fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose, water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, caffeine, quillaia, and yucca extract.

After all ingredients are taken into a liquid form, they dump them into their section of the wonderful, magical Slurpee Machine,which is basically a freezer. But what keeps it from becoming a block of ice? A stirrer inside the Slurpee machine keeps it moving so it never stays in the same place giving it that slushy texture.

Child Health

What is tuk malanga?

cool seed

In fact it is called CHIA seeds.

Child Health
Cardiovascular Health

Is a heart rate of 45 per minute too low?

It depends on the individual, but if you have a strong heart (usually athletes) a resting heart rate can be below 50 without any negative effects. But, in most individuals a heart rate of 45 can be something that might need to be treated with medications or a pacemaker.

Pulse rate < 60 beats per minute is known as bradycardia.


Child Health

How much should a 12 year old bench press?

Bench pressing is based entirely on weight, height, and just how strong you are (which by doing workouts will make you stronger). Alot of people are going to throw up junk answers, saying that they can bench like 225 or even into the 300's at 12. Don't listen to them. People also say they bench like 125 to 135, which can be accurate for a 12 year old, but most of them are huge, which again goes back to the weight thing...

A healthy bench press would be to bench your own weight. That is the primary goal. Most 12 year olds can't do that. I'm 12, 5'2, and I weigh in at 85 lbs. I lift six days a week (bench press on 3 days) mostly because I'm a wrestler. I max out 95-100 but I can throw up 95 a good 2, maybe 3 times. I struggle alot with 100 though. Most of my friends can only get 60, maybe 65. I'd say of my usual group of friends, the only other guy benching near me, is my friend who maxes out at 85 or 90. Only he really works out though. He weighs 105. So I'd say I'm an above average lifter just because I can get 10-15 pounds up from my weight. An average 12 year old probably won't bench his weight from the get go, it'll take some working out, but if I had to guess an average, I'd say that 70-80 should be for those who weigh under a 100. Just my opinion though

Dieting and Weight Loss
Child Health
Growth Rates

How much should a 11 year old weigh at 5'1?


Child Health
Growth Rates

Average height of 11-year-old boy?

4'7 to 5'1

Teen Dating
Child Health

How many shots does a 6th grader need?

It all can vary, but to be on the safe side, next time you see your doctor, ask him or her because I am not a doctor.

Child Health
Poetic Forms

What are examples of a catalog poem?

Snow melting

Air warming

Trees coming to life

Flowers budding

Birds singing

Baseball season starting

Everything turning green

My favorite time of year

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Child Development

How much should a 19 month old baby weigh?

There are child growth standards by World Health Organization (Birth to 2 years):

  • Weight for GIRLS:
  • Weight for BOYS:

All weight before red line it is normal weight. All weight from red line before black line it may mean you need to see a pediatrician.

Child Health

What is the average lung capacity for a child?

the answer is most likely to be 500,000 ml

Child Health

Is it harmful to eat baby powder?

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 craving pickles and ice cream: it's basically the same thing, only they crave nonfood items like packing peanuts. Basically, as long as whatever you consume is not toxic, you're perfectly fine chewing, swallowing, spitting, eating etc.
  • What a strange habit. Eating most anything not meant to be eaten is harmful. I hope that hose addicted would do something about it. I'm not sure if there are counselors that specialize in this area, but if there is, maybe those addicted should talk to them.
  • You can make the choice about whether or not you use baby powder but it can harm a child if it is ingested by irritating the lungs and causing them to swell. So if you do use baby powder, apply to diaper or your hand and then to the diaper area - to keep it away from the baby's face.
  • All I know is that I have eaten baby powder for 10 years and it has done nothing to me. But, I am worried because, like cigarettes, it could be harmful, but just take a long time to show just how harmful it is. I feel something like addiction to it. But if I one day heard that if I don't stop I'd die, I would definitely stop. If you have not eaten it, I don't think you should. But if you have, find out whether or not it is harmful.
  • I have been eating powder since the age of 3 I am now 33 years old. I have tried to quit many times. I do not share this information with anyone but I feel I do need help.
  • I am so addicted to eating baby powder and have been for over a year now. I only eat Johnson's but, so far, it has done absolutely no harm to my body. I heard it is a common eating disorder called Pica.
  • I was eating baby powder for a long time, but now I have an addiction to chalk; it is said not to be all that harmful, but it is a mineral deficiency.
  • I, too, am addicted to baby powder. I have eaten it since I was old enough to hold the bottle. It doesn't end there. I also eat Argo starch. Based on the research that I have done on it, it is a vitamin deficiency (mineral). I also found that it is referred to as Pica. I was able to quit several times, but the slightest smell of it draws me right back. I love the texture of it. I also love crushed ice. I was told that the two are closely related.
  • I view my addiction to baby powder the same as someone having an addiction to a cigarettes. I crave it. Just the thought of it has me salivating for it. I would love to stop, but can't. If I think about it while I'm out of the house, the moment I return I have to eat some. It sounds like I'm out of control, but at least I don't carry it with me... yet. If that ever occurs I will feel like I hit rock bottom. I hope it doesn't cause any health problems for me.
  • As a new mom who does not use baby powder BECAUSE now it is suspected to cause cancer just by INHALING talcum, I am quite stunned to learn that there is such an addiction. From a health point of view it sounds crazy. But if it makes so many people happy, why not.
  • I also eat baby powder. I just love it. I would do anything to get some.
  • This is so crazy to find others whom have the same addiction. Yes i have it, and yes i also prefer Johnson's brand and i use to crave chalk, but now it is just baby powder. The cravings get overwhelming close to my menstrual cycle. I'm in graduate school for Forensic Psychology and yes i have heard of Pica but definition doesn't correlate to my cravings. I found another term. Known as geophagia, eating earth substances such as clay or dirt is a form of pica that can cause iron deficiency. I think my iron is low. My mouth waters too! This is a crazy thing to do. I even have gone to the extreme and bought purse size baby powder. My friends all know and find it funny but I am concerned about long term side effects also.
  • This is so weird to me because i never thought that there were so many other people that love to eat baby powder as much as i do. It's so addictive, i have tried to stop eating it many times, but i just cant, just the thought of it makes me crave it. the main things that draw me to it is the smell for one and the texture, then there's the taste I don't know whats wrong with me... I have just always ate and love baby powder. I do worry about my health sometimes, I hope it doesn't leave any long term damage... baby powder is like a drug, once you start its VERY hard to quit...
  • Wow! I didn't know so many people had the same addiction ... I also eat baby power with cornstarch if I can't get baby power i get ice lots of ice. I worry that because I eat baby power my weight is increasing.
  • Wow, I never knew it was a name for it... but I have been eating baby powder for about 3 years now. I have tried to stop, and I also love ice. I only told my best friend who is very supportive and my other friend who eats powder too... but its like something you cant control. It's like a drug. I never knew there was so many other people like me and I didn't know there was a name for it... and I'm only 16.
  • I have been eating baby powder since I was five off and on. I stopped at age 10. Then I had a baby at 18 and started eating it again. I thought I was the only one who did this. I am glad to hear that I am not as I am now 37. I am going to try to stop after I finish this last bottle (I just bought it yesterday). I don't know if it is hurting me or not. My grandmother use to eat argo starch in the burgundy box. Maybe I inherited this thing?
  • Yes, I too eat baby powder, but I only eat Johnson's pure cornstarch with aloe and vitamin E. I can eat a 22 oz. bottle within two days, and crave more and more. I am so glad to find that other people eat this to. I have been eating this since I was 11, and I am now 19. None of my friends and family know I feel like this. They would all laugh at me. It's nice to know that I'm not alone.
  • I recently visited a popular drug pharmacy store in Ohio, when I overheard the check out clerk talking about some young girls that were caught on the store's video tape consuming baby power from the stores shelf. She described it as they removed the top with there teeth and just bottom up the power without pausing, has anyone heard of such a bizarre behavior?
  • I've been eating baby powder at since a young age, and nothing has changed. I eat Landers baby powder and I want to know how that will affect me in the future, or will affect me when I have kids.
  • I too eat baby powder and now I'm glad to know I'm not the only person. I prefer Johnson's and I carry a purse size one. I have it hidden all over the house so that I can get some whenever I want without my husband or my kids catching me. It's so addictive, but it's so good. I've tried to stop, but I shop a lot in stores that sell it, so when I see it I have to have it. It hasn't caused me any problems but I do find that I bleed harder during my cycle. I also have low iron.
  • I too eat baby powder, I've been eating it for about a year and a half. I eat Walgreen's brand pure cornstarch baby powder. I like it because its very low on fragrance so that i can enjoy the cornstarch more. I bought a bottle today and ate some, and threw it away. I'm trying to stop this addiction, it's causing me to gain weight =[ , I at least want to stop to control my weight, but I don't think it could do much harm on you unless you are eating talc powder.
  • I've never heard of anyone eating baby powder... sounds a little ridiculous to me but if it makes you happy then go for it. I am not sure if it can harm you but I use baby powder on my kids.
  • I eat baby talcum powder too and I can see it's a follow on or strain of my ED. It does worry me though.
Child Health
Growth Rates
Body Mass Index

Does smoking affect BMI?

No, but that doesn't mean smoking does not harm the body.

Child Health
Genetic Diseases

Does Orlando Bloom have Williams syndrome?

I'm gonna have to tell you NO.

Child Health
Growth Rates
Weight and Mass

How many pounds should a 4 year old boy weigh?


Child Health

Why do you take naps after school?

After a long stressful day at school, of walking around and using energy, our body needs to rest to restore itself so we will be ready to do homework and studying. This shows the body coordinating with the brain. The brain knows you will have to do homework and studying after school, so your body knows to rest.

Child Health

Can you give pilka drops to neonates?

Sure. Why not?

Child Health
Abusive Families

My Mother kicked me in the groin it didn't hurt at first but now it hurts.what should I do and how do I handle it next time?

Put ice on it and that will help. The way you wrote the question is that the kick was on purpose by your mother. If this is true, then, it is abuse and you need to call social services.

Conditions and Diseases
Child Health
Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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 called "juvenile rheumatoid arthritis" (JRA) or "juvenile chronic arthritis" (JCA). A child can be struck by this disease at any age from babies onwards. It may present with only mild symptoms or it may start with a severe full blown attack. Many children, while suffering some discomfort and pain from this disease, are able to get on with normal lives. However, for others it can be a very debilitating condition accompanied by pain and limited mobility in everyday activities. As there is still no cure for juvenile arthritis we can only treat the symptoms in an effort to limit pain and damage to joints and other tissue. For some children the symptoms of arthritis may disappear for a time, or the arthritis may even go into remission entirely. Others will continue to have arthritis into their adult years.

About 250,000 children are said to have JRA in the USA.

Arthritis Arthritis is a very painful chronic illness. I should know, I am a thirteen year old who has had it since the age of eight. It causes joint pains. There is no way to tell if you can outgrow it. It usually stays for the rest of your life.

For more information, contact the Arthritis Foundation or visit their website:

Also here is a article of a older brother's story of what happens when a younger brother gets arthritis: URL moved to discusion section

Child Health
Growth Rates
Body Mass Index

Is 22 bmi normal for 11 year old girls?

Yes. If your BMI is between 20 and 25, you are normal weight.

Holidays and Traditions
Child Health

Can a baby girl be named a junior when born?

As far as I'm aware a baby can be pretty much be named anything if it be Emily Junior

or Marshmallow.

Child Health

How much exercise should a 7-year-old get?

I would say that he shouldn't start exercising at such a small age but should be active.

Child Health
Growth Rates

What should an 8 year old girl weight?

20 to 30 or if not then maximum 35


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