my daughter is a month away from her 5th birthday she weighs 51 pounds   height is 44 inches is she with in healthy range?   THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

Hi, angela,

She is in the 90% for weight and the 75% for height.  "Healthy" is a concept that takes in a lot of factors. If she is eating well, is active and is not sick, she is healthy.  If there is a family history of obesity, then watch the height/weight ratio carefully.  Your doctor at the yearly PE should keep track of this for you.

Good luck, dr. Olson


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