Normal weight for 3 year olds (lbs)

The average weight for 3 year old boys is 31.8 lbs and 3 year old girls average 30.7 lbs1 The tables below show the distribution of weight by percentile of the 3 year year old population.

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At 3 years old, children's bodies continue to change and adapt. The average weight for a 3-year-old typically ranges from 32 lbs for boys and 31 lbs for girls based on CDC growth charts1. Children at this age are more active and curious, which influences their overall physical development. Encouraging healthy eating habits and providing opportunities for active play can contribute to their overall well-being and healthy weight management.

Body weight percentile table for 3 year old boys

Percentile Weight
3rd 26.1 lbs
5th 26.7 lbs
10th 27.7 lbs
25th 29.5 lbs
50th 31.8 lbs
75th 34.3 lbs
90th 36.9 lbs
95th 38.6 lbs
97th 39.8 lbs

Body weight percentile table for 3 year old girls

Percentile Weight
3rd 25.1 lbs
5th 25.7 lbs
10th 26.7 lbs
25th 28.4 lbs
50th 30.7 lbs
75th 33.4 lbs
90th 36.3 lbs
95th 38.3 lbs
97th 39.7 lbs

Source Citations

  1. Robert J. Kuczmarski Dr.P.H. et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States: Methods and Development
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics Is Your Child Overweight?

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