Normal weight for 5 year olds

The average weight for 5 year old boys is 18.5 kg and 5 year old girls average 18 kg1 The tables below show the distribution of weight by percentile of the 5 year year old population.

Current units = kilograms. View this page in pounds.

5 year old girls under 15 kg or over 22 kg and 5 year old boys who weigh less than 15 kg or more than 22 kg may want to consult a doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children who's weight is outside the 5th or 85th percentiles seek professional advice to determine if further evaluation is needed2.

Body weight percentile chart for 5 year old boys
Percentile Weight
3rd 14.9 kg
5th 15.2 kg
10th 15.8 kg
25th 17 kg
50th 18.5 kg
75th 20.3 kg
90th 22.2 kg
95th 23.5 kg
97th 24.5 kg
Body weight percentile chart for 5 year old girls
Percentile Weight
3rd 14.3 kg
5th 14.7 kg
10th 15.3 kg
25th 16.5 kg
50th 18 kg
75th 20 kg
90th 22.1 kg
95th 23.8 kg
97th 24.9 kg

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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