Normal weight for 6 year olds

The average weight for 6 year old boys is 45.8 lbs and 6 year old girls average 44.8 lbs1 The tables below show the distribution of weight by percentile of the 6 year year old population.

Current units = pounds. View this page in kilograms.

6 year old girls under 36 lbs or over 56 lbs and 6 year old boys who weigh less than 37 lbs or more than 56 lbs 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 6 year old boys
Percentile Weight
3rd 36.4 lbs
5th 37.3 lbs
10th 38.9 lbs
25th 41.9 lbs
50th 45.8 lbs
75th 50.6 lbs
90th 55.8 lbs
95th 59.6 lbs
97th 62.3 lbs
Body weight percentile chart for 6 year old girls
Percentile Weight
3rd 35.3 lbs
5th 36.2 lbs
10th 37.8 lbs
25th 40.8 lbs
50th 44.8 lbs
75th 50 lbs
90th 55.9 lbs
95th 60.4 lbs
97th 63.8 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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