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#48: Toddler weight: what does it all mean? [Ft. Dr. Mona Amin]

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Growth charts from the pediatrician may leave you with some questions or concerns, so I talked with pediatrician Dr. Mona Amin from @pedsdoctalk all about toddler weight and what you actually need to know about their percentile.

Disclaimer: this is for educational purposes only, please consult your child’s healthcare provider for any concerns related to their health.

Here is what we will cover:

  • What is a growth chart and why does it matter?
  • All the things you might hear at your doctors office 
  • What it means if they are high or low on the chart
  • Problems with labeling kids based on their percentiles
  • Higher percentile versus being overweight
  • Lower percentile versus being underweight
  • Should you be weighing your child at home?
  • Should I be worried if my child is above 100% or a very low percentile?

Dr. Mona Amin is a practicing Board Certified Pediatrician and mom who you can find at @pedsdoctalk on instagram or at She’s a first-generation Indian American with an undergrad degree in Psychobiology from UCLA, and attended medical school at ATSU-SOMA in Arizona.

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