The doctor weighed Jim this week to work out what dose of antibiotics to give him for a throat infection. He was 15kg or 33lb. I measured him today and he is 99cm tall or 39″.
Maggie weighs 11kg and is 95cm tall (24lb, 33″).
I found this site to obtain the average weight and height for children. The twins are nearly three and a half years old, but I’ve gone with the three-year-old stats for comparison.
- Jim 33lb, 39″ (average boy 34lb, 39″)
- Maggie 24lb, 37″ (average girl 33lb, 38″).
Without even taking into account the fact they are five months older than the benchmark, it’s obvious both are small for their age.
James is close to the average on both counts. Margaret’s height isn’t far short of the mark but her weight is significantly lighter (4kg or 9lb).
I really notice the difference now when I pick them up.