What is the Normal Birth Weight of Babies?
Before everything else, we should understand that newborns have varying weights and that there’s a range of what’s considered normal. On average, a healthy newborn baby can weigh between 2.5 kilograms to 4 kilograms.
But according to World Health Organization’s charts, the median birth weight for a baby is around 3.3 kilograms for males and 3.2 kilograms for females. This would also vary depending on the age of gestation the mother delivers.
Babies who were delivered earlier than the expected date tend to be lighter and smaller. On the other hand, if a baby was delivered at a later date, they tend to be bigger and heavier than the average weight.
The one thing that doctors look into is how their weights develop over the following days. Usually, a baby’s weight goes down in the next few days because they lose some of the excess liquid gained from their mother’s womb. Their weight should steadily increase after that.