What can be achieved in 1 month

As the baby grows and thrives

This keeps baby's weight in balance

It is quite normal for your baby to lose some weight in the first few days after it is born. However, the birth weight should usually be reached again at seven, but no later than 14 days. Further weight gain depends on many different factors and varies from baby to baby. The following table of average weight gain provides guidance. However, your baby's weight gain can be above or below this value for a short time without this having to be a problem. These data can only be used as a basis for healthy and mature babies, but not for premature babies, malnourished newborns or babies with certain diseases or disabilities.

AgeWeight gain
0 - 2 monthsapprox. 170 - 330 g / week
24 Monthsapprox. 110 - 330 g / week
4 - 6 monthsapprox. 70 - 140 g / week
6 - 12 monthsapprox. 40 - 110 g / week

In the first six to twelve months, small pockets of fat often appear on the face, shoulders, thighs and buttocks. This is completely normal and not a sign of obesity. Birth weight has doubled at around five months and tripled by the end of the first year of life. How your child's weight and height develop is recorded for you during the early detection examinations in the yellow children's medical examination booklet, also known as the precautionary booklet.