Ideal Weight of a 3 Year Old Child

Archana Reddy
1 to 3 years

Created by Archana Reddy
Updated on Jan 05, 2021

Reviewed by Expert panel

Weight varies from one child to another. It is dependent on many things. If the child is healthy and in between 12 to 15 kgs, then you need not worry. In the 3 year old, you should also keep a check of the height also. Height also plays an important role.

Here are some foods that you give to your 3 year old child for proper growth

Ragi - Ragi is quite healthy. It is rich in protein and calcium and is a great weight gaining foods for babies. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, protein and Vitamins B1, B2 and B6.

Banana - Bananas are packed with potassium, calcium and phosphorus and have a good amount of dietary fiber that aids digestion. Also since bananas are versatile, you could give these to your child in many different ways.

Potatoes - Potatoes are an excellent first food for children. These are rich in minerals, vitamins and their carbohydrate content. 

Sweet Potato - These are high in dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium, vitamin B6 and also Vitamin A and C. You can give sweet potatoes in the for of purees, sweet potato khichdi and soups.

Dry Fruits such as almond, pistachio, fig, cashew are energy dense.

Ghee - Ghee is one of the best foods for weight gain, along with adding several other health benefits. It’s also anti inflammatory and good for a strong immune system.

Paneer - Paneer is an alternative to animal protein and can help in gaining weight. It also provides important nutrients like phosphorus, calcium and selenium.

Eggs - Eggs are little powerhouses for nutrition that contain lots of protein, iron, choline, fat and other vitamins and minerals.

Check out this video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy as she talks about Ideal Weight of a 3 Year Old Child.

Watch the entire video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy to know all about Food and Nutrition for your Child’s Overall Growth and Development and Healthy Eating Habits in Children where she gives some important tips.


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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