“How much should my child weigh?” is a common question for parents. Our children are weighed regularly as babies, but as children grow and develop at different rates it’s not always easy to tell if they are a healthy weight.

Click on the links below to find out more about how to support your child to be a healthy weight. This information is relevant for children and young people aged 2 – 18 years old.

  1. How to check your child is a healthy weight
  2. School height and weight checks
  3. Very overweight
  4. Overweight
  5. Healthy weight
  6. Underweight
  7. 6 ways to help your child with their weight

Local support to help your child maintain a healthy weight.

If you would like support in managing your child’s weight, please arrange a one-to-one appointment with one of Dudley’s Wellbeing Coaches, who will help you and your child/ren create healthier habits you can all stick to. The Family Healthy Lifestyle Support is a free and personalised support service, to meet the needs of your family.  For details please visit Health Lifestyle Support For Your Family.