Infants (0 to 6 Months Old)

Nurturing an infant demands the helping hands of experienced relatives and sometimes medical experts in certain situations. This guide shares superficial information to give you a reference.

0 to 6 months old infants’ health guide: Cute baby boy and girl sleeping wrapped in the green clothes on furs and green leaves bed in infancy
Infants know how to don that oh-so-cute look even while sleeping!

Infants are known for not only their innocence but also for their speedy growth. Their delicacy makes it tougher to create a healthy guide for them and one finds very little information about their parenting.

This Snehpost shares about the weight, water requirement, and nutritional requirements of a baby in the age group of 0 to 6 months.

  • Infants
  • Life Event and Status

    State
    Age Group
    Life Event
    Status
    Infancy
    0 to 6 Months
    Growth
    Innocence

    Standard Height

    Age
    Height (Cm)
    Height (Inches)
    Height (Feet)
    1 d
    49.9
    19.65
    1.64
    3 d
    51
    20.08
    1.67
    10 d
    52.2
    20.55
    1.71
    1 m
    54.7
    21.54
    1.79
    2 m
    58.4
    22.99
    1.92
    3 m
    61.4
    24.17
    2.01
    4 m
    63.9
    25.16
    2.10
    5 m
    65.9
    25.94
    2.16
    6 m
    67.6
    26.61
    2.22

    Ideal Weight and BMR

    Age
    Weight (Kg)
    Weight (Pounds/lbs)
    BMR (Kcal)
    1 d
    2.7-3.5
    6-7.7
    348
    3 d
    3-3.5
    6.6-7.7
    356
    10 d
    3.3-3.6
    7.3-8
    366
    1 m
    4.1-4.4
    9-9.7
    389
    2 m
    4.9-5.3
    10.8-11.7
    420
    3 m
    5.4-6
    12-13.2
    445
    4 m
    6.35-6.7
    14-14.8
    468
    5 m
    7-7.3
    15.4-16.1
    486
    6 m
    7.3-7.9
    16.1-17.4
    501

    Energy Need as per Physical Activity Level (Kcal)

    Age
    Very Light
    Light
    Moderate
    High
    Very High
    Extremely High
    1 d
    417
    504
    609
    661
    696
    765
    3 d
    427
    517
    623
    677
    712
    784
    10 d
    439
    530
    640
    695
    731
    804
    1 m
    467
    564
    681
    739
    778
    856
    2 m
    504
    609
    735
    798
    840
    924
    3 m
    533
    645
    778
    845
    889
    978
    4 m
    562
    679
    819
    890
    936
    1030
    5 m
    584
    705
    851
    924
    973
    1070
    6 m
    601
    726
    877
    952
    1002
    1102

    Water Requirement per Day

    Age
    Water Need (Cups)
    Water Need (Ml)
    Water Need (Litre)
    Water Need (Ounces)
    3 d
    1.1-1.3
    250-300
    .25-.3
    8.5-10.1
    10 d
    1.7-2.1
    400-500
    .4-.5
    13.5-16.9
    3 m
    3.2-3.6
    750-850
    .75-.85
    25.4-28.7
    6 m
    4-4.9
    950-1100
    .95-1.1
    32.1-38.9

    Nutritional Requirements

    (Abbrv: RDI= Recommended Daily Intake; RDA= Recommended Dietary Allowances)
    (Units per Day: g= gram; mg= milligram; μg or mcg= microgram)

    Parameter
    RDA
    Safe Upper Limit
    Side Effects Begin
    Energy (Kcal)
    650 (108/kg)
    Carbohydrate (g)
    60
    Fiber (g)
    ND
    Protein (g)
    9.1
    Fat (g)
    31
    Vitamin A: Retinol (μg)
    400
    600
    Vitamin A2 (g)
    Vitamin D (μg)
    10
    25
    Vitamin E (mg)
    4
    ND
    Vitamin K (μg)
    2.0
    ND
    Carotenoide
    ND
    Beta Carotein (μg)
    Vitamin B1: Thiamine (mg)
    0.2
    ND
    Vitamin B2: Riboflavin (mg)
    0.3
    ND
    Vitamin B3: Niacin (mg)
    2
    ND
    Vitamin B5: Pantothenic acid (mg)
    1.7
    ND
    Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine (mg)
    0.1
    ND
    Vitamin B7 or B8: Biotin (μg)
    5
    ND
    Vitamin B9: Folacin (μg)
    65
    ND
    Vitamin B12: Cobalamin (μg)
    0.4
    ND
    Vitamin B12 (Cynocobalamin)
    Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid)
    Vitamin B17 (Laetrile)
    Vitamin C: Ascorbic Acid (mg)
    40
    ND
    Vitamin P (g)
    Choline (mg)
    125
    ND
    Calcium (mg)
    200
    1000
    Phosphorus (mg)
    100
    ND
    Magnesium (mg)
    30
    ND
    Iron (mg)
    0.27
    40
    Zinc (mg)
    2
    4
    Iodine (μg)
    110
    ND
    Potassium (g)
    0.4
    Sodium (g)
    0.12
    ND
    Chloride (g)
    0.18
    ND
    Molybdenum (μg)
    2
    ND
    Fluoride (mg)
    0.01
    0.7
    Copper (μg)
    200
    ND
    Maganese (mg)
    0.003
    ND
    Chromium (μg)
    0.2
    ND
    Cobalt (mg)
    Sulpher (g)
    Selenium (μg)
    15
    45
    Nickel (mg)
    ND
    Arsenic
    ND
    Boron (mg)
    ND
    Silicon
    ND
    Vanadium (mg)
    ND
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