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That's a Big Boy! The Biggest Baby Ever Born in Iowa

Babies come in all shapes and sizes. Here in the U.S., the average baby weighs between 5 pounds 11 1/2 ounces and 8 pounds 5 3/4 ounces at birth.

More than 80 percent of all babies are born within this range, but there are always outliers, and some babies are anything but "little" when they're born.

While most babies are between 5 and 8 pounds, occasionally they get much bigger. And you won't believe how big this baby got.

According to Pampers website, there are a number of different factors that go into a baby's birth weight:

  • The length of the pregnancy. Your baby may be bigger if she was born on or after her due date. Babies born earlier than their due dates, particularly if they are born preterm, may be smaller.

  • Genetics. If you or your partner is tall or large-boned, your baby may be a little larger than average at birth. The same goes if you or your partner are short or petite: Your baby may be smaller than average at birth.

  • Birth order. If this is not your first baby, she may be larger at birth than your older child was.

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