At What Age Do You Lose Baby Fat?

At What Age Do You Lose Baby Fat?

Most children lose their baby fat by the age of three, though it varies from child to child. Regular visits with a pediatrician can help determine if a child is losing the fat at a healthy rate.

Also known as "brown fat,' baby fat serves to keep babies warm by burning calories; just a single pound of the body fat contains up to 3,500 calories of potential energy reserves, cite 'The Doctors' health experts.

Baby fat makes up roughly 5 percent of a healthy infant's total mass; pediatricians can differentiate baby fat from obesity by comparing a child's body mass index to other children of the same age group, according to 'Time' magazine.