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10 Year Old Boy Growth Chart
My 4 year old is not on growth chart he was born 6 lb but 2 week later drop below 5 percentile and never recover. Should I be concern?
Growth chart is it!: To many factors to consider, but growth potential (parental height), nutrition and underlying illnesses (ie. Heart, metabolic, gastrointestinal, genetic, etc) may play a role. Talk with your doctor and ask to see the growth chart. In it is the key to being reassured or finding reason for further work up. ...Read more
A growth chart is used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Growth charts have been constructed by observing the growth of large numbers of normal children over time. The height, weight, and head circumference of a child can be compared to the expected parameters of children of the same age and sex to determine whether the ...Read more
I am 5'9". My husband is 5'10". Approximately how tall should our 16mo old boy be? At 26.5 inches he has fallen off the growth chart. Is this odd?
Odd measurements: If your 16 mo boy measures 26.5 inches I would have done a workup on him for failing to grow months ago. He should measure 32 inches or so with his parental genes. If he has been diagnosed with a major medical problem, syndrome or other issue, this might be expected, but not in an otherwise normal kid. ...Read more
Greater than 99%: Your son is greater than the 99% for both height and weight for boys his age. This means that basically nobody (or very few) boys are larger than he is at his age. What's even more important is his body mass index (BMI). Here's a way for you to calculate that at the following link: https://nccd. Cdc. Gov/dnpabmi/calculator. Aspx. 99% tile "obese" ...Read more
My 2.5 yr old has not grown much in the past 6 mon. What kind of trend line on the growth chart should trigger a worry? What could be the cause?
9.7 mnth old has a head circum. Of 44cm, 47.3% range on growth chart. Is this normal? She babbles, crawls, pulls self up. Not much change from 6mnth appt.
Missing information: Head circumference is normal, near average, but we need the velocity of its growth. Head growth slows normally after 6 mos., but should plot along or near the same growth curve it's always followed. Strings of babbling at 6 mos. Become non-specific " da-da, ma-ma" in 9th mo. Gross motor is good. Screens are on firstsigns. Org. Follow-up with pede. & MS Early Intervention Program if concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Babies often switch curves on a growth chart, depending on their activity levels, the time of day the measurement is taken, and the genetic potential for growth they are given by her parents. As long as your baby continues to grow, the growth curves are just guides. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Follow trends: Growth charts are based on normal ranges and patterns of growth. Generally, kids follow a line in the height, weight, or head circumference charts, but there's a lot of variability and sometimes "crossing" of growth lines. One number by itself means far less than trends. Anything too high or low - above or below the group of lines - may or may not indicate a problem, but deserves a look. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Correct Measurement?: Exellent question! The problem isn't the growth chart, it is the quality of the measurement plotted onto the growth chart. When a point on a growth chart doesn't seem right, the measurement should be taken again. It is so easy to make measurement mistakes in length and height depending on how the measurement is taken and whether the child is moving around. Remember to take the shoes off! ...Read more
Identify PATTERNS: Growth charts allow us to determine whether the trend or pattern of a child's growth is healthy. This is crucial, because individual measurements may be +/-, due to squirming babies or slightly different measuring techniques. While it's tempting to focus on individual measurements, this often creates undo anxiety. The big picture--over time--is usually what matters most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: A growth chart is used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Growth charts have been constructed by observing the growth of large numbers of normal children over time. The height, weight, and head circumference of a child can be compared to the expected parameters of children of the same age and sex to determine whether the child is growing appropriately. ...Read more
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Our family would like a second opinion on a growth chart. D.O.B 2-22-1998 / now 5'11/175 - because he plays the qb position we are trying to determine if he will grow another inch or two.?
My son was born premature at 35 weeks weighing 4 lbs. Current wgt, 12lbs 13 oz. According to a premie growth chart, what should his height and wgt be?
PREMATURITY: Even if your baby was born premie, he can catch up easily like the term babies. He already doubled his weight! Normally it is on age 6 months. ...Read more
I'm 5'6" in height female, 40 yrs old. When at 14-year-old, I was 5'2" and 111 lbs. Should I only be 5'3", 20-40 yrs old by CDC. Gov growth charts?
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