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Doctor insights on: 18 Month Old Development Chart

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Feeding my one year old - first time, what is healthy?

Feeding my one year old - first time, what is healthy?

Feeding: You want to give a well balanced diet with whole grain carbs, fruits and vegetables just like you eat. Since all the teeth are not in yet you do need to make sure you are giving him/her food that is soft but you can establish good eating habits by avoiding junk foods and teaching your child to like foods that are healthy. ...Read more

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Estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. she looks pretty much fully developed. ?

Estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. she looks pretty much fully developed. ?

Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in At age 16 & depending on what stage of puberty she has completed there may or may not be a little more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more

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What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?

What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?

Needs more calories: You haven't mentioned how premature was your baby,but my guess he was born at 31-32 weeks gestation,at 1.67 kgs,now at age 7 months he is 3.5 kgs,doubled his birth weight,but still needs more,hope his other developmental milestones are fine.Usually premature babies catch up with normal growth after 2-3 months,I am afraid breastfeeding alone isn't enough,he needs more nutrition,see his doctor ...Read more

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My 7 month old has slowed her growth since 5 months old. She is breastfed every 2 hours and eats one meal of solids daily. She meets all her milestone?

My 7 month old has slowed her growth since 5 months old. She is breastfed every 2 hours and eats one meal of solids daily. She meets all her milestone?

Depends: This really depends on where they were, where they are now, and what the family body type is. If they were the 70th % and you are at the 25th, it may just be normal correction. If she's falling off the curve or becoming uncharacteristically small, that might be more cause for concern. You'll need to discuss this more in depth with your pediatrician to figure it out. ...Read more

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The average weight for an 18 year old girl?

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The average weight for an 18 year old girl?

125 lbs: Normal weight for 18-y-o girl ranges from 100- to 178 lbs. ...Read more

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Is 187 cms correct height for 18 year old boy?

Is 187 cms correct height for 18 year old boy?

Tall & appropriate: For an 18-year old, height of 187 cm is in the 90-95th percentile for age. This means the height is well above average (50th percentile), and near the highest for age within the accepted normal range. ...Read more

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My 3 month old girl has a head circumference of 38.5 CM ..at birth she measured 34cms.m worried abt her low growth ..is she ok?

My 3 month old girl has a head circumference of 38.5 CM ..at birth she measured  34cms.m worried abt her low growth ..is she ok?

Within normal range: Both of these measurements are within the normal range and by themselves are not notable.Measurements of head circumference at this age is inconsistent from one observer to another. Head growth is better followed with serial measurements, done with the same technique and monitored over time. Two measurements will not establish a pattern while 3 or more likely give more information.Time will tell ...Read more

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What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?

What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?

Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4.5" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in - Since already 5'2.5", start there... At age 16y; and tanner stage V may not be much more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more

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Whats the normal weight for an 18 year old girl?

Whats the normal weight for an 18 year old girl?

Hard to say: The desired Body Mass Index for a 18 yo female is 21.4. (desired range 19.5-24) That index requires that we know the height to provide a corresponding weight.In the future, the more information you submit, the more specific we can be with an answer. ...Read more

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Help please! is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter?

Help please! is breast development normal on my 10 year old daughter?

Usually: Breast budding as an initial visible sign of puberty usually occurs around 10-11 yrs . It occurs earlier and later in some. It generally precedes the onset of menses by 2.5 years. ...Read more

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What growth chart do you use for 12 month old breastfed babies? (cdc or who?)

What growth chart do you use for 12 month old breastfed babies?  (cdc or who?)

AAP approved chart: I belong to a pediatric ipa/our chart is based on american academy of pediatric recommendations. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My daughter weighed 2.4kgs at birth, now she's 1 year old and weighs 7.8kgs.. Is she underweight?

My daughter weighed 2.4kgs at birth, now she's 1 year old and weighs 7.8kgs.. Is she underweight?

Normal weight: Based on her birth weight she is normal and has been following in her weight channel. She will catch up to normal children. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

Great idea: You should be working with your family doctor and your son's therepists. Convene a meeting to decide what needs to be measured. ...Read more

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My baby weighs 9 lbs 6 oz at two weeks old what percentile is this on the growth chart ?

My baby weighs 9 lbs 6 oz at two weeks old what percentile is this on the growth chart ?

Full term?: If your baby was full term, this places him close to the 75% tile. What is important is his weight gain from birth. It takes more than 1 point on the curve to insure he is gaining weight. All the best. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son weighs 17.2kg is that normal ?

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My 7 year old son weighs 17.2kg is that normal ?

No: Average weight for 7-y-o boy is close to 25 kg. He should be evaluated for his low weight unless he was an extreme premiee or known to have an underlying cause(s), e.g., chromosome abnormality. ...Read more

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Is 100 pounds underweight for an 18 year old girl?

Is 100 pounds underweight for an 18 year old girl?

Depends: If she is 5 foot tall it would be pretty normal. Above 5'4" it is a bit underweight. ...Read more