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Doctor insights on: Child Growth Curve

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Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

Signs before a child goes on a growth spurt?

See below: Girls should have developed breast and pubic hair before experiencing growth spurt. For boys, enlargement of testicles and penis, pubic hair, and axillary perspiration precedes the growth spurt. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child is having a growth spurt?

How do I know if my child is having a growth spurt?

Eating more often: Growth spurts happen frequently during the first year of life. Typically at 1 week, 3 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months you can expect some increased feeding and growing! during this time your baby will want to eat more often at night, and may be cranky. Growth spurts generally only last a few days and then your baby's schedule will go back to normal. ...Read more

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What factors influence child growth and development?

What factors influence child growth and development?

Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more

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How can a child's diet in america affect height growth?

How can a child's diet in america affect height growth?

Standard American: The standard anerican diet spells "sad". It is laced with "junk" and this can indeed affect growth and development. I have seen adopted kids from foreign shores who require vitamin therapy to become normal in growth and development. Decent diet is expensive but so is "junk". ...Read more

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How does nature affect a child's growth and development?

How does nature affect a child's growth and development?

Nature vs nurture: A child's growth and development begins at birth. Nature dictates stages and changes in development in physical, social, behavioral, and emotional areas. Gross motor skills precede fine motor skills (e.g.crawling before walking), isolated play precedes co active and cooperative play, babbling precedes word formation, and self-focus precedes recognition of others opinions all leading to adulthood. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a jacuzzi stunt your childs growth?

Does it ever happen that a jacuzzi stunt your childs growth?

No: Not that I am aware of.If you are basically healthy , then your growth will determined by the potential your dna has. Nothing you do will really matter. There are no exercises or supplements that will make you taller than you are meant to be or shorter. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between child nutrition and head growth?

Is there any relation between child  nutrition and head growth?

Yes: Extreme malnutrition is the most common cause of growth retardation worldwide. When a child becomes malnourished, specially within the first 2 years of life, the first thing to go is weight gain, followed by length and ultimately head circumference. Incredible how your brain will be protected until the end! ...Read more

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If my child gets puberty at age 9, does it interfere with growth in height?

If my child gets puberty at age 9, does it interfere with growth in height?

Early puberty: During puberty, there is a growth spurt, but then growth stops after the spurt. If your child begins puberty at age 9, (s)he will be tall among his/her peers, initially, but then will stop growing, so adult height will likely be short. ...Read more