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Should i be worried about my child's growth and what should I do? I am worried about my child's growth. When he was three, he was 39 inches (or about the 85th percentile). He is currently six and a half and only 45 inches (or below the 25th percentile).
First : First of all, you need to be heard. If your doctor is not listening to your concerns then you need to bring to his/her attention. If that does not work find another doctor for your child. Your concerns are valid. A decrease in the growth cure from about 85th percentile to 25th is concerning. In light of this and the family history you should ask to be referred to an endocrinologist (hormone doctor) to evaluate your son. Also a nutritionist can be consulted to make sure your son's diet is appropriate. His history of asthma and allergies should not have caused such a significant drop in his growth curve. Be an advocate for your son, demand the best care. All the best. ...Read more
Which is the percentile for a child of 3 boy that is 35lbs and 32in long i can't really read the growth charts?
Is height correct?: 35 pounds is 75% for a 3 year old male. 32 inches is. ...Read more
Variety and balance: Make sure that your child is eating a lot of variety of foods from each food groups. The more the variety and more the color on the plate, the better it is for your child. Half of his plate should be fruits and vegetables and half protein and grains w a side of dairy. Half of the grains should be whole. Visit www.Choosemyplate.Gov for more information, tips and recipes. Add 30-60 m exercise daily. ...Read more
Can consuming some ensure drinks as a child affect he or she in any way, such as his/her growth, or anything?
Yes and no: This is basically a nutritional supplement. It has nutrients and vitamins in a balances ant tasteful drink.Consumption can provide missing nutrients to a kid with spotty feeding patterns and support proper growth.When consumed in excess, it can make them fat. Am not aware of any other complications to its use. ...Read more
No: There is also a weight for height graph that can tell if the child weighs more than he should for his height. But a child could be -for example-25% height and 50% weight and still fall within normal guidelines. Kids tend to change rapidly mad may get heavier just before a growth spurt, . If the doctor says your child is overweight please take it seriously. Work on exercise ; eating habits. ...Read more
Will a child grow if he sleeps late (2-3 am)? Or does growth only happen earlier in the night (8-9 pm) ?
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