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Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?

Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?

No: No, this is a common misconception! if all children had the same percentile for height and weight, there would be no tall skinny, broad muscular, or short heavy kids! growth percentiles are mostly used to predict and track growth over time. ...Read more

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What is the average weight & height of an 8month old infant?

What is the average weight & height of an 8month old infant?

Varies: Around 20 lbs 28 inches. . There are different growth charts for girls and boys and prematurely born. There is a wide variation of normal. The best indcator of normal development is the steady growth of height, weight and head circumference over successive months ...Read more

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Do babies age to weight/length percentiles project to their potential adult size... Or is it only applicable to their babyhood?

Do babies age to weight/length percentiles project to their potential adult size... Or is it only applicable to their babyhood?

Growth: Potential adult height depends mostly on family height. One rough calculation: mid parental height (+) 1 inch for boy and (-) 1 inch for girls. Infants and young children temporarily loose weight with slowness of growth when they have minor illnesses, and catches up soon after recovery. The child who has been always overfeed and big has seen to be overweight as adults. ...Read more

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My 22 months old baby boy weighs 11kgs but i don't know his height. What is the normal weight and height of babies at this age?He is very playfull.

My 22 months old baby boy weighs 11kgs but i don't know his height. What is the normal weight and height of babies at this age?He is very playfull.

See below: For his age, 11 kg puts him in the 15th %ile; 15th %ile for height at that age would be 82 cm. Average (50%ile for 22-mo-old is 86 cm and 12.4 kg interactive chart at following site can let u calculate these as needed: http://www.Medcalc.Com/growth/ just fill in the numbers/dates. ...Read more

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What is the height and weight for a child to go from an infant seat into a high back booster seat?

What is the height and weight for a child to go from an infant seat into a high back booster seat?

Depends: Each restraint system has a sticker on the body that details the ht &weight range for the seat. Kids should rear face until @ least 2y or longer to protect their neck from spinal cord injury. Boosters with improved integrated 5 pt harness are available up to 60-85 lb which remain the best protection in a roll over or t bone crash. You never get to pick your type of crash. ...Read more

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Why are so many babies near 90th percentile?

Why are so many babies near 90th percentile?

They aren't: It depends what 90th percentile you are talking about. If it is weight, it might be because the norms are based on data from years ago when there was not as much obesity as there is now. By definition 90 percentile means that only 10% of kids are bigger, taller than the 90th percentile. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid.If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head.It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more

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How many babies end up their estimated weight?

How many babies end up their estimated weight?

70-75%: Since roughly 30-35% of children are obese or overweight at risk, this suggests that 70-75% are at predicted weight for height or less.Or are asking about pregnancy and newborn weight. ...Read more

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What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more