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Should My Baby Be In The Same Percentile For Height And Weight
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
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
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
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
Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??
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
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
32+2 wks pregnant with twins,PE,on blood thinner & gestational diabetes, scan babies growth 10th percentile is it concerning?planed c sec at 36 wks
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
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
Not hopeless: You could have a problem absorbing food. Avoiding lactose and gluten might help. Also avoid alcohol, tobacco products, and processed food. Read kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct to learn to mange stress skillfully and make healthy life style changes. Healthy fresh vegetables, fruit, high quality protein, good fats, and starches, a good night sleep, and exercise aerobic and resistive helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fertility treatment: The only proven way to conceive multiples is with a MD initiated and supervised fertility program. However, at 25 you are unlikely to need fertility treatments to get pregnant. Best to let nature take its course! I do notice that you are only 41 kgs. If you are petite in stature, this is probably a normal weight, but if you are very underweight you may have trouble conceiving. ...Read more
Your pediatrician : Will want to assess your infant for genetic & other medical causes if the velocity of weight gain is truly lower than it should be. The velocities of growth of length, weight-for-length & head circumference are also important.There are many medical & psychosocial causes of pediatric undernutrition. Diagnosis is needed for optimal treatment ( as it is for all medical & behavioral disorders). ...Read more
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