2 doctors weighed in:
Growth spurts. Do they really happen or are they just parent's observational bias?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
During the newborn period baby grows ~ 10in the first yr and ~4in the 2nd & 3in/yr until puberty.
At that point they may jump up to ~5in/yr for a yr or so. Timing is different from kid to kid and in boys or girls. So in truth, growth both slows down & spurts as part of normal growth & development.

In brief: Yes
During the newborn period baby grows ~ 10in the first yr and ~4in the 2nd & 3in/yr until puberty.
At that point they may jump up to ~5in/yr for a yr or so. Timing is different from kid to kid and in boys or girls. So in truth, growth both slows down & spurts as part of normal growth & development.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors