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Is birth length an indicator of height in the future?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Not necessarily, birth lengths aren't very accurate due to newborns being wiggly! as your baby gets older, your doctor will track their growth and the graphs will give you a better estimate of how tall he'll be.

In brief: No

Not necessarily, birth lengths aren't very accurate due to newborns being wiggly! as your baby gets older, your doctor will track their growth and the graphs will give you a better estimate of how tall he'll be.
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Birth lengths are difficult to measure.
However there are a couple rules of thumb about length/height. Your baby will likely add about 50% of their birth length to their height by age one, will double by age 4 and triple by age 13. To figure out an estimate of your child's adult height use this formula. Dad ht (inches)+mom ht (inches) - 5 (for girls) or + 5 (for boys) divided by 2.

In brief: No

Birth lengths are difficult to measure.
However there are a couple rules of thumb about length/height. Your baby will likely add about 50% of their birth length to their height by age one, will double by age 4 and triple by age 13. To figure out an estimate of your child's adult height use this formula. Dad ht (inches)+mom ht (inches) - 5 (for girls) or + 5 (for boys) divided by 2.
Dr. Laura Webb
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