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Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily...
Disproportion is not uncommon as children grow.
The more important factor is whether their individual growth parameters, height, weight and head circumference, are tracking along a given developmental percentage/quartile. Your dr is tracking this info. If you have concerns about growth of your child, please raise it with them. I'm sure they will be happy to discuss these issues with you. Cheers.

In brief: Not necessarily...
Disproportion is not uncommon as children grow.
The more important factor is whether their individual growth parameters, height, weight and head circumference, are tracking along a given developmental percentage/quartile. Your dr is tracking this info. If you have concerns about growth of your child, please raise it with them. I'm sure they will be happy to discuss these issues with you. Cheers.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics
In brief: Percentiles
Usually yes. Occasionally one will be slightly higher then the other.

In brief: Percentiles
Usually yes. Occasionally one will be slightly higher then the other.
Dr. Zoey Goore
Dr. Zoey Goore
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Not necessarily. Every body type is different.
What is more important is how fast each measurement rises on the growth curves. Ask your pediatrician to show you this on your childs growth curves to assess.

In brief: No
Not necessarily. Every body type is different.
What is more important is how fast each measurement rises on the growth curves. Ask your pediatrician to show you this on your childs growth curves to assess.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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