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# How do I predict how tall my child will be?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

## In brief: Several methods

Although nothing is 100% guaranteed, doubling height at 2nd birthday is one method.
Also use a standard growth chart with accurate measurements at 3-4 years of age to project adult height. These are fairly close most of the time.

## In brief: Several methods

Although nothing is 100% guaranteed, doubling height at 2nd birthday is one method.
Also use a standard growth chart with accurate measurements at 3-4 years of age to project adult height. These are fairly close most of the time.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

## In brief: Based on parents

A rough rule for any child is as follows: take the dads height less 5 inches + moms' height then divide the sum by 2 = expected final height for girls.
Take the moms' height + 5in & add to dads, then devide the sum by 2 to get expected boys final height. This produces an estimate pediatricians use to decide what growth pattern to expect. This is not exact but gives us an expected range.

## In brief: Based on parents

A rough rule for any child is as follows: take the dads height less 5 inches + moms' height then divide the sum by 2 = expected final height for girls.
Take the moms' height + 5in & add to dads, then devide the sum by 2 to get expected boys final height. This produces an estimate pediatricians use to decide what growth pattern to expect. This is not exact but gives us an expected range.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson