Question by  OceanTiara27 (158)

How much importance should I put in a child's height chart?

My child does not fit into it well.


Answer by  elb (1105)

Height and weight charts for children are averaged across a number of children. If the child's parents are especially tall or short, the child is likely to be taller or shorter than the chart: this is normal. If a child is either not growing or growing extremely quickly, this could indicate a medical problem that a pediatrician should evaluate.


Answer by  CatherineKlay (440)

Happy thriving adults come in all sizes and so do children! Height is very much an inherited trait. I suggest you meet with your pediatrician (without your child)to discuss.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

If his doctor isn't worried, I wouldn't pay much attention to it. Some kids just grow slower but they do catch up. Just because the child is short now certainly doesn't mean he will be a short adult.

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