7/5/08

BABY GROWTH CHART


Baby Height & Weight Chart
Weight : The newborn weighs between 2.5 and 3.5 kilograms.
An infant growth chart is used by the doctor to know and determine the health conditions of a child. A growth chart of an infant helps to tell whether your child is growing normally or not. The doctor uses such a chart for check ups and to determine how the child is growing when compared to other children of the same gender and age. It also helps to determine whether the child is developing proportionately or not.
For example, if a child was growing with a normal pattern till he was 3 years old and suddenly there is a change in the growth pattern; that means the child is going through some kind of health problem. A child's growth pattern is determined not only by the chart but by also looking into the overall genetic background, environment, well being and other such developmental parameters.
There are various measurements that a growth chart is based on. Some of these measurements include the length, head circumference and weight of the baby. Given below is the infant growth chart, right from the time a baby is born to the time they are 10 years old.
In the first three months, the child gains weight at the rate of 200 grams per week and thereafter at the rate of 150 grams every week.The formula for calculating the weight of a child between two and 12 years of age is as follows: Baby Weight = [ Age in years + 3 ] * 5 in pounds, Where 1 Pounds is equivalent to 600 Grams. Height : At birth the child's height will be between 18 and 20 inches and at the end of one year this increases to 30 inches.

The formula for calculating the weight of a child between two and 12 years of age is as follows: Baby Height = [ Age in Years * 2 ] + 32 inches. A rough indicator can be given using following charts. Again height and weight depend on nutrition, genetics etc. But if there is a more than 20 percent variation then it is advisable to consult a pediatric.
NOTE: 1 Kilograms = 2.2045 lb
Chart for Boys
Age-----------Weight(Kg)------Height(cm)
Birth------------3.3-------------50.5
3 month---------6.0-------------61.1
6 months--------7.8------------67.8
9 months--------9.2------------72.3
1 year-----------10.2-----------76.1
2 years----------12.3-----------85.6
3 years----------14.6-----------94.9
4 years-----------16.7-----------102.9
5 years-----------18.7-----------109.9
6 years------------20.7-----------116.1
7 years------------22.9-------------121.7
8 years-----------25.3--------------127.0
9 years----------28.1--------------132.2
10 years----------31.4-------------137.5
Chart for Girls
Age----------Weight(Kg)----Height(cm)
Birth---------3.2-------------49.9
3 months------5.4----------60.2
6 months--------7.2--------66.6
9 months--------8.6----------71.1
1 year -------------9.5-------75.0
2 years-----------11.8---------84.5
3 years----------14.1----------93.9
4 years---------16.0----------101.6
5 years----------17.7--------108.4
6 years----------19.5--------114.6
7 years--------21.8---------120.6
8 years--------24.8---------126.4
9 years--------28.5---------132.2
10 years-------32.5---------138.3

http://www.who.int/childgrowth/en/
http://www.howtodothings.com/family-and-relationships/a2410-how-to-find-an-infant-growth-chart.html

http://www.nuby.in/BabyGrowth.php

http://www.theparentszone.com/infants/infant-growth-chart-helps-to-know-the-proper-development-of-your-child/

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