The Average Height and Weight Chart For Kids Of All Ages
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Physical Development for New Born, Baby, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers, Pre-teen
All babies are different and have different growth patterns. If you find your baby doesn’t adhere to ideal standards, there’s always an average height weight ratio - as long as your angel is in this range all is well with your child.
While an ideal height and weight growth chart for children can be indicative, it should not be considered as the sole pointer of your baby’s growth and well being. Also, growth is most rapid during a baby’s first year when they almost triple their birth weight. Later, growth often slows down or stabilises as they approach teenage.
Children can also exhibit a spike in height or bone composition in their adolescent years, especially those who experience a dramatic change in fat distribution as well. The following children height weight chart will provide you a fair idea of your child’s outward physical growth. Use this as a reference point to understand if your child is on track. If you come across a major deviation from this, you should get in touch with the paediatrician.
The Average Height And Weight Chart For Kids
The Indian Council of Medical Research has set a certain standard for the ideal height and weight of children, based on their age. These values take into consideration the general constitution of Indian people, their diet, and lifestyle, in order for the values to be relevant to the population. Accordingly, here is the height and weight chart for kids, that you can use to track your child's growth and development.
Age of Child
*Source: Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians, Indian Council of Medical Research 1990
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Maintaining a Healthy Height and Weight For Your Child
While it may be tempting to only focus on your child and complete isolate yourself from the picture, it has been found that when it comes to height and weight, the parents' statistics greatly influence the child's numbers!
According to a new study conducted by a team of researchers at the A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, it was recently discovered that: the biggest risk factor in childhood obesity is the parents' weight. Not only that, both mother and father are equally responsible for this. The second biggest risk factor is the the amount of weight a woman gains during her pregnancy, followed closely by the duration for which the baby is breastfed (with babies being breastfed for more than 4 months being at a lower risk of childhood obesity).
It may not be always easy to talk to your children about being overweight or about weight-gain as such. A young child is still discovering different foods... and it may feel a bit unfair and cruel to prohibit them from eating certain foods before they've even developed a personal taste. The answer to this predicament lies in the study conducted by Sahlgrenska Academy: the study suggests that talking about other health problems that arise as a result of wrong eating habits - especially dental problems - can help children make the right food choices and steer clear of childhood obesity.
Having said that, here are a few tips to keep your child's weight on track:
The above child age height weight chart is not a sacrosanct tool to measure your child’s development– it’s a rough average and should be used in conjunction with the BMI calculator. The good part is it provides a detailed view of both height and weight chart for boys by age and height and weight chart for girls by age. Any marked variations should be immediately brought to the notice of your child’s paediatrician!
How do you track the progress of your child in the height and weight department? Do share your valuable tips with us!
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