There is no ideal height and weight rule for a baby, but there is a growth pattern that most babies usually follow. Tracking baby’s height and weight on a growth chart will allow his doctor to determine whether he is developing according to the general pattern. In this article, you can find height and weight growth chart for babies from the birth to 7 years.
During the initial stages of growth, the baby might seem to look much taller and thinner. This is because his bones and muscles are growing day by day, and his limbs are getting loose. This is common so far
A look on to the Height and Weight growth chart for babies can give an idea of the minimum required height and weight as the baby grows.
Weight chart as the baby grows
In the case of a normal delivery, a baby usually weighs between 2.5 to 3 kgs. According to world health organization if a baby on birth weighs less than 2.5 kg it is considered to have low birthweight and these various factors which cause this condition.
After delivery for about four or five days, baby’s weight will get reduced, this is quite normal and happens in most cases. Later on, in the coming days’ weight will gradually increase by approximately 30grame per day.
And by the 10th-day baby will regain the weight at the time of birth.In the case of premature delivery, the baby will regain weight of birth by the 15th day.
In the case of premature delivery, the baby will regain weight of birth by the 15th day. When the baby reaches 5 months, the weight will be double of the weight at the time of birth. And by the age of 1 year, the baby will weigh triple the weight had during the birth.
Height Chart as the baby grows
After the age of 4, the child will grow about 6cms on each proceeding years and this will continue until the age of 12.
By the age of 12, the child enters the teenagehood. And during the teenage period, their height will increase quickly. During this period height increases to about 8-10 cm on each preceding years. It’s for girls height will increase more during teenage than compared to boys.
Sometimes height of parents has an influence on the height of their child. If the parents have low height chances are their children will also have a low height and vice-versa.
As a parenting guidelines take note of the above-mentioned height and weight growth chart for babies and children, this would benefit to determine the growth defects in your child.
Equation showing the relation of height of boy and girl with their parents
For boys — > ( Fathers height + Mothers height + 13 ) / 2
For girls — > ( Fathers height + Mothers heaight – 13) / 2