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Your Child Growth Chart

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Normal is a very subjective term, and when it comes to describing kids, you might as well throw the phrase right out the window. After all, each child is unique in his or her own way, from their personality to their growth rate. However, comparing your child's length and weight against certain standards can help evaluate whether your little one is healthy. It may also reveal insights about necessary nutrition adjustments.

The following growth charts were created based on averages of healthy children. How does your youngster compare?

Young boy at doctor's office.Is your little one on a healthy growth path?

Length and weight for boys

The World Health Organization outlined growth rates for boys from birth to 24 months. Here are the findings for the 50th percentile:

Birth: 19.63 inches, 7.36 pounds.

2 months: 23 inches, 12.25 pounds.

4 months:  25.24 inches, 15.43 pounds.

6 months: 26.62 inches, 17.48 pounds.

8 months: 27.79 inches ,  18.98 pounds.

10 months: 28.85 inches, 20.19 pounds.

12 months: 29.81 inches, 21.25 pounds.

14 months: 30.72 inches , 22.24 pounds.

16 months: 31.57 inches, 23.19 pounds.

18 months: 32.28 inches, 24.09 pounds.

20 months: 33.14 inches, 25 pounds.

22 months: 33.87 inches, 25.90 pounds.

24 months: 34.57 inches, 26.79 pounds.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided measurements for the 50th percentile on both length and weight of male babies:

26.5 months: 25.12 inches, 28.68 pounds.

28.5 months: 35.7 inches, 31.54 pounds.

30.5 months: 36.27 inches, 32.20 pounds.

32.5 months: 36.8 inches, 32.89 pounds.

34.5 months: 37.32 inches, 33.57 pounds.

Length and weight for girls

WHO also detailed average lengths and weights for girls between the ages of 0-24 months:

Birth: 19.34 inches, 7.12 pounds.

2 months: 22.46 inches, 11.28 pounds.

4 months: 24.44 inches, 14.15 pounds.

6 months: 25.87 inches, 16.07 pounds.

8 months: 27.06 inches, 17.5 pounds.

10 months: 28.14 inches, 18.69 pounds.

12 months: 29.13 inches, 19.7 pounds.

14 months: 30.07 inches, 20.67 pounds.

16 months: 30.94 inches, 21.62 pounds.

18 months: 31.77 inches, 22.55 pounds.

20 months: 32.55 inches, 23.45 pounds.

22 months: 33.3 inches, 23.38  pounds.

24 months: 34.01 inches, 25.28 pounds.

The following measurements were provided by the CDC:

26.5 months: 34.62 inches, 27.42 pounds.

28.5 months: 35.27 inches, 28.08 pounds.

30.5 months: 35.87 inches, 28.74 pounds.

32.5 months: 36.42 inches, 29.4 pounds.

34.5 months: 36.93 inches, 30.04 pounds.

While these measurements outlined by the CDC and WHO were created based on healthy children in developed countries, it is important to keep the conversation open with your child's doctor. He or she can provide more insight on your baby's growth progress and what you can do to keep him or her healthy and happy.

 
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