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  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts
    Doctors use body mass index (BMI) measurements to assess a child's physical growth in relation to other kids the same age. Here's how to calculate BMI and understand what the numbers mean.
  • Dwarfism
    Dwarfism is a condition that is characterized by short stature. Many of the possible complications of dwarfism are treatable, so that people of short stature can lead healthy, active lives.
  • Failure to Thrive
    Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive” – they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.
  • Growing Pains
    Does your child sometimes wake up crying in the middle of the night complaining of throbbing leg pain? It could be growing pains.
  • Growth and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old
    You're in for a year of changes! Midway through this year, most babies are walking and starting to lose that "baby" look.
  • Growth and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old
    Kids entering puberty will undergo many changes in their developing bodies. Find out more about what to expect.
  • Growth and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
    During the third year of life, toddlers are extremely active and mobile, and are learning in very physical ways.
  • Growth and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
    Kids who are 4 to 5 years old continue to learn in a very physical way, but are more focused than when they were younger.
  • Growth and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old
    As kids grow from grade-schoolers to preteens, there continues to be a wide range of "normal" as far as height, weight, and shape.
  • Growth Charts
    Doctors use growth charts to figure out whether kids' height and weight measurements are "normal" and whether they're developing on track. Here are some facts about growth charts.
  • Should I Worry About the Way My Son Walks?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 1 Month
    Put away those newborn clothes. This month your baby will grow at a surprising rate!
  • Your Baby's Growth: 10 Months
    Your baby continues to grow at a rapid rate and may even be walking. All this activity and the foods your baby is eating affect growth and weight.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 11 Months
    Your baby is continuing to grow at a rapid rate and may even be walking. All this activity and the foods your baby is eating affect growth and weight.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 12 Months
    Your baby is continuing to grow at a rapid rate and may even be walking. All this activity and the foods your baby is eating affect growth and weight.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 2 Months
    Your baby continues to grow at a rapid pace. Here's what to expect this month.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 3 Months
    This month, your baby will continue to grow quickly. Find out what to expect.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 4 Months
    Your baby is growing in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 5 Months
    Babies this age are growing in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 6 Months
    Babies this age are growing in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 7 Months
    Your baby continues to grow in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 8 Months
    Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds, and may even be crawling or cruising. Here's what to expect this month.
  • Your Baby's Growth: 9 Months
    Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds, and may even be walking. Here's what to expect this month.
  • Your Newborn's Growth
    A newborn's growth and development is measured from the moment of birth. Find out if your baby's size is normal, and what to expect as your baby grows.
 

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