- 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 is a condition that is characterized by short stature. Read more about dwarfism and those who have it.
- Failure to Thrive
Sometimes kids don't meet expected standards of growth. Most still 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 1- to 3-Month-Old
Like newborns, most babies continue to grow quickly in weight and length during the first few months of life.
- Growth and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old
Kids entering puberty will undergo many changes in their developing bodies, which are often quite dramatic. 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 4- to 7-Month-Old
Since your child's birth, the doctor has been recording his or her weight, length, and more - what's typical growth during this period?
- 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 and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old
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.
- Growth and Your Newborn
A baby's growth and development is measured from the moment of birth. How much should your baby weigh?
- 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?
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