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Failure to thrive refers to a child's inability to gain weight and grow as expected for kids of the same age and gender. Most diagnoses are made in the first few years of life.
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.
Puberty usually begins in girls 8-14, and in boys 9-15. If kids pass this normal age range without showing any signs of body changes, it's called delayed puberty.
Dwarfism is a condition that is characterized by short stature. Many of the possible complications of dwarfism are treatable, and people of short stature lead healthy, active lives.
Most kids grow well but some have ”failure to thrive.” This means they don't gain weight as expected and may not grow as tall as they should.
Most babies and toddlers have flat feet. As they grow, an arch usually develops. But some kids have flat feet for life.
Growing pains are leg pains and soreness that happen to kids at night, usually when they're 3 to 12 years old.
You're in for a year of changes! Midway through this year, most babies are walking and starting to lose that "baby" look.
Kids entering puberty will undergo many changes in their developing bodies. Find out more about what to expect.
During the third year of life, toddlers are extremely active and mobile, and are learning in very physical ways.