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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.
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.
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.
Does your child sometimes wake up crying in the middle of the night complaining of throbbing leg pain? It could be growing pains.
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.
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.
As kids grow from grade-schoolers to preteens, there continues to be a wide range of "normal" as far as height, weight, and shape.