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Growth

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.

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 quickly. All this activity and the foods your baby eats affect growth and weight.

Your Baby's Growth: 11 Months

Your baby continues to grow quickly. All this activity and the foods your baby eats affect growth and weight.

Your Baby's Growth: 12 Months

Your baby is almost a toddler! Here's what to expect with your little one's growth and weight this month.

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.