The average height of a newborn boy is higher than that of a female. According to the standard of growth and development of young children, the standard range of height of newborns was 45.2-55.8 cm for boys, with an average of 50.4 cm, and 44.7-55.0 cm for girls, with an average of 49.7 cm. With the growth of children, due to nutrition, heredity, environment and other factors, children’s bodies grow rapidly, but also show certain differences. Parents need to prepare a baby height and weight chart for reference during each month of their child’s growth.
Baby height and weight chart 2018
|Year Age||Month Agae||Weight(KG)||Height(CM)||Head C.(CM)|
|Newborn baby||0 month||2.26-4.66||2.26-4.65||45.2-55.8||44.7-55.0||30.9-37.9||30.4-37.5|
|1 year||12 months||7.21-14.00||6.87-13.15||68.6-85.0||67.2-83.4||42.6-50.5||41.5-49.3|
|2 years||24 months||9.06-17.54||8.70-16.77||78.3-99.5||77.3-98.0||44.6-52.5||43.6-51.4|
|3 years||36 months||10.61-20.64||10.23-20.10||86.3-109.4||85.4-108.1||45.7-53.5||44.8-52.6|
|4 years||48 months||12.01-23.73||11.62-23.30||92.5-116.5||91.7-115.3||46.5-54.2||45.7-53.3|
|5 years||60 months||13.50-27.85||12.93-26.87||98.7-124.7||97.8-123.4||47.2-54.9||46.3-53.9|
|6 years||72 months||14.74-32.57||14.11-30.94||104.1-132.1||103.2-130.8||47.8-55.4||46.8-54.4|
These are the baby height and weight chart for reference. This chart helps parents regularly monitor the child’s body growth and development. If your child’s height and weight do not match the reference values in the chart above, it indicates that you need to take your child to a pediatrician.
Seven factors influencing the baby height and weight.
Maternal health factor
Maternal health and nutrition during pregnancy and lactation are directly related to the growth and development of infants. During pregnancy and lactation, pay attention to nutrition, and prevent the occurrence of various diseases, especially infectious diseases.
The growth hormone secreted by the pituitary gland is an important hormone that stimulates the growth of children.The secretion of human growth hormone is unbalanced within 24 hours of the day, and its secretion is higher in sleep than in awakening. Lack of sleep can affect the length of the child. It is generally required that the newborn child sleep 20 hours per day, 2 to 6 months for 15~18 hours, 6 to 18 months for 13~15 hours, and 18 months for 3 years for 12~13 hours.
If some children have less sleep, but physically and mentally development is normal, there is no need to force them to go to sleep.
Living environment factor
Infants and young children should live in a good environment. Fresh air and plenty of sunlight, combined with exercise and nutrition, children will grow faster. In the four seasons of the year, it is generally autumn weight gain fast, spring body length is fast.
Many diseases affect a child’s height. Usually, most acute diseases affect weight, and chronic diseases affect height. If the child’s height is always lower than 10% of the average height of the same age, then it is called growth retardation; if it is below 30%, it is abnormal and should be treated in time.
The height, physical strength and developmental state of infants and young children are greatly influenced by their parents’ genetic factors. If the parents are tall, strong, no disease, infant growth and development has a better basis. If parents are in poor health and have inherited diseases, their growth is more likely to be negatively affected.But genetic factors are not immutable. Through exercise, pay attention to nutrition and strengthen the prevention of diseases, it is possible to improve on the basis of the original biological heredity so that children can get normal growth and development.
Because the height of the baby is greatly influenced by heredity, it is possible to predict the height of the baby from the height of the parents to a certain extent. The formula is as follows:
Boy’s future height (cm) = (father’s height + mother’s height) × 1.078 / 2
Girl’s future height (cm) = (father height × 0.923 + mother height) / 2
Exercise promotes blood circulation, improves bone nutrition, accelerates bone growth, compacts bone, and promotes body length.
Nutrition has a great effect on physical development, especially on body weight, and the younger the age, the greater the effect. Because babies grow fast, the quality of food they need is higher than that of adults. Nutritional factors mainly refer to the adequate supply of nutrients and reasonable feeding methods. Pay attention to health care during pregnancy to ensure that pregnant women have adequate nutrition. Breastfeed babies as much as possible. Add supplementary food in time. Improve infant’s dietary nutrition, especially the quality of breakfast.
Hope every parent can understand that baby height and weight chart on above. Prevent childhood diseases early by monitoring child’s height and weight.