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Monday, 30 March 2015

Parents Check This Out About Your Child

This is to ensure your child is growing optimally. Enjoy

Growth and development go hand-in-hand. In fact, normal growth is an important indicator of your child’s overall health and wellbeing as he or she ages.

It’s important to understand the difference between height and growth. Height is simply how tall or short your child might be at any given point in time. Your child’s growth is the dynamic measure of how your child’s height changes over time, and is used to determine any health or nutritional abnormalities, or underlying growth disorders.

Parents often worry about how short or tall their child will be, so it is always a good idea for them to have some idea of what to expect. A quick and easy way to figure an approximate target for your child’s ultimate height is to use the following formula:
  • If your child is a boy, you can add five inches to his mother’s height in inches and then add this number to his father’s height in inches. Take this number and divide it by 2 to get an approximate height target.
  • If your child is a girl, subtract five inches from her father’s height and then add this to her mother’s height in inches. Take this number and divide it by 2 to get an approximate height target.
Again, this gives you an approximation of what the genetic height potential is for your child.

Source: Pfizer