Childhood Diseases

Posted by: heidi | 2011-09-22


daughter''s weight and height

my daugter was born at 40 weeks weighing 3.37kg and 50cm. had a healthy pregnancy. since birth she grew at a tremendous speed and at 10 months had to wear 2-3 year clothing. started crawling at 1 year properly and walked unassisted at 19 months. she has been diagnosed with low muscle tone and as a result falls a lot and so hard. she is much more stable but continously bruise as aresult of falling. can the continues falling permanently damage her knees? it has never been without bruising since she started walking. we also had her growth hormones tested at 19 months and it was normal. both me and my husband is not extremely tall, i am 1.69 and hubby is 1.77.

also, at 18 months she weighed approx 14kg and was 89cm. she is now 33 months, still weighs 14kg (has gone up to 14.5kg) and is 102cm.
she has a healthy appetite and still gets Nido twice a day (about 300ml in total out of a sippy cup). just wanted to know when we should get worried because i have no idea whether her weight and height is in relation.

thanks so much.

Expert's Reply



Tha average height for a girl of 33 months is 92 cm and weight is 13.2kg. Your daughter's weight is on the 75th percentile line of the normal child growth chart. This puts her in the top 25% for girls of her age as regards her weight. There is no problem with this. Her height is on the 98th percentile, putting her in the top 2% for girls of her age. She is obviously exceptionally tall but again her height is within the normal limits of the children's growth chart. Your daughter is not following your growth pattern or your husbands as you are both of average height.Her growth hormone is normal so there really is no need to worry.

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