Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: karin | 2010/12/06

Q.

toddler height and weight

dear doc,

My son is 18 months old. at birth he was 48 cm and 3.2 kg. he now is 77cm and 10kg. he seems fairly short to other toddlers his age. how does this sound to you?

thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average height for a little boy of 18 months is 82cm and the average weight is 11kg. Your son's weight is not of great concern but his height is. His height is on the lowest 2% line of the children's growth chart.This may be a family characteristic but this does appear to be rather unlikely as he is so far below the average for his age. Ask your paediatrican to see him.

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