Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shaq | 2009-08-21

Q.

Weigh and height

Hi Doc, my son is 1 year 3 weeks, height : 80 cm and Weight 13kg. He doesn' t look chubby and he has been walking for 2 months now, but i' m concerned about his weight, does it correspond to the weight?or is it too much..if it it too much, how can i help reduce it?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is exceptionally tall for his age. His height falls on the 98th percentile line of the growth chart for infants which places him in the top 2 out of 100 babies of his age. His weight is in proportion to his height, so there is no need for concern.

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