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What causes them most distress is when they see another child from their family or neighbourhood who appears to be growing much more in weight and height, more often weight. In India, it is common to equate fat or chubby with healthy and lean weight with unhealthy specially in case of babies. We thought we will put to rest the concerns of parents with this article and baby growth calculator and explain how children across the world and in India grow in weight and height.
First of all, the commonly available growth charts by CDC are based on data for affluent babies in U. It is important to understand that this whole range is considered normal. If the baby falls off the charts, it is called failure to thrive. This tool is only for educational purpose and there is no need to worry or lose your sleep if you baby seems to be in lower percentile.
Each baby is different and follows her own growth curve. Growth also depends upon ethnicity, geography and most importantly heredity. So if one of the parents or both parents of a baby boy are short, he will be shorter as compared to another boy of same age whose parents are taller.
There will also be some highs and lows during the course of first 2 years. But if you see sudden drop in weight or height, say from 95 th percentile to 25 th percentile, refer to your doctor immediately as there could be some illness or other reason to this. These percentiles are a way of showing how your baby is growing as compared to an average growth of other babies.
The chart used here is provided by WHO. They are so informative and easy to use. Growth chart should be based on birth weight. The clinical growth charts for stature-for-age were modified because the scale for inches was not correctly aligned with the metric scale.
Users should use the most recent version of each chart, as available on the growth charts web site. All clinical growth charts may be viewed, downloaded, and printed in Adobe Acrobat. For routine viewing on a computer monitor and printing on a laser printer, the individual charts are available as PDF files Black and White. All clinical charts have been colorized for viewing and printing. When routed to a color printer, the clinical charts for boys will print in blue and the clinical charts for girls will print in red.
Otherwise, these same charts can be routed to a black-and-white printer, and will print in black-and-white. Higher resolution PDF files Color are available to provide the highest resolution and are intended to be used as a high quality print master for quantity production when using the services of a commercial printing facility.
The recommended ink colors for printing are Pantone red for girls and Pantone blue for boys. The recommended paper weight is Charts should be printed as two-sided copies, in the following combinations for each sex:. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.
National Center for Health Statistics. Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. On This Page Set 1: Clinical charts with 5th and 95th percentiles Set 2: Clinical charts with 3rd and 97th percentiles Summary files.
The available clinical charts include the following: Infants, birth to 36 months: Set 1 contains 10 charts 5 for boys and 5 for girls , with the 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 95th smoothed percentile lines for all charts, and the 85th percentile for BMI-for-age and weight-for-stature. Set 2 contains 10 charts 5 for boys and 5 for girls , with the 3rd, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 97th smoothed percentile lines for all charts, and the 85th percentile for BMI-for-age and weight-for-stature.
To view, print, and reproduce clinical growth charts All clinical growth charts may be viewed, downloaded, and printed in Adobe Acrobat. Charts should be printed as two-sided copies, in the following combinations for each sex:
Find out what growth charts can tell you about your baby's growth pattern, and learn how to interpret your baby's percentiles f Growth chart: Fetal length and weight, week by week Find out how big your baby is each week of pregnancy, and how babies’ length is measured in each stage of pregnancy. The normal weight for a 3-month-old baby girl is between pounds, while the normal weight for a 3-month-old baby boy is between pounds. For girls, the 50th percentile—right in the middle of the pack—would be about pounds; for boys, the 50th percentile would be about pounds. In most cases, girls weight measurements for this age group (5 month old baby) will lie within the range between and kgs. The average weight measurement for this age group girls is kgs, according to the CDC.