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Old 03-20-2011, 07:01 AM   #1
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Height and weight ?

I took my son for his 2 1/2 yer check up last week and he is 28.5 pounds and 34.75 inches tall. I was wondering how this compares to other children his age. All the men in my family are over 6' and he seems so small to me.

 
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Re: Height and weight ?

I am in the same situation as yours. I am 5'8, husband is 6'3 and most of our family is either average or tall. No one is particularly short. My almost 2.5 yr old son is only 35 inches, 27 pounds and that is tiny for his age at the 32% for height. He looks so small to me. My just turned 5 yr old girl is also tiny for her age. I just wonder if they are always going to be small or will they have a big growth spurt later on. I haven't really been that concerned until recently and I am definately going to ask the doctor about it. It might just be they inherited this short stature from recessive genes or could they have a growth problem?? That is what I want to know. I have been researching online about differences in bone age and chronological age where their bones are maturing much slower than normal but eventually they will catch up. It's a normal variation in growth. I kind of hope this is what they have. sg1112, did you talk to your pediatrician about your concern? They could test him, do a bone age test and other tests to see what it going on. Maybe his bone age is younger and he will catch up eventually. I did check your son's height and weight on a percentiles calculator (you can find them online) and he is at the 20th percentile in height at 34.75 inches and at 28.5 pounds he is at the 33th percentile in weight so he is small compared to other kids his age. But again it might just mean he will be a late bloomers and he could still end up being tall. Talk to your doctor about it. If there is something wrong then it's good that they catch it early.

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Re: Height and weight ?

The one thing we do know is that boys always grow taller than their mother.
James

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