Growth charts consist of a series of percentile curves that illustrate the distribution of selected body measurements in children. Get helpful tips for each week of your pregnancy and your baby s first years.
They use percentiles to.
Normal baby growth chart. Growth charts give you a general idea of how your child is growing. Pediatric growth charts have been used by pediatricians nurses and parents to track the growth of infants children and adolescents in the united states since 1977. You will see the.
These simply represent the average weight height or head circumference of a bunch of normal children. Your pediatrician is the best person to explain whether your child is on track. Where to go next.
In terms of weight the normal growth rate for a baby is to double in weight by 5 or 6 months and triple it by the time she s 1 year old. The clinical growth charts for infant length for age and infant weight for age were revised to improve the appearance of the scale for inches on the length charts by extending the indicators at inch increments and enhancing alignment of the english with the metric scales on both the length and weight scales. There are separate growth charts for weight height and head circumference.