Monday, February 28, 2011

Growth chart... Redo

I just found this and thought that some of you might like it too. I know that when we go to the doctor and get the percentiles for our boys we are always in the eighty and ninety percentiles... This bypasses the need to worry about the numbers. As I read about the percentiles I discovered that they are based on bottle fed caucasians... Now that is not everyone so rest and know that your little one is growing just how God intended!

Inches and pounds: How much, how fast

Birth to 12 months
Infants add 10 inches in length and triple their birth weight.

12 to 24 months
Toddlers add 5 inches and 6 pounds.

2 to 10 years
Most kids have settled into their growth patterns, adding about 2 1/2 inches and 6 pounds each year.

Girls grow 9 inches and gain 15 to 55 pounds; boys grow 11 inches and gain up to 65 pounds.