Check Your Child’s Growth – Use Our WHO Growth Chart
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) growth standards are typically used to calculate infant growth (aged 0 to 2). If you’re curious about your child’s growth, you may use our medically-verified baby growth chart. All you need to do is provide your child’s:
- Name/nickname (optional)
- Head circumference
- Date you measured the figures
Click calculate and you’ll see a chart. The solid blue dot represents your child’s standing among the colored lines which indicate the percentiles.
How To Read The WHO Growth Chart
Percentiles refer to the measurements showing where a child ranks in comparison to other children. These are depicted on our baby growth chart as curved lines.
When your pediatrician plots a child’s weight and height on a chart, one can see which percentile line those measurements fall on:
- The higher the percentile number, the taller or heavier a child is in comparison to other children in the same age group and gender.
- The lower the percentile number, the smaller the child from the rest.
Preferably, each child should follow the same growth pattern over time, increasing in height and weight at the same rate, and in proportion to one another. This means that a child’s growth curve usually stays on a specific percentile line. So, if your 4-year-old boy has always been on the 10th percentile line, he is still growing in line with his pattern. This is a good sign for his growth and development.
Please note that there is no such thing as an ideal number in the charts. Healthy children come in all shapes, and sizes. The infant that lies on the ninth percentile can be as healthy as the one in the ninety-ninth percentile. Also, keep in mind that our WHO growth chart is only for children with no underlying condition, such as prematurity. For such cases, please get in touch with your child’s pediatrician.
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