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Height and Weight Chart for Indian Babies (0 to 12 Months)

Height and Weight Chart for Indian Babies (0 to 12 Months)
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Every parent generally worries about their baby weight and height over time. The Indian baby weight chart and height chart can help you keep a track of your baby's height & weight growth in the right manner. Height and weight chart for baby is essential to figure out your baby's body mass index and thus, know if his physical growth is headed on the right direction.

The importance of baby weight chart

Also known as the Growth Chart, this chart helps parents, as well as pediatricians, assess the nutrition status of a child. It is the first six years of a child's life that are extremely crucial when it comes to their growth and hence, it is equally important to keep a tab on child's height and weight through the Growth Chart to know the status of their growth, nutrition status, etc. 

In fact, not just the nutrition status, monitoring your child's height and weight till up to 6 years of age can also help in determining a list of other physical health factors in your child, to a great extent. 

Most parents think that the chubbier their child is, the healthier he is. But, every child is born different and has a different growth pattern. Growth in the first year is very rapid in comparison to the second. There is no ideal height and weight for a baby, but there is a growth pattern that most babies follow. The graph line of height and weight chart for your baby depends upon his birth height and weight. Growth charts are standardized graphs upon which a child's measurements can be plotted.

This growth chart allows your pediatrician to assess your baby’s growth against the national average height and weight growth pattern among babies.

Baby's Weight Height Chart

Your child’s doctor will make a note of your baby’s weight and height standard units in the growth chart. The reference point is plotted in terms of percentiles. It is important to remember that if your child’s measurement falls outside the normal values, a serious evaluation of potential health checkup is required. Being off the chart can mean the measurement is less than the 3rd percentile or greater than the 97th percentile. By obtaining multiple measurements over time, the pediatrician can ensure that both the normal baby and those who were born premature or with risk factors have a steady growth rate.

The difference between boy and girl height and weight chart

Though a baby boy and a baby girl will have nearly the same height weight chart at the time of birth, the difference between two becomes apparent in time. And so, a baby boy and a baby girl have different growth chart.  Baby boys on an average are slightly on the heavier side as well as taller than baby girls and thus their growth patterns are different. With the increasing age, parental stature tends to be reflected in the child.

Height chart for babies under one year

The height of your baby depends upon various factors such as genetics, environmental conditions, nutrition and miscellaneous elements. But, the World Health Organization has recorded the average height and height chart of babies aged between 0-1 year. Since all children are different and grow as per their individual tendency, the average height numbers will give you an approximate idea of your baby’s height growth. By the first birthday, your child would measure between 71 and 81 cm in length. A twelve-month old boy would measure 71.3-80.2 cm in length, while a twelve-month-old girl will measure 69.2-78.9 cm in length.

Weight chart for babies under one year

Weight chart for babies also indicates a general weight gain pattern over a month or a quarter year. Your baby’s weight indicates a lot about his health and well-being. Most babies double their birth weight at 5 months and triple it at 12 months of age. The World Health Organization records that babies of 0-3 months gain approximately 900 grams per month, from 4 months to 12 months a standard baby must gain about 600 grams per month. By the time your child reaches the first birthday, you can easily be able to tell that his weight would have tripled.

Typically, a twelve-month-old boy weighs 7.8 -11.8 kg and a twelve-month-old girl weighs 7.1-11.3 kg.

If your baby falls ill for any period of time, he may lose weight or not increase in height, but he will be alright once he is well.

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