My kid is getting tall

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My kid is getting tall
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 9:10am

My dh and I noticed on Saturday that Matthew is so much taller then all his friends.

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 11:07am

My DD (13) is 5'5" too and an inch taller than me lol. We expect she'll get taller too because

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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 8:17am

Found this info on the Mayo Clinic site:

  • Add the mother's height and the father's height in either inches or centimeters.
  • Add 5 inches (13 centimeters) for boys or subtract 5 inches (13 centimeters) for girls.
  • Divide by two.

Most children will reach an adult height within 4 inches (10 centimeters) of this estimation.

Another less accurate way to estimate a child's adult height is to double his or her height at age 2.

Remember, a child's height is controlled by genetics. It's also important to note that children grow at different rates. Some children begin their growth phases early, while others are late bloomers. If you're concerned that your child isn't growing normally, consult his or her doctor. Sometimes an underlying condition affects child growth.

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My girls will probably be on the tall side.




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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 10:44am
Just to add that these calculations are much less accurate if mom and dad are quite different. At least that is what I've always read and the ped told us when the kids were little. Like my parents are 5' and 6'5". DH is 6'4" and I'm 5'4" My kids will land somewhere between us but otherwise, I think it's sort of a crap shoot.

Of course, a 4 inch margin of error makes lots of things work lol.
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:48pm

I love watching as kids get taller.

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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 9:59pm
Well, if this is right Matthew will be as tall or a tad shorter then his dad and the girls will be as tall as me or an inch taller. That was my guess anyway. I assumed Matthew would be as tall as his dad and the girls around my height. I kinda figured the girls will stop growing soon. Katie is 5'1 and Natalie is 5'0. So, not much further to go for them. Matthew has a lot to go yet.
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 10:02pm
I am enjoying seeing them get taller. My son is having a hoot out of the fact that he's almost taller them me. LOL He can't wait to be taller them me. He checks very regularly.
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