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My 2 yo DS was 52cm when he was born Which I think is on the tallish side.(my cousin was 54 cm and he's now 1.92 / 6 ft 5ish). After being in the 75th percentile, he's now gone down in the 25th and people are surprised that he's 2 because he's so short. And he's not quite walking yet as he's had meningitis. But I've never heard that that has any impact on growth. My GP said one shouldn't pay attention to height because growth spurts can happen at any time. But he's a grumpy and bored guy so I don't like to ask him questions.
Can one say pretty reliably that a baby will the a tall adult if he was a tall baby? Or is it more complicated than that?
Well they do have spurts. My DD was tall/big at birth, can't remember quite but she was 75th for weight. Age 2 she was on 25th percentile and looked very young for her age, made worse by not having much hair! By 3 she had got back to the 50th percentile and had a bit more hair. She has just turned 4 and is now back at 75th and maybe a bit taller (and a bit more hair but still not loads!!). She's about 106cm tall now. 6 months ago she was about 92... that's a spurt for you! .