2yo on the 0.3 height centile

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hotair Wed 26-Mar-14 18:38:11

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ithoughtofitfirst Wed 26-Mar-14 18:58:16

Is it the 'drop' in height you're concerned about? I feel the same about my boy. I'm 5.5 and dh 6.1 but he seems so dainty... so weird. when i see other children i'm constantly comparing them to my ds. Interesting about your relatives, my family must be the same somewhere.

Loads of people have told me to 'ignore the red book' but you can't help worrying can you?

I was a tiny baby and toddler and baby (i had a massive growth spurt at about 18/19) and never got any grief about it in school or anything. Sorry i can't be more help other than just to say apparently that ventile business can be totally misleading ie a load of shit to make us worry about everything.

ithoughtofitfirst Wed 26-Mar-14 18:59:29

Centile** sorry damn phone

PartyConfused Wed 26-Mar-14 19:04:10

My dd is just 12mths and probably on about 0.2% for height and weight. She has had every check going and they haven't found anything wrong yet! She was prem, but apparently should have shown catch up growth by now.
Like you, my grandmother was tiny-4ft 11 I think. If dd stays on same centile I think her height is predicted to be similar.

It doesn't help if you think her length was misread before. But I suppose a drop in centiles may be a concern. But only a cm can be a massive jump up the chart under 12mths.

Out of interest-what size clothes is your dd wearing?

hotair Wed 26-Mar-14 20:15:28

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PartyConfused Wed 26-Mar-14 21:34:54

grin her feet are massive compared to my dd1 how is now 4! She is only a size 7 now.

Honestly-she sounds like she is doing fine. When I got dd2 weighed last week the hv did the look between them and the nervous paper shuffling. I know it can make you feel shit.

Let them refer her if they are going to. But it sounds like she is just following her family history. She sounds perfect!

And if she is in 18-24 she doesn't sound that small! Dd2 is in 6-9mth (and tbf she is 9 mth corrected) and I would be delighted for her to be wearing the size your dd is at her age.

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Wed 26-Mar-14 21:48:49

Hi, I have a 0.4th centiler 2yo - he is now nearly 3 and still in 12-18m trousers (18-24m t-shirts). I think he will possibly be in age 2 clothes when he starts school in 18m time!

HV was very concerned at 2y check because neither DH nor I are short and DS1 aged 4 is very tall (91st centile), and because it appeared from red book that his height had fallen down the curve. Like you I thought the earlier measurements were wrong at the time (really hard to measure baby's length).

She was quite adamant that we HAVE to go to the GP. GP said 'um what do you want me to do, do you want me to refer you?'. So he referred us, and the paediatrician was lovely and not concerned as all in proportion. DH has some short family members (MIL and aunts) though they grew up in extreme poverty so can't be sure that is genetic. DH's bro is pretty short too.

Paediatrician will see us twice more, 6 months between each time, to check DS is growing, and at the last minute decided that he ought to have blook tests just to rule out a couple of very unlikely things (but i have yet to book that, oops).

Given you have several short family members in the extended family then I wouldn't worry if I was you.

On and my DS is very fierce as well, so I think he will hold his own in the playground!

MrsC1966 Wed 26-Mar-14 21:50:05

Don't get too stressed by this. My dd almost stopped growing which caused some concern with our private paediatrician. She had to grow by a certain amount not to get referred and she just managed it. She was the smallest in her class when she started school but continued to grow albeit slowly. She's about to turn 12 and is just under average height against her peers.

hotair Wed 26-Mar-14 22:01:53

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MrsC1966 Wed 26-Mar-14 23:16:49

Lots of luck Hotair. My dd was in at least 1yr below her age group in clothes up to the age of 11. Often she was in 2 or 3 yrs below depending on the brand. When she was 10 she could still fit into age 5 clothes 'cos her waist was so tiny. If you saw her now you really would find that hard to believe!

naty1 Thu 27-Mar-14 10:35:55

Did they measure stood up?
As i read they will be shorter stood so if previous was lying down....
My 21m has just gone into size 5 shoes.

It looked like she would be tall at birth 75-91st at 1 pt down to 50% at a yr.
We are a similar height 5'4 and 6'1
My parents 5'7 and 5'10 his 5'6 and 5'10
But the grandmas are about 5' and 1 aunt 5'2.
Judging by our parents height we should have been 5'6 so we are both very short (mum smoked in pg)
A friends baby started out tall and then at a yr was about 25% (mum 4'11 and dad 6')

Any allergies in baby or family?

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