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Coffee1Sugar Mon 18-Mar-13 18:44:59

Dd is 34 months and just measured her at 95cm. Sick of people saying "oh isn't she tall" all the time. Is she really that tall?!

ATouchOfStuffing Tue 19-Mar-13 20:48:35

Hoping - shit. DD is 92cm at 19 months.
I hope she likes basketball confused

duchesse Tue 19-Mar-13 20:51:25

DD3 is 42 months and 96 cm. <shawtie> She gets away with a lot until she opens her mouth.

JollyYellowGiant Tue 19-Mar-13 21:02:00

DB was 2nd centile until he was at least 15. He's now stopped growing at 6'1 smile

So I figure the age 2 thing is not always accurate!

MrsMangoBiscuit Tue 19-Mar-13 21:07:24

Last measured DD 2 months ago, so 3yrs 2 months (38M) she was 108cm, 99th percentile. I was 5'7" when I was 11, so I was off the scale apparently. DD will probably end up well over 6'.

We also get a lot of "Only 3?! Ooh, isn't she tall!" to which DD usually replies "yes I am!" and beams proudly at them. grin That tends to stop the rest of the conversation taking it's usual route of "mind you, you're tall, is your DH tall? Were you tall as a child?" etc etc. I don't really mind, but it's nice not to have the exact same conversation for the hundreth time. smile

duchesse Tue 19-Mar-13 21:08:48

Giant my DB was the same! Smallest in every class he was in until he was 16. The shot up a foot in a year. Ended up 6'1".

ATouchOfStuffing Tue 19-Mar-13 21:12:01

Do any of you mum's of tall toddlers feel you have to point out their age when meeting new people? People keep assuming DD is 2.5 and I imagine they must think she is quite backwards confused so I usually say her age.

duchesse Tue 19-Mar-13 21:18:37

A very tall friend with a very tall husband and two very tall for their age children told me something that happened to them once:

She was in a shopping centre loo with her then just 3 yo DD, who had finally managed to grow a fine covering of white blonde hair, and was to all intents and purposes little more than a baby. Anyway, mum went to the loo, having taken her DD to the loo first, and left DD standing just outside the cubicle next to the pushchair while she nipped in for a wee.

A woman came out of the other cubicle, saw her DD and in a completely audible voice said to the little girl "Did your mother cut your hair like that? It looks absolutely ridiculous!".

My friend couldn't pull her trousers up fast enough but unfortunately stupid woman had gone by the time she emerged. The consensus afterwards was that stupid woman thought the DD was about 5-6yo and had had her hair cut like that deliberately. But what an unkind thing to say to a baby!

Sirzy Tue 19-Mar-13 21:22:27

jolly I was the opposite - when I was at primary school I was the tallest in my class the whole way through then I stopped growing and I am now only 5ft.

catkind Tue 19-Mar-13 21:25:08

I think people say stuff just to have something vaguely pleasant to say. Isn't she tall; what lovely curly hair; he's very blond isn't he; doesn't she talk well. They haven't checked a centile chart smile

bobsnotabuilder Tue 19-Mar-13 21:27:37

Yes people are always surprised when I say DS's age (2.4 and 105cm tall) but I do feel I have to point it out! Check-out lady only the other day said I bet you'll be glad when he's back at school next week...!

SolomanDaisy Tue 19-Mar-13 22:21:48

I don't mind people commenting on DS's height, but I do sometimes feel the need to point out how old he is. It's particularly when I am supervising him more closely at the park/softplay etc. and it looks like I won't just let him get on with stuff. In reality he may look like a three year-old, but he has no sense of danger or his own limits yet.

INeverSaidThat Tue 19-Mar-13 23:11:42

The first thing i heard when DS1 was born was the doctor exclaiming that it was a very tall baby, he continued to be 'off the scale' for height as a toddler (99.9 or more percentile confused ) I got comments all the time. He ended up getting tested for something growth related (I don't remember what) but everything was normal. Our families are fairly tall and he did feed very enthusiastically and easily right from birth.

His classmates quickly caught up with him and he wasn't the tallest by year 2 or 3.. He is 21 now, really skinny and a very normal 6'2.

It didn't worry me when people were commenting on his height when he was a toddler as he wasn't bothered by it and he seemed healthy. I thought people were being friendly when they said it.

I think it can be a problem if they look older but are acting their age IYSWIM

HopingItllBeOK Tue 19-Mar-13 23:55:07

ATouch I do sometimes feel like I have to point out DS's age to people I am sat next to on the bus, in the play park or will be spending more than a couple of minutes in their company. He is insanely tall for his age, he towers over his 3 YO cousin at half her age and while he is physically very strong and coming on beautifully, but he is only just starting to bother with communication. It means that people see a 3 YO sized child running, jumping, climbing and kicking a ball about and say hello to him and he just looks at them blankly, giggles or babbles which is entirely appropriate to his actual age, but not the age he appears to be.

ATouchOfStuffing Wed 20-Mar-13 00:00:23

Phew, thought I might be the only one! DD still sometimes has her dummy and although she is starting to talk she hasn't strung more than 2 words together at the moment, and seems to go mute around strangers. I keep coming on here and thinking how many other mums must look at her and see a 3yo with a dummy who is mute, and shaking their heads at the evil mother who is clearly stunting their child's speech grin

Bunbaker Wed 20-Mar-13 06:55:12

"So I figure the age 2 thing is not always accurate!"

If it is DD will be 5'10". There are various height predictor sites if you google them and most of them predict DD to be about 5'5" which is only just above average.

MummyPig24 Wed 20-Mar-13 08:41:13

I was one of the tallest till I was about 11 and then I stopped growing at 5'3". My brother is now about 6'4" and he was always way above all the other children. Really hoping the the 2 year rule does not apply as It would mean ds would end up smaller than me!! And according to my grandmother there has never been a recorded case of a son ending up shorter than his mother (excluding medical reason of course)

bobsnotabuilder Wed 20-Mar-13 12:14:17

Double the height at 2 would make DS 6'7'' shock

DH is 6'1'' and I am 5'8'' with brothers who are 6'1'' and 6'2''. Funny as our parents are 5'4'' and 5'11'' !

breatheslowly Wed 20-Mar-13 15:42:51

There's a height predictor in the red book - but it more or less says that you can't predict height.

Coffee1Sugar Wed 20-Mar-13 17:49:14

Can anyone recommend a trusted height predictor? There's so many! I know dd is dd and what will be will be, I'd just like to know if I should start getting into basketball!

BreasticlesNTesticles Wed 20-Mar-13 19:08:10

The red book one is brilliant - it gives you a prediction with a "but it could be 5 inches either side" type clause. So DD1 will be between about 5ft2 and 6ft. No shit grin

I was 5ft when I was 8 (I know this as I was taller than my teacher) and am now 5ft9 so nothing out of the way. I was taken for tests as toddler to see if I had anything wrong with me as I was so tall.

Some dc just shoot up earlier than others. DF was a shrimp until he was 15 and was 6ft4 by 17. You just never know.

Coffee1Sugar Sat 23-Mar-13 08:39:13

Great name ^!

Well dd is set to be 5'5-5'9 hmm

tigersmummy Sat 23-Mar-13 09:00:04

Not sure how tall my DS was as a toddler but he's 5 now and is 115cm. He is tall but most of his classmates are same height if not taller. Always makes me smile when BIL/SIL say how tall he is but when we point out (nicely wink) that their son is short they don't like it!

Inclusionist Sat 23-Mar-13 14:05:44

My 2.7yo ds is 103cm and 40lb.

I might just hand him over to English Rugby now.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 23-Mar-13 16:35:51

98cm at 27 months. She's a giant. And has very long hair so people assume she's 3 or 4. Since her behaviour is very much that of a 2 yo, it gets wearing.

Coffee1Sugar Sat 23-Mar-13 18:40:26

Funny how different they all are isn't it smile Dd is 97cm at 34months with size 7 shoes, yet not even 2stone and with barely any hair still. But I love her! grin

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