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How tall is your 2 year old?

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chattychattyboomba Tue 30-Apr-13 10:04:12

DD is 91cm tall (almost 36 inches)
She weighs 15kg. Turned 2 last week.
Everyone she meets comments on her size. She was born 10.4 pound (4.6kg) and has always been in 98th centile.
DH and i are both tall (i'm 5'11 he is 6'2)
I am starting to get really pissed off with people making a big deal of her height. I know they mean it in a 'wow she'll be a supermodel' way but I just feel it is rude to and I worry about her feeling different. I don't go around commenting on how short other people's kids are because i think it has sod all to do with them as a person. angry

Katiepoes Thu 02-May-13 14:44:21

One month off her third birthday my daughter is exactly 1m tall and weighs 15.2kg (3'6 and 33.5lb). Her Dad is 6'6 though and I'm 5'11 so not unexpected. When we visit my family in Ireland people comment on her height all the time, it wears thin, but at home in Holland nobody says a word, it's not at all unusual.

MiaowTheCat Fri 03-May-13 12:43:31

Well, after both of mine's development checks this week - they're BOTH pushing the 98th centile for height. Little one's outgrowing 0-3 month clothes on the length basis at a worrying rate... big one's got some 2-3 year clothes looking short on her and she's 13 months.

If hubby wasn't getting snipped I'd be starting to consider that I was producing the UK women's basketball team in years to come.

And on that note - hubby was visiting his sister at uni and in the bar. My overweight, unfit as fuck husband whose only contact with sport is the fantasy football team he spends fucking hours on... within 2 minutes the uni basketball team were trying to recruit him - just based on him standing there looking impressively tall.

Worst bit of being married to a really really tall, friendly looking guy - it takes bloody hours to get round Asda for little old ladies stopping him to ask him to get stuff off the high shelves!

Hersetta Fri 03-May-13 13:00:51

My DD is a couple of days past 22month and is 92cm and weighs 13.2kgs. He's pretty much following the same lines as his elder sister. She is the youngest in her yr at school (she's a 31/8 birthday) and she is the tallest girl by some margin (she is 5.8 yrs and is 124cm tall and wears 7-8 trousers (although they have to have adjustable waists as she is all leg).

resipsa Fri 03-May-13 14:19:56

Ha! Yup, we get the "could you just reach that for me" when shopping too!

Fazerina Sat 04-May-13 01:19:25

My DS will be 2 in a week. I measured dis height about two months ago and he was 88cm and I think he's about 12.5kg. I think he's pretty much on the 50th centile for both height and weight, but people still comment on how tall he is hmm..

MoelFammau Sun 05-May-13 23:07:39

DD is 2 tomorrow and is 84cm. Titch.

youbethemummylion Sun 05-May-13 23:15:05

DS2 is 3 and is 86cm so I dont think 84cm at 2 is a titch, gave up checking the growth charts when he just kept plummeting downwards so maybe wrong.

CrazyAlien06 Sun 05-May-13 23:22:11

DD is 19 months and 91cm..... I'm 5ft 10" and Dad is 6ft 4"
I do get slightly peeved at people keep commenting about her being tall but I just reply " well she wasnt going to be short was she?! Look at the height of her parents!"

MoelFammau Mon 06-May-13 03:51:57

Well, in our circle she's small, for sure. Titch was maybe a bit harsh but she was still wearing 9-12mo babygrows until 20mo, when she had a little growth spurt and now wears 18mo. I'm 5'8 and DH is 6'2, so it's a bit surprising to people, I think.

hazeyjane Mon 06-May-13 05:42:14

moelfammu, your dd is just under the 50th centile, so average - maybe she just looks petite!

yoube - your ds is on the same centile as my ds. Everyone is shocked when I say how old he is.

youbethemummylion Mon 06-May-13 06:46:23

hazey - its comforting to hear of others in the same boat, people seem really shocked when he behaves like a 3 year old as thet had assumed he was much younger. We tend to have larger kids in this family so he is the same size as his 1 year old cousins!

MoelFammau Mon 06-May-13 13:50:48

Yes I think that's the thing. It's not so much the height of your child, it's the height of the other children in your circle. Comparisons seem to be drawn between kids and have nothing to do with centiles!

Coffee1Sugar Sun 19-May-13 08:16:47

I think dd is a giant. She'll be 3 next week and is 99cms. Can't find her red book atm, where does that place her on the centiles? She's 28lbs.

Princesslazuli Wed 04-Sep-13 18:00:40

My daughter is 26 months is 16.6kg and 98cms!! She's always been between top centiles and has occasionally gone over it. She was born at 9lb 2 and I'm 5ft9 and her dad is 6ft5 smile

brettgirl2 Wed 04-Sep-13 19:27:09

If you look at the centiles 98th percentile at 20 is 176cm. That's 5'91/2. Hardly enormous. Please get a grip and don't give her a complex if she turns out to be tall. I'm 98th for height according to that and for me its normal.

Some of these threads make me wonder if you are allowed to comment on children at all hmm

MiaowTheCat Thu 05-Sep-13 08:54:27

Why the need to comment? Why the need to walk up to an adult and say "oh, you're tall" as if it was some earth shattering revelation.

Dd2 has grown a ridiculous amount since this was posted- she's in 9-12 month clothes today at the age of 5 months and has been mistaken for her sister's twin a couple of times. I've had members of the health visitor team accuse me of being mistaken about her age! She's not fat, it's just sheer length!

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