How tall is your 4 year old?

(28 Posts)
neversleepagain Wed 31-Aug-16 22:34:30

My 3 year olds (4 at the end of September) are 109cm and 107cm and people are always commenting how tall they are.

Are the freakishly tall or taller than average?

Paddingtonthebear Wed 31-Aug-16 22:36:20

My DD will be 4 at beginning of October and is about 100cm. People often comment that she is tall but she is on the 50th centile in the red book, so very average for her age! She still wears 3-4 clothes so definitely not tall!

Pinkkahori Wed 31-Aug-16 22:41:43

I'm often told how tall my dds are which I find strange as the older one is somewhere between the 25th and 50th centile and the younger one hovers around the 50th. I think people think it is a compliment or something.

I once had someone say to me that I was quite tall. I'm 5'2 shock

Paddingtonthebear Wed 31-Aug-16 22:44:59

My driving instructor recently said I was tall. I'm just under 5'4 confused

SolomanDaisy Wed 31-Aug-16 22:47:09

My DS was 110cm when he has his health check for turning 4 and was near the top of the chart. So yours are also pretty tall! He's five now and he's slowed down a bit now, there's a couple of taller kids in his class.

BoaConstrictor Wed 31-Aug-16 22:48:34

DS is 4.4 and 100cm. He is quite short but well within the charts.

CwtchMeQuick Wed 31-Aug-16 22:48:57

DS turned 4 in May and is 3ft7, I don't know what that is in cm

bookbook Wed 31-Aug-16 22:49:42

My DGS will be 4 at the end of October and is currently ( as near as possible as it is hard to get him to stand still) 109cm and yes he is tall smile

BaronessEllaSaturday Wed 31-Aug-16 22:49:45

My 4 yo will be turning 5 in October she is 114cm and was the tallest at her nursery but not by much. At this age the average growth is about 6cm a year which would put yours roughly the same at the same age. Not freakishly tall but very definitely taller than average

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Wed 31-Aug-16 22:49:59

DS turned 4 last week & is about 110cm

SnowInLove Wed 31-Aug-16 22:51:04

My twins are 4 at the start of October. Dtd is 100cm and dts is 110cm. He is definitely very tall amongst his friends of the same age and people often assume he's 5.

neversleepagain Wed 31-Aug-16 22:54:06

So they are tall then by some of these replies. They are skinny but in some 5-6 dresses. People just always seem surprised when I tell them they are 3.

RoganJosh Wed 31-Aug-16 22:54:07

My four year old is very baby faced still so people say he's tall as they think he's younger.

The actual height charts are here

www.rcpch.ac.uk/child-health/research-projects/uk-who-growth-charts/uk-who-growth-chart-resources-0-4-years/uk-who-0

HateSummer Wed 31-Aug-16 22:55:16

Ds is 5 in January and he's about 104: really short compared to everyone here shock

RoganJosh Wed 31-Aug-16 22:55:16

Ah they're girls, here's a link to girls. Save you a click.
www.rcpch.ac.uk/system/files/protected/page/A4%20Girls%200-4yrs%20WHO%20(4th%20Jan%202013).pdf

neversleepagain Wed 31-Aug-16 22:58:13

Thanks Rosh, that is helpful. Both 91st centile.

Mrsantithetic Wed 31-Aug-16 23:00:38

My dd is 109cm and she's four next week.
My son is 100cm and he was 2 last month
There's a pound between them in weight.

Dd is in 4-5 comfortably but can't wear jeans because she just doesn't fill them and leggings are baggy on her but she needs them for the height. Size 9.5 feet.

Son is in 2 -3 bottoms and 3-4 tips because otherwise his tummy sticks out the bottom. He isn't fat just wide and Square! Size 8 feet!

My dd was only 6 pounds born and I always see her as the small one because she's tiny next to her cousin if the same age who really is a giant but my son was over 9 pounds and needs to slow down or they will be sharing clothes soon!

YerAWizardHarry Wed 31-Aug-16 23:06:47

DS is 4 at the end of January and when we went to the carnivals at the weekend he was 112cm when we stood him next to the board to see which rides he could go on. People always look at me like I'm mad when I say he's 3 and a half, he has size 11 feet shock

neversleepagain Wed 31-Aug-16 23:09:10

They were dinky 5 pounders at birth and only 10lbs at 4 months so they have really shot up!

AnotherDayInParadiseLost Wed 31-Aug-16 23:19:23

I know a ten year old who is 125cm tall. Off the bottom of the shady area on the charts according to his mum!
Tall young children are very confused by him and don't understand why he doesn't want to play with them.

Fayaa Wed 31-Aug-16 23:19:46

DDs are 4 at the beginning of December. One has just suddenly grown to 102cm (which I think is huge) while the other is 97cm.

imwithspud Wed 31-Aug-16 23:35:52

Dd1 is 4 at the end of October and is around 90cm tall, she's on the short side but then so are her father and I.

TooTweeOrNotTooTwee Sat 03-Sep-16 07:00:16

DD just turned 4 at the end of August and is 104cm. Not particularly tall I think. DS is 2 and is 99cm! He's about a kg heavier than DD as well. He will soon overtake her I think...

MrsBellefleur Sat 03-Sep-16 07:24:49

Dd is 3 and a half and 101cm tall. (Just measured her off this thread as I've never done it before!) I class her as quite tall, she's in 4-5 clothes mostly and size 10 feet but she shows as just over 50tg venture in the height chart which is surprising.

MrsBellefleur Sat 03-Sep-16 07:25:06

*50th centile

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