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weight and height curve different

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mimsy35 Fri 13-Feb-15 12:53:14

Hi,

I have a 13 month old boy. I noticed he seems a little short compared to other children his age. He had been on the 50th percentile for weight and height. We had him checked last week and he is now on the 25th perncentile for height but the 75th for weight! He doesn't look fat and eats very healthily but I am concerned that his height has dropped a curve and his weight gone up one. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this normal? Thanks.

Gcalgske Sat 14-Feb-15 02:02:44

Hi,

Maybe this will help...
My lg was born in the 75% for both. She is under the dietician at the hospital for allergies and has to go to their clinic every few months. They measured her incorrectly and said she'd dropped to the 9% for length in 6 months since last weigh in. I was so worried, luckily when they measured her again at HV clinic they saw their mistake, she had dropped but only to the 25%. Long story short I spent a long time speaking to the dieticians, health visitors, gps and paediatricians about this.
They said a drop isn't consisdered 'medically significant' unless it's more than 50%. I would speak to a Dr if you are at all worried but I was told that some kids just fluctuate wildly up to age 3 or 4 when it should settle into a smoother curve. My little lady took a growth spurt two months later and went from 75% weight /25% length to 50% weight /50% length and she's stayed pretty there consistently up till now. She's two now and perfect. Sure your little one is grand too but speak to someone if you think otherwise because you know you little one best!

mimsy35 Sat 14-Feb-15 11:29:41

Hi Gcalgske,

Thank you so much for your message. It has put my mind at ease. I was worried that I've been feeding him too much potato or a food he may have an allergy to which might stunt his growth. It's silly how much I worry as he actually looks and behaves fine according to everyone else. I suppose it's hard when you're just guessing what to do for the first time. Thanks again. smile

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