My son son who is two years and three months had his two year development review yesterday. All was fine except for his height. He was tracking between the 50th and 75th percentile pre two years which I was delighted with but now he’s dropped right down to the 25th percentile for height. I was shocked and mentioned it to the HV but she said not to worry. He is between the 75th and 91st percentile for weight but is not fat or even podgy but she says I needed to keep an eye on his weight. This is incredibly shallow but I had in my head that my son was going to be tall and now it turns out he is going to be short. I can’t voice my concerns with any friends or acquaintances because I am aware how awful that sounds. He is healthy and happy which I know is the main thing. My question is really, is this a normal feeling for a mother? I just want the best for him. Why do I feel like this? Do the height percentiles tend to be correct when they get to two or could he get back up to the higher percentiles again? I’m feeling very ashamed to feel like this but it’s how I feel and I can’t help it. Any words of advice or criticism would be really welcome. I feel very alone and guilty for feeling like this.
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Two Year Toddler Review- shocked by loss of height percentile. Please help
bluebabydinosaur · 29/11/2019 09:38
poppet131 · 22/11/2023 23:11
@bluebabydinosaur my 12month old’s height has dropped down his chart. Just curious if your DS continued to follow the 25th centile or whether he’s jumped back up? X
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