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Daughter has gone from 50th centile to 91st!

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Digdeep79 · 09/10/2018 20:18

Hi everyone

My 10 year old daughter hit puberty this year massively - boobs, pubic hair etc and the growth spurt. She has really filled out.

She is now noticeably heavier and taller than her friends (many have not started puberty like this yet). She has always coasted along on the 50th centile for height/weight and is now on 91st for both!!

My question is, is this because of puberty? In that when her friends hit puberty too, they will catch up with her and my daughter will slow down again and go down on the centiles again? Is this leap in centiles only due to her hitting puberty earlier than 'average'?

I hope I've explained myself ok!

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KatKit16 · 29/10/2018 16:05

Don't worry @Digdeep79 her body is preparing for puberty and the weight gain will be linked. My DD had puppy fat in y6 but now on y7 has shot up and slimmed down.
All totally normal.

NarcolepticOuchMouse · 29/10/2018 16:12

If she's tall for an adult now (at 11 I was 5"8) her friends won't catch up. If this is the case my best advice would be to get her into a sport where height is an advantage. It's pretty tough to be a teenager who can't hide, and can't buy the same clothes as her peers, because she's so tall. Making it a positive is really important. Gosh I don't miss those years of awkwardly sticking out. I would imagine she's pretty self conscious about it so tread carefully.

BaldricksCoffee · 29/10/2018 16:47

She's obviously a lot taller than her peers now. Look at the age/height chart and find out what age she would be to be on 50th centile. So if she is the height of a average 14 year old for instance, look that age up on the weight chart and see how much she should weigh on 50th centile age 14. It's not accurate but that will give you a better idea.

JiltedJohnsJulie · 01/11/2018 03:22

If she’s on the 91st for both, I honestly wouldn’t worry. She sounds beautifully on proportion. Some girls will be on the 91st, just like sonexwill be on the 1st. It’s just a guide Smile

JiltedJohnsJulie · 01/11/2018 03:25

*in proportion

*some will

Sorry for the typos and I agree with getting her into sports where height can be an advantage. Things like Netball, Rowing, Basketball, Tennis and Cricket spring to mind Smile

seekingclarity · 03/11/2018 17:31

I think the idea of a team sport is a good one. DD (11) is on the 98% for both height and weight and has been for a while. She started a team sport in sept and the difference is remarkable.

TeenTimesTwo · 13/11/2018 15:50

I think it is probably just early puberty.
(parent to 2 petite teens).

sugarbum · 13/11/2018 16:06

yup. Puberty.
My 11 year old is the same (he's a boy though!) He has always been taller than everyone else (on the 98th centile) and heavier (more like the 75th) but now he is literally off the chart.
He's not a giant or anything, but he has grown about 4-5 inches in the last year so and he has size 9 feet now, so about the size of a 15 year old (he's taller than me and I'm nearly 5ft 6). His voice is noticeably deeper as well. Poor lamb is quite immature for his age, but people treat him like he's older, then get irritated because he behaves, well, like an 11 year old...

Canadawet · 05/12/2018 08:47

How fast was this shooting up happening? I would show this growth chart to a GP, there could be some hormonal anomalies, not just puberty. Adrenals come to mind.

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