WHAT DO “NORMAL” MILESTONES LOOK LIKE?
Generally, children reach certain height milestones at certain times, but these can vary. If you are concerned about your child’s growth, speak with his or her doctor.
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HOW DOCTORS MEASURE GROWTH
During office visits, your doctor measures your child’s growth and records it on a growth chart, a tool that compares your child’s growth to the growth of other children the same age.
Normal variations are measured in “percentiles.” For example, if your child is in the 5th percentile in height, that means that 95% of children are taller, but your child may still be in the normal range.
If your child's growth is not in the normal range, your doctor may do more tests. He or she may also refer you to a pediatric endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in growth disorders.