UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Pediatrics

Title: Growth parameters - corrected

Posted: 12/20/2013 by Jenny Guyther, MD (Updated: 9/27/2022)
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Please see below for the correct information.
 
Weight:
 
-Birth weight doubles by 4 months, triples by 12 months and quadruples by 24 months
 
-After age 2, normal weight gain averages 5 pounds per year until adolescence
 
Length:
 
-Birth length increases by 50% at 1 year
 
-Birth length doubles by 4 years and triples by 13 years
 
-After age 2, average height increases by 2 inches per year until adolescence