For the first few years after your child’s birth, there are a lot of physical and mental changes that your child will experience - It’s all part of your baby’s growth. But a lot of parents are unaware of what type of changes have to be expected at what age. If the growth is not as it is supposed to be then it’s better to take the required measures at the early stages.
So we present a baby growth chart with which you can assess your baby’s growth and development.
Here’s what you’ll have to measure:
1. Weight of your baby in Kgs: You can invest in an electronic weighing scale that is very accurate.
2. Height of your baby in cms: Parents usually tend to make their children stand with their backs touching the wall and their heads held straight, marking where the top of the head reaches. You can do this every month or so and track the progress.
3. Age of your baby in months
4. Circumference of your baby’s head in cm: You can measure this using a normal tape.
5. BMI in Kg/M2
You’re probably already familiar with all the parameters that are mentioned above and maybe the one thing that might not be so clear is the BMI. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a way of tying the height and weight together to provide a single number with which you can compare with. It can be calculated by taking the body mass and dividing it by square of the body height in meters.
For example - If the weight is 3 kgs, and the height is 49 cm,
49cm = 0.49m
BMI = 3/0.492 = 12 Kg/M2
This is a chart from World Health Organization (WHO). But if your child doesn’t come under the ideal BMI, do not worry, with the right nutrition and exercise, s/he will be the right weight for their age and height.