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Growth is, along with learning, the essential determinant of health and wellbeing in a child. In year 1, it is all about the food, milk initially and then the introduction of solids when appropriate.

In the years thereafter nutrition remains vital, but the growth hormone, IGF-1 and thyroid, as well as good health become integral parts of growth. Monitoring height and weight are essential to ensure appropriate growth (not too big or too small!).

As a rule of thumb:

Girls height = (dad’s height -13cm) + mom’s height / 2

Boys height = (Mom’s height + 13cm) + dad’s height / 2

Growth Conditions