Children

Growth in children (4-10 years)

Overview

Your little one may be attending nursery or school and you may have started noticing some signs that perhaps your child is not growing as they should. Have you started to notice that perhaps your child is not as tall as other children of the same age? Are they shorter than a younger sibling, or a sibling when they were the same age?

As a reference, from 4 years of age to puberty, their growth slows to about 5 cm per year.

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Calculate your child’s growth

Don’t wait to measure your child, it is important to keep track of your child’s growth in order to identify if there is a problem early on. We recommend measuring your child every 6 months, which is now easier with our simple to use growth calculator.

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Get prepared for talking to your doctor

If you are concerned about your child’s growth, don’t hesitate to speak with an HCP. They will be able to complete some measurements and investigate further if needed, potentially referring you on to a specialist. Here we can help you plan for both conversations.

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