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Fun Way to Predict Your Child's Height



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While there is no exact formula for determining child's height since the parents' genes and how your child grew in the womb will influence growth in general, here is a popular formula for identifying a likely range for a child's adult height. 




Here is one way some doctors use:

1) Find the average of the parents' height by adding together the mother's and father's height (either in inches or centimeters) and dividing by 2.

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2) To calculate the height of a boy, add 2.5 inches (6.5 centimeters) to the average of the parents' height.  To calculate the height of a girl, subtract 2.5 inches (6.5 centimeters) to the average of the parents' height.

3) The resulting number is the "mid-parental height" for girls or boys.  The child's adult height can be expected to fall within a range of 4 inches (10 centimeters) less or more than the mid-parental height.

Using your family as an example: add your height in inches and your daughter's father's height in inches and your get 139 inches. Divide by two - that's 69.5 inches. since you have a girl, subtract 2 1/2 inches, which is 67 inches.  According to this formula, your daughter is likely to grow up to be around 5 feet 7.  She will likely be between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 11 inches. 

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As you can see, there is a very wide range for your daughter's expected height.  If you do everything you can to promote her good nutrition and health, you can help her grow to her full potential.

(information taken from fisher-price.com)