Weight and Height of Toddlers – From 12 to 24 Months
- Video : The Ideal Height & Weight Chart for Toddlers (From 12 to 24 Months)
- What Is a Toddler Growth Chart and How Does It Work?
- Height and Weight Chart for Toddlers
- How Fast Do Toddlers Grow?
- How to Help Your Child Maintain a Healthy Weight and Height
- When Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Weight?
- Reasons Why Your Toddler May Be Bigger or Smaller Than His/Her Peers
A baby brings immense joy in a family. When you have a baby, you take care of his every little need and prioritise his happiness over everything else. We know you take care of your little one in the best way possible, but to ensure that your toddler grows up properly and meets his milestones in time, you should keep note of his height and weight. Genetic factors, environment, nationality, ethnicity, age, race, gender are some factors that decide the height and weight of a child, but not completely. However, you can take note of these factors and monitor your child’s height and weight to identify any health problems. This would help you in ensuring optimum nutrition for your child.
Video : The Ideal Height & Weight Chart for Toddlers (From 12 to 24 Months)
What Is a Toddler Growth Chart and How Does It Work?
Toddler growth charts are the best tools to track a child’s growth and development. They indicate the growth in weight, height and head circumferences which is an indicator of healthy development of the brain. These growth charts show the average height, weight, and head circumferences that should be achieved per month and help the paediatrician assess if the child’s growth is on track.
Height and Weight Chart for Toddlers
Below are the two charts to give you information regarding the average height and weight of toddlers (from 12 months to 24 months). This chart would give you a quick peek into the well-being of your child.
Average Height and Weight of a Toddler Girl
The following height and weight chart gives information about the average height and weight a toddler girl should have at different months.
|12||20.4 lb (9.2 kg)||29.2” (74.1 cm)|
|13||21.0 lb (9.5 kg)||29.6” (75.1 cm)|
|14||21.5 lb (9.7 kg)||30.1” (76.4 cm)|
|15||22.0 lb (9.9 kg)||30.6” (77.7 cm)|
|16||22.5 lb (10.2 kg)||30.9” (78.4 cm)|
|17||23.0 lb (10.4 kg)||31.4” (79.7 cm)|
|18||23.4 lb (10.6 kg)||31.8” (80.7 cm)|
|19||23.9 lb (10.8 kg)||32.2” (81.7 cm)|
|20||24.4 lb (11.0 kg)||32.6” (82.8 cm)|
|21||24.9 lb (11.3 kg)||32.9” (83.5 cm)|
|22||25.4 lb (11.5 kg)||33.4” (84.8 cm)|
|23||25.9 lb (11.7 kg)||33.5” (85.1 cm)|
|24||26.2 lb (11.8 kg)||34.1” (86.5 cm)|
Average Height and Weight of a Toddler Boy
The following height and weight chart gives information about the average height and weight a toddler boy should have at different months.
|12||21.3 lb (9.6 kg)||29.8” (75.7 cm)|
|13||21.8 lb (9.9 kg)||30.3” (76.9 cm)|
|14||22.3 lb (10.1 kg)||30.7” (77.9 cm)|
|15||22.7 lb (10.3 kg)||31.2” (79.2 cm)|
|16||23.2 lb (10.5 kg)||31.6” (80.2 cm)|
|17||23.7 lb (10.7 kg)||32.0” (81.2 cm)|
|18||24.1 lb (10.7 kg)||32.4” (82.2 cm)|
|19||24.6 lb (10.9 kg)||32.8” (83.3 cm)|
|20||25.0 lb (11.2 kg)||33.1” (84.0 cm)|
|21||25.5 lb (11.5 kg)||33.5” (85.0 cm)|
|22||25.9 lb (11.7 kg)||33.9” (86.1 cm)|
|23||26.3 lb (11.9 kg)||34.2” (86.8 cm)|
|24||26.8 lb (12.1 kg)||34.6” (87.8 cm)|
How Fast Do Toddlers Grow?
While they continue to get stronger and able to do many things, the rate of growth in toddlers reduces during this year. They grow at a slow, but steady rate. Toddlers generally gain an average of 5 pounds during this periods and grow about 4-5 inches.
How to Help Your Child Maintain a Healthy Weight and Height
To ensure that your child is growing properly and is gaining weight, you can always use the height and weight calculator. This would give you an idea of the average weight and height of a toddler. Keep a tab of the weight of toddler in kgs or lbs and the average height of toddler in cms or inch for later considerations. Record your child’s height and weight every month so that your paediatrician gets an idea of your child’s growth pattern. He will be able to find out your child’s body mass index (BMI). This would assist him in deciding what is best for your toddler. Here are some ways you can maintain a healthy weight and height of your child:
- Breastfeed your child at least until he turns a year old.
- Once he turns six months old, you can start giving him healthy foods like fruits and vegetables in pureed form.
- Indulge your child in physical activities. Play with him; exercise with him, or take him for a stroll in a park.
- Allow your toddler to eat until he’s full but don’t force him to eat.
- Limit screen time for your toddler.
When Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Weight?
You shouldn’t worry about where your toddler begins on the growth chart. It will be a matter of concern if your child suddenly gains or reduces weight. For example, if they are on the 85th percentile for a few years and suddenly drop to the 65th percentile. Or if they are on the 30th percentile and suddenly reach the 50th percentile. So, in short, if they gain or lose a significant amount of weight, then it’s time to get them checked at the paediatrician’s.
Reasons Why Your Toddler May Be Bigger or Smaller Than His/Her Peers
There are a couple of reasons your toddler may be bigger or smaller than their peers, which are as follows:
Your toddler may inherit their height from you and your partner or maybe from someone in the previous generation.
2. Thyroid Issues
The thyroid releases chemicals which are responsible for bone growth. Hyperthroidism causes the body to produce this chemicals in lower levels which affect growth.
3. Growth Hormone Issues
Some children may have either too much or too less of the growth hormone, which results in the child either putting on too much weight or too less weight.
4. Systemic Illnesses
When a child is ill, it affects their ability to grow, as the body focusses on fighting the illness. The child may even reduce to eat during an illness.
You want the best for your toddler, don’t you? So, keep track of his height and weight. If his growth and development take place in the right manner, he will stay healthy and happy. And by tracking his height and weight, you will also be able to ensure that he gets the right amount of nutrition!