Baby Growth Chart: Track Your Baby’s Growth and Development

Baby Growth Chart: Track Your Baby’s Growth and Development

Your baby's growth will be recorded on a percentile chart. Over time, you and your healthcare provider will be able to see how your little one is doing. Use our charts to track your child's growth.

The centerpiece of your child's health record is the baby growth chart. Children who are growing at the expected rate and whose height or length and weight are pretty well matched are generally healthy. Your healthcare provider will track your baby's height and weight on a percentile chart such as the ones below. Over time, your provider will be able to see whether your baby is growing at the expected rate. This chart will help you follow your child's growth along with the healthcare provider.

As your provider will tell you, healthy children come in lots of different sizes and the band of what's considered "normal" growth is very wide. Many children, for example, shift their place on the growth chart at about 6 months as they start to reflect the build they've inherited from their family. Earlier, their growth reflected how they grew before birth and their nutrition in the first months. Breastfed babies are fatter in the first few months and relatively thinner later on in the first year than children fed exclusively with formula. And some families have fast-growing babies, while others have slow and steady gainers.

So keep these individual differences in mind as you follow your child's growth. The charts below show the average growth patterns of boys and girls. There is a wide range of what's normal. Use these charts to track your own baby's growth and bring any questions or concerns to your child's health care provider.

Click below to select a chart for your baby.

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The charts

LC 2/10/2016

Thank you for showing the percentile charts I wondered how they were judging my lil guy

Too muxh

Uma 1/30/2016

I am looking I to newborns and your site is making me read about 24 mo th olds growth charts. Slow down please.

My Chubby Baby

1/29/2016

My son is 3 months old and 15 pounds. Happy and healthy

Big boy

1/29/2016

My son has been In the 80th percentile since his 1 month check up. Always above average height and weight for his age. Right now he'll be 9 months old in a week and is 23 lbs. All his doctors said wow he's one healthy boy, lol.

good to know

Ali 1/24/2016

i always love to compare to make sure my baby is growing properly.

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