Normal Growth

Normal Growth

Toddler measuring himself with a drawn ruler on a wall.

What is considered a normal growth rate?

Normal growth is grouped in a range
that pediatricians use to see how a child is growing. Here are some average height and
weight ranges, based on growth charts developed by the CDC:

Age Height – Females

(in inches)

Height – Males

(in inches)

Weight – Females

(in pounds)

Weight – Males

(in pounds)

1

27 to 31

28 to 32

15 to 20

17 to 21

2

31.5 to 36

32 to 37

22 to 32

24 to 34

3

34.5 to 40

35.5 to 40.5

26 to 38

26 to 38

4

37 to 42.5

37.5 to 43

28 to 44

30 to 44

6

42 to 49

42 to 49

36 to 60

36 to 60

8

47 to 54

47 to 54

44 to 80

46 to 78

10

50 to 59

50.5 to 59

54 to 106

54 to 102

12

55 to 64

54 to 63.5

68 to 136

66 to 130

14

59 to 67.5

59 to 69.5

84 to 160

84 to 160

16

60 to 68

63 to 73

94 to 172

104 to 186

18

60 to 68.5

65 to 74

100 to 178

116 to 202

A child may be growing, but his or
her growth pattern may not fit the normal pattern. And this is OK. Ultimately, the child
should grow to normal height by adulthood. If you think your child or teen is not
growing properly, always talk with your child’s healthcare provider.