Live Chat - Is your child lagging behind in growth? Find out from an ExpertARCHIVED
Aug 03, 2017 | 3 : 00 PM to 4 : 30 PM
As a mom, it is natural to be concerned about your child’s growth and development. But before you begin an anxious journey, it is important to familiarize yourself with some basics: What is growth? What do you need to know about it? How can you monitor the growth of your child, and lastly, when do you need to act?
But how do you monitor the growth?
Remember this: The time when your child is transiting from being a preschooler to becoming a school-going child (and a few years after that, say from 3 to 9 years) is the time to watch your child’s growth closely. This is when your child is learning to explore emotional separation, and is alternating between stubborn behaviour and cheerful compliance! Right?
There is a lot going on inside-outside... and so it is all the more important for your child to feel physically confident and for that to happen – healthy growth is a must! So it is important to monitor your child’s growth. That does not mean you have to keep a track of every gram gained or lost! It simply means that you need to get “growth-smart”. Start by understanding what is the expected growth range from (3 to 9 years), what is okay in terms of growth and when do you need to take an expert intervention. For instance, in a 7 -9 years child an expected weight gain is 2 kg per year and 5 cm gain in height and a rate of growth less than 4 cm in a year would require evaluation.
If you are keen to know more, here's your chance:
REGISTER NOW for a LIVE CHAT with Dr VIPUL V SHANDILYA, and get "growth-smart" in 60 minutes.
What you stand to gain?
• Knowledge on 'how to monitor your child’s growth"; "when to start worrying"; "how to ensure maximum growth during your child's growth spurts" and so on.
• Tips on how you can measure your child’s growth as per the age and when would you need an expert’s intervention.
• Learn from queries from parents with their growth concerns for their child and the solutions provided by the doctor.
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