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Worried about your child's height? Here's expert advice...

Dr. Himani Khanna, Developmental Paediatrician


Aug 28, 2017 | 4 : 00 PM to 5 : 15 PM

We know that heredity plays a significant role – for instance, children born to tall parents tend to be tall; obesity may run in families and so on. These factors are not under our immediate control. What is in our hands though is to make the child reach his or her full genetic potential (and more) by taking care of the other factors.

So we know that it is important for a child to be physically active for maintaining growth. Exercise indirectly stimulates the secretion of the growth hormone (the chemical that promotes growth, particularly height. And so does nutrition. If you feel your child is lagging behind in height, supplementing your growing child’s diet is a good idea, especially if…



•       Your child has been diagnosed with nutritional deficiencies



•       Your child is a picky eater



•       You are a vegetarian family



•       Your child is super active



Did you know that between 3 years to 6 years, the height gain is approximately 3cm per year?



Tracking your child's height is the first important step... growth assessment requires accurate measurement.  Growth charts are separate for boys and girls.  You can follow any of the standard growth charts (age and sex appropriate). Each chart has percentile curves representing the cross-sectional distribution of weight in accordance with age, height in accordance with age, head circumference in accordance with age, weight in accordance with height and BMI in accordance with age.



For height, a stadiometer can be used for proper and accurate measurement of the height of the child. Child should be barefoot while measuring height. If height (in accordance with age) is below the 5th percentile it indicates chronic under-nutrition / stunting. It is important to monitor your child’s growth patterns for early detection of any growth disorder – and if your child does experience a growth delay, don’t panic! It is possible to help your child to catch up on lost growth.



If you are keen to know more, here's your chance:



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What you stand to gain?



•          Knowledge on 'how to help your child reach optimum height"; "when to start worrying" and so on.



•          Tips on how you can measure your child’s height as per his/her age



•          Learn from queries from parents with their growth concerns for their child and the solutions provided by the doctor.



So act now! Make a "growth-smart" decision and reach out to our expert on growth and development.



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meri beti ki hight 5"hai meri hight 4.11" and her father hight is 5.11" and my daughter is 14 years....

meri beti ki hight 5"hai meri hight 4.11" and her father hight is 5.11" and my daughter is 14 years 11months old oski hight increse kaise hogi?

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Madhumita, regular outdoor play , physical activity and healthy diet will help in regular height gain , however you may also consult a endrocrinologist for the same . 2017-08-28 16:01:44
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my grand daughters age is 1 year n height is 27 ".My daughters height is5 feet 2 inches n son in law....

my grand daughters age is 1 year n height is 27 ".My daughters height is5 feet 2 inches n son in laws height is 5 feet 10 inches.Is my grand daughter having correct growth?

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HiNeelam, your Grabddaughter's height at 1 year of age is normal so their is nothing to worry , may continue to keep her on healthy diet and regular physical activity for proper growth. 2017-08-28 16:04:13
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my child is ten months her dad is 5.6 and i m very short that is 4.11 she too look short from now.......

my child is ten months her dad is 5.6 and i m very short that is 4.11 she too look short from now... should i take necessary steps from now ... or when .. what are those steps ..pls

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Andrea, the height of a child is mostly dependent on the parents height , familial factors however environmental stimulation may help in physical growth of the child. Keep your child exposed to some sports activities in future and balanced diet and maintain a height cart to closely tract her growth. 2017-08-28 16:09:50
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Hi .My son is 2 years old and his height is 83 cm and weight is 10.5 kg.He is a picky eater and a s....

Hi .My son is 2 years old and his height is 83 cm and weight is 10.5 kg.He is a picky eater and a superactive child. i am really worried pls suggest something. All cognitive milestones are well achieved

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Kanika , your son's height for his age is in 10th to 25th centile which is normal so their is nothing to worry. 2017-08-28 16:12:52
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how can i know my child height is correct?give me weight &height measurement chart.

how can i know my child height is correct?give me weight &height measurement chart.

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hi Rupinder , you may refer to the CDC or WHO age appropriate growth charts for tracking the growth of your child. 2017-08-28 16:13:50
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hii mam meri daughter 5years ki hai n uski height 92" hai or meri height 5.2 and mere husband ki hei....

hii mam meri daughter 5years ki hai n uski height 92" hai or meri height 5.2 and mere husband ki height 5.6 hai....kya kru jisse iski height increase ho

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hi Megha , the height expected at 4 years is about 100 cm and your daughter's height seems to be less and shall recommend you to get her thoroughly examined and investigated by her pediatrician , get her growth plotted on growth charts if < 5th percentile than you must go for throughout checkup to rule out some hidden chronic illness as a cause for growth retardation. 2017-08-28 16:16:35
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my daughter is 7month old,and she is 7 kg in wt and 65cm in height.is it correct hright

my daughter is 7month old,and she is 7 kg in wt and 65cm in height.is it correct hright

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Hi Bijaylaxmikar , your child's weight and height is appropriate for her age, nothing to worry. 2017-08-28 16:17:34
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Hello Doctor,My son is 2 years 4 months old he is picky eater.His height is around 84 cms nd he's 12....

Hello Doctor,My son is 2 years 4 months old he is picky eater.His height is around 84 cms nd he's 12 kgs .what is his correct height nd weight ?

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Nafisa , Weight for age seems ok but height for age is less , also his weight for his height is ok. In this case we first need to know the parent's height as the child could be familiarly or constitutionally small. 2017-08-28 16:20:34
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meri betie 3 saal aur 9 months kie hai us kie height 68 hai aur weight 15 kg .kya isko koye problem....

meri betie 3 saal aur 9 months kie hai us kie height 68 hai aur weight 15 kg .kya isko koye problem hai.plz aur mujay bataya kie height kasay measure karay. aur wo achay se kuch b nhi khatie hai.mam jab se wo pada howe hai us waqat se us kya nail platlets b nhi hai.give me best suggestion plz mam .aur hamare shaadhi relation main howe hai.

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Safoora, first of all i need to know the height you mentioned is in inches or centimeters to be more clear to help you . YOu may however plot the growth of your child on a CDC / WHO growth chart appropriate for her age , in case she fall in parameters < 5th percentile than you need to consult a Pediatrician and if needed a Pediatric endocrinologist. 2017-08-28 16:23:48
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My daughter is 9years 6months old. She is. 4.4". I am 4.11"n my husband 5.6".Is she gain gud height....

My daughter is 9years 6months old. She is. 4.4". I am 4.11"n my husband 5.6".Is she gain gud height or not? She takes very less nutritional food also. Wat should I do for her.?

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Reena , the child's height is mostly dependent on the parents height and the environmental factors . Exposure to good physical sports , nutritional and balanced diet will help . You may also take an expert opinion from a Pediatric Endocrinologist for the same. 2017-08-28 16:26:55
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My daughter is 5+. She weighs 18 kgs and her height is 1 m. Can you please share a height weight rat....

My daughter is 5+. She weighs 18 kgs and her height is 1 m. Can you please share a height weight ratio chart for kids. Thank you.

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Amrita, visit the website www.cdc.govt/growthcharts for all the relevant growth Charts . 2017-08-28 16:28:23
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my first daughter is 11+ yrs with height of 57.5" second daughter is 10+ yrs with height of 49" and....

my first daughter is 11+ yrs with height of 57.5" second daughter is 10+ yrs with height of 49" and youngest daughter is 5+ yrs with height of 42". father is 5'3 mother is 5'4. how can i increase their height?

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Sonya , your elder daughter's height and youngest daughter's height is appropriate for their age however the 10 years old's height is less which could be familial however may consult your Pediatrician for a thorough evaluation. 2017-08-28 16:36:02
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hi,my daughter will be 6yrs next month...her weight is 15.8 kgs and height is 115cms...both me and m....

hi,my daughter will be 6yrs next month...her weight is 15.8 kgs and height is 115cms...both me and my husband are of average height...5.2ft and 5.7ft respectively...both our parental families are short... I would like to know what can I do to promote my daughters height to the maximum potential.

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Anandita , your daughter's height is appropriate for her age . No further intervention required , continue with giving her a balanced diet and good outdoor physical activity . 2017-08-28 16:39:17
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hi..mam.gudmrng.my son is 4yrs 1 mnth old.now he is LKG.he is very hyperactive.he is not listening o....

hi..mam.gudmrng.my son is 4yrs 1 mnth old.now he is LKG.he is very hyperactive.he is not listening our words.he always doing noty things.pushing,pulling,pinching.not only that.i dont know how to tell.but it is very difficult to manage him.finally what iam asking is, when wil the child brain wil be merchured?iam worried abt him.plz give me any suggestions mam.

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hi Gangalapudi, you may consult a developmental pediatrician or a psychologist to get counselling for you and your child to help you cope up with him and also to rule out symptoms of ADHD . 2017-08-28 16:41:31
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my son is not the height he must be according to his age

my son is not the height he must be according to his age

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hi Savitha, need to know his height age and parents height to be able to help you. 2017-08-28 16:42:15
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my daughter height is 103cm and she is 5 years 10 months old. any food times or excercise which can....

my daughter height is 103cm and she is 5 years 10 months old. any food times or excercise which can help her to increase her height

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Sudha, Outdoor sports , physical activity and sports with balanced diet will be helpful. 2017-08-28 16:45:50
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hii doctor!! my son is 4 yrs now and his height is only 87 cms....my height is 5 f & my husband's he....

hii doctor!! my son is 4 yrs now and his height is only 87 cms....my height is 5 f & my husband's height is 5.10....what should i do for this problem?

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi TUlika , your son's height is less than 5th percentile hence , you may get his thoroughly examined and investigated to rule out some underlying chronic cause for slow growth. 2017-08-28 16:49:09
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my daughter is 5 years old but since 2 year her height is not increasing at a normal rate which was....

my daughter is 5 years old but since 2 year her height is not increasing at a normal rate which was for first 3 years..she is very active kid and also quite choosy aboutfood ..kindly suggest

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Rajeshwar, your child needs to be examined and thoroughly investigated and also need to maintain a strict growth chart and in case of weight and height below the 5th percentile needs through evaluation. 2017-08-28 16:51:09
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Hello..my son's age is 3 years and 10 months.His height is 95cm.Though me and my husband are 5'2" &....

Hello..my son's age is 3 years and 10 months.His height is 95cm.Though me and my husband are 5'2" & 5'10" respectively yet we are concerned about our son's height. Pls suggest some way so that our son's height can be improved.

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Tania , your son's height for age is appropriate so there is nothing to worry 2017-08-28 16:51:58
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my daughter iz 14years $her height iz 4.9 how to increase her height

my daughter iz 14years $her height iz 4.9 how to increase her height

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Vrinda, Outdoor physical sports and a balanced diet will help in adequate growth.May also consult a Pediatric endocrinologist for the same. 2017-08-28 16:54:18
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hello doctor! my son is 1yr 3months pls mujhe bataiye ke main apne bache ko khane mein kya du agar m....

hello doctor! my son is 1yr 3months pls mujhe bataiye ke main apne bache ko khane mein kya du agar main travel kr rahi hu ya phir do teen Dino ke liye kahi tour pe jaun.hotel ka bana khana de Sakti hu?

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hi Manisha , take help from a dietitian on various recepies for travel. 2017-08-28 16:55:50
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my daughter is saanvi 7yrs nd she is just 4feet i am worried pls help i am 5feet my husband is 5.....

my daughter is saanvi 7yrs nd she is just 4feet i am worried pls help i am 5feet my husband is 5.10 she goes to swimming

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Ramya, your daughter's height is age appropriate, hence no intervention needed. 2017-08-28 16:57:14
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my daughter is 22 months old and son is 10 months old. my question is my height is 5 feet 4 inches a....

my daughter is 22 months old and son is 10 months old. my question is my height is 5 feet 4 inches and my husband height is 6 inches. i am worried about my childrens height. pls suggest me the diet or exercise to gain their height.

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Pooja , you may monitor your children height using standard growth charts in case they fall below 5th percentile need to consult your pediatrician . 2017-08-28 16:58:27
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My daughter is 95 cm and she is 2.8 years. Is she under normal height. Also both of us, my and my....

My daughter is 95 cm and she is 2.8 years. Is she under normal height. Also both of us, my and my hubby have good heights hence we are preassuming that our daughter will also have good height. Are we expecting something wrong? Else what we should do to ensure she grows well. We are using junior Bournvita as milk drink. Thank you so much madam in advance.

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Arika, as far as your daughter is growing normally need not worry however predicting future is not possible. May continue to give balanced diet and some physical sports for her. 2017-08-28 17:00:20
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my son heghit is 109c.m and his age is 5year8months.plz tell me his height is right or how to impro....

my son heghit is 109c.m and his age is 5year8months.plz tell me his height is right or how to improve ???

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Indu, your son's height for age is appropriate. 2017-08-28 17:01:02
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my son of 3, is a very picky eater. He is an active child but he does not like to eat. is pedia- su....

my son of 3, is a very picky eater. He is an active child but he does not like to eat. is pedia- sure, horlicks or Health Drink food for him?

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Yarusha, try to offer him various food to build his taste however may use supplements after consulting your doctor. 2017-08-28 17:02:17
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my daughter age is 10 and she is about 3 feet, my hieght is 5.6 and mom is 5.2, and we are veggie, n....

my daughter age is 10 and she is about 3 feet, my hieght is 5.6 and mom is 5.2, and we are veggie, need your advice to increase her height

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Rakesh , your daugter is 10 years or 10 months???? 2017-08-28 17:03:09
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hi doctor, my baby boy is 2 year's 3 months old. his height is 2 ft 10 inch is it perfect?

hi doctor, my baby boy is 2 year's 3 months old. his height is 2 ft 10 inch is it perfect?

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Hi Rakhimandal, your sons' height for age is appropriate. 2017-08-28 17:04:38
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my son 4yrs 9 months wt 13. 5 height 101 cms suggest me how to increase height

my son 4yrs 9 months wt 13. 5 height 101 cms suggest me how to increase height

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Dr Himani Khanna
Hi Sarika, you may get him examined and investigated thoroughly by your child's pediatrician to find the cause of delay. 2017-08-28 17:05:51
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Dr Himani Khanna
hi 2017-08-28 16:28:38
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My younger son is 3mnths old.He ws born IUGR wid weight 2kgs and height 18inches.Nw at 3mnths he is....

My younger son is 3mnths old.He ws born IUGR wid weight 2kgs and height 18inches.Nw at 3mnths he is 22.5inches and on 3rd percentile.He is gaining gud weight bt height is vry low.will he catch up his height in coming years??? what r the growth chances fr iugr babies??

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Manu , since your child was born IUGR he may have some impact on is growth , important information required in this case would be weather the child was symmetrical IUGR at birth or assymetrical IUGR and the later type have more chances to catch up growth over the period of infancy. 2017-08-28 16:31:00
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M 4.8 n my husband is 5.5. I hv a daughter n a son. My both kids are 4 to 5 inches shorter than thei....

M 4.8 n my husband is 5.5. I hv a daughter n a son. My both kids are 4 to 5 inches shorter than their age group kids. They both are fussy eater. Is there any medicine to increase height? plz rply as m vry concern for their height.

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Prity, the height is mostly dependent on the parentral height and the environmental factors. 2017-08-28 16:37:30
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Hello, my son is 3 years and 6 months olf. His height is 3'2" or 105.6 cm approx and weight is 16 kg....

Hello, my son is 3 years and 6 months olf. His height is 3'2" or 105.6 cm approx and weight is 16 kg.....I want to ask if his height and weight are good and if not then what can be done to increase it?

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Deepa , your son's height and weight both are age appropriate so there is nothing to worry. 2017-08-28 16:43:22
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Hello, my daughter will be of 7 years in December. Till now her Wight is 21kg n hight is 120cms. My....

Hello, my daughter will be of 7 years in December. Till now her Wight is 21kg n hight is 120cms. My hight is 5.6" & my husband is of 5.10". She is a fussy eater n super active girl, what should I do to increase in her hight before her menstrual starts.

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi Monika, your daughter's both height and weight are age appropraite. 2017-08-28 16:44:59
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My son is seven years old but i thought his height is not increase... He is so weak and digestion pr....

My son is seven years old but i thought his height is not increase... He is so weak and digestion problem also...... Mostly he surfers from cough & cold.... Plz suggest me wht i can do for him.... I m really worried abt his height

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Dr Himani Khanna
hi shanta , you may get your child thoroughly examined by his pediatrician to be able to find the cause for these symptoms. 2017-08-28 16:47:00
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i measured height in cm

i measured height in cm

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Hi Safoora, you get your child thoroughly examined and investigated as her height for her age is less , also may consult a pediatric neurologist. 2017-08-28 17:07:59

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