Baby Growth Tool
Different children grow at different rates. With our baby growth tool based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO), you can monitor your baby’s growing weight compared to other babies their age.
Some children grow faster than others and what is considered ‘normal’ includes a wide spectrum. A baby growth chart tracks your child’s weight as it progresses over time so you see how your child is developing, but your doctor will also be familiar with charting your newborn’s developmental progression.
Please keep in mind that every baby develops at their own pace. Your child may reach developmental milestones earlier or later than average. If you do have any concerns, please consult your doctor for proper advice.
Charting your baby’s growth
This is usually done on a percentile scale that tracks your baby’s growth. If you feel the need, please raise any questions or concerns with your doctor.
It is perfectly normal to wonder about your baby’s growth, and compare it to other babies. This helpful growth tool tracks your child’s weight vs. age percentile.
Download here the charts from the World Health Organization:
How to use this tool?
This chart from the World Health Organization measures the average weight by age. To use the tool:
- Find your baby’s age at the bottom of the chart and draw a vertical line on the growth chart (from top to bottom).
- Find your baby’s weight on the right-hand side of the chart and draw a horizontal line (from left to right).
- Find the spot where these two lines intersect or cross each other.
- Find the curve that is closest to this spot and follow it up and to the right until you find the number that corresponds to your child’s percentile.
A baby on the 50th percentile is right in the middle of the normal range (50% of babies their age are lighter, and 50% are heavier). A baby on the 15th percentile weighs less than 85% of other babies of that age. A baby on the 97th percentile weights more than 97% of other babies that age.
This chart is for reference purposes only. The result does not necessarily mean your child is overweight or underweight and it is not a substitute for having a health care provider monitor your child’s growth at regularly scheduled exams. At these visits, your health care provider will determine whether your child is following a healthy growth pattern over time.