2019-06-23

# How to calculate the height of your child

It's one of the most common questions a parent asks himself. But a certain answer does not exist, as there are several elements (including external) that affect the growth and therefore also the stature of a child.

Birth

At the time of birth, the average length of a child is generally about 50 cm for boys, and 48 cm for girls.

Its growth potential is determined by its genetic heritage, but its development also depends on the environment in which it lives, its diet and its physical activity.

In the first two years of the child's life, the height depends on the conditions he found in the mother's womb. This means that already during the 9 months of pregnancy, several factors may have influenced its development.

So how do you roughly calculate the height?

There is a mathematical formula for calculating its height in a rather approximate manner. If it is a male it is sufficient to add the height of the father and mother, add 13 and divide by 2. To the result obtained we subtract and then add 8. In this way you can obtain in an absolutely approximate way the minimum and maximum height within which the future stature of your child is included. In the case of the sissy, 13 is not added but subtracted.

Example: Daddy is 185 centimeters tall, Mommy is 170 centimeters tall. The calculation will then be: 185 170 = 355 13 = 368:2 = 184. If we go to subtract or add the 8 we will have then: 176 or 192.

Example: Daddy is 185 centimeters tall, Mommy is 170 centimeters tall. The calculation will then be: 185 170 = 355 - 13 = 342:2 = 171. If we go to subtract or add the 8 we will then have: 163 or 179.

Curiosities

Keep in mind that the difference in height between males and females in adulthood is about 13 centimeters.

Lucia Franco

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