# You asked: Can you tell if your child will be tall?

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## How do I know if my child will be tall?

What’s the best way to predict a child’s adult height?

• Add the mother’s height and the father’s height in either inches or centimeters.
• Add 5 inches (13 centimeters) for boys or subtract 5 inches (13 centimeters) for girls.
• Divide by two.

## At what age is height predictive?

Doubling a child’s height at age 2 can provide an estimate of how tall that child will be in adulthood. (Boys are usually a little taller than that number and girls a little shorter.) That’s because by 2 most children have reached the growth chart percentile they will stay on as they grow.

## Does length at birth predict height?

The increase in adult weight per relative birth weight category was greatest for infants who were both heavy and long at birth. Conclusions: Birth length is perhaps a better predictor of adult height and weight than birth weight, and should be considered as a possible risk factor for adult morbidity and mortality.

## How can I help my kid grow taller?

1. Sleep. In the short term, a lack of sleep will not affect your child’s growth. …
2. Exercise. …
3. Nutrition. …
4. Inculcate a regular sleeping time. …
5. Smaller frequent nutritious meals.
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## Is 5ft tall for a 10 year old?

Originally Answered: Is 5 foot tall for a 10-year-old? Yes, that is very tall for both sexes. This may be caused by either precocious (early) puberty or both parents being extremely tall (mother above 6 foot, father above 6′4).

## Does height come from Mom or Dad?

As a general rule of thumb, your height can be predicted based on how tall your parents are. If they are tall or short, then your own height is said to end up somewhere based on the average heights between your two parents. Genes aren’t the sole predictor of a person’s height.

## How can you tell how big your baby will be?

For those of you who have a thing for math, here’s the equation: Birth weight (g) = gestational age (days) x (9.38 + 0.264 x fetal sex + 0.000233 x maternal height [cm] x maternal weight at 26.0 weeks [kg] + 4.62 x 3rd-trimester maternal weight gain rate [kg/d]] x [number of previous births + 1]).

## Do big feet mean a child will be tall?

Robert H. Shmerling of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In fact, there’s no reliable way to predict a teen’s ultimate height with any precision, according to Shmerling. So, while shoe size is a poor predictor of ultimate height, there is a relationship that exists between the two.