# Your question: What is the ideal percentile for babies?

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## Do baby percentiles matter?

A healthy child can fall anywhere on the chart. A lower or higher percentile doesn‘t mean there is something wrong with your baby. Regardless of whether your child is in the 95th or 15th percentile, what matters is that she or he is growing at a consistent rate over time.

## Is 10th percentile good for babies?

What is considered a “normal” percentile range? Don’t be concerned if your baby is above or below average — a healthy baby can come in any size, no matter whether that’s in the 90th or 10th percentile.

## Is 15th percentile good?

There is a wide range for what is considered “normal.” Just because your child is in the 15th percentile for weight (meaning 85 out of 100 children weigh more), this number rarely means your child is sick, you are not feeding your child enough, or your breast milk is not enough for your baby.

## What does 7th percentile mean for babies?

The higher the percentile number, the bigger a child is compared with other kids of the same age and gender, whether it’s for height or weight. The lower the percentile number, the smaller the child is.

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## Do baby percentiles predict height?

A child’s height at age 2 may be predictive of final adult height. … The percentile compares a child’s height with that of other children the same age. For example, a child on the 50th percentile for height would be taller than half and shorter than half of other children his or her age.

## What percentile should baby be at 37 weeks?

These babies have birth weight below the 10th percentile. This means they are smaller than many other babies of the same gestational age. Many babies normally weigh more than 5 pounds, 13 ounces by the 37th week of pregnancy. Babies born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces are considered low birth weight.

## What is considered failure to thrive in infants?

Infants or children who fail to thrive have a height, weight and head circumference that do not match standard growth charts. The person’s weight falls lower than the third percentile (as outlined in standard growth charts) or 20 percent below the ideal weight for their height.

## Can you overfeed a breastfed baby?

Do not worry about feeding your baby whenever either of you wants to. You cannot overfeed a breastfed baby, and your baby will not become spoiled or demanding if you feed them whenever they’re hungry or need comfort.

## What percentile should a baby’s head circumference?

Data Table of Infant Head Circumference-for-age Charts

Age (in months) 3rd Percentile Head Circumference (in centimeters) 50th Percentile Head Circumference (in centimeters)
31.48762 35.81367
0.5 33.25006 37.19361
1.5 35.78126 39.20743
2.5 37.5588 40.65233

## What is normal growth percentile?

A normal rate of growth means the child’s growth points closely follow a percentile line on the chart. We usually don’t worry about insufficient (or excessive) growth until a child’s growth rate has crossed at least two percentile lines (e.g., from above the 90th percentile to below the 50th).

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