Most comprehensive Indian Baby Weight and Height Chart Calculator

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Indian Baby Weight and Height Chart Calculator

WHO baby growth tracker

How to read WHO weight and height charts

Indian Baby Weight & Height Chart Calculator – One of the most common concerns that we receive from parents is if their child gaining weight and height appropriately. What causes them most distress is when they see another child from their family or neighbourhood who appears to be growing much more in weight and height, more often weight.

In India, it is common to equate fat or chubby with healthy and lean weight with unhealthy specially in case of babies. We thought we will put to rest the concerns of parents with this article and baby growth calculator and explain how children across the world and in India grow in weight and height.

weight & height chart calculator

First of all, the commonly available growth charts by CDC are based on data for affluent babies in U.S.A., hence it is not right to compare your baby with those numbers. WHO provides charts which are more universal and we have used those to build these weight and height chart calculator and also to explain what the weight and height numbers mean and how to read those charts.

What to remember when checking weight and height chart of an infant:

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We will first have a look at the simplified charts given by WHO for infant girls and boys.

WHO weight & Height Charts for girls and boys

WHO weight chart for girls

WHO weight chart for girls

WHO weight chart for boys

WHO weight chart for boys

It is important to understand that this whole range is considered normal. Now, to know if your baby is growing optimally, your doctor will track baby’s weight from birth this now. If baby is following the curve s/he is thriving. If the baby falls off the charts, it is called failure to thrive.

Baby Weight and Height growth chart calculator

To aid you in calculating your baby’s growth chart, we developed this Baby Weight and Height growth chart calculator.

Baby Weight & Height Growth Chart Calculator helps you in tracking where your baby stands vis-a-vis WHO standards. This is an educational tool and these charts are only for reference and overall growth through a period is more important than baby’s weight or height at a particular point.

You can check how your baby is growing from this growth chart as defined by World Health Organization.
The charts are referenced from WHO.

How to read the weight and height charts?

When you use the baby weight and height growth chart calculators,the result shows you something like baby is in 50th percentile of weight or 95thpercentile of height.
You should see if your baby is following the chart. If you see that baby is falling off the charts, then you should consult the doctor.

This tool is only for educational purpose and there is no need to worry or lose your sleep if you baby seems to be in lower percentile. Each baby is different and follows her own growth curve. Growth also depends upon ethnicity, geography and most importantly heredity. So if one of the parents or both parents of a baby boy are short, he will be shorter as compared to another boy of same age whose parents are taller.

There will also be some highs and lows during the course of first 2 years. But if you see sudden drop in weight or height, say from 95th percentile to 25th percentile, refer to your doctor immediately as there could be some illness or other reason to this.

These percentiles are a way of showing how your baby is growing as compared to an average growth of other babies. The chart used here is provided by WHO.

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