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  1. Indian Baby Height and Weight Chart Indian Height Weight Calculator for Adults

  2. Baby Growth Charts The baby growth charts (Baby Height and Weight Chart) give an indication of your baby’s maturity and development. The following measurements of the baby height and weight chart serves as a base-line for future development: • Head Circumference • Weight according to height • Weight according to age • Height according to age The routine measurements are inevitably compared to “the average” but you should not worry too much about this. The “average child” does not exist and only theoretical. So, the average baby height and weight chart is just an arithmetical calculation. All the babies grow and develop at their own pace.

  3. Significance of Baby Height and Weight Chart • The baby height and weight chart tell us about the overall physical health of the baby. • A steady weight gain signals that his food is being absorbed and the intake is sufficient. • Whereas, erratic or poor weight gain or weight loss indicates that the food is not being absorbed properly and the insufficient food intake. • Usually, all pediatricians give you the baby height and weight chart along with the vaccination chart for babies. You can keep it for the record.

  4. Factors Affecting Baby’s Height and Weight: • The calculation of baby height and weight chart depends on various factors. • Hereditary – Say, if you are heavy or tall, your baby is likely to be on a similar pattern and vice-versa. • Health During Pregnancy – If you are diabetic, the baby could be on the heavy side. Or if you suffer from kidney disease or chronic hypertension or had pre-eclampsia, or you used to smoke during pregnancy, your baby could have lightweight. • Premature Delivery – Women whose pregnancy is shorter than 40 weeks have a lighter baby. • Gender – Girls usually weigh slightly lighter than boys. Twins mostly weigh less than a single baby. After birth, it is normal for your baby to lose weight in the first few days. This is basically due to the baby’s adjustment to the new feeding requirements. After coming out from the womb, the babies must now process their own food and it will take a while for them to feed consistently. At this time the usual weight loss is about ten percent of the birth weight. Do not make much fuss about baby height and weight chart. When the baby settles into his feeding pattern after a few days, you can expect the weight to begin increasing again.

  5. How often should babies be weighed? • Up to 6 months of age – once a month • From 6 to 12 months – once in every two months • After 12 months – once in every three months It is important not to compare your baby height and weight chart to others of the same age. The most important criteria in assessing the progress of your baby are general well-being and happiness. If your baby is active, healthy, and happy, you don’t need to worry about measuring your baby regularly at home. Your baby’s doctor will do it for you when you will go for regular check-ups or vaccination visits. He will check and tell you the normal weight for baby and weight according to height in kg.

  6. Premature Baby Height and Weight Chart • Until premature baby turns one year old, you need to adjust the baby height and weight chart accordingly. Say, your baby is born at 36 weeks, start subtracting 4 weeks each time from his age while looking at baby height and weight chart.

  7. Average Baby Height and Weight Chart for Girls

  8. Average Baby Height and Weight Chart for Boys

  9. Indian Height Weight Calculator for Adults • You can make your own Indian Height Weight Chart for adults also according to the following Height Weight Calculator:

  10. Thanks for watching! • Disclaimer: These baby height and weight charts are average calculations. Baby height and weight chart vary with various factors. So, you need to consult your pediatrician for the accurate baby height and weight chart.