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Estimating Your Child’s Adult Height

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Clint built Roy and his little cousin, Arlo, growth charts for their birthdays this year. He made them out of thin, well oiled cross-sections of tree (cedar?), with wood-burned numbers. They can be taken on and off the wall, so moving to different rooms or homes isn’t a problem. Roy will share his with Vera eventually. We’ll give each kid a side.

Thought I’d show it off along with the Mayo Clinic’s information on predicting a child’s adult height.

Two formulas:

  • Add the mother’s height and the father’s height.
  • Add 5 inches for boys, or subtract 5 inches for girls.
  • Divide by two.

“Most children will reach an adult height within 4 inches of this estimation,” the site says.

Or: Double his or her height at age 2.

The first formula has Roy at 5’9″. The second has him at 6’1.”

Hard to imagine either. Then again, it’s hard to believe he was the one we were bathing on the sink just two years ago.

Working on Birth Story: Part Two. Promise. It’s really hard to organize my thoughts in this newborn haze.

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