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Baby's Measurements, Explained

It tells doctors that baby's brain is developing correctly.

Average at birth: 14 inches

3 months: 16 inches

6 months: 17 inches

12 months: 18 inches

All measurements are on average.

It tells doctors that baby's bones are growing properly.

Average at birth: 20 inches

3 months: 24 inches

6 months: 26 inches

12 months: 29 inches

All measurements are on average.

It tells doctors that baby is eating enough.

Average at birth: 7.5 pounds

3 months: 12 pounds

6 months: 16 pounds

12 months: 22 pounds

All measurements are on average.

Originally published in the December 2008 issue of American Baby magazine.

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