Physical Development

Your toddler's physical development is amazing to watch. Here you'll learn what to expect ? from running to jumping to grasping a pencil. Plus, we'll also tell you how your toddler ranks on height and weight charts compared to his peers.

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5 Things to Consider Before Your Kid Does Growth Hormone Therapy

Since my 3-year-old son is shorter than 99 percent of boys his age, the doctor recommended growth hormones. Here’s what I discovered about the therapy.
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8 Important Ways Sleep Helps Your Child Grow

Geek out with this fascinating look at your child’s brain and body on a good night’s sleep. 
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Milestones: Red Flags to Watch For at 12 to 18 Months

Your baby is growing into a toddler! Here’s what you can expect to see and when you should talk to a doctor.
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When Your Child Is Skinny

At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.
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More Physical Development

Age-by-Age Guide to Your Kid's Height and Weight Growth

Curious about your kid's development? Follow our age-by-age growth guide to see the average height and weight your child should have as he grows from baby to big kid.
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All About Toddler Growth Spurts

How can you tell whether your toddler is growing properly, and is there anything you can do to help? Here's the lowdown on toddler growth spurts in girls and boys. 
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Chris Hemsworth Had the Best Response When His Daughter Demanded a Penis

Celebrity dad Chris Hemsworth's 4-year-old daughter is a little jealous of some equipment her two brothers have.