A to Z: Failure to Thrive

A to Z: Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive refers to a child's inability to gain weight and grow as expected for kids of the same age and gender. Most diagnoses are made in the first few years of life.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts

Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts

Doctors use body mass index (BMI) measurements to assess a child's physical growth in relation to other kids the same age. Here's how to calculate BMI and understand what the numbers mean.

Your Child’s Development: 1 Year (12 Months)

Your Child’s Development: 1 Year (12 Months)

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a toddler is developing as expected. Here are some things your little one might be doing this month.

Your Child's Development: 15 Months

Your Child's Development: 15 Months

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a child is developing as expected. Here are some things your toddler may be doing this month.

Your Child’s Development: 1 Month

Your Child’s Development: 1 Month

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here are some things your baby may be doing this month.

Your Child’s Development: 2 Years (24 Months)

Your Child’s Development: 2 Years (24 Months)

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a child is developing as expected. Here are some things your toddler may be doing this month.

Your Child's Development: 2 Months

Your Child's Development: 2 Months

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here's what your baby may do this month.

Your Child’s Development: 2.5 Years (30 Months)

Your Child’s Development: 2.5 Years (30 Months)

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a child is developing as expected. Here are some things your toddler may be doing this month.

Your Child’s Development: 3-5 Days

Your Child’s Development: 3-5 Days

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here are some things your baby may be doing.

Your Child’s Development: 3 Years

Your Child’s Development: 3 Years

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a child is developing as expected. Here are some things your toddler may be doing.

Your Child’s Development: 4 Months

Your Child’s Development: 4 Months

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here are some things your baby might be doing this month.

Your Child's Development: 6 Months

Your Child's Development: 6 Months

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here are some things your baby might be doing this month.

Your Child's Development: 9 Months

Your Child's Development: 9 Months

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here are some things your baby might be doing this month.

Your Child's Development: Newborn

Your Child's Development: Newborn

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here are some things your baby may be doing this month.

Your Child's Development (Birth to 3 Years)

Your Child's Development (Birth to 3 Years)

Doctors use milestones to tell if a child is developing as expected. There's a wide range of what's considered normal, so some kids gain skills earlier or later than others. Here's what to expect as your child grows.

Dwarfism

Dwarfism

Dwarfism is a condition that is characterized by short stature. Many of the possible complications of dwarfism are treatable, so that people of short stature can lead healthy, active lives.

Failure to Thrive

Failure to Thrive

Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive” – they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.

Growth and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old

Growth and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old

You're in for a year of changes! Midway through this year, most babies are walking and starting to lose that "baby" look.

Your Baby's Growth: 1 Month

Your Baby's Growth: 1 Month

Put away those newborn clothes. This month your baby will grow at a surprising rate!

Your Baby's Growth: 4 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 4 Months

Your baby is growing in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.

Your Baby's Growth: 8 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 8 Months

Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds, and may even be crawling or cruising. Here's what to expect this month.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Does your child sometimes wake up crying in the middle of the night complaining of throbbing leg pain? It could be growing pains.

Your Newborn's Growth

Your Newborn's Growth

A newborn's growth and development is measured from the moment of birth. Find out if your baby's size is normal, and what to expect as your baby grows.

Your Baby's Growth: 10 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 10 Months

Your baby continues to grow at a rapid rate and may even be walking. All this activity and the foods your baby is eating affect growth and weight.

Your Baby's Growth: 11 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 11 Months

Your baby is continuing to grow at a rapid rate and may even be walking. All this activity and the foods your baby is eating affect growth and weight.

Your Baby's Growth: 12 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 12 Months

Your baby is continuing to grow at a rapid rate and may even be walking. All this activity and the foods your baby is eating affect growth and weight.

Growth and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old

Growth and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old

Kids entering puberty will undergo many changes in their developing bodies. Find out more about what to expect.

Growth and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old

Growth and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old

During the third year of life, toddlers are extremely active and mobile, and are learning in very physical ways.

Your Baby's Growth: 2 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 2 Months

Your baby continues to grow at a rapid pace. Here's what to expect this month.

Your Baby's Growth: 3 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 3 Months

This month, your baby will continue to grow quickly. Find out what to expect.

Growth and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old

Growth and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old

Kids who are 4 to 5 years old continue to learn in a very physical way, but are more focused than when they were younger.

Your Baby's Growth: 5 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 5 Months

Babies this age are growing in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.

Growth and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old

Growth and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old

As kids grow from grade-schoolers to preteens, there continues to be a wide range of "normal" as far as height, weight, and shape.

Your Baby's Growth: 6 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 6 Months

Babies this age are growing in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.

Your Baby's Growth: 7 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 7 Months

Your baby continues to grow in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.

Your Baby's Growth: 9 Months

Your Baby's Growth: 9 Months

Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds, and may even be walking. Here's what to expect this month.

Growth Charts

Growth Charts

Doctors use growth charts to figure out whether kids' height and weight measurements are "normal" and whether they're developing on track. Here are some facts about growth charts.

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