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How Tall Will I Be?

How tall will I be?

Children grow about 5 centimetres each year between age 4 and the start of puberty.

We’re Not Exactly Sure

It is not possible to predict exactly how tall you will be until you stop growing, but there are a few things that can help us to guess.

One is how tall your family is – taller parents tend to have taller children, the same way that parents with blue eyes are more likely to have children with blue eyes.

The second important part is the timing of puberty.

Children who start puberty earlier may be taller in childhood, but they stop growing earlier. Some children have a growth spurt late and end up being an average height even though they were always small as children.

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If you are worried that you are growing too quickly or too slowly, you can talk to your doctor.

A few questions we are frequently asked:

How Tall Will I be?

By inheriting their parent’s genes, a child may typically grow to their average height. Environmental factors such as there are environmental factors wellness, activity, and nutrition also play a role. Children grow about 5 centimetres each year between age 4 and the start of puberty. It is not possible to predict exactly how tall a child will be until they stop growing, but there are a few things that can help us make a guess.

How fast will I grow?

How fast a child grows can vary, but generally, children grow about 5 cm (or 2 inches) per year on average. Factors that can affect height include wellness, levels of activity, and nutrition. Children, after puberty, typically have a growth spurt.

How Tall Should a 12-Year-Old Be?

We can only speak to national average heights here in North America, whereby a 12-year-old girl would be between 137 cm to 162 cm tall (4-1/2 to 5-1/3 feet). A 12-year-old boy should be between 137 cm to 160 cm tall (4-1/2 to 5-1/4 feet).

Can I still grow after puberty?

We can’t define a “normal” amount of growth; however, most kids, on average, will grow about 5 cm (or 2 inches) from the age of three until they start puberty. Puberty is a growth stage in which a child’s body goes through significant changes, and one of the features of puberty in most children is a measurable growth spurt.

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Dr. Kate Verbeeten

Dr Kate Verbeeten, MD, MPhil, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, studied Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children, Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, and Endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is involved in diabetes research and takes care of children with hormone disorders or concerns about growth and puberty.

Dr. Kate Verbeeten

Dr Kate Verbeeten, MD, MPhil, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, studied Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children, Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, and Endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is involved in diabetes research and takes care of children with hormone disorders or concerns about growth and puberty.

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