Growth And Development Of Children Aged 2 Years?
Good afternoon I want to ask, my child was born with 2.4 kg of bb, now aged 2 years 2 months the bb is 9.8 kg, head circumference 45cm, height 76cm, is that normal? Because compared to a 1-year-old child, my child is even smaller. From birth, the increase is not too much. My son is still breast milk until now, he also eats a little. What do you think my doctor fell for my child? Do I need to consult with the DAA? Thank you
Hello Cunil, thank you for asking.
Is your child born prematurely? Babies born prematurely do have a low birth weight and will have weight gain and height that is slightly below the normal curve. Babies born mature, can also be born with a low body weight (<2500 grams) due to various things. Generally, poor placental conditions, or maternal conditions (such as hypertension, severe hyperemesis gravidarum, or anemia) are the most common causes of low birth weight. This risk increases if the mother's age is too young or too old, pregnancy is too frequent, the distance between pregnancies is too close, and a history of previous pregnancy disorders.
Measurements of the child's growth must be adjusted to gender, age, weight, and height. Sometimes head circumference can also be used to measure a child's growth. Child growth measurements were adjusted using a chart adopted by IDAI from WHO. On the graph there are various curves. The curve in the middle, represents 50 percentiles, meaning that the curve represents the average normal growth of a child in general. If your child is far below or far above the normal curve, then the growth (nutritional status) can be said to be deficient or excessive.
Regarding its development, simply, you can observe whether your child's motor and communication skills are appropriate for his age. Often even though the child seems stunted growth, but it turns out good development.
We cannot determine whether your child is in normal nutritional status or not, without knowing his gender and birth history. Consult this matter with your pediatrician. The doctor will explain how your child's growth and development status is based on a normal chart. You can also ask what kind of food you should provide.
Thus my brief information, hopefully can be useful. Regards.