Normal Height 18-month-old Girl Born Prematurely?
Tonight, I want to ask, My daughter is 18 months old at the moment her height is 78cm. At birth she was premature 35 weeks, weighing 2.4kg and height 49cm. Is my child’s height normal at this time? Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The most ideal height for children aged 18 months, or 1 year 6 months is around 81 cm. However, this figure is not complicated because there are many factors that affect a child's height, such as nutrient intake, heredity, and many more.
So, to assess whether the height is still within the ideal range or not, a range value is used, which for 18 months, the normal range is at 78-83 cm. Seeing from this result, your child may appear to be at the lower limit of the normal value. But also note that he was born prematurely, and that means, his actual age should be reduced from when he should have been born. That way, his age should be easier a few weeks than 18 months, and if that's the case, the height of 78 cm should be quite ideal for him.
Regardless of the current height is normal, continue to control the height and weight gain at the posyandu, health center or pediatrician, so that it can be immediately identified if there are certain abnormalities and treated immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.