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No. You can read more about growth charts here. Here's a quotation about their creation: The 2006 WHO growth curves for children are based on data from the WHO MGRS, a study conducted during 1997--2003 in six sites: Pelotas, Brazil; Accra, Ghana; Delhi, India; Oslo, Norway; Muscat, Oman; and Davis, California (12). The criteria for selection of the ...


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As mentioned in your comments, perhaps giving her a high-protein snack pre-bedtime. An egg maybe or even a protein shake. You could make a pretty awesome high-protein, pre-bedtime smoothie with peanut or almond butter, yogurt and/or milk and a fruit of some kind. We know that eating protein helps to sort of stave off hunger by increasing the hormone ...


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I am a language developmentalist and at 18 months of age I would expect an 18 month old child to have between 6 and 20 words of speech. You have to bear in mind that development does not proceed at the same rate in all children and that 18 months is still very, very young. As long as her understanding of spoken language is improving then that is all that ...


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The first question is: when is it right to give advice? The second question is: what qualifications must you have to give advice when it's needed? In most circumstances, it's not wise to give any advice to people who have not asked for it. If the recipient doesn't think they need it, they aren't going to listen to it anyway. All the advice giver will do is ...


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Well, I suppose they're entitled to give advice, but unless they have worked with children long-term, like a nanny or a teacher, or are highly credentialed, like a child psychologist, no one will pay them any attention. The reason is kids have a sort of "honeymoon period," that a babysitting experience isn't long enough to trigger. They manage to behave ...


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Has she always been clumsy? I'm not a doctor, but the first thing that comes to my mind is a potential issue with her balance organs, in the ears. There are methods to test for that. There are simple physiotherapeutical manoeuvres to get rid of any disturbing material in all the loops of the ear, which might resolve it if that's the problem in the first ...


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Looking at her diet it is actually too healthy! Children should get half their calories from fat, and have high protein levels as well. They should get their veggies to be sure, but stoke her up on high energy, long-lasting stuff that "sticks to your ribs" as my grandfather said. Chuck some cheeseburgers and fries her way! Good dairy fats are something easy ...


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I would only purchase what is needed now, for a number of reasons. The rate of a child's growth is not linear. The child might take stay at size 5 for 8 months then be at size 8 2 months later. Or the feet might not grow but the child gets taller. What you like now you (or the child) might not like in 6 months. My home had far too much kid stuff ...


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Babies are born with flatfeet. Per the Univeristy of Maryland Medical Center, eighty percent of children will develop an arch between the ages of 3 and 10 years. The remaining 20 percent will likely have flatfeet. One or both feet may be affected. A foot is flat if the arch of the foot touches or nearly touches the floor when the child stands. A wet ...


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With our three we have noticed that every time they get clumsy they have a growth spurt, so much so that for the youngest one a day of clumsiness is enough warning for us to get the next size box of her elder sister's old clothes down from the attic in preparation. As their bodies undergo size changes it takes time for their brains to release accurate ...


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Certainly. The genes matter. If I compare my kid's growth with American's I'll never consider my kid as a normal kid in weight and height! There is where the role of local government comes. And, we should follow this because when they prepare such charts, they take utmost care and derive data from a lot of research and zillions of evidences. I'd rather ...


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Start by explaining to her that who she is and what she does are not the same thing. Just because two people are fire fighters, for example, does not mean they are the same people. They can think and act very differently, like very different things, and generally behave very differently when they aren't working. Once the concepts of "who you are" and ...


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According to some research of "American Academy of Pediatrics", under the title of "BABIES AND TODDLERS SHOULD LEARN FROM PLAY, NOT SCREENS", those are the key findings: Many video programs for infants and toddlers are marketed as “educational,” yet evidence does not support this. Quality programs are educational for children only if they understand the ...


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Absolutely yes, 100%. Main reason being, everybody has been a child, and thus has a unique perspective on how to deal with children. Doesn't make them an expert by any means, but it's one of the few things I think everybody can have a valid opinion on. I know some very wise people who haven't had kids. Does it mean it's going to be 'good' advice? Or the ...


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I think your daughter is simply working incomplete information -- she has analytical ability beyond her age, but the insufficient information to base her analysis on. Ask her questions -- a lot. "Why do people need to pick a career", "How long does it take to learn". This will help you understand where the knowledge gaps are so you can fill them in. Use ...


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It is known that the composition of breast milk changes over time, to account for different nutrition needs when the baby grows up. I think that is the reason behind different formula milk types for different ages. But: Considering that you should start supplementing milk with solid foods after a few months (ask two different doctors when to start this, ...


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I found that my kids were not great at telling me when shoes were to small and I did find that they made big jumps, so I wouldn't buy all the sizes together. I also found that Target and Costco often have sales on shoes for young ones, so I wouldn't worry about not being able to find shoes when needed. I also pass down shoes through children. As they get ...


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I have exceedingly flat feet. For as long as I can remember until about 16 I had all my shoes built up with orthotics - which for a teenager being limited to "real" shoes rather than sneakers was a pain. I also had regular physiotherapy appointments and was meant to carry that through in my day to day life. I then tried to take care with the footwear I ...


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It truly depends on the age of the child in question. Newborns will go through growth spurts every few weeks. From toddlerhood through early adolescence growth spurts occur every few months (every child is different, but it can range from 3 to 9 months in frequency). The most noticeable growth occurs at puberty Growth spurts will continue to occur in most ...


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This is obviously an old question now, but I'd add vision issues to the list of possible causes. Good vision is more than just clarity of sight - I had issues with eye teaming (getting both eyes to focus on the same spot in three-dimensional space) as a kid, and have seen clumsiness as a symptom before. Doing an eye checkup with an eye doctor that does ...


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Children with ear infections or fluid in the ears often are more "clumsy" than others. The hearing mechanism houses the semicircular canals that are so important for balance. Ear infections are often called "the silent illness" because fluid can be present with no pain or other symptoms. So sometimes, poorer balance is the only indicator of a problem. ...


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If she's blessed with advanced intellect, she'll be also blessed with wits to deal with any issue! That's what I think. Many kids are advanced but then over the period of time, they become otherwise okay. She's intelligent and mature as you say and thus I believe that she will take it positively if you make her understand the system that everything happens ...


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Is a never-been-married person entitled to give marriage advice? Is a young man who hasn't entered the work force entitled to give career advice? Is a female virgin entitled to give pregnancy advice? Yes, we live in a free country (for now) and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But it seems like you're real question is, "How do I make them respect ...


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Short answer: Yes, you can give parenting advice without having children. Having children doesn't automatically make someone a good parent - and not having children doesn't mean you'd make a bad parent. Having children does however provide a way for the recipient to assess how much weight to give their opinion (they're unlikely to have much credibility if ...


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Well, almost by definition a chin up bar will affect his physical development -- that's the point, right? It affects it in a positive way. If it is set at the right height and proper supervision is given so that he doesn't try any "creative" means of using the chin up bar (yes, we've all been there and have found our own ways of doing things which we no ...


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I would first try to find out what brought this on. It could be something trivial, like the teacher telling kids they'll talk about what they want to be, and other kids immediately chiming in with: "a firefighter! a doctor! an astronaut!" In other words, try to find out if the fear is really a deep anxiety about life in general, or a small anxiety about not ...


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The manufacturer's information should have instructions, but based on what I remember from ours, if you set it so his knees are slightly bent when he sits down in it and the seat part no longer supports him if he stands up, it should be good (photo looks like you've got it right). I've also heard (from my sis whose baby just turned one) the toe thing is ...


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Does he have a favorite blanket or quilt to lie on and be photographed from above while the bears lies next to him? It would be obvious he's not standing up, of course, but if the blanket is his must-have companion then it's nice to have in the picture anyway. An alternative is to find a picture of you from your childhood are replicate it. My mother-in-law ...


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I think it's a fantastic idea to have recurring photos of the kids where the location remains the same. Especially in the first 2 years, changes happen so fast... I have lots of photos but I have neglected the opportunity you mention. At this age, your son can probably sit still for a few moments, so you should be able to sit him somewhere and snap a ...


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Realistically, toddlers will not need every size of shoe. The difference between whole numbered sizes is only 1/3 inch, and half-sizes are only 1/6 of an inch different, so little you might not even notice the difference, especially depending on the type and fit of the shoe, one of the reasons some shoes (eg: flip flops, crocs, rain boots, etc) are often ...



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