How many growth spurts does a child usually go through, and are there common age ranges when they go through their growth spurts? At what age do children usually stop growing?

  • It seems like I'm buying new shoes for my son every 4 months! He just turned 3 and he's in a toddler's 10 already. If he grows into his feet he's going to beggar me!
    – Darwy
    May 14, 2011 at 22:16

3 Answers 3


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 young adults through their early twenties, however they will be relatively infrequent and irregular.

Not sure when they'll stop, end of puberty maybe, but I've been told (and it seems to hold up) that they'll hit a growth spurt about every 6-9 months.


As per @cabbey's answer it seems to be a bit over six months for the first few years at least. My 10 year old seems to have slowed a bit: maybe 10 month between his last couple.

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