The normal heart rate for a child varies depending on the age of the child. MedlinePlus reports that newborns have a resting heart rate of 70 to 190 beats per minute, whereas children ages 1 to 2 have a resting heart rate of 80 to 130 beats per minute.
The normal heart rate for a child decreases as the child ages, according to MedlinePlus. For children ages 3 to 4, a heart rate of 80 to 120 beats is normal. Older children, ages 7 to 9, have heart rates of 70 to 110 beats per minute. All children over the age of 10 are measured according to adult standards or 60 to 100 beats per minute.