How Do You Use a Measurement Chart for Kids?

A measurement chart for kids allows an adult to use a tape measure to determine height, with the child standing straight next to a flat wall, explains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results are then recorded on a measurement chart next to the child's age and weight.

Measurement charts with accurate physical features help with monitoring growth and nutritional status of a child, or with detecting growth abnormalities, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Heights are typically marked on a measurement chart posted on the wall behind the child, measuring to the nearest 1/8 inch.