A healthy weight and height for children differs based on a number of factors, including gender and years or months of age. The University of Michigan suggests that the percentile a child falls into is not so important; rather, pay attention to whether the child is following a steady growth curve.
The average height of a three-year-old male is between 36.5 and 38.6 inches, while the average height for a female is between 36 and 38.1 inches, according to BabyCenter. The average weight for a male of that age is 29.5 to 34.3 pounds, and a female is 28.4 to 33.4 pounds.
The weight and height laws for a car seat vary by state, but Mississippi requires booster seats for children under 57 inches tall or 65 pounds, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Some states legislate restrictions concerning when children must ride in rear-facing, front-facing or
The average height of a child who is two years old is 31 inches. By the time a child is two, he should weigh around 28.4 pounds.
Disabled-World.com states that the average height of a twelve-year-old male is about 58 to 62 inches and the average height of a twelve-year-old female is 60 to 63 inches. These height amounts are shared for children thirteen years of age.
People use height and weight tables to check if they are in the right weight range for their age, height and gender. Height and weight measurements help diagnose potential health problems such as obesity and delayed brain development in children.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BMI for children can be calculated by dividing the child's weight by their height squared. When using U.S. systems of measurement (ounces and inches), the result must then be multiplied by 703.
In general, a good weight-to-height ratio, or BMI for body mass index, is agreed to be between 18.5 and 25 for adults if following a standard BMI formula. There is no one good BMI, according to MedicalNewsToday.com.
A weight and height chart helps to asses a person's body mass index and to gauge body fat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A body mass index is also known as a BMI.
To use a height and weight chart, find your height in the left-hand column of the chart, according to Rush University Medical Center. Moving to the right in the same row, find your weight. The heading at the top of the chart identifies your weight class: normal, overweight or obese.