By regularly measuring your child’s height, it is very easy to follow the growth in length and the development of weight. At home you can enter the values on a measuring stick. With this percentile calculator you can easily see the growth development of your child.
During the preventive examinations (check-ups), your pediatrician will enter the measured data in a somatogram (percentile curves). On this table you can compare your child’s values with the standard values for height and weight at the relevant age. Up to the age of two years, measurements are taken while lying down, then while standing. This explains why the growth curves all have a small bend at this point – we are slightly smaller when standing than when lying down.