Printable: Growth charts for baby girls and boys

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Is my baby or preschooler growing okay? How do I know she's the right length and weight for her age? Clinics use growth charts to map a baby's growth up to 5 years. In South Africa, you would've received the Road to Health booklet or card with your baby's birth weight and length plotted on the graph. Remember to take this chart with you whenever you visit the clinic.

To understand growth charts a little better, read these articles:

Everybody is talking about the new royal prince's weight: a healthy 3,9kg. Is it enormous? It's big yes, but not extraordinary. Here we've plotted him on the WHO growth chart, placing him in the 85th percentile for newborn boys.

Royal prince's weight 3,9kg on growth chart

Here are the industry-standard World Health Organisation (WHO) growth charts you can download, print and track your child's development.

Girls

Length/height for age, 0-5 years

To download, click here: Growth chart lhfa for girls.

Weight for age, 0-5 years

To download, click here: Growth chart wfa for girls.

Weight for length, 0-2 years

To download, click here: Growth chart wfl for girls.

Boys

Length/height for age, 0-5 years

To download, click here: Growth chart lhfa for boys.

Weight for age, 0-5 years

To download, click here: Growth chart wfa for boys.

Weight for length, 0-2 years

To download, click here: Growth chart wfl for boys.

Source: World Health Organisation

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