What is growth?
Growth is defined as the process of developing or increasing in size. Physical growth means, increases in height and weight and other body changes that happen as kids mature.
A child’s brain grows the most during the first five years of life, reaching 90 percent of its final size. Growth also affects different parts of the body at different rates; the head almost reaches its entire size by age 1
How Doctors can help in Child’s growth?
Your child’s doctor can be a valuable resource when you have questions and concerns about your child’s health.
Beginning in infancy, parents should take their children to doctor for regular check-ups and vaccinations. During these check-ups, the doctor will record height and weight and will compare with that of other kids the same age on a growth chart.
Role of parents in the child’s growth:
Parents can do a few things to help ensure that their child grows and develops normally. Take care of the following things properly:
- Proper Sleep: Sleep patterns vary by different factors. But mostly, kids need an average of 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night. Sleep helps the body to grow properly.
- Proper nutrition: A balanced diet which is full of essential vitamins and minerals will help kids reach their full growth potential. Kids should eat a healthy and balanced diet as it helps in proper growth of the child. So, taking care of your child’s diet is of the utmost importance.
- Proper Exercising habit: Parents should make sure that their children exercise regularly. Enjoyable activities like bicycling, hiking, skating, sports that will motivate kids to get moving will promote good health and fitness. Also, this will help them maintain a healthy weight.
- Proper communication: The importance of communication is known to all of us. So, always talk to your child and also listen to them carefully. Also, this will help your child to grow smooth.
Parents always worry about their child’s growth and development, no matter what. Taking proper care of the above mentioned, will help you as a parent and will definitely give you the best outcomes.
A word from SuperActive Kids:
If you have more concerns, talk to your doctor. The doctor will help you examine your child, he will ask questions about your family history and if needed, will order tests to see if there’s a medical condition affecting growth.