There is a wide range of normal heights during childhood. See below for examples* of normal height ranges at different ages.
2 Years of Age
Boys: About 32.0 to 37.0 inches
Girls: About 31.0 to 36.5 inches
5 Years of Age
For both boys and girls:
About 39.0 to 46.0 inches
10 Years of Age
Boys: About 49.5 to 60.0 inches
Girls: About 49.5 to 59.5 inches
15 Years of Age
Boys: Boys: About 61.0 to 72.5 inches
Girls: About 59.0 to 68.5 inches
*Examples use the 3rd and 97th percentiles for US children as the upper and lower limits of the normal range.
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How is growth measured?
Regular, accurate measurements of weight and height are an important part of a child's health care. In infancy, length and weight should be regularly checked at doctor visits. During early childhood, measurements are usually taken about twice each year, and more often if there is anything unusual about a child's growth.
To see if your child is growing normally, your doctor will compare your child's growth to other children of the same age and sex. Growth charts showing the averages and normal ranges for height, weight, weight-to-height ratio, and head size of children at different ages are used to check your child's growth over time.
Throughout a child's school years, it is helpful to collect accurate measurements at least once a year. Among the many ways to measure height and weight, doctors and nurses generally use an instrument called a stadiometer for accurate height measurements. A stadiometer is a carefully engineered device used to obtain accurate height measurements. A stadiometer typically has a vertical ruler with a sliding horizontal rod that is adjusted to rest on the top of the head.