Concern about height and weight

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Concern about height and weight

Postby sean wife » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:22 pm

Hi all,

Any idea where to go to check for concern about slow growth in terms of weight and height? My girls (turning 5 in Sep) are like 5th percentile on the growth chart and we are just wondering if we should be seeking medical advice…

Thanks….

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Re: Concern about height and weight

Postby jacsplace » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Hi sean wife,

Fifth percentile does seem to be low! You can check out Singapore Baby & Child Clinic. It's a big group with pediatricians who specialize in areas pertaining to children.

My daughter was also in one of the low percentiles, so we went to see their developmental specialist when my daughter was about two years old. She checked my daughter's developmental milestones and told us that our daughter was developing well. My daughter is now eight and still one of the smallest in her class. But she's intelligent, active, has a wonderful personality, a sharp mind and a healthy appetite. So we don't worry too much about her height and weight any more.

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