Growth Spurt

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Growth Spurt

Postby ngl2010 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:33 am

Hi. I am concerned about DS's height. How to slow down the growth spurt? DS is 160 cm and 56 kg. He is 12 years old. In the past 1 year, he had grown 7 cm while usually was only 4 cm. I read that most growth for boys happens between 12 and 16 years old and they will keep growing until 20 years old. If DS keeps growing at the rate of 7 cm for the next 4 years and grow less than that in the years after that, he might be 190+ cm by the time he is 20 years old. I think it is too tall :nailbite: He would have problems finding clothes and shoes :faint: My family and DH's family have tall genes so I am really worried.

I don't encourage DS to swim or play basketball because it will increase his height. I heard weight lifting can stunt the growth in height but DS is not interested. What other exercises can stunt growth? :scratchhead:

His meal size is adult size now but he still drinks milk in the morning. Should I stop his milk? Should I halve his meals?

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby Funz » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:52 am

How tall is your hubby?

Growth is not linear nor gradual. That is why it is call spurts. They may grow a lot in 1 year then very little after that and suddenly shoot up again.

To have an idea of how tall your son may be, look at the father's height. In most cases, the son will be about +-10cm of the father's height.

Even if you son does hit 190+cm I think it should be ok for his generation. It seems easier to find big shoes and longer pants than the opposite these days. Clothes and pants seem to be getting longer. Or maybe I'm shrinking.

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby Song22 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:08 am

I am concerned about this too. DS is also 12, he is 156 cm, 44 kg. The other way round to ngl2010, I am concerned that he is too short as my DH is short. I keep asking him to jump and eat 田七 :oops:

Hope he keeps growing vertically :boogie:

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby ngl2010 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:20 am

Funz wrote:How tall is your hubby?

Growth is not linear nor gradual. That is why it is call spurts. They may grow a lot in 1 year then very little after that and suddenly shoot up again.

To have an idea of how tall your son may be, look at the father's height. In most cases, the son will be about +-10cm of the father's height.

Even if you son does hit 190+cm I think it should be ok for his generation. It seems easier to find big shoes and longer pants than the opposite these days. Clothes and pants seem to be getting longer. Or maybe I'm shrinking.

That is a relief :sweat: In that case, most likely his maximum height would be around 190 cm because DH is tall but not very very tall. My brother is 17 cm taller than my father so I guess that would be the maximum growth :)

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby BeContented » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:24 am

Haha. Either way, we worry.

DD (almost 12yo) is a year-end kid (right at the tail).....she's 157/8 cm & ~58kg. So I hope she grow a little more vertically. A number of her classmates are much taller at 165-173cm. The 173cm is a gal......

DS (13yo) is 160cm & ~52kg only. Have fed him 田七 a few times since last year....seen some gradual growth ~5cm over the year, but not enough leh......

But if we refer to their health booklet, both seem to be >90th percentile. So guess we can wait & see??

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby Song22 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:29 am

BeContented wrote:Haha. Either way, we worry.

DD is a year-end kid (right at the tail).....she's 157/8 cm & ~58kg. So I hope she grow a little more vertically. A number of her classmates are much taller at 165-173cm. The [u][u]173cm is a gal[/u][/u]......

DS is 160cm & ~52kg only. Have fed him 田七 a few times since last year....seen some gradual growth ~5cm over the year, but not enough leh......

But if we refer to their health booklet, both seem to be >90th percentile. So guess we can wait & see??


Wow, your dd is tall! And that gal of 173 cam :shock:
Ya, i guess this generation kids are taller. My dd is 11 and standing at 146cm, barely 40 kg :oops:

have yr ds "change voice"? Pimples?

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby BeContented » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:33 am

Song22 wrote:
BeContented wrote:Haha. Either way, we worry.

DD is a year-end kid (right at the tail).....she's 157/8 cm & ~58kg. So I hope she grow a little more vertically. A number of her classmates are much taller at 165-173cm. The 173cm is a gal......

DS is 160cm & ~52kg only. Have fed him 田七 a few times since last year....seen some gradual growth ~5cm over the year, but not enough leh......

But if we refer to their health booklet, both seem to be >90th percentile. So guess we can wait & see??


Wow, your dd is tall! And that gal of 173 cam :shock:
Ya, i guess this generation kids are taller. My dd is 11 and standing at 146cm, barely 40 kg :oops:

have yr ds "change voice"? Pimples?


Except a little darkening at the moustache area, nil signs......maybe slightly oily face, hardly any pimples.
On the contrary, DD has lotsa stuff showing up.....so I'm more worried for her as I suppose her time is running short :wink: IMO, 165-168cm would be a nice height.

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby ngl2010 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:39 am

Song22 wrote:have yr ds "change voice"? Pimples?

Does "change voice" and pimples an indication on whether the height growth spurt is starting or slowing down?

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby slmkhoo » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:45 am

I don't think you can do much. Unless you want to drastically reduce his nutrition in the hopes you can stunt his growth, I doubt there is anything else you can do. But some kids who grow early may also stop early. My family are all early growers and stoppers (and short!) - my husband and I reached our full height around 13-14yo, and so did both our daughters (much to their dismay). My girls are only 157 and 154cm respectively! My husband is 164 and I am 155cm. My younger daughter is especially sore that she hasn't even reached my height! The interesting thing is that my younger daughter was born bigger and was taller than her older sister at the same age all the way, then suddenly stopped growing at 13yo. I think it's all in the genes and you really can't do anything about it.

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Re: Growth Spurt

Postby fanren » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:49 pm

BeContented wrote:Haha. Either way, we worry.

DD (almost 12yo) is a year-end kid (right at the tail).....she's 157/8 cm & ~58kg. So I hope she grow a little more vertically. A number of her classmates are much taller at 165-173cm. The 173cm is a gal......

DS (13yo) is 160cm & ~52kg only. Have fed him 田七 a few times since last year....seen some gradual growth ~5cm over the year, but not enough leh......

But if we refer to their health booklet, both seem to be >90th percentile. So guess we can wait & see??


Hi
田七 I heard about it to grow taller, where did you buy and does it come in pills? how much? pls advise...I boiled peanut plant soup before for my elder son who is 12 this year but is a bit cumbersome leh, but will still do it ..thinking of alternating the options.... I short so worry lah....

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