Does anyone know where to find one of these on the internet?
Mar 25, '07
Google "Lulagram". I work with the nephew of Dr. Lula, who developed that chart.
Mar 25, '07
Hey I really appreciate it! I actually just remembered that I had a copy here. I was thinking yesterday when I had my twins at the park because we ran into other children the same age as mine and I thought they seemed rather "dwarfed" for their size. They have always been at the bottom percentile since they were born and I was getting paranoid that they "dropped off" the chart..but right there they were....at the bottom percentile.
My husband is very tall, but his mother, his sisters, and me are all unusually short...not so bad for my daughter if she ends up being tiny....but my son...that's another matter.
Too early to tell lifelong outcome anyway!
Mar 26, '07
You can sort of guess your child's adult height. If it is a boy, double the height he was at 2 1/2 years and at 2 years for a girl. The result is usually the adult height. As far as my experience in Peds, I've only seen this not work a handful of times. It is usually with in 1 inch of the final height. It is also listed as legitimate in my nursing and peds nurse practitioner books as well. I would be interesting in other people's experience with this.
Mar 28, '07
Both my girls were predicted to be tall according to growth charts, but then their pediatrician informed them that after starting to menstruate, they would probably only grow another 1-2 inches. So far, this has been true with my oldest. She was always the tallest in her class, even taller than the boys, but now at 18, she is 5'3".
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