Height Calculator - Child Height Predictor
Do you want to know your child's height when he is adult? Try this Children's Adult Height calculator for boys and girls, which predicts the height of your child in the future based on child and parents data. Select the child's gender (boy or girl) and age, to the closest half year. Enter the child's weight and height. Enter the mother's and father's height. Click on Calculate for the estimated adult height.
Children Height Growth Prediction
A child's height is controlled by the genetics but the genetic height is not an absolute. It gives us a range and the exact height of your child would depend upon many other factors like nutrition, stress and general health status.
There's no definite way to predict a child's adult height precisely. However, some formulas can provide an estimate for child growth. Here's a popular example:
- Add the mother's height and the father's height in either inches or centimeters.
- Add 5 inches (13 centimeters) for boys or subtract 5 inches (13 centimeters) for girls.
- Divide by two.
Most children will reach an adult height within 4 inches (10 centimeters) of this estimation. The average height for each sex within a population varies significantly, with men being usually taller than women. Women ordinarily reach their greatest height at a younger age than men, because puberty generally occurs earlier in women than in men. Vertical growth stops when the long bones stop growing long.
A child's height based on parental heights is subject to regression toward the mean, which means that extremely tall or short parents are likely to have correspondingly taller or shorter offspring, but their offspring will also likely be closer to average height than the parents themselves. Children grow fastest as infants and toddlers, tapering to a slowly declining rate, and then during the puberty there is another growth spurt, a rapid rise to a second maxima, which occours at around 11-12 years for female, and 13-14 years for male. The puberty growth spurt is followed by a steady decline to zero. On average, female height doesn't grow after 15 or 16 years age, whereas the male growth continues for approximately 3 more years, till about 18-20 years of age.
You can use of child height prediction calculator above to find out the approximate height of your boy or girl child as an adult.