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average height for 8 yr old girl

post #1 of 34
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hi my daughter will be 9 in september and ev1 says she is small for her age. she is 4ft exactly and 3 and a half stone.
post #2 of 34
I know older smaller girls than your dd. Don't make the mistake of getting her hung up on her size. She seems absolutely normal. My dd is 7 and the tallest one in her class at the same height as your dd. She is about 6 inches taller than her two best friends. She doesn't like being that tall sometimes. But they're just all so different, you know? By the way, 9 is not too young to get a period. I got mine at 10, and I had nothing to show for it. I remember thinking, "Oh great, now I bet this means I'll never get boobs." But anyway, I guess you'll know if she keeps bleeding, right?
post #3 of 34
I'm sorry, I just realized she's 8, not 9, but I've still heard of 8-year-olds getting their periods.
post #4 of 34
So you know being that short is normal! I am 4'10" and I am an adult lol.
post #5 of 34
I was a very tiny kid... smallest in my class until I hit freshman year... I am not 5ft6 average...

I started getting my period at age 8 so it is not too early for her!
post #6 of 34
Thread Starter 

doctor said

well the doctor said she needs to grow hair and start developing breasts before she starts her periods.
post #7 of 34
I started my periods when I was 10 no boobs no hair nothing. That didn't happen untill I was 13. The same for my sister she's 15 and only just started with hair and boobs.
Everyone is different and I find that medical people often get too focused on the average.
post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by marie257
well the doctor said she needs to grow hair and start developing breasts before she starts her periods.
Well, the doctor really doesn't get to decide, does s/he? While it might be the more average course of development to get some hair and breasts first, every child is different.
post #9 of 34
first of all.. find a new doctor...
my dd8 wears a 6x... so talk about tiny... every child is different... and each child develops at a different pace...

i still say get a new doctor....
post #10 of 34
sorry... can someone tell me what 3 1/2 stone converts to in american? just wondering
post #11 of 34
14 pounds = 1 stone


And her Ped is very misinformed ... especially for a Doctor! I would find a new one... I had neither breasts nor hair when I started my monthly...
post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by mama2toomany
14 pounds = 1 stone


And her Ped is very misinformed ... especially for a Doctor! I would find a new one... I had neither breasts nor hair when I started my monthly...
So she is 48" and 49lbs? Sounds pretty proportional and not outside normal at all. We know at least three nine year olds who are shorter than DD (50") and several 7 year olds who are WAY shorter (so would probably be that height at 9).
post #13 of 34
yes I agree... i was a 62 pound 4ft 3 5th grader!!! her dd seems to be doing great if you ask me!!!
post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 

thanx

just wanted to say thanx for replies. i wanted to see if she was budding but she doesnt seem to be but my daughter said that when i had a feel to see if she was,her boobs ached. is there anyway of knowing when she will start to bud. she has had mood swings since she turned 8 last september. she keeps saying she wants her own life. she acts just like i did as a teenager.
post #15 of 34
Thread Starter 

what is...

dd by the way? been bugging me
post #16 of 34
In due time... Don't rush... All those awesome girlie things will happen.. and by the sounds of it.. sooner rather than later... your daughter will be a women soon enough... spend time hugging that little girl you still have!!!
post #17 of 34
dd= darling daughter... or dear daughter
post #18 of 34
Thread Starter 

thankyou

thats one thing i will do. we both like our cuddles. and to me she will always be my little girl
post #19 of 34
I normally lurk, but I wanted to chime in on this. I got my first period at 8, with no hair or boobs yet. Right now I'm *ahem* thirtysomething, 5' 0", with an "A" cup and very little body hair. I agree with the others, your daughter sounds normal to me. Can you talk with the women in the family as to what they were like at that age? It could be that her height and development are normal for her, given her genes.
post #20 of 34
The fact that she's bleeding at such a young age and stage in development would set up red flags. Is it possible she's trying to tell you she's being sexually abused?
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