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How Tall is your 3.5 Year Old?

post #1 of 38
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Mine seems huge! But of course, I'm tiny (5 feet on a good day). She's 40.5 inches (3 feet 4.5in). She's grown 1 1/2 inches in 3 weeks. I can't keep up with her wardrobe, which mostly consists of hand-me-downs from cousins. She hasn't been eating more lately, less in fact. In the experience of those with more experience than I have, will this slow soon?
post #2 of 38
Last month when we measured him he was 42inches ( we had to get his passport) My DH is 5ft6 adn I am 5ft8. He has always been a good sized boy. My oldest is 15 1/2 and is already 6ft tall.
post #3 of 38
3 foot even but I am only 4'10" and dh is just 5'10"
post #4 of 38
My 3.4 year old is 44 inches tall. His dad is 6 foot 7 tho.:
post #5 of 38
My 3.5 year old is right under 40 in.....BUT my 2.5 year old is like 39 inches! Talk about being a tall girl! DH is 6 ft 5 but I am pretty short/average....They wear the same size now....its hard to keep up with clothes as well. I hope it slows down or I am going to have 8ft daughters!
post #6 of 38
Another tall girl here... my daughter is almost 40 " & she is 3 yrs. 3 mos.
post #7 of 38
Mine is 3.5 next week and is 38 inches and I thought that was tall
Everyone says he is huge.
post #8 of 38
40 inches and 39 months and weighs 35 lbs.
post #9 of 38
There is a site you can go to predict their adult height based on current age and height for my DD it predicts 5 foot 7.5 in(about her half-sister's height) if that helps since she is a similar height to yours.
post #10 of 38
My dd has just turned 3 and is 40 inches, so that doesn't seem huge to me.

My experience has been that my kids eat more before they grow and that when you notice that they are bigger, they've usually just finished the growth spurt and are eating less.

My mom and grandmother claimed too that kids tend to grow more near their birthdays and half birthdays. No idea if that's true, but it does seem to be what my kids are doing!
post #11 of 38
About 3 months ago he was 38 inches. I should measure him again.
post #12 of 38
My DD isn't quite 3.5 yet (3 years, 1.5 months), but she is 37" and 34 lb.
post #13 of 38
My son is 41 inches, 5 months shy of 4, and weighs about 38 lbs. I am average height (5'4"), the donor was tall.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by Destinye View Post
There is a site you can go to predict their adult height based on current age and height for my DD it predicts 5 foot 7.5 in(about her half-sister's height) if that helps since she is a similar height to yours.
I don't trust those sites for our family. The one I went to said that my 9 year old and my 3 1/2 year old would be the same height- and the 3 1/2 year old is inches taller than the 9 year old was at the same age, and DH is taller than XH (9 year old's dad.) We must grow funny or something.

To the OP, I must measure the mark on the wall tomorrow morning. The lights are all turned off.
post #15 of 38
I've got a tall one too - he just measured 43 1/4 inches and is 3.4 years old! He is also around 44 pounds and in size 13 shoes. I am ready for a slow down (just because of the $$ - clothes, shoes and food) but it seems doubtful. FYI, I'm 5'9 and DH is 6'4, so we are basically doomed. Here's a link to the growth charts: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/...cal_charts.htm which gives you a good idea of the range. Of course, we're way off the deep end, but it helps to predict growth.
post #16 of 38
I think she'll slow down. I think it's really hard to predict adult height based on those charts. I have one friend who was always super tall. She was the tallest in her class until 6th grade, then she just stopped. She's shorter than I am, so I'm guessing 5'6" which is pretty average for a woman.

My almost 9 year old was pretty tall at 3, 39 inches. But she just seems to be average height now.
post #17 of 38
He's 3 feet, 4 inches tall. He was exactly 3 1/2 years old last month.
post #18 of 38
The height predictors used to say that my oldest would be 5ft 9. My dh is 6 ft tall and I'm 5 ft 6, so having a 5 ft 9 son is unlikely. Then, when he got closer to 4, he took a big of a growth spurt. Now, that he's 6, the height predictors are saying "6 feet" based on his current height. For us, anyway, the toddler years were not consistent for growth. Both my boys went through periods in which they were short for their ages, followed by periods in which they were tall for their ages.
post #19 of 38
my ds wouldn't let me measure him, my 5 old dd would and she's only just over 39 in
post #20 of 38
i just got out the measuring tape and it looks like my just turned 3.5 yr old is about 38.5 or 39 inches. we didn't do a scientific measure or anything . i think shes's about average. i know bigger 3.5 yr olds and smaller ones, too.
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