Owning the ideal height will be a favorable condition to help children succeed more easily in the future life. So how to increase height for children is something that many parents are very interested in.
Experts said that in order to help their children improve their height, parents need to have basic knowledge about this issue, especially the period of outstanding growth in order to take measures to promote the child’s maximum development.
Specifically, there are two golden periods in which a child’s height grows the most, the first 1000 days of life and puberty.
The first 1000 days of life
The first 1000 days of life are counted from the time the baby is conceived until 24 months of age. In the first year, a child can grow from 25 cm, and the next 2 years increase 10 cm per year. The first 1000 days of life is a period that determines 60% of the child’s ability to grow in height in the future.
After 2 years of age, the child’s growth rate will decrease and only increase by about 6.2 cm per year, bone density also increases by about 1% a year.
However, if at this stage children have the right nutrition to support their height growth, it will be a premise for children to develop during puberty.
Puberty is counted from 10 to 15 years of age, this is a period characterized by tremendous growth in both muscle as well as skeleton and sexual function.
The rate of growth and height growth is rapid, which can increase from 10cm per year in girls at the age of 10 and gradually increase until reaching 15cm per year at the age of 12.
For boys, the growth rate is 10cm per year at the age of 12 and reaches a maximum of 15cm per year until the age of 14. Then the growth rate will decrease gradually at the age of 15 in girls and 17 years in boys.
Puberty determines 23% of the average adult height. Bone size and bone mass and mineral density in each bone increase by about 4% per year from age 8 through adolescence.
Experts also added that, if parents know how to grasp the golden period of development, feeding their children more calcium-containing foods, they can help their children improve their height better.
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