Smaller or larger parents tend to have children who follow these growth patterns.
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Apart from the physical development, toddlers at years focus on learning more about themselves. This time can be frustrating, but also quite exciting as your child starts to develop the emotional, social and thinking skills they need to make sense of the world.
It is important to remember that these children are still babies and need plenty of guidance from their caregivers as well. Every child develops in their own unique way, so while you can predict the sequence of key milestones, it is impossible to tell when they will arrive. Toddlers are confident in their physical skills, but they may not have the control to know when to stop and test limits on physical activities. Parents need to watch closely and enforce limits to prevent injury. They should learn how to perform activities like jump, kick a ball or climb stairs if they have not already.
They may also be ready to learn how to dress and undress at this stage. Toddlers have difficulty understanding the difference between things that are real or imaginary, which means they will appreciate make-believe play. They may enjoy scribbling and drawing, but will not usually make pictures. They may also believe their parents can read their minds which can cause some confusion. Try naming things and practicing short sentences to facilitate this change. Your child should be able to say words clearly even if they do not use them properly.
By 3 they should be able to follow instructions without difficulty. Toddlers are starting to learn about relationships and developing a sense of empathy, but they may not yet be ready for sharing or controlling their impulses as they interact with others. They will enjoy playing with other children and mimicking adults as they learn how to better use these skills. Each child develops at their own pace so just because they are not at the developmental stage that is the same as others around them does not mean that there is necessarily something wrong.
If you find that there are warning signs that your child is missing developmental cues you can always speak to your doctor about your concerns. Potential problems include children who have a limp or do not run smoothly. If they cannot climb onto low furniture or stairs without difficulty or seem less active than children around them.
If your child throws frequent tantrums and does not speak clearly enough to let their caregiver know they need something, or do not appear to be trying to use words this is also a sign of difficulty. Watch to see if your child does not seem interested in interacting with adults or other children and appears to be in their own world much of the time or if they appear to lack the ability to feed themselves.
Toddlers are more active which means you will need to pay attention to keep them safe. Do not allow your child to go unsupervised when they are around water which could pose a drowning risk. Always ensure that your child is buckled in properly when in their car seat.
Watch when they are feeding themselves to ensure they will not choke and remove broken toys or small objects within their reach which pose a similar hazard. Also do not allow your child to hold hot food or drinks that could spill and cause a burn. If you employ a child care provider, talk to them about what kind of food and drinks they serve and how much exercise the children get. If your child is a picky eater this is normal and can change. Rather than making a production out of it, offer bites to taste and avoid giving them excessive attention for bad behavior.
Limit television time and activities on electronic devices to hours a day and do not allow these devices in the bedroom. Instead encourage free play that helps to develop their motor skills. Playing in an interactive way will help your child learn how different things work.
Pediatric endocrinologists and others dealing with special populations may wish to use the format in set 3 for selected applications. Within each set, individual charts can be accessed by pointing to the associated URL. In addition, all charts in each set are combined into 3 summary files.
These summary files contain the individual charts from either set 1, set 2, or set 3, as described above. All individual CDC growth charts have an initial publication date of May 30, For various reasons, selected charts were modified after the initial publication date. Modifications were made to selected individual charts to correct or enhance particular aspects of the graphs. Where applicable, when individual charts were further modified, the date is indicated on each chart.
In all cases where individual charts were modified, the data points in the corresponding data file remain unchanged from the initial release on May 30, The individual growth charts for weight-for-length and weight-for-stature were modified because the smoothed percentile lines were incorrectly graphed on the grids that were initially published.
All individual growth charts may be viewed, downloaded, and printed in Adobe Acrobat. For routine viewing and printing, the individual charts are available as PDF dpi screen optimized files. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.
1. Average Height and Weight
The normal weight range for a 2-year-old depends on gender and the age in months, according to the growth charts provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At 24 months, boys can vary from 28 pounds in the 50th percentile to 35 pounds in the 97th percentile, and still fall . ZScore = ((Weight/M) L - 1) / (L * S) Weight percentiles are best interpreted with reference to height (see calculators for weight for heigth and BMI percentiles.) Percentile conversion from Z-Score is done by table look-up in the standard Normal Table. In most cases, boys weight measurements for this age group (2 year old) will lie within the range between and kgs. The average weight measurement for this age group boys is kgs, according to the CDC.