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Growth Charts

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Growth Charts

Popular with parents all over the world, growth charts allow you to track the height of your child as they reach milestone ages and key moments in their life – from their first day at nursery, to their last day in reception and the starting date of secondary school.

One of the most common questions we get asked is what age growth charts should be used to, and the answer is largely up to you. Some parents choose to finish their growth tracking at secondary school, others continue to mark their charts right up to the day their child reaches a height and stays there, So, how can you include a growth chart as part of you home decorating, and how useful are they in terms of understanding the development of your child?

The top uses of growth charts


Growth charts are widely regarded as a nostalgic addition to the home – allowing a family to look back on the growth stages of their children, and compared the height of siblings as they reached different ages and milestones in their life.

As time goes on, these charts become treasured possessions which parents like to keep as a reminder – and yet they do actually have some important uses beyond being a nice memento as your child grows. For one thing, they allow you to track the growth of your child in line with the expectation for their age – ensuring that they are developing at the right rate and are healthy. Another use is to understand the correlation between their height and their weight, with many more modern charts covering off different pieces of information with space for the weight of your child at each stage, their head circumference and their BMI.

How to make your growth chart fit with your home


We often talk about DIY home decorations and ways to make things you own, and in the case of growth charts this is something that has been going on for many years – with parents and homeowners often turning a simple doorframe into a growth chart with wobbly pencil lines and comments about their child’s name, age and overall height.

TOP TIP: The market is now full of growth charts which can be purchased and stuck to a suitable wall, but if you choose to go down the more traditional route of using a door frame, make sure it is one you can easily remove or else risk having to leave it behind if you ever move.
In terms of the growth charts now available on the market to buy, finding something to do the job which will still look good in your home is no mean feat – after all, who really wants a lifesize chart stuck up on the wall in their kitchen or living space?

As such, we recommend finding the back of a door for the placement of your growth chart – and decorating it with a border of painted handprints, signatures as they develop over time, and even photographs of your children as they grow up. This will turn a boring chart into something more engaging and more in tune with the overall development of your children – both in their physicality and their personality.

TOP TIP: When you put your chart up, make sure the bottom of the measuring scale sits flat on the floor for the most accurate reading possible.
The best growth charts can be found in children’s stores and department stores, with some GP’s and doctor surgeries also able to provide more health related ones.

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