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Measuring Your Little One’s Height

Height measurements can be tricky.

Plenty of health calculators use height, weight or waist measurements to give an indication of how healthy you are. While weight, waist, etc. can be easy to check, measuring height can be slightly more challenging. Here is how you can measure height for your child accurately.

 

How to measure height using a measuring tape

  1. Gather these items - a pencil, a measuring tape or ruler, and a small box or hard cover book.
  2. Find the right spot in your house where you can make your child stand on a flat floor surface against a wall. Avoid standing on rugs or carpets, you need a hard floor like concrete, wood or tile.
  3. Take off any shoes, socks, or slippers, and ask your child to stand barefoot against the wall.
  4. Take off any headgear like a headband, hat or a ponytail that you daughter might be wearing. The hair should be flat.
  5. Make the child stand with the feet together, against the wall as straight as possible, with the head, back, shoulders and heels touching the wall completely. Ask the child to tuck in the chin and look absolutely straight ahead.
  6. Place the box or book on the head and against the wall without tilting, as parallel to the floor.
  7. Using the pencil, make a mark below the box or book where it meets the wall.
  8. Using the inch tape, measure the distance between the pencil mark and the floor. This is the height of your child. You can either measure directly in centimetres, or in inches and feet.

 

Converting inches to centimetres

If you have measured in inches, here is how you can convert to centimetres.

1 inch = 2.5 cms.

1 foot = 12 inches.

So 1 foot = 12 * 2.5 = 30 cms.

Thus,

2 feet= 60 cms

3 feet = 90 cms

4 feet = 120 cms

 

In this manner, you can easily calculate the height and use it to plot on height and weight charts.

 

Feet and Inches

Centimeters

1 feet 0 inches

30.48 cm

1 feet 1 inches

33.02 cm

1 feet 2 inches

35.56 cm

1 feet 3 inches

38.1 cm

1 feet 4 inches

40.64 cm

1 feet 5 inches

43.18 cm

1 feet 6 inches

45.72 cm

1 feet 7 inches

48.26 cm

1 feet 8 inches

50.8 cm

1 feet 9 inches

53.34 cm

1 feet 10 inches

55.88 cm

1 feet 11 inches

58.42 cm

2 feet 0 inches

60.96 cm

2 feet 1 inches

63.5 cm

2 feet 2 inches

66.04 cm

2 feet 3 inches

68.58 cm

2 feet 4 inches

71.12 cm

2 feet 5 inches

73.66 cm

2 feet 6 inches

76.2 cm

2 feet 7 inches

78.74 cm

2 feet 8 inches

81.28 cm

2 feet 9 inches

83.82 cm

2 feet 10 inches

86.36 cm

2 feet 11 inches

88.9 cm

3 feet 0 inches

91.44 cm

3 feet 1 inches

93.98 cm

3 feet 2 inches

96.52 cm

3 feet 3 inches

99.06 cm

3 feet 4 inches

101.6 cm

3 feet 5 inches

104.14 cm

3 feet 6 inches

106.68 cm

3 feet 7 inches

109.22 cm

3 feet 8 inches

111.76 cm

3 feet 9 inches

114.3 cm

3 feet 10 inches

116.84 cm

3 feet 11 inches

119.38 cm

4 feet 0 inches

121.92 cm

4 feet 1 inches

124.46 cm

4 feet 2 inches

127.0 cm

4 feet 3 inches

129.54 cm

4 feet 4 inches

132.08 cm

4 feet 5 inches

134.62 cm

4 feet 6 inches

137.16 cm

4 feet 7 inches

139.7 cm

4 feet 8 inches

142.24 cm

4 feet 9 inches

144.78 cm

4 feet 10 inches

147.32 cm

4 feet 11 inches

149.86 cm

5 feet 0 inches

152.4 cm

5 feet 1 inches

154.94 cm

5 feet 2 inches

157.48 cm

5 feet 3 inches

160.02 cm

5 feet 4 inches

162.56 cm

5 feet 5 inches

165.1 cm

5 feet 6 inches

167.64 cm

5 feet 7 inches

170.18 cm

5 feet 8 inches

172.72 cm

5 feet 9 inches

175.26 cm

5 feet 10 inches

177.8 cm

5 feet 11 inches

180.34 cm

6 feet 0 inches

182.88 cm

6 feet 1 inches

185.42 cm

6 feet 2 inches

187.96 cm

6 feet 3 inches

190.5 cm

6 feet 4 inches

193.04 cm

6 feet 5 inches

195.58 cm

6 feet 6 inches

198.12 cm

6 feet 7 inches

200.66 cm

6 feet 8 inches

203.2 cm

6 feet 9 inches

205.74 cm

6 feet 10 inches

208.28 cm

6 feet 11 inches

210.82 cm

 

Did you want to enter your child’s height on the Growth Tracker? Click here to go to the Growth Tracker on the Android app.

 

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Read: Height And Weight Chart: An Easy Tool to Monitor Your Child’s Health

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