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#1 my4beautifulboys

Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

Hi, Last night I measured my children on the same height chart that my was used for my brother and I, our grandmother bought it for us - so it is quite special. I am a twin, I was always quite abit taller than my brother up until we reached about 15, then he shot away from me. Its interesting though as my DS 7 is almost the same height as me at age 9! and he is now taller than my brother at age 9.

It seems like we we re both quite little for our age, as I would call my DS 7 quite average height really.

#2 Polly Esther

Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

What's your question OP?  original.gif

If you're wondering if your son is tall, how tall is he?

My daughter is 7 at the end of July and about 124cm.

#3 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

I was taller than my brother at one stage, he's a year older than me.

Kids have gotten a lot taller overall since I was a kid. I have met a 9 year old that was almost as tall as me at the time, she was about an inch smaller at 5"6. At 9.

#4 Carmen02

Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

My 7yr old DS is 123cms....his 8 in august. My DD is 9 and i havent had her measured in a long time but shes defiently around 150cm always been tall for her age

#5 my4beautifulboys

Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

DS is 125cm, I thought it just seemed funny that he is about 5 cms taller than my brother and I was at age 9! It does seem that children are getting taller now.

#6 Polly Esther

Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

I think they tend to get taller as years go on.

Everyone goes on about Napoleon Bonaparte being short for example, but at the time, he was about an average height for a man at 5'6''. Nowadays I'd say men are closer to 5'11" or something to be considered average.

I was tall as a kid... but I stopped growing at 12 so am now a short adult. lol.

#7 my4beautifulboys

Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Yes I think that generations are getting slightly taller, alot of it does depend on family genes though. Neither DH or I are tall and none of my family are really that tall, just average really. Perhaps DS will finish growing long before we did, as i think my brother was a late grower,  so thats why he that bit taller now compared to us.

#8 brazen

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

emelia has been taller than ryan at the same age for a few years now. i'm surprised i don't get asked if they are twins more often, as she's only a cm or 2 shorter than him!  
i think she will be the tallest of the 3 as an adult.

#9 Isolabella

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE (my3beautifulboys @ 08/04/2012, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes I think that generations are getting slightly taller, alot of it does depend on family genes though. Neither DH or I are tall and none of my family are really that tall, just average really. Perhaps DS will finish growing long before we did, as i think my brother was a late grower,  so thats why he that bit taller now compared to us.



From a family of short genes we are at the short end of the pond.

At 150cm I am still shorter then my 5ft mother. My brother is the same height as my father (5ft 7.5" and has been the male height for the past 5 generations).

DS1 is a shortie. 6.5yrs and now 110cm.

DS2 is 22m younger and is 107cm... so he is the 'tall' one for us.

Also adult height can be very different. My sister was taken to a year 12 formal as she was the only female the guy knew who was shorter then him (My sister is 5ft3). A year later he was a 6ft4 bouncer at a club. He had his growth spurt at 18yrs.



#10 vanessa71

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (my3beautifulboys @ 08/04/2012, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DS is 125cm, I thought it just seemed funny that he is about 5 cms taller than my brother and I was at age 9! It does seem that children are getting taller now.


My DD was 7 in February and she was last measured at the end of last year, she was 132cm. I don't think your DS is particularly tall, maybe you and your brother were a little short? If your DS is about 5cm taller, that would have made you and your brother 120cm at age 9, DD was 118cm at 5.

Generations are definitely getting taller, I think it would be weird for them to suddently get smaller. My mum is 158cm tall, I was that height at 9, I am now 177cm and have been since I was 13. DD's predicted height is 185cm.



#11 UpsyDaisy

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

My girls are 16 months apart - 4.5yo and almost 6 yo. They are the exact same weight and height. It has been this way for at least 18 months, it's almost a little freaky. DD#1 hops on the scales at the pead. and reads 15.05kg, then DD#2 hops on scales and she is also exactly 15.05kg. Same with there height - exactly the same.

FWIW - My 7 yo DS is rather tall. At 7 yo he was 129cm and 20.5kg.

Edited by UpsyDaisy, 10 April 2012 - 08:44 PM.


#12 Snagglepussed

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

My 7yo DD (8 in Nov) is 135cm.

She is taller than her sister at the same age - who is now 10 and 155cm!!! So I breed them tall!






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