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Ang Liit Ng Anak Ko! Doctor Shares Signs That Tell You Your Child Isn't Growing

How do you know if your child's height and weight is normal for his or her age?
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Parents, most especially moms, are always worrying whether their  kids are growing enough or growing normally for their age. By age two, the rate of growth decreases and the child builds more muscles. Thus, a healthy child should continue to grow at a steady pace when supported with good nutrition, adequate sleep, and exercise.

In a live session presented by SmartParenting.com.ph, Dr. Jun Dimaano, Jr. and celebrity mom Melissa Ricks join host Riki Flo in answering parents’ most pressing questions about their child’s development. They also gave a reminder about the importance of measuring the growth of their child (in terms of height and weight) at least once a month during the first five years. “These are very important indicators of the health of the child,” Dr. Dimaano shares.

Watch the live session! Just click the photo below.

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The talk covers various topics from picky eating, to the way genes affect a child’s growth, to the signs you need to watch out for if your child is not growing at a normal pace.

“Aside from the obvious na medyo delayed ang growth niya compared to his peers, minsan hindi mo ito mapapansin especially kung walang sakit ang bata. One of the indirect ways is by looking at the appetite and also the behavioral manifestations such as picky eating,” says Dr. Dimaano.

To know the other signs, and to understand whether your child’s growth is on the right track, catch their talk at the new Smart Parenting Events page. Watch, learn, and connect with other moms by clicking here.

View more webinars and stay updated on upcoming events on our Smart Parenting Events page. Just visit www.smartparenting.com.ph/online-events.


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