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  • Based on photos that Kris Aquino shared over the weekend on her social media accounts, her 13-year-old “bunso,” Bimby Yap, is now a 6-footer.


    “I didn’t shrink — my bunso just keeps growing taller,” the “Queen of All Media” wrote as caption to a photo of her standing behind Bimby. She also uploaded a photo with her two boys, and it looks like Bimby will soon reach his Kuya Josh’s height.

    According to Mayo Clinic, a child’s height is principally determined by his or her genetics. So, if both parents are tall, chances are their child will be tall. Other determinants, which account for around 30 percent, include controllable factors like your child’s nutritional diet, according to BabyCenter.

    Bimby’s dad, James Yap, stands at 6 feet and 2 inches, according to Spin.ph. In a separate post, Kris readily admits that DNA is a big factor, but she also thinks there is another reason for her son’s growth spurt.


    “Sagutin ko na in advance — yes, DNA is a big factor — but up to now, Bimb starts his day with a big glass of fresh milk with Milo, no longer something we endorse but kinalakihan ni Bimb,” she shares in the caption of a photo where Josh and Bimb are seen standing back-to-back.

    Kris adds that they are a family of “dedicated milk drinkers” — up to now she likes to drink “semi-skimmed, vitamin-enriched milk.”

    In the comments section, Kris revealed that Josh’s height is 6-foot-2. But she thinks Bimb will eventually outgrow his Kuya “because he’s really long and lean.”

    Can you predict your child’s height?

     There are a number of factors that determine a child’s height, but Mayo Clinic and HealthyChildren.org, the official website of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offer two methods for you to have the “best guess.”

    One requires a little math, according to pediatrician Dr. Jay L. Hoecker in his column for Mayo Clinic: In centimeters (cm), add mom and dad’s height together. Add 13 cm if your child is a boy or subtract 13 cm if your child is a girl. Then, divide by two.

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    The second method takes a look at your child’s growth spurt during his toddler years. According to HealthyChildren.org, this height at around 2 years old may already account for half of his adult height.


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