Want to know how tall your child will be as they grow older? Use this calculator to find out your child’s expected adult-height.
Most parents are eager to know how tall their child will grow to be. Taller stature has been linked in many cultures to increased social status. There are many formulas that can predict the future height of your child by taking into consideration the height of the mother and the father.
To a large extent the height of your child is genetically determined. It is estimated DNA sequence variants determine about 80 percent of an individual’s height. The other 20 percent is influenced by environmental factors and also on the nutritional status of the mother during pregnancy.
However, prediction can never be always accurate. In an interview Professor Tim Frayling who was involved in a large study on this subject said, “It’s common knowledge that people born to tall parents are more likely to be tall themselves,” nevertheless he added, “But I’m surprised how complex the picture is. … This goes a long way to fulfilling scientific curiosity that could have real impact in the treatment of diseases that can be influenced by height, such as osteoporosis or cancer.”
Most boys reach their full height potential by the age of 16 to 17 years and girls by 14 to 15 years. This age marks the end of puberty. After 19 years chances of gaining any height would be very unusual.
Use this calculator to estimate your child's future height potential but ensure that the child is happy, active and healthy to attain their full potential in life and this will also help the child to grow tall.