The distinct patterns of a child's growth are in terms of their height, weight, and body shape. The varied patterns of growth in the initial phases of development can be described in the following manner.
In the initial stages of the child in the womb, the head is half of the entire body's length. As the child is born, it is at 25 percent of the entire body's length. At birth, the brain of the child is about 25 percent of the adult brain. By the second year, the brain is about 75 percent of the adult brain and by the third year, it is at 80 percent of the adult brain.
In the case of the teething process, the lower front teeth appear between the 5th and 9th months of the child's life. The upper front teeth appear between the 8th and 12th months. By the third year of the child's life, they have about 20 teeth.
The body shape of a child varies greatly between the first year and the third. As the child begins to slowly wean off the breast milk and is introduced to solid foods, the child also becomes active and engages in other physical activities. These changes contribute to the change in the shape of their bodies as they become lankier, and have longer hands and neck.
Growth in the initial phases of their development includes:
In terms of weight, boys and girls follow an almost similar trend.
In terms of height:
Boys and girls display similarity in the patterns of their growth, although the girls remain slightly shorter than boys.
In terms of other growth patterns: