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Growth: 3-Year-Olds

In 3-year-olds, growth is still slow compared to the first year. Most children have become slimmer and lost the rounded tummy of a toddler. While all children may grow at a different rate, the following indicate the average for 3-year-old boys and girls.

  • Weight: average gain of about 4 to 6 pounds per year
  • Height: average growth of about 2½ to 3 inches per year
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Last Updated: 07/2012