What is the average length of a newborn baby?
The length of a newly born baby is dependent on a number of factors. For instance, a baby who is born 2 weeks too late is often taller than a baby who is born 2 weeks too early. Baby boys are also often taller than baby girls.
In the description below you can find an overview of the average length of newborn babies:
- Average baby length boys:
The average length of a newly born baby boy is 1ft 7.7in (50cm).
The length normally varies between 1ft 6.9in (47 cm) and 1ft 9.3in (54 cm).
- Average baby length girls:
The average length of a newly born baby girl is 1ft 7.45in (49.4 cm).
The length normally varies between 1ft 6.1in (46 cm) and 1ft 9.3in (54 cm).
How much do babies grow per day?
After a year, babies have often grown on average 9.8in (25 cm). This calculates to about 0.02in (0.6 mm) per day! At the age of 1, boys are on average 2ft 5.5in (75cm) tall and baby girls 2ft 5.1in (74cm) tall. In their second year they grow a little less rapidly (about 0.015in (0.5 mm) per day).