If your baby is too chubby...

A child's growth and development can be compared against his peers with a health booklet issued by hospitals.
A child's growth and development can be compared against his peers with a health booklet issued by hospitals.PHOTO: ST FILE

Parents in Singapore can keep track of their child's growth trajectories by looking at growth charts, rather than absolute weight gain.

These charts are in the health booklet issued by the hospital at birth, and allow the child's growth and development to be compared against his peers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2018, with the headline 'If your baby is too chubby...'. Print Edition | Subscribe