At What Age Do Girls Stop Growing

Perhaps you think that girls continue to grow forever; this is not the case. Girls usually stop growing once they enter puberty, which is between ages 13 and 18. The amount of growth a girl experiences before puberty also depends on genetics. For example, if both of her parents

and their ancestors are very tall, then it is possible that she will grow to become tall too or if she has a family history of short-statured persons, this affects her growth. Another factor that determines your girl’s growth levels is nutrition. If you feed her a balanced meal daily along with vitamins and plenty of water, there is a chance that your daughter could grow beyond puberty.

What Affects Growth of Girls’ Breasts?

Sometimes genetics play an important part in your breast development as a girl but this is not always the case. As soon as you turn eight or nine years old, you may start to see small buds on your chest but this does not mean your breasts have fully grown because it is usually when you enter puberty that your breasts start to grow completely. If you are trying to lose weight as a teenage girl, your breasts may not develop fully.

Vitamins That Aid in Girls’ Height Growth

Unless your daughter has a permanent medical condition that prevents her from further growth, there are vitamins you can take that aid in your daughter’s growth. Visit your drugstore and purchase kid-friendly vitamins D, A and B as these supplements work well in helping her get taller. Also give your daughter foods that are rich in these vitamins such as leafy greens, citrus fruits and eggs. Calcium and zinc-rich foods, such as oatmeal and dairy products give your daughter strong bones and this is essential to healthy growth.

Normal Weight for Growing Girls

A newborn girl normally weighs between five and seven pounds while the toddler girl weighs between 27 and 35 pounds and this depends on the girl’s nutrition, genetics and the health of the mother during her pregnancy. Elementary school-age girls usually weigh between 35 and 55 pounds while pre-teens and adolescent girls weigh between 95 and 140 pounds. If you want your daughter to have a healthy body, make sure she gets exercise and eats balanced meals daily.


There are several factors that determine the age at which your daughter stops growing and these include genetics, any medical conditions she has or puberty. You can help your daughter grow taller and maintain a healthy weight by giving her vitamins and making sure she exercises daily. You should also talk with your daughter’s pediatrician to look for creative ways of helping her grow properly. Whether your girl stops growing during puberty or continues to grow beyond this stage, always let your daughter know that you love her despite her flaws or growth issues because this instills confidence in her for years to come.

Nov 25th, 2012 | Posted in Science
  1. Apr 6th, 2013 at 15:49 | #1

    i am 11 years old and i am about 5’5 and my period started about 3 months ago and i just turned 11. When will i probaly stop growing?

  2. Amy May
    Apr 25th, 2013 at 22:08 | #2

    no:) definitely not! i mean sure you’ve begun your period quite young but i started mine when i was 11 too, i’m 14 now and i’m still growing. it’s individual to the person and all that but there’s no way you’re going to have stopped growing at 11!!:D

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