Growth Journey is a free growth tracking app that uses your phone’s camera to help you track your child’s growth regularly. Parents can track their child’s growth upto adulthood with ease. It’s as simple as clicking a picture of your child standing next to an adult. The app automatically measures your child’s height and records it in the growth book with a visual record of all the measurements. The growth chart shows your child’s growth over time, in comparison with the average of other children’s height for his/her age group.
It’s easy, follow these four simple steps to accurately measure your child’s height, weight and growth rate with a simple photo.
1. Download the app for android or iOS
2. Register with your email address
3. Enter your child’s name, date of birth, gender and parental height
4. Take a picture of the child next to an adult of a known height
Parents are unaware of the significance of their child’s growth rate, the importance of tracking their child’s growth regularly and often lack the means to measure height accurately. This can be because height is typically measured only during visits to the doctor which reduce frequency and access.
Take a picture using your phone’s camera and measure your child’s height with increased frequency & accuracy.
The growth chart helps parents and physicians track the child’s growth and development over time, which can help with the early detection of growth deviations & possible health problems.
The app contains a growth book that creates a visual record of all measurements. A convenient way to monitor your child’s height, weight and growth rate.
Height is Health. Yet, it’s about more than just how tall your child is. Growth is an important indicator of their overall health and physical development. That’s why it’s critical to know if your child’s growth rate is and also what it should be, at any age.
In some children, these signs might not be a cause for concern - but in others, they may indicate a serious health problem. Growth Journey’s in-app guide will help you better understand the health risks involved with slow growth.
Poor growth could be a sign of a much more serious medical problem. These serious medical problems could be associated with health complications that could affect your child’s:
If growth deviations are found in your child’s growth, the app’s in-built maps functionality helps parents reach out to physicians or growth specialists regarding their child’s health. The growth book gives children’s healthcare providers with a great point of reference regarding your child’s growth.
The treatment module will be activated for children being treated based on access codes provided by physicians. Setting up the treatment module lets patients create a treatment plan, track injections, follow up on reminders and get an overview of their child’s progress.
Important measurements and techniques
A percentile on a growth chart indicates a child’s average height for their age group. Your child’s doctor will compare your child’s height to average heights of other children the same age. Most children fall between the 3rd and 97th percentiles on the growth chart. If your child is below the 3rd percentile, he or she may be referred to a specialist.
2. Growth Velocity
A child’s annual growth rate is often referred to as growth velocity. Your child’s doctor will most likely look at the change in your child’s height from year to year and see if he or she is growing at a normal rate. Most children grow 2-3 inches (5.1 - 7.6 cm) every year from ages 4-12.
3. Bone Age X-Ray
An X-ray of your child’s left hand and wrist to determine if their bone age and chronological age match.
4. Mid-Parental Target Height
A child’s mid-parental target height is a method used to estimate the target height based on both parent’s heights.