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Physical Growth & Development Guidelines: 
0 - 2 months

 These data of boys and girls height/weight are different from Singapore rule. This is based on the Guidelines and Instruction for Maternal and Child Health in Japan.

Infants 0 - 1 month:
A blur of feeding and sleeping

An infant tends to lose weight temporarily three to five days after birth. This weight is usually regained after a week. 

Infants during this period do nothing but feed and sleep. They usually do not distinguish between morning and night, and spend most of the day sleeping, 

Neonatal reflexes can be seen during this period where infants move their hands and feet all over the place and also make body movements with no conscious control. 

Important Tip for Mummies: 

An infant's job is to cry. Answer your baby's cries by taking actions such as feeding or changing their diapers.

For Boys

Height: 46.3 - 58.4 cm

Weight: 2.5 - 5.7 kg

For Girls

Height: 45.6 - 57.4 cm

Weight: 2.4 - 5.4 kg

Infants 1 - 2 months:
Infants may start gazing at their mother's faces

Weight increase is approximately 1 kg per month after birth, almost 30g per day.

Infants are able to stay awake longer during the day. 

Intervals between feedings are longer, but feeding times are still irregular. Their hand and feet motions become more active.

Infants start to gaze at their mother's faces and react to sounds around them.

Infants start to coo around this period.

Important Tip for Mummies: 

Enjoy physical contact with your baby by holding and touching him/her. 


For Boys

Height: 51.1 - 62.2 cm

Weight: 3.4 - 7.0 kg

For Girls

Height: 50.0 - 60.9 cm

Weight: 3.2 - 5.4 kg

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