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Growth between the ages of 6 and 10 usually occurs in
spurts but progresses at an overall steady pace. Most children gain an average
of 7 lb (3 kg) and
2.5 in. (6 cm) each year.
The loss of baby teeth and their replacement by permanent teeth
is one of the most dramatic signs of physical development for this age group.
Children lose and replace about four baby teeth a year during this period.
In North America,
puberty in girls is signaled by the development of
breast buds. For boys, one of the first signs of puberty is enlargement of the
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental PediatricsSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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