Weight should be measured and recorded every month for the first year of life, as young children grow fast.
- Children should be weighed every 6 months between 1 and 5 years.
- Height should be measured every year.
- Head circumference is not routinely measured unless there is a good reason.
In addition, a child’s weight should also be measured and recorded every time the child is seen at a clinic, hospital or by a general practitioner.