DS had a doctors app today so they did the usual weight/length check. He's weighing 16lb 9 and is on the 50th Centile, but is only 24.5inches and on the 9th centile - he's just turned 5 months old. The doctor noted that he'd dropped a centile in height so measured his head (which too has dropped) He said he is growing but just not very quickly and so long as he's developing well and proportional then not too worry. It may be me being a bit superficial but i'm just thinking way ahead to the teen years and I don't want him to be picked on for being small. Is anyone elses baby short for their age?