Last updated on March 16, 2023
Has my growth spurt ended? I’m in stage 4 because I had a growth spurt of like 2 inches over 4 months. I’ve been the same height for like 5 months and I’m in tanner 3.7 right now.
I’m having a difficult time answering because your information is contradictory. You can’t be in Stage 4 and at the end of State 3 at the same time. You can’t have a growth spurt of 2 inches in four months while at the same time not having grown in five months.
The stages of development reflect your growth.
- Stage 1 is childhood. During childhood, you have periods of rapid growth (newborns and around the age of five), but for the most part, you grow about 1 to 2 inches each year.
- State 2 is when puberty starts. You are still growing 1 to 2 inches in height each year, but your hands and feet are growing faster than the rest of your body. Also, your genitals begin to change.
- Stage 3 is the rapid growth phase. You grow at a faster rate than 1 to 2 inches in height each year. Mostly in your legs and arms. The fast growth is not constant for the entire stage 3.
- Stage 4 is when things slow back down. I use a definition of when the growth rate slows back down to childhood rates and less. In this stage, most of the growth is in your trunk.
- Stage 5 is when growth in height stops, though other aspects of development continue for a while.
I meant for the growth spurt. I grew 2 inches in four months then after that I didn’t grow for about 5 months.
Growing is measured in periods of 6 months or a year. The reason is that growth starts and pauses as different areas grow. Your legs don’t grow continually. They grow for a while and then pause as your organs grow to match your bigger body.
It sounds like you had a small growth spurt and you’ve paused a while. You will likely grow some more shortly.