Growth monitoring consists of routine measurements to detect abnormal growth, combined with some action when this is detected. It aims to improve nutrition, reduce the risk of death or inadequate nutrition, help educate carers, and lead to an early referral for conditions manifest by growth disorders.
Height & Weight Measurement. Measuring height and weight accurately is important when monitoring an infant's or child's health. Height and weight measurements are used to calculate your body mass index, or BMI, a measure of healthy versus unhealthy weight. They are also important when tracking a child's growth.