Can someone please shed some light on percentiles for me? My son was born on the fifth percentile and is now just below the first. I'm not overly concerned anymore, as both his gp and mchn have told me he's thriving and they're not going to weigh as often as it's just causing me unnecessary worry.
Anyway, I always read and hear of people who say "my child is fine they're on the 90th percentile etc" but really, if my child was born on the 5th percentile it is impossible for my child to reach the 90th and be considered healthy etc? Surely it doesn't matter where they are on the chart, as long as they are following THEIR curve, right? (ie remaining within a couple of percentiles and not dropping too low or upping way too high)