If you are worried about seeing a growth spurt and early signs of puberty in your child, such as breast bud development, testicle and penis enlargement, pubic and underarm hair, adult body odor, or acne, taking your child to the pediatrician is the next step.
To get started, think about the signs you have noticed in your child. When you talk to the pediatrician, ask if they notice the same signs.
Sudden growth spurt
Sweating/adult body odor
Breast bud development (girls)
First period (girls)
Testicle and penis enlargement (boys)
Voice change (boys)
Facial hair (boys)
You can download and print out the list of signs and questions for the pediatrician if you want.