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When do boys have a puberty growth spurt?

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A growth spurt means your body is changing more and more into a grown-up. The peak growth spurt for boys usually happens about 2 years after puberty starts.

When it does, you'll have fuller, broader shoulders and bigger feet and hands. One sign a growth spurt is starting is a rapid increase in shoe size. Your baby face will start to look more adult-like. Your clothes and shoes will feel tighter. You'll gain weight. And you'll get stronger as your muscles grow bigger.

A growth spurt can make you feel hungry all the time. That's normal. A growing body needs fuel. Just make sure you eat healthy foods and snacks.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.Org: "Puberty: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "What's Happening to My Body?" "Physical Development of School Age Children."

Child Growth Foundation: "Puberty and Tanner Stages."

KidsHealth.org: "Causes of Precocious Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "Stages of Puberty."

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children: "Puberty."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.Org: "Puberty: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "What's Happening to My Body?" "Physical Development of School Age Children."

Child Growth Foundation: "Puberty and Tanner Stages."

KidsHealth.org: "Causes of Precocious Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "Stages of Puberty."

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children: "Puberty."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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