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Growth pattern during the first year of life in respect of height, weight and skull circumference of 25 Indian children receiving optimal nutrition was studied with a view to testing the goodness of fit of the equation suggested hy Jenss and Bayley (1937). It was found that the observations on height and skull circumference in 23 children fitted well to the equation. However, the observations on weight could be fitted to the equation for three fifths of the children. For the rest, it was found that intercurrent infections interfered with weight gain and prevented fitting of the curve. It was also observed that in.Indian infants, retardation in the velocity of growth was faster than the values reported for American subjects.