5 Stars By Pammo Wammo on 2016-01-24
PERFECT for a worried mommy whose baby was "slow to grow"!
PERFECT for a worried mommy whose baby was "slow to grow"!
I bought this because my daughter in her first few months was slow to grow. She lost 9.5% of her weight in the hospital, just missing the max and almost had to stay longer. She didn't reach her birth weight for almost two months. Her pediatrician was suggesting we supplement with formula, but with my boys' dairy issues, I didn't want to take the chance.
The pediatrician said that he would like to see her DAILY for three days to have me weigh her before a feed and after a feed. Luckily, we passed that test. She was getting enough milk, but for some reason, she wasn't thriving. She was only in the 8th percentile. The pediatrician set a goal for her weight gain within a week, and just barely, she passed.
Well, "just barely" sends up red flags of worry in any mom's brain, so I wasn't satisfied. And instead of paying the $50 co-pay to visit the doctor daily (not to mention the travel time and time off of work), I decided to buy this for under $100 and weigh my daughter regularly.
Luckily, my daughter continued to gain slowly and then she started taking off. Now, as a 20-month-old she is in the 90th percentile for both height and weight and I do not need the scale. I used it for a while as a toddler scale but then donated it to the La Leche League in town, to help other worried moms.
The scale is super easy to use and super easy to clean. You just wait for the zeroes, lay the child on the little top part and wait a few seconds. Of course, watch your baby at all times, in case she or he tries to roll or wiggle out.
Best peace of mind ever!
5 Stars By Joseph Cox on 2016-04-23
Our kid loves it and so do we!
We used this to weigh our baby because he was under weight and we wanted to monitor his progress he loves it!
5 Stars By Debra Sterns on 2017-10-26
I love the "HOLD" feature because the weight changes as they ...
I can't believe how much SIMPLER life is with a scale that actually works with squirming puppies. I love the "HOLD" feature because the weight changes as they move around that that feature gives you a solid average. I'm telling all my breeder friends about this - a scale that is affordable and does a wonderful job!!
5 Stars By K Hunter on 2018-01-25
Love it! It works and it's easy!
I love having the peace of mind this scale brings! We had trouble with our newborn gaining weight so we wanted something simple to use that let us do weighted feeds to make sure he was eating enough and on the right track to gaining weight. We ordered this one because it was a reasonable price and had good reviews.. I'm happy that I chose this one! It works great, it's easy to use, and it will grow with him as he gets older. It also did not differ that much from our scale that our pediatrician's office used. We weighed him at home before we went to appointment to see and it was 1/2-1oz off compared to their scale.
5 Stars By CuriousAndCozy on 1969-12-31
Can't Go Wrong
You literally can't go wrong with this scale. I purchased it for my preemie so I can make sure that he is continuing to gain weight in between doctor visits. It was half the cost of the same scale from any other retailer that I checked.
The scale is very precise and measures in kilos or pounds. I found this really useful, because we will use pounds someday but we had started using grams at the hospital so we're sticking with that until he gets bigger.
The "cradle" is comfortable for baby too. The material that the plastic is made of is of a type that doesn't get icy cold and the design is such that he actually seems comfortable in it when we lay him in it. This was not the case with some of the other scales we tried.
Once he's grown past the scale's usefulness, it will live on in our house. Why? Because it's perfect for weighing packages when I mail a box to my family or for weighing our suitcases before a trip.
5 Stars By Mohan Bolisetty on 2017-03-09
My baby was a preemie and she was not gaining weight as expected. My Dr. told us not to buy a scale, as it will makes us nervous if she was not gaining weight. The idea of not knowing if our baby was gaining weight drove us crazy, so we decided to buy the scale. Best decision ever. We weigh our baby every other day and we could see she was gaining the expected weight. We are so happy! Also, we weigh our baby before going to the Dr's appt and the weight matched perfectly the Dr's scale. That was a big plus! The scale reports weight in lbs, oz and even does 1/2oz. If you are concerned of your babies weight gain, this is a must!
4 Stars By N.Wilson on 2016-11-14
Great Scale for Puppies!
I love the versatility of this scale. We breed dogs and use this scale for daily puppy weights. This is actually the second time I have purchased this exact scale. I wish my first purchase had lasted longer - despite changing batteries the digital readout went bad so we needed another within a year and a half. My only true complaint is that there isn't an easy way to tell if you have the setting switched to pounds or kilograms. I would still recommend if you are looking for a versatile baby / child scale.
5 Stars By DachshundGirl on 2017-07-01
Good but bulky...
Our baby was in the NICU for 89 days, so I've become accustomed to knowing his weight almost daily. This scale is great for piece of mind and knowing that my baby is continuously growing and gaining weight. It's a bit bulky but we actually have extra unused bathroom space and it will easily store in a cabinet. However, at my old house I would not have had the space for this item and I think it would have just cluttered up the nursery. I heard there's a bathtub that does water temp and weight and that may be a better option for ppl who have limited space.
4 Stars By Amie on 2017-06-19
I use this every week to monitor my childs growth ...
I use this every week to monitor my childs growth. Has worked well, as long as you can get your child to stop moving long enough as its very finicky. The slightest movement throws the weight off.
5 Stars By Scott on 2016-06-04
Fantastic scale, very accurate
This is a great, affordable scale that does exactly what I hoped it would do. We've been weighing our baby on it for 9 months now, and it continues to serve our purposes very well.
I've checked the accuracy with a few items of known weight, and it's spot-on every time. The resolution is great, too. We were able to use it to figure out how much he was eating while nursing by weighing him before and after.
The interface is very simple and easy for anyone to operate. Just turn it on, wait a second, and put the baby on the scale. That simple.