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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 16:00 PM   1
mummytobe
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how accurate are home scales


I thought I'd weigh LO just out of curiosity and since her last weigh in at the clinic 3 wks ago she has gained 3oz ! So she's gone from the 50th centile back to the 9th. Now I'm worrying thinking maybe she isn't getting enough milk (she's exclusively breastfed) are the scales accurate ? I did it by weighing myself 1st then holding her and taking away my weight to get hers. I'm going to take her to get weighed in the morn but I'm going to worry myself all night. She's 13 weeks old



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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 16:46 PM   2
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Not very. I have a proper baby weighing scale that is used for home visits by mws and HVs and it would often be 1lb out compared to when I stepped on our home scales with him. Having said that he did experience a big dip in his weight gain at around 4 months, and gained very little until he was 7 months when he started gaining well again. He was growing above average in length and keeping up in head circumference as well as meeting all his milestones but at around that time he started rolling and otherwise being really active all the time he was awake so I think he was just burning a lot of calories xx



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 16:53 PM   3
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Try not to worry hun... the scales in the doc office are more accurate for weighing LO. We've done that too- and although it can be somewhat close, it's never spot on. You'll have the answer you need tomorrow and go from there...




 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 16:57 PM   4
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Depends on what kind you have and what kind of surface its on. Mine is very accurate (I only know this cuz I weighed myself the other morning and had a doctor appt that afternoon, and they were the same).

I have a digital one from Brookstone.



 
Old Jul 26th, 2012, 17:19 PM   5
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always go by the same scales LO has always used.



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2012, 17:19 PM   6
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And my mom has a digital one that is very accurate to the doctors. I don't trust any others.



 
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