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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 06:21 AM   1
barbarap
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do you fully trust your baby clinic's scales?


hi everyone
i just had my little girl weighed and I'm very disappointed. she's only gained 300 grams in a month.
i'm actually very surprised because she feels heavier and is feeding well.
the thing is that as we put her on the scales she weighed the same as last month and the lady switched it off and on again and then she weighed 300 grams more.
i had her weighed at my mum's house on Tuesday and she was weighing 500 grams more than today. it's an old but reliable scale, if you put a 1kg bag of sugar it weighs exactly that.
I don't know if I'm looking for excuses... the lady said not to worry, that as babies become more active, they gain less weight (she's 3 months)
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 07:06 AM   2
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Yes, never thought not to trust them. My lo has put on loads, he went from 7 lb 9 oz's at birth to 18 lb 15 oz's by 20 weeks!!

Surely if there was a error it would be picked up?! All you can do is wait and see what your lo weighs next time. If the HV said it wasnt a problem then you have nothing to worry about, but you can always take her back sooner if you want to check.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 07:07 AM   3
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well i had my son weighed at 20 weeks and he was 16lb 9oz and on 65th percentile... so very happy. Went at 22 1/2 weeks and he was 19lb 5oz! On 91st percentile. HV told us we needed to reduce food and i felt awful. Went back at 25 weeks and he was 18lb 2oz and back on 65th percentile. I was informed the other HV had gone to buy new scales as they thought it might be over reading! Just a bit I would say!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 09:33 AM   4
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They are supposed to have something called class III scales now that have a weight block function (even if baby is very active it averages up the weights and shows a steady reading) and they have to be able to be recalibrated on an annual basis; but many clinics probably still have much older scales or those that cannot be recalibrated.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 10:05 AM   5
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I trust the scales but I don't trust the people who weigh her!

2 weeks ago the scales said my LO weighed 5kg and when they converted it to put in her red book they said 11 1/2lbs, but 5kg is 11lb exactly!

And then on Tues, a fortnight later she weighed 5.6kg and they put 12 1/2lbs in the book but when I converted it, it was 12lb 3oz!!

I never really thought not to trust their scales tbh!



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Old Apr 29th, 2011, 16:45 PM   6
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I trust the scales but I don't trust the people who weigh her!

2 weeks ago the scales said my LO weighed 5kg and when they converted it to put in her red book they said 11 1/2lbs, but 5kg is 11lb exactly!

And then on Tues, a fortnight later she weighed 5.6kg and they put 12 1/2lbs in the book but when I converted it, it was 12lb 3oz!!

I never really thought not to trust their scales tbh!

5.6kg is 12.3pounds in decimal or 12pounds 5 and a half in ounces lol xx



 
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