Hold feature can estimate weight even when the baby is moving around. Large LED display that's easy to read. Comfortable plastic cradle. Converts to a traditional scale when your child is old enough to stand.
Not sensitive enough for weighing before and after feedings.
Tare function enables you to deduct weight of towel or baby clothes for the most accurate estimate. Easily toggles between pounds and ounces. Responsive touch pad that's easy to read.
It goes through batteries more quickly than the other scales.
Smooth, comfortable surface. Tare function subtracts weight of diapers and clothing. Easy-to-read digital screen. Lightweight unit.
Only goes up to 44 pounds, so it's not ideal for older toddlers. Measures in tenths of pounds instead of ounces.
Ruler included to measure baby's height. Portable and easy to use. Converts to a regular scale when your child is able to stand. Easy to assemble.
Difficult to obtain an accurate reading when your baby is moving.
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When you child is struggling to thrive, a good baby or toddler scale can provide peace of mind and help track development, cutting down on trips to the hospital or clinic. Most toddler scales allow you to weigh a baby from birth to about 45 pounds. This translates to about 2-years of age for most children. You child will outgrow some scales fairly quickly, however, some on the market have the capacity to transform into use for an older child or adult. A good scale will have the ability to measure either kilograms or pounds. They can measure to the ounce, which is important when watching the weight of young children. Most run on batteries, and many offer a tare function to allow you zero out the weight after you lay an item such as a blanket on the scale for a more comfortable weighing.
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