I'd like to know the baby's weight sometime on the day they are born. You know, just so I can be sure they are feeding and growing ok, and it just feels important to me. We'll probably be taking the baby for a checkup sometime in the first few weeks, but I don't want to wait that long.
I thought about buying a bathroom scale and then weighing me with and without the baby.
Any other ideas?
The bathroom scale will give you an idea, but not the ounces which can be misleading if you tell the ped when you take her that "she weighed about 8 lbs" because that's your best guess, then the ped will freak out if she is under that number, no matter how many times you tell them it wasn't that accurate. So if you do use that method, you might want to keep the results between you and DH. But if you just want a general idea for your personal reference that would work.
I'm tempted by the cheaper, non-digital ones, but I think I'll just go to the store and check out their selection. We might even ask around, as we have a few family members who fish, maybe we could borrow one.
We put her in a ring sling and used a digital fish scale to weigh her.
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With my other babies, we had an infant scale handy, so they were weighed on that the first day. The hanging scale works just as well and is WAY cheaper!
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I later used a non digital fish scale to monitor his weight...but it was even worse I think.
Now with this one, I do not have a dig scale because I had borrowed the last....I still have the non dig one....but I really do not trust it much. I do not care to buy a dig fish scale and have not seen them at stores that I looked at anyway (although I know of a place that I can buy them that is about an hour away..but I do not care to put out the money for it). So I think what I am going to do is take an average. I will weigh her several times with the non dig and take an average. I may even have my mom bring her really good dig bathroom scales and weigh her a couple of times by either laying her on them or me holding her and subtracting my weight. I am not overly fond of using my moms digital scales, because they do the body fat content thing and I think they send an electrical pulse through your body....I am not possitive though.
I have traditional scales, but they are about as wacky as the rest. Also I do not have anything but carpet in my house, and carpet is not accurate.
Sounds like you already have a plan and some good ideas. I haven't uc'ed yet, but I have a digital shipping scale that goes to 11 lbs, I have a small online business so I bought it for that, but I figure since I can zero it out with some type of "baby holder" lol, that it will work really well for that too.
It looked goofy but worked just fine.
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Today my mom bought me a dig fish scale from walmart for 20 bucks. But I think it went home with her on accident........but she will be here for the birth....so hopefully she remembers it!