I was asked this question by a good friend of mine who has recently given birth to her son three weeks ago. Apparently, the doctor told her that it is very important to monitor the weight of any newborns, to ensure they are developing correctly. Not many mothers know how important it is.
She isn’t too familiar with the internet so asked me to look into it for her, to which I obliged.
Apparently, you can book into your local GP if you have any concerns that your baby maybe gaining too much weight or loosing weight. When you have a baby, you do have regular check ups, but if you are a very protective person, you may want to get them weighed more frequently.
There is no limit to the amount of times you can get your baby weighed at the GP however, it may give a few raised eyebrows if you book every two weeks.
The other option is that you get a pair of home scales and weigh yourself holding the baby and take away your body weight to get the final measurement. However, there are some accuracy discrepancies with this, for example if you have just eaten (or been the toilet).
I had a look online for some specific baby scales and there are literally hundreds to choose from. One particular scale I found online was made by a company called Withings. There scales let you monitor your childs weight on an app you download to your smartphone which is really handy. It costs around £160 but, looks like a really good product. I recommended the Withings baby scale to my friend and she decided to buy it.
She absolutely loves, keep track of her little ones weight on her phone! If you would like to hear more about this product drop me an email and I can give you any more information you need.
Till next time!