Product name: Redmon Deluxe “Weigh to Grow” Digital Baby Scale with Memory
Where can I get it? I purchased my scale from target.com, however, I have also seen it being sold on such sites as amazon.com, walmart.com, and bedbathandbeyond.com.
How much does it cost? I have mostly seen the scale being sold online for $79.99, which is what I paid for mine on target.com.
Why do I like this product? I purchased this scale when Nya was having some issues with weight gain (around 5-6 weeks). While I, at the time, was receiving weight checks at Nya’s doctor’s appointments (at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 16 weeks, etc.), which provided me with a general understanding of how she was or was not growing, I decided to purchase a scale so that I could keep track of her week gain in between appointments.
Furthermore, my doctor’s office annoyingly only allows (though I now understand why they do it) parents to come in for weight checks if the child has a scheduled appointment or if the child is sick.
Perhaps, most importantly, in my experience, this scale has proven to be very accurate. Often, I will weigh Nya before an appointment to compare what is said on our scale at home versus the doctor’s office scale. So, far, it has never been wrong.
How does it work? After turning the power “on,” you should wait for the scale to read 0:0. At this point, you can place your child on the scale. When the weight is determined, it will appear on the screen. By pressing “m,” or the memory button, you can store this weight in the scale’s memory so that when you weigh your child again, you can more easily chart their progress.
How do you use this product? In the beginning, perhaps to my own detriment, I used this scale a lot! In checking Nya’s weight every day, I would stress over every detail, wondering if something I did that day, hour, minute could have led to such-and-such result on the scale.
Once, however, I began my new approach to parenting and motherhood, I used the scale less, mainly to chart her weight (in months that she does not have doctor’s appointments) for baby books, journals, scrapbooks, etc.
Would you recommend this product to others? I would definitely recommend this product for any moms who would like to have another resource for charting their baby’s weight gain. I say this, however, with one caveat. Unless advised by your pediatrician, I would advise that you NOT weigh your baby every day or, even, every week. As my experience will demonstrate, by focusing too heavily on the daily or weekly fluctuations (or lack of fluctuations) of your baby’s weight, you will not only stress yourself out, but you will also lose sight of the bigger picture.
I would also recommend this product to moms who, like me, would like to keep track of their baby’s weight for the sake of charting it in baby journals, etc.