Baby Scales–An Important Tool in Paediatrics
The weight plays a decisive roll during a baby examination and provides important information about the child's development. This is why the baby's body length and weight are checked during every early examination. In order to ensure that the measured values are comparable, one should use calibrated baby scales. A weight curve can be created for the baby and then compared with reference curves to provide an exact impression on the child's level of development.
The baby scales is a special type of personal scales that is specifically designed for the requirements of paediatrics. The digital infant scales, as opposed to common scales, allow for weighing to be done in a lying position. For this purpose, baby scales are equipped with a so-called weighing dish, the shape of which allows the baby to lie safely within. The raised edges ensure that the baby cannot roll off of the weighing surface, even when it is restless and wiggling from side to side. The built-in display makes it easy to read the baby's weight while weighing.
Determining Consumption with Baby Scales
It is extremely difficult to determine consumption by babies who are being breastfed. This information is especially important for infants with slow development. Therefore, there are baby scales with a function that is often referred to as “Breast Milk Intake”. With these scales, the child is weighed prior to and after breastfeeding. The electronic baby scales calculate the consumed breastmilk by comparing both weights. The paediatrician can use this information to decide how best to move forward regarding the baby's nutrition.
Comfortable Weighing with Baby Scales
To make the weighing process as pleasant as possible for the baby, many manufacturers use special materials for the weighing dish that are not only skin friendly, but also quickly take on the infant's body temperature to prevent it from cooling down.
Furthermore, many digital baby scales are able to use a tare function to calculate the weight of an underlay or blanket out of the measurement so as not to falsify the actual results.
Calibration of Baby Scales
Use of Infant Scales by Midwives
Did You Know?
The Hold Function Allows for Weighing of Restless Babies
Transform Baby Scales into Toddler Scales
Hygiene with Baby Scales
Order Affordable Baby Scales from Praxisdienst
At Praxisdienst, you will find a large selection of Seca baby scales, Söhnle baby scales and infant scales from other manufacturers. Whether you need uncalibrated or calibrated baby scales or those with a built-in or removable weighing surface, you are guaranteed to find the proper baby scales here. In our online shop, you can also buy the compatible batteries for your scales at affordable prices.