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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Keeping Track of a Breastfed Baby's Weight with EatSmart Scales

My son was diagnosed borderline anemic when he was about a year old. You would have never guessed it because he was such a chunky baby, but he was actually always in the 25 percentile for baby boys the same age. When my daughter was a baby, she was in the same percentile, but was never diagnosed with any issues. They both had lip tie.


My son was always so hungry. I had to start supplementing with formula when he was about eight months old. He had no interest in baby food and he would choke on many table foods we offered, so nursing was his main source of nutrition. My doctor's advice to combat his anemia was to just feed him whenever/whatever he wanted (which of course I was already doing) and then he was prescribed iron supplements. His anemia was an issue for a while and so I started keeping track of his weight to make sure he wasn't losing any.



So I was recently introduced to the EatSmart Precision Baby Check Scale which allows you to track your little one’s growth between doctor visits as they grow from newborn infants to babies and toddlers. It has really been helpful in keeping track of my son's weight especially now that he has come down with a stomach virus. This digital baby scale provides reliable weight readings in 0.5 oz increments up to 44 lbs.


With this scale, it is easy to deduct the weight of a toy, diaper, or blanket with the Tare function. I also love how you can easily save your child’s current weight with the Memory button. That way, before your baby’s next weigh-in at the doctor, you can simply press the Memory Recall (MRC) button to reference your child’s previous weight reading and track development in seconds. So you can let your doctor know if you had any concerns with weight loss. I was very lucky to have pediatricians who were so supportive of my breastfeeding, but it would have been nice to have a scale like this to reference when my son was a baby.


The Precision Baby Check also doubles as a pet scale. From dogs to cats, monitoring the weight of your beloved pet will allow you to help them maintain a healthy weight between annual check-ups at the vet.


What do you think of the Precision Baby Check Scale by EatSmart? Did your little one's ever have any nutrition related issues?



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35 comments:

  1. This would have been great to have 30+ years ago when I breastfed my daughters! How helpful!

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  2. All these new mother’s helpers are fantastic!! I am so glad that babies have a better chance of a great head start than when I had babies over forty years ago! I really like the memory feature!! It is important that we know their weight gains and losses. Even our furry friends gain help from this accurate scale!! Sharing on Facebook. I wanted to pin this, but couldn’t find the pin feature. TY

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    1. I need to get better about adding a more distinct pin feature. But if you are on a computer (not mobile) all the sharing buttons are at the bottom. Thank you for sharing! 😊

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  3. This would make a great gift for a friend of mine who is currently expecting.

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  4. This is so cool, it reminds me of the ones that they use at the doctors office! I can definitely see why this would be extremely handy to have. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. EatSmart Precision Baby Check Scale looks so easy to use. Nice to keep track of the baby's weight between dr appointments

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  6. This looks like a great scale! My oldest struggled with gaining weight and I had to go in for weight checks weekly. I worried constantly about how much she was taking in and why she didn't gain quickly... turns out she is just petite. My 2nd gained weight faster, but it still worried me constantly. I would love something like this for baby #3. It would be a wonderful way to keep track of everything!

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  7. This is great for a first time mom that wants to make sure the baby is getting enough milk between doctor visits. I love the memory recall feature.

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  8. This looks like it would be so easy to use! It would also be great for sick toddlers just starting to walk!

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  9. Love this. This is so perfect for breastfeeding moms to make sure they are eating enough and growing.

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  10. This would so great for tracking growth. We need one of these!

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  11. I love this because I like being able to keep track of my child's weight myself.

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  12. I love that you added a pic of your cat!!!!!!

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  13. I have always wanted one of these since my babies were all in the high percentiles!

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  14. I need this scale. My daughter is and always has been small so im always worried that shes not gaining enough weight. This is a great scale !!

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  15. Keeping track of precise weight at home would be a great thing

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  16. Wow. That's a great tool for parents! Especially if you have concerns regarding baby's health/weight.

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  17. I'm sure my Dil would love this in her nursery!

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  18. I could use this for my grandkids and my dogs.

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  19. I'd love to have a scale as I've had issues with low milk supply with 2 of my babies.

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  20. This looks like a great thing to have around the house. I don't recall my children having nutrition related issues. During times of viruses though, you can't always get to the doctor to check your infant's weight. With my granddaughter on the way, I love that when she outgrows it, we can use it for our pets too!

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  21. EatSmart Scales are such a useful nursery necessity and would be the perfect baby shower gift.

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  22. This would be amazing to have. I breastfeed my baby boy right now so this would be great to know how much he eats.

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  23. This is awesome!! I think I would use it on baby and for my cat too! So cute. :)

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  24. I would of loved to have one of these when I was raising my kids.

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  25. This looks like a great scale my daughter usually weighs my grandson by weighing him with her and then weighing herself alone to see the difference

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  26. This is a great scale to have. My sister would’ve loved this when she had her kids.

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  27. This isn't something I put on my registry, however I would love to win it. I'm due in July and will be breastfeeding. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  28. Great for breastfeed Exclusively babies

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  29. I would have never thought of it as a pet scale, but this definitely is a useful item for both babies/small children and pets!

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  30. Oh my goodness, this would be an awesome product, I wouldn't have to go to the doctors to check my babies weight.

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  31. This wouldn't be for just breastfed babies. I would love to have this and be able to weigh my baby girl anytime I wanted to without all the hassle.

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  32. I wish I had known about this with my son!

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  33. This is cool!! And the pic of the cat is so cute, lol.

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Diana