# Where can I take my baby to be weighed?

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## Where can I get my newborn weighed?

After your baby is born you should be referred to a local health clinic to see a child health nurse. She may do the first visit at your home and weigh and measure your baby at this visit. If there isn’t a child health nurse in your area you may want to visit your GP more often for a check-up.

## How can I estimate my baby’s weight at home?

For mother’s height, inches multiplied by 2.54 gives you centimeters. For the mother’s weight, pounds divided by 2.2 gives you kilograms. For the baby’s birth weight, take the number from your calculation and divide by 453 to get your baby’s estimated weight in pounds.

## How can I weigh my baby?

Babies should be weighed naked; wrap them in a blanket or other covering until weighing. Older children should be weighed with minimal clothing. If it is socially unacceptable to undress the child, remove as much clothing as possible. If the child is less than 2 years old, do tared weighing.

## Do you have to get your baby weighed?

After the first 2 weeks, your baby should be weighed: no more than once a month up to 6 months of age. no more than once every 2 months from 6 to 12 months of age. no more than once every 3 months over the age of 1.

## How long does it take for a newborn to get back to birth weight?

Nearly all newborns lose weight during the first days after birth, regardless of whether they are breastfed or formula fed. Many doctors expect babies to regain those lost ounces and surpass their birth weight within 10 to 14 days.

## When is the best time to weigh a baby?

Ideally, you should weigh your baby at the same time of the day each time – and either always before or always just after a feed. This will build a better picture of their growth.

## How can I weigh my baby without a scale?

Postal and kitchen scales can be very accurate!

If you have one, you can put a large bowl with a towel in it onto the scale. “Tare,” or “zero out,” the bowl and towel and then place your baby inside of the bowl to see what your baby weighs.

## What can I do if my baby is underweight?

A: When a pediatrician finds that your child is underweight, he or she may schedule a one-day consultation with a dietitian. The goal is to rule out poor food intake as the issue, and if so, the dietitian can offer recommendations. You’ll usually be asked to keep a food record that examines your child’s eating habits.

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## How much should a 4 month old weigh?

Baby weight chart by age

Baby age Female 50th percentile weight Male 50th percentile weight
3 months 12 lb 14 oz (5.8 kg) 14 lb 1 oz (6.4 kg)
4 months 14 lb 3 oz (6.4 kg) 15 lb 7 oz (7.0 kg)
5 months 15 lb 3 oz (6.9 kg) 16 lb 9 oz (7.5 kg)
6 months 16 lb 1 oz (7.3 kg) 17 lb 8 oz (7.9 kg)

## Can you overfeed a breastfeeding baby?

Do not worry about feeding your baby whenever either of you wants to. You cannot overfeed a breastfed baby, and your baby will not become spoiled or demanding if you feed them whenever they’re hungry or need comfort.

## Why is my baby not gaining weight?

There are three reasons why babies do not gain weight: not taking in enough calories, not absorbing calories or burning too many calories. Full-term newborn infants should take in about 1.5 to 2 ounces of breast milk or formula about every 3 hours. Premature infants need more calories than term babies.

## How can I weigh my baby before and after feeding?

Test weighing is a way to find out how much milk your baby drank from the breast during a feeding. To test weigh your baby, weigh them right before and right after a feeding, using an electronic scale that displays weights in grams. The difference in weight is the amount your baby drank during the feeding.