Most babies do not need to be weighed on a daily or even weekly basis. Some babies, though, need regular checks to make sure they are feeding well and thriving. Some nursing moms are not sure they produce adequate milk to nourish their baby and find weighing the baby reassuring.
Whatever the reason, here are the best baby scales to check your infant’s weight. Some even work all the way until adulthood!
|The Best Baby Scales||Why It's Best||Mom Rating|
|MOMMED Baby Scale||For baby, kids and mom too, accurate||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Beurer BY90 Bluetooth Digital Baby Scale with Measuring Tape||Tracks weight on smartphone, height measurement, multiple kids||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Health o Meter Grow with Me 2-in-1 Scale||For infants and toddlers only, growth book||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale||Scale and changing pad combo, smartphone app, safety belt||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Tanita 1584 Digital Baby Scale||For babies up to 40lbs, (and pets)||♥♥♥♥♥|
Top 8 Best Baby Scales
MOMMED Multi-Function Baby Scale
Like the last scale, this high capacity scale can measure babies, children, and parents. However, the Multi-Function Toddler Scale includes a baby bed to weigh baby without having to find out how many pregnancy pounds mom still wears! When not using the baby bed, take it off and store to use the scale normally for those who can stand on their own.
High precision sensors provide accurate readings from 0.1 to 220 lbs so you can accurately measure your baby’s growth from feedings. Use from infancy and even measure your cat or dog. A height measurement etched inside the baby bed allows you to measure height as well.
The sensitive touch buttons include on/off, zero function, hold feature and can switch from kilogram to ounces and to pounds. The hold button keeps the display up even when your baby is moving so you can write down the numbers. The baby tray even swivels into a lock position on the bottom.
Includes two AAA batteries. Read all the numbers from a large backlit LCD display. The simple white design matches any decor. Small and lightweight scale is highly portable.
Of course, a few customers ended up with defective units. However, this model requires frequent battery changes since it’s only designed to take two batteries at a time.
The weight can shift as your baby moves around. This also happens on most scales. Try to keep your baby still while measuring weight. Height measurements are in centimeters instead of inches.
Beurer Bluetooth Digital Baby Scale
For a slightly higher price than you would pay for a normal scale, the Beurer Bluetooth Digital Baby Scale not only measures but tracks your baby’s growth on both the scale and a smartphone app.
The baby scale comes decorated with cute little elephants to give older babies something to sit and look at. It has a curved weighing platform and stabilizers for an accurate reading every time.
Another unique feature of the scale is an additional measuring tape that tucks into the side of the scale so you can track weight and height. The scale measures up to 45 pounds. You can also toggle between pounds, kilograms, and ounces. The height ruler measures from 1 to 60 inches.
Use the simple buttons on the scale with the Beurer BabyCare app on your smartphone. The data automatically uploads to the app using Bluetooth and it generates a personalized growth curve. Works with both Android or Apple devices. Easy to use and track your baby’s growth. A great addition that can work far past infancy.
The higher price is the only issue. The scale offers a lot with a simple to use app and so far no issues!
Ozeri Touch Scale
If it’s time to weigh in, buy a multipurpose scale ready to measure your baby’s chubby thighs and mom’s too. The Ozeri Touch Body Scale can measure everyone in the house including your pet dog Sparky. Even better you don’t have to place your baby on the scale, you keep him in your arms.
The sleek black, tempered glass scale includes a blue backlit LCD screen to easily see measurements. Can hold up to 440 pounds including ounces. Also, the scale is easy to use. Press the TARE button and then step on. Then step on with your baby and the difference will like up.
Finally, 4 high precision GX sensors ensure correct readings every time. Weigh in either pounds or kilograms, and also determine things like body fat and muscle mass. Uses touch sensitive buttons and can store up to 8 user profiles. A scale that works past infancy and all the way into adulthood.
Requires 2 x CR2032 batteries and weighs less than your baby at 5.4 lbs.
A few customers ended up with lemons which can be frustrating but a common occurrence for all electronic devices.
Others found ounces were not accurately measured. Some models are sensitive and give a different measurement each time.
When you first get a new scale, step on three times to make sure it reads correctly. If the numbers do not match up you may have a faulty scale.
Smart Weigh Comfort Baby Scale
If you want a simple and accurate baby scale, then the Smart Weigh Comfort Baby Scale is for you! This is a dedicated baby scale with functions like tare and an auto-shut off.
It has a large, curved platform for weighing baby in either pounds or kilograms or even stone. It has a 44-pound weight capacity, so you can use it well into the toddler years, although I doubt you can get your toddler to sit still on this scale.
This slim scale comes with batteries for the backlit LCD screen. It gives a very accurate reading, within .10 kg or 3.5 ounces.
You have to do math with this scale. When in pounds mode, it gives weights such as 10.8 pounds. This is NOT 10lb, 8oz! You have to convert that .8 of a pound into ounces.
The weight reading bounces around if your infant moves. So you’ll have to take your best guess at which weight measurement to take.
Health O Meter Grow with Me Baby Scale
Looking for a more dedicated baby scale? Try the Health O Meter Grow with Me Scale. This scale works for newborns through toddlers but wasn’t designed to hold children or mom. The scale includes two parts, the main scale, and the baby tray.
The main scale looks like a white teddy bear for toddlers to stand on. It includes the LCD screen and four buttons along with indents for the baby tray which locks into place for stability. Babies can sit or lie down in the tray for easier weigh-ins.
The four buttons allow you to zero out, use the hold feature, change from pounds to kilos, and turn the device on or off. You will need to purchase a nine-volt battery separately. Includes a baby growth book for tracking your baby’s weight and height. The devices measure to half-ounces for accuracy, which works well for measuring breast milk intake.
Only a few customers ended up with defective or inaccurate models.
Like other baby scales, this one works best when the baby stays still.
Other reviews complained the scale wasn’t accurate to the ounces.
Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Baby Scale
The Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale epitomizes simple. Although the price is in the nose bleed section, the ease of use and sleek design make up for the dollar signs.
First, the scale works as well, a scale. Second, it serves as a changing pad. Even better, your baby won’t mind laying on this scale as it’s made of foam on the top. Soft surfaces are definitely far more appealing than hard plastic. You may actually get your baby to lay still for measurement!
Not to mention, use the modern and aesthetically pleasing place to change your babies diapers.
Works with a smartphone app to track your baby’s growth and feedings. Measures down to .25 ounces. The pad automatically syncs with the app to do all the work for you.
A beautiful addition to every nursery that even includes a safety belt. Fabulous for preemies.
Take a look at all the best baby changing pads on the market.
As expected, some customers received defective or glitchy models, but the number is quite small compared to how many customers raved about the dual scale/changing pad.
Does not include a screen on the scale for quick access to information. You must go to the app for accurate weight.
Also, you need to keep the Bluetooth on for pairing which can drain your phone battery.
Tanita 1584 Digital Baby Scale
The Tanita Digital Baby Scale looks and functions the most like a baby scale at the hospital. If you want dependable results and ease of use like with a preemie, then you may want expensive option.
This scale works for babies up to 40 pounds and reads down to the ounce. Includes an easy to read LED display. The baby tray is integrated and dips in like a cradle for your baby’s comfort. Includes batteries.
Finally, uses easy on/off buttons. Works for cats and small dogs as well as babies. Remove the tray for easy cleaning. Comes calibrated and ready to use to measure your infant’s weight and keep track of feedings.
The high price may hurt your bank account. Only a very small percentage of customers found an issue with the integrity of the product.
Overall, customers love this baby scale.
Aquascale Digital Baby Scale and Tub
It might sound strange to have a baby scale and tub in one, but the Aquascale Digital Baby Scale and Tub is a great way to save space and weigh your baby at a convenient time (when he’s already stripped down and contained!).
This item serves three purposes: a baby bathtub, a water thermometer, and a digital baby scale. The tub has a non-slip pad on the back where a smaller baby can lie during the bath. There is also a support that goes by baby’s bottom to keep them from sliding down. Once baby can sit up, you can take out the support and they can sit in the deep end. It has a drain plug for emptying.
The scale works with or without water. That means you can fill up the tub, press the zero button to tare, and then weigh your baby as they bathe. No screaming, cold infant trying to wiggle off a platform!
The Aquascale has a memory function and can work in both pounds and ounces or kilograms. You can also read the continuously-updated bath temps in Celcius or Fahrenheit.
The tub is really big. It certainly takes up a lot more storage space than a regular baby scale would.
You have to have a big bathroom counter or a big bathtub to set this down into. If you are low on bathroom space, this isn’t the best scale for you.
FAQ’s About Baby Scales
Why do I need to record my baby’s weight?
Your baby’s weight is a direct measurement of how well your baby is thriving and growing.
Babies lose up to ten percent of their body weight once born, but should put the weight back on quickly and then continue to gain at a steady rate.
Recording your baby’s accurate weight can be the first indication of a problem with your infant.
How often should I weigh my baby?
Some mothers want to weigh after each feeding to make sure their baby is growing. This may be necessary for failure to thrive or premature babies but is not necessary for the typical baby.
Weigh your baby at night at the end of the week. Your baby should put on roughly 4 to 7 ounces a week.
Some babies put on more and others put on less. Each baby has a different normal weight.
When should I be concerned about my baby’s weight?
If your baby is not putting on any weight in a week this could be a cause for concern.
If your baby gains weight but it’s less than their normal this could also warrant concern but not as much as no weight gain.
Babies weights can go through ebbs and flows. Your baby may be in a lull and next week put on twice amount!
Keeping track can help you to see if your baby is following his personal normal, and as always, contact your baby’s doctor with any concerns.
Where can I find a baby weight chart?
The CDC offers a variety of charts for baby boys and baby girls. You can find percentiles for length and weights as well as head circumference.
Record baby’s weight in a baby memory book!
Baby scales may not be a necessity for every nursery if your baby puts on weight well. Other babies may need extra monitoring. For these babies, the Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale scale is the best option. Not only does it come with foam padding, but it also serves as a changing pad and fits seamlessly into the nursery without taking up added space.
Even better the Hatch scale uses an app on your smartphone to track and monitor your baby’s growth progress. You can use the app to track feedings as well. A great addition to the nursery that you can use for several babies.