Skip Nav
POPSUGAR Voices
The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say to Another Mom
Personal Essay
Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Shakes During Delivery
Baby Names
Strong and Beautiful Biblical Baby Names That Need to Come Back in Style

How to Weigh Newborns

The Smart Kid Scale: A New Way to Weigh Babies


As every new mom knows, your baby's weight gain is of the utmost importance during his or her first few weeks of life. While most pediatricians require visits every couple of days until your baby meets and surpasses their birth weight, a new product from Withings makes the "weight"-ing game a whole lot less stressful. The Smart Kid Scale ($180) works with a corresponding app to weigh and track your newborn through school-age child's growth. It comes with a baby basket for weighing infants, and once your child can sit or stand, the scale can be used on its own.

Once your tot is on the scale, his or her weight is displayed and instantly transmitted to a free iOS app. The information can then be shared with your partner, or even pediatrician, and tracked along with your child's height and feedings. For any parent who's ever attempted the weigh yourself alone/weigh yourself holding the baby/subtract the difference method, the Smart Kid Scale will come as a welcome (and much more precise) option.

At $180, the high-tech scale is a bit of an investment, but knowing that it'll last for several years (and through several kids, if you're planning on more) makes it a purchase worth considering. What do you think? Would you put the Smart Kid Scale to good use, or do you think that doctor's visit weigh-ins are sufficient?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Photo of Boy Sleeping in Makeshift Room
Babysitter Gets Away With Abusing Baby
Moms Who Use Phones While Breastfeeding
Latin Baby Names From Songs
What to Do When Your Baby Has a Fever
Lies Parents Tell Themselves
Best Pictures of Prince George

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
X