Anyone use a scale at home for weight checks?
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January 8th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Memphis, TN
Just lurking, but we had the same problem with my son. He did not double his weight until he was a little older than 6 months. He was diagnosed as FFT and still is under weight (2 years now).
We had to go in every two weeks after his first hospital follow-up. At the time I was still at home, but when I went back to work we asked if we could get a scale and weigh him at home and report it.
The doctor agreed and was very understanding. I think it depends on how much your doctor will work with you and if they will allow you to weigh at home.
We ended up having to weigh him until he was a year old and the doctor was statisfied with where we were.
Good luck, I know it can be frustrating. We are still monitored every 6 months (usually more due to sick visits). We got our infant scales from Babies R Us, I do not remember the brand but it was around $70 and recommended by the doctor's nurse.
Natalee Louise "Lou"
Born 3/2/09 at 6:36pm
7lbs 9oz, 20 inches
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