How to Measure
Tips for Measuring Length
- Take particular care when measuring infants under 6 months of age. Young infants tend to curl up their knees making errors more likely.
- The measurer should stand to child’s right, holding the foot piece with the right hand and the child’s shins or knees with the left hand.
- The assistant should stand at the headpiece directly over the child’s head in order to make eye contact with the child.