LESSONS

How to Measure

When using a digital scale, make sure it is fully charged (solar), has fresh batteries or is connected to a reliable power source.

To measure an child’s weight using a digital standing scale

  • Remove the child’s shoes, clothing and diaper
  • Have an adult stand centered on the scale
  • Press the “tare” function; this will zero the scale
  • Weigh the adult holding the child
  • Find the weight to the nearest 0.1 kilograms; this is the child’s weight