5 Stars By Eric M. Medin on 2016-07-17
Great functionality for the price (compared to hospital-grade scales)
For the first month of life, gaining weight for my newborn son was proving to be a challenge. Breastfeeding, as it turns out, is a lot harder than they make it look in the movies. Concerned about how much my son was consuming directly from the breast, my wife and I rented a hospital-grade scale from a local lactation consultant for a month (they actually sell it on BTA-MALL, it's the Medela Baby Weigh II, and it costs an eye-watering $1600 at the time of this writing). We loved the convenience and piece of mind the scale brought, but wanted a scale for ourselves. Though this isn't the highest rated or best-selling baby scale on BTA-MALL, it has the highest precision (5 grams).
When it arrived, I immediately tested it by weighing objects on the two scales. My son's beluga whale doll weighed 196 grams on the hospital-grade scale and 195 grams on the Beurer. What I presume the 5 gram precision to mean is that if an object's true weight is 197 grams (for example) it will round down to 195; if it's true weight is 198 grams, it will round up to 200 grams. So if you're using this scale to get an estimate of how much milk your child is drawing from breastfeeding, it will be off by at most 2.5 grams (or 2.5 milliliters) which for $50 is definitely good enough. You have to end up paying A LOT more to get that extra precision a hospital grade offers.
The scale has a tare button, a switch on the bottom to convert the display from pounds, to ounces, to kilograms. In my usage, I just keep it on kilograms, and if I need to convert to pounds, I just multiply by 2.2. It has an auto-hold feature where if your baby is squirmy, it will wait until it is more still before locking in on the weight. This is a great feature, but I haven't tested it out too much. I'd say the ONLY feature of this scale that I think is missing from the hospital-grade scale is the ability to display the weight in both pounds and ounces. If I kept the switch set to pounds, my son might weigh 10.8 pounds on this scale, but the hospital grade scale will read 10 pounds 13.4 ounces (for example). Not a big deal, since I can do the math in my head or use google to convert, but it's handy. Also, the hospital-grade scale was designed for the breastfeeding use case so it has buttons to remember the pre-feed and post-feed weights with a third button to calculate the difference. Again, I can do this manually, but it would be a killer feature for this product.
For it's accuracy, price, and ease of use, I give it 5 stars. Adding the features I mentioned above would turn it into the rare 6 star product for me.
5 Stars By kmt123 on 2017-03-31
Great for tracking baby's weight in between dr appointments to make sure she is gaining appropriately
5 Stars By Babs54 on 2015-08-09
I easily switches from pounds to kilograms by a switch on ...
purchased the scale to weigh my cats. I easily switches from pounds to kilograms by a switch on the bottom. Easy to read and use. Now if I can only get my cats to stay still on the scale so I can read how heavy they are.
2 Stars By SHampton06 on 2017-09-12
It pretty much just sits in the nursery and doesn't get ...
This scale is just never accurate. It's been off by 5-6oz when tested. It pretty much just sits in the nursery and doesn't get used. 😕
5 Stars By Evelyn on 2017-11-22
I am so glad I purchased it
This scale works really well. I am so glad I purchased it. I use it twice a week to weigh my yorkies. They are on a special diet and I need to keep track of their weight in order to adjust their diet. I've also weighed my 3 month old granddaughter on it a few times. Gotten a lot of use out of it so far. I recommend this scale to others.
5 Stars By Lillie's Mom on 2017-09-28
The cradle works well and easily contains them
This scale works well for weekly weighing of my cats. The cradle works well and easily contains them. Can't speak to its accuracy because I don't have weights to calibrate the scale, but I like that it reads to two decimal points.
5 Stars By Tom on 2017-07-15
Excellent scale. We are very satisfied. Would recommend.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2015-12-18
I love how accurate this scale is
I love how accurate this scale is, with the three weight options. The hold feature is really nice as well, especially with wiggly babies. The base is very stable as well as being adorable with the added graphic.
5 Stars By Gesele S. on 2017-01-30
Love this scale
Love this scale. I'm a breastfeeding mama and I had issues with my first born not knowing if he was getting enough milk, but with my second this scale has eliminated all guessing. Worth it!
5 Stars By Nicholas Wilson on 2016-06-19
Nice scale for babies and small pets
Works fine for cats, too. Vet said get a baby scale, and this looked like the best choice. I'm happy with it.