If you're reading this then chances are you recently had the most amazing experience of your life - the birth of your baby. If that's the case, you want to do everything you can for your baby, including buying all the necessary items so you can watch your baby grow up happy and healthy. A baby scale is one of those necessary items.
If you're a breastfeeding mom, you're going to want to keep track of your baby's weight. In order to do that, you need to buy a baby scale that works for you and your baby. Being that you're most likely going to want daily updates, a digital baby scale is the way to go.
There are several options for baby scales, including a Redman Digital, which requires AA batteries; a My Weigh Digital 2010, which requires 9V batteries; a Health-O-Meter 1524KL, which requires a balance beam; and a Health-O-Meter 553KL, which requires AA batteries.
All of the above are great options, but you can also check your local baby store, online baby store, or any store that carries baby equipment for more information on baby scales. They'll be happy to help. Your best online options are Wal-Mart.com, Amazon.com, Buy.com, nextag.com, and lactationconnection.com.
Regardless of which item you choose, make sure you get the best deal possible. Some stores will offer free shipping; others will offer free shipping to the store. If the product you're comfortable with is only offered by one store, don't buy your baby scale right away. Call the other stores and see if they can beat the price. If so, let the carrying store know. They will often match the price or give you some form of discount. All stores are looking to keep you long-term.
A baby's weight can vary a lot, from losing almost 10% of their weight at birth, to gaining it all back within three weeks, to gaining an average of 5-7 oz/wk up to six months old, to gaining an average of 4 oz/wk after they're six months old. That's a lot to keep up with and is very important. That being the case, while price is important and can lead to you saving money on other baby items, getting a baby scale that works for you is a priority.
To maximize the experience of weighing your baby on the scale, be sure to keep records and take pictures. This will bring lots of smiles down the road.