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Virtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeVVirtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeVirtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2021-01-14T05:00:00Z6.5000000000000073.10000000000001106.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Be prepared for a virtual care visit by learning how to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at home. These measurements are an important part of your child’s assessment.</p><p>Measurements of height and weight are key components in evaluating your child's health status. You should be prepared to provide your child’s most current height and weight measurements to their health-care providers at every visit, as these measurements are often used to calculate medication dosages or nutrition needs.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>You will need a flat surface or vertical wall, straight ruler, measuring tape and pencil to measure your child’s height.</li><li>You will need a digital weighing scale to measure your child’s weight.</li><li>If your child is an infant or under two years of age, their height should be measured while lying down.</li><li>If your child is two years of age or older and can stand independently, their height should be measured while standing up.</li><li>Repeat all measurements at least twice to ensure they are accurate.</li></ul><h2>Measuring height</h2><h3>Measuring height if your child is under two years of age</h3><p>If your child is an infant or under two years of age, their height should be measured while they are lying down. This is a measurement of distance from the top of the head to the soles (heels) of the feet when your child is lying down. It is recommended that this measurement be taken with the help of two caregivers.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Reading your child’s height measurement while they are lying down</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Height_measurement_Under_2yrsold.jpg" alt="Two caregivers measuring their baby's height, while the child is lying down. The woman is holding the child's head, while the man is holding the child's feet." /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The red arrow shows where your child's head should be, straight and flush to the wall. The green arrow shows the direction you should flex your child’s feet so that their legs are fully stretched out.</figcaption></figure> <p>To measure your child’s height accurately at home while they are lying down, you will need to:</p><ol><li>Place your child on their back on a flat, firm surface. Your child may remain diapered, but you should remove any bulky clothing. Ensure that the top of your child's head is directly against a flat wall or headboard.</li><li>Have two caregivers obtain the measurement. Two people are required to accurately measure your child’s height; one to hold your child's head straight and flush to the wall, and one to fully stretch your child’s legs.</li><li>Place the measuring tape on the flat surface directly beside your child. It may be helpful to tape the measuring tape to the lying surface.</li><li>Measure the distance from the top of your child’s head to the soles (heels) of their feet.</li><li>Read and record the height to the nearest 0.1 cm.</li></ol><p> <em>Note: There may be a difference between measurements of height while lying down and height while standing up of up to 2.5 cm.</em></p><h3>Measuring height if your child is two years of age or older</h3><p>If your child is two years of age or older and can stand and maintain the correct erect posture against a wall, their height should be determined by measuring their height while they are standing up.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Reading your child’s height measurement while they are standing up</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Height_measurement_Over_2yrsold.jpg" alt="A caregiver measuring their child's height, while the child is standing up." /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The red arrows show the points on your child’s body that should be flush against the wall. Depending on your child’s body shape, all points may not touch the wall.</figcaption></figure> <p>To measure your child’s height accurately at home while they are standing up, you will need to:</p><ol><li>Stand your child on a flat, uncarpeted floor with their feet flat, together, and against a vertical wall. The back of their head, shoulder blades, buttocks, and heels should be against the wall. Depending on the overall body shape of your child, all points may not touch the wall.</li><li>Make sure your child’s legs are straight, arms are at their sides, and their shoulders are level. Ensure your child is standing as still as possible.</li><li>Have your child look straight ahead.</li><li>Place a ruler on top of your child's head (refer to image above).</li><li>Have your eyes at the same level as the ruler.</li><li>Mark where the bottom of the ruler meets the wall. Use a measuring tape to measure from the base of the floor to the marked measurement on the wall.</li><li>Read and record the height to the nearest 0.1 cm.</li></ol><p> <strong>Helpful tips</strong></p><ul><li>Remove shoes, socks, bulky clothing and hair accessories.</li><li>Make sure your child’s hair is down (e.g., no ponytails, buns, etc.).</li><li>Use a sticky note to mark on, instead of the wall or hard surface.</li><li>Repeat all measurements at least twice to ensure they are accurate.</li><li>Be sure to verify if you are measuring in centimetres vs. inches.</li></ul><h2>Measuring weight</h2><p>To measure weight accurately at home, you will need to:</p><ol><li>Use a digital scale. Avoid using bathroom scales that are spring-loaded. Place the scale on firm flooring rather than carpet.</li><li>Have your child remove their shoes and heavy clothing.</li><li>Have your child stand/lie as still as possible in the centre of the scale.</li><li>Record your child’s weight to the nearest decimal fraction (e.g., 0.1 kg, 0.1 oz, 0.1 lbs).</li></ol><p> <strong>Helpful tips</strong></p><ul><li>If your child is too young or unable to stand independently on a scale, you can first independently weigh yourself, then re-weigh yourself while holding your child. You can subtract your independent weight from the combined weight to identify the difference.</li><ul><li>For example: <em>weight of both caregiver and child</em> – <em>weight of caregiver</em> = <em>weight of child alone</em></li></ul><li>Repeat all measurements at least twice to ensure they are accurate.</li><li>Be sure to verify if you are measuring in pounds vs. kilograms.</li></ul><h2>Preparing to measure height and weight</h2><p>In order to accurately measure your child’s height and weight, you will need the following supplies:</p><ul><li>A flat, hard surface that is directly against an upright wall or headboard to measure your child’s height while they are lying down; <strong>or</strong></li><li>A flat, uncarpeted floor and an upright wall (preferably without baseboards) to measure your child’s height while they are standing up.</li><li>A straight ruler.</li><li>A measuring tape.</li><ul><li>To ensure an accurate measurement, be sure to check where the zero is located on the tape. Some tapes start at zero and others have some lead-in space.</li></ul><li>A pencil.</li><li>A sticky note. This is optional, if you do not want to mark the wall or hard surface.</li><li>A digital weighing scale.</li></ul><h2>References</h2><p>Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <em>Measuring Children's Height and Weight Accurately At Home</em>. Retrieved from: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/">https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/</a>.</p>
மெய்நிகர் பராமரிப்பு (விர்ச்சுவல் கேர்): உங்கள் குழந்தையின் உயரத்தையும் எடையும் எவ்வாறு வீட்டில் துல்லியமாக அளவிடுவதுமெய்நிகர் பராமரிப்பு (விர்ச்சுவல் கேர்): உங்கள் குழந்தையின் உயரத்தையும் எடையும் எவ்வாறு வீட்டில் துல்லியமாக அளவிடுவதுVirtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2021-01-14T05:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>வீட்டிலேயே உங்கள் குழந்தையின் உயரத்தையும் எடையையும் எவ்வாறு துல்லியமாக அளவிடுவது என்பதை கற்றுக்கொள்வதன் மூலம் மெய்நிகர் பராமரிப்பு வருகைக்குத் தயாராகுங்கள். இந்த அளவீடுகள் உங்கள் குழந்தையின் மதிப்பீட்டின் ஒரு முக்கிய அங்கமாகும்.</p><p>உயரம் மற்றும் எடை அளவீடுகள் உங்கள் குழந்தையின் ஆரோக்கிய நிலையை மதிப்பிடுவதில் முக்கிய கூறுகளாகும். ஒவ்வொரு வருகையிலும் உங்கள் குழந்தையின் தற்போதைய உயரம் மற்றும் எடை அளவீடுகளை அவர்களின் சுகாதார பராமரிப்பு வழங்குநர்களுக்கு கொடுக்க நீங்கள் தயாராக இருக்க வேண்டும், ஏனென்றால் இந்த அளவீடுகள் பெரும்பாலும் மருந்து அளவுகள் அல்லது ஊட்டச்சத்து தேவைகளை கணக்கிட பயன்படுகிறது.</p><h2>முக்கிய குறிப்புகள்</h2><ul><li>உங்கள் குழந்தையின் உயரத்தை அளவிட உங்களுக்கு ஒரு தட்டையான மேற்பரப்பு அல்லது செங்குத்து சுவர், நேரான அளவுகோல், அளவிடும் நாடா மற்றும் பென்சில் ஆகியவை தேவைப்படும்.</li><li>உங்கள் குழந்தையின் எடையை அளவிட உங்களுக்கு ஒரு டிஜிட்டல் எடையிடும் அளவுகோல் தேவைப்படும்.</li><li>உங்கள் குழந்தை ஒரு கைக்குழந்தை அல்லது இரண்டு வயதிற்குட்பட்ட குழந்தை எனில், அவரது உயரத்தை அவர் படுத்திருக்கும் வேளையில் அளவிட வேண்டும்.</li><li>உங்கள் குழந்தை இரண்டு அல்லது அதற்கு மேற்பட்ட வயதுடையவராக இருந்தால், அவரால் உதவின்றி நிற்க முடியும் என்றால், அவர் நின்றுகொண்டிருக்கும் வேளையில் அவரது உயரத்தை அளவிட வேண்டும்.</li><li>எல்லா அளவீடுகளும் துல்லியமானவை என்பதை உறுதிப்படுத்த குறைந்தது இரண்டு முறை அளவிடவும்.</li></ul>
الرعاية الافتراضية: كيف تقيس بدقة طول طفلك ووزنه في المنزل االرعاية الافتراضية: كيف تقيس بدقة طول طفلك ووزنه في المنزل Virtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeArabicNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2021-01-14T05:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>كن مستعدًا لإجراء زيارة رعاية افتراضية عن طريق معرفة كيفية قياس طول طفلك ووزنه بدقة في المنزل. وهذه القياسات جزء مهم من تقييم طفلك. </p><p>تعتبر قياسات الطول والوزن من المكونات الأساسية في تقييم الحالة الصحية لطفلك. يجب أن تكوني مستعدة لتقديم أحدث قياسات للطول والوزن لطفلك لمقدمي الرعاية الصحية في كل زيارة، حيث تُستخدم هذه القياسات غالبًا لحساب جرعات الأدوية أو احتياجات التغذية.</p><h2>النقاط الرئيسة </h2><ul><li>ستحتاج إلى سطح مستو أو حائط رأسي، ومسطرة مستقيمة وشريط قياس وقلم رصاص لقياس طول طفلك.</li><li>ستحتاج إلى ميزان رقمي لقياس وزن طفلك.</li><li>إذا كان طفلك صغير السن أو تحت سن عامين، فيجب قياس طوله أثناء اضطجاعه.</li><li>إذا كان طفلك يبلغ من العمر عامين أو أكثر، ويمكنه الوقوف وحده، فيجب قياس طوله أثناء الوقوف.</li><li>كرر جميع القياسات مرتين على الأقل للتأكد من دقتها.</li></ul><h2>المراجع </h2><p>مركز مكافحة الأمراض والوقاية منها. قياس طول الطفل ووزنه بدقة في المنزل. مقتبس من الرابط التالي:<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/">https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/</a>.</p>
虚拟诊疗:在家如何准确测量孩子的身高和体重虚拟诊疗:在家如何准确测量孩子的身高和体重Virtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeChineseSimplifiedNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2021-01-14T05:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>了解在家如何准确测量孩子的身高和体重,为虚拟诊疗就诊做好准备。这些测量数据是评估您孩子病情的一个重要指标。</p><p>测量身高和体重是评估孩子健康状况的重要环节。每次就诊时,请向医护人员提供您孩子的最新身高和体重,因为这些测量值通常可用于计算药物剂量或营养需求。</p><h2>要点</h2><ul><li>您需要一个平面或垂直的墙面、直尺、卷尺和铅笔来测量孩子的身高。</li><li>您需要一个数字体重计来测量孩子的体重。</li><li>如果您的孩子为婴儿或不足两周岁,应在他们躺下时测量其身高。</li><li>如果您的孩子年满两周岁或以上,并且能够独立站立,则应测量其站立身高。</li><li>所有测量至少重复两次,以确保其准确性。</li></ul>
Soins virtuels : Comment mesurer avec précision la taille et le poids de votre enfant à la maisonSSoins virtuels : Comment mesurer avec précision la taille et le poids de votre enfant à la maisonVirtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeFrenchNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2021-01-14T05:00:00ZHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Préparez-vous à une visite de soins virtuels en apprenant à mesurer avec précision la taille et le poids de votre enfant à la maison. Ces mesures jouent un rôle important dans l’évaluation de votre enfant.</p><p>Les mesures de la taille et du poids représentent des facteurs clés qui permettent d’évaluer l’état de santé de votre enfant. Vous devez être prêt à fournir les mesures de taille et de poids les plus récentes de votre enfant à ses fournisseurs de soins de santé lors de chaque visite, car ces mesures servent souvent à calculer la posologie des médicaments ou les besoins en substances nutritives.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Pour mesurer la taille de l’enfant, vous aurez besoin d’une surface plane ou d’un mur vertical, d’une règle droite, d’un ruban à mesurer et d’un crayon.</li><li>Pour mesurer le poids de l’enfant, vous aurez besoin d’un pèse-personne numérique.</li><li>Si l’enfant est un nourrisson ou a moins de deux ans, vous devrez mesurer sa taille en position allongée.</li><li>Si l’enfant a deux ans ou plus et peut se tenir debout de manière autonome, vous mesurerez sa taille en position debout.</li><li>Refaites toutes les mesures au moins deux fois pour vous assurer qu’elles sont exactes.</li></ul><h2>Mesurer la taille</h2><h3>Mesurer la taille si l’enfant a moins de deux ans</h3><p>Si l’enfant est un nourrisson ou a moins de deux ans, mettez-le en position allongée pour mesurer sa taille. Vous mesurerez la distance entre le sommet de la tête et la plante des pieds (les talons) pendant que l’enfant est allongé. Il est recommandé que cette mesure soit prise par deux personnes.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Prendre la mesure de la taille de l’enfant allongé</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Height_measurement_Under_2yrsold.jpg" alt="Deux adultes mesurant la taille d'un bébé lorsque le bébé s'est allongé. La femme tient la tête de l'enfant, et l'homme tient les pieds." /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">La flèche rouge indique l’endroit où doit se trouver la tête de l’enfant, en position droite et au ras du mur. La flèche verte indique la direction dans laquelle vous devez fléchir les pieds de l’enfant pour que ses jambes soient complètement tendues.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Pour mesurer avec précision à la maison la taille de l’enfant allongé, vous procéderez comme suit :</p><ol><li>Allongez l’enfant sur le dos sur une surface plane et ferme. L’enfant peut garder sa couche, mais vous devez enlever tout vêtement encombrant. Assurez-vous que le sommet de la tête de l’enfant est positionné directement contre un mur plat ou une tête de lit.</li><li>Il est préférable que deux personnes prennent la mesure. En effet, il faut deux personnes pour mesurer avec précision la taille de l’enfant : une pour tenir sa tête droite et au ras du mur, et l’autre pour étirer ses jambes complètement.</li><li>Placez le ruban à mesurer sur la surface plane directement à côté de l’enfant. Il peut être utile de fixer le ruban sur la surface avec du papier collant.</li><li>Mesurez la distance entre le sommet de la tête de l’enfant et la plante de ses pieds (talons).</li><li>Relevez et notez la mesure à 0,1 cm près.</li></ol><p> <em>Remarque : Il peut y avoir une différence jusqu’à 2,5 cm entre les mesures prises en position couchée et celles prises en position debout.</em></p><h3>Mesurer la taille si l’enfant a deux ans ou plus</h3><p>Si l’enfant a deux ans ou plus et est capable de se tenir en position correcte contre un mur, vous devrez mesurer sa taille en position debout.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Prendre la mesure de la taille de l’enfant debout</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Height_measurement_Over_2yrsold.jpg" alt="Une femme mesurant la taille de son enfant lorsque l'enfant se tient debout" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Les flèches rouges indiquent les points du corps de l’enfant qui doivent être alignés contre le mur. Selon la morphologie de l’enfant, il se peut que certains points ne touchent pas le mur.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Pour mesurer avec précision à la maison la taille de l’enfant debout, vous procéderez comme suit :</p><ol><li>Placez l’enfant debout sur un sol plat et sans tapis, contre un mur vertical et les pieds à plat collés ensemble. L’arrière de sa tête, ses omoplates, ses fesses et ses talons devraient toucher le mur. Selon la morphologie de l’enfant, il se peut que certains points ne touchent pas le mur.</li><li>Assurez-vous que les jambes de l’enfant sont droites, que les bras sont placés sur les côtés et que les épaules sont à niveau. L’enfant doit se tenir aussi immobile que possible.</li><li>Demandez à l’enfant de regarder droit devant.</li><li>Placez une règle sur le sommet de la tête de l’enfant (voir l’illustration ci-dessus).</li><li>Vos yeux doivent se trouver au même niveau que la règle.</li><li>Tracez un repère au point de contact entre la partie inférieure de la règle et le mur. Utilisez un ruban à mesurer pour prendre la mesure depuis le sol jusqu’au repère tracé sur le mur.</li><li>Relevez et notez la mesure à 0,1 cm près.</li></ol><p> <strong>Conseils pratiques</strong></p><ul><li>Enlevez les chaussures, les chaussettes, les vêtements encombrants et les accessoires de cheveux.</li><li>Les cheveux de l’enfant doivent être détachés (pas de queue de cheval ou de chignon, etc.).</li><li>Utilisez un autocollant pour tracer le repère plutôt que le mur ou la surface dure.</li><li>Refaites toutes les mesures au moins deux fois pour vous assurer qu’elles sont exactes.</li><li>Assurez-vous de vérifier si vous prenez vos mesures en centimètres ou en pouces.</li></ul><h2>Mesurer le poids</h2><p>Pour mesurer le poids avec précision à la maison, vous devrez procéder comme suit :</p><ol><li>Utilisez un pèse-personne numérique. Évitez d’utiliser un pèse-personne à ressort. Placez le pèse-personne sur un sol ferme plutôt que sur un tapis.</li><li>Ôtez les chaussures de l’enfant et tout vêtement lourd.</li><li>Demandez à l’enfant de se tenir debout ou étendu au milieu du pèse-personne en bougeant le moins possible.</li><li>Inscrivez le poids de l’enfant à une décimale près (p. ex., 0,1 kg, 0,1 oz, 0,1 lb).</li></ol><p> <strong>Conseils pratiques</strong></p><ul><li>Si l’enfant est trop jeune ou incapable de se tenir sur le pèse-personne, vous pouvez commencer par vous peser vous-même, puis vous peser à nouveau en tenant l’enfant dans les bras. Le poids de l’enfant correspond à la différence entre ces deux poids.</li><ul><li>Par conséquent : <em>poids combinés de l’adulte et de l’enfant</em> – <em>poids de l’adulte</em> = <em>poids de l’enfant</em></li></ul><li>Refaites toutes les mesures au moins deux fois pour vous assurer qu’elles sont exactes.</li><li>Assurez-vous de vérifier si vous prenez vos mesures en livres ou en kilogrammes.</li></ul><h2>Comment se préparer pour mesurer la taille et le poids</h2><p>Pour mesurer avec précision la taille et le poids de votre enfant, vous aurez besoin des fournitures suivantes :</p><ul><li>Si vous mesurez la taille de l’enfant pendant qu’il est allongé, vous aurez besoin d’une surface plate et dure qui jouxte directement un mur vertical ou une tête de lit.</li><li>Si vous mesurez la taille de l’enfant pendant qu’il est debout, vous aurez besoin d’un sol plat, sans tapis, et d’un mur vertical (de préférence sans plinthes).</li><li>Une règle droite.</li><li>Un ruban à mesurer.</li><ul><li>Pour garantir une mesure précise, vérifiez bien où se trouve le zéro sur le ruban. Certains rubans commencent à zéro, et d’autres ont un espace avant le zéro.</li></ul><li>Un crayon.</li><li>Un papier autocollant. À utiliser si vous ne voulez pas tracer un repère sur le mur ou sur la surface dure.</li><li>Un pèse-personne numérique.</li></ul><h2>Références</h2><p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <em>Measuring Children’s Height and Weight Accurately At Home</em>. Consulté sur : <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/">https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/</a>.<br></p>
虛擬護理:如何在家中準確量度貴子弟的身高和體重虛擬護理:如何在家中準確量度貴子弟的身高和體重Virtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeChineseTraditionalNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2021-01-14T05:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>學習如何在家中準確量度貴子弟的身高和體重,從而為虛擬護理診症作好準備。這些量度資料是為貴子弟作出評估的重要元素。</p><p>測量身高和體重,是評估子女健康狀況方面關鍵的一部分。您應準備好在每次就診時,向醫護提供者提供貴子弟最新的身高和體重資料,因為該等測量常會用於計算藥物劑量或營養需要。</p><h2>關鍵重點</h2><ul><li>你需要準備平坦的表面或垂直的牆身、直尺、軟尺及鉛筆,以量度貴子弟的身高。</li><li>你需要使用電子磅,為貴子弟量度體重。</li><li>如果貴子弟是幼兒或不足兩歲,就應在兒童躺下時量度身高。</li><li>如果貴子弟的年齡為兩歲或以上,而且能夠獨自站立,就應在兒童站立時量度身高。</li><li>重複所有量度步驟最少兩次,確保資料準確</li></ul>
Atención virtual: Cómo medir con precisión la estatura y el peso de su hijo en su hogarAAtención virtual: Cómo medir con precisión la estatura y el peso de su hijo en su hogarVirtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2021-01-14T05:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Para prepararse para una consulta de atención virtual, aprenda cómo medir con precisión la estatura y el peso de su hijo en su hogar. Estas mediciones son una parte importante de la evaluación de su hijo.</p><p>Las medidas de la estatura y el peso son elementos fundamentales para evaluar el estado de salud de su hijo. Debería poder informar las medidas más actualizadas de estatura y peso de su hijo a los profesionales de atención médica en cada visita, ya que estas mediciones suelen usarse para calcular las dosis de los medicamentos o las necesidades nutricionales.</p><h2>Principales puntos </h2><ul><li>Necesitará una superficie plana o una pared vertical, una regla recta, una cinta métrica y un lápiz para medir la estatura de su hijo.</li><li>Necesitará una balanza digital para pesar a su hijo.</li><li>Si su hijo es un bebé o tiene menos de dos años, debe acostarlo para medir su estatura.</li><li>Si su hijo tiene dos años o más y puede pararse de manera independiente, debe medir su estatura de pie.</li><li>Repita todas las mediciones al menos dos veces para asegurarse de que sean precisas.</li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Virtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at home3910.00000000000Virtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeVirtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeVEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2021-01-14T05:00:00Z6.5000000000000073.10000000000001106.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Be prepared for a virtual care visit by learning how to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at home. These measurements are an important part of your child’s assessment.</p><p>Measurements of height and weight are key components in evaluating your child's health status. You should be prepared to provide your child’s most current height and weight measurements to their health-care providers at every visit, as these measurements are often used to calculate medication dosages or nutrition needs.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>You will need a flat surface or vertical wall, straight ruler, measuring tape and pencil to measure your child’s height.</li><li>You will need a digital weighing scale to measure your child’s weight.</li><li>If your child is an infant or under two years of age, their height should be measured while lying down.</li><li>If your child is two years of age or older and can stand independently, their height should be measured while standing up.</li><li>Repeat all measurements at least twice to ensure they are accurate.</li></ul><h2>Measuring height</h2><h3>Measuring height if your child is under two years of age</h3><p>If your child is an infant or under two years of age, their height should be measured while they are lying down. This is a measurement of distance from the top of the head to the soles (heels) of the feet when your child is lying down. It is recommended that this measurement be taken with the help of two caregivers.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Reading your child’s height measurement while they are lying down</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Height_measurement_Under_2yrsold.jpg" alt="Two caregivers measuring their baby's height, while the child is lying down. The woman is holding the child's head, while the man is holding the child's feet." /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The red arrow shows where your child's head should be, straight and flush to the wall. The green arrow shows the direction you should flex your child’s feet so that their legs are fully stretched out.</figcaption></figure> <p>To measure your child’s height accurately at home while they are lying down, you will need to:</p><ol><li>Place your child on their back on a flat, firm surface. Your child may remain diapered, but you should remove any bulky clothing. Ensure that the top of your child's head is directly against a flat wall or headboard.</li><li>Have two caregivers obtain the measurement. Two people are required to accurately measure your child’s height; one to hold your child's head straight and flush to the wall, and one to fully stretch your child’s legs.</li><li>Place the measuring tape on the flat surface directly beside your child. It may be helpful to tape the measuring tape to the lying surface.</li><li>Measure the distance from the top of your child’s head to the soles (heels) of their feet.</li><li>Read and record the height to the nearest 0.1 cm.</li></ol><p> <em>Note: There may be a difference between measurements of height while lying down and height while standing up of up to 2.5 cm.</em></p><h3>Measuring height if your child is two years of age or older</h3><p>If your child is two years of age or older and can stand and maintain the correct erect posture against a wall, their height should be determined by measuring their height while they are standing up.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Reading your child’s height measurement while they are standing up</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Height_measurement_Over_2yrsold.jpg" alt="A caregiver measuring their child's height, while the child is standing up." /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The red arrows show the points on your child’s body that should be flush against the wall. Depending on your child’s body shape, all points may not touch the wall.</figcaption></figure> <p>To measure your child’s height accurately at home while they are standing up, you will need to:</p><ol><li>Stand your child on a flat, uncarpeted floor with their feet flat, together, and against a vertical wall. The back of their head, shoulder blades, buttocks, and heels should be against the wall. Depending on the overall body shape of your child, all points may not touch the wall.</li><li>Make sure your child’s legs are straight, arms are at their sides, and their shoulders are level. Ensure your child is standing as still as possible.</li><li>Have your child look straight ahead.</li><li>Place a ruler on top of your child's head (refer to image above).</li><li>Have your eyes at the same level as the ruler.</li><li>Mark where the bottom of the ruler meets the wall. Use a measuring tape to measure from the base of the floor to the marked measurement on the wall.</li><li>Read and record the height to the nearest 0.1 cm.</li></ol><p> <strong>Helpful tips</strong></p><ul><li>Remove shoes, socks, bulky clothing and hair accessories.</li><li>Make sure your child’s hair is down (e.g., no ponytails, buns, etc.).</li><li>Use a sticky note to mark on, instead of the wall or hard surface.</li><li>Repeat all measurements at least twice to ensure they are accurate.</li><li>Be sure to verify if you are measuring in centimetres vs. inches.</li></ul><h2>Measuring weight</h2><p>To measure weight accurately at home, you will need to:</p><ol><li>Use a digital scale. Avoid using bathroom scales that are spring-loaded. Place the scale on firm flooring rather than carpet.</li><li>Have your child remove their shoes and heavy clothing.</li><li>Have your child stand/lie as still as possible in the centre of the scale.</li><li>Record your child’s weight to the nearest decimal fraction (e.g., 0.1 kg, 0.1 oz, 0.1 lbs).</li></ol><p> <strong>Helpful tips</strong></p><ul><li>If your child is too young or unable to stand independently on a scale, you can first independently weigh yourself, then re-weigh yourself while holding your child. You can subtract your independent weight from the combined weight to identify the difference.</li><ul><li>For example: <em>weight of both caregiver and child</em> – <em>weight of caregiver</em> = <em>weight of child alone</em></li></ul><li>Repeat all measurements at least twice to ensure they are accurate.</li><li>Be sure to verify if you are measuring in pounds vs. kilograms.</li></ul><h2>Preparing to measure height and weight</h2><p>In order to accurately measure your child’s height and weight, you will need the following supplies:</p><ul><li>A flat, hard surface that is directly against an upright wall or headboard to measure your child’s height while they are lying down; <strong>or</strong></li><li>A flat, uncarpeted floor and an upright wall (preferably without baseboards) to measure your child’s height while they are standing up.</li><li>A straight ruler.</li><li>A measuring tape.</li><ul><li>To ensure an accurate measurement, be sure to check where the zero is located on the tape. Some tapes start at zero and others have some lead-in space.</li></ul><li>A pencil.</li><li>A sticky note. This is optional, if you do not want to mark the wall or hard surface.</li><li>A digital weighing scale.</li></ul><h2>References</h2><p>Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <em>Measuring Children's Height and Weight Accurately At Home</em>. Retrieved from: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/">https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children.html/</a>.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Height_measurement_Over_2yrsold.jpgVirtual care: How to accurately measure your child’s height and weight at homeFalseMeasuring height and weight at home Be prepared for a virtual care visit by learning how to accurately measure your child’s height and weight using supplies you have at home.

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