Question about mother baby scales for parent outreach programs.
Q: "What mother baby scales do you recommend for portability and accuracy? We do outreach to new parents through a program at our school. We need a scale that weighs up to 300 lbs." Sue
Answer: There are two Seca scales which were made primarily for your purpose. The first is the Seca 874, which has a 440 lb. capacity.. The second is the Seca 876 with a 550 lb. capacity. There are two scale bags available to transport these scales. The slim lightweight Seca 515 is a flat bag with a shoulder strap. The Seca 414 is a padded suitcase like bag.
Here are some specifications for the Seca 874.
Seca 874 Flat Scale for Mobile Use Has TARE for Mom/Child Weighing
The new Seca 874 digital floor scale is a compact personal weighing scale capable of determining the weight of a child held by its mother with the convenient Mother/Child function. This is a portable medical scale that is unaffected by humidity levels.The Seca 874 features extremely robust construction and easy-to-use design with long-life batteries. The scale is so simple that you need only the tip of your toes to operate it.
Great Stability: The Seca 874 is very light at only 3.8 kg, but also very tough. Reinforced by steel elements in the frame, the scale also boasts a top-quality ribbed surface, extra-strength two-component ABS plastic and Plexiglas. Small children and adults up to 200 kg can be weighed accurately. Especially large leveling bases keep the scale stable on any type of flooring.
Simple Operation: When conducting one examination after the other, no need to bend over repeatedly. Two push buttons on the Seca 874 can be turned on and off with a toe tap. Easy to transport with the built in integrated handle and includes a scale carrier bag of feather-light nylon.
Special mention should be made of the double display that lets the patient and medical personnel read the results from two different directions at the same time. Thanks to a protected toggle switch and a manual power switch, which prevents unintended activation during transport the function of the scale is always ensured even under difficult conditions.
Seca 874 digital floor scale features :
Replaces the Seca 872, 880 & Seca 881 Scales
Speedy determination of weight of babies and toddlers with the mother/child function.
Easy to transport due to compact design, integrated handle and transport case.
Low-maintenance due to low power consumption.
- Both doctor and patient can see the result at the same time in the double display.
Non-slip rubber mat and controllable tap-on automatic switch-on.
Mother/child function for safe infant weighing
A water-repellent carrier bag is included.
- The flat design and slip-proof surface ensure easy access and a secure stance.
- The large leveling bases on the bottom ensure stability on any type of flooring.
- Double display for readout from different positions.
- Two push buttons for effortless operation with the foot.
Seca 874 digital floor scale specifications :
Capacity: 440 lbs / 200 kg
Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.5 x 2.25 x 12.25 inches
Graduation: 50 g < 150 kg > 100 g /
0.1 lbs < 330 lbs > 0.2 lbs
Power supply: 4 AA batteries
Functions: TARE, HOLD, automatic/manual switch-off, mother/child function.
Weight: 8.4 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years manufacturer warranty.
The Seca 876 has a higher weight capacity. Here are specifications and information on this scale.
The Seca 876 Flat Scale with Integrated Display is a heavy duty professional scale with a large 550 pound capacity. The compact Seca 876 flat scale weighs in at less than 4 kilograms. This scale is nevertheless very stable and suitable for persons weighing up to 250 kilograms. It stands firmly on four leveling bases that guarantee stability, even when small children are weighed while held by an adult. The mother/child-function ascertains the tare of the weight with just the touch of a button. Its light weight makes it ideal for portable use.
Seca 876 Flat Scale with Integrated Display Features:
- Easy to transport – scale itself weighs only 3.6 kg.
- Scales intended for mobile use have to be lightweight
- Suitable for persons weighing up to 250 kilograms
- Stable low-profile platform for easy step up
- Large leveling base for high stability
- Tip-on Automatic switch-on
- Automatic switch-off
- Mother/Child-function for trouble-free weighing of small children
- Pounds to Kilograms switch-over
- Battery power for sites without electrical outlets
Seca 876 Flat Scale with Integrated Display Specifications:
- Capacity: 550 lbs
- Graduation: 0.2 lbs < 330 lbs > 0.5 lbs
- Product Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.3" x 2.3" x 12.4"
- Product Weight: 9.3 lbs
- Power supply: Batteries
- Warranty: 2 year warranty
Either scale would meet your needs.
Thanks for your question.