Optional measuring rod seca 233 expands scale into a measuring station.
Restless baby? Not a problem!
Ergonomic, convenient and time-saving: these are the key words that define the seca 374. Its extra large tray lets you weigh a seated toddler of up to 44 lbs, even if the child is fidgety. The adjustable damping function combined with the Auto-HOLD function ensures fast and precise work. Net weight of a diapered baby? Choose TARE. The amount of milk breast-fed to a baby? Use the BMIF (Breast-Milk-Intake-Function). Measuring and weighing in one step? Yes ‒ thanks to the optional measuring rod seca 233. Transmit the weight measurement wirelessly to the seca 360° wireless network? It’s simple, no effort is needed when using the auto-SEND function. Operate the scale from any location since it can be powered using batteries or by power adapter.
Capacity44 lbs 20 kg
Graduation 0.2 oz < 22 lbs > 0.5 oz 5 g < 10 kg > 10 g
Dimensions (WxHxD)24.4 x 7.5 x 14.1 inch 620 x 190 x 358 mm
In many developed countries, every tenth newborn weighs more than 9 lbs 15 oz and suffers from fetal macrosomia. This is a medical condition when a new born baby has disproportionally large body parts or organs which could potentially injure the baby during birth or increase their risk of becoming obese or developing Type 2 diabetes in the future. Babies with overweight mothers or mothers with gestational diabetes are more likely to develop fetal macrosomia because they receive too much glucose and produce too much insulin which results in the development of fatty tissue. The baby’s elevated insulin production causes a region of the brain responsible for feelings of fullness to not completely develop. Consequently, the individual’s will face frequent hunger pangs throughout their life which increase their risk of diabetes and obesity. It’s difficult to diagnose fetal macrosomia in the womb because conclusions about the fetal’s weight cannot be made from an ultrasound image. To receive a more reliable diagnosis besides regular weight measurements, the mother's girth and symphysis fundal height are essential.
Today in many western industrialized countries, every tenth newborn suffers from fetal macrosomia.
Indications of fetal macrosomia include a mother's girth of more than 43 inches and a symphysis fundal height of more than 15 3/4 inches in the 40th week of pregnancy.
It's critical to have a healthy start in life
Why is a baby's weight so significant? The physical growth of infants has long been recognized as an important indicator of health and wellness. If weight gain is too fast research shows babies are at risk of childhood obesity and associated diseases. If weight gain is too slow then the baby risks developing physical or psychological problems. A precise weight measurement is important and the reason why doctors and midwives across the globe recommend seca scales.