Steps to obtain measurements at home for children over 18 months old
Place your child’s back against a wall and ensure his feet are well placed against the back of the wall.
Place your child’s head against the wall, make sure he/she is looking straight ahead.
Place a small rigid box over his head, ensuring the box is firmly against the wall to maintain a 90-degree angle. Put a pencil mark below the box.
Once the line is drawn, place a measuring tape against the wall, ensuring the tip is touching the floor.
Take note of the measurement (in centimetres)
Take your child’s weight (in kilograms), wearing only a diaper or underwear.
For younger children, you may weight them in your arms and then substract your own weight from the total.
Steps to obtain measurements at home for children less than 18 months old
*You will need 2 people to obtain accurate measurements.
Place a table against a wall and lie your child on the table. Place a piece of paper on the table at approximately the level of his feet and tape it to the table so that it does not move.
First person: place your child’s head firmly against the wall and ensure the top of the head is constantly touching the wall.
Second person: stretch the legs and place a rigid box against one foot to level the foot at 90 degrees. Mark the paper where the book meets the foot.
Measure the length from the wall to the line (in centimetres).
Measure around the head by placing the measuring tape (or non-elastic string) 1 cm above the eyebrows and 1 cm above the fold of the ear.
Mark the measurement in centimetres.
Please send us the name and address of your pharmacy as well to add to your child’s file.