Who wants to wait for well-child visits to know how much their baby weighs? Not us. And go figure, we don't even have a scale in our house.
Still curious, we figured out how to weigh our baby using Wii Fit Plus. Wii Fit Plus is a game for the Nintendo Wii that attempts to bring exercise to video games. As you probably have noticed, we're losing our youth to electronics, and as the old adage goes, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
I've been unsuccessful in making the Wii Fit an actual part of my regular workout routine, as fun as it may sound. However, using the Wii to weigh our baby is best thing we've discovered since realizing we could stream Netflix through the little white box under our TV.
Here's how to weigh your baby using Wii Fit Plus:
Set up a Mii for your child.
Click on the Mii Channel.
Create a new Mii. (Don't forget to add their adorable birthmark, if applicable.)
When asked for the age, the Wii will recognize that you are creating a baby and *poof* create your baby.
Go to the Wii Fit Plus Channel
It will then walk you through weighing your baby. You'll first weigh yourself and then pick up your baby and stand on the Wii Balance Board.
This is a pretty slick way to weigh your baby, and the nice thing is that it will keep track of the weight every time you weigh in. As opposed to a scale which will do essentially the same thing, this way you don't have to manually keep track of what your baby weighs and how he or she grows over time.
We try to weigh Rooney once a month, especially during the months that she doesn't have a well-child visit. Rooney is a big baby, typically tipping the charts in the 90th percentile in height and weight. We couldn't be prouder. We're both fairly tall, so Rooney definitely inherited that trait, and with the height comes a long torso that most clothes do not fit. Sorry, girl!
How you keep track of your baby's stats between well-child visits?