Infant Measuring: Flexible Mat Vs. Recumbent Board Devices

Actually, instead of the question being one “versus” the other, both have a role to play in today’s pediatric settings.  Application examples are helpful to illustrate the different uses.

In a pediatric setting such as Primary Care in which the patients are normal, growing, healthy babies, the “infant measure mats” have been a popular choice now for several years.  Made of flexible, non-stretch, medical-grade plastic material designed to provide length measurements to 1/4″ inch graduations are the norm with these devices.  The graduations of 1/4″ presented by a flexible mat device are commensurate with the growth-monitoring objectives for healthy babies exhibiting normal growth.

At the other end of the spectrum, infants born premature and/or struggling with health issues, will need a different level of growth-monitoring of course, and this is where the rigid, recumbent board infant measuring device plays a critical role.  In these situations, infant height and weight must be carefully monitored in order to carefully calibrate dosages primarily, in conjunction with precise monitoring of growth.

So, it all depends on “how the patient is presenting” in regards to which type of measuring device is the best fit in a given pediatric case; each type has its place.

1 Response to “Infant Measuring: Flexible Mat Vs. Recumbent Board Devices”

  1. 1 Juliet August 31, 2014 at 9:11 am

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