thread: Isn't it weird...

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2004
    5,756

    Isn't it weird...

    ...that when babies are born we measure their weight in pounds and ounces, but after that we measure in kgs and have no idea what it is in pounds? (sorry, late night mind going wild! lol)


  2. #2
    Platinum Member

    Nov 2004
    Victoria
    857

    I totally agree...I have no idea how many pounds Amy is and only know in kgs. When people as what she was when born, I tell them in pounds or kilos depending on the persons age. Lucky I have got it right so far but most people want to know in pounds.

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    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
    3,006

    Ask your MCHN for a printout of weights in kgs and pounds, my MCHN gave it to me at my first visit so I know exactly what he is in kgs and pounds, makes it easier for my MIL when she asks like last time I was able to tell her that Matthew was 8.5 kg which is 18pound 12 ozs.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Brisbane
    1,300

    I too have the conversion table that Deeanne has, it's great i use it all the time.
    Corey is 4.1kg which converts to 9lb1oz.

    Take care Leah

  5. #5
    Colleen Guest

    you just times the kilos by 2.2 to get pounds

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    BellyBelly Member
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    Oct 2004
    NW Tasmania
    254

    I have got the table too,and dont know what i would do without it...I am not a fan of measuring in kgs,it is too hard for my brain to comprehend!!!

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic
    2,164

    It is strange, but I sort of do both, older people like pds and ounces better. My current mchn doesn't covert it I do it myslef using my table
    cheers

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
    3,006

    Kate - I`ve just gone and had a look for you, mine goes up to 13.95 kg, I assume they`d all be the same

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic
    2,164

    Mine goes up to 30lb 15ozs, which is 14.034kgs. It also says 1oz = 28.3g and 1lb = 454g.

    Regards Michelle

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    i tell some people in pounds and other people in kilos, and it seems that i get it wrong nearly every time!! #-o when i tell them in kilos they ask what that means in pounds...oh well...

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
    8,944

    LOL I have no idea...better get up on this as we are going to America for Christmas so we had better know how much she weighs there!!! LOL

  12. #12
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic
    2,164

    Yes Christy they will be sure to ask cos they don't do kgs at all over there!

    Sounds worse too when you are 300lbs like in that weight loss show, the biggest loser!
    Cheers michelle

  13. #13
    ralfus Guest

    conversion rates

    1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds
    1 pound = 0.45359237 kilograms

    for easy conversion go to google and type in search area
    how many kilos in 6 pound. -- etc

    google works as a calculater as well as a search engine.