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maisymum
26-04-2009, 18:44
I need some help........:confused:........Im trying to workout baby birth weights and how to covert the kg weight into pounds and ounces......We have 3 kiddies and one on the way, all their weights have been worked out in hospital by the midwives and i can't work out how they convert the birth weights :confused:.......eg:

DD was 3825gms.......8 lbs 7 ozs
DS was 3700gms.......8 lbs 5 ozs
DS was 3110gms.......6 lbs 14 ozs

But when i work it out with the conversion rates off the internet i come up with......

DD 8 lbs 4 ozs
DS 8 lbs 1 ozs
DS 6 lbs 8 ozs

I can't for the life off me work out how the midwives convert the babies birth weight.........Someone please help :thumbsup: .....MM xx

Baby Girl
26-04-2009, 19:44
There was a chart at the hospital I had DD1 in that said;

454 grams = 1 pound.

And I think there are 16 ounces to a pound...

That's about as much help as I can be :laughing:

ETA: curiosity got the better of me and when I worked it out I got 8lbs 7oz, 8lbs 3oz (I might have stuffed up there), 6lb 14oz.

kirstenriley
26-04-2009, 19:46
http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm

:D

~Bec~
26-04-2009, 19:48
16oz to a pound
2.2 pounds to a kilo :)

MamaKoala
26-04-2009, 19:52
:iagree:Bec has it right.

maisymum
26-04-2009, 19:57
There was a chart at the hospital I had DD1 in that said;

454 grams = 1 pound.

And I think there are 16 ounces to a pound...

That's about as much help as I can be :laughing:

ETA: curiosity got the better of me and when I worked it out I got 8lbs 7oz, 8lbs 3oz (I might have stuffed up there), 6lb 14oz.

This is doing my head in! :laughing:.....How did you get 8 lbs 7 ozs :confused:.....
I just did.......3825gms divided by 454 gms ( 1 pound ) ........I get 8 lbs 4 ozs :confused:........what am i doing wrong! .......Show me how to work it out! ....lol......

Corie
26-04-2009, 20:02
here you go =)

just type in the grams and click calculate and it does it all for you :D

maisymum
26-04-2009, 20:08
here you go =)

just type in the grams and click calculate and it does it all for you :D

Yay! It worked :smiliedance:.........But how do i work it out on my calculator at home :confused: ..........

Corie
26-04-2009, 20:44
obviously math wasnt my best subject at school, trying to figure it out myself hurts my head too much :p

not too long ago, i always believed my DD1 was born weighing 8lb 9oz... till i found an online conversion calculator and she was infact 8lb 15oz! all that time i had been living a lie LOL!

Kema
26-04-2009, 21:06
This is doing my head in! :laughing:.....How did you get 8 lbs 7 ozs :confused:.....
I just did.......3825gms divided by 454 gms ( 1 pound ) ........I get 8 lbs 4 ozs :confused:........what am i doing wrong! .......Show me how to work it out! ....lol......

MM - I know what is happening.....:detective:

When you divide 3825g by 454 you get 8.4.

8.4 doesnt stand for 8lb 4oz...its 8.4lbs.

There are 16 ounces in an pound... so 0.4 of an pound is actually about 7 ounces.

Does that make sense?

Kema:bee:

As for a calculation to work it out...I just use the app on my mobile...I'm too lazy to work it out any other way. :o

maisymum
26-04-2009, 22:48
MM - I know what is happening.....:detective:

When you divide 3825g by 454 you get 8.4.

8.4 doesnt stand for 8lb 4oz...its 8.4lbs.

There are 16 ounces in an pound... so 0.4 of an pound is actually about 7 ounces.

Does that make sense?

Kema:bee:

As for a calculation to work it out...I just use the app on my mobile...I'm too lazy to work it out any other way. :o

Thanks Kema that does make sence......but now i'm going to ask another dumb question! :laughing: .......Whats the formula to working out 0.4 of a pound is 7 ozs?.........Thankyou for being my brain!......:laughing:......MM xx

gazelle
26-04-2009, 23:58
Hey MM!

Multiply the 0.4 by 16 to find out how many ounces four tenths of a pound is:

0.4 x 16 = 6.4 ounces.

So, your 3825g bubba is about halfway between 8 lb 6 oz and 8 lb 7 oz.

(the reason the 0.4 isn't four ounces is that the decimal system works in tenths and the imperial measurements are in sixteenths in this case).

HTH!

Kema
27-04-2009, 08:17
:yelclap: Gazelle,

You explained it much better than I did...I was so tired when I posted last night...lol.

There you go MM you now have a formula for conversion....I should write it down somewhere. :thumbsup:

Kema:bee:

maisymum
27-04-2009, 08:26
Thankyou both :hugs: .....I now can work it out :smiliedance: last time after we had bub they just gave us the gram weight and we had to wait a couple of days for a midwife to convert it, it was so fustrating, now we can work it out! :smiliedance: Thanks again.........not long now Kema......MM xx

cuddlepot
21-05-2009, 21:50
Found this calculator on the net. It's pretty good :)

http://users.tpg.com.au/doktormj/kilograms2pounds.htm

Kayteigh
13-06-2009, 12:38
My son Travis was 3700grams at birth too and I was told that he was 8 pound 3, how strange that the same birth weight can be different in pounds and ounces