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How to Make a Baby Weight Pool Chart

author image Rosenya Faith
Rosenya Faith has been working with children since the age of 16 as a swimming instructor and dance instructor. For more than 14 years she has worked as a recreation and skill development leader, an early childhood educator and a teaching assistant, working in elementary schools and with special needs children between 4 and 11 years of age.
How to Make a Baby Weight Pool Chart
Woman at a baby shower touching a pregnant woman's belly Photo Credit: Barry Austin/Digital Vision/Getty Images

When someone is expecting, it’s not unusual for more than just the soon-to-be parents to get excited about the pregnancy. As the big day nears, friends, family and coworkers will often start making guesses concerning the new arrival -- including how much the baby will weigh. Creating a baby weight pool chart is a fun way for everyone to make their guesses known – and to share their excitement and anticipation. Making such a chart is really quite simple.

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Step 1

Write a title for the pool at the top of a large sheet of poster board. For example, "Baby Isabella's Weight Pool" if you already know the baby’s name, or "Natalia's Baby Weight Pool" if you don’t.

Step 2

Draw a grid chart on the rest of the board with a ruler to keep the pool neat. You'll need at least 11 columns and 16 rows to make a chart for guesses up to a baby weight of 10 pounds, 15 ounces. Add an extra column for every pound and an extra row for every ounce.

Step 3

Write “Pounds” in the top, left grid square and “Ounces” directly below it in the same square. Write the numbers 1 through 10 across the top grid squares -- and the numbers 1 through 15 down the left side. Use a pink marker if you know the baby is a girl, a blue marker for a boy, or a gender neutral color, such as green or orange, if the baby's sex is going to be a surprise.

Step 4

Have friends, family or coworkers guess what they think the baby's birth weight will be. To claim a particular weight, instruct everyone to move across the top of the grid to the pound they’re guessing and then down the grid to the ounce -- and to write their names in the corresponding grid square with the colored markers. You can allow only one person per square or let multiple people claim the same square – but then they'll have to share the winnings if they guess correctly.

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