A pound of pears and a little boy please! Mother, 31, uses M&S scales to weigh her son…because temporary clinics are closed due to Covid
- Tasha Moss, 31, spotted scales while shopping at M&S with newborn Freddy Jay
- A mother of three, from Berkshire, quickly showed her 10-week-old son off the scale
- Glad that Freddy-Jay, who was born at 6lbs 5.5oz, came in at a healthy weight of 10lbs 4oz
With pediatric clinics still closed due to Covid, new mum Tasha Moss has devised an ingenious trick to find out how much her 10-week-old son weighs.
The 31-year-old couldn’t resist putting little Freddy Guy into the apple and carrot platter upon spotting old fruit and vegetable scales at her local Marks & Spencer store.
Close examination showed he was growing well – and soon a photo of the scene, including an M&S tag saying “Pick of the bunch,” proved a hit on social media.
Of course, the post – labeled “Good old M&S by old school standards” – attracted the inevitable comment, as a play on the famous Marks & Spencer ad: “He’s not just a kid, he’s an M&S kid.”
The Facebook photo has garnered more than 2,500 likes, shares and comments.
The inspiration for the impromptu weight came when Miss Moss and her boyfriend were shopping for donuts at Reading.
31-year-old Tasha Moss couldn’t resist putting little Freddy Gay into the apple and carrot platter upon spotting old fruit and vegetable scales at her local Marks & Spencer store.
The mother of three, from Finchampstead in Berkshire, who cleaned the tray before and after with antibacterial wipes, was thrilled to see Freddy Jay, who was born at 6 pounds 5.5 ounces, tipping the scales at 10 pounds 4 ounces (pictured) together)
“We were walking through the fruit and vegetable aisle,” she said.
“I had Freddy in my arms, I had just finished feeding him, and I saw the scales. I said: “Shall we weigh it?”
The mother-of-three, of Finchampstead, Berkshire, who cleaned the drawer before and after with antibacterial wipes, was excited to see Freddy Jay, who was born at 6 pounds 5.5 ounces, tip the scales at 10 pounds 4 ounces.
To her relief, a somewhat inaccurate examination confirmed that he was growing well.
“Obviously not as accurate as digital,’ said Miss Moss, “but it gave me a little idea of his weight now.
I haven’t weighed it for a long time. It was reassuring to know I was doing something right.