We need a little more than a pound of pears, and we want scouts to help us! Mother, 31, uses M&S scales to weigh her son… because drop-in clinics are shut due to Covid

  • Tasha Moss, 31, spotted scales while shopping at M&S with newborn Freddie-Jay 
  • Berkshire mother-of-3 quickly brought her 10-week old son to the scales
  • Delighted that Freddie-Jay was born at 6lb 5.5oz and weighed in at healthy 10lb 4oz 










Tasha Moss, a new mother discovered a clever way to determine the weight of her 10-week-old son. Drop-in clinics were still closed due to Covid.

Spotting old-fashioned fruit and veg scales at her local Marks & Spencer, the 31-year-old couldn’t resist putting little Freddie-Jay in the dish meant for apples and carrots.

The cheeky check-up showed he was growing well – and a photo of the scene, including an M&S sign saying ‘Pick of the bunch’, quickly proved a hit on social media.

Of course, the post – captioned ‘Good old M&S with old school scales’ – attracted the inevitable comment, as a play on a famous Marks & Spencer advert: ‘He’s not just any baby, he’s an M&S baby.’ 

This Facebook photo received more than 2500 likes, shares, and comments.

Miss Moss, a friend and her cake-loving friends were browsing the Reading shop when they got an idea to do an impromptu weigh in. 

Spotting old-fashioned fruit and veg scales at her local Marks & Spencer, the 31-year-old Tasha Moss couldn’t resist putting little Freddie-Jay in the dish meant for apples and carrots

The mother-of-three, from Finchampstead in Berkshire, who cleaned the tray before and afterwards with anti-bacterial wipes, was thrilled to see that Freddie-Jay, who was born at 6lb 5.5oz, tipped the scales at 10lb 4oz (pictured together)

A mother of three from Finchampstead (Berkshire), was happy to see that Freddie Jay was 10lb 4oz.

She stated, “We were passing by the fruit and vegetable aisle,” 

Freddie was in my arms and I just had finished feeding him. I looked at the scales. “Shall you weigh him ?”.’?”

A mother of three from Finchampstead, Berkshire was delighted to find that Freddie Jay, who was 6lb 5.5oz when she was born, weighed in at 10lb 4oz.

She was relieved to see that he had grown well despite the inexact test. 

Miss Moss stated that although it isn’t as precise as digital scales, the information has given her a good idea of his weight.

“I have not had him weighed since so long. It was very reassuring knowing that I do something right.

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