# How can I measure my height without standing?

## How can I measure my height without standing?

If an individual is unable to stand you can determine their height by measuring their ulna length (forearm). Refer to the ulna video in the ‘related links’ section to determine an individual’s height from their ulna length. To convert an ulna length to height download an ulna conversion chart.

### Can I measure my height while lying down?

Measure on a horizontal surface. To get an accurate number you will need to have the person lay down on a firm area. Use a measuring tape to measure from the base of their feet to the top of their head. Be aware that this method is less accurate when used with taller persons.

What is the most practical way to get the height accurately?

Lightly mark where the bottom of the headpiece meets the wall. Then, use a metal tape to measure from the base on the floor to the marked measurement on the wall to get the height measurement. Accurately record the height to the nearest 1/8th inch or 0.1 centimeter.

Are you taller when you wake up?

As we go through the day, the cartilage in our knees and spine slowly compresses causing us to shrink a little. When we sleep at night the cartilage has a chance to rest and goes back to its normal size. On average we are about 1cm taller in the morning than we are at night.

## Does hair count as height?

No you don’t measure you hair, just the top of your scalp.

### How does iPhone determine height?

Here’s how to measure height using the iPhone 12 Pro:

1. Open the Measure app.
2. Hold the iPhone so that the whole length of the person is in the frame.
3. After a few seconds you will see a line appear above the persons head and the height measurement will show just below that.

How to measure height and weight accurately at home?

Lightly mark where the bottom of the headpiece meets the wall. Then, use a metal tape to measure from the base on the floor to the marked measurement on the wall to get the height measurement. Accurately record the height to the nearest 1/8th inch or 0.1 centimeter. To measure weight accurately at home to calculate BMI-for-age: Use a digital scale.

How to measure your own height unassisted?

A person who wants to measure their own height unassisted might find it a bit challenging. But here are some steps to make it easier: Find a flat, straight object such as a book, ruler, or box. Place the object on top of the head and stand with the back straight against a wall and feet flat.

## How do you measure a child’s height without a scale?

Take the height measurement on flooring that is not carpeted and against a flat surface such as a wall with no molding. Have the child or teen stand with feet flat, together, and against the wall. Make sure legs are straight, arms are at sides, and shoulders are level.

### How is your height measured at the Doctor?

When your height is measured at the doctor’s office, you usually stand next to a device called a stadiometer. A stadiometer is a long ruler attached to the wall. It has a sliding horizontal headpiece that’s adjusted to rest on top of your head. It’s a quick way of accurately measuring your height.