Made of a sturdy, unbreakable hardwood for durability and reliable accuracy. The footpiece of the infant measuring device is channeled on an aluminum sideboard for smooth wobble-free operation. A cut-out handle has also been included for increased mobility. Recumbent length refers to stature taken while lying down. Recumbent length is used to measure infants and children less than two years of age, and can also be used for children two-to-three years of age who have great difficulty standing on their own.