Children grow incredibly fast, so here's a great way to keep a record of that. This beautiful ruler will last for years to come and can even be handed down. I personally would measure my two boys on the same one and it was neat to see the difference between the two of them at the same age. This would make a great 1st birthday gift, baby shower gift, or just for your own home. Since this is handmade no two boards will be exactly alike and each piece of wood will have its own character- grain, knotting, and imperfections. This product is 6 ft tall and 5 1/2 in wide & 1 1/2 in thick and weighs 6 lbs. This item will also include D-ring hangers but not attached. I highly recommend that everyone anchor their ruler to the wall. I would not want any child to pull this and it fall down on top of them.