Review of BabyConnect App
by Tony W.
Our doula, Rachelle Friesen, told my wife and me about an app called BabyConnect. It’s avialble on iTunes for about $5 and is well worth the money. Instead of navigating a clunky paper sheet to log all the feedings and diaper changes, BabyConnect allows you to collect a host of information – including feeding times, food type, nursing, diaper changes, and much more – on your phone at the touch of a button. The app uses graphs and charts to break down the information into days and weeks, providing an easy-to-comprehend format that gives you great insight into your baby’s feedings and bathroom habits.
To top it all off, the account allows multiple users and also allows users to log on through the web, making it easy for parents who care for heir babies at different time of the day to log all feedings and diaper changes and have them immediately accessible to either parent. I love this app.
Review of Total Baby App
By Carilyn C.
I am a huge fan of the app Total Baby for keeping track of all your newborn’s feedings, diapers, sleep habits, and more. Especially with my twins, I needed something to help me quickly and easily remember all of our daily events. After asking around and doing some research, I decided on the Total Baby app and it was a total lifesaver for me. I mainly relied on the feedings and diaper tracking features while the girls were newborns and I found it very easy to add a feeding, keep track of how long it had been since a feeding, see how many wet vs. dirty diapers they were having daily, and with twins it was was very easy to switch back and forth to log each baby’s data. I also love the height & weight tracking feature which I continue to use and update at each doctors appointment. The sleep feature was really helpful when the girls were ready for sleep training. I timed their naps and nighttime sleep for a few days and then I was able to quickly see patterns and establish a sleep schedule.
In addition to those I’ve already mentioned, there are other features that I didn’t personally use but that other’s may find helpful such as tracking baby’s baths, allergies, milestones, keeping a photo album, or even creating your own tracking event. Having used other methods with my older children, I found this app by far the easiest way to log important information.