Grow With Me is an interesting app which may be helpful to parents, especially those with a newborn as this app has been designed to log much of the information new parents feel compelled to keep such as data involving feedings and diapers, info given at well-baby visits as well as keeping a working schedule for vaccinations. Birth announcements can be created, and info can also be Facebooked and tweeted as well.
When our son was born, he had a hard time gaining his birth weight back within the first two weeks, so we needed to keep a detailed account of how much he nursed as well as how many diapers he used in a given day. The need to keep such detailed accounts, down to left breast and right breast, written by hand in a tiny flowchart provided by the pediatrician compounded the overwhelmingness we felt as new parents. I wish this app had been available to us; it would have saved us a lot of energy and stress. I really like that all you need to do is select “breast” and press a stopwatch of sorts when one starts and finishes, with the information now ready to be emailed in preparation for a printout to show the doctor. Options include bottle and solid feeding as well. The same goes for the ease in which you can document wet vs. soiled diapers as well as baby’s sleep schedule.
I appreciate that this app is not just useful to new parents, but any family can use this app when a family member – child or not – needs to keep detailed information about symptoms of a sickness or medications needed, plus more. I find the calendar to remember appointments helpful, as is the record keeper for vaccines.
The most important thing that stuck me about this app is the ease of use, including sharing this information with one’s doctor. The one thing I find missing is a password option to keep the information safe, some of which may be of a personal nature, be it from a stolen iPhone, a nosy family member who may have access to the device but whom you don’t want sharing in this infomation, to older children, for whom it may be best not knowing the details of their illnesses. All in all, I think this app would be very helpful to parents of both infants as well as older children.
Baby Tracker by Grow With Me
Developer: JCS INC.
Released: 2010-11-09 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperRated Best Baby Tracking app for Parents! ★★★★★
#Featured as Top App in Apple New & Noteworthy!
#Featured in Health Tap, The iPhone Mom, Canadian Mom's & Gagagougou
If you are expecting a baby or have children, this is the must-have application for you. The Baby Tracker app by Grow With Me is designed to help ease the daily stress of managing and keeping track of your baby's health and wellness. View the features tab to understand what tools lie at your fingertips.
Baby Tracker by Grow With Me is a new application that's tailor-made for parents. You can accurately organize and track your baby's physical growth, doctor's appointments, sleep, feeding patterns, vaccinations and much more - all within this app!
Custom Baby Birth Announcements
Announce the arrival of your baby right from your hospital bed! Choose from a variety of designer birth announcements and personalize it in just 3 easy steps.
Capture and record all the important information from your baby's wellness checkups and keep track of their progress - all from within your iPhone.
Track your Baby's Growth
Visually track growth, weight, sleeping and feeding patterns, and much more! Integrate your social networks and share these important growth milestones with one tap.
Record Fever Outbreaks
It's a scary time when your new baby or toddler spikes a fever. Grow With Me provides you with an easy to use temperature tracker so you can track if the fever is breaking or it's time to call the hospital.
Keep Track of Medication
Organize and track your child's antibiotics. See when you last administered a dosage and set reminders to alert you when it’s time to administer the next dose! Have a quick reference point for your doctor on any reactions your child had.
Select your country of residence and view the immunization schedule as a guide to help understand when you should speak to your doctor about your child's vaccinations. Track and record which shots were given and when.
Store all your important numbers for your baby's health & wellness in one place.
Simplicity is our goal. When inquiring about your baby's health, you don't want to waste time. That's why we made Grow With Me with a relaxed, user-focused layout that anybody can use. Because it's not about the technological knick-knacks - it's about your child.
A+++ Best Baby App! - ★★★★★
by BraylynnBaby - Version 1.0 - 12 November 2010
Can't say enough about this app. I downloaded it two days ago based on a girlfriends recommendation. I'm using it for my 3 year old and my 1 month old. For the 1 month old, this app is truly fantastic because I don't need the pen and paper now and can just grab my iphone by my bed and time the feedings or record the amount from my pumping. Also, I plan on using this at the doctor's to start tracking the weight and height and will use the audio feature in the app to record her - our doctor is notorious for having us in and out in minutes and by the time I am driving home I swear I forget what she said (hehe). For my older one, I've inputted mostly his growth measurements now and all the immunizations to date. It's handy to have this on hand because I swear by the time they are older you forget when and what they had and I had to go through a mess with his school around vaccinations. Great interface, great product, well worth the $5, thank you, thank you!