Have you tried the Baby Buddy app? It’s been specially created by the charity Best Beginnings for new parents and parents-to-be to help them look after themselves and their baby.
The app is free to download, allows you to create your own personalised avatar (your “Buddy) and has many features, including useful “Daily Information”, some great Videos, a cool goal setting function called “You can do it” a “What does it mean” feature where you can find out what words means and a very helpful “Appointments” feature.
Everything in the app has been approved and endorsed by organisations including the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
This is version 1.0 and Best Beginnings is really keen for your feedback before the official launch in November 2014 so they can make the app even better.
So, here’s how you can get involved:
1) Install the app on your phone using one of these links:
Android phone http://bit.ly/1sBrquz
or by click here: http://www.
2) Send your comments, ideas for new features or new questions you would like the app to answer for you by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via the app by clicking on the “Tell us what you think” option;
3) Join the Best Beginnings Facebook page (www.facebook.com/
bestbeginningscharity), like it and follow it, and take part in any conversations about the app.
4) Use the app and write a review of it on Google Play or iTunes App Store. The more reviews there are for parents-to-be and new parents looking for help, the easier it is to decide if it’s worth downloading.
Baby Buddy has been created by the child health and wellbeing charity Best Beginnings. The app has been made possible thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the Tedworth Charitable Trust and the Guys and St Thomas’ Charity alongside the technical whizz of the charity’s app developers Despark.