Oh how I wish I had my ipod touch and this Similac Baby Journal app when the boys were born! Instead we had “the chart” given to us by the hospital–you know, the one to track feedings and diaper changes. Time started, time stopped, time of diaper change, what was in the diaper, etc. With Big Brother, when we discovered major breastfeeding issues (perhaps it’s own post one day), this task became all the more important and challenging–what side nursed, how long, but then also how much bottle supplement too, how long that took, etc. Well now, thanks to Similac, “there’s an app for that!” 🙂 Using this app would have been SO much easier and if/when baby #3 comes along this will be FANTASTIC!
You can track feeding–both breast & bottle, which is great! And SO much easier to use in the middle of the night than “the chart” and a pen!
The app also lets you store growth data and for each journal entry (whether it’s feeding, diapers, sleep, etc.), you can store any special notes about it! With all the special features & tracking capabilities…and the fact that you can even add baby’s picture, it seems like they really thought of almost everything. The only thing I think that could be added would be a place to list medications/treatments for those whose baby’s require that. Even without that though, this app is fantastic! It would be SO handy when talking with the pediatrician!!
What do YOU think about this app?
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UPDATED** Disclaimer: This app should not be relied on for breastfeeding support, but merely a tool to help you record data about your baby. If you need breastfeeding help, please see a certified lactation consultant or consult with your doctor.