Baby Care is an Android app that tracks your baby’s growth

Purpose of the Review

Today we will discuss the Baby Care app from a patient-centric point of view:

  • Does it help patients organize their information?
  • Should you recommend it to your patients?

Introduction

New parents are often anxious and bombard their newborn’s pediatrician with questions and information that’s seldom organized.

This poses a problem when said pediatrician needs to keep track of major changes in the baby’s development.

Baby Care is an app that can help your patients organize themselves and provide you with the information you need.

User Interface

Upon the launch of Baby Care, we are asked to add our baby’s information before we can access the app. Adding baby information is very intuitive and the interface is simple.

Once we are done with that, we are brought to Baby Care’s main screen. This screen contains a list of features like a calendar, reminders, photos and settings.  The bottom part of the screen has five icons acting as shortcuts to statistics and charts based on the information we have entered.

Main ScreenAdding a baby

Main Screen

By tapping on the plus sign we can add a new event such as a feeding, sleeping, or changing the baby’s diaper.  We can also enter whether we gave the baby some medicine and even the baby’s mood. We can also comment on that event by adding a simple note.

Adding an event

Breastfeeding

The app supports multiple reminders to notify parents and caregivers when their baby is due for a medical appointment. The Growth icon allows us to input our baby’s measurements in a simple manner.

The app also acts as a baby’s journal and photo album.

Reminders

Growth

Photoalbum

Price

  • Free

Likes

  • Very nice user interface
  • Can hold a vast array of information

Dislikes

  • Information in UI could be better arranged

Conclusion

  • Baby Care certainly can store huge amounts of information even if keeping track of our baby’s mood seems bordering on the obsessive.
  • The journal features can be of help for keeping track of vaccines and growth.
  • It seems odd using the app’s main screen for settings instead of showcasing the different features.

iMedicalApps recommended?

  •  Yes

Google Play Store Link

Rating: (1 to 5 stars): 4/5

  • User interface – 3
  • Multimedia usage – 3
  • Price - 5
  • Real world applicability -4

Author:

Guido Giunti, MD

Healthcare IT Research Associate at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires on the subject of gamification and games in healthcare. He teaches Internal Medicine and Physical Examination at the University of Buenos Aires.

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