Oh how times have changed. It was just six years ago that I gave birth to my daughter. At that time there were no iPhones or iPads, and I had to rely on pen and paper to record my daughter's feedings and diaper changes--shocking, I know!
The only problem with this was I often forgot my notepad when I left the house, and with new mommy brain, I had no clue what time or day of the week it was--let alone what time I last fed my baby...luckily, she let me know when it was time!
Today, new moms have access to a FREE Baby Journal iPhone app from Similac. I recently tried out the new app because, well...I always have babies on the brain and I love new technology. Similac StrongMoms Baby Journal App allows moms and dads the ease of tracking baby's eating, sleeping and diaper changes from the comfort of their iPhone.
From the website:
You can predict the next feeding time. And see connections between what goes in—and what comes out. When you know what to expect, you can make the most of your time. And your time together.
The thing I love most about the Similac Baby Journal is that it can be used for both bottle and breastfeeding moms. For breastfeeding moms, you can time how long and what side you feed on. The app creates a journal entry that suggests the next feeding time and even allows you to connect with a live feeding expert 24/7, if questions arise. There's also a helpful Tips & Advice sections for common questions. Bottle feeding moms will love how easy it is to track bottles (and ounces consumed), which is great when both mom and dad share feeding duty.
Beyond just tracking feedings, the app is great for noting naps, diaper changes and growth. I love that there is an easy way to keep track of these important details. Unlike taking notes with pen and paper, the app creates graphs to easily see if your baby getting everything she needs. Since tracking with the app is so thorough--and easy to share-- you may find it useful to share with your doctor during baby's checkup.
It's amazing how technology has changed, and I only wish I had this app when my daughter was born. I think the Similac Baby Journal app will make life a little more easier for new moms.
Best of all, the Similac StrongMoms Baby Journal App is free! Download your app today for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
I was compensated by Collective Bias - a Similac partner - for my time to review the Similac Baby Journal App. All opinions are my own.