The Baby’s Home … What Now? application is a mobile app for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. The app provides information and advice for new parents with newborns. The Baby’s Home app features insights from experts and parents. It covers topics like newborn care, breastfeeding, sleep, and postpartum depression. The app focuses on the first few months of life with a newborn baby. Thanks to the maker of the app, Parents and Experts, I received a promo code for review purposes. I tested the app on my Apple iPod Touch over the weekend. Bottom line: the app is useful for new parents, but not experienced parents.
Baby’s Home is essentially a video packaged as an app. It features eight video chapters covering a variety of topics:
- What you really need for your baby and home
- Surviving the first days
- Nursing and feeding
- Coping with sleepless nights
- Everything about baby care
- The most important questions
- The post-baby body, hormones, and intimacy
- One last word from our parents and experts
I have four kids (ages ten to two) so there really wasn’t anything in the app that I didn’t already know. However, I do believe many new moms and dads will find the Baby’s Home app useful. I know I would have wanted an app like this when I first became a dad. Back then, the last thing I wanted to do after a long day at work was to read a parenting book or watch a parenting DVD. With this app, I can take the info with me wherever I go and access the app whenever I want to.
I think the app is very convenient for many dads and moms. It’s organized around chapters so you can watch a section whenever you have time. Each chapter is only a few minutes in length so you can easily watch a section during lunch or while waiting in line somewhere. BTW, you might want to use earphones if you don’t want everyone listening in while you’re learning about breast feeding — especially if you’re a dad.
The Baby’s Home…What Now? app is available in the iTunes apps store for $14.99. It’s not cheap, but costs less than many parenting books.