When there’s a baby around, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of time. At least that’s how I feel. Especially in those first few months, with round the clock feedings, erratic nap schedules, and doctor’s appointments. BeCuddle, a new app created just for parents, aims to make life a little bit easier.
BeCuddle not only makes it easy to keep track of diaper changes and feedings, but milestones, growth, and even medicine. There’s quite a few apps out there that help with each of these things, but this is the first one I’ve seen that combine them all into one.
There are several categories that can be tracked — sleep, feeding, growth, milestones and medical.
Because of all the health problems my son has had, I really like the medical section. It has the option to add doctors visits, record vaccines, and, my favorite, keep track of medicines. My son has been on at least one medication since he was just one month old, and it has sometimes been hard to remember when we gave him what. Obviously, an infants medicine intake needs to be carefully monitored, and I would have loved to have something like this.
This app really makes it easy to keep track of growth of an infant. I think it could also be helpful to show a pediatrician, such as if they are inquiring about how much a baby is eating, their urine output, or milestones. Half the time when we are at the doctor and discussing things, I have no idea what to say, and it would be so nice to be able to pull out my phone and give some hard facts.
Overall, I really liked this. Although my son is quickly leaving the infant stage (he’ll be one on March 6th!,) I will definitely keep this in mind for our next baby. It is available for the iPhone only right now, though I hope it will be available for Android as well. One specifically made for the iPad would be nice too. It’s also free, which makes it even better in my eyes.
Download for free here.