May 10, 2011 9:00 AM –
Baby Daychart. Many new parents are overwhelmed with wonder of what baby needs. Baby Daychart is a useful baby tracker to help parents log baby activities, and analyze to simple and clear charts. Parents can view and know at a glance the time since baby’s last meal or diaper change, and know what your baby need better.
Price: Free for 14 days, $3.99
Pros & Cons:
- A place to keep track of everything from sleep cycles to height & weight to when and what they eat
- A very cute interface design
- You can keep track of multiple babies
- You can share screen shots via Facebook, or upload it to any of the sharing sites on your phone, such as email, Dropbox, etc.
- As far as I can see, there is no way to sync the information between phones, or in the cloud, so only one person can track, and information produced while the baby is with the other parent, babysitters, etc. won’t be logged unless they write it down and you later add the information
If you have a new baby in the house, odds are good you want to keep track of a lot of different things. Height and weight, sleep schedules, feeding schedules, etc. are all things a parent wants to document, along with pictures and the ability to share that information. Baby Daychart is an adorable and easy way to do it.
The free app will work for 14 days with no restrictions, after which they ask that you buy the pro version. You can enter in several babies, and track each of them separately, which is nice for anyone with multiples. 😛 I also like that in addition to setting the birthdate, pictures, etc., when you mark your baby as a boy or girl, it will change the app to blue or pink, and the little illustrations will either be a boy or a girl. It’s a small thing, but a nice touch.
Watch on Mobile
Baby Daychart Main
Baby Daychart Stats
Baby Daychart Input
Baby Daychart Feedings
Baby Daychart Height & Weight
Baby Daychart Sharing
Baby Daychart Facebook
If you’re a parent, this is a fantastic way to keep track of all those details in one place. I wish you could sync it with several devices so more than one person can track, but the app itself is very solid. Not only do you get a place to put all that information, but you can then bring it up as a chart where you can view all that information in a graphical way, to see patterns – maybe baby sleeps poorly after eating at a certain time, for example. This is a great way to see those kinds of correlations.
Ease of Use:
It’s extremely easy to use. My complaint when I started reviewing it was that you could only use the camera to take a picture of your baby, not use one you already had, but in the middle of reviewing, an update came out bringing the ability to do exactly what I wanted. So the developers are in active mode, and it’s nice to see they’re now looking at ways to make the app even better.
If you use it to it’s full potential, you’ll be recording things in this app pretty much all day every day.
The interface is adorable, with lots of cartoon babies and animals, and a very cute baby color palette. It’s easy to use with icons that don’t leave you guessing, and inputting information, such as time to bed and awake, is done with a slider.