We had the opportunity to review The Essential Baby Care Guide App.
I know from personal experience that
whether you are on your first baby
or your third, a mother always has
questions with her newborns. New parents
these days get less time with doctors,
midwives, and health visitors. Problems can
arise at any time of the day or night. Questions
about breastfeeding, rashes, or why the baby
is not sleeping well.
The Essential Baby Care Guide App is presented by
UK's favorite doctor, scientist, and broadcaster
professor Lord Robert Winston,who delivers
trusted evidence based videos from the UK's
top experts and delivers the information to smart
phones or tablets in just minutes. New parents need advice and information they can trust,
practical advice with demonstrations. It can be
difficult to pick up parenting skills from a book
or the internet.
The Essential Parent Company was created by
Dr. Rebecca Chicot, a Cambridge PhD in child
development and parenting, and Diana Hill an
award winning BBC Science documentary film
maker. The two of them worked together for years
at BBC making science documentaries. After they
each had their own children they saw the need for
visual baby care guides and they realized they had
just the backgrounds to make them. It took a few years
to get everything off the ground,juggling their work,
children, and finding time to figure out how they wanted
their DVD's. Their big break came when they won the
South Cambridgeshire District Council's "Step Up" award
for aspiring small businesses. They beat some tough
competition, including biotech companies, the win gave them
access to local accountants,lawyer offices, and a PR company,
They found four investors and soon after their DVD's were in
production followed later by their App.
The Essential Parent Company is a small company funded by
four investors. None of their investments come from formula
milk or baby food companies, they are a completely
independent company. They have followed advice from "UNICEF
UK baby friendly", Royal college of pediatrics and other expert
organizations to provide parents with independent evidence
We have a new mommy to be in our family, shes due at the end of
this month. She is naturally very nervous about having the baby
and bringing the baby home. She loves that this app is on her
phone and that even if it is 3 am and she is worried with a
question, she can look it up and find some information.
I wish back when my first baby was small I had access to
something like this. My second night home with my son he
cried for hours, finally I couldn't take it anymore and I called
the doctors emergency number. When he called me back he
said "your baby is trying to get use to his environment, simply
talk to him" I thought he was crazy but as soon as I started
talking and singing to my son he quieted right down and went
to sleep. So it could be just the simplest thing your baby needs,
at 3 am. I'm also thinking that besides the App I might buy our
mommy to be the DVD's.
The app is organized into sections with a lot of information
pertaining to caring for babies. There is one chapter on sleeping
two on first aid, three on feeding, and four chapters on care
development. New sections were added which include a new baby
chapter, a chapter about traveling, and another about bonding.
Each chapter is divided into little bits of information on particular
topics, and they are presented with short videos.
The Essential Baby Care Guide App is free to download. Twenty of the
most useful videos come free such as post nasal depression,
preventing crying, and nappy demos. There is an option to buy more videos
either singularly or in bundles. I would recommend that any new
mother could benefit from the app.
The Essential Baby Care App can be purchased HERE For a limited time it is free to download!