The brainchild of a MidCentral DHB paediatrician, the app’s aim is to help parents or caregivers whose baby is admitted to a neonatal, NICU or special care unit. It contains brief information on routine checks and tests, feeding, equipment, common diseases, and medication. Also brief general information about having a pre-term baby. Parents can use the app to store photos and stories about their child that they can share with family and friends.

PROs include: Great starting point for parents on information for caring about their babies in care; attractive app; can create own baby’s profile; users can connect to others through app community features.

CONS include: Some of the medical terms are difficult to understand; only brief information on topics so parents still need to look further for more in-depth information on important topics.

Full app review at

The NZ App Project: Health Navigator, a health website run by a non-profit trust, is using technical and clinical reviewers to develop a New Zealand-based library of useful and relevant health apps. Nurses are invited to support the project by either recommending consumer-targeted health apps for review and/or offering to be app reviewers. Email to find out more.


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