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.
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