The Premature Baby Journal is something unique, a baby tracking app and journal geared specifically towards preemies. The app uses measurements and age calculations as they relate to premature babies, not those who were carried full term. Premature Baby Journal allows parents to track their baby’s stats in weight, temperature, oxygen saturation and A+Bs. There is also a place to note milestones that have been achieved. Feedings can be recorded with details that included time, amount and method. If the baby is still in the hospital mothers are able to record information about the times when they express their milk. These stats are meant to be graphed on charts that appear within the app but I could not see the information I entered on my graphs. Hopefully this is a bug that will be addressed in an upcoming fix.
In addition to the tracking capabilities, Premature Baby Journal also includes a journal. Each day has a place to make notations about information provided by the doctor, questions to ask, visitors and the feelings of the family. Parents can also take pictures of their baby in this section.
My only issue with this app is the trouble I mentioned with the graphs. I like the fact that this is an app designed for the littlest of babies. I hadn’t thought about it before but they definitely have different stats and experiences than those covered by most baby tracking apps. It’s nice to see an app that focuses solely on them.
*Update 1/12/11 -Karen from Life’s Little Treasures has contacted me to let me know the graphs are something they are still reviewing. They will plot data after you have entered in two days of stats but they’ll be working to make things clearer in an update. Thanks for the feedback Karen!
Price when Reviewed: $2.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.