Kind folks over at Pomelo Limited sent me their newest iPad App, My Kid's Health to check out and review. It's perfect for parents who are very organized (me, OC!) when it comes to their kid's health and lives.
My Kid's Health is the best way to record your child's health on the iPad.
Vaccination schedule, doctor/dentist appointments, growth & illness history, and more. Reminders sync with the iPad calendar. All through a beautiful, user-friendly interface. Developed by parents, for parents, to create the perfect tool for keeping track of your kid's health and development. No more looking for papers, it's all there on your iPad!
And it just truly is! All Moms and Dads are given baby books either at the hospital or at their baby's first month check-up. Obviously, it is your responsibility to keep track of your baby's vaccinations and check-ups. Parent or not, you would know what I'm talking about.
For me, I had like 3 baby books! Let me explain before you wonder why. During Jacob's first month check-up, I didn't bring him to his hospital/birth pediatrician reason being that it was far from home and I was still in a bit of pain (had a C-Section. Read our birth story PART 1 and PART 2 here!). So that being said, we got a baby book from her. Being a first time Mom, I actually got scared and nervous when she told me, "You have to keep track of these (while pointing at the list of vaccinations and age), okay? Don't forget! Memorize them!". In my head I was saying, "What?? Memorize them?!" There was a long list of really long vaccine names, etc. No way I could possibly remember them. So I just asked what we should get next. Read the rest of this awesome review after the jump!
Our second one is from his birth pediatrician herself. I liked that one better because it had a simple chart showing what age should a baby/child get this and that vaccinations. But then during another monthly check-up, I forgot it so we were given another one. And thus, our third baby book was born! But don't worry, I got rid of our first and second one after I took note of his previous vaccines and doctor's instructions. The only problem is, I keep Jacob's baby book and documents so neatly organized in our closet that I would sometimes forget it!
So yes, this App for me is a lifesaver! It's super helpful and honestly, cute and eye-catching! I love cute baby graphics so after it finished downloading on my iPad, I squealed in delight seeing the loading page. And I want to emphasize the ease of use! You don't need to be a genius to start organizing your child's health records with the My Kid's Health App.
Disclaimer: All photos are my very own screenshots of the App.
I forgot to take a screenshot of the first page but you are first asked to select your country of residence and then input your child's birthday (WARNING: You can't edit his birthday after you click submit so you better be sure! Though you can just 'delete' the record and start over). After that you are brought to this page:
It has 6 'tabs' or categories:
General Information - Your baby's name, birth date, weight and height (after you input it on the Growth History tab), ID number, blood type, Mom & Dad, his nationality, and notes on his health. You are also shown an overview of Upcoming Events such as check-ups and vaccinations.
Growth History - Basically, you enter his weight, height and head circumference from birth to present. It shows charts for each one and tells you how your child is growing according to The WHO Child Growth Standards.
Vaccinations - Here's the awesome part. It shows when your baby should get the shots and then afterwards you can select "Completed" and it puts it under the completed list. It goes up to 12 months of age. EDIT: It actually goes up to 3 years old. I completely missed the years 2013 and 2014. :D
Appointments - You can save appointments for Doctors and Dentist. You can put in the time and place. There are various choices under reason for the visit such as check-up, accident (God forbid I don't use this ever!), illness, treatment, or surgery. After his/her check-up, you can input on the App the doctor's diagnosis and treatment given to your little one.
Allergies - Under this you can record your child's allergies if any. I'm still thinking of whether I should put amox or the type of banana he ate under this.
Illnesses - Whether it is just the coughs and colds or fever, you can simply record them here too. Two categories welcome you here: General Illness and Childhood Illness. Under Childhood Illnesses, there's Diphteria, Measles, Mumps, among others. Thank goodness I only have 3 under this tab.
And this is how Jacob's record looks like after entering his details!
I think this App and I will have a great future together! This is a very honest review and anything that I use for my kid, you can be 100% sure that I only write good stuff about them if it's true, sponsored or not.
What I like about it:
I love how it lets me keep track of everything in one place. I have a place to take notes and remember when he got sick and what his symptoms were. I can easily remember his appointment and vaccines schedules because the app allows me to set an alarm for it. I don't have to take down notes elsewhere. It's all there!
Then if we have another baby, I can easily add him/her. Yay!
What I don't like about it:
Nothing so far. Although it did crash at one point when I was trying to set an appointment earlier, but that's expected. I mean what app doesn't? I just sent a crash report to them so they can take note of that.
So thank you, Pomelo Limited for this great App!
Moms and Dads, get your iPads and download it on iTunes now! It's valued at $8.99. Fairly priced in my opinion and would have bugged Osc to get it for me and Jacob.