I totally LOVE my TotalBaby app! A friend recommended this app to me that I tried with Vivian and have loved and depended on ever since, especially in the first year with the babies. This app tracks everything a new mom wants to keep on-hand without having to carry around a notepad everywhere (just have to carry your phone, which I do anyway).
It tracks major daily events: Diapers, Feeding, Sleeping, Bath and “Other” where you can add your own. Each event has a timer as well as the ability to add your own times. Each event also has a list of details or descriptions and a place for notes. I really only use the diapering and feeding events, and sometimes sleeping so I can see if Josie is getting on a schedule of her own. The feeding event also helps me keep track of what side I’m on (nursing), and now even has a place where I can keep track of my pumped milk supply. It also includes bottles and some solids as we get to that point. I even use it to track my own meds in the first few sleepy weeks after delivery.
I don’t even use half of the features, but they’ve added some new ones that are really neat, like a timeline that shows an at-a-glance view of your baby’s daily routine. It also tracks doctor visits, including measurements, so this time around when they reported the weight taken in the hospital nursery with Josie, we knew right away that she was within the 10% weight loss when we wanted to be discharged. And you can switch between showing the percent change and the percentiles. Vaccinations are also available to track, which I’m considering updating on there for the other kids so I have it at my fingertips.
It has a web backup (for a home network) and a sync feature in case you have more than one device running the app. I think that’s intended for couples or other shared care-giving, but I use it now on my old and new iPhones so I don’t have to have my actual phone in my bedroom with me at night.
This app is very helpful for people like me who just don’t pay attention to the clock during the day or would forget to write things down. I highly recommend it!