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Old 01-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Baby apps?

A friend just told me about the app Baby Connect. You can track feelings (breast feeding and pumping/bottles), diaper changes, all kinds of stuff. It's $5 and I'm a cheapie. Anyone have similar apps they use that are free or cheaper?

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I use Baby Tracker. $3 I think for full version?
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iBaby is a good free one. It does diapers, feedings, etc.

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Wow, I wouldn't pay money to track feedings or diaper changes. You can get free printable sheets, they are all over the internet, just type in feeding chart/tracker, etc. I only tracked for a week with ds1, and then I realised it was pretty much a waste of time. I could see that he was eating a lot and peeing/pooping a lot. The only time you really need to track is if there is low weight gain, not gaining at all or you think there is something wrong with urination or stooling (or unless a Doctor tells you otherwise for a medical reason).

Most of my clients when they think they aren't making enough milk will just write down the time when baby nurses and how long it takes and then how many poops and pees baby has in a day on a regular notebook paper.
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Wow, I wouldn't pay money to track feedings or diaper changes. You can get free printable sheets, they are all over the internet, just type in feeding chart/tracker, etc. I only tracked for a week with ds1, and then I realised it was pretty much a waste of time. I could see that he was eating a lot and peeing/pooping a lot. The only time you really need to track is if there is low weight gain, not gaining at all or you think there is something wrong with urination or stooling (or unless a Doctor tells you otherwise for a medical reason).

Most of my clients when they think they aren't making enough milk will just write down the time when baby nurses and how long it takes and then how many poops and pees baby has in a day on a regular notebook paper.
Well I'm not going to pay but I would like a free app. I'm not big on printed stuff, probably even less with new baby chaos. I honestly didn't plan on tracking much more than which boob I need to use next which I can do with a hair tie, but if there was a handy, free app out there I'd try it!
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Wow, I wouldn't pay money to track feedings or diaper changes. You can get free printable sheets, they are all over the internet, just type in feeding chart/tracker, etc. I only tracked for a week with ds1, and then I realised it was pretty much a waste of time. I could see that he was eating a lot and peeing/pooping a lot. The only time you really need to track is if there is low weight gain, not gaining at all or you think there is something wrong with urination or stooling (or unless a Doctor tells you otherwise for a medical reason).

Most of my clients when they think they aren't making enough milk will just write down the time when baby nurses and how long it takes and then how many poops and pees baby has in a day on a regular notebook paper.
I tracked for 3 months because DD2 started out small and we had a really rocky start to BFing. I tried paper but it was never where I needed it. My phone was small and always handy.
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Well I'm not going to pay but I would like a free app. I'm not big on printed stuff, probably even less with new baby chaos. I honestly didn't plan on tracking much more than which boob I need to use next which I can do with a hair tie, but if there was a handy, free app out there I'd try it!
Right I wasn't trying to say you were dumb or anything for wanting to track feedings, just giving my personal I was just saying "Wow" to how much someone wants for a feeding tracker.

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I tracked for 3 months because DD2 started out small and we had a really rocky start to BFing. I tried paper but it was never where I needed it. My phone was small and always handy.
Yes phone apps can be handy, I have several And you tracked for a good reason, wasn't trying to say tracking in general was not a good idea or something.
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I used the similac app, which was free. I used it to track feedings (my DS was ebf and it let me time how long he ate and which breast he fed from) and diaper changes. It also had lots of other features but those were the only ones I used. I really liked it.

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I used the similac app, which was free. I used it to track feedings (my DS was ebf and it let me time how long he ate and which breast he fed from) and diaper changes. It also had lots of other features but those were the only ones I used. I really liked it.

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This was iPhone only when DD2 was born. Is it on Android now?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #10
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I used the similac app, which was free. I used it to track feedings (my DS was ebf and it let me time how long he ate and which breast he fed from) and diaper changes. It also had lots of other features but those were the only ones I used. I really liked it.

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Perfect! I just downloaded it for my iPhone. Looks like what I wanted so far. We'll see once baby is here
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