Baby Buddy from Best Beginnings; the free pregnancy and parenting app for dads
As an expectant dad it can be an exciting time but also a time filled with some anxiety. No doubt you have lots of questions about the pregnancy, finances, how you are going to manage your work/life balance and your physical and mental wellbeing. And then you are probably also thinking about what kind of dad you want to be, how you are going to support your partner and how you are going to keep your baby happy, healthy and developing at the right pace. There’s ALOT to think about.
So having some support is vital through that period. Best Beginnings have developed an amazing app called Baby Buddy. The app for dads, mums and caregivers gives parents the skills and confidence to take care of yourself and give your child the best start in life. There’s bite-sized personalised daily information, over 300 videos featuring stories from parents and advice from healthcare experts, and tools to help you manage pregnancy and beyond.
What we love about Baby Buddy is that it has been designed with dads in mind. We know this because we helped develop the content! It’s an app that speaks our language and focuses on the topics that are important to us. The daily updates are informative and timely but also small enough that you can digest on the go and fit it into your normal daily routine. You’ll receive daily information on how your baby is developing and prompts to think about your wellbeing and conversations you might want to have with your partner.
And it’s free! Download the app here and let us know what you think of it.
All of the content in Baby Buddy has been developed in partnership with dads, parents and some of the UK’s leading healthcare organisations. It is endorsed by Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and Faculty of Public Health. So you know the information you are getting is credible and research based.
Over 10,000 parents, professionals and organisations have tested the app and everybody’s feedback has been included in the app the best it can be.
The app includes:
- Daily personalised information up to your child’s first birthday (Baby Buddy 1.0 was 6 months)
- Daily personalised information for dads and non-birthing co-parents – the world’s first free app to offer this
- A digital personal child health record to record growth, vaccinations, appointments and other milestones for baby
- Tools to help you find information about maternity units in the UK and plan the sort of birth you want
Download the app and give it a try. It’s a really good resource for dads and we hope you find it useful in your path to fatherhood!