|Inside My Preemie App: Review|
I was very pleased to have the opportunity to test-drive My Preemie App, so let me disclaimer my review right away: I was provided a code for the app. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.
...though I'd become an official spokesperson if I could! and I can in a way...let's get to it because if you (or anyone you know) has a preemie you'll want this for sure. Right after the review there will be a giveaway to one lucky-lucky. I won't be offended if you scroll down and enter immediately because I'm sure you can tell I'm super-stoked.
First, this app is brought to you by the good people who wrote Preemies: The Essential Guide to Parents of Premature Babies. In preemie circles this is also known as THE PREEMIE BIBLE! I don't know a single parent who hasn't turned to this book and found everything they needed to know then gone on to gift their copies to new preemie moms or recommend it immediately. That is how I knew this app would be thorough. I wasn't disappointed and I want you all to see it so this post will be image heavy.
There is only one deterrent to My Preemie App: it seems pricey at first. It's pricier than any other app I've bought for my phone (though it was recently lowered to $4.99!) so I can see people shying away from that: but now that I've seen and used it that is a great deal! It's basically a reference book and diary in one. It's totally worth every penny so don't fret if you don't win because you can purchase this app with confidence.
Time to review My Preemie App:
Let's get started. So this is best for preemie parents ASAP! but you can jump in anytime during your NICU stay or even after you come home and want to keep track of life (because NICU might end at discharge but life with your preemie/s has just begun!)...if I'd had this app I'd still be using it two years later because there are ways to tweak it so you don't have to stop. It's very adaptable! There is always an option to add your own category.
The only thing I couldn't tweak was the year Tristan was born...so my screen shots will look a little wonky. Just add two years to whatever you see!
|This is what a diary entry looks like when you're done. You can click edit as many times as you want and return to a previous day if you want to add/change something.|
|Here is a mix of NICU/current stuff. I brought up Kangaroo Care because that is one of my fondest memories. I also mentioned that we painted - and yes, it's true, he had a tantrum that day!|
|Remember when I said it was also like a reference book? Check it out!|
|When you're new to NICU - you're new! What are they talking about? Look it up! It took me several days before I realized that they were telling me Tristan was getting doses of CAFFEINE. I seriously thought I was delusional.|
|No comments needed: NICU parent brains need reminder lists.|
|STATS. Update daily or as needed.|
On the web: http://www.preemiesthebook.com/
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