Babble NZ Neonatal Family app

This app is intended for use by parents with a baby admitted to or going to be admitted to a neonatal unit, NICU or special care unit.
Babble NZ Neonatal Family App By MidCentral DHB
Babble MidCentral DHB app icon Features
  • Education and Information
  • Community
  • Journalling
  • Export data

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Country of origin

New Zealand

Clinical review 


Read a clinical review of this app.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? No, although you would need internet to share journal digitally
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

This app provides users with information about what to expect if their baby is admitted to a neonatal unit, NICU or special care unit. It contains information on routine checks and tests, feeding, equipment, common diseases and medication. It also has information about what you can expect when your baby is born prematurely (before the due date), advice for dads and what is needed when your baby goes home. You can also read stories of other parent’s experience and journey with their baby in the neonatal unit.

For the complete app description, go to Google Play(external link) or the App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews. 

Babble MidCentral DHB screenshots


✔ User is able to create individualised, personalised profiles.

✔ Provides easy access to saved personal articles and journal entries. 

✔ App has a great look – easy on the eye, with a soft colour scheme and real-life pictures.

✔ Provides very useful, clearly written information on a variety of topics related to the care of a baby – great starting point for families to learn about many vital topics regarding the care of their newborn.

✔ Allows a user to develop connections with others with app community features and Babble news.

✔ Written by medical staff currently working in NZ neonatal units. 

✔ Creates a sense of empowerment and feeling of support for parents and family.

✘ Some of the medical terms and jargon may be difficult to understand.

Review details

  • February 2021, Version 2.5.1, Apple
  • February 2020, Version 2.2.1, Apple
  • June 2016, Version 1.2.14, Android

Learn more

Unit(external link) Palmerston North Hospital, MidCentral DHB
MidCentral DHB phone app to educate parents(external link) 

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Reviewed by: Dr Alice Miller - locum GP, Wellington Region

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