Well Child App

Well Child App

  • An app to track your baby or infant's health progress and set reminders for their immunsations, health checks and appointments.
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Well Child App By Silvereye Labs


  • Reminders for immunisations and appointments.
  • Education and information.
  • Links and access to health contacts.
  • Information about health emergencies and how to keep your child safe and healthy.
Country of origin New Zealand
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

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 to use? Yes

The app clearly states that it does not collect or save any personal information or data. All information used in the app is stores on each individual device and the responsibility is on the user to keep their data secure.

Read more about safety and security when using apps.

Tips to improve your privacy and security [PNG, 200 KB] Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ
Staying safe online(external link) Netsafe, NZ

Cost Free
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How to get the app

The Well Child app app helps New Zealand parents create a health record for their child (0–5 years). By entering your child's date of birth, the app uses the device calendar to automatically set reminders for important dates like Well Child check-ups and immunisations. It also allows you to record your child's growth details, eg, their height and weight. The app also includes a large amount of health information from various New Zealand sources. Examples of the features in the app are:

  • Immunisation: Information on the National Immunisation Schedule, your child's immunisation schedule based on their age and information on immunisation.
  • First aid: Information on how to deal with common first aid and emergency situations in babies and children such as CPR, choking, burns, asthma, meningitis, poisoning, meningitis, pneumonia, drowning, diarrhoea and vomiting, etc
  • Child assessment: Details of what to expect at the various assessments during your infant's development such as in the first week, 4–6 weeks, 8–10 weeks, 3–4 months, up until the B4 school check.
  • Child safety: Handy tips on how to keep your toddler safe, eg, car safety, infant mental health, infectious diseases, how to stay safe at home.
  • Moving and playing: Tips on the kinds of physical activity and play babies and toddlers need to be healthy, and information on how to manage your child's behaviour.
  • Learning and development: Includes a range of topics such as breastfeeding, bottle feeding, postnatal depression, toilet training, speech and language, etc
  • Safe sleep: Information on creating a safe sleeping environment for your baby and protecting your baby from SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy).
  • Health eating: Information on how to give your baby and toddler the right nutrition.
  • Wellbeing: Information on bonding, and getting to know your baby, and information about smoke-free homes.
  • Sun safety: How to protect your baby and toddler from the sun including information on sunscreen.
  • Oral health: Tips on how to care for your child's teeth and how to enrol your child in the free oral health service.
  • Healthy weight: Ways to help your child achieve a healthy weight.

The app is designed to be used alongside the Well Child Tamariki Ora My Health book (also known as the Plunket book). There is also a page with links to useful contacts or health organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.

For a more detailed description of the app, see app website(external link), App store(external link) or Google Play store(external link) and for a detailed review, see reviews below.


 Large amount of very useful child health information taken from a variety of New Zealand sources.

Height, weight and BMI centile tracking in a graph format. It uses the international WHO data which is what the Well Child book uses (due to there being no NZ specific data).

Track inmunisations and see when they are due.

Digital “phone book” to store contact details for your child’s care team.

✘ The measurement section could be improved:

  • The centile tracking is graphed only, you can’t see the actual values.
  • It doesn’t alert you to any potential problems such as if your child is crossing centiles.
  • You can’t adjust for prematurity.
  • You can’t track head circumference.

There is a notification section, but the page was blank on my 2 test devices.

No ability to export data or save to the cloud.

Clinical review

4 star review

: Angela Lambie, Pharmacist
Date of review: September 2023
Platform: Apple
Version: 2.1.1

Comments: This app clearly displays information that is available in the Well Child book and other relevant child health resources from Aotearoa New Zealand.
It is especially useful for people wanting to know which immunisations their child has due, and regular appointments they are recommended to have with their health provider for their child from birth to 5 years.
The height and weight charts are useful to see whether your child is within the healthy range and there are tips for nutrition for different ages.
The first aid section and links out to other services are especially useful such as emergency services, and the poisons centre.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Yes

Clinical review

4.5 star review

: Dr Jeremy Steinberg, GP 
Date of review: January  2019
Comments: This is a polished and professionally developed child health app. The developers have collated a large amount of useful information taken from various New Zealand sources. You can also register your child/ren on the app and see when immunisations are due and track height, weight and BMI centiles.
There is some room for improvement in the measurement section and the notification section didn’t seem to be working. An export data function would also be useful.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this to all parents with babies and young children to use along with their Well Child books.
New Zealand relevance: Highly relevant, developed specifically for New Zealand.

Clinical review

4 star review

: Amio Ikihele, Innovations Lead, Moana Research(external link)
Date of review: July 2018        
The app provides important health and development information for parents and caregivers of children 0-5 years. It is free to download and can be used alongside the Well Child Tamariki Ora, My Health Book. It is useful for parents, grandparents and caregivers. There is a variety of information provided with links to appropriate websites and phone numbers. You can create and personalise your child/ren’s profile with their birthdate and photo. You can also set up your child/ren immunisation schedule, so you can receive alerts on due dates (this is synced with your device calendar).    
New Zealand relevance: 
This app is very relevant for New Zealand parents.

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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