In-depth reviews of the Well Child app.

Clinical review

Reviewer: Angela Lambie, Pharmacist
Date of review: September 2023
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

Reviewer: 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


Reviewer: 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. 

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Reviewed by: Angela Lambie, Pharmacist, Auckland

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