What Were We Thinking! app

An app for parents to adjust to the first six months of life with a baby.
Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.
What Were We Thinking!  By The Jean Hailes Foundation
  • Education and information
  • Videos
  • Reminders and tips
  • Journal 
  • Support 

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? No
  • require internet access? Yes
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

What Were We Thinking! app is a parenting app to help parents adjust to the first six months of life with a baby. The app has strategies for sleep and settling, ways to manage crying, establishing a feed-play-sleep routine, communicating your needs, teamwork and sharing the workload and strengthening partner relationships.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link)

Review details

Date of review: August 2020
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.0
Download size: 126 MB
Updated: 16 July 2019

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App developer
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