Well Child App

An app by the Nelson Marlborough DHB, to track your baby's health progress and set reminders for their health checks and appointments.

Well Child App

By Nelson Marlborough DHB

Features
  • Education and information
  • Reminders for immunisations and appointments

 

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Cost

Free

What does the app do?

The Well Child app app helps parents to create a health record for their child. By entering your child's date of birth, the app uses the device calendar to automatically set reminders for important dates like Well Child checkups and immunisations. The app also allows you to record your child's growth details such as height, weight and head circumference, so that you can track growth and changes. You can store contact details for anyone involved in supporting a family and child —midwife, Well Child provider, GP, hospital and dental care. 

The app is designed to be used alongside the Well Child Tamariki Ora My Health book (also known as the Plunket book). For a more detailed description of the app, see App website and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

Pros

Cons  

✔ You can set up your child's or children's immunisation schedule, so you can receive alerts on due dates (this is synced with your device calendar)

✔  App features work well, timely response, simple design and relatively easy to learn how to use.

✔  Provides links to a range of useful New Zealand specific resources and websites.

✔  Co-designed (consumer input).

✘  While the information provided is important, at times it was too lengthy. Short bite sized information may have been suffice.

✘ Parents will find it difficult to interpret their child’s weight and height in the graphs provided. Perhaps an opportunity to explain how and why parents would need use this feature.

✘ The health promotion tips would be easier to read if placed in alphabetical order.

✘ While there are lots of useful contacts for services and providers, there is no contact page to contact the app project manager if there were concerns with the app/information. The only link provided is to the app developers.

Privacy and security

Parents/users would need to register their child’s name and date of birth in order to activate immunisation reminders synced with their child’s age. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

Date of review: July 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 1.2.2
Download size: 57.27 MB

Last reviewed: 24 Jul 2018