Weissbluth Method Infant Nap App
By Weissbluth Pediatrics
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OK OK OK - Two pediatricians , Drs. Weissbluth, in Chicago made this App almost 5 years ago. We were not coders then and did not keep updating the app over the iterations of the iPhone. Plus, all the families of Weissbluth Pediatrics get all of our apps and digital tools for free so we never thought it needed updating- alas, we were incorrect -This App does NOT work on the iPhone 6. Sorry- if you live in Chicago, please come to 737 N. Michigan Ave suite 820 and claim your refund of $2.99 and we will happily make you whole if you were unsatisfied. Daniel Weissbluth will make a new version of this app, based on all of the constructive feedback, and it will be compatible with the iPhone 6/iPad and he will release it in late 2014- it will be called the Baby Buddy and like all the other Apps for Weissbluth Pediatrics, it will be free to all of our families!!! If you live in Chicago, check out our housecall App or be old-fashioned and come by the office in person! Our phone number is 312-202-0300 and our group of 5 pediatricians would love to take care of your family!
This first-of–its-kind app inspired by Dr. Marc Weissbluth’s landmark book, “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child,” will guide parents into creating healthy sleep habits for their infants. This program, designed for any infant from birth to 12 months, gives not only age specific sleep advice but also age specific "nap reminders" to ensure your infant becomes a healthy sleeper.
“Small changes in nap schedules can produce big improvements in sleep”- Dr. Marc Weissbluth
Here’s how it works:
•Sleep advice: Dr. Weissbluth’s seven-year study on the development and disappearance of naps highlighted the importance of daytime sleep. This app gives sleep training tips that are based on the infant’s age and evolve as your infant grows. Simply tap on a tip, and more in-depth instruction appears. ***There is no discussion of “extinction” or “cry-it-out” on this App, however, if a parent follows the advice and nap reminders, they will prevent their infant from getting overtired***
•Nap reminders: As naps shift from “biologic” to “clock” time, the program automatically adjusts its reminders to the infant’s age to create the development of healthy sleep habits. For the first four months, the App is designed to give advice based on HSHHC-the age specific advice/reminders that come at 30,60,90, and120 minute intervals, while the child is marked as “awake,” are designed to prevent the child from getting overtired.
•Nap logging: The parent merely taps a button when the child awakens or goes to sleep and the program will start to log the sleep patterns. If you miss logging a period of sleep by tapping on the awake/asleep icon of the baby, go to the bar graph screen and touch “add nap” and you can log retroactively to keep track of sleep schedules. Tap a bar to edit/delete a sleep block. If used correctly, this log should give parents a good idea of their infant’s sleep schedule. ***This is not meant to be a logging app and that is why we did not include feeding, bathing, or any other activity. Also, there is no reason to count up the total number of hours slept*** Parents (and Dr. Weissbluth) can use these logs to analyze trouble spots in a child’s sleep schedule.
Weissbluth Method websites and resources. .
Twin/triplet compatible! ***to add a twin or triplet, just flick the main screen down***
Rest is vital to your child’s health, growth, and development. The Weissbluth Method Infant Nap App will create these healthy habits.
Sweet Dreams! –Marc Weissbluth, MD
***So here’s what you get for $2.99- some really good advice, a rudimentary logging/reminder system, a free lullaby, and links to some other really good (free) advice. This is an adjunct, not a substitute, for HSHHC.***
*** If you feel like these goals are met, please rate accordingly***
What's New in Version 1.21
Does not work on iPhone 6- will update with new app in 2014.
Please note the *** before buying and/or reviewing the App so you understand what you are getting for $2.99.
A Must-Have App
I first downloaded the Weissbluth App when Ryan was 7 weeks old, and at 26 weeks old, it's still the most frequently used app on my iTouch, and an app I can't live without! The intuitively easy-to-use application helps me to track and see trends and patterns in my son's sleeping and nap habits; incredibly useful, especially in the very early weeks when you're so sleep deprived, you have no actual idea of what day/time it is. It's easy to use (my four-year-old can enter in the awake/sleep if she's playing with the iTouch and I'm picking up Ryan from his nap); and the sleep suggestions and reminders (while not too varied) still offer solid and steady advice. Frankly, I'd rather have steady advice that make sense and are proven over time.
The new version makes it easy to delete or add naps if you make a mistake; and it's also very easy to edit in the time if necessary. The new version also includes the ability to track more than one child; a nice-to-have feature for those with twins or multiple children.
The app was especially useful when we traveled long distance to new time zones. It helped me to understand my son's fussy behavior, and helped me to follow his cicadian rhythmns to help him sleep well, even though we were in a time zone with a 5-hour difference!
LOVE this app!
NOT what I hoped for
I thought this app would give me reminders based on when my child actually slept that day...i.e. "baby's been awake for 1.5 hours. Start naptime routine." instead i get the same generic message for 4-6 month olds (even though my baby is 13 weeks, the app insists she's 14. I'm guessing it's based on due date, but it'd annoying). The messages will pop up while she's asleep, 15 min after she woke up...whenever. I'm assuming they are set like alarms to go off on everyone's at the same time. And the info that's contained in these reminders is the info i would expect to be able to look up in the program as reference, not just read them at the seemingly random times they appear. The only useful thing is the chart, but I already have another app that does that. Also, if my ipod's been off for a while, turning it on might unleash a torrent of nap reminders....the same one, repeated 10 times or so in a row. I guess i could turn off reminders, but then why keep the app????
Totally worth the 99 cent! Ignore the negative reviews!
Make sure to read the sentences between the ***s! My infant 7 months old was consistently missing the 1 PM nap and this app helped me catch his early signs of drowsiness and prevent the afternoon melt-down- Like it says, this app is an "adjunct, not a substitute" for "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" . As if spending 99 cents is going to fix such a complex parent-child issue as sleep! C' Mon! The advice is excellent! My expectations were to have a handy reference and reminder system to prevent meltdowns during the day and, for 99 cents, this was awesome! Yes the nap log is pretty basic but it works fine! Thanks Dr. Weissbluth- my 7 month old is now napping at 12:45 PM and the afternoon fights have ended! GET THIS APP!!! KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING AND ENJOY YOUR CHILD SLEEPING!!! :)
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jul 23, 2010
- Version: 1.21
- Size: 8.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Daniel Weissbluth, M.D., S.C.
- © copyright 2010 Weissbluth Method
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.