Dedicatedmamaoftwo - Great knowledge for any parent
I am a second time mother so I should know it all right? Wrong. My first is 10 and when he was a baby we didn’t have apps like this. It’s fascinating to read about the reasons behind your baby’s behaviors and also by knowing why your baby is behaving a certain way you can help them through all of their little growth spirts, while also helping yourself. Because let’s face it all parents wonder if their doing a good enough job so when baby is having an especially rough day we all say what am I doing wrong? Well with the Wonder Weeks it sometimes tells you, no you aren’t doing wrong your baby is making a “leap” that affects their mood, sleep, behavior, etc... and how to help them and yourself have an easier go of it. What I love also is it tells you when the “leap” should be over which really gets me through the tough times. I recommend this app to every mother or father who wants to know more about what’s going on in that sweet little head and also wants great expert advice on how to help your little ones along.
MagsD810 - Good app, update threw me off
The leap schedule alone is def worth the $4, the sanity it gives is priceless. Knowing that the stormy period will come to an end and your baby will go back to the sweet angel they once were is such a relief! I found that to be the most helpful and useful part of the ap. Leap 4 was awful but it ended exactly on the day it said it would. We were both about to loose our minds.
Im a first time parent and the ap updated just before leap 5, i like the new look and format but not the the interactive parts. Like other reviewers the diary part is not useful, I really don't have time for that. Much preferred the previous way clicking off each task when accomplished. Im often interrupted and like being able to pick up where left off.
Developer, please can you double check the skills? Leap 6 says baby will ASK someone to sing a song & understand the names of animals.. baby is not close to being that verbal.. im wondering if something glitched. Also I tried to use the nap tracker and its more trouble than its worth. Have to be able to pick up where i left off, not enter start and end at once.. or all naps. I tried to do it as the day went and it didnt add the total time together. i can barely remember how many time i fed baby last night. Please make things as simple as possible, my brain capacity is limited to most crucial items or not at all.
Mxtaug - App is too complicated and redundant
Not worth paying for this. There are so many options and every time I log into the app it seems like I am asked to do a homework assignment! Not concise and they give basically every option under the sun — your child may do this or this or the other thing, basically just equivocating, and in the end you just end up telling the app what your baby is doing and not the other way around (what your baby should be doing). I understand different babies develop differently, but honestly nothing insightful from this app. My advice is just enjoy your child and you don’t need this app.
**Updated to 1 star from 2 star for the poor response from developer which do not acknowledge the flaws in the app, rather trying to defend it. App may have allegedly helped thousands of parents. Just didn’t help me (and may not help you) hence my honest objective review based on my personal experience. That’s how reviews work, the stars average out based on everyone’s personal experience. See other low star independent reviews that express the same sentiment as I have. Honestly only after leaving my review did I see others like mine and was perhaps not surprised they describe the same frustrations with the app. The UX leaves much to be desired. My advice is just check in with your pediatrician about your child’s development as we did (and as you should) rather than waste time/money on this app.
HealthyMamaLA - Great-Makes you want more
This app if great. I first purchased the book and ready parts of it. The book has more information, but most of it is parents’ experiences. While those are important, I feel that the most value giving by The Wonder Weeks is that provided by the chart. Those small little clouds can help you keep you sanity. Knowing that a leap is approaching or that you’re in the middle of one, helps you stay calm as a mother as it justifies the madness.
The app provides the timing for the leap: by week and by dates. Also, the new feature adds it to your calendar which is GREAT!
There is some information as of what to expect behavior wise. A bit more info about what each leap means for them and what to expect them to do.
I recommend this app to all my mommy friends. It’s a great tool for a mom with one or 5 kids.
I would have liked to see also an indication of growth spurts in the chart.
Also, the chart ends at around 2 years I believe. While it is very beneficial to until that point, the kids still have major developmental leaps after (as I have witnessed with my own child). So, it would be great to add any information for after that. That just stays there and does nothing after... seems very close ended.
Overall: it is great for when you need it, and you will need it for your own peace of mind when you don’t know why they keep crying and nursing.
Emman8t0r7 - More parent input
I think this app would be better with more parent input. Meaning, if my child is experiencing x,y, & z then they would be going through a leap. But this app TELLS you when your child is going through a leap. For my child it has been so inaccurate with the dates. It’s almost the OPPOSITE of what he is experiencing. The one feature I do like about this app is that if my child is fussy for a few days I can look at it and say oh he might like A or B (things the app suggests due to a growth). And it typically helps the situation. However, because it is not lined up with my child’s actual leap schedule. I have to search all around for ideas through different leaps because he’s not coinciding with what the app has him scheduled for. I downloaded it around 2 months for him snd it keeps saying he didn’t ever go through the previous leaps. Which is also so annoying. If it had asked me what he went through and when it could have gotten a better idea of what his schedule is actually like. This is just a generic schedule based on my baby’s conception and birth date. I am disappointed I bought it.
JeremiahCryer - Second Time Dad Dissapointed
This app is supposedly anchored in groundbreaking research. I haven’t read the book, but if the app is indeed designed to go “hand in hand” with the book then it really needs to say that more up front. In fact, it’s hard for me to understand why you would need an app if you had the book. The app is practically incomprehensible as it is.
The checklists are condescending. Parts of the app say “leaps can occur plus or minus two weeks from what the calendar shows”. Then when you’re two weeks out and checking all the boxes the app condescends to say “your baby isn’t experiencing everything you just checked off”. Oh freaking really? Seems like a fancy digital way to get railroaded into some educational baby reading, like a 4th trimester version of all the cute little “here’s what your baby looks like now!” notifications you get in the pregnancy trackers. You finally reach the first leap, weeks after your baby is fussier, clingier, more alert, needing to be held, all the symptoms, and find out “hey, your baby is different now” in these two ways with some 30 second videos? Honestly it’s a waste of my time. I’d rather read a blog post each leap and be done with it.
Vanillahny17 - ZERO!!!! Didn’t find it useful at all
IF I COULD GIVE A ZERO RATING I WOULD........I didn’t find this app useful at all for a first time parent. I’m disappointed I spent money on this app. The symptoms/signs to look for at each developmental “leap” are exactly the same and i feel they describe a baby, that is tired, hungry or overstimulated. I don’t feel it describes anything close to what to prepare yourself for or how to comfort your baby that is obviously unhappy. Each section that describes the “leap” your baby is transitioning to doesn’t tell you anything specific about what new skills or sensations your baby will/ should be developing. I do feel each section describing a leap provides you with very vague signs/symptoms of fussiness or being a baby in general. I’m sorry I purchased this.
UPDATE....developer reply was LESS THAN HELPFUL. They didn’t offer to help or fix anything. Developer reply doesn’t even attempt clear up any information about “leaps”. CONTINUES TO BE COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS APP. Very sorry money was wasted on what the developer claims is book and scientific research worthy, it’s not worth any of my time. VAGUE SIGNS ANS SYMPTOMS ARE NOT HELPFUL OR INFORMATIVE AND CERTAINLY NOT WORTH ANY MONEY; google is more informative.
Rlr0183 - One Helpful Feature
I appreciate this app mostly because of the calendar view, which tells you when your child will be going through a leap. I find that helpful. However, with the recent update, it has turned into a muddled mess of information, most of which doesn’t make much sense. Yes, it’s supposed to go hand in hand with the book, but surely they could have designed it in a way so that it is at least understandable without the book.
The check lists aren’t very helpful to me because they’re just restating the fact that your kid is going to be grumpy and clingy during a leap. That information is already found under the What Are Leaps tab. It’s difficult to really pinpoint the problem with the app, but as another reviewer said, I think it could be summed up as too much redundancy. Everything is stated multiple times but none of it is intuitive or user friendly.
I like the idea of this app and I hope they will be able to simplify it a bit to make it useful. Otherwise I’ll probably just delete it.
Rater4 - An Essential Baby App
Especially when the child is your first, like ours, this little app is like having a pocket manual for your baby. It is especially useful when little one becomes inexplicably fussier. Why? Well, according to the Wonder Weeks (which is based on evidence-based medical science), this is usually because your child is going through one of the many ‘leaps’ of childhood. The app was incredibly accurate in predicting when (indicated by a rain cloud icon) our sweet one suddenly because much more sour. Knowing this was itself helpful since parents armed with this knowledge can fortify their emotional defenses in preparation. While some baby apps are fun - but do little in the way of informing parents - The Wonder Weeks stands out as the rare outlier which both satisfies our curiosity while respecting that our time for doing so is quite limited after baby’s arrival. I highly recommend it.
Ally U - No wonder everyone loves this app!
This app has been more than just a resource for what skills my baby is developing but it gives me peace of mind knowing when he is having a more difficult time than usual that it is of no fault of my own. It’s safe to say most parents’ natural instinct is to make sure their baby is happy and healthy. This app lays out the when the tough transitions occur, for how long, the signals to look for that they are going through the leap, and the skills they are developing and may choose to show after. My husband makes fun of me but I love this app because it’s sooo informative and it helps me to give grace to my baby and me during fussy times that I otherwise may think he was sick or something was wrong. Thank you wonder weeks for putting together such concise and helpful tips & info all in one incredible app.
4Joynlife - My #1 suggested apps for caregivers of babies!
This app is SO WONDERFUL! As a mom of littles it can feel like a full time job guessing their needs before they can talk. This app brings a whole new level of understanding. Not only do I NOT think my kids are teething/and or sleep regressing all the time anymore but I now have this beautiful window into what they are experiencing. I wonder less “what are they thinking?” and instead see very specific changes like “she sees the contrast in these blinds, or “she’s categorizing this pattern in my face!”
The book it is based on is so wonderful I highly recommend it. BUT this app stands alone. You need not read the book to benefit. The transition periods called “leaps” are specifically applied to your child down to the day. Plus there is a space to record in detail how your child handles each “leap.” I’ve found that even observation skills as a parent are benefited!
I have never gifted an app other than this one. It seems a strange thing to give an app but it’s such a help to parents, especially new ones, that I can’t recommend it enough!
Not just for mother’s! Fathers, grandparents, caregivers, ANYONE actively involved in a babies life can benefit.
Stefanie.Unertl - But the app, not the subscription
The app is great, very helpful even with my third baby. But the additional features at $2.99/month are not worth it and should just be included in the app itself. Unless you’re going to use the monitor feature, which seems cool if you haven’t actually bought a baby monitor, the other extras are marginal added value. The white noise was alluring but not functionally useful because they run for only a few minutes and then stop. Even if you click the “continual sound” option, it pauses briefly every few minutes and then restarts- which wakes both me and the baby due to the absence of what should be helpful white noise!!
It’s nice to have the audio book in the extras, but I chose the app over the book for a reason and could get it from the library for free or from Audible for less than $2.99/month.
Kelseeyyyyyyy - Not user friendly
App should be more user friendly. I see clouds and storm symbols but you can’t click on them nor does it explain it on the app what they mean.. I eventually figured it out but it’s just not direct and very disorganized. My sister loved this with my niece and I remember it being spot on back in 2015. My experience... So/so.. My son is accomplishing these leaps 2-4 weeks ahead of schedule and to a complete T. I asked my friend who uses this and she said the same thing with her daughter. The good thing is it helped me understand why suddenly my son was fussy, more clingy, or usual things aren’t cutting it. So I was more patient understanding he’s going through something and able to prepare. But I wish it would adjust with your personal schedule and use a “smart adjustment” technique to predict your child’s personal track. Therefore less offense with other parents I’m seeing in reviews..
Team Facepalm - Generic and wildly inaccurate info.
It’s not an expensive app so I guess if it makes you feel better when your baby is fussy and you want a ‘reason’ then go for it. But if you TRULY want to understand your baby and teach them based on where they are at developmentally this ISNT the resource for that.
I haven’t found it to really be worth the money. Seems like according to the app your child is almost always in a leap with maybe a week or two break in between. The milestones and what your baby might be able to do are definitely not accurate amd often not even developmentally age appropriate. For my 5 month old, his current leap says he may CRAWL after a parent. Uh, what? I thought this was based on research, what 5 month olds are crawling? The ‘activities’ to do with your baby to help during the leap are super basic things that you are probably going to do anyway.
Jjgmom - I wanted to like this
I had been using for the past few weeks and really liked. Then today I tried updating the diary and it crashed every time I tried to save. I restarted my phone and then tried deleting the app so I could restart. It completely wiped everything I had been documenting for the past two weeks. I don’t even feel like starting over I’m so upset. I also hate that every time I took notes in the diary it would move me to the top of the page instead of where I left off. The napping page if you moved your finger the slightest bit just moved you to the next page so you had to start all over if you didn’t get the time right. The leaps have been somewhat accurate but I don’t know that it’s worth the $4. And now that all my data and memories from those two weeks are gone I don’t think I’ll continue using. Very disappointed.
JacksonStevens - Not accurate for us
I have heard many people say this app/the book are amazing and an incredible predictor of their baby’s mood and skills, but we saw basically 0 correlation between the predicted “leaps” and our baby’s mood, sleep, or skills. Sometimes we would get to a leap and he was already doing some of the skills, sometimes the skills seem impossible and way outside of the appropriate milestones (eg at 9 months: “asks you to sing a song”... how can a baby who cannot speak articulate something so abstract? Am I crazy? How could they be possible?). Aside from making me feel like my baby was failing to live up to some of these ridiculous “skills”, I saw no correlation between his behavior and the predicted leaps. Currently, we are having a really hard few days- lots of crying, super clingy, poor sleep— well the app claims he is in a “sunshine” part of his development, so he’s supposed to be happy and doing well right now.
I just don’t get it at all. For us, it seems complete garbage.
Wayyyyyzerr - Good Resource, Poorly Redesigned
First off, I love the wonder weeks for helping explain baby’s behaviors as they grow and go through mental leaps. I love that it tells you what behaviors to typically look for and skills after each leap they master. I used the app with my first baby in 2018 and loved both the information provided as well as the layout of the app. It used to make it very easy to follow along with each leap. I was excited to use it with my second baby now but the new app format is not as user friendly as their old version. It makes it a little harder to follow along and the change in the flow of how the new version is written makes it confusing to keep up. It almost looks like the text was copy-pasted without being formatted. I still like that the calendar is there but miss the old format that was a lot more user friendly.
Jesslynn 431 - First time mom!
As a first time mom, sometimes you're just wondering if you’re doing everything right. Especially when it comes to learning. I didn’t know anything about development leaps! Thanks to a mom of 5 showed me this app. And I’m grateful thankful for that. Now I understand what’s going on and I know how to help her through her leaps and what she should be at least learning.
We’re now in leap 7 and her personality really does change. I am super grateful for this app and would recommend it to my new mommy friends.
Also I love the new update! It has this very clan organized look. But, I really do miss the countdown of how many days are left in her leap and the countdown to her next leap.
Dfghj34567 - Not real science!!
I recommend reading the Wiki about the Wonder Weeks before purchasing. I had not, used the app with our son for a few months. I was surprised by how little correlation there seemed to be between what the app said we should be experiencing with him and what was happening in real life. Once seeing the Wiki page, this made sense since it turns out the ‘science’ behind this is bogus. The researcher’s findings were not able to be replicated by future researchers and, to make matters even better, the researcher apparently attempted to stop other scientists from publishing their actually legit findings, because they contradicted his. And it sounds like he was a womanizer so three strikes.
Unfortunately, anyone who finds correlation between the app or book and their baby is working off of a placebo effect. You read it and then you see it because the app says it’s happening. It’s unfortunate because it may define how some parents approach their babies needs, all of which is based off of nothing.
Niktof - What’s so great? Why $4?
I downloaded this bc of the high ratings and hearing other moms talk about it. I feel like I’ve paid $4 just so that the app could tell me my kid is in a leap. There’s not much else that’s unique to the app that you couldn’t get from the Internet, and I’m
not finding it to be very user-intuitive. The sleep diary function is buggy. I’m logging sleeps but it’s displaying them on the wrong day in the chart view. I’ll “check off” signs that she is displaying in the leap, but it doesn’t save them - so why even have the ability to check things off? Overall, I’d say if getting the peace of mind that your kid is just going through a phase is worth $4, then you should download. For me personally, that’s maybe worth $1 or could just be a free version of the app, and make people pay for the note taking and diary keeping functionality, which like I said is kind of buggy and confusing anyway. I’d like a refund.
Mommakc16 - Every mom needs this app!
As a first time mom there were so many times my baby was having a rough week and I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong when suddenly I remembered this app and decided to check if we were in a leap. Each time I would find that we were, in fact, just entering one or right smack in the middle of a stormy week. Having that knowledge gave me the reassurance I need to know that I wasn’t doing anything wrong but also let me know that there was more I could be doing to help my baby through the current leap! It has made each leap so much easier for both of us! I also love that you can add more than one baby and I look forward to using it for any future children I have!
AliasInc - Confused
I really like this app and would probably recommend it, but I’m a little confused. Why does it say for example a child has started a leap, specifically a leap that will start at 26 weeks when the child is only 22 weeks? I used my due date, but it’s like the chart start dates and the actual text content are not aligned. The same thing happened with the previous leap and it’s very confusing. Has she started the leap or is she going to start the leap four weeks from now?? Can anyone help me understand why these are consistently different? I should probably mention my due date and the actual birth are only one day different, so that clearly couldn’t be the reason.
Wes.amanda - Used to be great before update...
I have followed the wonder weeks with both of my kids. I was excited that the app provided a list of skills that you could see after a leap. However, they updated the app and completely changed the information. There is now an extensive list of signs your baby is going thru a leap (almost every behavior known to man is listed) but the list of skills learned after the leap is subpar at best. I guess they want you to pay for the ebook. Also the information is the same leap after leap. I wish I could have a refund as this app is now useless.
I also read some of the developers responses to 1 star reviews, and I want to say that the information previously provided IS NOT still available in the app. The information available is mediocre and does not provide detail as it did before.
Please change it back, or include the previously provided detailed information again.
Kelsey_fenner87 - A must-have for first time parents!
The Wonder Weeks app was a life saver when it came to understanding what my first born was experiencing after being born. Recommended by another mom on a Facebook group after I posted my frustration and disappointment at understanding my child. This has quiet literally saved me from ripping my hair out. What I loved is it puts into perspective what your child is experiencing and made me realize it wasn’t me doing something wrong. Lots of examples of what to look for when a leap is coming, and tips on how to help your baby through the new things they are learning. Thank you...what a life saver!!!
Yo well done - Not worth the $$$
Just not worth paying for. The timeline of the leaps and predicted behavior were off. Also, it’s literally just an app that says, “baby may be more fussy” or “baby may sleep more poorly”. But doesn’t provide creative ways to soothe baby. It just makes you pay to confirm your baby is going through developmental stages you could find for free with a Google search. Annoyed I fell prey to this purchase as a FTM. After 1-2 months I completely forgot I even downloaded this app because it was useless.
And as pointed out by the developer response, some Google searches can be misleading. However it doesn’t take much to find scientific research on baby development that is peer reviewed/ credible. Or literally ask your pediatrician to print a handout of the timeline developmental milestones- FOR FREE. Still don’t believe that what you actually get from this app is worth paying for.
Auntfoofoo - Hate the new update
I absolutely loved this app so it is hard to rate because I hate it now. I recommend to everyone. It was perfect! I liked how it told me what things my baby might be going through and why he was going through it as well as the new things your baby might be doing now. Now it is more of a diary where you tell the app what is going on. It still gives tips on activities you can do to help with the new development but overall we hate the new update. Luckily we have an iPad where the update didn’t happen and we use that to see what’s going on. Luckily he only has a few leaps left. I would Not recommend this new updated version. Especially having to pay for the app. If you want a journal that documents when your baby cries more often then this is for you.
CharadedKay - Upset with new Update
So with the new update, this app because less ‘about you & your baby’ and more ‘about us as a company.’ What was once a; pay one fee and get all the app’s benefits, has become a; pay one fee to download, but then just kidding, we’re going to keep features from you until you SUBSCRIBE to a monthly plan. Parenting is already so expensive, so adding all these monthly subscription costs are ridiculous. Do companies not realize that we as consumers are adding them up?
I get it, developing and updating apps is difficult, and a time consuming process, but the way this one changed and then didn’t address the previously paid users is super frustrating. I will be deleting and relying more on my TinyBeans app, which has always been more straightforward with their marketing strategy. We’re parents, not cash cows.
Khammy2k16! - Don’t pay for it
First time parent and I was told by so many moms that this was the best thing to know when your child will be going through changes, sleep regressions, ideas on how to keep their development going. But it just tells you things he’ll do EVENTUALLY. Its asking if my 5 month old can lift up the rug, untie his shoe laces, sleeping poorly, quieter than usual. It’s just pointless. It doesn’t tell me how to keep him entertained while doing things that help his development, it doesn’t let you know what they might be learning during a certain period. It’s stupid. It’s easier to just look up a milestone chart and keep up with your babies development that way, look up sleep regressions and write down when he’s being cranky. At least that way it’s free. Beyond disappointed with a pointless $2 app.
Amiam15 - Poorly designed
This app has GREAT info but is poorly designed and difficult to navigate. Leap information is hidden under separate areas, areas that can be accessed by multiple ports. Just put ALL the info in one place, instead of sprinkling it several places.
There is also conflicting information that leads to heavy confusion: the front page specifies when the next leap will arrive, and doesn’t change when in that leap. So halfway through leap 4 it still says “Baby does not make the 4th developmental leap just yet”. Why doesn’t the information update as time passes? Seems like an easy fix that would greatly improve user satisfaction.
BUT it does have great info and good tips for managing leaps and encouraging mental development, 3 stars.
Shanna0511 - Excellent tool for parents and family members
I am so thankful for this app and the book as well. It’s almost always spot on with timing of leaps and the reminders for parents who feel like they’re going crazy are truly helpful. The info about your baby’s development is great to learn and not something one would know just by spending time with their baby. Now I have a greater understanding of what my infant is going through each week.
The app itself is a great, succinct version of the book but I highly recommend having the book as well. It gives much more color to each area and more detail the app can’t provide.
Micksim - Basically astrology
I got this app because someone said it was science based. It’s not. It doesn’t have any references to science in it. The first leap didn’t fit my baby at all, and the second leap only fit my baby for a couple of things on the list, which was probably just a coincidence. The app’s texts explaining the leaps are like long rants which are difficult to apply to actual behaviors that my baby has. And, once again, there’s no scientific evidence of any of it. The app also has some pop ups which are annoying to click away when exploring the app. I’m sorry I paid for this app. It’s basically astrology, trying to explain all babies based on due dates. Babies don’t follow the calendar. The worst thing is that the app gives a false sense of “light at the end of the tunnel” and directs attention away from real issues that a baby has.
TheCustomer33 - General information presented in a convoluted way
Not sure why this is such a highly rated app but something must have changed drastically since then. The app reads like an essay on general brain development steps that happen from birth and on.
The only personalization it does is use your baby’s gender pronouns and to make some random chart about when your baby will be fussy based on his/her due date. I say it random because it was not accurate for me and seemed to be randomly created.
The information is laid out like reading an article published in a scientific journal and information for a current milestone is split between different obscure sections— not what I want from an app. If I’m reading about today’s leap, why do I have to scroll (all the way) back to the top, click the “more” link, then click the second tab under that to read more on the associated milestone for today?? Put all of the info for today’s milestone on the same page! I want quick reads presented in a super coherent and attractive manner. But their content is so blah and general. I get the same salient points in a more straightforward fashion from my pediatrician and from the pregnancy tracker apps.
I hate it. It hasn’t helped me at all. I wish I could get my money back. And I hope no one else wastes their money.
Jflores712 - Why did it change to subscription?
This app was great, I BOUGHT the app when my baby was born 6 months ago and it was soo helpful with info on what was happening in her little brain and how to help in the fussy stages. I honestly went to this app almost every week. Today I open it and to my surprise, the app which had already been paid for once, now became a subscription. I am very disappointed in this update decision, everything was already there, seeing as how I was able to read on future leaps, what’s the sub for now? It’s not like the leaps changed they are all still the same. Shame. At least have the decency to warn the app purchasers that there was going to be an update and that it would change the app to a monthly subscription, give us the choice whether to update and join the sub plan or stay on the old version which had already been paid for anyways.
JulieandNoah - So much support
I’m writing this as a first-time parent. I’m exhausted, overwhelmed, and above all completely terrified I’m going to do the wrong thing and miss critical opportunities to facilitate my son’s development. This app provides timely and useful information that is imparted in manageable and easy to understand chunks. As much as I would love to be able to read all the well-researched books I can find, I don’t have the time. This app gives me information that I would find in those books as it applies to my son in relation to his stage of development and what I can do to support him. I use it almost daily and I can’t imagine parenting without it.
Edenbear0223 - disappointed
the app is great for knowing when leaps are coming. the skills part? not so much. leap 6 skills are things that a baby that young would never be doing like asking to build a block tower, playing peek a boo with a younger baby, showing that they think something is dirty, understanding names of animals. leap 7 skills consist of trying to talk on the phone, imitating cooking, trying to undress themselves, saying “yum” when eating. i doubt any 9 month old would be doing these things.
i wish i didn’t pay for this app. there are way better FREE apps that can sum up milestones and skills that your baby should be doing. i feel like i paid money just to know why my daughter is fussy, which could honestly be a number of reasons that don’t have an underlying issue.
Adietastic - Best kept secret
This App and book changed our lives. We thought something was wrong when our son was going through a leap. I found the app about 3 months into his development. After the app I knew we were just going through the growing stages of life. Now with our second child, our daughter, it is amazing to be able to remember back the different leaps and compare. Before the app, we felt like WE were bad parents. It was a game changer. Like a light switch. You literally were able to take the pressure off of yourself and give yourself a break. And the book is even better. Highly recommend!!
Steph Piontkowski - I ALREADY BOUGHT THE APP!
I purchased this app earlier this year and have found it helpful but since the latest update I can no longer see everything I could before because they want me to pay a subscription fee on top of having purchased the app in the first place. This is a really poor way to treat customers. When I bought the app it wasn’t with the understanding I would eventually have to subscribe monthly to maintain full access. If you want to charge new customers to subscribe - fine, but people who bought the app before the subscription should not be stripped of existing access unless they pay more. They should be grandfathered in. Shame on you wonder weeks. Not only will I not be subscribing I will not recommend the app, book or website to any new mom again. Not ok. I will be requesting a refund from Apple for this purchase.
Raineyday12 - Very helpful
The wonder weeks app is super helpful in determining when your baby may be learning new things because as parents it’s easy to confuse when they are learning something vs. when they are exhibiting what they have learned. It gives you tips on what to expect and how to help your baby get the most out of each learning “leap”. It can also help you determine why your baby may be more fussy during a certain period of time and can even help you plan ahead for fussy periods around travel, etc. I definitely recommend this app for new parents!
Cbooch89 - We want MORE! Update for Toddler
This app is so useful! It’s nice to look on here and see “oh my LO is out of sorts because she’s growing”. It really gives everyone in the household an extra measure of patience and grace when we know she’s not at her best.
Now with that said, PLEASE extend it into the toddler years! We’re blessed that our daughter talks fairy well for an 18month old, but that doesn’t mean she can tell us that she’s uncomfortable and needs extra lovings. I think extending the app to an advance talking age will help others and myself have more patience during “terrific twos” 😉 and “threeagers” 😆.
Thank you for providing this peace of mind! I hope we can see an update soon!
Sunshine1111 - MUST HAVE! Great baby shower gift!
If you don’t yet have the Wonder Weeks app, I cannot recommend it enough. I used it for our 21mo, and it was so nice to know ahead of time when I could expect her to be fussy, grumpy, or clingy. I’m only 25 weeks, but I’ve already programmed baby’s due date (WW works off of due date, not birth date, which the app explains why), and the app has programmed baby’s leaps into my calendar. Normally I cringe at the thought of spending money on an app, but this did prove to be valuable enough, and worth the small expense. App works great, communicates with iPhone calendar, and even has instructional videos that are so helpful.
Ant0131 - Sanity saver!!
We used this app through out the last 17 months of our sons life from day 1 and it has been spot on! We love knowing what to expect and if we forgot to follow along, our son would remind us with his behavior. He definitely lived up to the ‘fussy periods’ and we’d look at the app and sure enough he’d just progressed into a new leap. So nice to know there is a reason for these swings in mood and to just know what development is occurring so you can help your little one flourish. I recommend this to all of my friends and family who are expecting, if you’re a new parent THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL.
RADP8438 - So sad
I am extremely disappointed not only at the way Wonder Weeks App is blatantly ripping off customers, but also the developer’s responses to PAYING customers that USED to love the app. I got and PAYED for the app a little after having my baby and used to love all the information and resources it brought (hence the reason I was happy to PURCHASE) I went and checked it this week to find out that the update is pretty much an ad to get you to pay a subscription, umm I don’t think so. And NO, stop telling people that if you had the app previous to the latest update, you have all the same information as before; that is absolutely false and you know it. It seems to me that if I payed for something PRIOR to any update I should be given the option to mantain what I originally was told I would get and not tell me that it is the same thing.
Cocokittyyoohoo - This app is a must have!
I’ve used this app for 2/3 of my kids and let me tell you it really is so nice to have an explanation for these fussy periods babies go theough! Instead of feeling so frustrated struggling to calm my baby I feel more empathetic knowing baby is experiencing new things with each leap and it gives me a light at the end of the tunnel knowing it will pass in just a few more days. I’ll add tracking baby’s leaps has saved me from unnecessary sea appointments! I almost took my baby in last week but checked the app first and sure enough it was just a leap!
Tina-Louise Wallace - The most accurate I have found!!
I have to say, I rarely will spend anything for an app and this one was referred to me by a child specialist. So I purchased it after I had my last daughter. It was so accurate with mood changes, etc. it was unbelievable!! I also bought the book but I have to admit I haven’t read it yet.
Now we had a boy and it is truly amazing, we were just saying how our son is looking at us differently, today was his first real smile and then I open the app and sure enough, he’s in his first leap!! He was premature so I do go by his due date, and I couldn’t be more pleased!! Thank you!!
"Mim" - Wish I’d had this for my kids!
As a new and jubilant grandma, this takes all the guess work out of raising this little 8-month-old! At least so far the baby has exactly paralleled what the book said was occurring. It has taken the mystery out of why a child seems to back step a formerly achieved behavior. I expect it, understand it, and know it will change. And now that I understand what enormous changes the baby is going through, I don’t feel guilty indulging in extra pampering... just as I would with a sick child. Thank you and I have recommended your book and site to all parents I know!!
Kmr5182 - Very handy
I have an easy baby, great sleeper but whenever he becomes cranky for a stretch of time and has frequent wakings with lots of crying I would refer to the app and sure enough, it’s a leap. I would check between his due date and birth date because it occasionally varied but overall the app predicted every rough spell we experienced. The more I read on the app the more I was prepared for these leaps. It’s not going to solve your rough spells, just help you understand what’s happening in your baby’s development. Now that my son is in the last leap I wish there was more.
Air418 - Saved my life and sanity
This app wonder years recommend to all moms first or second child .... it helps you understand child gives you heads up for every phase/ leap so you won’t go insane when baby is fussy screaming and inconsolable at certain times. I found it around 4 months and wish I know about it from birth. ! The apps is better than any class for birth and baby classes could ever teach you !!! I wish someone would have given me this at my baby shower !! So so valuable. Don’t waste another minute and download it even if still pregnant it will save your sanity. !!!
Tmd4596 - Please consider changing back
I loved this app with my first, now attempting to use it is difficult. I dont like having to make a diary entry to find things out, the calendar with dates is hard to read now (used to be much easier). You should still provide a list of what to look for. This app has always been one of my top recommendations for new moms and moms struggling and I’m not sure I’ll be able to recommend it currently.
Update: please fix the app calendar so im actually able to tell when the leaps are supposed to start. Also we just got through the first leap and there is no countdown to the next leap like there was when I used this a couple years ago or like there was with the first.
Forevermeg4u - So helpful!
As a first time mom with a baby born at the beginning of covid, it’s been hard going at it with very little help. The Wonder Weeks app has been SO beneficial on knowing what to expect as my little one changes and grow developmentally! I can see what the expected changes are and work with my girl to understand those changes. It also helps me know when to expect those “off” days, and know it’s often nothing wrong other than a bad day. I am very appreciative and think all parents should have this app!
TiredMomOf6 - Useless
All babies are different, and I should have known better than to buy an app that supposedly applies to all babies. The leaps might be skills that all babies learn, but there is no way of knowing WHEN your specific baby will develop those abilities, let alone when your baby will be fussy or go through a “stormy” period. It’s pretty absurd that the book and the app claim to give these predictive abilities to parents with a calendar. The “leaps” didn’t coincide at all with my baby. I followed the rules and went by my child’s due date, instead of birthdate, but still the calendar/chart was SO off base. My baby would have fussy growth spurts, and sleep regressions, during projected “happy” periods. And my child would master skills months sooner or later than was stated. This app is useless. I shouldn’t have wasted my money.
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TamzinFox - A game changer for parents
My eldest son is 22, and I had never heard of wonder weeks or leaps.. I remember the frustration of not knowing what was going on for him, nor could I cater with resources or the understanding of, and patience for a leap, the way I can now! FF all these years, I found out about this research, book and app when my now 5yo was born. It gave me so much insight and more empathy and patience to cope with the draining sleepless nights, constant whinging and fussiness with feeding, associated with leap behaviour. I can now recognise when my 7mo is starting a leap even before the app notifies me! Watching his amazing milestones unfold after a few awful nights sleep, makes it all worth while.
AndreaKW - Useful to know what to expect; don’t take too literally
Sometimes our babies behave strangely and once a physical cause has been ruled out, it can be oddly reassuring to know that it could be that a whole lot of overwhelming activity is going on in their little brains. This is what I find great about the Wonder Weeks app and book - and offers an explanation and often it’s description i’d behaviours is accurate. Babies can be fussy during the leaps but once they’re over, or even before, they know how to do new things that amaze us. Just remember all babies are different so don’t take the information in the app too literally. Also, not sure if it’s things getting lost in translation but some of the descriptions and examples in the app are downright bizarre. Ie ‘your baby may be fascinated by a vomiting dog’.
Sherilee3 - Great for first time mums
I know this app gets a backlash for predicting to the day when a baby will go through a leap, but if you read the book it explains that it does not predict things to the day but lets you know of some things that have been observed to happen at the earliest time it could potentially happen. For me it has been good at predicting when my baby might go through some sleep disturbances, experienced separation anxiety and when she has started interacting with her surroundings. To me this made some of the tougher times easier as they did not come as a shock and I could better understand why it was happening.
Paulammiller - Love the update!
A friend referred me years ago to The Wonder Weeks app and I have used it for both of my sons (a now 4 year old and 13 month old) and I have loved it both times. I was actually sad when my first born had no more leaps on the app! Ha. But I think this most recent update has been the best one yet. It’s beautiful! And extremely user friendly with the summary, abilities etc easily accessible through the “more” tab. Excellent. Well done. The Wonder Weeks has helped us understand many tough times with our boys and it’s a great resource for all parents. Thank you!!
Zohannon - Limited content on this paid app
Although this is a paid app, it only lists examples of behaviour to look out for and refers the user to buy the book for the full list. So despite having paid for the app, I need to make further purchases to actually get a good understanding of my baby’s behaviour during a “leap”. If I’d known this before purchasing the app, I would not have bothered buying the app.
The developer has responded to my above criticism that this app was advertised as a “summary”. I’ve reread the description of the app and do not believe that this was clearly advertised. The key features even say, “learn ALL about the leaps and bounds and the fussy phases of your baby” and “Read the bestselling Wonder Weeks book here in this app”. The description does not advertise the app as being merely a summary if further payments are not made.
Hart0nFire - You Need This App
For all those mums who don’t understand why their baby’s behaviour has suddenly changed, who blame themselves for a clingy, crying bubba or who want to know some of the developmental milestones their bub will be moving towards - this is the app for you! As a first time mum, this was one of the most amazingly helpful apps for understand WHY my babe changed his behaviour and it ALWAYS aligned perfectly with a leap; usually to the DAY. Well done Wonder Weeks, you have made mums everywhere breathe a sigh of relief, a sigh of understanding; knowing that “this too shall pass” when the next leap is over!
Shonnalouise - Love the New update
Really enjoying the update to the app!! So much more insight in understanding the leaps and development!!
A friend of mine recommended getting the app to help understand when my twins would transition and understand the signs of their developmental leaps.
The update to the app has proved to be a game changer, with the more user friendly layout, the detailed information and the little videos to help give us adults a visual and more in-depth understanding of what our bubs are going through, it really helps take the guess work out of what bubs behaviour means.
LizBalmoral - Reasonable app
Helpful info and a nice way of recording development as your baby grows.
Latest update keeps freezing and not saving when I try to add a picture which is frustrating. Also lost the notes I’d made in the prior version! :(
Needs rewording on what you actually get in the app as you can’t read the book as it suggests without paying extra. I would also suggest a chance to trial the extended options- eg the baby monitor- before committing to the spend. I’m interested in trying it, but want to know if it will work for our set up before committing to a 3 month payment!
Katheart111 - BEST INVESTMENT EVER
This app has been absolutely priceless. I am a second time Mum with an 8 year gap and I seriously wish I had this app the first time around. It takes away the guess work, has helped me to be interactive with my baby based on the abilities I learn about in the app and has been a sanity saver when she’s been extra clingy, grumpy and waking frequently... because I can see she is in a leap and even be prepared for them! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I also have the book and journal and have loved them all.
Brittonshan - Peace of mind
My baby is pretty good.. doesn’t cry much, loves her sleep, and has self settled from 8 weeks. So for us, noticing the changes in her behaviour/mood is quite easy. When I notice these changes... I check the app and it has been 100% accurate for her. I love the peace of mind it offers with its reassuring information, advice, and tips. Highly recommend this app.. especially for new mums.
MrsMummaKate - New update is a scam
I wrote a 1 star review just over a week ago after the new update (it seems to have disappointed or has been removed). I’ve checked back and while you have responded to the negative reviews by unlocking the rest of the ‘checklist’ feature. It’s still not good enough. People have already purchased the full app prior to the update that had heaps of videos and content included. Now these videos have been removed and I believe a lot of the other content too. I don’t think it has been an improvement at all - rather a way to scam more money out of those who have already paid. I won’t be recommending this app to my friends or family anymore.
Wonderweeks is rubbish - Confusing and dates don’t match
This app is not user friendly at all. It’s very confusing to navigate. The dates have never matched. For example, it’ll say a certain leap starts around 12 weeks after due date but then on another page of the app will tell me this very same leap is due to start about 13.5 weeks after due date. So completely conflicting information. Has been the same problem for every single leap. I emailed them about it and all they said was to try putting in a different due date. But why should I have to put in a random (wrong) due date! Completely ridiculous app and a total waste of money. Can’t use it as it makes no sense.
Dsleepyheadb - Not particularly useful
I find the app weird and glitchy - some videos are just a blank screen when I press play I.e 2 of the 3 videos in leap 3 “smooth transitions” wouldn’t play.
Some of the videos and explanations don’t seem to be helpful or easy to understand analogies ie. leap 4 “Events” uses the analogy that adults understand that when a ball is dropped it may bounce again and again. Huh? Are you referring to cause and effect? Child development involves some really complex concepts and I don’t think the app explains them particularly well.
I certainly don’t think the app is worth the cost.
ElStoney - Wonderful!
This app is so useful, accurate and full of connecting resources to guide us through our new baby adventure.
There is so much to read instead of small snippets backed by real science plus you can download in app or separately to read the full books.
Suggestions would be that you can click on the storm cloud from the chart and it goes to the relevant information & that the ‘all leaps’ section has a date/weeks reference next to it so you know the next bit coming up.
Paulie 885 - Old VS New
I absolutely LOVED this app and have been using this since August when my little one arrive. However there has been a recent update in which when I am using white noise (heavy rain) it is no longer a continuous and uninterrupted. There is a clear pause when it loops back which is incredibly annoying since it never did it before. I also used to have to ability to scroll through the Wonder Week app itself and still have the white noise playing, but now it stops. As I said loved the app and if these things were to be rectified and put back to the way they were I would LOVE it again and would give it 5 stars no problem.
Coco Crystal - Very poor design
So confusing, can’t see what the last leap was or when it ended, how long it went for. Waste of money, I just deleted it within a day. Not much info and not user friendly
THanks for your response. The chart doesn’t say where the leaps are or what leap it is. You need to go back and forth between the different screens and work it all out your self. It would be so easy if it just said ‘leap 2’ above the leap on the chart, and then even better if you could click on that and go to info about the leap, instead you need to work out where the leaps are your self, then go back to a different screen to read about. Waste of money
Darth_AUS - Invaluable for time poor
I bought the book, but didn't have time to read much of it. Getting some sleep was of more importance. The app was a great short version and reference tool. We've had the app for over a year now and it has been like clockwork for our babies development. A great source of information to know what to expect, when, and then see the development happen. Awesome!
Harrison Jack's mum - Using this app for my second baby
It was so good to be aware of when our baby went through a mental leap and what he might have felt/experienced. It helped us understand his world and be more empathic to our baby’s needs. I am now using the app for our second baby! I feel this time round I will be more prepared for the fussy phases and embrace it when it happens.
Bonsai445 - Terrible update!
The language used in this app was already dense, and now it’s even worse. It flips between first person and second person perspective all within the same paragraph, so you are never quite sure whether they are talking about the baby or asking you to think about yourself!! The way they have displayed the text makes it harder to read, and the redesign of the chart is awful - it was so much easier to understand when everything was bigger.
Runningaroundtheworld - Customer service awful and left feeling ripped off
I had paid for this app and after a 30 second click through, I realised very quickly that it wasn’t what I expected and very US orientated. It didn’t suit my needs to I immediately got in touch to seek help and kindly requested a refund. I eventually got a reply saying that it wasn’t to do with them and basically tough luck, it is what it is.
I’ve tried to get in touch multiple times to resolve. It’s been very unfortunate and left me feeling ripped off as a customer from a money grabbing app. Still no response after several requests for support and a refund.
Babybee3728484 - Good, but not worth paying for twice...
This is a very good app, it has been very helpful and accurate with our baby and i was definitely glad i bought it. However, the new updates want a subscription service to access parts of the app, and its just not worth that on top of the original purchase. If you want people to pay for an app twice, and continuously, you need to make it worth it.
Dervish27 - Fantastic Stress Reliever
I think the hidden talent of the wonder weeks app is that you can not only stop wondering 'why is my child doing this?' But also feel secure that it will pass. When I have been struggling for a few days or weeks I sometimes remember the app and check it only to find it's a leap and I know then that it will pass.
Lastone - Awesome content, navigation design is tricky
While the content is fantastic, I find this app very difficult to navigate. It be more intuitive. I can never seem to find where my daughter is up to. While I‘m aware this app is all about the "wonder WEEKS", my daughter is 9 months now, and I stopped counting her age in weeks months ago, so calculating her milestones is tricky! I'd love a timeline graphic, where I could easily see where my child is currently positioned and where she is headed.
Leahrbint - Wonder Week Notes
As a new mum, I have really enjoyed checking back in to the app over the last ten months. The info and bits of what to expect and to look out for are a great help!
After my phone updated, I have lost all my wonder week notes... when opening the app today, I had to start from scratch entering all my babies details again. I am pretty disappointed, as I had written down a bunch of his milestones. Is there any way to get these back?
Charlotte Vegas - Wonderful Wonder Weeks App!
This app helped me to cater best for my baby’s needs and to understand what developmentally she was going through and how I could support the next milestones or cognitive transitions. Love the app and highly recommend setting the leap alarm on so you know what to expect and when. I found the activity ideas and videos were helpful!!
Danilouchar - So much information
Love that I keep discovering new sections of the app with more information and tips. It’s always comforting to receive the notification that our girl is starting a new leap especially when it coincides with her fussy behaviour. Great tips and ideas for activities and ways to help her through each leap as well.
Elleanne38 - New update terrible
I was using this app almost daily and recording milestones and diary entries which I can look back on fondly. With this new update, the filters don’t even work for any entries made prior to the update. It is clunky and when scrolling down through previous entries the screen “jumps”. Impossible to use now. I have given up. Please revert to old version, and bring back option to export information. When I paid for this app mid last year I was happy with it. Since then it has progressively gotten worse with each update.
Perketta - I like it but...
I’ve been using this app and have found it helpful, but since the last update there’s no way (I can see) to add extra skills or events like you used to. My baby is saying lots of consonants and sticking out her tongue but there’s no way to actually log these things in the app, unless I make a story.
Maybe they’re not part of leaps but it would be great to be able to add when these things start happening
Chumpiest - Accurate!
Love this app, is very helpful to know what's going on with little miss, the timing for the fussy & clingy behaviour is always accurate. Makes me feel less stressed & better equiped to roll with it. I only wish this was around when I had my first because I thought it was something I was doing wrong, very stressful!!
Grace Dare - This is everything.
In a world of so many differing opinions and suggestions, it's so nice to have this app to turn to during the crazy days and sleepless nights. It's been spot on, putting the science back into my babies' development, and a nice and gentle reminder that it's all growth as usual. Now just to keep up with them 😳
Amanda1s1 - Disappointed
I paid for this very average app , upgraded my iPhone and it’s the only thing that just will not upload from my iCloud back up
Also it’s obviously saying things happen at the absolute latest possible time because my twins born early and my niece born right on time are all so far ahead of this app it’s pointless looking at anyway. Honestly just want it to download on my new phone out of principle!
E J 88 - Pretty good
I like this app- it seems scarily accurate
The only thing I wish we could do is write notes on specific days - for instance one day when my bub was being particularly fussy it was during a leap but not a stormy period so I wanted to write it on that specific day for reference.
It would be good if you could select a period on the chart and make a note for yourself
CFC Queen Bee - Great but used to be better
Amazing to understand leaps in real time whilst noticing changes in your baby’s behaviour!
App used to be better before they really pushed to monetise it further!
Also keen to understand when the next installation will be ready as my almost two year old still shows signs of that dreaded (but developmentally necessary) fussy behaviour!
FelEagle - Third baby, still learning!
There has been a lot miscommunication which leads to a lot of screaming from my 11 week old, but this app has helped so much! Third baby and I’m just finding out about phases and leaps, not sure how my first two kids survived! Anyway definitely worth a look for all mums.
Thea.18 - List the start and end dates, not just a countdown
Great update, however it would be nice to also have the upcoming dates listed in the app. Right now it only says how many days until the next leap or how many days until the end of the leap. When you look at the chart it’s also hard to determine the exact start and end dates.
Curiousath - Puts you at ease
Have used for both children and whenever I’ve noticed a change in their behaviour it’s always been spot on that it’s a leap (or a tooth to be fair...). The information and suggestions really put your mind at ease and help you to get through the stage as happily as possible.
Sarah.renee - Absolutely spot on!
This app has been amazing! It has been so helpful to myself and my husband, to help understand what’s going on in our daughters little brain. It has been spot on since day 1, to the day. I have been recommending it to anyone with a new bub, it has helped us a lot and is fascinating!
JenJenF55 - Interesting concept, but not linked to reality
The app is interesting to read, but in no way linked to the reality of our situation. My friends swore by it, but it just wasn’t even close to what we experienced. But if it makes you feel better to have a working theory as to what’s going on, give it a shot and try to make it fit... for us things just fell apart at random for random lengths of time. I don’t even think we fluked a single alignment with this app’s anticipated leaps etc 😂
C.Schoey - Amazing
This app was so helpful. It really did make parenting so much easier as we had a better idea what our beautiful baby was going through when there were fussy stages and sleeping issues. Easy to understand and the most useful tool I have come across.
Skye1985🐒 - Amazing
This app is so helpful and to be honest spot on! My baby has gone through the first leap and is currently going through the second and this app has helped to relieve anxiety and inform me about what to expect ect. I love love love this app. Would definitely recommend for all parents.
Nicoleabdilla - Update disappointment
The new app update is riddled with punctuation errors, mistakes and sentences that don’t make sense in the new checklist feature. Considering we pay to get the app this seems like a lazy oversight which I find disappointing.
Also frustrating that we have to pay to access all the extra features at once I don’t need/want them all. Should have the option to just pay extra for the extra milestones only.
MissusWilk - Old chart much clearer
Whilst the newer app is pretty, I find the layout cumbersome and the leap chart hard to find. I used the app for my first two children (7 & 4 yr old). Whilst the soft tones are calming, the high contrast old look was better for sleep deprived memory retention - I always feel lost in the new layout. Old layout was easier to find info on what to play with child each leap - new layout has too much wordy science (and I have a science orientated brain).
Cute2883 - A bit confusing.
I put my daughters due date into the app, so it knew she was 5 months old, but some of the things it says do not match her age. For example it said something like ‘talk to your baby. Ask if she wants a sandwich while you’re setting her place at the table’ and ‘play with your baby on the floor, letting them crawl back and forth to you’. She’s 5 months old! Not crawling around eating a sanga just yet. Now I’m not sure which parts to trust.
Tirisays - Wonderful Wonder Weeks
Such a helpful app! I love knowing where my bub is up to and it helps me understand when he’s not as happy as usual as well. Would definitely recommend to other parents or for those who work with little ones.
Saynotoclowns - App update is a mess
The previous version of this app wasn’t exactly perfect but somehow you’ve managed to make this one even worse! Since the update I’m unable to click on milestones, the app glitches and gives less information than it used to. I no longer even use it. Maybe next update will be better and I can use it again then. Meantime I’m going to just google it or ask my friends.
Kell55 - Love it!
I love this app. It’s been super helpful especially when going through a rough patch and not being able to figure out what’s wrong! It’s also so wonderful to read about all the incredible changes my baby is making in each leap.
3daughtersxo - Wonder weeks
This app is definitely worth the 5$ I paid!! I wish I had of known about it with my other two children! It give me a thorough in depth understanding of why my baby behaves how she does, and the knew skills she is gaining I would recommend this app 100%😇
Sonya Mc - Is that what’s happening
I love this app because just when you can’t work out why your little human is really unsettled you realise they are also learning how to do something new. I have loved every moment of this app, we are just on our last leap.
Alycec - A Great Help
Has helped so much to understand what’s going on with my kids. I’ve used it for all 3. Sometimes they go through the leap a week before or after (which they state). It’s spot on for the new things they’re learning and their moods.
Nhung vd Werff - How to share the app with family
It is great to know what gonna happens with baby and how to support him during the time. I just realised lately lots of my friends using it too! Just wonder my hubby downloaded it as it said family can share but he can’t use it on his phone.
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Bunni37 - Very helpful
I really like this app. It is something that I don’t have to check everyday, but can reference when needed. I find the heads up on leaps very helpful in preparing me and my spouse mentally for a potential rough patch. As well, the explanation of what happens during each leap helps us to understand our child better, and connect with him at the appropriate level for that stage. Very helpful and I recommend the app to all new parent friends!
Lizard.breath - Great app
Full of information about baby development, and really useful for the curious and interested parent
Hainesnicole - Terrible and False
This app is ridiculous. It preys on new mothers who are wondering why their baby is particularly fussy, or good, or tired, or whatever. No baby will do the exact same thing at the exact same time. Regardless of due date and brain development. It is an absolute SCAM do not waste your money. This is the worst app I have ever purchased. Every doctor I have talked to about it just laughs. I cannot stress enough what a waste this is. It’s even terrible visually, like what a poor old 1990’s app would look like. I wish I could get my money back and throw it in the garbage, because that would be more useful than this app.
Agazin236 - Waste of money
I’ve heard people rave about this app, so I bought it and am totally disappointed. Spelling and grammatical errors everywhere, totally not user friendly, and on top of paying for the app they want you to subscribe to have access to the rest of the features? Colossal waste of money. Deleting the app and wish I could get my money back.
Callherheather - Disappointed
I’m honestly disappointed in this app, I expected it to be more informative and she’d light on my growing son, but it’s proving to be a waste of VM my money. The jargon it uses is too technical and there is an emphasis on explaining the past “leaps”. When discussing current leaps there is a lack of explanation.
Please work on making this App so that I feel I spent my money on something that will help me!
Jskahsjdj - Waste of time & money
This app blows - don’t bother buying it!
The « leaps » don’t really make any sense, and the app keeps contradicting itself about when the leap actually is. My baby at 15 weeks is starting leap 4, but the app also tells me there’s 25 days left in the leap, elsewhere says she’ll start the leap in 46 days, but also says that leap 4 starts at week 19.... what?!?
Not user friendly. No explanations about how to use. For example, the calendar has little clouds over some weeks - I would love to know what that’s supposed to mean, but it isn’t explained anywhere.
I literally can’t use this app (and I have a Masters degree 🤣). Completely useless!
Coldplayfreak - Useless
This app just wants you to spend more money and isn’t helpful at all. It’s not user friendly and is difficult to navigate. I’m completely disappointed. I want my money back!!
Heartsofpalmer - Not useful
You can find everything this app provides for free on google. Don’t waste your money.
Newparentdez - Good for anyone believes in horoscopes
This app wasn’t useful for me. It’s just vague enough in the descriptions of “leaps” so that anyone can interpret it as their baby, but there’s no real useful information . Example: some babies might sleep more with this leap, some might sleep less. Some babies might eat more, but some might eat less... are you kidding me? I guess it might ease people’s minds that what their baby is or isn’t doing is “normal,” but this app really offers nothing you can’t get for free elsewhere.
As a first time parent, the best advice I think I can give to anyone from my (limited!) 5 months of experience, read as much as you want (like frantic 3 AM googling... I did enough of that), take it all with a grain of salt, try different methods and find what works for your baby, and what works for your family.
But all of this said, if having this app helps you ease your anxiety, then it’s money well spent. Just don’t expect it to tell you much. I also thought the design of the app was fairly sub-par.
TiaMcooper - Useless
This information contained in this app is not at all applicable to my child and is ridiculous
Celine la pas fine - Not worth it!
This app was strongly recommended by other moms and honestly, I don't understand why. It's a waste of time and money. Not once has my baby's pattern actually matched the information on the app (cloudy and sunny weeks). Not user friendly either. I got it hoping it would help me understand his moods but sadly, there's no such thing. No two babies are exactly alike.
Lexy 88 - Don’t waste your money
None of the leaps have happened to my baby in the timeframe the app says. The information is spotty at best and they push you to buy chapters from the book. Borrow the book from the library, don’t get this app.
Beck1919 - Great for first time parents
The app has been helpful at understanding what’s happening and when to our baby. While every baby is different, knowing what may be coming has been really amazing.
SugarBeach - 2nd baby 2 weeks early
I loved this app for my first born. Now that my 2nd baby was born 2 weeks early, I’m always 2 weeks behind. The app refuses to allow it to be based on child development, and only focuses on ACTUAL DUE DATE. Guess what?!?! Babies born 2 weeks earlier then expected, still have the same development as those born on or after their due date. Stop basing it all on due date.
Aiimdiizzle - $7?
Why is this $7?
Alygingras - Belle application mais ne convient pas pour tous.
Je n’aurais probablement pas payé cette application pour autant d’incertitudes. Tout est noté mais il y a beaucoup d’exemple comme « bébé boit plus ou bébé boit moins », en fait, c’est trop « vague » comme supposition .. les bonds varient vraiment, je constate en fait que tout est plutôt « normal » dans les agissements de bébé alors je n’aurai jamais vraiment eu besoin de cette application.
Je crois que cette appli est pratique pour celle qui n’ont AUCUNE information sur la parentalité/livres/etc
Plajt ved - Not very useful
This app dos t offer very much for being a paid app
D13m11 - Hoodwinking new parents.
This app just lists every possible feeling your baby could feel and says it could be going through that. Even when it says she is going through “a leap” it’s never accurate. It’s just to take advantage of new parents.
Dd.cheng - Helpful but not worth the $
It’s helpful to know the timing and developmental stages of baby by age and wee but all that can also be found online if you are about it. The milestones of skills acquired after 5 months ranges so much from learning to crawl to taking steps! Makes FTM worry for nothing. I stopped using it after aside to chec when baby is entering a leap.
Ct0024742 - Debunked - wouldn’t recommend even if it was free
Regret buying. Recommended by friends but I wouldn’t recommend it even if it was free. Wish I’d done the quick google that showed the admittedly interesting research this app and the book are based on wasn’t replicable and the original authors went after colleagues/former students who did the follow up research… if it helps you to be more empathic and understanding of your baby great - otherwise mostly very vague, contradictory and essentially useless. The most amazing thing about this app is how well it’s done in sales.
Slyd1991 - Ridiculous
I am so upset that I spent money on this app. The “leaps” are insane. Basically telling me that my 7 month old should be walking and talking by now. How about making the skills more realistic instead of making mothers stress about their babies not developing on time?? I’ve never seen a more ridiculous time line. Don’t bother with this app unless you want to be worried about your perfectly normal baby.
Isabelleg1 - Super application!
Super application et c’est vraiment intéressant de lire les nouvelles compétences de bébé! La seule chose que je rajouterais serait les poussées de croissance :)
IslandGirl37 - Useless
Instantly disappointed in this app. Wish I could get a refund and just delete it. Will never use. I don’t understand the good reviews. Save your money.
Aunki - I’m not impressed
I wanted ideas and suggestions of activities or things I could do during these “leaps” to help stimulate my baby. I could have downloaded a milestone checklist for free from my government health website. This feels like a waste of money to me.
AlkenbrackGirl - It crashes... can't even open it anymore.
I was adding pictures and now it won't let me use it. It keeps crashing.... and I spent money on it so you think it wouldn't crash because I am adding pictures like the app says I can do.
CassyMB11 - Disappointed
Not giving as much information as I thought it would.. Very little information. You can just go on the internet and find even more information than what you have on the app. I don’t know what all the hype is about.. Not worth the money.:(
Ctbooty16 - Waste of money
Completely disappointed that I paid money for this app. It is useless
Amielow/821 - Not worth the Hype
The timing is always off and doesn’t tell you how to cope with the Leap
Kazdoggityx23 - Waste of Money
This talks about developmental leaps which are important to know but for $6 to buy the ap just to have access to the leap info which can easily be googled and found for free on their website and other places in the internet it is not worth it. They also advertise extras you get with buying the app which is a waste as you have to also pay for these after the fact. Don’t waste your time or money just google the information about leaps.
Spoiler alert: It is completely vague on when your kid will hit a leap it is +/- 2 weeks timeline based off the due date but My premie baby hit the leaps based on off her birthdate.
Courttruoc - Not worth the purchase
Definitely not worth the purchase. Google can give you everything AND more than this app can. I am so dissatisfied and disappointed with this app. Very much regret downloading it.
Fdrldoa - New version is terrible
I loved the old version but since the update it’s horrible. There’s less information, less to read and everything is presented in checklist that makes you think your child is behind every time. A child is not supposed to clap hands at 6 months and it only make pressure/stress on the parent. Please put the old version and information back!
Nartigeo - Don’t like the new set up
Two years ago I got this app. It was brilliant. I could buy just what I needed (I.e. ebook) now we have to buy all the other stuff to have access to the ebook. Plus, I had already bought it and I don’t understand why I do t have access any longer.
Videos aren’t helpful and very little advice.
Ericagddhh - Stupid
Babies will develop their abilities at their own natural pace and rhythm based on lots of factors including their genetics, their diet, their environment, and the adults who interact with them. So this app trying to tell me why my baby is crying is absolutely absurd. I feel sorry for Anyone who falls for this crap.
Girlhsha - Waste of money
At first it was helpful until after the baby’s 4th month. the milestones got really ridiculous and the signals got so repetitive (eg, “baby cries more often”)
Whitana - Hard to navigate
I like the content but find the app hard to navigate and frustrating. Popup screens with confusing checkboxes and force exit screens make no sense to me. Why can’t it follow standard design patterns?
TeodorTuda - Too little information
I could have read about leaps anywhere on internet and not pay for it. The timing is also off, our baby had her leaps on totally different dates. Other than the info on the leaps, which are only a few, there is no other information. Not impressed.
Sapphires222 - Not a fan of the update
I really liked knowing how many days until the end of the leap. That was taken away and now I find the app relatively useless. Don’t really like the diary feature either. It’s confusing.
Zayda12345 - Waste of money
There are better resources out there. This app is nothing special and I can’t believe I wasted $5 on it.
BFF23 - Very poor upgrade
I purchased this app when my first baby was two months old and really enjoyed using it as we navigated through all the sleeping progressions/regressions. It was extremely helpful. Then the app went through a complete change of format and now it is absolutely useless to me. Compared to the old version, the newer version is a complete waste of time. I am disappointed as I had a second baby that I am not using this app for.
Hopefully the company reads all the feedback and goes back to what works.
JasmineG2020 - Preferred the old version
I really enjoyed the old version of the app. I find the new version is more complicated and harder to understand. I find the new version not helpful at all.
Wonder weeks - Old version
The older version of this app was much easier to read and understand. Do not like the new version.
Lpk2021 - Family Sharing not available
Even though it is stated that Family sharing is able to be done when enabled. It is clearly stated through The Wonder Weeks support that they can not support it as the app is no longer log-in based. Very disappointed by this as I do not want to re-purchase the app to have it available on our family iPad using my husband as the main log-in.
Potato1234568 - Not worth downloading
It tells you what the leaps are but doesn’t give you tips for how you can manage them and the signs are also extremely vague. They are always the same signs for every leap pretty much.
It’s not worth downloading in my opinion.
Cat637484929 - Completely useless and waste of money
No sure why this costs $5, really useless
As4245 - Need just a checklist not another baby journal
Honestly the app was excellent before. As a new parent it was comforting to know “ok is this new behaviour something to expect” by looking at the signs in the app for guidance.
Now it takes 3-4 steps to create some journal entry for a particular day to get a list.
This redesign is just confusing and tries to be too much. Maybe to improve engagement with the app. Why does this have to be a milestone journal it’s just too much.
If I want to simply look up a list of signs I have to go through 6 steps which are extremely confusing. I have to “add a topic” (what does that even mean) with a type set to skills.
I hope you’d streamline the UI a bit so we get to the info we’d like to see.
Hjmonk1 - New layout
The new layout is less straight forward. I rather just have lists of things to look for
Jordillylilly - Good Info, Not User Friendly
This is app is confusing to use. The leap chart is difficult to decipher. The information, once you figure out where your baby is on their chart is great! Tons of info and it’s very helpful. They recently overhauled the whole layout and design, and I’m afraid to say it didn’t improve much. The developer needs to dumb it down a bit for us in the back.
Amfran1021 - Nothing special
I don’t really find any use for this app, the leaps never coincide with anything and I don’t even bother checking the app anymore
Jesvipmvp - Used to love it - now?! Not so much
The information is great, but the format is trash. I used this app 3 years ago with my first baby and it was very user friendly and easy to follow. This one has you clicking on things to try and find info and then BAM you’re making some useless journal entry when all you wanna know is ARE WE IN A LEAP?
No offense to this app but I’m not opening this app when my baby is sunshine and rainbows and trying to make a cutesy mood journal. NO , I’m opening this app to find the light at the end of whining, wailing tunnel of despair. I want my calendar option quick, my typical signs and tips all just one simple page. Kinda like before?! Also, It would be really helpful if the app would tell you how many weeks your baby is. It’s not that I don’t know ... I generally go by months old.
For a $5 app this should be cleaner and easier :)
Shellsyvr - Not user friendly
Despite the recent changes to try and make the app more user friendly, it’s simply not. The information is generally good, but the way it’s formatted is not helpful. I know a lot of moms like me who have the app but rarely use it.
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@catherinedowlan And now reports NHS staff having to wait for the second dose so they can vaccinate more people...up to 12 weeks between doses. Is that EB'd I wonder 🤔
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I've been flirting with 3650 followers for 2 weeks! I get just up to it and then fall back again.
@AlexaSommers got 100s of followers when she mentioned it so I wonder if her sexy magic will work for me!
Can I make it to 3700 followers by the end of the day? Currently at 3648
@hugeboogie1 @KDaniel2020 @TheWordCourage @cusemike2020 @RyanAFournier Agreed. The law is impartial to 'party'... the senators are not.
We have witnessed emotional legal presentations appealing to the public rather than to the courts in recent weeks.
It is no wonder those who would not typically have interest in the law are searching for answers.
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@jenniferinidaho I live in a fairly rural area, and we hear emergency sirens multiple times per day. I wonder how many sirens we will hear in the next few weeks from NYE parties.
@KPCrowm Maybe come early like they begged us to for weeks beforehand to avoid this... Thousands of dipshits all try to open the stream at once and y'all wonder why there is a problem...
Been having dreams lately where i throw up. Several times in the past few weeks I've had such dreams. Wonder what it means
Death will not release you
@GothMarxist @Tony_simp_rano @NickLylesComedy Yeah, and her collection of attention grabbing but doomed bills in her last weeks as a legislator should have had some reaction. She's got something to piss off everyone! I do wonder what the hell her game is, she could have gone far in the establishment.
I wonder if in 1 or 2 weeks the c0vid curve is getting up or starting to fall??
Hope the situation will be better
Happy new year lads...
@Amy_Siskind A bookstore near Grand Rapids that promotes BLM and LGBTQ+ books received something similar a few weeks ago. Wonder if it's the same person/people.
Colorado Child support calculator after I put in all the financial info says I will have to send around $800 every month. Hey... no problem. She was asking for $500 every two weeks WITH me paying all the bills. I wonder if she still has a job?
@realDonaldTrump Wonder if the markets know you’re not president in a few weeks
Kerry Chant has aged 100 years in the last three weeks! I wonder why?
went to a radiologist the other day cause my head been banging for weeks
just got my report back today, no wonder...
@lexlanham so you keep a stash of silver dollars handy, yes?
also, $2 bills are good for tooth fairy gifting
. . . and now I wonder if I should've gifted the 16 YO when he had his wisdom teeth removed two weeks ago? 🙀