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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.
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.
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.
jentasticbrown - Hate the new update
I used this app religiously with my son in 2018 and was looking forward to using it with my newest baby. I opened it up this week and am very disappointed to see that the new update made it extremely difficult to access the signs during each leap. This was the most crucial information I need and the update made it so you need to record a checklist diary of how your baby acts. This is much less reassuring and also confusing. I don’t need to keep a diary of how my baby acted during leap 3, what good is that information for later? It seems that the checklist has become less specific than before. It took me a while to understand that this diary was the only place in the app to somewhat convey the signs for the leap. Very disappointing! I understand a lot of effort was put into redesigning the app but it seems that user input for access to the most crucial information was not taken into account. I will still use it for the leap calendar but wish the old format came back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!
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.
"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!!
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!
Shaweet fly - NOT user-friendly
This app is a mess. The information might be good... if you can even find it. It’s such a pain to navigate. I wish so badly they would redesign because when I do randomly stumble on relevant information, it’s interesting and I enjoy it. Especially tips for what baby might enjoy that week. But then I can’t even remember how to get there and it’s way too much work.
They need to streamline and make things much more simple and clear. Right now there are several ways to access the (almost) exact same info spread across the app. PLEASE consolidate. I’m looking for another app in the meantime. When I exit out of this review I’m going to download the Sparks or whatever one I saw advertised when I searched Wonder Weeks to review.
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. !!!
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.
JediJenn90 - Must Have Parenting App!
This app was a life-saver during the first 1.5 year of my baby’s life! When she was fussy for apparently no reason, we had something to turn to. It’s so hard seeing your baby be cranky! But not knowing what’s going on or how you can help makes it so much worse! This app will let you know when your child will be going through mental leaps based on their age. Leaps in development can also mean fussier periods. It’s also super fun to look out for and notice the changes that the app says should be happening! This app was spot on for my kid and I’m so glad I had it!
AshleyNoelle - Update is disappointing
I purchased this app shortly after my son was born almost 8 months ago. I loved the app and even followed a group on FB with other mothers with babies in the same leap as my son. I was extremely disappointed to find the most recent update to the app restricted previously available content and is now available for additional fees and subscriptions. I read in another review that the app developers claim the update is merely an extension to the original app and no previous content was restricted. This was not true for the updated version of my app. Not sure if it is because I have iOS, but still extremely disappointing. I used to recommend this app to every mom I knew, but won’t be anymore. I’m sincerely bummed because it really was a great 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.
LizardBref - Amazing
This app has been very helpful. I recommend the book too! I will read each chapter as the leap nears. Feeling educated about what to expect has helped me maintain my cool. These fussy phases can be challenging but knowing it will come and go helps you relate and empathize with your child, and yourself. It also helps you recognize their new skills. At the end you feel a sense of accomplishment and it truly is bewildering to watch your baby master their skills. Keep in mind it is a guide, not a concrete timeline. My child has gone through a leap early by a few days here or there. Happy reading!
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!
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.
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!
AK1165 - Used to be great
This app was incredible when I first downloaded it. However, recent updates have clearly stripped out useful information in hopes that you will spend more to upgrade the app to access what is now clearly missing. We are on leap 9 and the basic info is so badly edited it makes absolutely no sense, refers to things that have been deleted and mostly addresses the previous leap without providing the basic background to the current one. The developers should learn that the only way to get people to spend more money on a product is to make it better, not worse. This is incredibly frustrating as until now I had found this a very useful parenting aid to better understand my little one’s development. What a shame.
Betsy85 - Unhappy Customer
After paying for app, you don’t expect to be asked to pay for a subscription to see all of the content. Originally, this was a great app. I would have said 5 stars, but then they updated it and took away content. They say the subscription has “more” content, but I felt like I could see way more before they made it a subscription service. I’m very disappointed with the recent updates that they have made. It seems to me the app makers just want to make more money at the expense of the people who have already paid their share. On top of this, the app isn’t as user friendly as it once was.
All in all, I was fooled once into giving my money to this app. I will not be stupid enough to do it again through a subscription service. No thank you!
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.
Pond crosser - The content is great, if you can find it
The content of the app is absolutely great and incredibly valuable. However, it’s a pain to navigate in the app to find it. The ladies in/put while you are on the milestone app are confusing, you have a scrolling screen, why not put all content there if it’s the same topic? Then you have calendar that you can’t zoom in/out. Then there is MOrE section that has some very useful info, but who would ever go there? Then there are statements like, “check out more about blah blah on ABC of leaps page” where is this page? We absolutely love this app for its content, but you can do a better job at organizing the UI.
M7563758693726475 - Not helpful
I have three kids and I’m always hearing people talk about leaps. With this recent third baby I figured what the heck, I’ll give it a try. Total waste of $2.99. I wouldn’t be so annoyed if it were free, like frankly most apps are.
It’s just extremely vague about what the leap entails... “baby may eat more... or less! May sleep more... or less! May be cranky... or smiley!”... okay, so basically baby will act like a baby in some way. Got it. It offers very little as far as developmental information or advice - there are literally just a few sentences for every leap which occur roughly once a month. In my experience, none of these leaps have lined up with my baby’s behavior changing. None of the information is really in any way unique, nor does it help with what everyone actually wants to know (ie, what do? Feed and sleep routines, etc)
What to Expect or Babycenter are much better, and both are free. Both offer tons of information, FAQ, forums, helpful short articles, etc. I also highly recommend buying the Babywise book. This app? Save your three bucks.
bradyt151 - Update ruined the app
When I first purchased this app it was wonderful. Very insightful and I even paid extra to purchase the book. I was excited that the upgrade added ideas for activities with your child and more features. I was underwhelmed. It was hard to navigate and the descriptions of the leaps and the developmental phases were lacking. The content was downgraded and the features useless. I still find the leap chart to be useful and we have used the monitor feature. Sadly we will not be continuing the subscription as we can get these features for free with other apps. I am bummed I will be missing out on the book. Hopefully it is still there once the subscription is over as I purchased it before the update.
burzurke - Disappointed
Unlike others, I do like the recent update. However it’s a bit disappointing that although I have already purchased the app as well as the book, I now have to subscribe in order to receive all of the features of the app. To me that makes sense for features like white noise and video monitor, but not for content. Before the update the app only included a hint of the content from the book in terms of milestones and characteristics so I was grateful that the update would include more, but it really does not make sense that we have to subscribe in order to receive that information on top of our already paid for purchases.
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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!
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.
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!
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.
sweetdreama - Great app - using it again for second child
Great app that al parents should download!
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.
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
wonder weeks - Old version
The older version of this app was much easier to read and understand. Do not like the new version.
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
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.
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.
itsmillertimek - Terrible update
The new update to this app is horrible. It is so confusing and not user friendly AT ALL! The app used to tell me how many days left in this leap and how many days until the next leap and I was able to fill out a checklist style of milestones. It also gave a checklist of what to expect during each leap. Now I’m SO confused. I have no idea where anything is, it completely changed and there was no new tutorial on how to navigate the new update. I’m glad I had been using it for a while to get my money’s worth because I would never pay for this version or recommend it to anyone.
Pamela.Perez87 - I don’t understand it
On top of things you gotta pay for extra things on the app. it’s not user friendly at all
S.iren - Anticlimactic
I downloaded this app on the recommendation of a friend and at first glance- it was awesome! It literally validated all the things I was already thinking about why my baby was screaming at me. Beyond that, there’s literally no further information than each leap and the diary. Tbh it was a waste of money and I don’t know what else to do with it. I’ve even reviewed the app FAQ to show me how to use it incase I’m missing something.
A Neppy - Very accurate
This is app has been so helpful with understanding the “stormy” days with developing children. The leap chart is accurate and is a great tool to have.
torijl - Love this app
Love the app, I find the update much more user friendly and clean design.
AlinneBezzoco - Ótimo Aplicativo
Consigo entender o que está acontecendo com minha filha e como agir a cada salto ❤️
LeanneJTarnawsky - Life saver!!
We absolutely loved having this app at our fingertips for both of our kiddos. Whenever they seemed “off”, we would check and sure enough, they’d be approaching or already right in a “leap”. It was so reassuring as new parents. Lots of great info but easy to navigate.
ineedsleep10 - Can I get my money back?
I paid $7 for them to tell me that he will go through something at this age. Yeah, I know. ThTs why I downloaded the app. I’m looking for answers, this does NOT give you answers. Simply tells you when they might go through a “leap”.
Sch2345 - Don’t waste your money
This app is not user friendly and it’s completely inaccurate. It’s a complete waste of money. Don’t waste your time purchasing, and then trying to figure it out.
Blojoeblo - Horrible
Sad to say, but really disappointed in this app - especially since I paid for it!
I find the UI really bad.
The content is overly wordy and poorly written (plus spelling and grammatical errors!).
The “leap” structure and timing is hard to follow and inaccurate.
There are a number of “dead ends” I the new ovation of the app and it’s sections.
This app honestly reminds me of a high schooler’s project that got thrown together at the last minute. Some good intentions and general
Ideas, but at the end of the day never got finished properly and never reached its potential.
Would not recommend!
emdub78 - So Confusing
This app is super confusing and has the worst UX/UI experience I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t explain when your baby is in a leap or what leap they’re in. The calendar has zero explanation and there is no help menu to explain the app. It’s honestly the least intuitive app I’ve ever used.
jennintokyo - So accurate!
10 months old and this app is still always so accurate, it’s almost scary!
SonicSid90 - Confusing Interface
My wife and I check this App occasionally To see when our baby is going through leaps, but I find the app overly complicated and the interface is not user friendly or intuitive. I also find that the wording is very confusing - for example the wording of the checklists for each leap. I don’t particularly understand why each one starts with “you”. “You are bad tempered, you cry more” - I get that it’s directed at baby but personally it would more sense if it was directed at the baby in third persons. The last item on the checklist is “I’ve noticed that you”, and that’s it - no further explanation on the checklist. I imagine your suppose to edit it and write your own comments but I personally find there is a better way of doing it. Overall I would say that the information is good, and might help put parents at ease, but I wouldn’t recommend it purely on the fact that it’s UI is terrible. I’m much more likely to check google.
alexdefrane - Super annoyed
I got this for a little knowledge (even though it’s all google-able) but also for the added white noise. But once you pay the $5.50 for the app they then want you to pay $17.00 to have the “more” page for 6 months.
A.nnoyed.2020 - Paid for app and app is not opening
I paid for this app and not long after the app is not working anymore. I sent an email for support and am not getting an answer this is super frustrating, what a waste of money.
Halois8080 - So reassuring
I can say a lot of stuff that everyone else is saying so I’ll tell an anecdote instead. My 2 month old has been very stand off-ish with my husband lately and he’s been really bummed about it. I tried to tell him that it was normal that she would be clingy to me but I think it didn’t really sink in for him because he thought I was trying to make him feel better. Not a day after we had that conversation, I get an alert that my girl is hitting a leap and one of the defining points was that she would be much more clingy to me and shy with everyone else. I could see a weight lift off of my husband just having that reassurance that this is normal and temporary and happening exactly when it does for just about everyone else. Thank you for making our newly chaotic lives a little bit less anxious.
smoos924 - Understanding your baby
Although this app won’t solve your problems, it will help you understand what your baby is going through and give you the encouragement you need to get through the phases. It did wonders (pun intended) for us to expect the worst and look forward to better days. We also knew a little bit better how to approach the different phases.
Lyss15 - Very informative
This app is great and definitely teaches you a lot. Any time my baby is acting out of sorts I check this app and it almost always lines up. I’ve learned a lot and it’s actually really interesting. Definitely helps you to know what’s going on with your little one and know less fussy days are coming! They also have great customer service... I had an issue with my app and they reached out to offer assistance right away.
lyssilou101 - Very helpful
This has been a great app
I’ve recommended to all my mom friends
PamIntile - Interesting info, hard to navigate
The UX of this app sucks, I recommend buying the book instead.
nik0926 - Maybe needs an update?
Most times the paragraphs telling you what’s going on with baby is cut off at the bottom and I can’t scroll down to read it. Defeats the purpose of the app. And his leaps add up when I use his birthday, not due date..and even then they are still slightly off.
Kétta - Dommage....
Pour commencer, la traduction en français est une vraie catastrophe. C’est limite illisible. Quand on paye ce prix, on s’attend à une traduction efficace... ou ne proposez tout simplement pas l’option en français.
La navigation est très peu fluide. Difficile de s’y retrouver....
On a également la sensation que les semaines se ressemblent toutes. Les signes qui montrent qu’on est dans un nouveau bon sont quasi-identiques.
Dommage car le livre est bon, il y a avait matière à faire quelque chose de génial. Mais la cible est manquée... Je ne recommande pas.... écoutez plutôt votre cœur de parents et regardez votre enfant au lieu de lire une app ;)
AdessaK - A hot mess of an app
What am I even looking at? Nothing is placed in a way that’s easy to comprehend. More confused than anything else? Pls make more user friendly
shampanje - Insightful and helpful
This app was very helpful. It is a great guide to help you navigate through all the developmental stages of your new baby. Every baby and child is different and unique, but having a guide gives you the confidence to figure it out as you go along. So thankful for the wonder weeks!
Booksmartstreetdumb - False (or at least misleading) advertising....
To be fair, I've yet to fully explore this app, so perhaps I'll find enough content to justify the price (in which case I'll update this review)....
However, the stickler in ,e was annoyed right off the bat by the misleading implication that the book was included in the app, when it is not.
The app description lists its 'key features' followed by its 'extras' -- perhaps I'm misinterpreting that, but I would assume that's referring to 'extras' included in the purchase... similar to a burger on a restaurant menu that's described as having 'extra cheese' (as opposed to the list of toppings at the bottom of the menu that are labeled as 'optional extras' or a type of 'upsizing'. Therefore I was a bit perturbed to find that immediately after launching the app I was prompted to enrol in an optional $4/month subscription service in order to access the aforementioned features. Again, I haven't fully explored the app or read the source book, so perhaps those resources are fully worth the monthly fee and then some, and of so I would happily pay it..... I just don't like the fact that the additional costs were sort of hidden or at least purposefully worded in a vague way.... Ok, now I'll dive into the app and return to give an honest opinion of my experience, but I just wanted to first put my initial impression on front street.
Oh, also, as a first-time user just starting out on the app, but with a child that's already 6 months old, it's not super easy to jump right in. There is a tutorial, but it mainly lists the features, whereas I'd love if it gave some guidance on how to start using the app -- even more so if it that guidance was applicable to my child's age at the time I was signing up (seeing as users have to supply their due date anyway, why not use that info to curate more relevant info for your clients?)
BindiDB - Great reminder to stay calm!
Awesome tool to mentally prepare for the rough days and the not so rough days of newborn life!
medicryan911 - Great app
My wife and I just had our 2nd daughter. I loved using this app with our first born, and now with our second I’m looking forward to using it again.
BUT PLEASE......spell imminent “imminent” and not eminent. On the tab “leaps” under “leap alarms” the app asks if I want to get notifications eminently. That’s like asking if I want notifications famously! Please correct this word!
Otherwise awesome app 🤗
Alipaliboombali - A good tool for parents
Text is a bit clunky and many of the videos are crap, but this is still a super useful tool to help understand why your baby is freaking out and get interested in what is going on for them.
TamaraS1906 - App giving conflicting info! Terrible customer support!
Don’t waste your money!!!! This app gives me one info on one page and completely opposite on another. First page says “baby does not enter # leap for another “x” days...” while the calendar and page 2 clearly show him in that leap.
I contacted their support Center 3 times requesting either help or refund and they completely ignored me!!!! Shame on wonder weeks! Wish I can give them ZERO stars!!!!
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@mccaffreyr3 Totally agree. Also wonder whether our country's vulnerability might extend beyond Wed, Jan 6. Two more weeks for the COOTWH to cause more damage to our democracy and to our standing internationally.
@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 🤔
Michelle Myer 🔞🇺🇸
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.
Lyn Rising 🌊💙🖤🌊
@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? 🙀