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.
BriLaganella - Has helped me be a better mother
I’ve been using wonder weeks since my daughter was born. It’s helped me help my daughter thrive, as I understand where she is coming from and can see the world from her perspective. “Tantrums” or “fussiness” aren’t random, I am able to put myself in her shoes and understand why she is acting that way. It’s been super interesting to learn how her brain is developing as she grows. I can’t believe she is already in her last “leap”, it always felt so far away! But I will be using with my next who is due in March. I would highly recommend this to any parent with a child under 16 months. It changes your perspective of their behavior and I believe it has helped me be a better mother because of it.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Dad who wants to understand - This is a missing piece for new parents
This knowledge of 10 different stages of brain changes was a critical missing piece for understanding our baby. You can learn about baby’s habits, normal sleep patterns, feeding patterns, preferences, etc., but the part you would never know without this research is that their brains just follow this predictable brain change schedule. This is the missing piece to understanding why a baby is cranky or not. It helps you to not go crazy or frustrated or feel like you’re failing as a parent. So this is one of the few things I would recommend parents get, because they can learn a lot of the rest of things about their baby on their own.
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!!!
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.
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.
Akjjjsmsjdjdndn - Great for nervous parents
Thank God for this app! I haven’t noticed much until the last couple days (she has about 9 days left of this leap). She has been so fussy and napping much more. She’s also not been totally finishing her bottles. I keep getting nervous that she may be sick but she has no temp, no snot, nothing weird. Just a change in mood and some behaviors. She sleeps through the night but for 2 nights she woke up around 3 for her pacifier but went right back to sleep. Then 2 nights after that slept later than normal. I am so thankful for this app because I can look at it and understand that all of this is most likely just the leap. I am a nervous person to begin with so it’s so helpful to have some reassurance that she is just growing and this is normal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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. !!!
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!
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.
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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.
0402200020082021 - Inaccurate and a total waste of money
This app has been inaccurate for my daughter all the way along. Yes the due date was incorrect for starters due to doctors disagreement of age during pregnancy but once she was born and due date was corrected this app still didn’t track her development right. I even changed her due date on the app to have the first few leaps line up correctly according to their predictions, from leap 3 onwards was totally inaccurate. She was experiencing leaps at completely different times, then when you go to add in signals and skills learnt they are all the same?? So many missing skills she’s developing that aren’t even there and repetition of skills that have been option for months. Completely stopped using it for the purpose of “Wonder Weeks” and just started using it for notes, photos and tracking naps. Then today went on the app to insert her update for the day, save it all and all my data and notes of her progress gone! Tried restoring my app to its last back up and that didn’t even work. Total waste of money!!!
Rockv003 - Great content, crappy app
The content itself is very helpful and generally spot on (a week or so off on either side of the leaps which is normal since each baby is different). The app itself, however, it needs some work. The sleeping schedule has ongoing issues which have been raised with their impeccable customer service. A new version was coming out that was meant to fix the initial glitch, and it did fix it but only for a few weeks. It now has issues again where it does not record anything you put in unless you put it in 3+ times. I do not use the other features and so I am unsure if this is an issue throughout the app, although it can be a little frustrating not being able to use the main features that come with the app. Hopefully the developers can kindly get it together and resolve this ongoing issue, as some parents do rely on these paid features.
PrinceOfCats444 - Default masculinity, mandatory binary gender
Like many other parents now, my partner and I made a careful and considered decision to use they/them pronouns for our baby because we don’t want our language to shape the our assumptions about our baby’s gender identity.
For us, for trans people and queer parents it’s upsetting and alienating to choose ‘unknown’ for the gender (this is accurate because we won’t know anything about their gender until they tell us) and for the app to then apply he/him pronouns to our baby. It’s incorrect and unnecessary and makes it hard to use the app. Hopefully we can still get something useful out of it but this is really frustrating right off the bat and makes us not want to use it.
They/them pronouns would be ideal, but alternating he and her would be better than it currently is. Thanks
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!
Cascas88 - Excellent app
Extremely accurate with my last baby. She started every ‘fussy stage’ exactly 3 days early each time and the new things she was doing and learning was spot on. It explains so many things that remained as unanswered questions and self filled doubt with my older children. You just start to think you have figured things out and they change everything again and you can’t work out what’s happening or why. This app explains it all!
Mgrace13 - It’s amazingly helpful.
It’s been very helpful in understanding my child. Especially when she is being fussy for no reason and u have checked off everything on the usual list. Obviously it’s can’t fix the fussiness but it’s easier to deal with knowing there is a reason behind it and I feel more sympathetic towards my child instead of getting overly annoyed. It’s a wonderful app and I highly recommend it to other parents.
Viddee - Start dates not adjustable
The app is useful in anticipating, preparing for, surviving and thriving through developmental leaps.
However as specified by the authors themselves, wonder weeks can start up to 2 weeks before or after the “expected” date in the calendar when based on due date.
For those instances where a leap has started before or after the predicted “expected” or average date there is no way to manually “start” the leap so that the countdown and advice adjusts accordingly.
Eg. My baby has started their leap 6 days early. The app only says “6 days until their next leap” but I would be better served to start it so I have the leap advice and “9 days until the leap ends” countdown.
Similar to a menstrual cycle tracking app, the prediction date should be included to allow parents to anticipate upcoming leaps, but the app should allow for parents to manually specify when a leap actually starts for them to get the most out of the app.
JasmineAlexander1708 - Useful tool; very anxiety reducing
As first time parents, my husband and I have found it extremely useful. I’d highly recommend others use it, but just keep in mind that they don’t have to hit every milestone at each leap to still be on track. It’s a nice tool to gauge where they’re at developmentally, and to see how you can better understand what they’re going through to help them through it.
Rosheen92 - Several errors
In the beginning I loved this app, however as we got through to more leaps the app has SO many errors that defeat the purpose of using the app. The skills described in many of the leaps are very inaccurate, not age appropriate and it ends up telling you nothing about what your child has learnt during that period. Extremely annoying since this app is not free, I’ve paid to learn about my child’s development and better understand what they’re going through and I’m not getting it.
The timing of the leaps for my child has been accurate.
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.
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.
Swinstegan - Piece of Mind for FTM
I love using this app as a guide to help me understand better with what my little one is understanding about his world. It is really fascinating and sort of gives me a piece of mind that he is being a little bit more fussy or clingy etc. I don’t use it as a bible as it is also important that all babies are different and it shouldn’t matter if they are not reaching every milestone. I like how it gives me examples on how to cater for leaps too!
Chlozza.goodwin - Review
With the wonder weeks app I found that it helped me give my daughter what she needed and it also helped me out my mind at ease. For an example if she was super fussy I’ve tried everything, feed, dummy, cuddle, bath, shower, play time, massage etc. I’d check the app and she would be experiencing a leap. So I knew I wasn’t doing anything wrong. And it helped me navigate what she may need or want.
Great app for new parents!
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.
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.
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.
Hyundaicarsaregoodthisappisnot - Excellent - a must have for new parents
Wonder Weeks is amazing, it lets toy know quite accurately about your child’s development, what you can expect and when in terms of skills. It also gives you tips on how you can support your child. I highly recommend the paid version as well for extra detail and tracking
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deee-man - Over priced calendar
Not really worth the money spent on it. The best feature is the set times for each leap, you could easily work this out yourself and add to your calendar. It is the other features I would expect to be great such as the videos of each leap, however, they are mediocre at best. Interactive videos about each leap along with how parents could get the best out of each leap would be what I would expect for this price. The app itself is a clunky over glorified calendar.
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
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.
AnyaJC - You don’t need this
I had this app recommended by multiple people when I had my baby, and whilst it was mildly interesting it never really lined up with his development, which I’m sure could be anxiety inducing for some people given that it bills itself on being so heavily researched and scientific.
I actually have no issue with the basic premise of the app - babies regress, they get moody and change all the time, and it is impermanent and above all else NORMAL. But frankly you don’t need an app to tell you that.
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!!
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?
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.
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.
$43fff - Works well, but basic version not worth the price
The app is fine, but there is not much actual content included in the basic version - there are many online resources that cover the same material in more depth. The in-app purchases offer more detailed information but, after being disappointed by my first purchase, I decided not to spend any more money on this app.
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!
Н.Н. - Handy but don’t follow it blindly
For the first few months after my first child was born I was constantly checking the app. He’s now 11 months and I decided to have a look for the first time in the last 2 months or so. Some of the skills that is suggested your child might have developed sound so unrealistic and as a parent you really need to filter all the information out there
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!!
𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐡𝐛𝐬𝐬 - Great app!
Its been super helpful to help me figure out when my bubs is going through a leap or when one is about to start! The tips have been really helpful and so have the things you can do with them to help them through a leap. I would definitely recommend this app to any new parents or parents that werent aware of it.
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.
Hahdkof - Not impressed.
Overall I'm disappointed in this app. You have to pay $8.00 to get it then once you're in the app you have to pay more just to use half of there stuff. Unless you spend more money the app is a little pointless. They also calculate the "wonder week" of your babies due date not birth date which makes no sense if the baby isn't born on there due date so there calculations would be completely wrong. I wish I didn't purchase the app.
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
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!
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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.
Lizard.breath - Great app
Full of information about baby development, and really useful for the curious and interested parent
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!
Anatis87 - Just a bit silly.
My friend recommended this app, but I have to say it was fairly useless. My baby never showed any of the signs around the automatically generated ‘leap’ dates. And some of them were just laughable - ‘understands what an airplane is’ (8 months). ‘Washes dishes’ (12 months). Sometimes I just open it for a giggle. The information your local health authority publishes is probably more useful (and free).
Edit: I didn’t say anything about ‘random googling’, I referenced evidence based material that is published by health authorities. The stock developer response is telling. What is misleading is telling new parents that they need to pay for an app to provide good parenting.
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.
Robyn-Adele - Life saver. If you don’t want to pull your hair out, get this app!
All I can say is thank God for The Wonder Weeks app!!! Your baby is fussy and you can’t figure out why? Check the app, sure enough, this is normal and nothing to worry about. I don’t know how many times when I was at my wits end this app helped me relax and not worry myself to death.
Instead of getting frustrated I could learn what he was going though and in turn be prepared.
Get the app. It’s 100% worth it.
Lianabanana15 - Love this!
Comforting and reassuring when baby is going through big changes.
Juliec101 - Un peu décevant
La traduction de l’anglais vers le français n’est pas optimale. Il aurait été utile d’avoir l’option de faire un graphique des habitudes de sommeil. Sans quoi les informations s’entassent sans la possibilité d’avoir une vue d’ensemble.
Sorayaster - So helpful!
Very helpful and straightforward:) Lots of good information to help you prepare and support your baby :)
Pca801 - Waste of money
This app is wrong and doesn’t actually follow any patterns. It was completely backwards from what we experienced with our baby. Waste of money.
435286sdre - Leap 5
The fussy phase of leap 5 was worse in comparison to the sleep cycle in leap 4. My babe would be fussy and unimpressed with everything and knowing what to expect and when it’d happen helped me immensely. More than anything else, I could empathize and cater to her based on her development.
Post 1207 - I am a happy parent
With my other children I never used this app. But I’ve been using this app for 6 months and they have been accurate with the leaps are on point. Especially the fussy phase and the exact duration period. I see when he picking up new skills another accurate leap. It won’t hurt to try it out.
Miinaiya - Fabulous Resource for New Parents!
Wonder Weeks is fabulous - I recommend it to all of my new parent friends!
R95ok - It’s not really accurate at all
Kind of cool to see developmentally what my baby is learning based on her age, but the leaps aren’t accurate and aren’t scientifically based and I think they’re made up honestly
Kkowalchuk - Great app to learn about growing babies
The app itself is great, however I find the timeline to be off by about a week. Usually my baby starts the leap a week before it says they will. (And yes, I put in his due date and not his birthday.)
Beekorvs - Very Helpful
It’s been very helpful in answering the two questions of:
1) why is my baby sooo fussy these days?
2) what are they learning/where are they at with developmental milestones?
The dates have been pretty spot on for the fussiness, and it’s been fun to check off the things my babies have learned! I’ve had to keep in mind (and the app reminds you of this) that they won’t do it all right after the leap, but have it in their brain to be able to do it one day.
I love this app! Worth every penny!
Mcbz92! - Waste of Money
I’d recommend this app if it were free, but it just isn’t awesome enough to have to pay for it. Personally, the free “What to Expect” app is more insightful from conception to childhood. Don’t waste your money.
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 :)
Marelis frequency - So random and not helpful
I don’t understand everyone’s fascination with this. I find it completely arbitrary.
Imhgvtdarhnhj - New layout
Great concept. Loved the information. But HATE the new layout.
Kajd17 - Cannot share with spouse!
They will make your spouse purchase the app on their phone and they cannot login to your child’s profile! Not worth the $$
Isabelle Canada - Really dislike the app
I dislike this app. I know some parents might like it but I don’t. I literally used it for less than 15 minutes and realized it wasn’t for me. I haven’t touched it since. I requested a refund and they aren’t giving it to me. You’d think it would be easier to get a refund from them but it’s not. They don’t even respond to my emails.
Andrew LeDope - Not Worth $7
Not worth $7. Any of this info can be found for free with a simple google search. All baby’s reach milestones at different ages, this app is set up in a way that assumes all baby’s reach milestones at the same time, predicting certain achievements down to the day. Not realistic lol. Enjoy your baby’s growth and changes organically, you don’t need this app.
Natsal26 - Not happy
Very confusing and not clear
AusMom2021 - Waste of money
A friend recommended this app so I purchased with an open mind. It was a total waste of money. All of the information is irrelevant to actual milestones, and puts a lot of pressure on you and your child.
KatInCanada - Very confusing app
Purchased by mistake and they wouldn’t refund the purchase so I decided to use it anyway (thought I was purchasing a different baby app). It’s not well laid out and when trying to view the next “leap” it takes you back to the previous leap. There was a competition too where you could win prizes, however the prizes were just discounts on their own products.
Mary 16 - Repetitive and not accurate
Wish I didn’t buy this app. It has not been accurate and it’s very repetitive.
GwenGDH - Pas super informatif
Je trouve l’application vraiment chère par rapport aux informations qu’elle contient. C’est quand même général et souvent évident à voir directement sur bébé, ou on peut trouver ce genre d’info sur des sites gratuits. Je la consulte rarement et quand je le fais on dirait que les “leap” sont pas synchronisés avec ma fille.
BritNene - Importants
Would like videos on the weeks suggested activities, not only written.
Or other videos relating to this leap.
Bfisiwbdkzow - Refresh
I love this app! Its very accurate on the dates. The only thing I find disappointing is that it doesn’t refresh on its own. I have to close the app for it to refresh the days left in the leap.
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.
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.
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.
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.:(
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