Could be better 2/5
The pregnancy app was great so I was looking forward to this app for all the support but there is a lot less people and a lot more judgement on this app. I’ve seen people ask about medications and instead of giving advise people would respond with “well I don’t like using medicine” or asking a question about the healing process of a circumcision getting responses like “you wouldnt have to worry about that if you didn’t mutilate your child” it’s just so full of hate. was just very disappointing going from such a good app. I miss it be full of supporting moms and helpful advice without judgement
Good app 4/5
I believe this app is very functional and superb in some areas in comparison to others however my wife and I have a small issue with the set up of the app and certain processes.
When I tried to link my wife to the account I created so we could keep track of our baby’s daily routine it would not work at all. It took us several tries for it to function and yes we followed the steps correctly. Also, the dashboard on the home page that displays the child's feedings, diaper change, and etc isn't accurate. In order for my wife and I to see the correct amount of diaper changes, we have to click on it and then it displays the correct number. I believe the number on the dashboard should be accurate as well so we can verify quickly what his routine and daily activities were so if we are asked at the baby clinic we can have an accurate number without searching through the app.
Helpful tool but keeps losing info 2/5
I log the oz our daughter drinks and it helps me keep track of last feed. Despite adding a feed and saving it, the next time I open the app it’s gone. One glitch that needs fixed.
No daily or weekly totals? 3/5
It’s a decent app but I don’t see any totals. I’d like to know how much formula vs breast milk my kid has consumed each day and compare it to other days. Or how many hours he’s slept total. Where is this feature? No charts no counts or anything
Ovia is great! 4/5
Loved Ovia for pregnancy and now looking forward to Ovia Parenting as I just gave birth a week ago. The articles and citations help me trust what I am reading about my baby.
The only reason I can’t give 5 stars is because I have been trying to add my husband so he can contribute to our daughter’s milestones, etc. and I can’t get it to work. Emailed support to see if they could help but haven’t heard back :/ kinda disappointing.
Ever since I downloaded this app it has made everything else glitch on my phone.
I can’t stop the feeding timer because the app freezes and shuts down. It takes forever to load and it never let my spouse log in as an admin. I love that it’s all right there on the opening screen. It would be cool to have a sleep timer too. I could love this app if it didn’t shut down randomly and make the rest of my phone glitchy.
Practical app 4/5
By Hoping to be pregnant soon
I used the Ovia pregnancy app with two of my pregnancies and I really loved it, so using Ovia parenting was a natural progression for me. This app's various trackers (pee, poo, feeding, sleep) are great! I like that while feeding, I can exit the app and do other things on my phone, or use other features in the app, and come back to the timer when I'm ready to switch sides or conclude a session. The calendar is also nice, to be able to look back quickly at the overview of everything I've recorded on specific dates.
I am giving it four stars instead of five foot the following reasons:
I really miss the "just a note" feature from the pregnancy app - I wanted to be able to use this app as an on-the-go journal like I did during pregnancy -- then come back and transfer those special memories to my baby book when I have time. Unfortunately, this app does not have that option.
Also, the milestones feature could be improved - I didn't realize how that part worked until my daughter was already a month old, and was checking off a bunch of them all "on the same day" to catch up! I wish the app would prompt you with the various milestones along the way - the same way they do when they ask about whether baby has had a check-up recently, or if you will take a quick mental health survey.
Very helpful information! I enjoy this app everyday! Im a new father and i find myself using this app a lot and always satisfied with it
This app has been helpful since i got pregnant. There’s no other app like it!
Not syncing properly 3/5
I have really enjoyed using all of the Ovia apps, my only problem now is that the app isn’t synching properly between admin users for the breast feeding section. It updates the time but not the last breast side used! Which can get confusing between phones when my husband is helping me time. Hope ovia can fix this bug!
Such a great and helpful app! 5/5
All of the Ovia Apps are just wonderful. They are so full of information and you can keep track of SO many different things! Its so personal too, i absolutely love it!
Ovia Lover 5/5
I started with the Ovia fertility when my hubby n I were trying to convince, moved to Ovia pregnancy and now am enjoying the Ovia parenting app. They are all WONDERFUL!!! I love this app bc I can track my babies food intake/dirty diapers/ and sleep. It actually saved my babies life I track his feedings daily then over a few days his feedings started declining slowly. My baby had gotten dehydrated by just losing a few ounces a day. But 2 weeks he was losing weight. My dr was able to pinpoint when it happened bc I had my tracker. Thank u guys sooo much. The best app for my family. Thanks
Love the whole suite 5/5
I’ve used all three Ovia apps (as well as some others) and they have been my favorite. The transition between life stages in the apps is very smooth. Only request would be additional resources for parents of preemie babies.
I LOVE OVIA!!! 5/5
By Carlinda rose
I began using this Ovia fertility app then moved on to the pregnancy app. I loved both so much I am now using the parenting app as well!!! They are so helpful and easy to read/use!! It’s great when I only have a few minutes because the articles are extremely helpful and informative. I also love the milestones checklist and the age-based articles section. They have been very helpful in getting ideas for things to do with my little man that are actually beneficial to his development! I would recommend these apps to everyone, including Dads and close family members!!! Thank you OVIA for making my mama journey MUCH easier!!
Good but not great 3/5
I have used Ovia for tracking my period, ovulation, pregnancy and now have been using the parenting app for 2 weeks. It’s an easy way to keep track of diaper changes and feedings but I have found the app slows my phone down tremendously and will even freeze it. That’s not ideal when I’m trying to click start timer with a screaming baby in my arms. I would also love the ability to track pediatrician appts and immunization schedules, maybe a development tracker too like on the pregnancy app. My biggest complaint though is the freezing of my phone. Really hoping that gets fixed in an update.
Best fertility, pregnancy, and parenting app! 5/5
By Words for kt
I love the Ovia family of apps. Some of the other apps out there are really annoying. I love seamlessly this goes from fertility to pregnancy to parenting. The message boards and questionnaires are very helpful. I also like that you can change how to view your baby as a fruit or toy or vegetable or animal! No complaints here!
It was the best app that I have found to keep me up to date with babies millstones and it was a great way for me as a parent to ensure I was doing ok and that baby was doing ok
Terrible app! 1/5
I loved Ovia fertility and pregnancy, but the makers really dropped the ball with the parenting app. A lot of the articles highlighted don’t correlate with the baby’s progress. The information is vague and not really helpful at all. Find another app for parenting!
I have been using Ovia from the time I was trying to get pregnant, all through the pregnancy, and now that my little one is here!! All the apps in the Ovia family are easy to use and very helpful!! Only thing, if the parenting app gave a couple more tips throughout the day.
Fantastic!! Would recommend to anyone!
AMAZING ❤️ 5/5
Really love Ovia parenting it’s a great way to stay in track with your baby. I love how the community is so great and everyone has their own opinions. Also what I really like is reading different articles everyday because I learn something everyday from this app! The most thing I love love about this app is that weeks, months and years it tells me how old my baby is ! Total win on that one! Can’t say nothing negative about it !
Love it.. but.. 4/5
I would really love to have a feature where you can start sleep, and time in while they are still sleeping so I can keep better track. Please think about this. 😁😁
App has gotten worse as I’ve used it. 1/5
By Loris Rae DeCarlo
This app was good at the beginning to track baby’s day but recently there are constantly issues with not being able to access the information (network issues) and data not being saved correctly. There’s no point in using something that actually makes your day harder and more frustrating.
The worst 1/5
Don't use if what you need is to just track diapering and feeding. Inferior interface relative to baby connect (which does android as well). Stupid things like makes you confirm twice that a feeding is over.
Great, but... 4/5
This app is great, but the only annoying thing is the inability to make an edit. Say I was breastfeeding and thought she was finished nursing, this ending the session. Week if she decides she wants more I can’t go in an edit that entry. Instead I’d have to start a new one or delete the old one, remembering all the information, and then go in and put it all in manually later. Dry frustrating.
Easy to use and navigate 4/5
I really like this app for keeping track of my children’s milestones. I also like the “newsletter”. My only suggestion would be to have to option of a different color on the calendar for each child. That way I could look quickly and notice that I haven’t been writing enough notes for one child over another.
Love it 5/5
Allows me to track feedings time and length as well as diaper changes!
New User Problems 4/5
I downloaded this app and was excited to try it out, but when I select “Try it out” the app will only let me add a photo, fill in the gender and my relationship (not the child’s name or birthday). Therefore, I can’t move on to setup an account. Quite a frustrating user experience for a first time user!
Not the best 2/5
While I love all the info and tracking abilities the app has, it CONSTANTLY makes my phone lag and you have to open the app 3-4 times (sometimes more) to get it to be able to update your info.
Good App, room for small improvements 4/5
I initially used the Ovia Pregnancy App and TOTALLY loved that app! Everything I was experiencing or needed to learn and know was taken care of through the curated content and milestones.
With this App, I would like there to be some more added functionality’s like:
- adding items to the calendar that you want to track or keep notes of (especially when the paediatrician has asked for something!) who can remember anything once your bundle of joy leaves you sleep deprived!?
- a food tracker, alongside the breastfeeding and bottle feeding. So you can note down quantities (and a description!?) especially when starting the process
- make the sleep tracker easier to use when you exit the app and come back in.
- place to add multi vitamins and medications.
I’m sure other mama’s may have some other functions to make this App the only one to use!
Love it! 5/5
I love Ovia parenting! So many insightful articles and fact based advice. I used Ovia during my pregnancy as well and couldn’t be happier with their apps! The breastfeeding timer is what I find the most useful for me and my parenting journey. 😊
Full of jerks. 3/5
Everything is great until you get to the community part. Your question hardly ever get answered and then when they do it never fails that there is always at least one person that comments being a total jerk even if they clearly don’t know what the question was. I honestly wouldn’t recommend it if you are downloading it for the community part. I know the creators can’t do much about the people.
Excellent ! 5/5
Well thought out comprehensive app.
Love this app!! 5/5
I love this app!!! The one thing that will make it better would be for the sleep tracker to have a timer as the breastfeeding tracker has.. not all the time I can remember when my baby when to sleep and wake up..
Try and love it! 5/5
If you are trying to get pregnant this is the best app you can have
Why so much stuff about being depressed. I think you should minimize your postpartum depression sections. It’s not as common as you are making it sound. Like I start to think “should I be depressed?”
Other then that it’s great, but you don’t need a section on depression every week!
Hooray for Ovia’s Inclusivity! 5/5
I rarely provide qualitative feedback for apps, but I felt compelled to give praise to Ovia creators and product team for understanding the importance of using diverse imagery of parenthood. I’ve seen multicultural families, mothers in burqas, families with disabilities, etc. Your tips and advice and information are very helpful and extremely relevant, but when you see a picture of a family representative of yours, it gives you a greater sense of belonging to a new arena that new parents may not be familiar with. Kudos to you all and keep up the great work!
Seems to glitch out a lot 3/5
By CSS girl 5
I loved the Ovia pregnancy app so much and when my baby was born that app encouraged me to start this app. I really enjoy all the features but the app always seems to crash on me so when I’m using the nursing timer I lose my data. I’m also a little disappointed that there seems to be less information compared to the pregnancy app. I’d love to see videos weekly or monthly like the pregnancy app offers the weekly videos.
Needs a couple fine tunings 4/5
By No more 1234567
The tracking of diapers all log as the time of the first one. So you log a poo at 6am and keep adding to it as the day goes on. In your log it says your baby pooed 7 times and peed 6 times at 6am. Weird. Also, you can’t start a timer for sleep like feedings. I can’t remember what time my baby fell asleep, that’s what your app is for but I can only log the start time WITH the end time. Useless feature then. Love everything else though!!!!
Lost Info 2/5
I’ve been putting in info since around midnight and now 12 hrs later, I wake up from another 3hr stretch and everything is gone...frustrating
My fav pregnancy and baby app! 5/5
It’s very informational but not overwhelming! And the daily information they feed to me grows with my baby. Very useful and thank you Ovia!
Syncing Issues 3/5
By Cece Kay 818
I love the ability to track feedings and diapers. However, diaper tracking does not sync between mine and my husband’s phone. It always differs and makes it very difficult to track them accurately.
Love other Ovia Apps, but not in love with Ovia parenting 3/5
I came from using the Ovia fertility to the Ovia pregnancy, and loved them both! So naturally, when our baby boy was born I downloaded the Ovia parenting. Unlike the other Ovia apps, it is hard to put in information and is not very user friendly. It doesn’t have an easy way to track diapers, feedings, sleep or pumping etc so I use another app for that, hatch baby which is awesome! It also doesn’t have a place for weigh tracking etc. I still keep this app as I love the content and articles. If this app could figure out the tracking components it would be 5 stars!
Unable to collaborate 3/5
By Malden Dad
My wife owns an Android phone and was very pleased with the Ovia Fertility and Pregnancy apps. So I was excited to begin contributing information to the feeding and diaper log. She invited me to collaborate but I am unable to add feedings or diaper changes to the timeline. I am often the one up at 2am for the late night feeding/diaper changes.
Best app ever 5/5
Get it! I do really like it!
Sleep Tracking needs improvement 3/5
I love the Ovia apps. Used the fertility one to help us get pregnant, used the pregnancy one all 9 months & now using the parenting one to track our little ones feedings & diapers. The timer on the breastfeeding portion is wonderful! We use it during every feeding.
Would LOVE if tracking their sleep was more user friendly. You should be able to enter a start time & save it. And then be able to come back when they have woken up to enter the end time. I’m not using this part of the app currently because it’s not the most streamline to use.
Helpful to track last feeding, but lacking graphs to show change over time 3/5
As a new mom, its hard to have perspective- bc sleep deprevation -you're just operating one day at a time. So it would be helpful if this app actually graphed the data I'm inputting each day to show me how my baby has changed over time, eating less often and sleeping more etc. I do like that multiple users can input data, ex: if my husband feeds the baby/changes a diaper. I would like to see where my baby falls on standard growth curves for age, weight. Etc.
I liked all of ovias other apps, fertility and pregnancy, both very functional and helpful. This one does the basics but seems like it's not yet thought out.
Update: 5 Stars 5/5
I used Ovia’s pregnancy tracker and loved it, lots of good information and the community function was also useful. The baby/parenting one has a serious issue though. Every single time I open the app it freezes my phone. Every single time. I don’t know why this only happens with this app but it’s enough that I’m deleting it.
Update: Deleting and reinstalling weirdly fixed the issue.
Nice app, but way too focused on ppd 3/5
So many articles about ppd. Yes, I understand that some moms suffer from it, but as a parenting app, I’d like to see more of a balance of info abt parenting.
Not very current 2/5
Really old fashioned in terms of breastfeeding and child diet recommendations. Interesting sometimes but not super applicable on a daily basis.