Insanely Accurate 5/5
i have used this app with both of my children and it had been spot on with their leaps and giving me a heads up for what ro expect! Its the closest thing you can get to having a “manual “ for your baby’s development!
The only good thing was it would tell me when we were heading into hard days. However at some point the ‘milestones’ by baby was meant to be reaching were so incredibly unrealistic. At 12 months it was saying my baby should be getting their own clothes out and trying to dress themselves.
Not useful 1/5
Didn’t have any modicum of accuracypast first few months
So useless 1/5
By the elephant juan
Very disappointed, no value for the parents
Doesn’t seem like it actually… does anything? 1/5
I’m 3 weeks post paying $5 for this app and it hasn’t done a single useful thing. I honestly have no idea what it really even does.
Awesome Baby Leap App 5/5
We think about growth spurts but what comes to mind is our bodies growing. We forget to think about the mental growth spurts of our mind as a thing too. Thank God for this book and their app. This app has been very helpful with helping me prepare for my babies mental leaps so I can do my best to help him through it. I love this app and their book and recommend everyone with a newborn should download this app and read their book.
Please fix sleep diary glitch 1/5
The sleep diary is adding an extra hour nap each time I go to submit. Please fix this!
Lousy app: get the book instead 1/5
The app is poorly designed, provides very little information or help. Google would have been more helpful than this. This physical book is far more informative. I was I could give this Zero Stars.
Great app but one quibble 4/5
Loving this app. Our baby is due in 6 weeks and it’s been fun reading about the leaps ahead of time. Minor quibble - it would be great if the app didn’t default to male pronouns if you mark the gender as unknown. Why not default to they/them? Also with more prevalence of “theybies” it would be cool if Wonder Weeks added a gender neutral option or removed gender/biological sex from the app entirely if none of the leaps are sex linked.
Unrealistic expectations 1/5
This app is highly inaccurate past the first month of baby’s life. The skills are extremely advanced for the babies age. My baby is 10 months and one of the skills he’s supposed to have at this time as per the app is that he should say “yum” after each bite. However, babies don’t say their first word until they’re around 12 months old. How does that make any sense? He’s supposed to ask to have his teeth brushed too? Absurd. I feel terrible for parents who think their children should have developed these skills at such a young age. Do yourself a favor and delete this app for your mental health
App could really be a website 1/5
I’m not sure why this is an app. Interface isn’t great and the info it gives is limited. The signals seems to repeat a lot, and I wish it gave more info and didn’t feel so much like a series of web pages. Doesn’t feel worth the cost.
Wanted to like this all, but mostly not useful 1/5
I don’t understand all these 5 star reviews. You’re paying $4.99 to read information that’s available for free online. There’s a diary portion but it’s not very useful at all. Every time I open the app, which is not much, I hope to find some cool feature I may have missed but instead I’m completely disappointed. It’s apparently based on a book with more information. If that’s the case, just buy the book.
Highly inaccurate and over-generalized 2/5
Babies develop at different rates. This app is slightly useful as a way to understand some aspects of what a baby is learning. It also helps new/nervous parents to know that fussiness is normal and doesn’t necessarily mean anything is wrong. But the specific weeks mean almost nothing. My baby has been more than a month ahead on some “leaps.” He has gained some of these skills with no fussy period beforehand. Many of the descriptions don’t quite match what most children that age can actually do.
It’s an interesting read, but don’t expect it to be more than that.
So Disappointed 1/5
I downloaded this app because of the rave reviews and also some people had recommended it. While it does provide great information, I had questions in regards to the different leaps due to my baby being a premature baby. It is a paid app, so I expected customer service to be quite good. Here I am a week later after I’ve been reaching out and no response. I’ve had better responded from other free apps and even different account on Instagram. Very disappointed and would not recommend.
Thank you for making this app! It has truly helped to navigate what is happening to my baby! It’s so helpful and accurate!
Wonder Works 5/5
This app has helped me immensely with my daughter. I love it
Buyer beware - lack of research 1/5
While it’s interesting to read about the leaps and what your baby could be experiencing, everyone should know that this app and the “research” behind it is based on a study of 11 babies. So the idea that it’s predicting what your child is going through and when is a stretch. Again, still interesting to read about leaps and development but I wouldn’t put too much emphasis or reliance on what the app says your child is going through and their actual development.
This app is super basic and doesn’t really give you much for paying … and then tries to get you to upgrade. You can just google development weeks and put it in your calendar- it’s a ballpark anyway.
Was expecting a lot more based on the price point. The what to expect when your expecting app gives me more insightful information on the development of my baby and what to expect each month
False advertising and pointless 1/5
By olivia California
Don’t wanna waste even the time of writing this review. It’s only five dollars, but it seems like they are making a lot of money ripping people off. It doesn’t do a single thing that it claims to offer. Offers absolutely no insight, it’s literally just a checklist tracker for your own personal use. It offers no education or insight. Feels like
They are making tons of money essentially off of a checklist app. My iPhone already comes with that.
Waste of money 1/5
It’s basically like reading your horoscope. It’s super generic and hit or Miss (mostly miss) on timing.
Babies are CONSTANTLY growing and learning. Save your money and skip this download.
This app isn’t at all informative or helpful and it’s a real shame they are charging people $$ for this. Good basic leaps and you’ll get way more info
Each leap just repeats itself. So reading one is somewhat enough?
Waste of $ 1/5
It’s basically just a chart you can download anywhere for free. I don’t get why people like it. I wouldn’t even like it if it were free honestly, it’s kind of pointless
This app is a MUST 5/5
It’s incredible how spot on this app is in tracking my baby’s development. It’s has helped me be so much more patient and understanding through my baby’s fussy phases. I WISH I could’ve had this resource with my first two. You won’t regret purchasing it!
Does not match my baby 1/5
It just doesn’t match… so many people swear by this app… Not me… I wish I could give input to the app and maybe calculate the leaps? I thought must be an error on my part… but I’m a sunny day my baby started to not sleep at all… so.. it’s very confusing.. at least say that it works for some people
Not worth the money 2/5
So it tells you when leaps might be coming and what skills your child will develop after the leap, but that’s it. You can google that information honestly. Not worth the money
Nailed it 5/5
This app was spot on with every time my first child hit a leap. Between the signs and seeing her take in the new information and process it in her eyes was amazing and dead on each time. Highly recommend to any parent and using it with my second child now.
Interesting information, poor quality app 1/5
The app never updates, even when I manually update it. It has said “34 days until leap 1” for the entire time I’ve had it, and we are currently passing leap 2. It’s annoying.
Hey new parents read this! 3/5
It’s nice to be able to figure out why your baby is so fussy however, there is a lot of false information regarding milestones and when your baby should be reaching them. It does say that not every baby hits the milestones at the same time, but these milestones are still several weeks ahead of where your child “should” be. This can create and perpetuate a great deal of anxiety in new parents, definitely take this app with a grain of salt and do not think your baby is “behind” based on this app.
Best new parent app there is! 5/5
By Karla VH
Such an eye opener into the mind of your child! Highly recommend this app to anyone who is expecting or working with little kids. It helps to better understand your child or someone else’s behavior because of the mental “leap” they are going through and the associated behavior that goes with it. Wish it would go way beyond the 1st year bc I swear my now 4 year old went though a leap right before turning 4. Nonetheless its such a great resource for parents. I highly recommend it.
So Helpful! 5/5
The content in this app is extremely helpful! When I notice a change in my little’s behavior I can refer to my app to know if he is in a leap and learn more about that leap. It makes so much sense and acts as a guide to help navigate his development. The timeline is great to know that there is an end in sight when the regressions hit. I recommend this app to all of my friends who are expecting!
Great App 5/5
Super helpful and has been great for me being a first time Mom.
Can’t Login 1/5
Using existing account or submit a ticket for help.
Not worth the $$$ 1/5
By Yo well done
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.
By Rango Farris
Basic info you can find online. Really not useful.
Gender issue, otherwise good app 3/5
Good app and informative. However, frustrated about the lack of gender neutral option. The app clearly can switch pronoun between boy and girl, would not have been difficult to add a neutral option. When contacted, developer just said this cannot be done right now. Furthermore, if you select gender unknown, all the pronoun default to male.
By K.K DOODLES
These leaps are wild, the suggestions help me help my son with transitioning! We are hitting every milestone.
Cancel subscription 1/5
I’m trying to cancel my subscription and I can’t. I wonder if you can help me. Thanks
I don’t feel it was worth the money to buy this app. A lot of generic information I could have found anywhere on the internet.
Not necessary 2/5
The only thing I like about this app is that it estimates where your baby might be more fussy than normal. However, it’s not always accurate and there’s no guarantee that it will be. Then throw in other factors like teething and you still don’t know what the heck is going on until you see a tooth (or not). The price isn’t outrageous so if you have a couple bucks that you feel like burning, then go for it. But I kinda wish I hadn’t bought it. I’m sure there’s several online resources to tell a parent the gist.
Okay, just too basic 1/5
By and then we cried OH NO
It doesn’t have much content. There’s just a calendar and two bullet point lists - one for leaps and one for achievements. There aren’t tips, no articles, nothing educational. There’s nothing that says, start repeating hard consonants to them…or, start doing peek a boo…or look out for grabbing now...babies can see this far now…also the leap timeframe is not accurate. I’m supposed to be 3/4 done with leap 4 and he hasn’t even started I don’t think. It’s not a lot of money but it’s a waste of money. Very very disappointed.
We want MORE! Update for Toddler 4/5
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!
Waste of money 1/5
Do yourself a favor and just Google developmental milestones for free instead of paying for this app. It’s redundant and not helpful at all
Not working properly 1/5
By A Nuka
Diary not working
Mad I paid for this 1/5
By Midwest gal gotchoooo
Desperate to learn more about the leaps I paid for this and now I’m disappointed. The app says the leaps can be up to two weeks from the prediction, but there is no way to indicate that your baby is leaping even a day earlier. Instead the condescending app says “you haven’t taken this leap yet”. Well… your FAQ and my fussy baby says otherwise. Save your 4.99 for a coffee - money better spent.
Dread your baby w this app 2/5
It might be interesting, but this was a waste of money and a bad inclusion in our lives. Patenting becomes “making it” through leaps and then reminding yourself to enjoy the days they aren’t in a leap.
It’s not human to enjoy every moment as a parent. Do what you can, survive, enjoy, have fun, and sometimes it’s harder than other times.
Do not recommend this app. You are doing your best already.
Innacurate developmental information 1/5
Okay so, The Wonder Weeks seems great in theory, but it just isn’t. My baby has not followed any of the leaps and we are about to enter “Leap 5.” In reading about leap 5, the examples and skills are way off. For instance, it says “sit in the middle of the floor and let your baby crawl to you.” What?? A 5 month old can’t crawl yet! It also says “say “do you want a sandwich?” When you put her plate in front of her.” Again, I am not putting a plate with a sandwich in front of my 5 month old. There are more things that I don’t agree with in this app, those are just a few examples. Not worth the money!!
Generic and wildly inaccurate info. 3/5
By Team Facepalm
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.