Baby Buddy: Pregnancy & Parent 12+

For Mums, Dads and Co-Parents

Best Beginnings

Designed for iPad

    • Free



Give your child the best beginning with Baby Buddy!

Developed by UK charity Best Beginnings in collaboration with parents, healthcare professionals and partner charities across the country: Baby Buddy is with you throughout your pregnancy and parenting journey, day by day.

Whether you're a mum, dad, co-parent or caregiver, Baby Buddy is here to empower you to feel confident, giving you the knowledge and practical skills to look after yourself and give your child the best start.

- Get bite-sized advice and information every day throughout pregnancy and the first year of your baby’s life.

- Find out what to expect as your baby grows and what you can do to support their mental and physical development. From the developing foetus to labour, bonding to breastfeeding, teething to weaning, Baby Buddy brings you the best information from the NHS, trusted charities and leading experts, through short videos and articles delivered straight to your phone.

- Find information about local maternity services where you can choose to give birth, create your personal support and care plan and note down questions to ask your midwife or health visitor.

- Track your baby’s development, record special memories, write letters to your baby and share information and photos safely with your partner and other members of the family.

- The app includes a digital personal child health record where you can record growth, vaccinations and developmental milestones.

- Looking after your own wellbeing is just as important. Use Baby Buddy to take care of your physical and mental health, with advice on staying active and eating well, information about prenatal postnatal depression and access to a 24-hour text support service if you are struggling with your mental health.

- Baby Buddy is here to support you in all your relationships – with your baby, with your partner and/or family and with frontline professionals.

- Baby Buddy is the first app in the world to offer personalised daily information to dads on their pregnancy and parenting journey.

Made in partnership with parents just like you, and through their feedback, our new version of Baby Buddy builds on its trusted information and brings a wealth of new features, creating a personalised journey for every user.

Download the app now, for free and with no adverts.

Your data and personal information entered in Baby Buddy will be stored safely and securely and will not be shared with or sold to any third parties. You can read our full privacy policy on our website.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.26

Minor bug fixes, including an update to the Spaces section - where you can save videos, questions, and articles for you to view later, and share with your partner or another user you have chosen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
527 Ratings

527 Ratings

emilychamberlain ,

For anyone

Such a brilliant app, I’m a nanny to an almost 1 year old and it hits the mark every time! I love learning about where he is in his development and the different ideas to encourage him with it. He loves being held standing, but with some of the prompts and ideas from the app we were able to help him to progress to pulling himself up, by himself, in a couple weeks! He’s still so proud of himself every time, and this extra guidance really helps to read his development and assist what he's already be trying to do. It also really helps explain some behaviours that otherwise would be a bit out of the blue, like fussiness in eating coming from different choices or wanting to feel and explore them himself. Really helps guide you, especially in a world of Covid where there are less baby groups and outside support.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this review! If you have any more comments please do email us at


Comprehensive, instructive, exceptionally supportive

App is incredibly informative and useful. The fact that there are no ads and it’s paired with the NHS makes it both extra user friendly and comfortingly reliable. Had a unique technical problem with my phone and the app, but was able to get incredibly helpful and supportive assistance from real and engaged technical expert. Found out emotional support also available for all parties (mums and partnerships as well as other caregivers) as part of the app. I’m hoping won’t need to use that feature, but would be unbelievably useful if I do need support. Cannot rate this app and the team behind it highly enough. Keep up the awesome work folks!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review! Glad we could help you! If you were interested in becoming more involved in the development of Baby Buddy, you can apply to join our Parent Panel. Just drop us an email at Thanks :)

KatFiction ,


This app has been absolutely indispensable! It has given me important information and guidance that hasn’t been offered from anywhere else. The fact it is tailored to each day of their first year is brilliant, so it tells you what you need to know at just the right time. It works for breastfeeding, bottlefeeding, combination, and weaning, and you can change the preferences to match what you’ve chosen. I have recommended it to so many new mums. I am really hoping content for older children is added in future because I’m going to miss it now he’s 1! Thank you for all the support!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this review! It's brilliant to read how much you enjoyed the app :)

App Privacy

The developer, Best Beginnings, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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