Suddenly… your baby is upset for days. Crying, sleeping poorly, and clinging to you. The Wonder Weeks tells you when to expect this difficult period and provides you with insights so that you can help your baby through this fussy stage of a leap in their mental development. Join millions of parents and discover your baby’s developmental milestones and leaps with the world’s most popular and best-selling baby app.
Discover your baby’s developmental milestones and leaps with the world’s most popular and best-selling baby app:
- Apple announced it as the Top 10 “Best of the year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019”
- Most downloaded app in paid Health and Fitness apps
- “Coolest App for Moms” Award
- “Choice & Gold” Award by users, Mumli
- AppRx Awards Top 10 “Children’s Health App”
- NHS (UK) – “Best App for parents”
THIS IS WHAT THE APP OFFERS YOU:
- Learn all about the 10 mental leaps
- Gain an insight into the leap
- Know which signals your baby could display
- See which skills your baby has now
- Tips to help your baby
- Experience the leaps for yourself by doing fun exercises
- Our unique leaps schedule shows you:
- When a leap begins and ends
- When you will see your baby display new skills
- Keep track of your baby’s development and milestones in your diary.
CAN BE EXPANDED WITH EXTRAS:
- A Wi-Fi baby monitor
- The English audio book
- The English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Danish or Italian e-book
- A range of white noises to help your baby fall asleep easily
- Various sounds and music that both calm and stimulate
- 350+ extra milestones to keep track of in your diary
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The payment will be deducted from your Apple ID account on confirmation of your purchase. The subscription will be automatically renewed unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. The payment to renew your account will be deducted within 24 hours before the end of the current period. After your purchase, you can manage and cancel your subscriptions in your App Store settings.
Disclaimer: This app has been developed with the greatest of care. However, neither the developer, nor the author is liable for any damage caused by inaccuracies or incompleteness of the app.
We have redesigned the checklists for signals and skills. Thank you for your feedback.
Ratings and Reviews
I never leave reviews but this one was necessary after dealing with an issue in the app. I contacted the support team as my subscription hadn’t been added to my app, so there’s me convinced I’ve wasted money because it’s an app and they’ll never get back to me. Within 24 hours they had responded and told me an update as the app had a bug which needed solving which would be fixed with the next update, and within 24 hours after that, the update was released and the issue was fixed!
Not only is the support team incredibly helpful, the app itself and its content is amazing for tracking and explaining your baby’s behaviour and their development.
Based on unproven science from controversial academic. Don’t buy.
Personally I didn’t find that my baby’s development followed the leaps described in the app. It’s interesting to tick off the milestones such as when your baby makes consonant sounds etc but there is no scientific basis for the claims that all babies go through these leaps at the same time.
Extract from a 2018 guardian article by Oliver Burkeman:
The Wonder Weeks, a popular book by the Dutch husband-and-wife child development experts Frans Plooij and Hetty van de Rijt, insists upon the existence of 10 predictable “magic leaps forward” in your baby’s neurological development, heralded in each case by bouts of fussiness, raising the prospect that you might be able to tick them off like milestones in a home-renovation project. For example: at 46 weeks old, the authors declare, you can expect your baby to start to understand sequences, such as the steps involved in fitting one object into another. (Typically for the genre, The Wonder Weeks tries to reassure readers these stages will unfold naturally, while strongly hinting there are specific things parents must do to make them go well.) But it’s not wholly astonishing to learn, from Dutch press reports, that when one of Plooij’s PhD students sought experimental evidence for these leaps, she found none, and Plooij tried to block the publication of her results, triggering a controversy that saw him dismissed from his university post.
Old fashioned interface and hard to use
Heard quite a bit about this app from my fellow NCT Mums and downloaded it. Had to double check it was the correct app because even the screen grabs of it in the App Store show it to look really dated and old fashioned in terms of design. I purchased it nevertheless and have to say that unfortunately I am not impressed. It’s really difficult to navigate and for something that should be really simple and intuitive (ie a calendar feature that then links through to information about what your baby should be experiencing at that time plus data on how long it is til the next leap) it just didn’t deliver on this. Also the content itself is not written very well (whose decision was it to write it in the baby’s first person rather than he/she’ ?! It’s not as if the baby would be reading this!) The calendar feature isn’t clickable and doesn’t tell you what the icons mean or click through to the corresponding info page. I can’t really see how this app is very useful to be honest and in an age with some many brilliantly designed and well-tested apps I think this needs a completely redesign and a lot of user feedback taken into consideration. Take heed app designers.....
Developer Response ,
Hi, we appreciate your feedback but have to make some corrections.
The Leap chart is indeed static in terms of not being able to add information to it, and there is a reason for that. It is a simple indicator when the vast majority of kids hit leaps, give or take a day or two. You will find the legend explaining the chart icons under the chart.
The app also contains the Calendar integration feature, which creates entries in your default calendar to remind you when the next leap will occur. For additional info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we could reach out. Regards, Marco
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- 111.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © The Wonder Weeks
- In-App Purchases
- eBook - Chapter 1 £0.99
- 1 Month Subscription £2.99
- eBook - Chapter 2 £0.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.