MetroBaby is the ideal app when you need to quickly entertain or distract a baby or toddler. Deliberately kept simple, the animated image and sounds instantly appeals to babies and toddlers. It’s just right for young minds.
Tested on real babies MetroBaby really does work!
Similar to the books and games you see for babies and toddlers where they press a button and audio is played, MetroBaby goes further. When an animal is pressed the image takes precedence on the screen while a real audio track of the animal is played.
Initially you have access to the mini MetroBaby game. Two tiles shows an animal as a fun cartoon from a selection of four possible types. After a one-time In-App purchase all games and all fourteen animals are available. They’ll start playing the classic MetroBaby game, picking their favourite animal and imitating their sounds, and as they get older play with the other games. With adult supervision these games also helps a child's learning as to which animals are which, aiding memory and coordination skills.
Babies and toddlers are bundles of energy. They'll jump from one toy to the next and back again. What’s telling is that when they've been playing with MetroBaby and they move on to another toy for a moment, they come back and point at the iPhone wanting to see MetroBaby again. They love MetroBaby.
But the most remarkable thing about MetroBaby is using it to calm a baby after a fall. Show them MetroBaby and instantly they want to play with the app, and instantly they’re forgetting about why they were crying. It really is quite amazing.
When you’re out and about and need to entertain a baby or toddler, or need to calm them down after a fall, MetroBaby will help you. Even if you’re just the uncle, aunt or family friend helping out, MetroBaby is the application that you can easily carry with you for entertaining and distracting them. Even on a long-haul flight, MetroBaby has proven to stop babies crying!
Full access to the additional 10 animals and games is after a one-time in-app purchase. Sadly, we can’t make MetroBaby free, so please do support us as this is the only income we have from the app. We won’t do adverts when the app is targeted for youngsters.
The extra games are:
- Classic MetroBaby. The four tile version of the MetroBaby game.
- Match 6 and Match 12. Can you find two matching animals under the tiles? The child has to remember where they last seen the animal they need to create a match. 6 tiles is easy, but 12 will challenge even the adults!
- Shuffle Tile. The animals picture has become broken and needs rebuilt. Simply move the right tile back in to its correct position.
- Rain Drop. The animals are trapped inside a raindrop and need your help for freedom! Tap on the raindrop to plink it and free the animal.
To use MetroBaby we recommend that an adult holds the iPhone (or iPad) while encouraging the child to press an animal. Demonstrating the app yourself the child quickly learns how to interact with MetroBaby. You too can imitate the animals in MetroBaby!
Babies and toddlers love MetroBaby. Also tested on grandparents.
General iOS update, keeping the builds up to date with newer versions.
Removed Facebook sharing option.
Changing audio from ringer to the general audio output.
Ratings and Reviews
Simple, great first app for baby
My baby loved the animal noises playing tiles since he was 7mo (chicken always made him giggle). Now that he is a bit older, catching the rain drops and hearing the animals in them is his new favorite. I wish you could choose to also hear the animals' names (not just noises) for toddlers to practice, but at least it develops hand-eye coordination. My only complaint is that the sound is linked to the ringer (not the music settings), so if the device is on vibrate, the app is silent - for a while I thought it was broken. But it is great for babies, and a very helpful distraction.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback!
Animal names was a bit of a problem for us because we're Scottish and we've got an accent! We weren't sure because we'd have to get different voices for different parts and languages around the world. And we're just not that big a company. That's why we just opted for sounds.
The app really came about because a friend had a baby and this was designed to distract and calm her. It works because we've kept it deliberately simple, just the animal and a small animation.
Raindrops is one of her favourites too!
- J.S. Technology Ltd.
- 9.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 J.S. Technology Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- English $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.