(H)Appy Parenting Reviews – kidü

And (H)Appy Parenting with Zoe is back! I have another awesome App to make parenting (H)Appier and a little easier! This time around I am reviewing an app called kidü, which is a customised parenting platform that gives you information, inspiration and expert advice.

We all know that the more we do to help our kids develop, the better. From reading books to playing in the garden, there are all kinds of activities to help the tiny humans develop their mental, physical and social skills. But sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with your little one, especially when he or she is a baby (read: hungry, crying blob). Good thing there’s an inspired app for that – meet kidü!

kidü

Smart Parenting with Kidu

What is it?

kidü is an educational parenting app filled with information tailored to your needs. With articles, activities and even a place for reminders, it can offer daily ideas for things to do with your baby or child to help him or her grow and develop, as well as boost your relationship. By adding your child’s name and age, the articles are customised to your interests and personalised to refer to your little one – a very nice touch.

How does it work?

After downloading, users are prompted to add the name of the child, as well as the age and any interests you might have as a parent. There is a wide range to choose from, including topics like sensory development, creativity, parenting styles, clothing, health and safety and sibling relations. These inform what shows up under the “today” section of the app, with relevant activities and articles listed together.

If you don’t find something that interests you, you can used the “explore” section instead, allowing users to browse by age or topic. This can be particularly useful if you’re looking for activities to look forward to in the coming months, or if you’ve developed a passing interest in another topic, but don’t necessarily want daily articles about it. The “my kidü” section lets you save interesting articles and activities, as well as your own pictures, quotes and memories with your child.

There is even a social component to the app. If your friends and family also have kidü and use it to share milestones and memories of their kids, you can follow their activities as well. This can be a great way to share pictures without necessarily posting them to Facebook or other social media, although concerns about privacy are always present when sharing pictures through social apps.

Pros
– Free on iOS
– Daily inspiration for activities
– Applicable for first six years of life
– Can manage multiple children
– Social sharing options

Cons
– Somewhat clunky app design (confusing at first)
– Can get repetitive, especially in early months
– Possible privacy concerns

Where can I find it?

Get it on itunes

Are there other questions you would like answered about this app? Please leave me a comment if there is, and I will see what I can do!

If you loved this, be sure to check out our review of The Wonder Weeks and Clue.

Are you an avid app collector as well? Have you found an app that has changed your parenting world that you think we should check out? Send us a mail to editor@tums2totsonline.co.za with the subject (H)Appy Parenting with Zoe.

*You can learn more about Zoe here!

Zoe Hawkins

Zoe Hawkins

Zoe is a first time mom to a gorgeous baby girl named Harley Wednesday. An avid video gamer, book worm and movie nut, she blogs at BornGeek about pregnancy, parenthood and life, with a unique geeky perspective that is all her own. Content editor & PR manager at LazyGamer, she has now added Tums 2 Tots Online columnist to her busy lifestyle, where she will be sharing reviews on various apps that make life as a parent-to-be and parents a little easier in her column (H)Appy Parenting.

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