If you have read the popular book The Wonder Weeks then you are already hip to the awesomeness of Predicted Mental Leaps in your baby’s development. But did you know there is a handy app for that too? It is available for Android and Apple devices and you don’t want to wait another minute before downloading.
The research behind the Wonder Weeks tells us that your baby will go through 10 Developmental Leaps in their first year and these mental advancements are consistently linked to specific weeks of their life starting from about 5 weeks after your due date. Because your baby is experiencing significant changes in their mental capacities, their behaviour can be very much affected.
Why is my baby suddenly inconsolable?
I can’t express he relief that I found by knowing that my screaming and miserable baby was upset for a reason; he was in a Leap! The app costs about two dollars and is by far the best purchase that I made for a parenting app. By being aware of his leaps, I could better tend to his changing needs and keep my sanity by telling myself “only a few more days.” Imagine how scary it would be to suddenly realize your world changed overnight? By understanding those changes we can sooth and comfort our babies with more purpose.
It tells you what signs to watch for and teaches you all about the abilities and changes that each leap means for your baby. It even includes a handy calendar, and has an alert feature to show you when each leap is due. Of course every baby is different, but for me the calendar was nearly spot on with EJ and I’m excited to see how accurate it is with my Newbie as well, who is due for his first leap any day now.
Based on the Award Winning Book
While the app does give you a pretty good summary of each leap, if you are interested in reading the actual book you can do so right from the app. The first few chapters are free and you can purchase the rest. I have read the whole book and I can honestly say, it is worth your time and money. You can also order the book from Amazon. Affiliate Link: The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby’s Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases into Magical Leaps Forward
Overall this app is the one that I recommend most to my new mom friends. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think!