Hatch Baby--recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award--helps you track
of all your baby’s most important growth and health data, including feedings,
diaper changes, sleep, and much more. Get insight into your baby’s development
with visual charts and understand your baby’s patterns...
Good app, but sync issues
Overall, I think this is a good start. However, the biggest pain point for me is the way the app synchronizes (or sometimes fails to synchronize data with the server). Some context: My wife and I both use the app to track feedings and diapers for our daughter. We take shifts during the night, making sure to log if/when we did a feeding so that we don’t need to wake each other up to get that info when we change shifts. Unfortunately, most of the time, the app on one of our devices does not reflect events logged on the app on the other of our devices. This is sometimes remedied with some tinkering, such as a pull to refresh and/or backgrounding and reopening the app. But obviously the desired behavior is that a logged event on one device is instantly and automatically reflected on all devices logged in to the same account. I happen to be an iOS Software Engineer, so I am sympathetic to the challenges of providing a synchronized state across devices (particularly if you’re also relying on CoreData for your local store). My best guess is that you guys are waiting to post user changes to the server until either the modified table view will disappear, or the app enters the background. An update where that sync routine is triggered immediately following any modification would definitely get me to 5-stars on this app!
It’s a start
While this is one of the more modern and clean looking baby apps lots of room for improvement. Very difficult for multiples since to switch between babies you would think you would simply tap the babies name to toggle between your babies since multiples will typically be eating, pooping and sleeping at similar times. Instead you have to click more button scroll to top, switch babies, then go back to the screen you were on for the other baby such as feeding. Hopefully this big oversight will be fixed so you can simply switch babies with one click of their name. Unlike other apps like Glow, you can’t track when your baby is sick, or medications, or vaccinations or appointments, temperature, etc. The plus button to add things like bowels, pee etc is a tiny plus in top right which is a big stretch on iPhone X. Those primary actions would be better as a floating circle button at bottom. The major glaring issue is the whole point of baby apps are for tracking so that you can export the data to pdf for doctor visits or others when needed. Currently there is a simple CSV export which not helpful at all compared to the leading baby apps such as Sprout which generates a beautiful PDF with relevant data based on what you need and charts etc. A key feature comes across as more of an after thought and I imagine why there are so few users since it’s such a pivotal feature.
Helpful but could improve
The app keeps crashing on my iPhone but works on ipad. I wish the pad had output directly on the pad without having to log into the app. Holding a baby, iPad and opening the app to get their weight is difficult. This may be a user issue, but I could never figure out where to go to see the actual weight when logging a feeding. It tells me how much he ate, but I also wanted to see the before and after weight. Also, I will log a weight entry and it won't appear immediately, even after refreshing and closing and reopening app. This product is still really helpful and I don't regret buying it, although I wish the weight increments were even more precise. I'd like to know when the quarter ounce increments bump to the next number. For example, if it's .49 ounces, is that rounded down to .25? This can make a big difference in feeding amount over the course of a day.
Love this app overall but could still improve
I really like this app so far. It tracks mostly what I need and some of the charts are helpful. I really like the daily schedule section the best (ability to hide and show different things that are being tracked is super helpful) and the weight trends. I also like the weekly averages that are on the stats page. It would be extremely helpful to be able to track food as another person suggested. It would also be good to see stats on dirty vs wet diapers (my doctor always asks this question) and longest sleep per week (again a question my doctor asks). At some point it would be nice for the parent to be able to set goals for nap times a schedule or for the app to offer some suggestions based on the babies trends if possible.
Our baby command center
My husband and I started using this app because we purchased the hatch changing pad. The combination of having this app and the ability to weigh our baby and not only track wait but measure feedings is incredible. I would recommend this app to anyone looking for a place to capture all your necessary day-to-day feeding/diaper/sleeping data. One other fun thing we love about the app is the ability to put a picture of our baby in the app every day and then we can see a slideshow overtime (so when you’re feeling nostalgic and want to go back to day 1 and see how your baby has grown, you can easily do it here).
Love the app but needs better Alexa/App syncing
This app has been very helpful for my wife and I to track our newborn’s activities. However, logically, there should be a way to start and stop, or find out how long an activity has been going on, regardless of where the activity is started. For example if I start a nursing from the app, Alexa cannot tell me how long the nursing has been going on. Same thing the other way, if I start an activity through Alexa, this should start the timer in the app. I should be able to check the app’s timer or ask Alexa. Fix this, and this app is golden. Edit: Another example, if I start a nursing with Alexa, baby falls asleep, I don’t want to have to speak to Alexa to stop to risk waking. Should be able to go to the app and stop it from there.
Love this app, but could use some updates
I LOVE this app! It’s so great to be able to track how long my baby eats when nursing as well as tracking her sleep. I love the daily schedule view to see how she’s meeting our parenting goals. However, I do wish the app would change a few things. I wish the nursing timer buttons were larger (Left/Right) & the save button was smaller or in a different place so I didn’t accidentally hit it while trying to switch sides. I also wish you could customize your “most used” features at the bottom of the dashboard. I don’t track diapers now that she’s older. I would, however, prefer if the pumping option were there instead. Thanks for such a great, app, though! I still highly recommend.
Highly recommend this app. It tracks type and length of feedings, number and type of diapers changed, allows for editing if needed. Has timers for pumping and nap times. The fact that it syncs with Alexa devices is a game changer, you can prompt commands while you’re actively caring for your baby. My husband and I both use it through Alexa but it has a difficult time creating some timers so we still need to use the app to edit what we really intended. If the app could actively see the timer counting based off the Alexa command that would prompt me to give it 5 stars. But I have to end the timer command first before I can see its line item in the app. Still a great app and it has helped me tremendously keep a track of my babies feeding and sleeping
My only suggestion
... is to have the timer just pop up once your baby is weighed after clicking “start a feeding”. This would make it much easier to time and track the feeding at each breast. Other wise a user needs to track the feeding separately then once done transpose the information to he weighed feeding and delete the timed feeding... make that happen and you have a perfect app :) (except that the daily picture can’t be cropped or placed, my baby’s head gets cutoff most of the time especially when choosing from my photos library)
App does what I need it to
Update: hatch customer service has been amazing in helping me resolve this issue. However, we were not able to fully resolve the problem so I had to register the device with a different email address to circumvent whatever the issue was which is why I’m giving it a four star review instead of five. The scale is awesome I highly recommend it! There must be a bug...I got the $130 hatch changing table/scale but I can’t even open the app to see the data. If it doesn’t work this week I’ll be returning the scale. Otherwise it’s just a very expensive changing pad :( very frustrating experience!!!
Dark Mode please
The Hatch app is great. It’s brought us a lot of peace of mind and kept my baby breastfed for much longer than he would have been otherwise. For that alone I give it 5 stars. However the app can be really bright in the middle of the night when I’d rather keep light sources to a minimum—even with my phone brightness turned all the way down. I’d love a dark version of the app. Moving the scale button down to the bottom of the app so that it can be accessed with one hand would be helpful as well.
Good but could easily be better
I love this app but I think there are a few easy fixes that could make it more user friendly: 1) make it easy to share the same platform with a partner or caregiver; 2) when a sleep recording is “paused,” the app should record the time that it is paused - not the actual time you go back and remember to hit save. Who knows if baby is going to go back to sleep?! 3) record the actual sleep baby gets in 24 hours, not the sleep that is started in that day and then carries over to the next; and 4) record and display the total day-time/nap sleep a baby gets in any given day!
Ok, not great...needs improvement
Feeding are measure in oz only not able to include milliliters and doing the math when trying to add information and attend to my baby is frustrating. Also should allow me to input time feed without using the timer if I know I feed for 10 minutes let me just input it without quickly! Also purchased the hatch grow scale as I needed to measure my baby weights gain and did not want to wait for ever doctors visit. This app again is unable to tell me waights gain in any other measurement other then lbs and oz. (I can do the math but would rather spend my time and energy attending to my baby or getting sleep) Very frustrating and should be an easy fix. Not sure why this didn’t come up in bata testing.
Overall love this app
Really pleased with this app! My husband, mom, and I all use it to track baby. The biggest thing I would change is on the sleep timer. I like to know how many hours per 24 hrs baby sleeps, but also how many hours at night consecutively. My complaint is that the timer does not know to start counting hours for a new day at 12am. If she goes to sleep at 8pm and sleeps through until 4am, it will add all those hours to the day before. It will not count the hours after 12am for the new day. I have to go in and split up this sleep chunk in the app which is kind of annoying
Great App love the Trend Charts
I love the trend charts just wish they were simpler to read. It would also be nice to have the app ask the user feeding type formula, breast milk, supplementing (both) and have it hide all pumping options or sleep options if you don’t desire to use the app to track sleep or pump and just formula feeding and diaper change. This would make the UI less clutter for the people that use this to track certain specific things only. Otherwise is great. I also like the daily pic feature just wish the pic was not hidden behind navbar instead size it underneath it..
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