A key initiative of the Maternal and Child Health Integration project was the development of a Well Child app for mobile devices. '

Once the app is uploaded, parents enter their child's date of birth and the app, using their device calendar, will automatically set reminders for important dates like Well Child checkups and immunisations.

The app can also record a child's vital details such as height, weight and head circumference. This is displayed on graphs and parents can track growth and changes.  It is especially useful if there is more than one child in the family.

The app also stores contact details for anyone involved in supporting a family and child - midwife, Well Child provider, GP, hospital and dental care. It has space for family health history, allergies and blood type – any information that might be needed in a hurry.

The Well Child app does not replace the Well Child Tamariki Ora, My Health Book (also known as the Plunket book), but has been designed to sit alongside it. 

It includes basic information from the book including first aid guidance and health advice.

Other useful resources, such as sleep safe and parenting advice are readily available on the app.

The Well Child app is free for whanau to download for either IOS or Android devices from either Apple IOS or the Google play store.