When Kristin and I were approached by Phuong, a full-time working mom with a side business creating and selling a baby tracker journal, we were intrigued to say the least. How does she do it? And why didn’t I use a spiral-bound newborn tracker journal when Bubba was born? Sure, we can always download an app to track which side we last nursed on, or to count dirty diapers, but then what? If you are me, you delete the app because you are out of storage space. The great thing about the Feed Me, Change Me, Love Me baby tracker by Apluum, is that is doubles as a reference and keepsake.
Feed Me, Change Me, Love Me is a daily baby tracker journal laid out in a weekly format. It’s great for staying organized when you are at your most sleep-deprived, plus, it’s small enough to stash in your purse or diaper bag. It is equipped with easy to use charts to help you quickly take note of eating and sleeping habits, growth stats, immunization records, medical history, current medications, and milestones — designed to capture the entire first year. How great would it be to have all of baby’s most important info at your fingertips–easily shared with caretakers?
Since Little Dude was coming, and I knew I would most likely be double the zombie I was after I had my first son, I decided to check out the tracker and put it to the test. Six weeks into this new baby gig, I’m enjoying using the tracker! Some days I forget to log items, but I just fill it in later. It’s been great for learning LD’s natural routine, and for staying sane during a very crazy time. Here are 3 reasons the Feed Me, Change Me, Love Me baby tracker works for me:
1. It keeps me organized – I am insanely organized, people. My desk may not always look tidy, but I am a task-master who gets a real kick out of making lists and conquering them (in fact, cleaning my desk is on my list for this week!). Call me old-fashioned, but I really enjoy making lists by hand, and checking items off one by one. There is something about actually writing things down that helps me focus and be productive. I sometimes use the default reminder app on my smartphone, and yes, I was a real cheerleader for the Any.do app (until it wigged-out and lost all of my data! AHHH!), but I hate having my phone in my hand all day. I like to keep things simple.
2. It solves the baby-book guilt – After almost 3 years, Bubba’s baby book is not finished. Honestly, I have barely started it. It’s very unlikely I will create one for LD. I have been good about saving photos in the cloud, printing and framing pictures, etc., but the closest log of milestones and important information lives in the “notes” app of my smartphone. This useful book doubles as a keepsake, either to look back on with my kids and their kids, or for me to use as a reference if I have another child — or if a new mom friend has questions. I can’t even tell you how many times I have wanted to help a friend when asked for newborn advice, and could not remember important details.
3. It’s gives me piece of mind – I don’t know about you, but when I leave my kids with anyone other than my husband, I leave a note. A pretty detailed note, in fact. Meal times, bed time/routine info, contact info, and so forth, are just a few things off the top of my head. This tracker has everything the caretaker needs — including medical information. A total time saver!
The Feed Me, Change Me, Love Me tracker is available in a single version ($19.95) and a twin version ($29.95), and makes for a fabulous gift to expectant moms! And because we love you all so much, we asked our friend Phuong over at Apluum for a hook-up MFM readers:
Click HERE to purchase your tracker (with FREE shipping!), and enter code: minuteformom upon check-out to receive $2 OFF your very own Feed Me, Change, Me, Love Me baby tracker journal! And don’t forget to let us (and Phuong) know how the tracker helps you and your growing family! 😉