You need to know about this app! No more sticky notes posted everywhere!
More than 54% of grandparents use smart phones. And, we’re also more involved in the care of our grandchildren than ever before, with 72% of us providing regular childcare. Have you ever wondered if that little computer in your pocket could help you with one of your favorite activities – caring for your grandchildren? Well now it can, with a mobile app called “Little Peanut on the Go”.
Using Little Peanut on the Go begins with your grandchildren’s parents. After they download the app they can build a family profile, which contains medical information and emergency contacts, as well as daily care instructions and schedules for the children. Daily events such as mealtimes, bedtimes, nap times, medications, and bottles can be added to the schedule along with specific instructions, plus any special events like t-ball practice or swimming lessons. With their free download, parents can also prepare for trips and outings by creating packing lists and to-do lists.
Then, if parents will be leaving their children with you or a caregiver, they can upgrade their app with a one-time in-app purchase of just $2.99, which lets them share information with any caregiver at any time. You, as the caregiver, can download the app for free, giving you access to all of the information you’ll need to take care of your grandchildren. You’ll know exactly when to feed your new grandbaby, what days to carpool to what activities, and what routine to follow at bedtime.
If your grandchildren are staying with you for an extended period of time, you’ll even have a copy of their packing list so you can pack everything back up when it’s time for them to go home. That well-loved-can’t-sleep-without-it stuffed animal will never be left at your house ever again! Plus, you can share updates and photos with their parents in a private messaging board within the app.
Just think – no more notes scribbled on a sticky note! No more coffee stained lists lost somewhere on the kitchen counter. No more spreadsheets printed in an unreadable small font. Everything you need to know can be on your smart phone. Doctors, urgent care, emergency contacts, feeding times, nap routines, and medications will be right at your fingertips. As your grandchildren grow and change with different nap times or feeding amounts, parents simply update the care schedule and you’ll be ready for their next visit.
And if you’re part of the 46% of grandparents who don’t own a smart phone, you can still use Little Peanut on the Go, because parents can share care information from the app with you by email.
Little Peanut on the Go provides you with knowledge and confidence as grandparents — available at the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Android devices.
Link to the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-peanut-on-the-go/id977178662
Link to Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.littlepeanutonthego.app