An App To Make Your Baby Smarter by using it for Just 10 Minutes a Day
From the moment you cast your eyes upon those two pink lines on the pee stick, your life, as you know it, changes forever! Your favourite goats cheese pizza, the doorstop sizes wedges of pate on toast and the bottle of red wine on a Saturday night are now just distant memories as you embark on your new journey in to the wonderful (yet somewhat challenging) world of parenting…. It can be pretty scary for first time parents and often scarier for parents with one child or more already.
From the moment the pee stick reads positive you can’t help but feel a little…. What’s the word?…. Responsible, vulnerable, scared… the list could go on!!!!!!!! The fact is, as parents we all want the very best for our little ones and we want to ensure we give them the best possible start in life. What if I told you there was an app designed to make your baby smarter by using it for just 10 minutes a day?
The Oliiki App – Designed to Make your Baby Smarter
I only wish the new Oliiki app was around when I was pregnant with George. The great news is that the Oliiki app can be used from the first trimester right up to the age of two which means if your little one isn’t two yet you still have time to join in on the fun.
The Oliiki app is a fantastic resource for parents and parents-to-be with an extensive library full of suitable activities carefully selected by experts for each day, from pregnancy to right up to 2 years old. The Oliiki app is designed to support and encourage your baby’s development.
The Oliiki app has been created to make your babies smarter by simply using it for just 10 minutes each day, the first 1000 days of life are the foundation of all life learning!
Each activity simply explains to parents exactly what they need to do, why and how they should carry out each activity. Each activity is cleverly supported by research and once your daily task has been completed it is ticked off and you are ready to move on to the next one.
Our Review of the Oliiki app.
The Oliiki app is available from the first trimester right through to 2 years old. We feel that this app encourages positive bonding with bump and baby which ultimately leads to less mental health problems in parents.
The First Trimester with the Oliiki app
Although your baby hasn’t been born yet, the exercises and prompts give you things to think about and discuss with your partner that you may not have thought of. Each activity is supported by science and factual information about the benefits of the activity provided for that day.
Many of the first trimester pregnancy tasks are based around you as an individual and a couple. It encourages you to think about your own thoughts, feelings and even think back to your own childhood. The app gives you an understanding of the different things that can benefit your baby. I was really impressed and shocked by the impact you can have on your child’s development from bump to toddler.
This app touches on sensitive yet important subjects such as mental health, emotions and self-esteem. I was impressed to see subjects like “arguments” and one of the tasks is to speak to your partner about how you will resolve arguments once your little one comes along and the impact explosive arguments can have on your child’s future and wellbeing.
The Second and Third Trimester with the Oliiki app
Using the Oliiki app during the 2nd and 3rd trimester is fantastic for interacting with your baby, there are lots of activities in line with your baby’s development and these help create an everlasting bond between parents and baby before the big arrival. Many pregnancy apps out there tend to focus on the size of the baby (watermelon…. GULP) but I couldn’t find any that concentrate on your baby’s brain development and how you can interact with your baby during pregnancy and after birth
From Birth and beyond with the Oliiki app
Once your bundle of joy arrives the app has multiple activities depending on your child’s age the sections are as follows;
0 – 3 months
3 – 6 months
6 – 9 months
9 – 12 months
1 – 1.5 years
1.5 – 2 years
When you finally have your baby and all the visitors have slowly calmed down parents often have a “what now?” situation. This app is fantastic at giving you age appropriate ideas and tasks you can do together as a family. As previously mentioned, each task once completed is ticked off so you can ensure that you can move on to another activity to keep it new and exciting for you and baby.
Other Features of the Oliiki app
Week by week view
You can view your activities as a week view so you can see exactly what is lined up for the week ahead.
You can view activities based on subjects, so perhaps you are wanting to focus on numbers for example, all the activities related to number come up and you can use the app that way too.
Activities by age View
It may be you are pregnant and you have a baby, if you have unlocked the full version you can use the app by age which is handy if you have visitors or you have 2 children under 2 years of age.
If your baby loves a particular activity or you feel you would like to work more on a particular activity you can by simply select the star and pin it to your favourite board.
How to get the Oliiki App
The Oliiki app is available to purchase via the apple and play store. You can pay monthly for your app or you can purchase the full app
Oliiki app Price
Oliiki have really thought of everyone when it comes to price, if you like the idea of using this app for limited time you can purchase it in 3 monthly – 6 monthly blocks. However you buy it, it works out as less then the price of a coffee a month!
1st trimester £2.00 per month bought as a block of 3 months: total £6.00
2nd trimester £2.00 per month bought as a block of 3 months: total £6.00
3rd trimester £2.00 per month bought as a block of 3 months: total £6.00
0-3 months £2.00 per month bought as a block of 3 months: total £6.00
3-6 months £2.00 per month bought as a block of 3 months: total £6.00
6-12 months £2.00 per month bought as a block of 6 months: total £12.00
1 to 1.5 years £2.00 per month bought as a block of 6 months: total £12.00
1.5 -2 years £2.00 per month bought as a block of 6 months: total £12.00
*** FOR EACH APP PURCHASED OLIIKI GIVE AWAY THE FULL APP TO A FAMILY IN NEED ***
We feel the Oliiki app is the perfect friend from the day you see those two lines on that pee stick right until your little dot reaches 2 years old. You can relax in the knowledge knowing that you have given your baby the best start in life in terms of brain development as well as helping them on their lifelong learning journey. I personally feel that this app will encourage a strong and healthy bond between parents and baby and prepares you for parenting without overwhelming you. Unless you are an expert in building babies’ strong brains, it can be difficult to know where your bump or baby is up to in terms of development. This app helps guide you easily in the right direction.
Recommended on MyBump2Baby
We have awarded the Oliiki app with our “Recommended on MyBump2Baby” badge
If you would like to download the Oliiki app, click here.
Carla is the founder of MyBump2Baby. Carla has a huge passion for linking together small businesses and growing families. Carla’s humorous, non-filtered honesty has won the hearts of thousands of parents throughout the UK.
She has previously written for the Metro and made appearances on BBC News, BBC 5 live, LBC etc. Carla is a finalist for Blogger of the Year award with Simply Ladies inc. Carla is also the host of the popular Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast and The MyBump2Baby Expert podcast.