Community feature for parents to discuss worries, concerns or simply swap tips with one another.
The app is designed to follow the progress and development of your child. The simple clean graphs allow users to monitor how well they're child is developing.
Using the community users can read recipes and health information for their baby.
It’s 4am, the baby is crying for the 5th time tonight, so you drag yourself out of bed to make the bottle. Functioning at this time of the morning is difficult. Making the bottle is a complex process even with a machine, and you’re falling asleep loading the powder into the bottle. What if all you had to do is roll over in bed, click ‘make’ on your smartphone or tablet and when you arrive in the kitchen, the bottle is ready and waiting?
How it works:
Hungry Tums is a bottle maker that parents can login to via their smartphone or tablet to schedule when a bottle needs to be made for their child.
Hungry Tums lets parents schedule a bottle to be made at a particular time from anywhere, or in real time from their bed at the touch of a button, as soon as their child begins to cry. By the time they’ve comforted their child and walked downstairs, Hungry Tums should have a bottle ready and waiting for their hungry baby.
More than just an App
Becoming a parent is a daunting task. All the hand books you could ever read still will not prepare new parents what being a parent is like.
Therefore Hungry Tums is about creating a product that users will trust and look to for sources of information. The app aims to have an open source community centre, where other users can share tips and tricks to parenting.
Push notifications will remind users when they are running low on food supplies, potential new products they might be interested to ensure stress and anxiety is reduced for both parent and baby.
As well as thinking about an app, I have also been thinking about a new product development for powder milk dispenser. The main focus of this study was to look at the ergonomics and the function of the machine to make it easier to use and clean. The new product development moves into looking at incorporating connectivity with smartphones, so the machine is adapting and learning as the child progresses.