Become a Baby Buddy app beta tester! Baby Buddy, the new app for young parents and young parents-to-be, is nearly here. Best Beginnings is looking for beta testers (professionals and young pregnant women and young parents) before the app goes live on the app stores this summer. You can find out more about the project here. The app is being developed with input from leading healthcare experts including midwives, doctors and health visitors to make sure that all the information is accurate. Crucially, Best Beginnings has done lots of market research with young parents too. The app is designed to take a young woman through every day of pregnancy and the first six months of her baby’s life with friendly, motivational information. It is personalised to the user and supports her in the transition to parenthood, with or without a partner. She can use the app to watch films about pregnancy and parenthood, set herself goals, remember appointments and ask questions. To take part in testing the app, you need a smartphone (Android or iPhone) and you need to commit to using the app and feeding back any problems during the two week test period in June. Test places are limited and will be allocated to ensure a demographic and geographical spread and on a first-come first-served basis. How do I become a Baby Buddy app tester? In order for Best Beginnings to be able to give you access to the app early, they need a little bit of information from you. This is to ensure that Best Beginnings have a good mixture of people testing and who come from across the UK. Please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/babybuddyapp to complete a short questionnaire. This should take no longer than two minutes. Beta tester registration is now closed. Best Beginnings will send you an email before the start of the testing to let you know if you have been chosen as a beta tester and what the next steps are. Don’t worry, if you do miss out on being one of the app testers, Baby Buddy will be free to download from the app stores this summer! If you would like any more information at this stage, or if you would like your area to become an early adopter once the app is launched, please email us on [email protected].