We are thrilled to announce that Best Beginnings’ Baby Buddy app won the RCM Midwifery Award for Best Online Resource for Mums and Mums to be!

Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, said: “We know that women are increasingly using the internet and technology such as apps to get information about their pregnancy. This is why it is so important that the information they get is accurate, credible and will help them to make the best decisions for them about their pregnancy, birth and beyond.

“This app from Best Beginnings has that in abundance and that is why the RCM has endorsed this wonderful, easy to use free app.”

A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us on this fantastic journey – especially all of the mums and dads have used the app and given us such brilliant feedback. Baby Buddy has now been downloaded by over 60,000 people with over 1,000 more downloads happening every week, and we’re excited to work on making it bigger and better!

Alison Baum, Chief Executive of Best Beginnings has said: "I’m unimaginably proud and delighted that Best Beginnings’ Baby Buddy has won this prestigious award.  The award belongs to the hundreds of parents and healthcare professionals who helped us create the app, including everyone who has been filmed for our many in-app films and our Editorial Board and Parents Panel for reviewing all the films before they go-live in the app.”

“Special thanks to the Guys and St Thomas’ Charity and the Big Lottery Fund who understood our vision and funded us to help make our vision a reality.  The impact that Baby Buddy is already having is testament to the power of co-creation and collaboration. And this is just the beginning. With more funding we plan to create new features to support maternal mental health, to create a dad’s version, a version for parents whose babies are born premature and sick and to take the content to the third birthday. Together we really can make a difference for future generations.”

We would like to thank our digital partners Despark, the innovative company responsible for building Baby Buddy into the reliable resource that it is, for all of their hard work and dedication to the project.

You can download Baby Buddy FREE from the App Store, Google Play, or view the web version.