For new parents, the months leading up to your child’s birth can be quite confusing and busy as you try to adjust your current lifestyle and habits to accommodate a newborn. For those who are the first in their circle of friends to have a child, advice may be sparse for known of your pals know the ins-and-outs of parenthood quite yet. Luckily, Parent Prep School by Parent Prep School acts as a surrogate mother, programming weekly events into your normal calendar so as to guide you through your pregnancy slowly and easily.
Users will begin with the welcome screen, which also doubles as the About tab. This page alerts you to the fact that you are about to sync Parent Prep School with your device’s built-in calendar. Because iCal does not have any privacy settings, anyone may be able to access your entries, so protect your information if you’re trying hide your pregnancy from others. On the Sync page, users need only to enter their name, email address and due date. Choose the calendar you wish to sync with and on which day you’d like the events to appear each week. To change event dates, simply return to the Sync screen and adjust your settings.
You see, Parent Prep School aims to help expectant parents prepare for their child’s arrival slowly and in manageable intervals so they’re never overwhelmed. These events range from practical advice that will help you stay ahead of the game, to humorous tidbits that ease some of the stress that comes along with bringing a new life into the world. These events appear once a week, spacing things out evenly, though you can create your own events to tack on to your calendar as you would naturally. This way, users can track doctor’s appointments and to-do’s all at once!
However, Parent Prep School only consists of advice from those who have “been there, done that” and up-to-date information that shall consistently be updated to reflect the latest information regarding expectant parents. And while they cannot begin to cover every single topic or situation you may come across in the next nine months, or the months following, they do a wonderful job of guiding you in the right direction.
Parent Prep School [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.