For professionals

Starting mid-December, Philips’ uGrow baby development tracker app will be phased out from the Apple App Store and Android’s Google Play Store. Below you will find important information that would be useful for you to know as our current users.

 

If you are looking for an alternative app for tracking, we recommend using Baby+

uGrow
baby development app

Our free baby development  tracking app helps parents understand and support baby's development during pregnancy and parenthood.

 

uGrow is designed to provide unique, personalized insights into a baby’s development. Parents are increasingly turning to online platforms for pregnancy and childcare advice or support.2 Furthermore, mobile health or electronic health programmes have been shown to impact a number of infant health outcomes3,4 and be beneficial to healthcare professionals in providing personalized support to new parents.5

Usage medical apps
67.1% of nurses and 89.6% of doctors owning medical apps use them as part of their clinical practice1
uGrow captures

  • uGrow captures:
 

  • Developmental milestones
  • Date of birth
  • Name and gender of child
  • Weight and height
  • Feeding patterns
  • Bottle feeding
  • Breastfeeding
  • Milk expression
  • Diaper usage
  • Sleep patterns
  • Pictures
  • Crying frequency

Meet the baby tracking app that has your back

uGrow enhances your  relationship with parents

uGrow enables parents to...

uGrow enables parents to
  • Capture their baby’s development
  • Discover patterns in the baby’s day
  • Celebrate and remember milestones
  • Facilitate smarter parenting
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which allows you to...

ugrow allows you to
  • Obtain accurate records of up-to-date information
  • Save time through optimizing your consultation time
  • Support and help reassure parents and challenge any misconceptions
Keep track of your baby's sleeping habits

Help the parents in your care stay one step ahead

 

During pregnancy, and for six months after baby arrives, uGrow sends parents expert advice that helps them understand what’s happening then and what’s coming up.

Avent Symposium

Digital technology can support breastfeeding practice


Digital technology unlocks the potential to reach breastfeeding women far beyond the geographical extent of a professional health care worker.

Find out what leading Healthcare professionals have to say about the Impact of digital technologies on breastfeeding at the Philips Avent Scientific Symposium.

  • Digital technology unlocks the potential to reach breastfeeding women far beyond the geographical extent of a professional health care worker
  • Technology may also help overcome the barriers associated with low and high income countries: messaging, voice counselling, and interactive media offer support for breastfeeding mothers
  • However, digital technology should used wisely, to prevent a spread of misinformation about breastfeeding practices

FAQs

What you need to know about Philips uGrow app’s phase out process

 

As you may have been aware, starting mid-December, Philips’ uGrow baby development tracker app will be phased out from the Apple App Store and Android’s Google Play Store. Below you will find important information that would be useful for you to know as our current users.

 

Can I continue using the uGrow app after March 2019?

 

As a current user, you can remain using the app until March 2019. After March 2019, you can’t keep using uGrow. The app will become unavailable, and no data can be accessed or tracked anymore.

 

If you are looking for an alternative app for tracking, we recommend using Baby+.

 

Can I access my data after the phase out?


Until March 19, you are able to download your baby’s development data (last 1 month of data only) directly from the uGrow app and export it into a PDF. After the specified date, Philips will automatically remove all your personal data.

 

For more information regarding your privacy and data, check out the Philips’s privacy policy (https://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/mobile-privacy-notice/ugrow.html) or you may contact our Data Protection Officer via our contact form.

 

After the phase out, Can I still use my Philips Avent smart ear thermometer?

You can remain using the Smart ear thermometer as a regular ear thermometer. However as of March 2019, you will not be able to view or sync data with the uGrow app, or any other app.

How can I reach an online doctor using AMwell?

 

Until March 2019, online doctor visit will still be available via uGrow app. After that, this feature will not be available anymore.

 

Summary of data captured in the uGrow app?
Date of birth, name and gender of child, weight and height, feeding patterns, bottle, breast, milk expression, diaper usage, sleep patterns, crying frequency, temperature, developmental milestones, pictures


Is the privacy of parents and babies kept safe?
At Philips, we take privacy seriously. We use a variety of security technologies and best practice methods to protect data from loss, misuse or unauthorized access. For example, we use access controls and make use of firewalls and secure servers. We also encrypt certain types of data such as financial information and other sensitive data. 
Whom to contact for comments on real time support?
Contact our customer service team
Is the app free?
Yes, the app is free.
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  2. Plantin L, Daneback K. BMC Fam Pract 2009;10:34;
  3. Baños RM, et al. Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 2011;7:62–66;
  4. Danbjørg DB, et al. Int J Telemed Appl 2015;2015:4;
  5. Evans WD, et al. BMC Public Health 2012;12:1