Baby experts Mothercare have launched a new free app for mums and mums-to-be that's been dubbed the smart, must-have companion for busy mums and mums-to-be. As well as offering a complete on-the-go shopping experience, the Mothercare app also includes a range of additional features including checklists and wishlists, a Baby Name Generator, Baby Tunes, a Pregnancy Week by Week guide, a store locator, the Mothercare blog and Mothercare TV. The app made it to the itunes lifestyle number one spot instantly so if you want to check it out, read on for more info.
MOBILES ARE A MUM’S BEST FRIEND
New research out today reveals that 90 per cent of modern mothers rate their Smartphone as a vital parenting companion – with over half (56 per cent) saying they would struggle to parent without it.
Mothercare, the UK’s leading parenting and baby specialist, analysed the mobile activity of over 1,000 mothers and mothers-to-be to mark the release of its new retail and parenting app.
Women with children under 10 and expectant mothers now own more Smartphones than any other demographic group with four out of five (81 per cent) saying they have a Smartphone – a 20 per cent increase in the last 12 months and 19 per cent more than the national average.
New mothers spend an average of one hour a day reading parenting websites and blogs via a Smartphone with three out of four (74 per cent) admitting they would be ‘lost’ without them. Only 10 per cent of Smartphone-owning mothers said that it did not significantly help them when it comes to raising children.
Communicating to family and friends is the most popular Smartphone usage for mums (56 per cent) followed by on-the-go shopping (40 per cent), checking parenting websites (37 per cent) and seeking out parenting tips and advice (35 per cent). New mothers buy more clothes for their children through their Smartphones than they do for themselves and over a quarter (27 per cent) say they ‘trust’ the advice they find on the internet more than that given by family or friends and rely on mobile access to the web to help them be ‘good’ parents.
Simon Calver, CEO, Mothercare says: “The way mums use their mobile has changed dramatically in the last five years with Smartphones now being used as an important parenting companion not just for on-the-go shopping, but for seeking out parenting tips and advice. Mothercare recognises that mums and mums-to-be are amongst the biggest Smartphone users in the UK so we are delighted to be releasing our free dedicated parenting app, which gives access to thousands of Mothercare products and a whole host of useful features that give impartial advice and expert guidance to new parents.”
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