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New app for parents of premmie babies

Life’s Little Treasures, an Australian charity founded by a group of mothers with premature babies, has created the world’s first iPhone app for parents of premmies.

Life's Little Treasures, an Australian charity founded by a group of mothers with premature babies, has created the world's first iPhone app for parents of premmies.

The Premature Baby Journal app helps parents keep track of their baby's milestones and the many activities they need to do on a daily basis - both in the hospital and once they have returned home. Parents can record daily weight and feeding information, note down any questions they would like to ask their doctor and even set alarms to remind them when to express milk.

"Every year in Australia, around 21,000 infants are born prematurely and admitted to neonatal intensive and special care units - which equates to approximately 59 babies a day," says Parool Shah, founding director of Life's Little Treasures and mum to premature baby Luke.

The Premature Baby Journal can be downloaded from iTunes for $2.99 and will soon be available for Android phones. Proceeds from the purchase of the app go to support the vital work of the Life's Little Treasures Foundation.

For more details or to make a donation, visit lifeslittletreasures.org.au.