What were we thinking! promote confidence and reduce distress in parents with a first baby

"What Were We Thinking!" App –
new release coming soon!

Becoming a parent is one of the biggest jobs you’ll ever take on. It’s one of the few jobs where there is little training. It’s natural for new parents to feel a little lost when a new baby comes home, often wondering “What Were We Thinking!”

The What Were We Thinking! app was based on the award-winning, evidence-based What Were We Thinking! program developed by leading Australian researchers from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

Reassurance and practical support for new parents in the palm of your hand

Free to download in iOS and Android, the app provides week-by-week information on essential topics to help mums and dads (and anyone supporting them) adjust well to the first six months of life with a baby. As you navigate the highs and lows of a new world this app gives you the knowledge, skills and reassurance to become a confident parent.


What Were We Thinking app for iOS and Android


Available on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Learn more about:

  • strategies for sleep and settling
  • ways to manage crying
  • establishing a Feed-Play-Sleep routine
  • communicating your needs
  • teamwork and sharing the workload
  • strengthening partner relationships

Features include:

  • videos
  • quizzes and worksheets
  • personal stories and experiences
  • journal writing and links to further information
  • weekly tips and reminders

Supported by funding from the Australian Government.