Baby Tracker form

At the hospital, we got a sheet of paper with a little chart for keeping track of how often the baby was fed and how many wet/dirty diapers the baby had. Naturally, not too long after we got home, I had to create my own version of the form! (Well, and their form only had room for tracking six days.)

Especially when breastfeeding, it’s important to keep track of wet and dirty diapers because sometimes that’s the only way you know if your baby is getting enough to eat, since breasts don’t come with handy measuring marks on the side. The form that I’ve designed has space to keep track of when you feed the baby, what side the baby feeds on and how long, how many wet/dirty diapers are generated, and some extra space for notes.

Click the screenshot for a larger view.

Download

I have two downloads — one specifically for the first six days of a newborn’s life, with the number of expected feedings, wet diapers, and dirty diapers, and a generic one that can be filled out for days 6-28.

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How to use

  • Fill out the date.
  • For the generic form, you can write in the number of days old that your baby is.
  • In the timeline, write the time that you start feeding.
  • In the “feeding” bar, write how many minutes the baby ate. If breastfeeding, you can specify which side the baby ate with a “L” or “R” for left/right.
  • Keep track of how many wet and dirty diapers are generated. I use “W” and “D”, you can use whatever shorthand you want!
  • The “notes” area can be used for whatever you want. I’ve been using it to note how long the baby sleeps as well as times when he is especially fussy.

2 thoughts on “Baby Tracker form

  1. Corrie, this post made me chuckle – I’m so impressed that you can even still THINK about organization and tracking with a newborn in the house! I remember when my little ones were born – I had all the best intentions and plans, but after a few nights of sleep deprivation and being puked on, it all fell apart.

    Your little guy is beautiful – HUGE congrats to you both!🙂

  2. For all you moms with iPhones or iPod Touch there is a great new App called Baby Tracker: Nursing. It allows you to keep track of your nursing sessions with just a few clicks, allowing you to relax and focus on feeding your baby without worrying about lists and sheets of paper, stop-watches and safety pins in your bra, or extraneous ribbons and bracelets!
    With just a few clicks your nursing session is recorded: length of time and the side you nursed on (or both), always noting which side you nursed on last! A detailed nursing history is always right in front of you and permanently stored in daily logs for future reference. And since it’s on your iPhone or iPod touch you always have it with you! Another thing you don’t have to remember…isn’t being a mom the best!
    Baby Tracker: Nursing is a real time tool and available on the iPhone App Store.
    http://www.andesigned.net

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