The Zaky® APP

Visit to start using it.

To learn more, parents see this page. 

For info about using it for kangaroo-a-thons click here

For Baby Tracking and Kangaroo Care Analytics

The Zaky® app, developed by Nurtured by Design, enhances parental engagement and empowerment, while promoting kangaroo care and its analytics globally.

The Zaky® app for parents (mobile devices): The Zaky APP - Mobile application

Link for iPhone, iPad users from your mobile device:

Link for Android users 
from your mobile device:


 "I heard about the app on a pregnancy and parenting FB group, apparently, it had been recommended to someone by neonatal nurses. I like the app and have found it very useful when we've been in the hospital, as it enables my partner to see what has been happening while he's been at work. It's particularly good in our case as it has things such as tracking Gavage/NG tube feeding and breast and bottle, and I can use the journal entries to communicate other information when needed. For me, it is particularly helpful to keep track of feeding and nappies and communicate via the journal what had happened and when, while in hospital I found it hard to remember a lot of what the doctors were asking, and I could look back on the app." - Clara, Lincolnshire, UK."

OBJECTIVE OF THE APP: In line with our ongoing dedication to enhancing parent engagement, empowerment, and interventions, as well as promoting the practice, safety, education, and awareness of kangaroo care worldwide, the primary aim of The Zaky® application is to advance kangaroo care and foster family-centered/integrated care.

The Zaky® Experience enhances the safety, duration, and frequency of kangaroo care. With The Zaky ZAK®, the app helps users track kangaroo care sessions and offers a learning module curated by experts. Additionally, it enables users to log other activities and developmental milestones, and includes a journal feature.

The Zaky application features a user-centered graphical interface and provides parents with information on the significance of kangaroo care, empowering them to actively participate in improving the practice. It also facilitates communication and sharing with others, fostering participation in Kangaroo-a-thons!


      • Journal (exports to PDF)
      • Learn Modules by experts


The mobile app is for parents: expecting parents, parents of babies in NICU, those being discharged, well babies at home, and babies in other intensive care units 0-3 years old.  Others use it as members of a baby's group when invited by the parents to collaborate with the baby's care, journal, and activities.
The web app is for the kangaroo care coaches and team leaders for kangaroo care analytics and kangaroo-a-thon management.

BABY'S GROUPS: Parents may invite other people (nurses, drs, therapists, advocates, friends, family, caregivers, etc)  to their “baby’s group”  and select the activities to share, track, and journal. Caregivers, advocates, nurses or doctor may be invited and access the info (informally, not official records) and if they leave the baby with someone else they can see what is happening. 

Only parents may invite guests to their baby's group. Parents may register several babies, and members can join different groups.

COMPETE: Teams are managing their kangaroo care program and kangaroo-a-thons using The Zaky APP.  Team Leaders create a team and gets a Team Code to share with parents and coaches.  Learn more at www.Kangaroo.Care and click on Kangaroo-a-thons.

REAL TIME: As soon as an activity is tracked, the account is updated for all the group members, so it is ideal for families that are not always together.

    LEARN: We will be adding more modules, and will improve it as we raise funds to improve it.  Parents will have access to the latest information, evidence-based practices, and how best care for their infants, kangaroo care, and other subjects that we will be adding periodically.

    PRICE: The app is free.

    DEVICES: iPhone, iPad, Android, and Tablets for parents.  Coaches use the web app.


    LANGUAGES:  English, Spanish, French


    WHO IS THE DEVELOPER? This app was developed by Nurtured by Design with collaboration of hundreds of parents and perinatal and pediatrics professionals, developers, engineers, UX/UI experts, ergonomists, etc.

    WHO FUNDED THE APP? The Zaky® app is funded by Nurtured by Design, and a grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    WHAT IS NEXT? If you are participating in a Kangaroo-a-thon, ask your Team Leader about how to join the team.  If you are a team leader, visit the Kangaroo-a-thon tab at or contact to receive updates.


    Here is how to register and invite others (i.e., spouse, family members, healthcare team, and others) to join the baby's group so you can share the activities and know what is happening with the baby in real time:

    Questions?  contact us