HiMama Features

HiMama

Child care app for documentation and parent engagement

4.59/5 (3,037 reviews)

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Accounting
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
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Calendar Management
Client Portal
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Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Messaging
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
Status Tracking
Student Management
Summary Reports
User Profiles
Video Support
Wait List Management
Website Integration
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Mobile apps

iOS App


27,870 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


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HiMama Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about HiMama's features:

Renee H.

Great for Childcare Centers!

2019-08-27

We needed more member/coworking management software integration to really make it work.

Pros

Allergy reports, birthday tracking, etc were all super helpful.

Cons

The inability to invoice *before* the 1st of the month and have payment due the 1st of the month.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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ReGina H.

My parents love it!

2019-08-26

Keeping the lines of communication open with our parents is what sells our center.

Pros

Ease of adding things to a child's portfolio, daily reports,notes, ect..

Cons

I wish I had more customization options such as behavior management or developmental screening.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan G.

Wonderful App

2020-01-23

I do not have to always talk to his teacher to know his progress.

Pros

I am able to see my child’s activities in pictures

Cons

The photo download option. I would prefer an option of long pressing to save

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephanie S.

Best reporting system.out there!

2017-03-21

We love using the observations tools to attach skills observed to pics and videos of students to help parents know more about their child's day and what they are learning. We also use the notes section for reminders and to list a few of our Learning skills from the Daily lesson plan to keep parents informed about what lessons were taught.

Pros

Reports overview feature to see all students activities in one classroom to see any missing entries.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering HiMama

It's the best and the easiest to use.

Source: Capterra
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Tami V.

Good Product - needs a few updates

2019-10-09

Pros

Easy communication between the centre and the parent.

Cons

Better tracking and report printing for staff sign in/out

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen W.

Awesome Communication Tool

2018-11-21

It is an amazing tool to track the daily activities of my child, including her meals and snacks, bathroom routines and naps, and her ongoing learning and activities.

Pros

HiMama allows me to remain in contact with my childcare provider and easily see/view activities throughout the day.

Cons

Sometimes the app randomly signs me out, which can be a bit annoying, so I have to wait for the end-of-day report to arrive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew W.

Good app with memory

2019-05-25

Overall still a good experience to track my son daily activities, some memorable moment being captured by this app as well

Pros

This app can save / show my son daily report with daily photo, activities

Cons

Report only for the latest one, lack of flexibility to show all history, including a choice to select dates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kathleen L.

Great Preschool & Child Care App

2019-05-21

Overall, I'm really happy with the app as a parent user. It is nice to see what is going on with my child during the day and have a quick way of communicating with the educators and director.

Pros

It helps me to keep his day regulated and on track when he is at home.

Cons

My only complaint is the Report feature, when a report is in progress, I have to click the report and click again over and over instead of just refreshing to get the report that is in progress updated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 1-10 employees)

Preschool & Child care easy and smooth.

2018-10-29

Pros

Development Assessments and messaging between parents and teachers, planning, reports, everything together to make it easier for everyone involved.

Cons

This is a great tool so far. Of course it could be improved, but so far so good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica M.

HiMama review

2021-03-18

They can send you pictures/videos/messages about your child on the fly, and it's quite fun to watch them having fun/learning. Any additional fees needed for excursions can be all done contactless through the app.

Pros

Contactless payments for daycare activities, meal tracking and pictures and videos sent from the daycare workers of the kids having fun and learning/participating in activities.

Cons

I honestly can think of no cons. As a user of the software, I've had zero issues, it works great on any device I've tried it on. I have not used competing software to compare this one to either.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris K.

Communication

2019-12-19

Amazing and easy communication with teachers

Pros

Able to see daily activities, pictures, notes about what they are learning.

Cons

The name... being a dad my first thoughts about the app is it is only geared towards moms, but hey many dads take care of their kids and care about them as much as moms. I even see numerous stay at home dad commercials on tv. Rebrand the app name

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sara P.

Hi Mama! Documentation app

2019-12-17

I am just happy that I do not have to write multiple reports and that I can record events as they happen that I would maybe forget about later in the day.

Pros

It includes all the activities and features I need and want to include on my daily reports.

Cons

Still learning the program.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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AMIT G.

Excellent Communication Tool

2019-12-19

The app is great tool to track progress of your child and get daily updates.

Pros

Ease of use and ability to keep the history

Cons

I believe the software does not allow to turn off email notifications.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Koushani B.

Great s/w to track your baby's every activity !

2020-01-15

Nice.

Pros

It helps to track baby's activity every 1 hr.

Cons

Nothing that I can think of. It's all good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristy M.

Good interface...

2020-01-16

I am a parent user.

Pros

I love the daily notifications and the ability to see a report from my childs daily activities. Also the app is fairly easy to use.

Cons

I dont like how I cannot save pictures directly to my phone from either within the email notification or when I open the app.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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SHANNON M.

HiMama is a gem

2019-12-20

We recently added on the Development Assessment feature, which was the one thing that had previously been missing for me.

Pros

I also like the real time classroom counts, the attendance reports, and the wealth of information it provides parents.

Cons

When uploading activities/lesson plans, it would be helpful for the teachers to have the ability to save a week's plans.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura H.

Hi Mama

2020-01-15

Pros

Keeps me informed of my child’s activity and allows easy communication with the daycare.

Cons

I cannot see all activity (meals and naps) until end of day when the report is closed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa T.

Great product!

2019-08-26

It makes it much easier to check a child's attendance, or to see what the ratio is in a classroom at any given time.

Pros

We really like the improved communication with our families.

Cons

We received a lot of support for our use of it. I would have liked more things to share with families to support their use of it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Slavena V.

Great way to stay in touch with your kids

2020-01-23

Pros

Daily reports give a good insight of kids' progress and activities during the week, so parents can easily communicate on those topics with their kids after school.

Cons

Bugs on iOS and some overall UX problems

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sudheer P.

HiMama - Best to capture Kids lovely moments in School

2019-05-21

It is definitely beneficial to find the areas of improvement for the kid and also to keep track of his progress.

Pros

Himama gives you very good track and progress of your Kid and helps to motivate the kid and nurture them better by seeing their photos and activities they are interested in.

Cons

Sometimes it crashes on you and photos are not zoom-able. We would like to see videos as well on this App. Some of the limitations on the App restricts the teacher to upload videos.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Vinita G.

Best childcare app

2020-01-23

I love the app... its easy to use

Pros

Helps to track all the activities of my child easily

Cons

Push notifications are a bit delayed for the app

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Melissa L.

Great Communication tool

2020-01-15

I would suggest this app to organizations and parents as a communication tool

Pros

Excellent way to see the daily activities

Cons

Not immediate response see by staff. Do not always get a prompt response when messages sent

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 201-500 employees)

HiMama is terrific for parents....

2019-05-24

Pros

We love receiving activity notes and snapshots.

Cons

The app no longer sends a notification when a picture is uploaded.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura M.

Some features aren’t mobile friendly

2020-01-15

As a parent, it’s nice to see my kids and it’s a good communication tool.

Pros

I like being able to see my kids activities day to day

Cons

Some of the features are hidden on mobile. I wasn’t able to see meal plans and Some of the details only go in the report and would be better to get at the time of posting

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Shafi J.

Aap Review

2020-01-23

Pros

The ability to save pictures and check what activities are happening.

Cons

The ability to download the reports in PDF or similar format.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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