Kailey is a senior in Farmington, Connecticut
We all know that keeping our bodies hydrated is important. But let’s face it; constantly drinking water is easier said than done. The importance of water intake often slips our minds, and before we know it, we’re dehydrated. To solve this common struggle, enter: Plant Nanny, an app that provides users with a daily reminder to drink water through a cute plant that can live in phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
Here’s how it works: You choose a specific plant and a customizable pot. Like a real plant, it needs to be fed a certain amount of water each day—through the amount of water that you’re drinking. This amount of water is calculated depending on the standard cups of water intake that each individual needs, which allows users to adapt the app to fit their environment.
I found Plant Nanny to be fun and playful. The task of “feeding” my plant water felt more like a simple game rather than an effort. After the first few days, I noticed I was definitely drinking more water on a regular basis. By the end of the week, I was drinking nearly all recommended cups of water, which was a huge personal achievement.
Overall, I’m pleasantly surprised. I mean, when I saw an app with an animated plant as its logo that claimed to make users healthier, I had my doubts. However, Plant Nanny has proven to be quite useful. I’d definitely recommend it to those who need an extra boost of motivation and creativity to track their water intake and work toward a healthier lifestyle.