Alexa Utterance Detail

Alexa Phrasing

The phrases that Alexa can recognize are limited. If you are having trouble getting Alexa to do what you want, or you are just not sure how to talk to her, here is the complete list of phrases that Alexa understands.

Selecting a Baby

If you have only one child registered to your Hatch Baby account, you don’t ever need to say the baby’s name.  However, if you have more than one baby registered, you need to tell Alexa which baby you are referring to.  If you don’t specify a baby, Alexa will ask you which baby.  The examples below use the baby name “Ellen” to tell Alexa which baby you are referring to.

Using the Hatch Baby Skill

Alexa needs to know that you want to use the Hatch Baby Skill, so you need to start with something like

  • Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to…
  • Alexa, ask Hatch Baby to…
  • Alexa, use Hatch Baby to…

This set of phrasings is controlled by Amazon.  To see more of the details, you can read this: https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/docs/supported-phrases-to-begin-a-conversation.

You need to start with the phrase above before you use the phrases below.  For example, a complete chat with Alexa would be “Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to log a wet diaper.”

Diapers

Diapers can be categorized as

  • Wet, pee
  • Dirty, poopy, poop, poo poo
  • Both

The examples below use “wet” for the diaper type, but you can use any of the above.

Note that in the UK, “nappy” is used instead of “diaper”.

Recording a Diaper

Use this function to add a diaper record to your Hatch Baby account.

  • log a diaper
  • log a wet diaper
  • log a diaper for Ellen
  • log a wet diaper for Ellen
  • create a diaper
  • create a wet diaper
  • create a diaper for Ellen
  • create a wet diaper for Ellen
  • save a diaper
  • save a wet diaper
  • save a diaper for Ellen
  • save a wet diaper for Ellen
  • add a diaper change
  • add a wet diaper change
  • add a diaper change for Ellen
  • add a wet diaper change for Ellen
  • log a diaper change
  • log a wet diaper change
  • log a diaper change for Ellen
  • log a wet diaper change for Ellen
  • record a diaper
  • record a wet diaper
  • record a diaper for Ellen
  • record a wet diaper for Ellen
  • record a new diaper
  • record a new diaper for Ellen
  • record a new wet diaper
  • record a new wet diaper for Ellen
  • record a diaper change
  • record a diaper change for Ellen
  • I changed a diaper
  • I changed a wet diaper
  • I changed a diaper for Ellen
  • I changed a wet diaper for Ellen

Get the Diaper Summary

Use this function to get the baby’s diapers for the day.

  • how many diapers today
  • how many diapers has baby had today
  • how many diapers has Ellen had today
  • how many diapers for Ellen today
  • how many diapers for baby today
  • how many wet diapers today
  • how many wet diapers has baby had today
  • how many wet diapers has Ellen had today
  • how many wet diapers Ellen has had today
  • how many wet diapers for Ellen today
  • how many wet diapers for baby today
  • today's diapers
  • diapers today
  • today's diapers for Ellen
  • diapers today for Ellen
  • how many diapers has the baby had
  • how many diapers has the baby used
  • how many diapers has the baby gone through
  • how many diapers has Ellen had
  • how many diapers has Ellen used
  • how many diapers has Ellen gone through

Last Diaper

These commands will have Alexa tell you when the baby’s last diaper change was recorded.

  • when was baby's last diaper
  • when was the last diaper for Ellen
  • when was baby's last diaper change
  • when was the last diaper change for Ellen
  • when did I last change baby's diaper
  • when did I last change a diaper for Ellen
  • how long since the last diaper
  • how long since baby's last diaper
  • how long since the last diaper for Ellen
  • when was the last wet diaper
  • when was the last wet diaper for Ellen
  • when was the last wet diaper change for Ellen
  • how long since the last wet diaper
  • how long since baby's last wet diaper
  • how long since the last wet diaper for Ellen
  • when the baby's last diaper was
  • when was the baby's diaper changed last
  • how long has it been since the last diaper change
  • how long has it been since the last diaper change for Ellen

 

Get the Sleep Summary

Using these phrases, Alexa will tell you how much the baby has slept today.

  • how long has baby slept today
  • how long has Ellen slept today
  • how much has baby slept today
  • how much has Ellen slept today
  • how many naps has baby had today
  • how many naps has Ellen had today
  • how many naps has my baby taken today
  • how many naps has Ellen taken today
  • how many times has my baby slept today
  • how many times has Ellen slept today
  • how much has Ellen slept today
  • how many sleeps has baby had today
  • how many sleeps has Ellen had today
  • today's sleeps for Ellen
  • sleeps today for Ellen
  • today's naps for Ellen
  • naps today for Ellen
  • today's sleeps for Ellen
  • sleeps today for Ellen
  • today's naps for Ellen
  • naps today for Ellen
  • how long has the baby slept
  • how long did the baby sleep
  • how long did the baby sleep today
  • how long has Ellen slept
  • how long did Ellen sleep
  • how long did Ellen sleep today

 

Last Nap

To find out when the baby took her last nap, use these phrases with Alexa.

  • when was baby's last nap
  • when was the last nap
  • when was our last nap
  • when was the last nap for Ellen
  • how long since baby's last nap
  • how long since the last nap for Ellen
  • how long has it been since baby's last nap
  • how long has it been since the last nap for Ellen
  • when did baby wake up
  • when did Ellen wake up
  • how long has baby been awake
  • how long has Ellen been awake
  • how long has Ellen been asleep
  • how long has Ellen been sleeping
  • how long since Ellen fell asleep
  • when did Ellen fall asleep
  • when was the baby's nap
  • when did the baby nap
  • when did the baby wake up
  • when did Ellen nap
  • when did Ellen wake up

Start Sleep Timer

You can use Alexa to time your baby’s sleeps by telling her when the baby goes to sleep and when she wakes up.  Here’s how you can start a sleep.

Note that currently, the Alexa sleep timer is not integrated with the sleep timer in the Hatch Baby app. That feature is on our roadmap, however!

  • Ellen went to sleep
  • Ellen fell asleep
  • start sleep
  • start sleep for Ellen
  • start a sleep
  • start a sleep for Ellen
  • begin sleep
  • begin sleep for Ellen
  • begin a sleep
  • begin a sleep for Ellen
  • the baby went to sleep
  • the baby fell asleep
  • the baby started sleeping
  • Ellen started sleeping

Finishing the Sleep Timer

Once the baby wakes up, you need to tell Alexa.  The sleep record will be created and you should be able to see it in your Hatch Baby app after refreshing.

  • Ellen woke up
  • Ellen is awake
  • end sleep
  • end sleep for Ellen
  • finish sleep
  • finish sleep for Ellen
  • stop sleep
  • stop sleep for Ellen
  • the baby woke up
  • the baby is awake

Cancelling the Sleep Timer

If you need to cancel a running sleep timer (maybe you started one but forgot to end it on time; or maybe the baby never actually fell asleep!), just say these phrases.

  • cancel sleep
  • cancel sleep for Ellen

Get the Feeding Summary

Alexa will tell you how much your baby has eaten today.

  • how much has baby eaten today
  • how much has Ellen eaten today
  • how much did baby eat today
  • how much did Ellen eat today
  • how many times has baby eaten today
  • how many times has Ellen eaten today
  • today's feedings
  • feedings today
  • today's feedings for Ellen
  • feedings today for Ellen
  • how much has the baby eaten
  • how much has the baby had to eat
  • how much has Ellen eaten
  • how much has Ellen had to eat

Last Feeding

To find out the last time the baby ate, use these phrases to ask Alexa.

  • when was baby's last feeding
  • when was the last feeding for Ellen
  • when was baby's last snack
  • when was the last snack for Ellen
  • when did baby last eat
  • when did my baby last eat
  • when did Ellen last eat
  • when did my baby have a snack
  • when did Ellen have a snack
  • when did my baby last have a snack
  • when did Ellen last have a snack
  • how long since Ellen ate
  • how long since Ellen last ate
  • how long ago did Ellen eat
  • how long ago did Ellen last eat
  • when did I last nurse
  • when did Ellen last nurse
  • when did baby last nurse
  • when did I last nurse Ellen
  • when was my last bottle
  • when was baby's last bottle
  • when was the last bottle
  • how long have I been feeding
  • how long have I been nursing
  • how long has Ellen been nursing
  • how long has Ellen been feeding

Last Nursing Side

If you are nursing, and you want to confirm which side you last nursed on, you can ask Alexa using these phrases.

  • what side did I last nurse on
  • what side did I last nurse Ellen on
  • what side did I last feed on
  • what side did I last feed Ellen on
  • what side did Ellen last nurse on
  • what side did Ellen feed from
  • what side did Ellen last feed from
  • what side did Ellen feed on
  • what side did Ellen last feed on
  • which side did I last nurse on
  • which side did I last nurse Ellen on
  • which side did I last feed on
  • which side did I last feed Ellen on
  • which side did Ellen last nurse on
  • which side did Ellen feed from
  • which side did Ellen last feed from
  • which side did Ellen feed on
  • which side did Ellen last feed on
  • on which side did Ellen last nurse on
  • on which side did Ellen feed from
  • on which side did Ellen last feed from
  • on which side did Ellen feed on
  • on which side did Ellen last feed on

Start a Feeding

Alexa can also help you time and record your feedings.  When you start a feeding, you can just tell Alexa in these ways.

  • start a feeding
  • start a feeding for Ellen
  • begin a feeding
  • begin a feeding for Ellen
  • start feeding
  • begin feeding

 The Hatch Baby app distinguishes between bottle feedings and nursings.  Alexa understands the terms

  • Nursing
  • Bottle, bottle feeding

Start a Bottle Feeding

The Hatch Baby app distinguishes between bottle feedings and nursings.  If you are going to feed the baby with a bottle, you can start a feeding with these phrases.  This will eliminate the step where Alexa asks you “bottle or nursing?”.

  • start a bottle feeding
  • start a bottle feeding for Ellen
  • start a formula feeding
  • start a formula feeding for Ellen
  • start a feeding of formula
  • start a feeding of formula for Ellen
  • start a bottle of formula
  • start a bottle of formula for Ellen
  • begin a bottle feeding
  • begin a bottle feeding for Ellen
  • begin a formula feeding
  • begin a formula feeding for Ellen
  • begin a feeding of formula
  • begin a feeding of formula for Ellen
  • begin a bottle of formula
  • begin a bottle of formula for Ellen

In a bottle feeding, the Hatch Baby app allows you to record what type of milk the baby ate.  Alexa understands these terms.

  • Formula
  • Breast milk, milk

Start  a Nursing

If you are starting a nursing, you can use these phrases to tell Alexa.

  • start a nursing
  • start a feeding on the left
  • start a feeding on the left side
  • start a feeding for Ellen on the left
  • start a feeding for Ellen on the left side
  • start a nursing on the left
  • start a nursing for Ellen
  • start a nursing on the left side
  • start a nursing for Ellen on the left
  • start a nursing for Ellen on the left side
  • begin a nursing
  • begin a feeding on the left
  • begin a feeding on the left side
  • begin a feeding for Ellen on the left
  • begin a feeding for Ellen on the left side
  • begin a nursing on the left
  • begin a nursing for Ellen
  • begin a nursing on the left side
  • begin a nursing for Ellen on the left
  • begin a nursing for Ellen on the left side
  • start left side nursing
  • start left nursing

 

Of course, you can say “right” instead of “left”.

Switching Nursing Sides

During a nursing, you might want to switch sides. The Hatch Baby app can record separate times for left and right side during the same nursing. You can inform Alexa by saying these phrases.

  • switch to the left
  • switch to the left side
  • switch to the left for Ellen
  • switch to the left side for Ellen
  • switch to the right
  • switch to the right side
  • switch to the right for Ellen
  • switch to the right side for Ellen
  • switch sides
  • switch sides for Ellen

Pause/Resume Feeding

During a feeding, you might want to take a break, but keep recording as a single feeding.  You can pause and resume the feeding timer with these phrases.

  • pause feeding
  • pause nursing
  • pause the feeding
  • pause the nursing
  • pause feeding for Ellen
  • pause nursing for Ellen
  • pause the feeding for Ellen
  • pause the nursing for Ellen
  • resume feeding
  • resume nursing
  • resume the feeding
  • resume the nursing
  • resume feeding for Ellen
  • resume nursing for Ellen
  • resume the feeding for Ellen
  • resume the nursing for Ellen



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