Get ready, get set…go! Congratulations on becoming new parents, you’re in for a wild and beautiful ride. You may be asking yourself how you are going to handle all the little details that come with your new bundle of joy, particularly on a newly restricted sleeping schedule. Not to worry, help is only a few taps away. Read more for my list of 8 great apps for android and apple for new parents.
Living in today’s world means taking advantage of all that technology has to offer. Did you ever think your smartphone could help lighten the load of parenthood — or at least make it easier? Below are just a few of the most helpful apps designed with the new parent in mind.
Android Apps For New Parents
Feed Baby – This app takes the guesswork out of feeding times so you can (try) to catch up on your sleep. Record bottle/breast feeds, diaper changes and sleeping sessions all from one easy-to-read screen. App cost: FREE
Baby Care – An all-inclusive app, with easy-to-track feedings, growth charts, photo timelines, diary and daily activity, and much, much more. Equipped with multiple widgets for easy tracking of each child on your home screen. A statistical chart makes it easy to record baby’s growth, according to CDC guidelines. App cost: FREE
Baby Monitor – A smart little app that is a baby alarm/monitor and sleep diary all in one. You can be notified via text or call when baby has woken up, with adjustable sensitivity settings. It’s even equipped with image surveillance to snap a photo if the alarm is triggered. It even has helpful tips on how to get baby to sleep. Genius. App cost: FREE
Baby Daychart – Friends sharing in the new parent experience can help each other by sharing their tips and tricks through this app. Track feeding times, diaper changes, sleeping sessions and more with clear charts that can even be mailed to your doctor. Understand your baby’s needs better with this fully integrated app. App cost: $2.99
iPhone Apps For New Parents
Total Baby – This is the most inclusive baby app available with timing and tracking features, alarms and more all on a handy Wi-Fi-sync. Entries for up to six children, with an auto-detect for twins or other multiples. Built with a completely customizable interface for important entries such as doctor’s visits, diary and milestones, growth charts, vaccinations and much more. Equipped with unlimited data storage. App cost: $4.99
Baby Monitor – Hallelujah, what’ll they think of next? Now your phone can become a handy baby monitor with unlimited range. This app will alert you via text or call (even FaceTime!) to any noises in sleeping baby’s room. Use this app to monitor older children too, the possibilities are endless. App cost: $4.99
Baby Med Basics – This app works as your own personal, portable medical, health and first aid assistant. This app is essential for new parents who may not be aware of how to handle potentially hazardous situations such as choking, bleeding, CPR, fever emergencies and much more. Best of all it has a simple, one-touch interface for easy use during moments of panic. App cost: $2.99
My Baby Today – This app could well be considered your “Baby Bible”. It features articles and helpful videos to answer all of those mounting questions common to first-time parents, or works as a ‘refresher’ when a lot of time has passed between births. Excellent added features include a fully customizable personal calendar, a timeline photo album, and handy checklists to help make sure you haven’t forgotten anything important. App cost: FREE
It’s easy to see how cell phones have become such a major part of our busy lives, helping us in ways we never dreamed of before. Don’t have the latest in cell phone technology? No sweat. It’s super easy (and affordable) to shop online within the comfort of your own home, giving you more time to adjust to life as a new parent.
What apps do you use as a new parent? Leave a comment below!