Becoming a parent for the first time is as exciting as it is nerve-wracking and the thrill of holding your child is often replaced with worry. How will you ensure the baby is happy, fed, sleeps and most of all, that you don’t do something considered a parenting no-no? The baby books of the 90s have been replaced with apps and whether you’re about to have your first child, have had a child already or consider yourself a practiced hand in all things parental, you may still want to try out these helpful apps for new parents.
1. Editor’s Choice: Baby Connect
This app is a baby tracker, a monitor of your baby when you can’t be with him or her 24/7. Not only does it help you keep track of nappy changes, sleeping times and feeding times, but it even allows you to track moods, growth, medications and important milestones. The app is not just a clever tracker though. It also allows you to consolidate information and share it, so both parents, grandparents and the nurse all know that your bundle of joy slept through the night, ate solids for the first time, or is feeling happy.
2. My Kid’s Health
Fears over your baby’s health need worry you no more, thanks to this app that allows you to track every aspect of your baby’s health, from slight fevers to inoculations. The app will remember everything you could ever need to tell your child’s doctor, from their weight, blood type and allergies, to any illnesses they may have experienced. This is a wonderful app if you have more than one child, and ensures you don’t get mixed up.
3. Baby Pack & Go
In the 50s, staying home with baby was a general expectation, but now, women and men need to be on the move all the time. Travelling with a baby is tough though, especially when you need to remember the bottles, the diapers, the clothes, the formula and a million other things. Luckily, this smart checklist will ensure you don’t forget a thing and best of all, the task reminder will alert you to when its feeding time, medicine time, or time to go home for a nap.
4. Baby Sleep: Lullabies and Teddies
Putting a baby to sleep is not as easy as it sounds. The old adage ‘sleep like a baby’, was probably invented by someone who had no children. Thanks to this clever app though, gentle lullabies will rock your child to sleep and ensure you don’t need to worry about crooning ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ for the hundredth time. You can customize the songs, create a playlist and when baby falls asleep, simply close the app and put him or her down.
5. Sweet Baby
Want to share the pictures of your baby in a new and fun way? How about this app, that allows you to create a digital scrapbook with pictures, captions, icons and a million other elements that create an online life sharing tool for the family, grandparents and all of your friends to see.