These Apps Are Great for Pregnancy and New Parents
Pregnancy and having a newborn are incredible, exciting times for the parents. But they can also be filled with moments of dread and unease as situations arise where we don’t know the answers. For all the things modern tech can be criticized for, having a mobile phone and endless information at your fingertips at any time of day can help set your mind at ease.
But with so much information out there, what are the best apps for new and expecting parents? Take a look below to discover the best parenting apps!
With regular consultations from medical advisors, Nuture utilizes data science to track everything about your pregnancy: baby size, developmental milestones, and more. It even includes forum discussions from other parents. It can also help the mother track her own health over the course of the pregnancy.
Forgot the baby monitor when visiting the grandparents? The Cloud Baby Monitor acts as a simple replacement. Put your phone or tablet by the baby and use your partner’s device to watch the live stream. Cloud Baby Monitor detects motion and notifies you of movement and noise.
This app offers a wide variety of soothing noises to help your baby fall fast asleep. From typical ambient white noise sounds to less traditional things like “truck ride” or “hair dryer,” the sounds can be set to a timer to fade in and out when your baby — or you — need a little snooze.
While there are plenty of baby feed timer apps available, Wired says the easy-to-use and slick design of BabyTime puts it a step above the rest. With BabyTime, it’s easy to track feedings, bottles, diaper changes, and even sleep cycles.
The Wonder Weeks provides week-by-week updates on your newborn’s developments. As Wired asks, “Curious why your vaguely-sleeping angel is now a wailing insomniac? It may be a development leap.”
Think of Mush like a dating app for meeting moms in your area with children the same age as yours. You can see who is around to play, send messages to your mom friends and groups, and keep up on the latest parenting news in your area.
Let’s face it, probably the majority of the time on your phone when you have your baby is going to be taking “literally the cutest pictures in the world.” With Google’s Snapseed, you can expertly edit and adjust photos to look 10x better with simple swipe functionality. Your Instagram game just got so much better.
When you’re finally ready for a night out away from your baby (it’ll come and it’s OK), finding the right babysitter can be nerve-racking. That’s where Bubble’s carefully vetted babysitters come in. Bubble puts each one through a security check and you can pick ones recommended by your friends and even pay them directly through the app.
Sprout might be your do-everything app when it comes to parenting, and it should be on any best parenting apps list. You can track milestones and developmental stages your baby should be going through, while at the same time marking your little one’s personal milestones with journal entries, photos, growth, and more. You can put all this information into handy reports that you can provide for your doctor.
What do you think? Are there any apps we missed that you can’t live without?