Becoming a new parent is simultaneously one of the most exciting and terrifying moments of your life. A huge life change, it’s a fascinating and fulfilling process.
From tracking your baby’s development to filing your photo gallery, these apps make a working parent’s life easier with just a few simple swipes.
Here are the 10 best android and iOS apps for expecting or new parents,
1. White Noise Baby
Sooth your baby to dreamland with a little white noise. Sounds on the app range from a car ride to a vacuum cleaner, all looped for seamless ongoing play. Put it in Baby Mode to avoid naptime interruptions. Then turn your smart phone into a high-contrast rattle to soothe baby when you’re out and about.
2. BabyBump Pregnancy
Preparing for the arrival of a baby can be stressful, but the BabyBump app makes planning more enjoyable. The app features an online social network that can connect you to other moms and dads in the same planning stages, plus a BabyBump shop showcasing the best and most helpful pregnancy and baby products (all reviewed by experts). There’s also a due date countdown, daily info that best fits your current pregnancy needs and a journal for weight tracking.
3. My 365
With the My365 app, saving and categorizing photos is made simple. Daily images and pictures are posted in a calendar that can be shared via Twitter or Facebook with friends and family. It’s a fantastic tool for tracking how much your kids have grown over a month or a year.
4. Today’s Parent My Family
Here’s everything you need to know about your child’s age and stage—in one handy app. Just enter your due date or your kid’s birth date to get a newsfeed full of health information, recipes, fun activities and news about your kid’s development. Plus, the Storybook feature lets you turn photos and videos into digital scrapbooks. Other awesome tools include Potty Pal, a Feeding Log and Nap Tracker.
A baby monitor right on your phone. Babyphone will call a preset phone number to notify you that your baby is awake. Set the sensitivity feature higher and it will notify you if he even moves.
6. Pull-Ups Big Kid App
Potty training may not be the easiest task, but with the Pull-Ups Big Kid App, you’ll make it better for your tot. The app includes Disney characters and games that provide entertainment during each trip to the bathroom and awards your child stars for toilet training achievements (the more stars your child gains, the more games unlocked to play).
7. Magic sleep
One of the first things that goes with a new baby is sleep and this app is hoping to reclaim that for new parents. MagicSleep works by recreating sounds from the womb that not only soothe and ease babies, but it is designed to help children and adults fall asleep faster and more deeply.
8. Baby MedBasics
Do you know what to do if your baby is choking or has a burn? This app provides all the lifesaving tips you’ll need to know in baby’s first year, from poison facts to CPR. It’ll prepare you for those emergency moments with step-by-step instructions for multiple worst-case scenarios.
9. My Baby Today
My Baby Today is the one-stop app for all of your baby needs. You can use it to track you baby’s day-to-day development and learn about your baby’s safety, health, happiness, and more! You can also organize your baby’s cutest moments, like her first checkup, first bath, and first visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. There’s even opportunity to connect with mothers who had babies in the same month you did.
10. Relax and Sleep
When you spend a lot of time on the Internet searching “why won’t my baby sleep?”, you often get the answer “use white noise”. With this app you can become a white noise DJ, mixing different levels of wolf song and thunderstorm, or ocean and campfire (my daughter’s favorite). And the best part? It comes with you wherever you go.