Congratulations! You are now a parent. Being a new parent is such an exciting time, but also an extremely busy one. So one of our friends is a new parent and she asked us to look for apps and list them to help make this new journey easy. Her smartphone performed a good job of managing her life and we thought, why not help her in this transition.
1. WebMD Baby
This app is free on both Android and iOS and provides an excellent resource for all baby information and for the mother of the child. The app provides articles, videos and slideshows from pediatricians specific to the baby’s age. The app allows you to keep all the records you cannot remember such as feeding and napping and can view the same offline. The App also allows the user to prepare for hospital visits by providing the relevant information on the baby’s health. The app allows you to share the information via email, Facebook, Twitter to interested parties and provides tips on recovery from child birth. You can download it from the Google Playstore or the Apple Appstore.
2. My Baby Today
Provided by Baby Centre, the application allows you to create a calendar that tells you all you need to know about your baby’s development, while also recommending activities for your child from week to week. The Application also lets you create a calendar to mark the development of the baby besides providing a forum to answer questions and address jitters mothers may have about their children. It also serves as a platform offering advice on caring and feeding as well as ideas on mother’s health. Mothers can also join clubs with other members and share their motherhood stories. Google Play store link and itunes link.
3. Milk Maid
Breastfeeding is a critical part of the whole process and the Milk Maid app understands just that by allowing you to track pumping time and output, your stash, and the use of milk. In fact the app checks how much milk you have in the different locations such as the fridge at home, in the car or even day care complete with pumping and feeding stats. It also has an alarm to remind you of pump timings. It also allows you to make adjustments to pumping schedules. It is available on Google Playstore, Apple Appstore and Windows store.
4. Baby ESP
This application provides the user with the ability to track and log all the baby’s activities ranging from Eating, Sleeping, Pooping, reminders and medicine. The application works for more than one baby. The app also allows for the splitting of parental responsibilities by allowing the sharing of data between users with the app besides gauging what the baby needs. Data representation is an important element of the application as it maps total sleep time, bottle amount, diapers, and nursing time for the baby. The App is available on Android only (trial version, there is a paid version too).
5. Baby Connect
It is an app targeting parents, baby-sitters, nannies and day cares to track, log and share daily information about their babies. The App lets you keep track of feedings, diaper changes, sleep patterns, baby’s mood, activities, medications and store photos. This baby app is for Android, iPhone, iPad, and the web so whatever devices you have in your household, everyone can keep track of the baby. Several authorized users can share information within this app, so two parents can keep on-top of baby’s needs. The app is paid meaning you will have to cough out Kshs. 460 to be able to use it. Android app, iphone app, windows phone app
We wish you a nice and pleasant experience in motherhood.