Best Parenting Apps
Thanks to the Internet, the unknown is no longer quite “unknown.” So even when embarking quite possibly the scariest, most life changing, and most exciting journey of your life (read: parenthood), you can swim deep in information that will save you from drowning from lack of knowledge. Apps exist for just about everything - parenthood and pregnancy, too. So put down the textbooks and pick up your phones, because these apps will tell you exactly what to expect when your expecting and more.
A Canon company, this app allows you to really, truly sort through and journal anything and everything that happens to your child throughout his or her growing days. The app allows you to upload photos into a unified timeline, sort photos by age, and combine photo’s with your partner’s photos – so say goodbye to those missing moments! You can even share the photos privately with family members, who can comment and like the photos. Think of it as your own personal Facebook feed, only 100% family oriented and sans advertising.
Document your pregnancy and get the answers to those frantic “Is this normal?” moments sooner rather than later with this award-winning app. With a week by week checklist, a baby bump timeline feature, and forums that support over 15 million mothers, the resources seem endless – and they are. The app hosts Q&A; sessions, articles, and videos, which can even be timed to the week of your pregnancy.
Sometimes, you’re just looking for age-specific advice. When that’s the case, Today’s Parent’s new app, Family Circle, is your go-to guide. The newsfeed is tailored to your stage of pregnancy or age of your child, so you constantly get relevant and important information. Better yet, with tools like the Nap Tracker and Baby Namer, your parenthood crazies are calmed.
It doesn’t take a genius to tell you that sleep is quite possibly the most important part of the day for children and parents alike. Make it easier on yourself and your child with the White Noise Baby app, which relaxes, soothes and coos your baby to sleep when you can’t. With looped sounds that transition seamlessly and range from classical music to a car ride, and a baby rattle with complex shapes and fun entertainment features, you’ll never need to worry about quieting your baby again. (Or, more realistically, you probably will, but this app will help.)
Do you ever wish you had a pocket-pediatrician? The kind you can carry around, have on-demand access to and ask questions at all hours of the night? Meet Doctor Jennifer Trachtenberg, pediatrician, author, and co-founder of Baby’s Bundle. The app’s best features include parenting guides and health handbooks that host the answers to common ailments and illnesses of children based on symptoms, all written by Dr. Trachtenberg. Tracking all newborn activities such as eating, sleeping, diaper changes, Baby's bundle is the perfect app for new mommys. This app also tracks your child's weight and height. With both these monitoring tools and growth trackers, your child’s health information will be in one, concise, simple place without a hitch!
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