Got an iPhone? Got a baby (or one on the way?) Here are five great apps to help you keep track of your little one's needs.
Obviously, babies have been raised and cared for successfully for plenty of years before the advent of the iPhone, so we wouldn't say baby apps are a necessity to child-rearing, but if you have the technology, you might as well put it to the greater good (and get some peace of mind in the process.) These are the five apps we've come across lately that could be a big help to new parents.
1. Baby's Home … What Now?
Based on the DVDof the same name, this app is a collection of expert advice on everything from eating to sleeping to pooping and all the rest. It also includes tips from other parents.
2. Baby Tracker:Nursing
No more safety pin holes in your nursing bras!Use this handy app to record your nursing sessions:how long you nursed per side, what time those late night (and early morning)feedings occurred, how many times per day you nursed, etc. A handy tool for a sleep-deprived new mama.
3. Baby Connect
Basically an all-in-one “keep up with baby” tool, this app has graphical reports, trending charts, weekly averages, vaccine and growth tracking, timers, notifications and more!Perfect for the iPhone-addicted datahead.
4. Baby Monitor
No need to unhook, pack up and set up your baby monitor on trips—place your iPhone near your sleeping baby and this app will call the number you provide upon detection of any sound for you to listen in.
Are you a by-the-numbers mom who loves to know your baby's place on the growth chart? Now you don't have to wait two to three months (or more) for the next doctor's visit—plug in your baby's height and weight to this app and get your percentiles at home.