If you’re a new parent, you already know how every minute is valuable when you’re caring for an infant. Fortunately, there is a wide range of smartphone apps out there designed to make life easier for new mums and dads. Here is a rundown on some of the best.
Keep an Eye on the Weather
Knowing what the weather’s going to be like is important, so you can dress your baby suitable for doctor visits or outings with the family. Weather Live will keep you abreast of the weather now and for the next 7 days. You’ll have temperature, rain and weather radar, wind, pressure and sunrise/sunset times all at your fingertips so you’ll never get caught in the rain.
Help Baby Sleep
For those times when you have a hard time getting your infant off to sleep, White Noise Baby is there to help you. Choose from classical music, ambient sounds such as a car or train ride, a conch shell, dripping water, and a heartbeat. Enable baby mode to prevent your device from being interrupted so your little one stays asleep. The app also has a built-in baby monitor so it will reactivate and play sounds if crying is detected.
Track Baby Development
The Wonder Weeks helps you keep track of your young one’s development for the first 20 months. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, it will keep you informed of the mental growth and changes your child is going through. The app contains over 500 facts and more than 60 videos to explain each mental leap your child will go through. Now you won’t have to wonder what’s going on ads your baby grows, you’ll have all the information at your fingertips, and you can add your own notes.
Watch Over Baby
Turn your Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, or Mac into an instant baby monitor with Cloud Baby Monitor. Keep one device with your infant and with the other, you can watch live video with clear audio. You will have immediate notifications about your baby’s activities, including alerts if he or she cries or moves. Other features include lullabies and white noises, talk to baby, night light and multiple child monitoring.
Keep Medical History
It’s important to keep a record of your child’s medical history and the Child Medical History app makes it a breeze. You will always have all the information about your child’s medical and developmental history right at hand. Store dates of vaccines, diagnostic tests, allergies, information on past diseases, blood group, prescribed medications, and growth data. Precompiled sections (such as vaccine lists) make the app completely user-friendly. The app is updated regularly and the developer is always open to suggest and new ideas for improvements.
Using these smartphone apps can take a load off your mind and give you more time to enjoy with your newborn.