There is an app for absolutely anything these days and new mums haven’t been left out either. There are hundreds and hundreds of baby apps out there designed to help new mums and dads, or even mums who have done it before, to navigate their way through the first year of motherhood and beyond.
The demands of motherhood can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning, so having handy tips, tricks and information stored in our little devices can be a bit of a lifesaver.
1. THE WONDER WEEKS APP
A multi-awarding winning app that tells parents exactly what is going on with their baby. The personalised app will provide you with a weekly update on your baby and any mental leaps and fussy phases your babies will go through, to help them discover and build awareness about the world around them. Click to download the Wonder Weeks app.
2. PEANUT APP
An app for 'modern motherhood.' It can be difficult to meet new people and make friends as a new mum, but Peanut is a super easy way to connect with likeminded mums in your local area. Simply fill out your personal information, likes, interests and much more and find your perfect mummy match.
Download the Peanut app on their website.
3. FEED BABY APP
Record your newborn's feeds, nappy changes, sleeps and growth spurts all on one app. The Feed Baby app also stores all your baby's activity on a timeline. This helps new parents to identify patterns and routines, making it easier to stay on top of feeding and more.
4. THE NCT BABY CHANGE APP
It can be a real hassle trying to find a baby changing facility, especially if you need one fast. Find your nearest nappy and baby changing facilities on the move wherever you are, with the NCT Baby Change app. Another great thing about this app, is that it also rates each location on cleanliness!
5. ANNABEL KARMEL
With 25 years of food experience, it’s safe to say that Annabel Karmel is a child food expert. She is one of the UK’s most trusted sources when it comes to cooking for our little ones. With the Annabel Karmel app you can prepare nutritious, simple and quick meals for children of every age, with over 300 recipes to choose from.
6. COZI FAMILY ORGANIZER
Everyday family life can be a lot to keep up with, but with the Cozi app you can simply manage your daily tasks with a shared calendar, reminders, shopping lists and more. This app even provides a recipe box where you will be able to organise all of your weekly meals in one place.
7. BABY PICS APP
Everybody warns you just how fast your baby's magical milestones pass you by, but never forget a moment with the Baby Pics app. This app lets you keep track of every milestone through photos and easy-to-use templates, artwork and text.
Parenthood can be a very overwhelming time and that’s why it’s so comforting to know that there is somebody on the other side of your phone to speak to. TALKSPACE connects mums and dads with a licensed therapist from the privacy of your own home, who is on hand to help with any issues you might be struggling with.
9. WEBMD BABY APP
Baby health information all in one app. Providing parents with 400 articles, 70 videos and 600 tips from paediatricians. Based on your baby’s age, you can search for important health information and advice as well as log key growth developments. Click to download the WebMD app now.
Written by guest blogger, Amelia Cunningham