Top 9 Apps for the Tech Savvy New Parent

Today’s new parent doesn’t go anywhere without their phone. We are thankful that app developers (who are also parents) have developed very useful tools that make navigating parenthood a little easier!

Kinedu: Baby Development App

Trying to figure out how to play with baby but aren’t sure where to start? The Kinedu app gives you developmentally appropriate exercises to stimulate your baby’s mind and strengthen muscles. These activities also build on each other so that your baby is prepared to roll-over, crawl, sit, stand, and eventually walk. The app goes from newborn to 24 months, so that you can play with baby through the first year of toddlerhood too!

Baby Connect (Activity Log) App

NYC Birth Village Doulas often recommend the Baby Connect App to new parents who want to keep track of diapers, time and duration of feedings as well as ounces that are bottle fed. This app allows multiple users (each parent, night nurse, nanny, or even pediatrician) to input data and have access to the information as the same time. That way everyone is on the same page!

The Wonder Weeks App

If you’ve ever read “The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby’s Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases into Magical Leaps Forward” by Frans X. Plooj and Hetty van de Rijt you know that a fussy period precedes a developmental leap for your baby. The Book’s app allows you to predict when your baby will go into each leap. After you input your due date, the app gives you a projected calendar of when baby may be going through each leap (suns mean a clear, less fussy period and clouds mean a fussy, more interrupted sleep period before a leap).

Mommy Nearest

Would you like to explore the city with your little one but are unsure about where to go? The Mommy Nearest App allows you to look up baby-friendly and child-friendly activities in your area. Who knows? You may even meet another new parent with whom shares the same interests as you. You know what that means…PLAYDATES!

Calm

Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming. This app helps you with mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation. Choose this app to regularly practice self care.

Moments

Do you have a ton of pictures on your phone but don’t want to share them with all of Facebook? Facebook has developed an app that automatically groups photos from events so that you can share them with other friends and family members who also have this app.

Pampers or Huggies Rewards Apps

You may find that your diapering costs for the little one are adding up. Download the Pampers or Huggies Rewards Apps to log your points and gain access to really cool prizes, coupons, and even FREE diapers!

White Noise Deep Sleep App

Its as loud as a vacuum cleaner in your womb, so baby may have a hard time adjusting to the stillness of our world. Install this app for soothing white noise to help baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer.

Peanut App

This app is like Tinder for new parents. As you enter your interests, Peanut matches you to other possible new parent friends in the area.