Having a child can be one of the biggest blessings in life: there’s so much hope and potential that you can’t help but think about all of the possibilities to come.
Most new parents, however, get a little stressed wondering if they are doing everything correctly. And while new parents have been second-guessing themselves since the dawn of time, today’s parent have the luxury of mobile apps that can help answer any questions they may have and reduce the stress. Here are a few apps that can help you do everything you can for your baby and help you focus on enjoying the possibilities rather than stressing out about them.
Automatic Call Recorder for Me
There’s no denying that once you have a baby, everyone will call you to congratulate you. This call recorder app for Android will let you save any call — that special one from the grandparents, maybe? — so you can listen to it anytime you want. You can easily sort through all of your recording by date, time and caller.
Imagine playing some of the happiest calls of your life for your child once they grow up!
This app is a great way to find child-friendly places around your city or when you are traveling with your baby. You can find baby-friendly cafes, parks, restaurants and more. The best part is that all of the places are vetted by real parents, so you can trust the results. If you find a place you like, you can add a pin to ever-growing maps for other parents.
Baby Feed Timer
Keeping track of feeding time can be difficult for new parents, so this app was created to help you.
Just log in the information after each feeding and the app will track breastfeeds, bottle feeds, solid food, pumps and more so you can access the information quickly. You can also use the built-in timer so you can know exactly how long each takes.
White Noise Baby
As any parent will tell you getting your child to fall asleep can be a chore. This app creates different kinds of white noise that has been proven to be soothing for babies. Just choose from the many different sounds until you find the one that your baby responds best.
This app will give you all of the information you need to know as your child enters different stages of growth.
Just enter your child’s birthdate and the app will automatically collect articles and stories that can help you. You can even enter the due date while you’re still pregnant to get advice whenever you’re ready.
Kids Wellness Tracker
This app will help you keep track of your baby’s health and medical history. Just enter the information and you can keep track of vaccinations, medical history and more. You can also schedule doctor’s appointments and use a dosage calculator for medicines.
Becoming a parent is exciting and stressful. Let these apps take care of the stress, so you can focus on the excitement.
Charlie Pearce is a stay-at-home Dad to a 6month old, 3 year old and 7 year old. He writes about parenting topics and daily life in this role-reversal.