How Apps Can Help New Mom
Having a baby is exciting, but it can also be vastly overwhelming. With all the many things you now have to remember and keep track of, how will you ever manage? Luckily, there is an app for that -- many, actually don’t know where to start when they are looking for apps? Well, don’t worry – first of all, see what the experts recommend.
Next, head over to app store to download the one that fits your need based on the list that we have created for you! Yes you new mom.
Find Out How To Do Just About Anything
Have you ever felt that you wish your new baby came with a user manual? There are so many things for a new mom to learn, from the daily care of your child to installing car seats. Rather than turning to Google every time you need to learn how to do something, download an app such as
Ready, Steady, Baby!, which provides instructions and how-to videos. Apps like this one will help you learn to do all of these mom things for the first time.
Track Feeding, Naps, And More
There are so many things to keep track of as a new mom. You'll need to always know when you fed your baby last and how much he ate, how much he's sleeping and when, and other details such as diaper changes and weight. It's a lot to remember, so look for an app that will help, such as Milk Maid or MyMedela.
Monitor Your Baby From Afar
Staying with family and didn't bring the baby monitor? You can easily use an app to turn a pair of devices into a makeshift video monitor. For instance, Cloud Baby Monitor can be used to make two Apple devices into a baby monitor, perfect in a pinch or even as a daily monitor.
Help Your Baby Sleep
Exhausted new moms know how important it is to get your baby to sleep enough, for you as well as for the infant. There are a number of apps designed to play white noise or allow your device to function as a nightlight, such as Sound Sleeper or Baby Night Light.
Some apps, such as Cloud Baby Monitor, can play white noise while also functioning as a monitor, while others can be set to start playing soothing sounds as soon as your infant starts to cry. You can even use Spotify, which offers a variety of children's music and white noise tracks.
Learn About Your Baby's Development And Health
On top of all the daily care for an infant, there's a lot of information about things like what foods and medicine they can and can't have, what indicates an emergency, and what to expect from their stages of development. You'll find a number of apps helpful for this kind of information, from WebMD Baby to BabySparks.
Once you have a brand-new baby, what you probably don't have a lot of is sleep. Exhaustion is a major factor in what is affectionately known as "mom brain," which makes staying organized and on top of everything even tougher than it would be normally.
There are a number of apps to help you stay organized and keep track of everything from your baby's growth and progress, to important dates such as doctor's appointments.
The saying that it takes a village to raise a child is still somewhat true. We may not have villages, but there are babysitters, nannies, housekeepers, and even people to run errands for you when you're feeling overwhelmed with everything you have to do.
There are a number of apps to make paying these people easier, from the well-known options such as PayPal and Venmo, to newer choices like Zelle and Circle.
Preserve Your Memories
Babies grow so fast, and while you may be feeling overwhelmed now, before you know it you'll be wistfully remembering the times when your toddler or preschooler was just an infant. Keep those memories close to your heart with an app that will help you date, decorate, and organize your baby pictures, such as Baby Pics.
Take Care Of Yourself
Now that you have your baby to take care of, it's important not to overlook the importance of self care, too. Find apps that will help remind you to pamper yourself and refresh your outlook periodically, to avoid getting bogged down with stress and exhaustion.
For example, get short, guided meditations with an app such as Simple Habit, allowing you to rejuvenate yourself in a short amount of time.
It Takes A Village
The saying that "it takes a village" doesn't mean that you have to have a village to help you raise your child, but as a new mom, having help makes all the difference. That help doesn't always have to come from other people, though.
When the baby's father goes back to work and family leaves, be sure to download some of these apps to help you out with some of the workload. Being well-organized, feeling like you know what you're doing, and allowing yourself to enjoy some of the finer moments of motherhood will go a long way toward helping you stay sane during this exciting but difficult time!