New Parent? Apps Can Help With That!
by Laura Pearson writing for Fair Play for Children News
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Are you a new parent? Congratulations on one of the biggest joys and sources of worry and stress in life! As tiny as they are, babies have a way of disrupting a household routine as easily as they tug at your heartstrings. Fortunately, there are some amazing apps that can help relieve some of the worries and add some routine back into your family life. These easy, single-use apps focus on exactly what you need. Because, really, when you just need to know how well your baby is sleeping, do you want to be scrolling through multiple functions to find out?
Less Stress, More Sanity
Are you doubting your sanity and stressing out over the lack of routine in your life? Don’t fret, these apps will help!
The Wonder Weeks
The Wonder Weeks lets you track and understand your baby’s “milestone memories,” those leaps of mental development that all babies undergo during their first 20 months of life. With this app, you’ll know exactly what to expect and approximately when it will happen. The peace of mind of knowing that you’re not alone and that your baby’s behavior is normal is priceless!
Cozi Family Organizer
This must-have family organizer has won the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award three times! The Cozi Family Organizer gives you a handy way to keep track of all your family’s upcoming activities and events. Use it to plan meals, store recipes, and create a shopping list that you can share in real-time. Load this easy-to-use free family organizer on any computer or mobile device and control the chaos of living family life with a new baby.
The Eat Sleep app helps you keep track of the three most important things in a newborn’s life (besides love, of course). Use the app and you’ll know exactly when your baby last ate, had a diaper change, and slept. If you need to make note of anything else, there’s also a note feature. By keeping things simple while recording the important stuff, this app will help destress your life as a new parent.
This may seem like an odd inclusion, but it’s actually a very useful app for parents who are in the market for a new home. The Redfin app lets you browse the market with ease, and the search filters can help you locate a home that sports all the features you need. Additionally, the app’s virtual tour feature gives you the option to do a remote walkthrough, eliminating the need of an in-person showing until you’re serious about a particular home.
Cloud Baby Monitor
Cloud Baby Monitor lets you monitor your baby from anywhere. It works with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, so you’ll always be connected with your infant. You’ll get live video, crystal-clear audio, and noise and motion alerts on up to five devices. Do you really need anything more than that?
Baby Monitor 3G
Like the baby monitor above, the Baby Monitor 3G uses two or more of your own smart devices. Just leave one near your infant and keep the other with you to always know what’s going on with your little one. Simply purchase a copy of the app for each device you might use, and that’s it! You won’t pay monthly fees, and if you add them to your mobile devices, you’ll always have your baby-monitoring system with you wherever you go.
With some great baby apps, life as a new parent just got a bit easier. Now, if only an app could take care of those 2 AM feedings and diaper changes so you could get some much-needed sleep.
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