Being a new mom can be overwhelming; you might have so many questions and so many things on your plate you are not even sure where to start. Thanks to living in the age of technology, we have lots of great resources at the tips of our fingers. Today I wanted to share some of the best apps for new moms. All of the apps below were truly amazing when the boys were first born. And 10 months later, I still use many of them on a daily basis!
This app does so much more than I first expected. Not only do you have access to hundreds are medical articles that are specific to babies; but you can also track your babies growth, soiled diapers, sleep, and feeding schedules. As an added bonus this app is FREE.
White Noise Lite (ios)(android)
Are YOU having trouble sleeping? Or what about your little one? When my boys were eating every couple of hours throughout the night, I often struggled to fall back to sleep. White Noise Lite was the perfect fix; providing ambient sounds to help me sleep. There are tons of different sounds to choose from; crashing waves, rain fall, even crickets chirping. You are able to import new sounds that you can purchase. As well as mix sounds together! This app is also FREE.
This app is by Medela and gives new mothers the breastfeeding support and helpful information they’ll need when first getting started. It also allows you to track your feeding and pumping schedule. This app is FREE.
Growth App (ios)
I love this app. It might seem silly; but I have loved watching my boys grow into the big babies they are today. Born prematurely at 4 pounds, I am amazed at their current location on the growth charts. This app lets you choose the official WHO or CDC templates from birth to 20 years old. They even have a chart for preemies! This app is FREE
The Wonder Weeks
This app accompanies a book with the same name. This is my go to app when I cannot figure out just what is going on with my babies. It is a calendar that explains the development of your baby. It explains why your baby might be fussy, sleeping or eating poorly, and gives you manageable suggestions for how you can help your baby through these rough patches. This app is $1.99 but I promise it is worth it!
This app is not necessarily for parents; in fact I had it on my phone long before I became a mom. However, this app became my best friend after the babies were born. My cloudy pregnancy brain did not fade away after the babies were born. Instead, pregnancy brain just became mommy brain. I literally have about 45 seconds from the time something pops into my head and when it disappears from my brain. AnyList is the best way to create and share grocery shopping lists. I can share lists with my husband, my mom, even a friend who has offered to do shopping for me. AnyList lets you create any kind of list you’d want; from the grocery store, to Target, to Costco. We have running lists for all of these! This app is FREE and a serious life saver.
Parents, what are your go-to apps? Did I miss any of the best apps for new moms?