1. Red Cross baby and child First Aid app
A free app from the Red Cross, and so useful for new mums who haven’t had much experience with little ones. Lots of tips and advice on baby healthcare, with lovely videos and animations to make things really clear and easily understandable. Also allows you to record any of baby’s allergies or meds – great if like me, you suffered from baby brain!
2. Baby feeding app
Plenty of these available. Amongst the most popular are iBaby Feed Timer, Baby Nursing and ParentLove. Allows you to record and track frequency and quantities of feeds, and even which boob you fed from last. How about that! Also other useful (and easy to forget) things, such as how much you’ve pumped and how much you’ve refrigerated or frozen.
3. NCT Baby Change app
A hugely popular app which allows you to locate the nearest baby changing facilties, using the GPS tech on your phone. Leaving a review of the facilities allows the NCT to keep the app truly up to date and incredibly useful for any parent.
4. Cozi app
A brilliant app for any new family, and especially for families who already have children. Create an account which can be accessed by any member of the family, then list all your usual routines, clubs, commitments, bills to pay and all the rest. Log in regularly to keep on top of all that goes on in your life.
5. Baby Monitor 3G app
Turn any phone, tablet, PC or laptop into a baby monitor with this clever app. Features a nightlight, audio for lullabies, an activity log if you need one, plus vibration for alerts.
6. Keep Medical History app
You don’t always carry around your little one’s medical history in your car or bag, but you do always have your phone. So it makes perfect sense to have an app that lists and logs all the vaccinations, allergies, meds and appointments! Also stores other important and useful info such as blood group, diagnostic tests and results, and growth and development data.
How did you ever manage without those? We’ll never know. If you have suggestions for any other brilliant apps or hacks, let us know and we’ll feature you on a blog!