Being a new mom (or dad!) isn’t easy. Mother’s Day is May 8th, so for the month of April, we'll be showing our appreciation for moms everywhere by dedicating some articles to them. We know that having a baby is hard work with wonderful rewards, and we want to help you make it as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve rounded up ten of the most useful apps for new moms and moms-to-be to help you keep your life organized and as stress-free as possible.
What to Expect App (Free)
If this is your first baby, you may be wondering what’s going on with your body and if everything you’re experiencing is normal. The What to Expect app is a great guide filled with helpful answers and tips for your pregnancy, and it gives you updates on a week-to-week or day-by-day basis.
The Bump Pregnancy Tracker App (Free)
Another pregnancy tracking app, The Bump Pregnancy Tracker app is dedicated to helping moms-to-be ask questions and get answers from other moms. You can even take photos of your baby bump and create a slideshow of your pregnancy.
Mumsnet Baby Bundle App (Free)
Considered to be the “one-stop baby app,” the Baby Bundle app is a wonderful tool for new moms. Track your baby’s activities, health, growth, and get free advice with their parenting guide. One of the best things about this app is parents, nannies, and other caretakers can edit the baby’s activities so everyone knows when your baby was fed or how long he or she slept.
Baby Nursing Tracker App (Free)
With reminders, easy-to-use timers, timetables, and a clean and simple organization system, the Baby Nursing Tracker app is a must-have for new moms. Keep track of health records, pumping or feeding times, and even photos of your little one with this all-in-one new mom app.
One Day App ($4.99)
While the One Day app wasn’t designed specifically for new moms and babies, it is certainly a wonderful app to have. Your baby grows up quickly and you don’t want to miss a moment. Capture those moments easily with this unique and easy-to-use journaling app.
Available for $4.99 on iTunes.
Mom Maps App ($2.99)
Whether you’re going on vacation or moving to a new home, the Mom Maps app is an ingenious app that allows you to find child-friendly places wherever you are. You can get contact information and directions as well as look at reviews by real parents.
Available for $2.99 on iTunes.
Child Medical History App ($3.99)
Having a child means countless doctor’s visits, so why stress yourself out even more with paper records? With the Child Medical History app, you can quickly and easily store all of your child’s medical records right on your phone.
Available for $3.99 on iTunes.
Eat Sleep App (Free)
Log and track your baby’s habits such as eating, sleeping, and diaper-related ones with this simple and user-friendly app. The Eat Sleep app allows you to keep track of multiple children, take notes, and even see daily, weekly, or monthly totals and averages.
Available for free on iTunes.
Cozi Family Organizer App (Free)
The Cozi Family Organizer is a cross-platform app that allows you to keep track of your family’s busy schedules. From to-do lists to meal planning to organizing your family agendas, Cozi does it all.
WebMD Baby App (Free)
While getting answers from other moms is wonderful and allows you to connect with others going through a similar life change, sometimes you want advice from a medical professional. In those cases, the WebMD Baby app is the perfect solution. Along with up-to-date strategies and news from experts, you can also track your baby’s milestones, growth, and development.