Mobile apps can provide many useful features to new moms. There are nursing apps that help moms track their baby's eating and sleeping patterns, baby monitor apps that work as mobile surveillance, growth trackers, white noise apps to calm your baby, apps that provide expert advice and medical information, and so on.
Here, we listed some of the best mobile apps for new moms.
MammaBaby is an app that integrates several features in one place. News moms can use this app to track their baby growth, activities, feeding, sleeping, medicines, and more.
Tracking is easier thanks to the interactive charts that help moms monitor all their babies' data with ease.
The app also provides moms with baby tips for every milestone recorded to expect what's coming up next. Milestone moments can be shared with family and friends.
MammaBaby app is available for free on Android and iOS.
Baby Tracker App
Baby Tracker is another all-in-one app that offers a simple way to track your baby and your baby's health on a daily basis, including feedings, diaper changes, sleep patterns, growth, and milestones, allowing you to add as many details as possible, including photos.
The app also allows tracking medical history, such as medications, vaccine shots, and temperature.
The app is free to use on both iOS and Android.
Baby Nursing App
Baby Nursing app is an easy-to-use tracker that helps you record and monitor not only your baby's nursing progress, but also growth, diaper changes, doctor's visits, and more.
All data you track can be backed app and shared with your partner, nanny, or childcare provider.
Baby Nursing app is free to use, however, only on iOS.
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Being sure that baby is growing at the right pace is important for every parent. Growth app can be of a great help. As its name suggests, it is focused on tracking baby's growth by plotting child's growth curves and calculating exact percentiles using the most authoritative growth reference data from WHO and CDC.
It also includes other charts, such as preterm Fenton chart and corrected age. All these charts can be transferred to other devices, exported as CSV and PDF and printed or emailed to the childcare provider.
The app is available on iOS only for free. It also includes Growth+ upgrade that can be purchased for $2.99 and unlocks adding the unlimited number of children, BMI calculations, data import, and more.
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WebMD Baby app is a comprehensive resource that compiles and organizes the relevant information from WebMD and provide medically-approved content to the parents who can also use it to track their baby's development, feeding, and health in general.
Information in the app is presented in easy-to-read articles, which are well-referenced and linked to resources.
Besides a couple of informational sections, WebMD Baby app also contains Baby Book section that allows moms and dads to add memories by taking photos and videos of their babies and Trackers section that contains tracking tools, including trackers for feeding, nursing, sleeping, diapers, and growth.
WebMD Baby app is free to download and use, and it is available on both iOS and Android.
Milk Maid App
Milk Maid app was designed to help pumping moms manage their stash of breast milk, by recording pumping sessions and allowing moms to quickly see the inventory of fresh and frozen milk in multiple locations.
Moms can set an expiration date for each storage location and the Milk Maid app will keep track of individual bottles and bags by pumping date and expiration date so moms can use the oldest milk first.
All data can be exported or shared with healthcare provider.
The app is available on iOS only for $2.99.
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White Noise Baby App
Many parents find calming their baby down challenging. Colorful baby rattles may work for a while, but it would be much better if they could activate when your baby starts crying.
Well, there's an app for that. White Noise Baby app will help your baby relax, stop crying, and sleep better, by playing various looped ambient sounds, such as car ride, air conditioner, hairdryer, classical music, Doppler ultrasound of the womb, and more. The app plays these sounds if crying is detected.
It also includes a virtual rattle with touch and shake controls to quiet a crying baby.
Moms can also enable Baby Mode, which will prevent your device from being interrupted.
The app is available on Android and iOS for free.
Cloud Baby Monitor App
Having a baby monitor is a necessity for new parents and it's even more convenient if it's available on your mobile device.
Cloud Baby Monitor app helps you monitor your baby in an easy way, by detecting sound or allowing you to record a video. The app also includes noise and motion alerts, night light, popular lullabies and white noises, and more.
The app is available on iOS only, including Apple Watch, for $3.99.
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Dormi app is a baby monitor app for Android users that can use it as an alternative to iOS-only Cloud Baby Monitor app.
Dormi app detects sounds thanks to a highly sensitive audio sensor that doesn't require noise level adjustments. Parents can also use the phone's camera for streaming videos.
The app works with or without the Internet connection, which is its great feature.
The app is initially free to download, offering 4 hours of free monitoring every month. Unlimited monitoring requires payment.