The Best Apps for New Parents



Even though your baby isn’t old enough to use a smart phone yet, there are plenty of great apps that can make your life as a new parent easier. Here are a few that are recommended by experienced KC parents!

Baby Bump Pregnancy:

Before baby arrives, track your pregnancy with this amazing app! You will be able to view a countdown to your anticipated delivery, see updates on how your baby is growing each week, track your weight and pregnancy symptoms, upload baby bump photos, and share all of this information with your loved ones. Available for iPhone and Android. Cost: FREE

 

Labor Contraction Timer:

Gone are the days of the dad with the stop watch. Now you can track your contractions with the Contraction Timer app. Just tap a button when your contraction begins and again when it ends. Available for iPhone and Android. Cost: FREE

 

Baby Tracker Nursing:

Keep track of when your baby nurses, which side went first, how long they nurse on each side and when you bottle feed with this app. Available for iPhone. Cost: $4.99. (A similar app, Baby Feeding Timer, is available for Android for free)

 

Total Baby:

Keeping track of baby’s activities can be overwhelming with a newborn, but this app helps you keep it all straight! Track when baby eats, how long/how much for feedings, wet and poopy diapers, and naps—all with the touch of a button. There is even a growth chart! Available on iPhone. Cost: $4.99 (A similar app, Baby Connect, is available on Android for the same price.)

 

White Noise Lite:

Help your baby fall asleep on the go with this white noise app. Choose from a variety of sounds to soothe your baby to sleep. Available on iPhone and Android. Cost: FREE

 

Kindle:

Occupy yourself during those nighttime feedings with the Kindle App. This free app allows you to read on your phone anything from your Kindle library. Available for iPhone and Android. Cost: FREE (plus cost of books)

 

My Fitness Pal Calorie Counter:

Lose that baby weight by using this app that allows you to enter the foods you eat, calculate how many calories you take in, track your exercise and develop a plan to lose weight! Available for iPhone and Android. Cost: FREE

 

Baby Cam:

Many parents find it hard to get their baby’s attention when trying to capture those adorable baby moments. The Baby Cam app plays a number of different baby-pleasing attention getting sounds like bells, animal noises and songs to get your baby to look right at the camera! Available for iPhone. Cost: $.99

 

Grocery IQ:

Add items to your grocery list and share it with your spouse so that you both have access to the things you need at all times. You can sort items by store and even match coupons! Your spouse will never forget the diapers again! Available on iPhone and Android. Cost: FREE

 

Cozi:

It won’t be long before your baby’s social calendar starts filling up with play dates, play gym classes, story times, and doctor’s appointments. Keep track of it all with the Cozi app and website. You can share your calendar with your spouse and download school and other public calendars. Available on iPhone and Android. Cost: FREE

 

KC Going Places:

When your little one starts going places it’s time to download the KC Parent Going Places App! Available on Android…iPhone coming soon! Cost: FREE

Sara Keenan lives with her family in Brookside. Her favorite apps are Angry Birds, Cozi and Kindle.

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