4 of the Best Baby Apps to Help You Navigate Parenthood
Becoming a first-time parent is full of excitement, but it’s also full of the unknown. It’s a time of trial and error, learning, growing, and discovering a new you. Thankfully, you are not alone in the journey. Not only do people tend to be full of advice when they find out you’re having your first child, but there is also a plethora of books and apps out there to guide you along the way. We will discuss four of the best apps on the market that can save you a ton of time, money, and energy. But first, let’s talk about your device. If you need a new phone or tablet, you can save time and energy by looking online. There are great deals out there, and you can save even more by shopping at large retailers like Best Buy to make deals sweeter. The cherry on top of the cake is that you can use a Best Buy coupon, promo code, or cashback offer on your purchase. Cape Cod Baby doulas can provide you with care, understanding, information, and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Call to schedule a free consultation. 1. The Wonder Weeks
The Wonder Weeks app coincides with a bestselling book that gives you an in-depth look at an infant’s development, their growth, and the changes they experience mentally, cognitively, and emotionally. You don’t have to read the book for this low-cost app to work for you. For a low one-time fee, you will have access to information known as “leaps,” which explains all your child is going through during specific time periods and helps you understand their behavior and emotions. A chart will guide you in when to potentially expect fussy days that are filled with mental and emotional growth for your little one. Every child is different, but this app will give you some insight and at least help to explain certain behaviors. 2. Milk Maid While there are books, classes, videos, and consultants to give you advice on feeding your child, it’s a personal process that, for many, can be difficult to navigate. If you are a mother who needs/wants to pump regularly, then Milk Maid is the app for you. The app helps you keep track of how much milk your baby is drinking and how much is being stored. It’s designed to assist you in establishing and maintaining your milk supply, helping you to avoid formula costs. 3. Cozi Family Organizer For many parents, staying on top of who is doing what and when can be quite a feat while waking up for late-night feedings, trying to adjust a little one to a regular sleep schedule, and dealing with a sick child. Things can get lost in the shuffle. Thankfully, apps like Cozi are on the market to help keep you, your family, and key caregivers in the know of who is doing what, when, and who is responsible for the baby. In addition, it allows you to track recipes and meal planning, which can save you bundles throughout the year. To top it off, it’s free! With Cozi, everyone is assigned a color and events are uploaded into the app to be shared with everyone’s calendar. You can set reminders within the calendar to send emails, texts, and invites in order to keep everyone in the loop. 4. Glow Baby Glow Baby is a free app that helps you keep track of all your baby’s milestones, feedings, diaper changes, and progress. No longer are the days where you walk into the pediatrician’s office and can’t remember how many times your baby ate, how much they ate, and when they ate because you can track all that information and store it with a few simple clicks. In addition, you get access to a community of other parents and articles to help keep you informed. Don’t let your old device prevent you from being able to access all the assistance and information you need to guide you through the first years of parenting. Update your device and use the wonderful free or inexpensive apps to help you keep track of your child’s development, growth, physical needs, and schedule. These are just a few of the helpful baby apps on the market, so keep an eye out for any others that could prove useful!
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