Advice, tips and info at the tip of your fingers. Put your smart phones to work with these clever pregnancy and baby apps to kick off the new year. There are tons of apps out there for everything from Baby Names to Check list aids – share your favourites in the comments below!
Pregnancy Sprout Lite.By Med ART Studios. Free.
Sprout is a great all round pregnancy app with a clean lay out. Its features include a doctor visit planner, hospital bag checklist, contraction timer, weight tracker and kick counter. It also offers customised, personalised and up-to-date information from experts and mothers, allows you to follow your baby’s development with fantastic images and 3D models of your developing baby and tons of helpful advice and ways to stay organised. (Also check out Baby Sprout).
My Baby Today. By BabyCenter. Free.
Brought to you by the trusted parenting resource that supports 34 million moms worldwide, BabyCenter offers support, advice, reminders and reasons to laugh in this nifty free app. It includes a personalised daily calendar, helpful checklists and a built-in photo album. The app answers your “is this normal?” questions and suggested activities for your baby each week.What’s more – they’ve included ideas for taking care of yourself too and reasons to laugh and celebrate along the way.
My Pregnancy Today. By BabyCenter. Free.
BabyCenter hasn’t left out expecting moms with a focused app to help you feel more prepared for your baby’s birth. Follow your pregnancy day by day and learn about your changing body, what to expect and how to cope. Keep track of your changing baby with fetal development images and watch your baby grow in the womb with award-winning video content. Discover what you need for your baby’s arrival with the Baby registry feature and connect with other women due at the same time. All app information is approved by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board.
What to Expect. By Everyday Health, Inc. Free.
The What to Expect When You’re Expecting brand can now fit comfortably in your pocket. Accessible to dads, and expecting family members, the app is tracks and guides you through your pregnancy day-to-day and week-to-week. You’ll receive the latest parenting news, be connected to a community and now, get more personalised information. The weekly inspiration and shareable milestones make it fun to celebrate your little one’s progress.
Gerber Pregnancy Calendar. By Gerber Products Company. Free.
The Gerber Pregnancy Calendar tracks your development week by week and provides the information to support a healthy pregnancy. The app includes nutritious snack ideas based on your cravings, a tool to let you upload ultrasound images and record your baby’s heartbeat and a weight tracker. The app also includes weekly artless on your babies development and a calendar to keep you organised and on top of appointments. Finally, one-touch access to Gerber experts means help is a touch away when you have questions on your pregnancy or feeding your baby.