Types of Baby Apps that will Make Parenting Easy

A mother taking care of her unwell daughter and checking her phone.

With our modern lives where we try out best to balance our families and work, taking care of babies can take up quite a lot of time leaving us all stressed. In such scenarios, we always forget how our smartphones can be quite advantageous in this regard. There are tons of apps out there that can help you out with a number of requirements of your child, and give you the answer right at your fingertips.



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Scheduling Vaccination and Immunisation Apps

Making sure your child stays healthy and safe is the most important responsibility of a parent. There are apps developed specifically for this that are available for your phone.





Features

  • Generating vaccination schedule based on your baby’s date of birth
  • Information on various vaccines and the medication used in them as well as the diseases they help develop an immunity against
  • Reminders for the subsequent doses or for any ones that you might have missed in the form of emails or even SMSes
  • An exhaustive FAQ that helps resolve most of your queries
  • Ability to contact doctors and other parents to liaise with if needed

Advantages




  • The ability for reminders ensures that you do not miss out on any vaccine of your child
  • Checking immunization charts conveniently and going through the schedule gives you mental space for other things
  • Having information at your fingertips allows you to satisfy your queries and not be anxious
  • An easy way to contact doctors or hospitals to check for availability

Growth and Development Apps

Every child is unique and grows at his own pace. There are certain markers, however, that most children tend to reach once they complete a particular age. Using smartphone apps can help you track those markers as well as chart your child’s growth. A baby milestone app can play a vital role in this regard.

Features





  • Includes all growth parameters including physical, emotional, mental, sensory and many others
  • Has songs and nursery rhymes for quick references
  • A large repository of tips, advice and information from various experts right at your fingertips
  • Ability to take photos and attach them with certain milestones
  • Day-by-day and week-by-week chart of various developmental markers

Advantages

  • Having a good idea of how your baby is supposed to develop, you can put your anxiety to rest and refer to the app for more information
  • No need to search for activities. Look for the development marker and see activities associated with it
  • You can quickly refer to tips in your phone itself and put them into action
  • Taking photos of each activity helps create a wonderful album as well

Baby Monitoring Apps

Keeping a watch over your baby every minute of the day might not be a possibility without bringing your life to a halt. At the same time, you wouldn’t want to leave your little one unsupervised. Morphing your smartphone into a baby monitor with a few apps can help resolve your problem immediately.




Features

  • Provides both video and audio feeds of your child right onto your screen
  • Allows speakers to playback your voice in order to soothe your baby
  • Ability to save recordings and play them whenever required
  • Alerts on sensing any sounds or motion of the baby’s movements
  • Remote streaming ability to watch your baby on your laptop even when you’re at work

Advantages





  • Immense peace of mind knowing you can check on your baby at any time and from anywhere
  • Can be at work and still talk to your baby, making sure he hears your voice properly
  • View any previous recordings and never miss out on his first words or his first laugh
  • Safe and secure communication even over an app
  • Can playback your own lullaby to the baby, if you’re too busy with something else

Feeding Apps

As a baby grows, his breastfeeding schedule starts changing as well. The sudden appearance of a growth spurt can throw your understanding off the charts and leave you confused. Making use of feeding apps can help you keep a proper track of his schedule and keep him healthy.

Features




  • Ability to track feeding times, amounts, and the total quantity of food your baby has had in the day
  • Separate tracking databases for each baby
  • Reminder for feeding times to make sure you don’t miss them
  • Appropriate scheduling of pumping sessions between feeding times
  • An easy user interface that allows for operating with one hand

Advantages

  • Stay relaxed and let go of the obsession with ensuring timely feeds
  • You will always be prepared to feed your baby since the bottled milk will always be ready
  • Helps you and your baby adapt to a proper schedule of feeds
  • If someone else is handling your child, you can share the information you have with them

Baby Food and Recipe Apps

As your baby grows up, you’d want to start introducing solids to him. But knowing which ones to begin with and the right way to prepare them can take quite some time while browsing multiple websites. Make use of an app that can give you everything right away.





Features

  • An entire compendium of recipes that are best for your child
  • A guide to help you with weaning your baby from breastfeeding
  • Enter allergens and provide only those recipes that are safe for your baby
  • Recipe suggestions based on the age of your child and previous history
  • Store reviews of how your child responded to each recipe

Advantages




  • No more trouble of scouring the internet for recipes
  • Safe and measured introduction of solids to your little one
  • Refer to reviews and understand which food item is your child’s favourite
  • Quick recipes at your fingertips to prepare food items easily

Baby Food Allergy Tracker Apps

For a baby, an allergy can be quite discomforting since the reactions are extremely strong. By using an app to track the allergies, you can make sure it doesn’t happen again or even avoid other food items that could trigger the same.

Features





  • Provide information about allergies and educate in an interactive manner
  • Classify allergies in various categories and food types
  • Enter existing allergies and know food items that could be potentially dangerous
  • Click on existing symptoms and get information about the possible allergy
  • A database of recipes that suggest options that avoid specific allergies

Advantages

  • Freedom from the constant doubt of whether a food item is safe for your baby
  • Quickly know which recipe to opt for or which place to go to that won’t cause an allergy
  • Learn about allergies in a fun manner and teach your children as well
  • Reach out to people who have similar allergies and ask for advice

Baby Sleep Apps

Sleep for a baby is extremely important. Using apps to make sure your baby gets enough healthy sleep can help you out in many ways.




Features

  • Store lullabies and music options for your baby
  • Pre-existing database of songs, old and new, that your baby likes
  • Alerts that can sense baby movements and sound an alarm when baby wakes up
  • A database of photos and images that can help your baby sleep well
  • Scientific soundtracks that are engineered to help a baby go to sleep

Advantages


  • Put your baby to sleep easily even when you are busy with another activity
  • No more fear of falling asleep since alerts of baby’s movements can wake you up
  • Record songs in your own voice and play them back when you are not around to help your baby sleep

Sensory Apps for Babies

Stimulating your baby’s sensory perception early in life helps in their cerebral as well as emotional development. There are various apps that can help you out with it.

Features

  • Provide a variety of shapes starting from the basic ones in various colours
  • Playback audio with each shape to help recall
  • Record your own voice and words to accompany colours
  • Store your own photos and show them with your own voice
  • Adjustable difficulty to suit a growing child
  • Interactive games that help a child learn and have fun
  • Various exercises such as pop the coloured bubble, matching voices with names, and so on
  • Play a tune and identify the nursery rhyme or do the opposite as well
  • Shake functionality to help baby create various sounds from the phone

Advantages

  • Helps your baby get used to various colours in life
  • Memory development of your baby gets a boost as he starts remembering colours
  • Interacting with various shapes helps develop a tangible sense
  • Have fun by shaking the phone and playing instruments, keeping him engaged

Health Tracking App

Making sure your baby’s health is optimal can also be supervised using a simple smartphone app.


Features

  • Repository of various articles that are written by medical experts and doctors
  • Access everything from schedules to charts to in-depth analysis as well
  • Space to save notes regarding various observations to share with a doctor
  • Schedule reminders for various aspects such as vaccines and feeding times
  • Track sleep cycles and share info with others

Advantages

  • No need to remember every single aspect since everything is available right on your phone
  • Share info with babysitters so that they know how best to take care of your baby
  • Understand if your baby is healthy and take corrective action when needed

Baby Music Apps

Babies love to hear different tunes and melodies, even beyond nursery rhymes. With an app on your phone to play them right away, you can take the most benefit out of it.

Features


  • Play simple tunes for babies as well as popular songs
  • Mark baby’s favourite songs and create a specific playlist for each mood
  • Watch animated characters dance to the music and have fun
  • Touch on various parts of the screen to play different sounds and music

Advantages

  • Helps develop your baby’s sense of hearing
  • Develops recall values for specific sounds and musical melodies
  • Learns to associate certain sounds with other objects

Baby Shopping Apps

Taking your baby to the store when you buy clothes for him is a thing of the past. Make use of smartphone apps and buy clothes directly with a single swipe.

Features

  • Access a large variety of clothes from various stores
  • Get surprise discounts and sale offers for different payment options
  • Check photos of other babies and choose the right outfit

Advantages


  • The convenience of buying clothes for your little one from your home
  • Sharing the options with other family members to get their opinions
  • Ability to exchange clothes that don’t fit well

Baby Game Apps

As babies grow up, they like to be engaged by different games. Make use of game apps that emphasize on visual and audio cues to help your baby’s development.

Features

  • Bright and vivid colours that make it beautiful for your baby to see and interact with
  • The operation is one-handed and quite easily pick up baby’s touches
  • Audio feedback to help your baby understand what needs to be done
  • A balance of interactivity and knowledge combined with fun exercises

Advantages

  • Keeps your baby engaged while you have time for other activities
  • Combines a learning experience while having a lot of fun
  • Learn the basics of counting numbers and alphabets along with songs

There is no doubt that the age our babies are going to enter is going to be filled with digital devices. Interacting with apps helps streamline the lives of many parents by assisting them in the right way.