Nowadays there are apps for everything, so of course there are apps that help you in different aspects during pregnancy: stopwatch that countdowns days until the birth, app that makes you hear the baby’s heartbeats and more. Here are the apps you must have when you’re expecting a baby (you won’t find apps that change diapers or breastfeed. those are yet to be invented :)).
’til Baby app allows you to enter your due date and the baby’s name (optional) and then provides you with a live countdown of the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until that anticipated day arrives. Your data is saved, so each time you run the application, ’til Baby remembers your due date and baby’s name, instantly providing you with the remaining time. The problem with this app that it doesn’t have the option to extend the time of the due date, so in case the baby wasn’t born until the 40th week, there’s a chance for a melt down among nervous parents 🙂
Available on the App store for free.
Pilates for Pregnancy
We all know physical activity is very important during pregnancy. This Pilates for pregnancy app demonstrates special Pilates workout by certified Pilates instructor and former professional dancer, Sarah Picot. The best thing in this app is that the different workout are adjusted to the pregnancy trimester and week. You can also choose the workout according to the body part you wish to shape. In addition, the app lets you store pregnancy pictures and prepare a “V” list to each step of the pregnancy (like examinations you need to go threw, equipment you need to buy etc.). The app is available on the app store. $5.99 for the complete app. You can also purchase workout for only the 1st, 2nd or 3rd trimester for $2.99 for trimester.
My Baby’s beat
There’s nothing more embarrassing than arriving to the hospital all excited carrying a huge bag and then to hear that you’re actually not having labors, you’re not dilated and it’s a false alarm. Unfortunately it happens to most of us but if you want to be a pro and arrive to the hospital with timed contractions it’s really recommended you use an app that does that. Contraction Master times the duration of each contraction and the time between contractions so that you get to go to the hospital at the exact right time! Contraction Master is available on the App store and in the Android market for free.
New parents know how valuable is a good night sleep… but what can you do if you have a screaming baby that doesn’t go to sleep and it doesn’t matter how much you cradle him in your arms etc. One possible solution is an app that tries to make your baby fall asleep and stay asleep (at least for a while…), using white noise, sounds of nature or soft lullabies. The app lets you to time the sounds and even to arrange a small sound & light show in the bedroom. Sleepy sounds is available on the App store and on Google play for free.
Baby monitor is a baby alarm and sleep diary app. Unlike a regular baby monitor, which detects also the neighbor’s baby and makes heavy background sounds, this app is much more elegant. Baby monitor app helps you in watching your baby even when you are not around. If your baby is asleep and you are in another room, the baby monitor will detect if your baby is crying and alert you by a call or a text message. Available on the App store for $4.99 and in Google play for free.
The cry translator app is like any other person that just LOVES to tell you why your baby is crying (“It’s obvious your baby is hungry/thirsty/hot/cold”). In other words, it analyzes your baby’s crying reason in 10 seconds (Hunger, tiredness, pain, anxiety or boredom), and then gives you suggestions how to treat this cry. The app is ought to be 96% accurate and was developed by a pediatrician and is backed up by lots of research, yet it’s safe to assume that every mother with a little experience beats this app. Available on the App store for $4.99.