Having your first kid is no mean feat. As you leave the hospital, complete with adorable little bundle in arms, you stop being that super rad, free and easy dude you once knew: welcome to parenthood.
Diapers, milk, vomit, more diapers, burping, colds, colic… you don’t know where to start. All the pre-natal books in the world can’t prepare you for the real thing – you've just got to take the bull by the horns (or your little one by their chubby, little arms) and get sucked in.
But you’re not alone. Yep, there are tons of Android apps out there to help you take the stress and (some of the) sleeplessness out of early parenting. There are tools that teach you what a normal rate of development is for your little mite, apps to settle the cub down for naptime, and all manner of reference guides to help you give them only the best nourishment.
Keep reading – these Android apps are gonna make parenting a total breeze (we promise).
We’re sure that once you've tried this app, you and your sleepless nights will never be able to live without it again. Don’t cry my baby is filled with soothing sounds (white noise, water, storms, wind...), lullabies, and even animal noises.
Easy to use and with high-quality sounds, this is the perfect app for soothing your little one off to sleep at naptime.
You may have used My Pregnancy Today while you or your partner were expecting. Any new parent definitely needs the follow-up My Baby Today, from the same developers.
It's as complete a tool as its older sibling, allowing you to quickly and easy track your baby's progress from day to day. It features comprehensive information on your baby's development, including the various milestones to be achieved during the first few months of life. You'll also find loads of tips, and you can get to know other moms and dads in the BabyCenter Community by sharing your questions and thoughts about parenting.
Some moms and dads want to record every last detail of their baby's growth. How much they weigh, how tall they are, how many bottles of milk they're drinking, how much porridge they've managed, what color their poo is... Baby Care is a customized application, allowing you to introduce all kinds of information related to your baby's growth: food, weight and measurements, milestones, and more.
This is an incredibly easy-to-use and well-rounded app with lots of customization options. As well as recording voice notes for yourself, you can even record your baby's first gurgles - and first proper words!
Baby monitors are a must in any home where there's an infant, but they are sure can be expensive. But if you have more than one phone in your house, you can save yourself big bucks with Baby Monitor. Leave a phone in your baby's room, and this clever app will detect when your baby stirs or starts to cry, immediately pinging off an SMS or a call to you so you can come running.
Best of all, it's totally free and really easy to use.
If you're keen to nurture a child prodigy, then Kinedu has everything you need to help nurture your baby's early cognitive development. This brilliantly designed and well executed app focuses on four major development points: cognitive, linguistic, physical, and social emotional.
Once you input information about the nipper and complete a quiz based on the landmarks your baby has already reached, the app then presents a tailored program of activities and exercises to complete with your little one with detailed instructions on how to do them, plus what materials you'll need. Following their progress is easy, giving you plenty of chances to record their daily activities.