It’s 2019 and we’re living in a world of technology and apps. There is an app for everything, at least, for me there is.
You can find apps for working out, meal planning, decorating, photo editing, and much more! Nothing is holding you back from looking up an app about a certain thing and there is it.
I say all of this because I have apps for everything especially Cannon. I’m that mom that has different apps for different reasons but they all correlate in some way to make me great.
Yes, I depend on technology to keep me in check and make me a fantastic mom. Some moms read books which I had no interest in when I was pregnant. Now, I don’t have the time (but I wish I did).
The Wonder Weeks
Favorite — this app gives me all the answers. It’s crazy to think about how an app can let you know what your baby is going through at certain points in their life. They have it mapped out for when your little one is extremely fussy versus calm and their baby self. Whenever Cannon has a fussy period, I usually check in on my app and it aligns with all the things that I’m seeing. It’s amazing.
The app goes into different leaps or moments that your child is tackling. It’s been so helpful with Cannon especially when he was a few months old. I’ve been able to know when we are going to have a good period or when it’s going to be rough. It’s $2.99 and I don’t usually buy apps but this is one that I couldn’t pass on. Also, it’s a book for all of you readers!
If you have Hatch products then you’ll understand the need for the Hatch Baby app. We invested in the scale and sound machine that Hatch Baby created. With those products, include apps which I use a lot. Hatch Baby helps keep track of your baby’s weight (digital scale), sleep schedule, feeds, and diaper changes. It’s similar to many other apps out there that allow you to do that. I love the fact that it presents me with a graph and shares a daily summary for me to look back on.
This app came in handy when Cannon was just born. As a new mom, you want to keep track of everything. I would utilize this during every feed (I breastfeed) and whenever he went down for a nap. I was obsessed with keeping track of his diapers because of how many they said he should have a day. The Hatch Baby kept me put together in those first four months of Cannon’s life.
What I love about Ovia Parenting is that they have apps for different stages so I was already familiar with this app. I utilized Ovia Pregnancy when I was expecting Cannon and loved the facts the app would share with me that were for me and baby. Ovia Parenting is similar in the way that it tells me certain milestones that Cannon should be hitting and it tracks diapers, feedings, and sleep like my other apps. For me, I like to use it for the facts. I love learning about what my son is going through or about to go through.
Similar to the other apps that I have used above, The Bump provides me with stats and things that Cannon should be doing. I’m such a learner that I like to get it all when it comes to Cannon. Give me the details, tell me what he should be doing and things that he might like. I feel as different generations are having babies that things are changing to this is where an app like The Bump comes into play. Yes, it helps me determine many things for Cannon and they send detailed emails each week for milestones and things that Cannon can be doing. Honestly, I love it. I love to be informed and to learn which is why I subscribe to The Bump.
Now, this isn’t necessarily for baby but I love DisneyNow as does Cannon. It’s the one app that I can use that will stop the fits and crying that my almost one-year-old has. Disney is coming out with their streaming which we’ll probably sign-up for but for now, I enjoy utilizing this app and linking it with the cable provider to watch shows that my son loves. He is obsessed with Puppy Dog Pals. It’s at the point where if you play the theme song that he looks for the TV or phone to see if it’s on. DisneyNow allows me to play the show for Cannon wherever we are at and I love that. I need that especially for those unexpected fits or moments when I need him to chill for a bit.
To app or not,
Hopefully, there’s an app on here that you utilize or have been looking into. I’m always open to learning about more apps so please share! If you don’t use apps, I think you’re amazing and wish I had your knowledge or whatever you might be using for your information.
At the end of the day, we all want what is best for kids and to make sure that we are doing right by them. I feel these apps help me in some way. Whether it’s telling me when he’ll be going through a fussy period or introducing him to certain foods. I love having that at my fingertips.
To end on an informative note, Cannon is going through a fussy period and I would have had no idea if I hadn’t looked at The Wonder Weeks app. As I said, I learn a lot and I can piece things together with these apps.
All of these apps are free except The Wonder Weeks ($2.99). I think the $2.99 splurge is worth it. DisneyNow is worth it if you have a cable provider login information. If you don’t have that, you can only watch a few shows for free. The other three apps (Ovia Parenting, The Bump, and Hatch Baby) are all apps you can find in the Apple Store. Currently, my Ovia Parenting and The Bump are in offload as the space in my phone is near full.
What apps do you use for your baby/kids? Are there any apps that you have heard of but haven’t used yet?
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