No matter how many books or magazines a person reads about parenting, nothing can really prepare them fully for becoming a parent for the very first time. Although most parts are extremely rewarding and memorable, there are other parts that can definitely be a challenge. However, there are plenty of apps available that may help make things a little easier.
In fact, Kelly Hodgkins from the tuaw.com website has recently published an article listing five popular iOS apps for new parents. One such app is Riada International Pty. Ltd’s Skrappy – Scrapbook & Photo Album for Digital Scrapbooking for the Apple iPad, which enables users to turn all those cute baby photos into a very special keepsake.
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The Skrappy app – which is priced up at $2.99 – not only enables you to create a digital scrapbook using photos, it also allows you to add videos, clip art, music, voice memos, backgrounds and more. Another application that’s definitely worth considering is Baby Monitor & Alarm, which allows you to use two separate iOS devices as a baby monitoring system.
Besides giving parents the ability to hear their baby while he / she is sleeping, the Baby Monitor & Alarm app will also play soothing music from the users’ iTunes library. Parents even have the option of recording their own voice and have it play back while their baby is falling asleep. If the baby stirs, the app’s alert function will call you on any given phone number.
If on the other hand you want an app that can perhaps save you a bit of money on those expensive diapers, then Diapers.com might be the app for you. The iOS app is basically a mobile interface for the diapers.com website, which offers users diapers at a discount. Not only does it allow you to place a new order direct from your iPhone, it also enables you to track existing orders.
The Diapers.com app even comes with a scanning feature, which will enable you to compare prices. Meanwhile, Baby Geek is a logging and analysis application that’s ideal for those that like to make a record of everything. Besides allowing you to track things such as immunizations and weight, the app also comes with a syncing option that enables you to share important information.
It even includes an email option to allow you to send the information to another caregiver or doctor. The final app on the list is Baby Shusher, which is aimed at helping parents calm their fussy babies. The app uses a quiet ‘shushing’ sound that is meant to mimic the sound of the womb. It also features a timer, so you can set it to ‘shush’ for up to 8 hours.
Have you ever used any of the aforementioned apps?