Before your new bundle arrives, or in the early days, update your phone with a host of new baby apps that will help you survive the newborn stage. From sound machines that’ll help you get a few more moments of sleep to an app that’ll be your social network, your photo library, and even your calendar—all rolled into one. We tapped and tested an army of apps to find the best tools that will help make life a bit easier for those that just welcomed a wee one.

Help Your Babysitter Track Everything

If you are headed back to work full time and leaving your newborn with a nanny, this app can give you peace of mind. The sitter can log in everything from dirty diapers to story times attended as well as hours worked. You can check the info at the end of the day or get notification throughout.

Available on, $1.99; and, $0.99

How do you keep track of your tots? Have a favorite app? Tell us below!

–Julie Seguss & Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of iTunes; featured photo courtesy of iphonedigital via flickr


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