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.

Get Quick Sleep Tips Fast

In the thick of new parenthood, we could all use more Z's. And we are always searching for advice to get our baby to sleep longer, right? This app is a great quick reference with tips sorted by both age and type of sleep (naps, night, etc.), plus you can create a customized sleep schedule to help you organize your day.

Available on, free; and, free.

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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