When you’re a sleep-deprived new parent, how are you supposed to remember when you last fed your baby, how long they slept or even when they were immunized and for what? The good news: You don’t have to! There are organizational apps to keep track of every milestone, feeding, diaper change, nap and much, much more. Read on for the best baby-tracking apps for new moms.
Track your child's height, weight and head circumference through interactive graphs, and log information on feedings, diaper changes, sleep and new teeth to get a better understanding of baby's routine. You can also keep track of baby's milestones and upload photos, as well as reading parenting guides and blog posts on age-appropriate activities, baby's development, breastfeeding, postpartum recovery and more. Available for iOS devices and on Google Play.
You can use the Sprout Baby app to record your child's health history (illnesses, symptoms, temperature, medications), as well as to keep track of feedings, bottles, pumping sessions and diapers. The app features a handy printable report with your child's health data that you can bring to doctor's visits. There's also a memories section for recording milestones and other special moments, which you can then export to an eBook. Available for iOS devices.
Child Medical History
A central spot to store your child's medical history is an incredibly valuable tool for parents. With the Child Medical History app, you can keep track of blood type, vaccination schedule and allergies, as well as diagnostic test results, medications and growth data. It also stores phone numbers to your child's doctors and other health-related numbers, like poison control. Available for iOS devices.
This development tracker informs you when children typically learn specific skills, compiled from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BabySparks also provides activities you can do with your child to support this development. The activities are organized by the area of development: gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, speech, sensory, self-care and social-emotional, so you can focus on a specific area if you prefer. Available for iOS devices and on Google Play.
All caregivers can track and record baby's activities in the BabyTime app. And since it's designed for one-handed operation, you can save all that valuable information while holding baby, a big plus! Track breastfeeding, bottles, sleep and diapers, and use the slick charts to oversee baby's day or identify trends. There's also a night mode with a low-contrast background that's easier on your eyes. Available for iOS devices.
Baby Connect records diaper changes, naps, moods, feedings, medicines, photos, activities and displays it in graphs and charts to help you identify trends. Multiple users can access your kid's info so your babysitter, Grandma and other caregivers can see what baby has been up to and keep you updated, too. Available for iOS devices, Android and Kindle Fire.
Love knowing when every little thing happened and when it might happen again? Baby Log makes charts of your baby's day, including sleep, feedings and diaper changes. You may even discover your newborn's natural daily routines and nap schedule by comparing a week's worth of days side by side. You can also track and record memories, growth, milestones and more. Available for iOS devices.
Baby Feed Timer
Nursing moms love the Baby Feed Timer app because you can record which side you fed your infant with last. Bottle-feeding moms love that you can keep track of just how much formula baby took each time. The app will also tell you when it's time for the next feeding. Plus, it tracks diapers, pumping, medication administration, sleep and solid feedings, making it useful past the first year. Available for iOS devices.
This app for baby's first year tracks developmental milestones, feedings, diapers, sleep, baby's ailments, medications and more. Use Glow Baby's timers to manage feeding and sleep schedules, and then head to the in-app community to chat with other parents and share strategies and successes. Available for iOS devices and on Google Play.
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— Julie Seguss & Eva Ingvarson Cerise