The joy of newborns--cuddling, late night feedings and cute faces. Of course, there is also the part where you get 4 hours of sleep at a time and can’t remember where you put your keys or the last time you brushed your teeth. Fortunately, like most things, there are apps for this stage of life and parenthood.
Whether you are carving out a little quiet time or helping relieve the constant concerns and worries of being a new parent, these are 5 must-have apps for new fathers.
Sleep becomes a precious commodity with newborns in the home. White Noise offers a variety of sound loops and noise patterns to help soothe your new addition and aid in peaceful sleep. With the ability to blend sounds or overlay noise patterns on your favorite music, it is flexible and easy to use. Whether you are looking to improve your power naps or help your little one drift off to lullaby land, this app can help immensely.
Whether you are a first-time father or a seasoned veteran to the ways of parenthood, there are sure to be situations where you’re just not sure how to proceed. From fevers to odd smells or actions, WebMD offers reliable information on nearly any question you might have about your new child. The app offers quick access to video tutorials, a wide selection of articles and even offers a baby book section to capture those precious first moments using your phone.
Keeping up with the various things on your new baby schedule might seem a bit like juggling chainsaws at first. From feedings to diapers to playtime, it seems there is always something threatening to keep you busy. Baby connect tracks all of these items and more. From the contents of diapers to mood changes and the position your baby slept in, this app is ready to catalog everything. Best of all, it has a seemingly endless list of reports, graphs and charts for those who like to really keep track of things or want a quick and easy way to update the doctor at your baby’s next check-up.
Baby Monitor & Alarm
Whether you are enjoying a little quiet time on the patio or cooking dinner, baby monitors offer peace of mind to let you get things done during those moments when your baby is sleeping. Baby Monitor & Alarm turns any mobile device into a full featured baby monitor with the ability to call another phone based on a variety of criteria. It also includes activity logging, the ability to play sound clips (such as your voice or a favorite song) and other handy features.
You might be thinking, “What does YouTube have to do with being a new father?” It’s simple--YouTube is an outstanding source of entertainment and information for both you and your new baby. From hours of lullabies and books to infant- and toddler-friendly shows and animations, there are endless ways to entertain and engage your new child and many of them are just as much fun for you.
Mobile devices offer plenty of ways to make the most of parenthood and find a little help when you need it. From activity logs to entertaining your baby, these five apps are must-haves for any new father.
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