5 apps that can make the early days of parenting easier
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Published Monday, June 19, 2017 10:27AM EDT
Newborns might not come with instruction manuals, but these days, there are plenty of apps that work almost as well.
Toronto-based tech expert Avery Swartz has compiled a list of her favourite five smartphone apps that she thinks can help make the early days of parenthood a little smoother.
Baby Connect – An app that acts like a logbook for your baby’s daily routines. Parents and caregivers can use separate devices to track their little one’s sleep, diaper changes, feeding schedules and more
WebMD Baby app – Great for checking whether your child’s symptoms or behaviours are worrisome or perfectly normal using information from reputable medical sources
Cloud Baby Monitor – A simple app for turning an old iPad or other Apple device into a safe video baby monitor
Qeepsake – Qeepsake helps parents create baby journals by texting questions, once a day, about how their little one is developing. It then collects the info to be assembled into a baby book of memories and milestones.
Chatbooks – Syncs to your Instagram feed and then automatically creates photobooks every time you’ve uploaded 60 photos. It then mails the books right to your door.