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3 Crucial Parenting Tasks and the Apps That Help You Do Them

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It’s been said that motherhood is equivalent to 2.5 full-time jobs. Indeed, it’s no secret that parenting is no picnic, and first-time parents, in particular, may find themselves more than a little discombobulated. Needless to say, new moms and dads can truly benefit from the many resources and tech tools readily available to make their foray into this new adventure an easier one. 

Start with tools at hand

Technology has really stepped up to deliver with a multitude of devices and apps on offer that performs various tasks for the overwhelmed

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parent. Your smartphone, for one, will prove to be a real lifesaver, functioning as a camera, movie and music player, ebook reader, and of course, all-around parenting tool. 

Moreover, a good device goes hand-in-hand with stable prepaid plans that give you all the data you require so you don’t need to be mindful of how much you’re using during lullaby time or late-night breastfeeding sessions. With no worries about overage charges, you can turn to apps to help you with these key parenting tasks:

Track milestones

No doubt, recording your

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baby’s every health and physical development milestone is an indelible part of parenting. However, this is easier said than done with so many parameters to consider on a daily basis. Cool Mom Tech notes Glow Baby is designed to make this task quick and easy. Not only that, it provides guidance on the developmental milestones for your baby’s first year, so you know exactly what to look out for and only take note of the data that truly matters.

Similarly, The Wonder Weeks app is a handy developmental tracker to have. The difference is this app is

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mostly focused on mental development rather than physical. Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the app organizes your baby’s first 20 months in stages known as leaps. Your baby will invariably have a different perception of the world in each leap, which would explain why they seem extra fussy or happy at certain times, for instance.

Help you make crucial parenting decisions

Now, parenting involves making decisions day in and day out—most of them crucial—and AppAdvice says the Ready, Set, Baby! app seeks to ensure that you make the

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right ones. It’s actually a baby book-turned-app, so you not only get comprehensive advice from parenting experts, but you also get to take in this plethora of information in a more interactive and less overwhelming way with embedded videos, easy-to-navigate sections, and more. 

Along with detailed information on various topics, you also get safety tips, how-to guides, and even product recommendations.

Stay on top of routines

Lastly, much of parenting is all about being able to stick to solid routines that ensure nothing is overlooked and

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everything runs smoothly. Cozi Family Organizer empowers you to do just that. More than just an intuitive shared calendar for the family, Cozi also lets you create lists and plan your meals, so you can stay on top of your family members’ schedules and needs, and perhaps even find opportunities to increase quality time in the process.

For nursing mothers, breastfeeding demands quite a bit of organization and foresight. There are so many things to remember, running the gamut from feeding to pumping to milk inventory. For this reason, breastfeeding

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apps are incredibly useful. Milk Maid, for example, is great for moms who need to keep track of their milk stash as it allows you to record multiple locations and organize milk bags and bottles by date, to name just a few features.

Leveraging technology and downloading baby apps that are usually affordable and often free will make you, the new parent, feel less like a fish out of water. Make sure your data plan is ready and able, then load up apps to your heart’s content. Before you know it, you’ll feel like a pro at parenting, and people won’t

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even guess otherwise.

Image Credit: Photo via Unsplash.com

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- 16 Jan 20

It’s been said that motherhood is equivalent to 2.5 full-time jobs. Indeed, it’s no secret that parenting is no picnic, and first-time parents, in particular, may find themselves more than a little discombobulated. Needless to say, new moms and dads can truly benefit from the many resources and tech tools readily available to make their foray into this new adventure an easier one. 

Start with tools at hand

Technology has really stepped up to deliver with a multitude of devices and apps on offer that performs various tasks for the overwhelmed parent. Your smartphone, for one, will prove to be a real lifesaver, functioning as a camera, movie and music player, ebook reader, and of course, all-around parenting tool. 

Moreover, a good device goes hand-in-hand with stable prepaid plans that give you all the data you require so you don’t need to be mindful of how much you’re using during lullaby time or late-night breastfeeding sessions. With no worries about overage charges, you can turn to apps to help you with these key parenting tasks:

Track milestones

No doubt, recording your baby’s every health and physical development milestone is an indelible part of parenting. However, this is easier said than done with so many parameters to consider on a daily basis. Cool Mom Tech notes Glow Baby is designed to make this task quick and easy. Not only that, it provides guidance on the developmental milestones for your baby’s first year, so you know exactly what to look out for and only take note of the data that truly matters.

Similarly, The Wonder Weeks app is a handy developmental tracker to have. The difference is this app is mostly focused on mental development rather than physical. Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the app organizes your baby’s first 20 months in stages known as leaps. Your baby will invariably have a different perception of the world in each leap, which would explain why they seem extra fussy or happy at certain times, for instance.

Help you make crucial parenting decisions

Now, parenting involves making decisions day in and day out—most of them crucial—and AppAdvice says the Ready, Set, Baby! app seeks to ensure that you make the right ones. It’s actually a baby book-turned-app, so you not only get comprehensive advice from parenting experts, but you also get to take in this plethora of information in a more interactive and less overwhelming way with embedded videos, easy-to-navigate sections, and more. 

Along with detailed information on various topics, you also get safety tips, how-to guides, and even product recommendations.

Stay on top of routines

Lastly, much of parenting is all about being able to stick to solid routines that ensure nothing is overlooked and everything runs smoothly. Cozi Family Organizer empowers you to do just that. More than just an intuitive shared calendar for the family, Cozi also lets you create lists and plan your meals, so you can stay on top of your family members’ schedules and needs, and perhaps even find opportunities to increase quality time in the process.

For nursing mothers, breastfeeding demands quite a bit of organization and foresight. There are so many things to remember, running the gamut from feeding to pumping to milk inventory. For this reason, breastfeeding apps are incredibly useful. Milk Maid, for example, is great for moms who need to keep track of their milk stash as it allows you to record multiple locations and organize milk bags and bottles by date, to name just a few features.

Leveraging technology and downloading baby apps that are usually affordable and often free will make you, the new parent, feel less like a fish out of water. Make sure your data plan is ready and able, then load up apps to your heart’s content. Before you know it, you’ll feel like a pro at parenting, and people won’t even guess otherwise.

Image Credit: Photo via Unsplash.com

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