The Best Baby Apps For New Mums And Dads

The Best Baby Apps For New Mums And Dads

We've rounded up a selection of the best baby apps for new mums and dads. From following your baby's development in the womb to tracking feeding and nap times or finding out where your nearest baby changing facilities are, there's an app for almost everything you can think of.

Feed Baby (rated 4.5* on both Google Play and iTunes)
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A brilliant app, particularly for new mums, to help you keep track of your newborn baby's breastfeeding, bottle feeds, pumping and much more. 

Simple, intuitive and easy to use, it also records your baby's nappy, sleep, baths, growth and development, so you'll never have to think about writing anything anything down again.

My Baby Today / Daily Tracker (rated 4.5* on Google Play and 2* on iTunes) 
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My Baby Today is the must-have pregnancy app for parents to be. Track your pregnancy day-by-day and see amazing images of your baby's growth, all at the touch of a button.

Brought to you by BabyCentre, the trusted parenting resource supporting 300 million moms worldwide, the app provides ongoing support and advice throughout your pregnancy and beyond, with personalised daily calendars, helpful checklists and even and built-in photo album. 

Sound Sleeper (rated 4.5* on Google Play and 5* on iTunes)
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If you struggle to get your baby to sleep, this could be the answer to your problems. Sound Sleeper is an app designed to help your baby relax and gentry drift off to sleep, using the soothing sounds of nature and the city, lullabies and white noise.

Tried and tested by thousands of sleep deprived parents and often described as a "life saver", it's one of the easiest and most effective ways to calm an upset baby and help them settle into a peaceful night's sleep.

Baby and Child First Aid by The British Red Cross (rated 4.5* on Google Play) 
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The Baby and Child First Aid app by the British Red Cross is something every parent should have on their phone or tablet. Packed full of useful videos, easy to follow advice and a test section – it’s absolutely free and will help to keep your little ones safe.

Get expert tips on how to prepare for some of the most common emergency situations, from accidents in the garden to a fire at home. Act fast when things so wrong with the instantly accessible, step-by-step guide on what to do in an emergency. It also features a handy device enabling parents to record their child’s medication needs. 

So if you only download one app today, make it this one. 

NCT Babychange (rated 3* on Google Play)

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NCT Babychange is a really useful app which helps you find your nearest baby-change facility when you're out and about with baby. 

It also allows you to rate the facilities and add new facilities for other parents, creating a map of the best places for feeding and changing. From the reviews we have read, it lacks a little detail in terms of describing the facilities available but overall it's still a very useful app.

Bay Monitor & Alarm (rated 4.7* on Google Play)
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This is a really handy app which turns your phone into a baby monitor and alarm. Perfect for use at home or when travelling.

When your baby wakes up and starts crying, the baby monitor and alarm will alert you by calling your second phone. You can select your child's favourite song from a music library or record your own voice, and set this to play when your your child wakes, helping settle them back to sleep. A great app which saves you hauling a baby monitor around when travelling.

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