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Baby Apps for New Parents

Parents of newborns can always use a little help, so take a look at this bundle of the best baby apps that can lend a helping hand.

Tracking Activities

Keep track of feedings, naps, diaper changes, and all things baby with these handy activity trackers.

Glow baby - Baby Tracker of Breastfeeding, Diapers

Track every aspect of your child’s first year with the Glow Baby app.

Glow baby - Baby Tracker of Breastfeeding, Diapers

Embrace Parenthood

For those who like baby activity trackers that include helpful articles and a supportive community.

With Glow Baby, all of the data is presented in beautiful and nicely designed charts that help give parents a great overall look at their baby’s general health. You can also keep track of multiple children simultaneously, and more than one caregiver can log information. As a nice touch, Glow has partnered with Baby411 so you can read daily articles about milestones, feeding, and more. You can also talk with other parents about baby development in the app’s community section.

Why we love it

As any parent knows, your baby’s first year is a busy and important time filled with sleepless nights, diaper duty, and a whole lot more. Glow Baby is a great way to help track your baby’s important growth and milestones as they continue to grow healthy and happy every day.

Baby Tracker (Feed timer, sleep, diaper log)

Keep track of your baby’s activities with an intuitive tool.

Baby Tracker (Feed timer, sleep, diaper log)

Baby Tracker (Feed timer, sleep, diaper log)

For those who like baby activity trackers that include data syncing and photo upload options.

Baby Tracker is a terrific, full-featured tool for keeping track of all of your baby’s activities. From feedings and a sleep schedule to health records and milestones, the app has everything you need. With simple methods for sharing data with doctors and caregivers, quick and easy entry of details, and a notes section for things you need to remember, Baby Tracker offers it all with a clean and intuitive interface.

Why we love it

For all your baby activity tracking needs, Baby Tracker has you covered. The app works with both iPhone and iPad for flexibility, offers easy entry of information, and lets you use photos for your baby’s achievements and milestones.

Baby Feed Timer - Breastfeeding, Nursing, Bottle Feeding & Baby Development Log

Keep track of nursing and feeding with a simple tool.

Baby Feed Timer - Breastfeeding, Nursing, Bottle Feeding & Baby Development Log

Baby Feed Timer - Breastfeeding, Nursing, Bottle Feeding & Baby Development Log

For those who like baby activity trackers with Apple Watch support.

With Baby Feed Timer, you can track both breast and bottle feedings, diaper changes, sleep, and growth. Available on iPhone and iPad with Apple Watch support, tracking activity from any device is easy. You can add a photo for personalization, use the timer for late night feedings, compare your baby’s growth with data from the World Health Organization, and receive feeding reminders.

Why we love it

Baby Feed Timer is a great tool for tracking nursing and feeding, but also sleep, growth, and diaper changes. It is super easy to use and available on multiple devices making it both flexible and convenient.

Shopping for Necessities

From clothing to diapers to furniture, shop from the convenience of your device for all your baby needs.

Getting Help with Child Care

If you are looking for a local babysitter or daycare option, these apps can point you in the right direction.

SitterFriends - Book babysitters and nannies
SitterFriends - Book babysitters and nannies

SitterFriends - Book babysitters and nannies

Farintuit LLC

Need a babysitter for a date night or errand run? SitterFriends gets you one quickly and easily!

Every SitterFriend is a trusted and safe option vetted by our experts. Many SitterFriends are even teachers or top students from your local colleges. Booking a SitterFriend is three simple steps, and we guarantee that your job will always be filled.

Best of all, SitterFriends don't just watch your children, they can teach them a new skill while caring for them. Music, Sports, Science, Debate, Cooking, Martial Arts - here is your chance to introduce your children to something new while getting the time you need away from them!

We don't charge a subscription fees. All costs are built into the price of the sit, you pay when the sit is completed, and we have the best rates.

Download the app today to find that trusted SitterFriend for your kids!

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Hello Sitter: Background Checked Babysitters (NYC)
Hello Sitter: Background Checked Babysitters (NYC)

Hello Sitter: Background Checked Babysitters (NYC)

Hello Sitter LLC

Hello Sitter provides on-demand sitters to meet the needs of your family, bookings can be made from 1 hour to 7 days away and every sitter is fully vetted and highly experienced. We curate your matches based on the information you provide us about your family.

Designed for the busy parents of New York we are changing what it means to find the right babysitter, taking the stress out of contacting, securing and paying for your childcare.

How does it work?
After signing up and telling us a little bit about your children and what you want in a sitter you can select the date and time you need and our very clever technology matches you with the perfect fit. You can view each sitters profile, read reviews from fellow parents and even watch a short video. Anyone matched to you is available, so go ahead and hit book and it’s as easy as 1-2-3.

Why use our sitters?
- All of our sitters go through a thorough background checked
- Have to fill out an extensive application form
- Have an in-person interview
- Provide 3 x references that are personally checked
- Social media checked
- And finally are all used by our founder and mom Lauren

Feel free to email us with any questions at [email protected]

Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Chime by Sittercity – Find Prescreened Babysitters
Chime by Sittercity – Find Prescreened Babysitters

Chime by Sittercity – Find Prescreened Babysitters


Chime makes it easy to find, book and pay prescreened sitters near you.

Our team does the legwork, including reference checks with local parents and thorough background screens — and we meet every single sitter in person. So all you have to do is review video profiles, choose your favorite and book!

Chime is free to join, and you pay your sitters a flat, hourly rate by credit card. No subscription and no cash required!

Thousands of happy parents are using Chime, and the app has been featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, NBC and Cool Mom Picks.

Why Chime?
• We meet every sitter in person, check references and conduct detailed background and social media screening. No other major service does as much of the vetting for you.
• We make it easy to connect with the sitters you like — you can watch video introductions, read parent testimonials and book your favorites instantly.
• There is no subscription required — its always free to see local sitters near you.
• Chime is cash-free — you pay a flat hourly fee by credit card at the end of each sitting.
• Chime is from Sittercity — the company that pioneered online childcare and has connected millions of parents and sitters since 2001.

How does Chime Work?
1. Tell us a little about your family
2. We’ll show you prescreened sitters in your neighborhood
3. Review video profiles and choose your best match
4. Book a sitting, or an interview — confirmation is instant!
5. Pay a flat, hourly charge by credit card at the end of the sitting
6. Save your favorites and rebook anytime!

Chime is available now in:
• Boston: $16/hr
• Chicago: $14/hr
• New Jersey: $15/hr
• New York City: $17/hr
• Washington, DC: $15/hr
• And more to come!

“Reliable alternative to the old-fashioned sitter next door” – New York Times

“It's as easy to find a sitter as your new Netflix show” – Chicago Tribune

“Busy parents are raving about the convenience” – ABC 7 Chicago

“With busy schedules, being able to find a sitter the day before or day of is huge” - Boston Globe

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Lulling Your Little One

With soothing, ambient sounds and sweet, calming lullabies, these apps are perfect for baby’s bedtime.

White Noise Baby

Pick a comforting sound or calming song to help your baby relax at bedtime.

White Noise Baby

White Noise Baby

For those who like apps with both sounds and songs to relax their baby.

For a that provides both soothing sounds and ambient music, White Noise Baby is a great choice. Choose from sounds like a fan, conch shell, or wind chimes or pick a classical music track from Beethoven, Chopin, or Mozart. The shutoff timer fades into silence and will reactivate if your baby begins to fuss. If calming and relaxing your little one at bedtime is difficult, try an app with sounds that soothe.

Why we love it

White Noise Baby provides a nice variety of sounds and music tracks. With a shutoff timer that fades softly and reactivates if your baby starts to cry, this is a helpful app for calming your infant.

Sound Sleeper: white noise for baby sleep

Choose a sound, record your own, and get ready for a good night’s sleep.

Sound Sleeper: white noise for baby sleep

Help your baby relax and drift gently off to sleep

For those who like white noise to soothe their baby to sleep.

If sounds such as rain or even a vacuum cleaner soothe your newborn, then Sound Sleeper is the app for you. Play mode lets you choose the sound to lull your little one into dreamland and you can also record your own sounds. Listen mode turns the app on automatically if your baby cries during the night. And, Sleep Tracking mode allows you to analyze your baby’s sleep patterns with colorful, easy-to-read graphs. If you are ready for a good night’s sleep, check out Sound Sleeper for your infant.

Why we love it

Sound Sleeper provides white noise options to help relax and calm your baby to sleep. Choose a sound or record your own and get ready to sleep through the night.

Monitoring Your Newborn

Instead of sneaking into the nursery, baby monitoring apps let you check on your newborn without the risk of waking them.

Cloud Baby Monitor ~ Video, Audio, Unlimited Range

Cloud Baby Monitor ~ Video, Audio, Unlimited Range

Martin Man

Cloud Baby Monitor is an amazing app that is everything a baby monitor should be. This monitor broadcasts both video and audio, allows you to speak to your baby, play a lullaby from afar, and has an unlimited broadcasting range. You can watch baby when at home or when you are away, granted that you've already accepted your parent unit's request on the baby unit device. The interface is nice, not cheesy looking like some of the other apps in this category. Best of all, the developer is constantly improving this app, making it the best baby monitor app out there hands down.

Sharing the Cuteness

Share the excitement of being a new parent with cute baby-related stickers for iMessage.