From magical apps that help us do grocery shopping to apps that tell you when your babies next fussy phase is in their development stage, we’ve rounded up the top 5 apps that are serious lifesavers for mummies living in the Jakarta.
Being a mum for the first time can feel extremely daunting especially when there is a tonne of information to absorb. It’s easy to fall under anxiety from the overwhelming tasks while you adjust your lifestyle and try to give your little human the best care possible. Lucky for us, there are countless of apps that can help us streamline everything and make our first year as new mums an easier ride. Here are the top five apps you’ll want to download if you want a small helping hand.
Best for tracking your baby’s progress: The Wonder Weeks
Fussy phases signal great and drastic changes in your baby’s mental development as his brain is giving him new possibilities. So many possibilities, in fact, that every single day, the world around him can seem totally different and new. Luckily, The Wonder Weeks, the world-wide best selling book for baby development now has an app that can roughly estimate these fussy periods based on your child’s date of birth. You’ll get a heads up on these upcoming fussy periods, with information on each milestone, and what you should expect to see in each “mental leap”.
Best for getting through your baby’s first year: The Bump
The Bump is a countdown app that helps expecting mothers track their progress from bump to baby. This app has it all from a planner that prepares mums-to-be for each doctor visit, an interactive 3D visualization of baby’s growth, pregnancy and baby editorial articles, real-time answers to all your questions like: “Is this normal?”, “Is this safe?” plus one of the largest catalog of baby products and reviews.
Best for monitoring your baby’s feeding times: Feed Baby
Feed Baby is nifty app allows you to track your baby’s feeding times, whether you’re breastfeeding or switching to bottle. There’s a timer with left and right buttons so you can remember which breast you used for previous feeds, and a clock that lets you see the time since your last feed. Over time it even works out an estimate of when your next feed is due based on previous patterns. As a bonus, you can also track your baby’s sleep patterns, their growth, and even set a playlist for gentle lullabies.
Best for keeping sentimental artwork: Keepy
Keepy helps you stem the ever-growing tide of child masterpieces by allowing you to take snaps of your kids’ artwork, upload them all to one place and share them with family members who can comment or leave voice notes on them from wherever they are. Multiple timeline streams let you keep everyone’s work separate. In-app purchases and access to the Keepy store allow users to order prints, mugs and canvases of extra-special masterpieces.
Best for staying on top of groceries: Happy Fresh
HappyFresh removes grocery shopping from your plate, which frees up hours every week for things that aren’t about getting in the car for hours just to get in line to pay for your things. You can make a list, schedule a delivery time and even shop different stores to get what you need, plus you can easily access past shopping lists.
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