Parents can always use some extra help and sometimes that help is an app. With the growth of new technology, finding information on how to enhance and track your baby’s development is literally at your fingertips. Here’s a roundup of 5 baby development apps to try.
This interactive mobile app will help you track your baby’s development using 240 development activities. Categories include motor skills and emotional, sensory and cognitive development, all focused on helping your baby reach her first-year milestones. All activities are accompanied by beautiful songs and rhymes. Added features include post-natal mother and baby yoga-based activities, baby massage and acupressure as well as hints and tips for daily challenges. Available on iPhone and Android app stores. Click here for more info.
This app gives you health information, tips and advice approved by medical experts. It also allows you to access videos and articles to help manage your baby’s sleeping schedules and milestones. With this app, you’re able to take pictures, record videos and create a baby book to capture all those precious moments. Available on Android app stores. Click here for more info.
Nuryl – baby brain training
This app, developed by father and co-founder, Rick Beato, utilises high performance music to gently stimulate your baby’s brain and boost cognitive development in the most critical learning time – from the 5th month of pregnancy until your child’s second birthday.
This high-tech music training curriculum includes highly complex melodic and harmonic structures that involve elements of surprise to engage multiple areas of the brain in a calm, soothing way. Some great features of the app include;
- A variety of musical pieces integrated into daily lessons
- Each playlist is age-appropriate and specific to your baby’s birth date
- Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly listening stats.
Available on both Apple and Android stores. Click here for more info.
What to Expect Pregnancy & Baby Tracker
This app guides you through your pregnancy day-by-day and week-by-week. Based on your due date you’ll receive personalised updates on your baby’s development, expert tips, helpful articles and the latest parenting news. The features on the app also include pregnancy videos showing just what to expect this week. Once baby arrives, you can still use the app to get expert advice and support for baby’s first year and beyond. Available on iPhone and Android app stores. Click here for more info.
My Baby Today
This app aims to help you simplify daily life and be the best parent through each stage of your little one’s development. It features a personalised daily calendar of your baby’s development, information on your baby’s health and safety, weekly activities for your baby, advice on care and feeding, plus ideas for taking care of yourself, too. Available on the Android app store. Click here for more info.
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