50,000 Baby Names
Congratulations! You’re having a baby. One of your first tasks as a mother is to pick the right name for your future offspring. If you don’t have any ideas yet, this app offers thousands of names and descriptions of their origins. When you find a name you like, add it to your favorites for easy access. Free for Android and iPhone.
What To Expect Pregnancy
It’s never too early to start being a Super Mom. The What To Expect app helps you track your little ones as they grow in the womb. You can learn about the baby’s development on a daily and weekly basis. The app also offers tips about exercise and diet to ensure your baby becomes a healthy newborn. Free for Android and iPhone.
Once your baby arrives, download Baby Connect, which helps you keep track of feedings, diaper changes, sleep patterns and the general progress of your new addition. You can track when you feed the baby by bottle or breast, and when you pump. There are also charts to track the baby’s weight and length. $4.99 for Android and iPhone.
Baby Sign ASL
Just because your baby can’t talk doesn’t mean you can’t communicate. Baby sign language is a fairly new concept in the evolution of parenting, but with Baby Sign ASL, you can learn basic signs, such as “hungry” and “tired.” This app helps bridge the communication gap until your little one becomes a chatterbox. $4.99 for iPhone.
Dr. Mom: Treatment Guide
Whether you’re a new mom or a veteran, when your children hurt, you want to do everything in your power to help them heal. The Dr. Mom app helps you analyze symptoms to see if something is a growing pain or a red flag. The app suggests treatments and lets you know when you should consult a doctor. Free for Android.
Make your next trip to the grocery store a breeze with this handy app. Grocery Gadget keeps your shopping list on your phone and allows you to sync it with your significant other’s phone as well. You can also include a photo for each item to ensure your shopper brings home the right kind of crackers. $2.99 for Android; $3.99 for iPhone.
All Recipes Dinner Spinner
Can’t decide on what to make for dinner? All Recipes offers a plethora of healthy meal suggestions. The app allows you to browse for new recipes or pick a favorite ingredient and find a recipe simply by shaking your smart phone for a random suggestion. Or get an idea for how to incorporate items on sale at the grocery store by scanning the marked-down item, and All Recipes will give you ideas. Free for Android and iPhone.
Sit or Squat
Taking kids on the road means you’ll need to make a pit stop or two along the way. Sponsored by Charmin, this app uses a GPS function to help you locate the nearest – and cleanest – public restroom. Sit or Squat is driven by fellow moms who rate locations on accessibility and neatness. It’s especially helpful in large cities, but is gaining popularity in the suburbs. You might even make a contribution of your own by filling in the blanks of your hometown. Free for Android and iPhone.
Cozi Family Organizer
Keep track of everyone’s schedule in this easy-to-use, color-coded app. Never miss another play date, dance recital or soccer game. Cozi Family Organizer stores to-do lists, grocery lists and other notes you’ll need at the touch of a button. Best of all, you can keep better track of each other by synching the calendar to everyone’s phones. Free for Android and iPhone.