I was recently asked by a fellow mom on Twitter to recommend iPhone apps. Happy to help!
Topping my list? Baby Connect. To say that I’m a bit obsessed with this baby tracking application would be an understatement. A simple way to figure out how long it’s been since Levi’s last feeding, I use it multiple times a day to keep track of his nursing schedule — and have been since we left the maternity ward in July. The app tells me the length of each feeding session and on which side he last nursed, which is helpful even today. Mommy brain is legit, people.
In the beginning, my husband and I also used Baby Connect to track Levi’s wet and dirty diapers because we knew his pediatrician would ask for those numbers. While we no longer enter that data, we do log his naps. I love how the charts and graphs help me determine patterns and changes in behavior. (Or in our case, Levi’s lack of patterns.)
JB and I have the app on both of our iPhones as well as our iPad. We also purchased it for our nanny’s phone so that she can keep track of Levi’s activity during the work day. When will we stop using Baby Connect? Probably when Levi stops nursing and when he is on a predictable napping schedule. Who knows when that will be…
Baby Connect is so much more convenient that tracking all this information in a notebook or on random pieces of paper. It’s definitely worth the $4.99 for the iPhone version. (Oh! And there’s even a free web version!)
More of my favorite iPhone apps for new moms coming later this week!