Being a mom means being busy and the need to simplify as much as possible while still accomplishing key tasks. Below are five apps that we know can do just.
We don't know about you, but we use our phone for taking most of our photos. Chatbooks is an app that takes all of those photos and puts them into printed books for you automatically when you sync it up to your Instagram. Or, you can simply pick and choose the most recent photos in your phone to have printed into a handy custom book. They make for lovely gifts for family and friends and your kids will love flipping through them over and over again.
2. Sleep App
Sleep is the one thing that parents everywhere long for after their little one arrives. So, how do you ensure your baby stays asleep? Consider a sound machine app. Magic Sleep - while a bit steep for an app price offers womb-like sounds for your little one. This could be a game-changer in those first weeks of life with your newborn. If you're looking for an app that isn't nearly as expensive, but will provide you with a bunch of different sound options to try go with White Noise Ambience Lite - it offers rain, waterfall, a fan, and more. It's a great app for drowning out noises and helping your child sleep longer.
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4. Baby Monitor App
There are a variety of baby monitors that are app-enabled, making it possible for you to watch your baby on your phone. Give a monitor like the iBaby Monitor M6S a try by setting up the camera, enabling it through their app and you can watch your baby at anytime. While you're at work and the sitter is on duty or as they sleep at night to ensure they are safe and comfortable. It's a great way to watch baby in real-time, on camera.
5. Furry Friend
Furry Friend is a clever app for kids and works miracles when you have a toddler who is cranky. Leonard is your child's 'furry friend' when you need an activity that will engage and entertain while on-the-go. It's a great app for fine motor skill development and attending skills. Lenord likes to eat his lunch (he's quite messy, which the kids will love), make his pinwheel turn to see him smile, pop bubbles that you create around and more.
The app description says: "Lenord is a friendly, furry monster that responds to your touch or voice like a real pet. He repeats what you say and loves to play games. You can tickle him, poke him, grab his ears or tease him. Record your own video messages of Lenord, save them to your library and send them as MMS, share them on Facebook or send them by email."
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