Last year we did a post on our favourite time-saving apps for parents, but with a few new and exciting apps on the market, we thought we’d revisit the list for 2018. So after a weekend of playing around with our phones, we have selected these five as our favourite parent apps for 2018.
- Elvie: Elvie is a genius bit of health tech that helps retrain that loose floppy pelvic floor after having a baby. Synced with a little probe that sits on your pelvic floor, the app measures your muscle tone as you squeeze and charts your progress with beautiful motivating visuals. It also reminds you to do your kegels and helps you set and achieve your goals.
- Medela App: Medela has been a game changer in the breast pump world for a while. Their breastfeeding app allows parents to record and track feeds, their baby’s growth, sleep and nappy changes. The app also offers tips on breastfeeding and newborn care.
- Sitster App: Instead of scratching your head about who to call for some last minute babysitting, Sitster allows you to create a babysitting circle with your network of friends and family members. The app is a perfect way to call in those never used favours and treat your self to a night off.
- Mush: Taking care of a newborn can make it difficult to stay in touch with your network of friends attend your usual social activities. Meeting new mum friends with children of a similar age to yours is a great way to combat the loneliness of parenthood. Mush helps connects mums according to geographical area and helps build friendships, meet-ups and other activities.
- Headspace: Headspace is an easy but effective way for parents to tend to their mental health while being at home with a newborn. Taking care of your own emotional well-being is vital to being emotionally available to your child. Headspace allows you to do that in between feeds, nappy changes and as you are burping baby … all in the comfort of your own home.