Motherhood, modernized 🙂
Here are some of the Android apps that I have downloaded and used over the past 5 months. I’m sure most are available for the iPhone as well.
My favorite of the bunch for its content. I love that the home screen tells you how many weeks + days you are along loud and clear, so it’s always fun to click on and see this accomplishment as well as a clear countdown to how many days are left. The information included is lengthy and informative with both daily and weekly updates. I don’t use the journal or photos options, but the birth plan checklist was helpful to read through. I don’t use the kick counter or contraction counter….yet…but I hope to. I browsed the baby names a few times and visited the community a few times, but haven’t spent much time there. I mostly just read the daily updates.
Daily tidbits about pregnancy plus longer weekly updates. The content varies from informational scientific facts to fluffy days like “drink more water today!” Favorite part: the videos are great!! And the weekly updates are lengthy – I look forward to them all week. I also love the interactive photos. I don’t really use the checklist feature. And I’ve read some of the forums via my phone and like that there is one for my due date month, but I haven’t spent much time there do to the nature of pregnancy forums in general.
An app version of the popular book, this is my third favorite daily app. The information presented in both weekly and daily formats is helpful. The tracker is nice to get a glimpse of where you are in your pregnancy. I’ve found the updates are often the same ones in the book, so sometimes I feel like I’m re-reading. One pro and con of this app is that there are days just for Dad. Good for dads reading; a bit unnecessary for the moms (except you might want to know what they are recommending to dads, but I’d rather get a foot massage than read about one 🙂 ) Weekly updates are the best part!
This app is a bit cluttered and not as easy to use. There is a lot of potential in this app, but I don’t use most of it. The dates/timeline is nice, but I get that with my daily apps. The weekly illustrations are kind of cool. The weekly updates are very short. There is a random facts section, but they are so short I rarely bother to open it up each day. The weight graph is nice if you’re closely tracking weight.
The biggest plus of this app are the cool life-like photos each week. The length and weight are also very easy to see. The weekly updates are short, but they are medical, which I like. That’s about all there is!
This app has a nice list of facts on your due date, weeks, baby’s weight and length. The weekly tips are very short.
This app is just a counter and a video each month. The videos are incredibly cheesy, but I still watch them each time and they have mentioned a few useful things (like round ligament pain). Wish it told you if you had already watched it because I have a hard time doing the math to remember which month I’m in and which videos I have already seen!
My friend Alice showed me this app that tracks all-things-baby digitally. From feedings to sleep to activity. It graphs the data as well. I’m such a digital girl and always have my phone on me that I think this will be incredibly helpful during the first few weeks of motherhood.
This app looks a lot like Baby Connect, is also $4.99 and has a lot of the same features!
So are there any apps I should be reading/using that I’m not!!?
OTHER 21 WEEK POSTS