I recently wrote a blog about the Top Android Apps for Moms so naturally I’m going to turn my attention to the iPhone apps for Moms. The Moms of today are unlike the Moms of yesterday in that now we come with more reinforcements or ammunition I should say. Thanks to technology, particularly in the mobile sphere, our new roles as Mothers are becoming increasingly easier. Here are my top seven iPhone apps for Moms.
iPhone Apps for Expectant Moms
Pregnancy Tracker tracks your weekly development progress, estimated due date, and even tells you what size your baby is each week by comparing it to a fruit. For example, if you’re in your 34th week then your baby is the size of a pineapple! Also, it gives you daily tips like the type of exercise you should be doing, tips for dads, facials during pregnancy, etc. You can store photos of yourself to view your progress, and there are forums available for Moms to communicate with one another on various topics.
Nursing Master tracks and logs the nursing session of the left and right breasts, duration per side and combined total time. It also provides details on bottle feedings – start time, duration, and type of liquid. You can set up timers for the next feeding. You can view a chart of your baby’s feeding in days, weeks, and months. You can time two babies at once with the app if you want. The app supports up to 10 babies – wow! You can even email a feeding report.
Contraction Timer tracks the time and duration of each contraction with logs, graphs, and charts. When this day finally arrives, this is just the iPhone app you’ll need to keep the docs, midwives, doulas, and nurses well informed about your progress.
Have2P is what’s known as an everyday lifesaver according to the app maker, AT&T Interactive R&D, and it truly is especially for expectant Moms. It is a simple concept, yet absolutely necessary to have as it locates restrooms near you.
iPhone Apps for Moms
Mom Maps is a great iPhone app for Moms who need suggestions on fun places to take their kids in their area. Categories include parks, playgrounds, restaurants, museums, and indoor play areas. Contributions from Moms and the general public help improve the apps offerings to include more and better locations for kids to play. You can view the locations on Google Maps and obtain and post reviews of these fun kids’ spots.
Health iPhone Apps for Moms and the Family
WebMD is a must-have for all the Moms. It offers a wide range of features such as a symptom checker, conditions, drugs and treatments, first aid information, and even local health location listings.
Safety iPhone App
Pocket First Aid & CPR is a great iPhone app to have for Moms. Below are the numerous features it offers straight from Jive Media, the maker’s site.
- Includes the latest up-to-date emergency information from the American Heart Association.
- Manage your first aid kit checklist, to be sure you have what you need in an emergency.
- Save your medical information for quick retrieval. Look up your doctor or emergency contacts with a single click.
- Store your insurance information for easy access.
- Enter your loved one’s medical information on the My Info tab. For each individual, you can save doctors’ contact information, along with hospitals, emergency contacts, allergies, medications, and more. You can also save insurance information for quick access.
- Hundreds of pages with illustrations, including topics such as CPR, choking, bites, bruises, burns, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and more.
- High-quality and detailed videos, showing how to respond in critical first aid situations. Videos include choking, CPR, seizures, cuts and wounds, and more.
- Child & Infant CPR
- Child & Infant Choking
- 12 Quick Reference Guides for Emergencies
- Email Medical Profile to Friend
- Add Critical Medical Details to iPhone Wallpaper
- As standards of treatment improve, Pocket First Aid & CPR will be updated to track those changes.