It seems that every other week there is a new app for parents or parents to be. Truth be told, it can be a little hard to keep up with it all, which is why I’ve put together my pick of four new apps to have recently come on to the market whether you are an expectant mum, first time parent, or an established stressed out parent, there’s something for everyone!
Glow: A tracking app for first time parents
As a first time parent, there is no doubt that watching and noting all your baby’s day in and day out activities is an incredible thing to do – but it’s hard to remember to keep notes on all those tiny details that will be the building blocks of your memories forever. Cue Glow Baby which will help you log and time all aspects of your baby’s care: From bottle feeds, to breastfeeding, to diaper changes, sleep schedules, developmental milestones, medication and growth charts. Glow Baby has it all and is the single best resource for new parents!
As a new parent I remember how manically and sporadically I wanted to note down EVERYTHING. Check out some of the key features of this app which I could have done with back then:
- Track baby’s feeding, pumping, bottles, milestones, poops, pees, sleep and more
- Take notes on moments that matter, upload photos about baby
- Check off baby developmental milestones
- Customized insights delivered on your baby’s milestones and development
- Timers! Time your baby’s feeding schedule, your pumping schedule, your baby’s sleep schedule
and much, much more!
If you are an anxious first time parent who wants to keep tabs on everything and sundry, this is the only app you’ll need!
Find out more about Glow Baby here.
Bonzun: An app for expectant mums
This app has been designed to reduce the number of preventable pregnancy complications and to place leading medical and midwife expertise in to your pocket by giving early warning signs of health complications by using your own medical test results (blood pressure, bloods, urine etc) and checking symptoms to flag any potential issues. The information it gives pregnant mums relates to what their body is actually doing and allows them to monitor their own health, day to day, throughout their term.
Bonzun offers the following functions:
- Test tracker function that takes your test results and gives you feed back on the state of your health
- Baby movement monitor – Helping to track movements and flag when the baby is unusually quiet
- Push notifications to help fathers/grandparents feel involved
- Symptom checker – Mothers can work out if their symptoms are normal, or not
- Latest pregnancy health information – using the smartphone to deliver leading medical research and advice from doctors and midwives.
Find out more about Bonzun here.
Recolor: An app for stressed out parents
For parents, those precious moments of ‘you time’ are key for unwinding and preparing yourself for the chaos of looking after the little ones. With the latest craze for colouring as therapy (and Lord knows we need it!), Recolor is the new colouring book for your mobile that helps you unwind when you can’t reach for that glass of wine.
Colouring has been proven to help relieve stress at those times when we need it most – parenting certainly provides us with challenging times! So if you’re a fan of this latest global phenomenon then don’t worry about setting aside time to get the paper and pencils out – simply open the app and get to work on over 500 beautiful illustrations.
Find out more about Recolor here.
GPDQ: An app for when you need a doctor on demand
There is nothing like that feeling of having an ill child and wanting to see a doctor within the hour but not being able to get access to one. Cue GPDQ – a doctor-on-demand app, that allows its users (patients) to book a GP visit at their home, work or a hotel if they are travelling from abroad. Once booked, they can track their GP in the app and receive live updates on their ETA. GPDQ allows patients to see a doctor quickly and at a location that suits them. Launching in Central London with plans to expand across the UK next year, appointments can be booked 7 days a week, from 8am to 11pm.
A selection of the features are listed below:
- Patients can request a GP and track their progress from their smartphone
- Patients have a full 25 minute consultation with a GMC registered doctor that has undergone GPDQ’s intensive patient care training programme
- GPs can issue private prescriptions which can be delivered within 2 hours in Central London
- Payments are made simply and safely via the app
- Users can book and pay for an appointment on behalf of someone else (e.g. child)
Find out more about GDPQ here.
What do you think of these apps? Which one could you see yourself using? Do share in a comment below.