Top 3 Tracking & Baby Apps

Last week was the entertainment apps, this week we are doing a review on recording and tracking apps for babies/toddlers.

The iphone/ipad has changed all of our lives and why not use it as a tool to help you get through those first couple of years, with wonderful tips and advice they could save you when you’re at the end of your tether.

Total Baby
Price: £2.99
http://www.andesigned.net
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/total-baby/id312198543?mt=8

Picked by Apple as a Staff Favourite and featured in Parenting, babytalk and the Wall Street Journal. Total Baby is the #1 Baby logging and tracking application on the App Store. It will help you log and time all aspects of your child’s care through a smart and sleek interface that makes tracking easy and fun.

This is a great app if you are going to have your 2nd/3rd child as trying to keep track of everything when you have a toddler on the scene and baby brain kicks in, this will tell you when baby needs his/her next feed, sleep, doctors visit etc.

Wonder Weeks
Price: £1.49
http://www.thewonderweeks.com
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/baby-wonder-weeks-development/id529815782?mt=8

A few of our mums already use this app and I know Ellen has used this for her baby Sofia.

In a nut shell this app is a calendar explaining the development of your baby: why your baby is fussy, sleeps poorly and eats less during set times of development and how you can help your baby. It’s not gospel but they have done a lot of research into thousands of babies and it’s created by a mum!

Baby Sleep
Price: £0.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baby-sleep-lullabies-teddies/id348793475?mt=8

If you need to brush up on your lullabies, then this is a great app for parents and babies. You can create playlists and then set the play time from 3 minutes to infinite.

Great for travelling, trying to get them to sleep on their own or just to stop them crying!The graphics and interface are wonderful and it even plays tunes when the phone is locked.

 

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Great Learning Apps

Here are five apps that we really like for our babies/toddlers and that will keep them entertained through learning when you need that second pair of hands. We will be reviewing baby help apps next week that can help you get through those first couple of months with great feed and sleep plans etc. If you have any apps you want to put forward email us info@thebabydrop.co.uk

Enjoy!

Little Reader
Price: Free – £1.99
www.brillkids.com
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-reader-touch/id467596498?mt=8

This app and website with teaching material is one of the best for teaching babies & toddlers. The lesson library has lots of free games, as well as ones you can download for £0.99 for phonics and numbers when your children get to pre-school age.

The games have the words, pictures and videos for fun learning and to install the way our brain works by remembering after seeing/hearing things 3 times.

Baby Touch
Price: £1.99
www.ladybird.com
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ladybird-baby-touch-peekaboo/id406668278?mt=8

Ladybird is best know for it’s books and learning material for children aged 0-11 years but they have developed 3 award winning apps for children under the aged of 2 years.

This is the first app in the series for 0-6 months, it’s a bright an interactive peekaboo game to teach babies how to use the ipad/iphone and introduce sounds and words to them. This entertained my baby on many long car/plane journeys and as there are 4 different games in the app they will never get bored.

My Very First App
Price: £1.49
www.nightanddaystudios.com
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eric-carles-my-very-first-app/id392077095?mt=8

This fun educational app has three matching games based on Eric Carle’s classic best-selling My Very First Books including the Very Hungry Catapillar. It has 3 levels of games depending on the age of your child, which means the app grows with them. The pictures are true to Eric Carles illistrations, it teaches first words through voice and pictures as well as matching games for the older pre-schooler. A great app for when you have a toddler and a baby!

Monkey Lunch Box
Price: £0.69
http://www.thup.com
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/monkey-preschool-lunchbox/id328205875?mt=8

This app has a selection of six exciting pre-school games to teach them about colours, shapes, matching, counting and differences.

The monkey takes your toddler through each of the games and becomes the fun teacher without them even knowing.  The colours and graphics are wonderful and this is part of a much large collection of apps that will take your children through their primary years.