Even the most organised mums need a little help from time to time, and with so many apps available out there, it can be tricky trying to differentiate between the helpful and the useless. Luckily, we have done the work for you, sifting through the apps that promise to help make motherhood a breeze to find the ones that really deliver. From tracking your baby’s sleeping habits to daily inspiration for healthy meals, Hip Kids gives you our top 5 favourite apps for mums.
1. Baby Pics
What is one thing that all new mummies have in common (apart from sleep deprivation)? They’re snap happy! Baby Pics is a user-friendly photo editing app that allows you to add filters, customised text and graphics to enhance your photos. It is designed to turn pregnancy and baby milestone photos into personalised artwork. Perfect for adding those finishing touches on precious memories for the family album or Facebook updates.
2. Total Baby
In the blur of early parenthood, it can often be overwhelming trying to keep track of how things are travelling. This handy app enables you to log and track all of your baby’s care, including sleep, feeding, bathing and pumping time. This allows you to compare each day and learn your baby’s routine. You’ll be able to transition into your new schedule in no time!
When the days seem to go in the blink of an eye and finding time to cook a wholesome meal seems near impossible, this helpful app by EatingWell will get you back on track. Offering fast, simple and nutritious recipes for every meal of the day, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to keep the whole family happy with these healthy hunger-busters.
It can be tricky trying to keep on top of all of the necessary tasks across your home, personal and social life, and this innovative app allows you to stay organised. You can keep your grocery list and errands in the one place, and even share them with friends and family, synchronised in real time. This is a great way to remind your other half to pick up milk on the way home, or let your friends know about your weekend barbecue.
When the challenges of motherhood have well and truly kicked your butt and you need a reminder to take a deep breath and relax, Breathe2Relax is the perfect stress-management tool to turn to. This app provides breathing exercises to assist with anxiety, helping to stabilise your mood in stressful times. Every mum deserves a moment of peace and quiet to focus on her breathing and gain centre, and this is exactly what Breathe2Relax delivers.
For a little extra support or just a bit of fun, all of our Supermums will love having these handy apps in their pocket. For more inspiration, check out Hip Kids’ pick of the 19 greatest mummy blogs!