Appy-Bies – The Best Baby Apps for Sleepless Parents

There is no greater blessing than the birth of a new baby! Whether you and your spouse have already been blessed with a little one or expecting your first child, today’s technology provides that extra helping hand parents need to take care of their little angel.

In the new age of technology, parents purchase products and stream lullabies through the power of their digital devices. Now, even your cell phone or iPad has made being a parent simpler than ever before. Hundreds of apps are available for use while traveling or at home– all designed to make a parent’s life easier! You’ll find everything from lullabies to the nearest baby-changing venue for when you are out and about.

This article will focus on apps that deal with everyone’s favorite topic: helping baby sleep! While there isn’t an app to help your baby sleep through the night or take routinely, scheduled naps, parents will find these apps help you manage getting your little one to sleep!

Baby Snooze

For newborns, there is nothing more relaxing than the sounds they experienced while still in the womb. This app will help your newborn baby feel right at home by reproducing the calming noise of a mother’s steady heartbeat, low-frequency “whooshing” heard only while in their mother’s womb. (iPhone)Best Lullaby Collection Free – Best Lullabies for Kids from Around the World

When your baby can’t sleep, there is nothing better than the time-proven tradition of lullabies! The lullabies in this free app will sooth your little angel to sleep. Parents can set the time interval or let it sing until baby falls asleep. 16 soothing lullabies, including, (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

Lullaby for Babies

Lullabies are an age-old tradition and now it has a new-age twist with the use of apps! This lullaby app offers a pre-set timer, choice of songs that is sure to calm and sooth your little one to sleep. (Android)

Baby Shusher

Every parent has at one time or another, spent hours shushing baby to sleep. If you’re one of these parents, then this app is just what the doctor ordered! When baby’s crying is loud, the “shusher” increases; when baby’s crying grows softer the “shusher” subsides. It automatically adjusts to your baby’s level of crying, engaging your little one’s natural calming reflex. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can even record their own gentle shushing sound!(iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android)

Zodinplex

This company offers a variety of lullabies, music box sounds, and other free relaxing sounds. Some of their baby apps include: Good Night Lullaby for Baby, Baby Sleep Lullaby Music Box, Lullabies Relax & Slumber, Water Sounds & Nature Sounds, and more. (Android)

Sleepy Sounds

This little app has it all: white noise, lullabies, nature sounds, a calming night-light, and you can record your own music and sounds. (iPhone, Android)

Sleep Pillow Baby

Featured on ABC, CBS, and several radio stations, this little collection of sleep sound suites of four categories includes: Lullabies, Melodies, Nature, Human Sounds and more. (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

Baby Sleep Instant

Parents long discovered that low, monotonous sounds, such as a shower, washing machine, ocean sounds, fans and similar sounds are effective for helping babies fall to sleep. This app contains common household sounds, heartbeats, music box sounds, ocean and water sounds and more. Parents can select the sound and set the timer.(Android)Baby Monitor 3G

While this particular app isn’t used to help little ones toddle off to sleep, this app is for use while baby sleeps! While there are several different monitoring apps available, Baby Monitor 3G has unlimited reach, will work on any network, including WIFI, 3G, Edge and CDMA, and works on any IOS device. This App requires two devices: One stationed in your little one’s room and the other located with the parent, grandparent, babysitter or nanny. Parents can also talk to their baby from another room by simply pressing a button, snap photos remotely, see live video to check on your little one–parents will hear every noise due to the baby voice booster. Since we all take our phones and typically a laptop or iPad when we travel, it is perfect for visiting family and friends! (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android)

Whatever app you use to help your little angel find restful sleep, we recommend not placing your device too close to your baby. Our last tip: if using your phone, place it on airplane mode to mute any alerts while the app is in use!

Baby Monitor – A Great iPhone App For Parents

For anybody who is looking after a baby, a baby monitor is a required asset. With a baby you will want a monitor no matter where you go, be it in your own home or when you are visiting friends; with this in mind it can become annoying to have to carry your baby monitor around with you everywhere. There is, however, an answer to this annoyance. With the iPhone you can get a baby monitor app, which is entirely portable in the sense that it goes everywhere with you anyway.

When your baby sleeps you can simply activate the app and leave your phone next to your child. When it picks up sounds it dials a number you have input yourself and warns you that your baby has awoken. Although I doubt anybody will be using it when they are across town, this app is perfect for when you are in the same house as your child. Thanks to the fact it can work no matter where you are it can be a handy tool to use in conjunction with an actual baby monitor if you find yourself out of monitor range.It comes equipped with numerous options that can come in handy. You can choose how long your child has to make a sound before it contacts you. This is great because babies will often make some noise while they sleep that are nothing to worry about.

You can even choose to make the phone play soothing music when noise is detected, to help your child fall back to sleep. Then once your child makes noise for a specific amount of time you will be contacted. It can even record everything that goes on in the room so you can play it back at a later date and find out what your baby was up to in their sleep.

There is one issue with the application, however, in the fact that it works straight away, which means you have to wait for your child to be fully asleep before you leave it beside them, otherwise you will get a call as soon as you leave the room. When you are using it as a baby monitor, be certain to have call forwarding on and the ringer muted so you do not disturb your child by getting phone calls or messages.It is important to note that you should not become reliant on this app; you should still have a normal baby monitor in your home and you cannot use it to replace being observant of your child or anybody else’s child who you may be looking after. However, it is certainly worth the small fee it costs just for the extra peace of mind it offers when you need to use it.

5 Killer iPhone Apps For Parents

Technology has become a very big part of our lives.It is not only used to stay in touch with our loved ones. It has become part of our daily lives. There is an iPhone app for almost anything these days. Yes, there are apps to make a new parents’ life a little bit easier.

Here are 5 iPhone apps that you could use to help you:

Total Baby App

Wow. From a diaper timer, when your baby should be having its next bath to when you’ll need to nurse next – this app is for the complete control freak mom! You also have the ability to add your own timer for something you would like to keep track of. If you’re not looking for the complete all-in-one deal though, take a look at the rest of the apps below.Baby Tracker: Nursing

As a new parent there are a million things you need to keep track of. This app allows you to keep track of nursing sessions and helps you remember when you need to feed your baby. The app also tracks the length of the feeding session and which breast you used last.

Baby Monitor

This app basically turns your iphone into a baby monitor. This app alerts the parent by phoning them when the app detects a noise in the baby`s room. What sets this app apart from other baby monitors is that it has unlimited range.

White Noise

This app plays soothing ambient sounds to help your baby sleep. You are now able to play something a little more interesting to your baby than just music. This app can be used by any member of the family and will most certainly help you to also fall asleep. There are around 40 soothing sound that you can choose from which include, the beach or the amazon rain forest.Grocery IQ

We are all aware that you as a parent have a lot of things on your mind. And looking into the fridge (when you finally remember to eat) and realising that it’s bone bare because you forgot to buy groceries is no fun. We all know how those hand written grocery lists can get feet and ran away never to be seen again.Luckily this app will let you know what you wanted to buy.