Best iPhone Apps for New Parents

By’s Kerri Geringswald

As a new parent, you can use all the help you can get! These iPhone apps make it easier to handle your new bundle of joy.

NOTE: All of the apps below can be found in the App Store on your iPhone.

Do you have an iPhone app you love that we didn’t include? Tell us about it in the comments section below!


Baby Tracker: Diapers
Has your doctor asked you to record your baby’s diaper actions? This app is easier than a 1 or 2. Simply choose the diaper action (W is for Wet, BM is for Bowel Movement), and select from a variety of color swatches. You can even add your own descriptions along with the date and time. That doesn’t stink!


Total Baby
A revolutionary app that keeps track of, times, and reminds you of feedings, baths, diaper changes, and more. You can also upload photos, and add your babies age, birthdates, milestones and doctor entries.


White Noise Lite
The White Noise Lite includes ten soothing ambiant sounds to help your baby sleep and relax. From traditional white noise to beach waves and chimes, it’s your baby’s new best friend (and yours, too!).



Baby Monitor
Perfect for vacations, this app lets you leave your bulky baby monitor behind. Simply place the iPhone near your sleeping baby. If it detects noise, it places a phone call to the number of your choice. From there, it lets you listen-in on your baby’s activity. Great for Toddler nap times, too!



Baby Tracker: Nursing
Price: $4.99
When was the last time you nursed? Which side? How long? Trying to find the paper you wrote all that info on? No worries, the Baby Tracker: Nursing records the latest feeding time, left/right nursing sides, bottle feeding records and more.


Nothing is more painful than having to figure out exactly how much you owe the babysitter—overpaying, underpaying…oh the drama! With the BabySitter, you click start as soon as you leave and stop when you arrive home and it will tell you how much you owe.


Baby Brain
Designed by delivery nurses and moms, this app lets you keep track of daily, weekly, and monthly naps to track progress and help you figure out the best nap times. Works for multiple babies, and allows you to e-mail lists to family/friends and caregivers.



Food Additives
Parents with children who have food intolerances and allergies can instantly look up various food ingredients, along with the potential side effects of each one.


Tired of trying to find your way in the dark without waking your child? With just the right amount of light this flashlight app will help guide your way. Your toes will thank you!









Tap your way to easier feedings, diaper changes, and more.

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