written by: R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen•edited by: DaniellaNicole•updated: 6/10/2009
This article focuses on the iPhone apps that all new moms should have. It reviews apps that help with everything from breastfeeding to picture taking to helping a baby fall asleep.
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Being a new mom is both rewarding and nerve wracking. New moms who own an iPhone are in luck. The iPhone has some great apps that are great for new moms. These must have iPhone apps for new moms assist new moms in taking photos, keeping up with their busy kids and even with breastfeeding.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: BabyCam
It can be difficult trying to get babies and younger children to sit still and pose for pictures. This is where the BabyCam iPhone app comes in. After downloading this app, just open it up and press the sound button. It can play fifteen different sounds and noises to soothe the kids. The BabyCam app comes with sounds and noises such as “Mary Had a Little Lamb", drums, bells and other popular children's songs.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: QuadCamera
The QuadCamera is an app that assists in taking action shots of children. You can use it for any pictures, but it comes in handy when trying to take pictures of children what they are running, swinging and just not sitting still. The QuadCamera will take four to eight continuous shots. Once the pictures have been taken it displays all of the pictures in one image.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: Nursing Tracker
The Nursing Tracker app allows new mothers to record information on breastfeeding their baby. This app allows them to record when they last breastfed their baby, how long they breastfed their baby and on which side they breastfed their baby. The Nursing Tracker app also has a stopwatch and the ability to track up to six babies. Stats can be uploaded to a spreadsheet or saved on their iPhone.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: Diaper Tracker
This iPhone app allows new mothers to track their baby's bathroom habits. It allows them to track the consistency of their baby's stools and allows them to log how often their baby goes to the bathroom. Stats can be uploaded to a spreadsheet or saved on their iPhone.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: Lose It!
New moms are always struggling to lose the baby weight. Their new baby keeps them busy and surely takes up any extra time to exercise. The Lose It! app allows new moms to set their weight loss goal, set their daily calorie intake, record the calories burned when exercising and record the calories they consume daily.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: Ifitness
IFitness is a comprehensive database of exercises that can help a new mom develop a fitness routine. This app allows users to search for exercises and learn to do them through step-by-step instructions and photos. This iPhone app lists over 160 different exercises and nine exercises routines focusing on strength training and weight loss.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: BigOven
Moms are known to be the cooks in the house, but not all new moms can cook. The BigOven app allows users to search for more than 170,000 recipes and tells them exactly what the necessary ingredients are. If users just can't decide on a recipe they can shake their iPhone when this app is open and a random recipe will be displayed. Users from all over the world submit recipes in this app, so there is definitely something for everyone. Users can also save recipes, see the top-rated recipes and get tips on shopping for the ingredients. The BigOven app also hosts more than 400 simple recipes that only have four ingredients in them for those who are really short on time.
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Must Have iPhone Apps for New Moms: aSleep and WhiteNoise
These two iPhone apps are perfect when the baby just won't fall asleep. The aSleep app features fifteen popular lullabies that can be played or set to a time to help ease a baby to sleep. The WhiteNoise app plays ambient noises such as heavy rain or an oscillating fan to help ease a baby to sleep. This app also includes a timer and volume control.