There’s no doubt that smart phones are amazing, children as young as one or two can operate them with little or no parental guidance, and there are some great apps out there for all ages covering virtually every subject matter. As little as five years ago, pregnant women were buying books covering all aspects of pregnancy from health to baby names. Nowadays you can just download an app and you’ve got all you need to know at your fingertips. Some of the best apps are from Babycentre, Dr Miriam Stoppard, Sprout and BabyBump, but there are also some more weird and wonderful ones out there too. Check out some of our favourites:
Pimp My Ultrasound – scan a picture of your ultrasound into your phone, then add glasses or a hat to the image and a speech bubble and email it to dad or granny!
Baby Face – Baby Appearance Predictor – every wondered if your baby will have your eyes or your partner’s nose – well you can now find out
iContraction – keeps track of contractions with a simple screen tap that either you or your partner can use. It also graphs your data and allows you to email it to your midwife or doctor
50 Most Popular Mocktails – a handy list of non alcoholic drink recipes
m-Pregnancy – this one’s for dad. It provides loads of information about your baby’s development in a man friendly format; for example, it compares your baby’s size to a beer top - perfect for the partner who won’t read your baby books!