The Mincey household is about to add a new member. Daughter number one is expecting in the middle of 2012. Besides all the cute clothes and toys, Jeffrey and I began to look at apps for babies and mothers-to-be.
We’re an OCD infested family so it only seems natural that we look for apps that organize mother and baby’s lives into point and click bliss. There’s just one problem with going digital. It’s crazy.
Can You Really Track A Baby’s Daily Activities?
Jeffrey and I were digging around the ‘net looking for parenting apps and came across Baby Change.
It’s a simple app that helps parents remember babies’ daily events. There’s a Mac and iPhone version. Use Baby Change to track naps, feedings, diaper changes, and anything deserving of tracking. It even works as a reminder.
The problem I see is that babies don’t keep to a schedule too well. At least, ours did not.
Baby Change even has a toggle switch for breast feeing. Why? So you can track which breast should be used during the next feeding.
Well, maybe. Yes, there were times when I couldn’t remember which one was used last, but the middle of the night grogginess wouldn’t be ended with an app for that.
I like the idea of a timer, though I suspect that Siri and an iPhone 4S would be as useful as a Mac app that does the same thing. Frankly, I’m a little scared that my children would need Baby Change to help keep their childbearing years in order.