Among the constants that are part of our daily routine, the smartphone is undoubtedly one of them. We’d feel lost without this little black box that helps us with appointments, emails, notes, editing, video calls, etc. Phones have ensured that we may “have everything.” This is thanks to the countless apps that, we must admit, often make our lives easier.
There is an app for everyone that can do just about anything, but this article is for a specific category of people with smartphones without whom the world would not exist: moms. Moms, as women and even more so because they are mothers, are multitaskers. Phones and apps can help them to facilitate all their daily tasks for family, work, and themselves. But it is worth noting that we should use common sense and have some balance in our lives when using apps.
Here are five apps that may prove useful for moms throughout the day.
Sprout Pregnancy Essentials , an easy-to-navigate app designed for expecting mothers that provides clear and comprehensive content. Based on the guidelines of the Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SIGO), this app is able to provide highly accurate information and images of fetal development; it allows you to track the baby's development according to the presumed date of delivery and to plan important examinations with doctors, also logging their analyses and answers from the appointments. Not only that, but come the “big day,” it will record the frequency, duration, and time of contractions. We recommend this app for all mothers who need to closely monitor their pregnancy.
Baby sleep white noise is an app that can be very useful if you need sounds that will relax your baby and put him or her to sleep. Beware though! This wide selection of soothing noises just might put you to sleep, too! We recommend this app for all mothers who need to relax during motherhood.
Beautiful Belly . It’s an app for all women who are passionate about yoga and want to exercise throughout their pregnancy. This app was designed by internationally renowned yogi Briohny Smyth to help your body during the various stages of pregnancy. A series of pre- and postnatal yoga programs designed specifically for each trimester of your pregnancy. We recommend this app for athletic moms who do not want to renounce exercise during pregnancy.
Busy Shapes & Colors . Are you in a waiting room with a bored child? Busy Shapes & Colors might be able to help you! A simple app, suitable for toddlers and specially designed to improve their fine-motor skills. It’s a fun, stimulating, and very intuitive game for learning the names of 11 shapes and 11 colors and is designed for preschoolers. A cute, animated penguin will motivate your little one to keep playing. We recommend this app for moms who want to get their child playing games.
Bring spesa (or “groceries” in Italian). Last but not least, we present a really useful app for all moms... but not only moms. Bring spesa simplifies shopping by providing a list all members of a household can contribute to. Everyone can edit the list by adding products and removing those already purchased. This tool also offers numerous tips for making healthy and convenient purchases and suggests recipes by automatically importing ingredients into your shopping list. We recommend this app for all moms and people who are extraordinarily multitasking, working, raising children, and running the household. It’s truly a true miracle!