An app that tracks when your baby eats, sleeps, and poops? Check this out.
My baby daze has faded. I was thinking this week of the time I lost 20 pounds in 2 minutes. I just shook my head at the memory of Mommy Brain. Oh my!
As I mentioned earlier this week, my last little one is going to be four next month. FOUR. I’m stunned. I just carried her up to bed after her having fallen asleep on our big teddy bear floor pillow. She’s outgrown nap — yet, every once in a while, she’s just too pooped to party.
And she still looks like a baby — at least when she’s sleeping.
While I am no longer nursing a wee one, I remember those early days, especially when a child’s birthday approaches. As I look at baby pictures, it all comes back to me about tracking wet diapers, clocking feedings, and otherwise keeping track of a baby’s activities, growth, and development.
I never scheduled my kids’ naps and feedings; we followed more of an attachment style of parenting. But, in those early months, I remember how important it was to my nerves to know how often the baby was nursing and getting his or her diaper changed.
My mom and I would come up with hasty hand-written charts on scrap paper so that I could remember when I had last fed the baby. And we had a special method of stacking diapers on the changing table to be able to track diaper changes.
If I were having a baby these days — but I’m not, in case you’re wondering — I would most certainly download BabyESP. It’s an app for iPhone and Android users that lets you track almost everything that concerns a newborn’s early weeks and months.
And, yes, I think in my head, “What will they think of next?!”
BabyESP allows you to track:
- Naps and Night Sleep
- Breast Feeding Sessions
- Growth (Weight, Height, and Head Circumference)
- Multiple children
- Any custom activity (even timed ones!) and more
I never had an iPhone when my kids were little. Heck, I didn’t have an iPhone four months ago!
But now that I do, I totally understand how this app can play into the “life as MOM.” Most moms who have a smart phone keep it close at hand, so you’d have at your virtual fingertips all this important info to keep track of.
I obviously haven’t been able to put it through the paces myself, but I think it’s definitely something for you to investigate if you’ve got a wee one to care for.
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