Being pregnant can be a wonderful experience, yet it can also be exhausting. Anything that can make life easier for pregnant women is always a good thing, and that’s why we are especially proud of our new Facebook app.
We offer expecting mum’s a nifty solution on how to plan the perfect baby shower. The Sudocrem ‘Plan your baby shower’ app is available on the Sudocrem Facebook page right now.
So if you were stressing about how to plan the perfect baby shower, fret no more.
The baby shower app allows you to set up your event in minutes, even allowing for some personal selections such as –
- Select a theme for your baby shower
- Add items you would love to receive at your baby shower (no unwanted gifts here!)
- Send invites to your friends with RSVP’s.
- Track who will be attending
- Attendees can also leave messages on your personal baby shower planner, maybe even detailing what gift they plan to get.
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My family is mad about Dr Seuss. I love the man, so does my husband, and my children have followed suit – perhaps without much option (let’s just say that there has been a great deal of ‘cat in hat’ indoctrination going down in my home).
“Green Eggs and Ham” goes down a treat and nothing beats “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”.
And there’s a cool iPad app for children to further my (children’s) fanaticism re the almighty Seuss…A Dr Seuss app!
Named one of the TOP 25 iPAD APPS FOR KIDS by Time Magazine (September 2012), “Dr Seuss’s Cat in the Hat Colour & Create” app is a must have for not only enthusiasts but children who like to… well, colour and create.
The iPad app for children features include:
- nine tools for little hands to get creative with, including a Confetti Cannon, Magic Hat animated effects, crayons, chalk, paint brushes, tap-to-fill paint bucket, stickers, and patterns.
- two colouring packs, and a total of 16 pages to colour.
- 32 colours, 16 stickers, 11 Seuss patterns, 6 Magic Hat effects, and 3 types of confetti.
- a sharing tool enabling parents to send their child’s masterpieces to friends and family.
- a Design Shop within the app offers additional colouring packs and bonus art supplies for sale.
A new version of the iPad app for children contains a new art tool (chalk) as well as improved social media effort.
The app costs £2.49 on iTunes – CLICK HERE to download.
Janey Lee Grace – known for her natural approach to child-rearing, as well being a regular member of Steve Wright’s afternoon posse on Radio 2 – has joined forces with million-selling audio hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold to produce two great smart-phone apps to accompany you through pregnancy and childbirth.
Available via Janey’s website, both iPhone pregnancy and birth apps show you how to take a natural approach and a positive mindset to help you experience the best pregnancy and birth possible.
Each of the apps also features Glenn Harrold’s Self-Hypnosis e-Book, as well as professional audio recordings by both Glen and Janey, including hypnotherapy techniques as well as practical advice and tips for an enjoyable pregnancy and relaxed birth.
The birth app also contains features and tips to use after your baby is born, helping you to relax and nurture yourself and your baby during the first few days and weeks of parenthood.
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Having your first baby can feel like stepping into a different world. Suddenly, you need to think about feed times, changing bags, where all the lifts are now you are on wheels, and always knowing where the nearest parents’ room is. And all this on a hormonal rollercoaster and only a few hours’ sleep!
If you are feeling a bit lost after being discharged from the maternity unit, look no further than your smart phone for help and advice on all things related to parenting. From worrying illnesses to finding the nearest baby-changing room, there’s an app that can help!
The Independent has published a list of ten top parenting phone apps. For me from the list, here’s the best parenting apps:
1. iReward Chart: Available on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Kindle, £2.49. This app tracks good behaviour of your children by criteria you set up yourself, by awarding stars.
2. My Pregnancy Today: Available on iPhone and Android, free. This app enables you to track your pregnancy on its calendar and provides advice for each stage of development.
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When I was pregnant, smart phones were yet to monopolize the market, so tracking the goings on week to week was done via regular emails from babycentre.co.uk and daily reading of my chosen pregnancy bible, a huge text-book style reference manual that covered everything from early cell division within the foetus to how to breastfeed successfully.
But it was pretty heavy, so there was no chance of me browsing it on the bus!
These days, there is an app for everything from the weather to your weekly shop, and knowing the 24/7 thirst for information that comes with being pregnant, I can’t think of a better way to keep up with what your baby is doing in there.
Childcare guru Miriam Stoppard has launched a new smart-phone app that will open a door to your baby’s world, with pictures and sound clips from each stage of development, including your baby’s view of their world as their eyes develop.
For helping you to stay organised through the multitude of diary dates and progress reports, the My Pregnancy Today app from babycentre.co.uk features a due-date calculator and a pregnancy checklist, as well as reminders for appointments and important dates.
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