We left this one to the experts…you! After posting for recommendations on instagram over the weekend, we received an overwhelming response. In those first days, it’s all about tracking feeds,  sleep and diapers. Once that fog lifts and routines settle in, it becomes more about milestones. And of course, we need a place (or two) to store the 12,000 photos and videos that will soon flood your phone. We also included a few apps for mama self-care. Taking a few minutes each day to do something for you can do wonders in those first few weeks. Mediation helped us but if there is something else you enjoyed — podcasts, audio books, food delivery apps, let us know and we’ll update our list. One thing we know for sure?  Time to start clearing out that storage!

Tracking Feeds, Sleep & Growth

Glow Baby Newborn Tracker 

Glow Baby will help you log and time all aspects of your baby’s care: from bottle feeds, to breastfeeding, to diaper changes, sleep schedules, developmental milestones, medication and growth charts. Glow Baby has it all and is the single best resource for new parents!

Hatch Baby

Hatch Baby helps you track of all your baby’s most important growth and health data, including feedings, diaper changes, sleep, and much more.  Use the app on its own, or connect it with Hatch Baby Grow or Smart Changing Pad–changing pad with built-in, wireless smart scale. Grow measures how much breast milk your baby is drinking at each feeding and automatically syncs to the Hatch Baby app. 

Baby Tracker

Baby Tracker offers a simple, streamlined way to track your baby’s daily habits, health, and exciting “firsts” of those precious early days and months. Record feedings, diaper changes, and sleep patterns with a quick one-handed tap.

Digital Photo Albums

Baby Story

Capture your precious moments and turn them into lasting memories. Baby Story App makes your pregnancy, baby pics, and baby milestones into beautiful visual stories.

Tiny Beans

Privately share pregnancy & baby pics with your family off of social media. Your family receives daily email updates – no smartphone needed. Invite as many people as you’d like and get unlimited storage. Perfect for parents and moms-to-be!

1 Second Everyday

Ever catch yourself forgetting life’s moments? Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life. Let 1 Second Everyday help you remember your journey and create the story of your life. Get started with 1SE today!

Milestones

WeeSchool

Your baby’s brain is growing like crazy, and you’re his or her very first teacher! You’re a new parent with questions – what to do, when to do it, why it matters, and is my baby on track? The WeeSchool app reduces new-parent stress, helps you understand what to expect, gives your baby or toddler a super head start and gives you loads of ideas for playful time together.

The Wonder Weeks

The Wonder Weeks worldwide bestselling baby app is a personalized weekly calendar of your baby’s mental development that will keep you informed about the leaps and bounds and the fussy phases of your baby.

Kinedu

Kinedu is an app that provides fun and age-based daily developmental activities to do with your 0-2-year-old baby, from pregnancy through his or her first years. Each day, you’ll find new ideas on early stimulation activities that will boost his or her development and help you bond with your baby.

For Mama

Headspace

Get the most out of your day with the Headspace app. We’ll help you perform at your best through the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness.

Stop, Breathe & Think 

Stop, Breathe & Think is an award winning meditation and mindfulness app that is proven to decrease anxiety and stress.

Peanut

Peanut is an app for mamas. It shows you like-minded mamas near you, and makes it easy to meet.

Featured Image via Katie Jameson