Appy-Bies: Best Baby Apps for Sleepless Parents
There is no greater blessing than the birth of a new baby! Whether you and your spouse have already been blessed with a little one or are expecting your first child, today’s technology provides that extra helping hand parents need to care for their little angel.
In the new age of technology, parents buy products and stream lullabies through the power of their digital devices. Now even your cell phone or iPad has made parenting easier than ever. There are hundreds of apps available to use on the go or at home, all designed to make life easier for parents! You’ll find everything from lullabies to the closest diaper changing spot for when you’re away from home.
This article will focus on apps that cover everyone’s favorite topic – helping baby sleep! While there is no app to help your baby sleep through the night or take routinely scheduled naps, parents will find that these apps will help you get your little one to sleep.
For newborns, there is nothing more relaxing than the sounds they experienced while still in the womb. This app will help your newborn baby feel at home by playing the soothing sound of a mother’s constant heartbeat, the low-frequency “hiss” that is only heard while in the mother’s womb.. (iPhone)
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When your baby can’t sleep, there is nothing better than the proven tradition of lullabies! The lullabies in this free app will make your little angel fall asleep. Parents can set the time interval or let it sing until the baby falls asleep. 16 soothing lullabies, including, (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Lullaby for babies
Lullabies are a millenary tradition and now they have a new age touch with the use of apps. This lullaby app offers a preset timer, a selection of songs that is sure to calm and reassure your little one into falling asleep. (Android)
Every parent, at one point or another, has spent hours shushing the baby to sleep. If you are one of these parents, this app is just what the doctor ordered! When the baby’s cry is loud, the “muffler” increases; When the baby’s cry becomes softer, the “silencing” subsides. It automatically adjusts to your baby’s crying level, activating your little one’s natural calming reflex. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers can even record their own soft mute sound!(iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android)
This company offers a variety of free lullabies, music box sounds, and other soothing sounds. Some of its baby apps include: Good Night Lullaby for Baby, Baby Sleep Lullaby Music Box, Lullabies Relax & Slumber, Water Sounds & Nature Sounds, and more. (Android)
This little app has it all: white noise, lullabies, nature sounds, a relaxing night light, and you can record your own music and sounds.(iPhone, Android)
Baby Sleeping Pillow
Featured on ABC, CBS, and various radio stations, this small collection of four-category sleep sound sets includes: lullabies, melodies, nature, human sounds, and more. (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
Instant Sleep Baby
Parents have long discovered that low, monotonous sounds, such as showering, washing machine, ocean sounds, fans, and the like, are effective in helping babies fall asleep. This app contains common household sounds, heartbeat, music box sounds, ocean and water sounds, and more. Parents can select the sound and set the timer.(Android)
3G baby monitor
While this particular app is not used to help little ones sleep, this app is for use while baby sleeps! While there are several different monitoring apps available, Baby Monitor 3G has unlimited range, will work on any network including WIFI, 3G, Edge, and CDMA, and will work on any IOS device. This app requires two devices: one located in your little one’s room and the other located with the parent, grandparent, babysitter, or babysitter. Parents can also talk to their baby from another room by simply pressing a button, take photos remotely, watch live video to see how their little one is doing; Parents will hear all the noises due to the baby’s voice amplifier. Since we all carry our phones and usually a laptop or iPad when we travel, it’s perfect for visiting family and friends! (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android)
Whichever app you use to help your little angel find a good night’s sleep, we recommend that you don’t place your device too close to your baby. Our last tip: if you use your phone, put it in airplane mode to silence any alerts while the app is in use.