Tablet Apps for New or Expecting Parents From a Tech-Loving Mom

Tablet App Recommendations

This week's tablet app roundup focuses upon those of you out there expecting a baby (a few of the Apartment Therapy team included!). After a pregnant friend asked which apps would be useful as an expecting parent, I turned to a tech-loving mom of two for advice. She found three different types of apps useful: those for tracking pregnancy, baby name apps, and apps for baby activity logging in preparation for the new addition's arrival. Here are some of her favorites...

Note: Sadly like with some other tablet app roundups, the pickings are beyond slim in the Android category and I was unable to find a single app in any of these categories that was formatted for Android tablets. All Android inclusions in this roundup are formatted for the phones.

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Pregnancy (Sprout): This app is a strong choice in the pregnancy tracking category for iPad toting parents-to-be. In addition to helping parents see 3D models of the fetus development, there's also a weight tracker, kick counter, and contraction timer. iOS. Free, $3.99

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My Pregnancy Today by Baby Center: This app was high on Jeannine's (the tech savvy mom) list and is formatted for Android phones and the iPhone. It's a comprehensive pregnancy tracker by the monolith Baby Center which supports 25 million moms around the world. Android & iPhone. Free

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Pregnancy Assistant: This app is the highest rated pregnancy tracker in the Windows App Store and is luckily also available for Android phones although the design work leaves a lot to be desired on that platform. Windows 8 & Android. Free

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Baby Names!!: This app contains over 30,000 names and their meanings (as well as popularity ranking data). This is another one of Jeannine's picks and with all of this data it's easy to see why. iOS & Android. Free

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Baby Namer: Now for something a little different, this Windows 8 app generates a unique name based on the country that you select. The design is clean and it's the most fun looking app I've seen in this category. Windows 8. Free

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Baby Connect: A seriously comprehensive baby tracking app and a mom approved choice, this app lets you track everything from medicine, vaccine, and growth and also has various timers and notifications that new parents find helpful. iPad & Android. $4.99

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Parenthood: The best baby activity tracker for Windows 8, this app lets you monitor the baby's growth, feeding, and sleeping patterns. Windows 8. Free

Thank you, Jeannine for your help!

Parents, do you have any tablet favourites that parents-to-be would find helpful?

(Top Image: Joelle Alcaidinho, all others as linked above)