Life as a mum can be tough; trying to ensure the kids are happy and healthy, fed and watered and that the house is some kind of reasonable order is no mean feat.
But thanks to the wonder that is technology, if you have an iPhone or Android, you'll be able to sort out your life in no time with the help of these five aoos:
1. Baby Monitor & Alarm
This handy app allows you to use your phone as a baby monitor – perfect for when you are out and about. This app sends alerts to another phone when the baby wakes. Among a number of things, it allows you to select your favourite song or record you own voice so that when your child wakes up the app will play it to help soothe them back to sleep. It also records every event and every noise which you can then replay or email to yourself.
One of the most worrisome parts of motherhood is when your little one gets ill, but with this WebMD app you’ll be able to check symptoms. Containing physician-reviewed health content, interactive tools and on-demand healthy living information, this is one app that you'll want when your child falls ill.
Pointy is an app that will help you find everything and anything you’re looking for – locally. Featuring products like Mama Mio Tummy Rub Oil, baby wipes, chamomile tea, Aveeno moisturiser and coconut oil, it is definitely one for mums who don't have time to go from shop to shop looking for a particular item. There are over 150,000 products from nearly 600 shops across Ireland on the app, so it will definitely be able to find what you're looking for.
Available on iPhone
If you are struggling to decide what to put in your hospital bag then this is the app for you. Available for free on the app store, it will help you prepare your bag for both the delivery and ward room, and displays how many items are not packed in your bag so you won’t forget anything.
Available on iPhone
What's unique about the free app Gogobot is that it gives you suggestions on where to go and what to see based on what type of traveller you are – for example, a family with young children. Save the suggestions to an itinerary and pull them up when you're out exploring, or search for new places to visit based on what's nearby. You can even make collaborative trip plans, looping in family and friends to add to group itineraries.