We’ve had guides on what kind of milestones to jot down, unconventional firsts for your baby, and creative ways to record them. But face it – all these mean nothing if you don’t have the time or drive to chronicle your baby’s journey.
We’re not blaming you if you stop recording your baby’s journey halfway through, because we know how tough it is to juggle work and family.
Well, we have good news for you. As they say, there’s an app for everything. This includes baby milestones apps. Photos apps, journaling apps, sharing apps – there’s everything out there.
Here are some of the best ones:
Tinybeans is an app created by parents for parents. This means that they know what exactly you want and need. It has a wide range of features and easy-to-use interface: with just one click, you can upload a photo, video, milestone or simply a note. All these is kept organised by the calendar feature.
2. Moment Garden
This free journal is simple to use, with minimal interface and a beautiful timeline view. A special feature is its suggestion engine for milestones and moments. Want a look back at previous moments? Moment Garden has got you covered, as they will send your reminders of moments from the past year(s).
3. Peekaboo Moments
This one strips away all the extra features and provides you a basic baby scrapbook. You can record your thoughts and add photos and moments to you. This is perfect for you if you’re constantly bamboozled by new technology.
4. 1 Second Everyday
This isn’t a baby-specific app, but it is still useful. Like its name, this app only requires you to spend 1 second on it every day. Just record a one-second video on the app every day and by the end of the year, the app will stitch together a beautiful video for viewing. It is easy and produces a memorable moment too.
This app allows you to upload photos and videos, but its best feature lies in that it allows you to add siblings. You can also zoom in on a specific age and compare stages.
6. Day One Journal
Despite being an app that isn’t geared towards the baby crowd, it is oddly easy for mothers to use. Adding photos and videos is of course a must, and entries are easily organised by date. The app has also earned praise for its elegant interface. If you’re too busy to type, you can use its voice recognition capability to note down whatever you want.