An iPhone app to keep baby on track

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Pre-baby you probably relied on your iPhone to schedule appointments, check work emails and track expenses. And then baby arrived and somehow all the things you once needed to know immediately can wait while you try to manage having a shower before midday.

Thankfully, there is an iPhone application for everything, including ‘managing’ a new baby. As the name implies, the Baby Super Tracker turns your iPhone (or iPod Touch) into the equivalent of a parent’s log book. I recall a midwife kindly explaining to me how to keep track of the number of feeds ("Right side or left side, dear? Write it down!"), nappy changes and sleeps my new baby had. The system fell apart after three days at home because my old-style paper diary couldn’t handle the lengthy hieroglyphics I was continually jotting down.

The Baby Super Tracker keeps track of all the essentials and figures out when the next nappy change, feed or sleep is likely to occur. The application also includes pop-up alerts, a system to record medical notes, appointments and ordering supplies (no more getting caught with only two nappies left in that jumbo box!).

When it comes to babies, I think you’re either a schedule person or you’re not. For those that are,  and especially for nervous first-time parents, the Baby Super Tracker might just become your new best friend.

The Baby Super Tracker is available via the iTunes App Store, if your search for it on your iPhone for $8.99.

While you are there, check out the other baby apps, including the Baby Care Log ($1.19), the Baby Aide ($3.99). and also  he Baby Tracker: Nursing for $9.99, it is a terrific investment for new mums who are breastfeeding.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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