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Hell’o Baby Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 11th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MEMORY BUILDING
Hell’o Baby is a sweet app for tracking your baby's firsts throughout the first five years of life.
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Lullabytes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on June 12th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SLEEPY TIME
Lullabytes puts baby to sleep with classical music, detects crying and plays soft tracks to help baby drift back to sleep and includes a sleep diary for parents. What’s not to love?
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Healthcare Advice For Babies And More From WebMD Baby

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 19th, 2012
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad

Good health is important for any adult but for a baby it somehow feels even more vital. As any parent with a baby knows, it's a scary time indeed when a child seems not at their best. Fortunately, popular medical site WebMD has iOS users covered with the release of WebMD Baby.

The app gives users quick access to some great advice from expert sources. Personalized for a baby's age, there's timely physician-approved guidance to ensure parents understand and can keep track of everything popular.

In the baby's first year, there are 52 weekly featured multimedia packages aimed at the baby's first year plus a daily tip for every day of the year. In the second year, this is brought down to 12 monthly packages and 84 tips.

Alongside such useful advice, there are trackers for growth, diapers, sleep and feeding. There's even a Baby Book section for the user to capture key memories and milestones via photos or videos.

With 400 articles, 598 tips, 70 videos and these useful tools, WebMD Baby should be indispensable for the new parent.

Technology Meets Parenting With Best Baby Monitor

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 10th, 2011
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Best Baby Monitor is an app that means iOS devices can double as a video baby monitor. It sounds like such a simple idea, doesn't it? But admittedly it's one I hadn't thought of using an iPhone or iPad for.

The app is incredibly simple to set up. One iOS based unit can be placed near the baby's crib leaving it to capture and stream video and audio while the other device can be kept by the parent so they can check in on things at any point.

It works pretty much everywhere as it can work either via the same Wi-Fi network or via Bluetooth. There's also no problems when it comes to seeing the baby in the dark thanks to a form of night vision stemming from the iPhone's camera flash.

There's another way of monitoring through this app, too, courtesy of the Alert Call option. This mode simply requires the iPhone to be placed near the sleeping baby and it can then alert the user with a phone call or FaceTime chat when the baby wakes up. It's ideal for when the user only has one iOS device.

For $4.99, Best Baby Monitor is a pretty useful app for parents. That's not forgetting the addition of being able to play lullabies to the baby or the ability to record the baby's voice.

Best Baby Monitor is out now priced at $4.99.

Educational Interaction For Babies With Baby's Musical Hands

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 12th, 2011

Babies are fascinated by pretty much everything going. It's no wonder too. After all, the world is an exciting and fun place to be in when you've never seen it before! While some technology is a little mature for little ones and the likes of Angry Birds might be out of reach for a few years yet, that doesn't mean that babies can't enjoy the iPad as much as any adult.

The latest app to help babies enjoy touch based interaction is Baby's Musical Hands. It's an app that features 15 brightly colored squares that babies can touch and interact with. Tapping a red square makes a drum sound while yellow plays piano notes and blue squares play a guitar noise. It's the kind of fun that babies will instantly love, feeling that they can change so much with a simple tap of the screen. Every now and then, a touch produces a rainbow burst of stars also which will no doubt cause a giggle of happiness from any baby trying it out. The overall mixture of audio and visual feedback is bound to cause delight as well as inform babies just how useful interacting with things is.

Full multi-touch support is there so that the iPad can never be overwhelmed by the baby wanting to touch in a few different places. For a more quiet experience, parents are also able to either use the iPad mute switch or turn the volume down so that the baby can continue to enjoy the visual joys without the sounds that come with it.

Having been developed by a father, Owen Goss of Streaming Colour Studios, Baby's Magical Hands is geared perfectly towards babies as they learn to interact with the world around them.

The app is available now for the iPad.