Apple's top 12 health apps for new parents

By Aditi Pai
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A month ago, MobiHealthNews put together a list of activity trackers for babies that launched this past summer. A few weeks later, an Iowa health department program that promotes healthy pregnancy went national with a web app and around the same time Pamela Johnson, Voxiva’s Chief Medical Officer, teased a new texting alerts program geared towards expectant women who were trying to quit smoking. With the rise of baby-targeted technology, a growth of baby-targeted apps isn't far off base.

The Apple App Store compiled a list of the top apps, free and paid, for new parents. While some aim to help parents navigate the world of new parenthood, others aim to help mothers take care of themselves before the baby has left the womb. Three apps listed are even connected to baby monitors, while only one of those markets itself as a standalone product. Here's the apps from that list that deal with health or tracking.

WebMD Baby -- Free

 WebMDBaby

WebMD's Baby app offers access to baby health and wellness information. The tips are personalized for a baby’s specific age. In baby’s first year, parents will receive weekly multimedia packages and daily tips. In baby’s second year, parents will receive monthly monthly multimedia packages and 85 pre-programmed tips. Key features of the app include a growth tracker, diaper tracker, sleep tracker, and feeding tracker.