WebMD app, an essential parenting tool

Posted on 28 February 2012

Recent studies indicate that more than 50 percent of individuals between the ages of 25 and 45 years old now own a smartphone, which means that many new or expecting parents are likely already using these devices to navigate their day-to-day chores and essential work tasks.

However, while Facebook and Twitter can be a great way for family and friends to send pictures and advice, parents can now turn to expert sources of parenting information right on their smartphone of choice.

For example, a number of apps are currently available in both the iTunes and Android app stores. And while many parents may get kick spending a few dollars on a baby sign language or naming app, a more useful purchase may be WebMD Baby, which is available for free from the iTunes store and will soon be coming to the Android marketplace.

With this free app, parents who want to keep a close eye on their child's development can use the Growth Tracker, to monitor their baby's height, weight and head circumference, the Diaper Tracker to record the date and time of every change and the Sleep Tracker, which can help parents alert medical professionals when the baby may not be getting enough shuteye.

With more than 400 articles, 600 tips and 70 videos all available for free, parents who turn to this resource to get up-to-date information on new products may be able to then use this expert advice to create wish lists for special occasions, such as a Christening or first birthday are filled with safe, recommended products.

Using this list, friends and relatives can then purchase baby girl gifts and baby boy gifts that will help them continue to provide the best care for their bundle of joy. 

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