Beyond the baby gear that you get for your little one, there are some nifty websites, subscription services, and apps that can make your life easier (especially in the first few months). Here are The Unedited Mama’s top 6 picks..
For the first few weeks there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t realize something else I needed for baby. With my Amazon Prime membership I was able to get my orders within two days and never had to pay for shipping. Definitely worth it for those days you just can’t make it out of the house, plus you can usually find items at a better price than you would in stores.
Netflix will be your best friend on sleepless nights and at only $8 a month, it’s a worthwhile investment. My go-to watchlist? The Wonder Years, Breaking Bad, and Saved by the Bell.
If you haven’t already hopped on the Pinterest bandwagon, now’s a good time. Whether you’re looking for baby photo ideas, recipes, parenting hacks, DIY projects, style inspiration or handy gadgets, Pinterest is the place to be. The site can be seriously addicting, but you can kill time guilt-free while you’re breastfeeding or pumping!
Follow my page for inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/desireestordahl/
Admit it… you’ve become one of those moms who takes a gazillion pictures of their child. Turn them into an adorable baby book with Shutterfly. Better yet, no matter what happens to your computer, the pictures will live on their site for free.
Baby Feeding Log (search for it in your smartphone app store)
When you’re already foggy-headed from lack of sleep, it can be difficult to remember when you last fed your child. Track breastfeeding/bottle feeding on-the-go with the FREE Baby Feeding Log app.
Sleep Pillow (search for it in your smartphone app store)
Help baby fall asleep with the Sleep Pillow app. Choose from a variety of soothing background noises including ocean waves (my favorite), crackling fire, or white noise. They work so well that you might find yourself sleeping with them even when you’re not around the baby.
Have a favorite website or app for baby? Share in the comments section below!