Our pick of some of the best pregnancy apps and baby apps
Here’s why we love these pregnancy apps for bump and beyond, available now.
Apps are a great help for pregnancy, babies and family life. Whether it’s for helpful advice, value for money or to find out what’s going on in your area, there’s an app for everything.
We’ve tried, tested and rounded up a few of our favourites - designed to make life easier.
British Red Cross - Baby and Child First Aid
Help babies or children in a range of first aid situations with the Red Cross app.
This baby app features useful tips, animations and video clips, helping you learn what to do in a wide range of first aid situations from choking to broken bones.
You can test your knowledge using the app’s built-in first aid quizzes, and there is also a handy tool to record your child's medication needs and any allergies.
As the information you need is all hosted on the app itself, no internet connection is needed once it has been downloaded.
Mush - A Pregnancy and Baby App for Meeting Mums
A great pregnancy and baby app to find mums who are nearby with kids the same age, or who are expecting a baby around the same time as you. But the Mush app is much more than that:
Join local meet-ups
Check out your home feed to see what's going on nearby. Thousands of mum meet-ups are organised every month.
Check what's normal: Ask thousands of mums at your stage about the things that are puzzling you. Got a question about pregnancy or birth? Mush mums will share their experience and advice. Baby not a fan of sleeping? Draw on the tips of mums who have been there…
Realise you are not alone
Hoop - Baby and Family Activity Finder App
The Hoop app is free to download and makes it easy to find and book activities happening locally for little ones. With 100,000+ different family activities each month, one in five activities within this baby and family app are completely free. Hoop also lists everything happening at local children’s centre and community centres, including breastfeeding clinics and postnatal services.
You can also read ratings and reviews from parents for the activities within the app to find the best activities in the local area. The app is updated daily and personalised to your family, so you won’t see things not relevant to your family.
Kidspass - Baby and Family Activity Finder App
Day out with the kids can cost a small fortune these days, but you could save up to 50% on some top attractions with the Kidspass
app which will help you do just that. This fantastic money saving app, also offers thousands of great savings off eating out and your favourite family leisure activities too.
As well as discounts on top days out, Kidspass also has hundreds of restaurants offering Kids Eat Free across the country, so you don’t only save money, but save on the washing up too!
An everyday trip out as a family is also made more affordable with Kidspass as you can save up to 40% at cinemas nationwide, soft play centres, children’s farms, museums and many more. Saving on these days can save the average family over £1000 a year.
You can share any deal or offer you like using Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email and more.
Kidstart - A Pregnancy and Baby Savings App
The KidStart app is a great tool to help you boost their savings as you spend on family essentials and big ticket items. It’s free to download and allows you to save for your baby when you shop online at over 1,600 well-known retailers. These retailers include some of your favourites like Sainsbury’s, John Lewis & Partners, eBay, Amazon and many more.
You can save on everything from:
- Clothes e.g. H&M - 4%* KidStart Savings
- Weekly groceries e.g. Sainsbury’s - up to £2* KidStart Savings
- Household bills e.g. 1%* back on your energy bill with Octopus
- Family holidays e.g. TUI - up to 2.5%* KidStart Savings
- Shoes e.g. Clarks - 2%* KidStart Savings
- Parenting and children e.g. Mamas & Papas – 2.5%** KidStart Savings
Bubble Babysitting - Search Local and Trusted Babysitters App
Another fantastic baby app for parents! Bubble lets you find, book and pay the babysitters your friends know, use and trust in your area. We love it because it’s a reliable marketplace app which gives parents the flexibility, choice and control to choose the right babysitter for them.
All sitters are ID and background checked, plus you can see which friends you have in common as well as read candid reviews from other parents.
When it comes to finding the right childcare, word of mouth from people you trust is important.
Bubble makes it easy to tap into this trusted sitter network, by connecting you with your friends, colleagues and parents of your child’s classmates, so that you can see the sitters they use, find out whether you have any mutual friends in common and how they rate them.
FreePrints App - Capture your Pregnancy and Baby Moments
Who doesn’t love pictures of their little ones all-round the home? The FreePrints app gives you high quality images delivered straight to your door in just days. Plus, you get 500 free 6x4 images a year.
With the FreePrints app you can select photos directly from your phone or iPad, Facebook, Instagram and more. Photos are printed on high quality paper and there’s no subscriptions or commitments. All you pay for is delivery. You can order free 6x4 photos printed on your choice of deluxe glossy or premium matte photo paper.
FreePrints offers vivid colour reproduction, brilliant whites, fade-free images and the assurance that every photo ordered will be printed to the highest quality standards. You can order a wide variety of print sizes as well (cost applies for prints other than 6x4, but pricing is very competitive) such as 7x5 and 10x8 print. You can order 5x5 prints which are perfect for Instagram photos and you can also order prints as large as 15x10, 18x12, 36x24 and 40x30
Standard delivery charges starts at just £1.49 (and never more than £3.99, regardless of order size).
FreeMind App - Making Meditation Easy
As a mum-to-be or new mum, you’re bound to feel a little apprehensive and sometimes worn-out with this exciting new journey you’re on. Surprisingly, a few minutes of mindful meditation is a great, safe and natural way to help relax, recharge yourself and look after your own wellbeing.
FreeMind is a powerful meditation and mindfulness app, dedicated to making meditation easy, engaging and enjoyable. Its basic training is completely free and it will teach you a huge amount about meditation, mindfulness and how to create and enjoy an amazing life balance in your busy world.
Learning mindfulness meditation needn’t take up much of your day. It’s actually very simple and a few minutes every day really can make such a difference.
Bounty - Ultimate pregnancy, birth and baby app
Our personalised pregnancy and baby app gives you all the practical help and entertaining insight you’ll need to enjoy your journey. Plus, you can use it to collect your FREE Bounty packs!
- Collecting your FREE Bounty packs
- Connecting to your local NHS hospital to access advice and leaflets
- Practical advice on health, preparing for baby, best buys, birth and more
- Day by day articles for you and your baby
- Organising your appointments, baby shopping list and midwife details
- Womb with a view and actual baby foot size tracker
- Exclusive vouchers on top brands