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Apps to help care for your baby

Everyone knows there isn’t an instruction manual that comes with a newborn baby, but  a number of apps can get parents on the right track, and make sure they stay there.

Glow Baby logs and times all aspects of baby care, from bottle feeding and breastfeeding, to diaper changes, sleep schedules, development milestones, medication, and even growth charts. Create a printout to take to the doctor’s office, if needed. The app provides daily articles and smart advice for a baby’s first year. Grow Baby is free for iOS and Android, with premium features available for purchase.

Feed Baby focuses on tracking everything from feeding types, times, and frequencies to diaper changes and sleeping times. It uses big, easy-to-use buttons so tired parents don’t have to worry about tracking data when half asleep. It organizes all of the information into detailed reports and charts. It’s free for iOS and Android, with premium features available for purchase.

The Kinedu app is designed for those up to 24 months old, providing fun and age-based daily activities aimed at boosting cognitive, linguistic, physical, social, and emotional development. The app suggests more than 1,000 activities, along with plenty of other tips and personalized programs. The app is free for iOS and Android, with a wide range of premium services available for purchase.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.