15 Top Baby Development Apps To Track Milestones

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Baby milestone apps can be extremely useful for new parents as they allow them to monitor their baby’s growth regularly. After the baby is born, parents need to be completely involved in their growth and development. And to ensure their optimum growth and identify early signs of health issues, their milestones need to be monitored closely.

A baby development app enables you to keep track of your baby’s growth and mark every milestone they achieve. It also helps you examine early signs of health concerns in the child.

Keep scrolling as we tell you about some of the best baby development apps available online.

15 Best Baby Development Apps

It’s time to stress a little less as these baby development apps will help you keep track of major and minor baby details.

1. Kinedu

Available for free/Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

Nervous about caring for a baby? Don’t be, as this app will guide you through activities best suited for your little one. You can avail personalized plans for your baby and access ‘how-to’ videos and live parenting sessions. It also gives you access to interactive play sessions created by experts. You can also record your baby’s milestones in it.

2. The Wonder Weeks

Available for $5.99

Download: iOS and Android

For a first-time parent, understanding a baby’s needs can be a tad confusing, especially when you have no idea why they are crying even after being fed and changed. This app guides you through the various stages a baby generally goes through, so you know how to tackle their changing habits. It also gives you tips and tricks to adapt to your baby’s changing behavior.

3. Babysparks

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

This app is designed to help you create a personalized play program for your child. It comes with ten activities and demonstration videos. Each activity is targeted at developing certain skills such as gross motor development and retentive memory. This app comes with a tracker in which you can record milestones, so you can closely monitor your child’s progress.

4. Baby Connect

Available for $7.99

Download: iOS and Android

Are you looking for an app that allows you to store and record almost everything related to your little one? Here it is. It provides you with reports and charts to track your child’s progress and gives you notifications for medicines, vaccines, and so on. You can also store photos on this app. A single subscription gives multiple access so your spouse and child’s nanny can access the app anytime.

5. Hatch Baby

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

A baby entering your life means a ton of added chores. This app helps you keep track of everything your child needs, right from feeding to diaper change and sleeping. It tracks and reminds you of almost everything and anything that has to do with your little munchkin.

6. Glow

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

When looking after a baby, there will be many instances where you may not understand what to do. This app has a feature where you can connect with other parents and get answers to questions you have. It also gives you a detailed account of your baby’s milestones. The tracker feature notes your baby’s feeding, pooping, sleeping, and other habits, to help you monitor their growth.

7. Growth: Baby and Child Charts

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS

This app is specifically to track your child’s physical growth. Record your child’s height and weight in it, as it gives you a curve chart displaying your child’s growth over the years. It also gives you a BMI calculation, so you know that your child’s weight is within the healthy range. The chart is available in PDF form, so you can easily download it when required.

8. Baby Tracker

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

This customizable app allows you to record every little detail of your baby. Log in your baby’s habits such as feeding time, nap time, and playtime to make it easy for their nanny and doctor to understand their habits. You can keep track of your child’s height and weight over the years to ensure that your baby is growing as per normal standards. Its health feature allows you to record your child’s medical history pertaining to vaccines, medicines, etc.

9. Playfully

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

Based on your child’s age, health, and milestones, this app recommends games that help in their mental and physical growth. The makers of this app believe that playing is an effective method to make a baby learn something. It has easy games that target specific skills that your child needs to develop. It also provides tips to make every activity easier. You can keep track of your child’s growth with data and pictures.

10. Huckleberry

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

Doctors say that babies grow in their sleep. This app helps manage your child’s sleeping schedule. Log in their daily habits, and the app will give you a chart summarizing statistics. It has the provision to feed in details of multiple children, so you know you have details about all your children in a single app. It also has a feeding, medication, and nappy change tracker.

11. Baby Nursing

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

Here is an app that acts like a baby journal for you. Write detailed accounts of what and how much your baby ate during the week, store photos and videos of your baby’s progress, and keep a record of your baby’s growing height and weight over the weeks. You can easily sync this app with other users, so they too can access your baby’s details when required. Back up of data is also available, so even if you change your phone, you can still have all the records.

12. Tinybeans Family Album

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

Track your baby’s development in pictures. No, do not worry! This app is not a social media app but a private app where you can share pictures of your baby’s milestones only with those you want to share with. It comes with a calendar and chart view, so you get a quick glimpse of your child’s progress. You can even create a picture book of it.

13. CDC Milestone Tracker

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

Milestones give an idea of your child’s health. Keep track of their milestones in this app to understand your child’s growth and progress. This app recommends activities to promote growth in babies. It gives a timely indication of any apparent problem and if you need to check up with your child’s doctor based on the logs you feed in.

14. Baby Daybook

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

This app provides a log for 20 activities: diaper change, breastfeeding, potty training, and so on. If needed, you can even create your own activity log in which you can record activity type with customized icon and title. You can also create a photo album to save some memorable images during your child’s growth period. The statistics you store creates a chart to give you a quick glimpse of your baby’s health update.

15. Qeepsake: Journal & Milestones

Available for free/ Specific features only for premium members

Download: iOS and Android

Turn your baby’s special moments into memories by storing images in this app. Feed in all your baby’s firsts in the app, which can be accessed by anyone you share it with. Store journal entries about your child’s period of growth. You can also print a photo book out of the images you store in the app, which you can share with your baby when they grow up.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What milestones should a one-month-old hit?

One-month-old milestones may include (1):

  • More alertness and response to human faces when you speak or hold them
  • Jerky arm movements
  • Hands kept in tight fists
  • Shows strong reflex movements
  • Eyes wander and may cross occasionally
  • Brings hands close to eyes and mouth
  • Side-to-side head movement when lying on stomach
  • Unsupported head flops backward
  • Preference for black-and-white or high-contrast patterns
  • May turn toward familiar sounds and voices

2. How much is the BabySparks app?

The app is free for a few features, $29.99 annual charges for the basic package, and $95.99 for the premium subscription that includes all features.

Baby milestone apps help the parents and caregivers follow their baby’s growth and development. This may help identify developmental delays. Kinedu, the wonder weeks, baby sparks, baby connect, hatch baby, playfully, and baby tracker are popular apps to track developmental milestones in babies. Although there is an average time for developing each milestone, there can be slight changes between babies. Some may achieve milestones a bit later or earlier than their peers. However, you may seek pediatric advice for noticeable delays.

Key Pointers

  • Apps that track milestones help keep your baby’s development in check.
  • The CDC Milestone Tracker app recommends activities to help promote baby growth.
  • Baby Nursing, Glow, Babysparks, and many other similar apps are mentioned in this post.

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Shivali Karande

Shivali holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s in management from Chetana's R.K Institute of Management and Research Mumbai. After working for nearly five years in the market research sector, she discovered her passion for writing and started freelancing. Her knowledge about medicines and biology, coupled with her experience in research, helps her write well-researched, informative, and evidence-based... more

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