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10+ Must-Have Resources for a New Mom

Congratulations on your new baby!  When I was a new mom, I looked for things that would help make my mom life easier.   I’ve compiled a list of all must-have new mom services I’ve used and things I wish I knew about in this guide for new moms.  Hope you enjoy it!

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10+ Must-Have New Mom Services for a New Mom

Must-Have Newborn Apps

I suffered from severe pregnancy brain so during my newborn baby stage, I struggled with keeping track of feedings.  There are a lot of breastfeeding apps available out there but these are what I recommend.

Eat Sleep App by Make Sail, Inc (iOS Version)

A first time mom helped design this app for simplicity and need without the clutter of trying to figure out how to work the entire app.  With this app, you’ll be able to record your baby’s habits like eating, sleeping, and diaper changes.  This is a FREE app available on iOS with in-app purchases.

 

Baby Nursing App by Sevenlogics, Inc. (iOS Version)

This app is a lot more advanced now then when I used it 4 years ago.  With this app, you’ll also be able to track your newborn’s feeding, diaper changes, and sleep with added features like tracking your baby’s progress, growth, doctor’s visits and more!  This is a FREE app but there are in-app purchases.

 

Glow Baby Newborn Tracker App by Glow (iOS Version)

Similar to the Baby Nursing App, Glow Baby can tracking your baby’s feedings, sleep, and diaper changes but also has a community of fellow parents.  It also has pediatrician-approved charts and smart insights from your data about your newborn and you can add another person to the account like a spouse or babysitter, to help keep track of your newborn!

 


Must-Have Parenting Apps

As a new mom, I was nervous about the well-being of my newborn son.  I suffered from postpartum depression and constantly worried about my son.  Unfortunately I couldn’t call my doctor 24/7 about every little thing that my son was doing that I wasn’t sure was normal.  Parenting can be hard but finding advice shouldn’t be!  These two apps below are my favorites and still use them today!

SmartMom App by Social Qnect, LLC (iOS Version)

SmartMom App is an online social parenting advice community that helped me answer so many questions!  Of course, this didn’t replace a doctor’s visit but it did help to be able to ask fellow Moms!

 

Best of Parenting by Parenting, LTD (iOS Version)

I’ve had the Best of Parenting app for a long time and I’ve found it so useful because the information is well researched.  It’s like a giant book of parenting issue solutions in an easy-to-use app!  Although I’ve found this app really starts addressing more problems during the toddler stages, I find myself browsing through the different categories of issues and applying their tips and ideas with my kids.

 


Must-Have Home Shopping Services

Going out and getting groceries is part of everyday life but you wouldn’t know how easy you had it before until now when you’re carrying your newborn everywhere with you.  I have two toddlers and grocery shopping can be such a hassle, especially if one of them didn’t take a nap!  If you’re like me, then you’ll love these two services!

AmazonFresh

We’re an Amazon kind of family and if you are too, then you definitely need this.  Get unlimited grocery delivery services from Amazon for just $10.99/month for Amazon Prime members or $14.99/month!  Its available in all major metro areas in the US and you’ll have to enter your zip code when signing up to check for availability.

Want to see how it works for you?  Try the free trial here:


Walmart Grocery App by Walmart

If you don’t have AmazonFresh available in your area, this is always a good alternative!  This way I can get my grocery shopping down in a hassle-free way by using this app.  It’s easy; you just add what you need to the cart ($30 minimum required), check out with the time you want to pick it up, they will notify you when it’s ready and you check-in on the app to show them that you’re on your way.

The Honest Company 

Most of you have heard of The Honest Company and their products.  I’ve used them for both my kids and love their service and their products!  It’s definitely convenient and it helps you with trying to figure out how many diapers you’re really going to need during each diaper size so you’re not overspending and wasting diapers.  On top of that, the convenience of never running out of diapers is amazing (you only understand this if you’ve ever ran out and had to make a quick run to the store).

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Amazon Family

I recently joined Amazon Family for the 20% off diaper subscriptions but there are so many other added benefits to Amazon Family!  It provides age-based coupons, deals, and recommendations for parents that are expecting or have children ages 5 or younger.

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Must-Have Services

Meal Train

I have never tried this service but I absolutely LOVE this idea.  Meal Train is a free service that allows you to organize meal giving for someone.  Simply enter the person’s information who needs the meals, set up the day(s) needed, enter their likes, dislikes, allergies, etc. and invite others to participate in the meal train.  There’s also an option to donate money to make things easier!

Amazon Home Services

Now you can order services on Amazon for your home like a handyman, furniture assembly, and even house cleaning!  House cleaning is the perfect gift for new parents so they can adjust to their new home life!  I even added it to a recent article on how to prepare for a new baby!

Check out all the services you can order from Amazon here:


Must-Have Subscription Boxes

Ecocentric Mom 

I have Ecocentric Mom as part of my mom self-care.  This subscription box contains organic and eco-friendly products for moms-to-be, moms and baby or toddler!  You have to take care of yourself and what better way to do that than by pampering yourself while also getting really great products for your baby too! Check out more information in my two reviews here:

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Bluum

Another really amazing subscription box!  Like Ecocentric Mom, this subscription box is perfect for moms and babies.  Bluum offers hand-picked full size products curated for your child’s age and stage of life.  Learn more about it in my Bluum review here.

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Have you tried any of these resources?  What must-have new mom services do you recommend that are not on this list? We would love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a comment below!

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Wife, Stay at Home Mom of two boys, and blogger. Friends and family call me Kaye but my personal favorite is "Mom." I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be at home with my two baby boys. As an engineer by career, and stay-at-home mom by choice, I write about how to “Invent. Innovate. Design. Mommyhood” and what that entails.

  • Tonya Michelle

    I’m so glad I found this, we’re currently trying to start a family so these tips are needed. Thank you!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      I’m so glad you found this too! I hope you find this helpful! Thanks for visiting!

  • http://readeatrepeat.net/ Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.

    I think I would have liked the Bluum box when I had my babies. And Amazon Fresh or the Walmart grocery pick up, if those were available in my area. We finally got a Food City with curbside grocery pick up, so that’s an improvement for mamas with new babies 🙂

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Absolutely! I love these curbside pick-ups! Definitely a game changer for most families with little ones!! Thanks for visiting!

  • Mila

    Great resources. New mommas always need a little self care. I’m not a mom (yet), but these are fantastic things to think about as help.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

  • http://fcnextdoor.com Kara

    I don’t have kids yet but it never hurts to start learning! I think these are very helpful tips!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Thanks! Having kids can change everything but it can all be a welcoming change! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • Maps & Monograms

    Yessss for the Amazon Fresh! My favorite grocery store, Publix, has a similar service. It is a total game changer!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Awesome! I need to check that out! Sounds great! <3 Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Hanna J Smith

    Apps for grocery shopping and saving have been a major help since I had kids!! Gotta pinch those pennies once there are extra mouths to feed!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      That is so true! Those small savings add up! <3 Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • Jessica Koza

    So I’m not a new Mom… I’m currently expecting my fourth, but wow do I wish I had a post like this when I was! This is amazing, and honestly, there are resources here that I have never heard of and will totally use, so thank you!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Congrats on your 4th baby! These are awesome services for new moms but they’re just as amazing for not-so-new moms <3 I highly recommend the meal train! It helps with your first month postpartum! <3

  • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

    She will love you for it! Thanks for sharing! <3

  • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

    Thanks you too! <3 I agree, meal train is pretty amazing! It's an old-school idea that is still valid now! <3