The 5 Best Baby Apps for Dads in 2021

Track and share baby information, get tips and tricks, and more

Being a new dad can be overwhelming. It's not easy juggling new responsibilities, sleep deprivation, and the endless tasks involved with taking care of a new baby. Luckily, some excellent apps are built to take some of the pressure off of new dads and help them become the best parent and partner they can be. Here are our picks for the five best baby apps for new dads.

If your baby hasn't yet arrived, there are also some helpful apps for dads-to-be.

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Best for Bite-Sized Advice: Quick Tips for New Dads

Quick Tips for New Dads is open on an iPhone.
What We Like
  • Tons of great tips.

  • Built by dads for dads.

  • Guides and checklists make it easy to prepare.

What We Don't Like
  • Only available for iOS.

  • No in-depth information.

The Quick Tips for New Dads app is built to help new fathers get bite-sized chunks of valuable info, including what to expect during diaper changes and baths. With more than 250 quick tips, including advice submitted by other users, this app is an easy way to grab valuable information while on the job.

Eleven guides help prepare users for everything from the hospital labor bag to sterilizing bottles. Checklists make it easy to keep track of everything you need for such things as day trips with a baby and preparing your home for the new arrival.

If you find yourself returning to the same tips repeatedly, add them to a favorites list for quick access.

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Best for Tracking: Baby Manager Feed Tracker

Baby Manager app for new dads keeps track of baby details
What We Like
  • Track all your kids.

  • Dedicated charts keep track of sleep, feedings, diaper changes, and more.

  • Share baby's information with your partner.

What We Don't Like
  • iOS and Android app versions have some different functionality.

Tracking is key with newborns, and Baby Manager acts as a central place to log feedings, growth, sleep patterns, walks, medications, weight, diaper changes, and more.

The Baby Manager for Andoid app is free to use and download, and you'll have access to the community forum, but you're limited to five activities and three days of logging. Access more features, export data, and use widgets with in-app purchases

The iOS version is $3.99, and you'll have access to all tracking, logging, community, and other features.

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Best for Helping Baby Learn: Baby Sparks

Baby Sparks app is a great tool for new dads
What We Like
  • Milestones are broken down by type, not just by age.

  • Articles deliver in-depth information.

  • Progress summary shows your child's development.

What We Don't Like
  • You must upgrade to a subscription plan to unlock all features.

Babies are constantly learning and developing, and Baby Sparks delivers fun and enriching activities for parents to share with their little ones while helping develop their potential.

Set up your app and, depending on your child's age and its appropriate milestones, you'll get a daily program with several activities, as well as access to articles and other materials you may need. The app displays your baby's progress as they grow.

While you'll get access to Baby Sparks milestones, articles, and materials for free, to access all the activities you'll need to upgrade. Paid subscriptions start at $3.99 per month and $23.99 per year. Lifetime access is $37.99.

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Best for the Gajillion Photos You'll Take: Tinybeans

Tiny Beans Baby app is great for dads who want to take photos
What We Like
  • Unlimited photo storage.

  • Organize photos into albums or use the calendar.

  • You have full control over who can see photos.

What We Don't Like
  • Steep subscription fees for Premium.

  • Premium required to download all photos at once.

Taking photos of your children, especially when they're tiny and adorable, is a no-brainer. Tinybeans is a dedicated photo app that gives parents full control over who gets to see their bundle of joy.

The app lets you organize your photos as they happen, and includes various sections such as articles and how-to content, photo album collections, and calendar-based photos. Invite others to view your photos and enjoy their reactions.

Download and use Tinybeans for free, or upgrade to a premium tier to upload high-res photos, save videos, eliminate ads, and more. A premium subscription costs $7.99 per month or $49.99 per year.

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Best for Keeping an Eye on Baby: Baby Monitor 3G

Baby Monitor 3G app is a great app for new dads
What We Like
  • No additional hardware needed.

  • App costs considerably less than a baby monitor.

  • Access to live video, audio, and pictures.

What We Don't Like
  • Mic sensitivity can pick up white noise and indicate your child is awake when they aren't.

  • Video sometimes stutters when using data instead of Wi-Fi.

When your baby is asleep, a good baby monitor brings parents peace of mind and helps them relax and get things done. Baby Monitor 3G turns your smartphone or tablet into a connected baby monitor.

Baby Monitor 3G offers unlimited reach through a 3G, Wi-Fi, or LTE connection. You'll need two compatible devices, for example, a tablet in the baby's room while you hold a smartphone. Use devices in any combination.

Enable video, listen to movement, and even speak to your baby if you're in the kitchen prepping a bottle when they wake up. The app even includes an activity mode that lets you know if your child is waking up and moving around while you'll making dinner.

Baby Monitor 3G costs a one-time fee of $4.99 to download, which is quite inexpensive compared to the cost of a dedicated baby monitor.

If you're using this app in conjunction with your mobile data, unless you have an unlimited plan, it could get costly. Be mindful of the amount of data you're using when you're not on Wi-Fi.

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