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10 Best English and Japanese Baby Apps for Parents

10 Best English and Japanese Baby Apps for Parents 

Let’s face it- we’ve got our work cut out for us as parents. On top of finding the perfect work-life balance as well as finding time to take care of ourselves, we’re also responsible for the well-being of our kids. Needless to say, our lives can get pretty hectic, especially as our babies grow, become more independent, and mischievous! One of the advantages that we have, however, are smartphone applications that can help keep us organized and in control (if only temporarily!). Having a few apps in our arsenal won’t magically take away the stress of parenthood… but they can certainly make life easier!

Here are a selection of apps with high ratings from parents.

10 Best English and Japanese Baby Apps for Moms

Apps for Life in Japan

Mama Papa Map

You’ve probably seen this one several times here on Best Living Japan, but that’s simply because it’s such a game changer. If you’re living in Japan or visiting on holiday, this app will guide you to the nearest nursing rooms and baby changing rooms quickly and anywhere in Japan. You’ll soon find that facilities here in Japan (such as shopping malls, department stores, museum ms, etc.) are extremely clean and offer a large number of nursing rooms with amazing services. Do note, however, that while you can dispose of diapers in nursing rooms and other facilities aimed at parents and babies, other places like municipal government offices and civic halls will ask you to take your soiled diapers home to dispose.

Download it here: iTunes Store

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Iku Log

https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/kantan-yu-er-ji-lu-yurogu-wm/id833305402?mt=8

Iku Log is an award-winning Japanese language app that lets you keep track of all aspects of baby’s growth. Daily events like diaper changes, feedings, and naps can quickly be added with easy-to-understand, self-explanatory stickers. In addition, the app automatically makes charts and graphs of baby’s growth, nap time, body temperature, making it easy for you to see and track baby’s natural rhythm, feeding, and sleep patterns. Having this information readily available will also make your next doctor’s appointment go by smoothly, especially if you are attending a clinic with few or no English speakers.

Download it here: iTunes Store or Google Play  (Japanese Language Only)

Baby Manager

Similar to the Japanese app Iku Log, Baby Manager allows you to keep track of baby’s diaper changes, nursing, feeding, sleeping and growth all with the touch of your fingertips! The app is for use primarily in the first year of a baby’s life. It keeps track of nap times and how much you pumped, or the last time you nursed, giving you a bit of leeway in your busy life. There’s also a sharing feature for sharing data between you and your partner, as well as a multiple child feature.

Download it here: iTunes Store or Google Play

Wonder Weeks

Featured practically everywhere baby-related, from Pop Sugar Moms, to The Bump, and Huffington Post and beyond, Wonder Weeks is an app that picks up where its namesake book ends. It is a weekly calendar app that lets you see at a glance how your baby is developing and what milestones are in store for you in the weeks and months to come. These milestones are categorized into developmental “Mental Leaps” and the app offers insight into why a child may be acting out, based on the information you provided.

Download it here: iTunes Store or Google Play

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Famm

Famm is a photo app that makes sharing precious memories of your little one a breeze. All data is automatically backed up onto a cloud server, ensuring that your photos are forever saved, even if you damage or lose your phone. Plus, you get unlimited storage!

What makes Famm stand out from other photo sharing apps is its features that are unique to residents of Japan. One free personalized photo calendar of your child will be sent to your home monthly. If you register the addresses of Japan-based relatives and friends, photo calendars will be sent to them as well (for an additional charge).

Download it here: iTunes Store or Google Play 

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Naki Pita!

Brought to you by Bennese, the company behind Japan’s top selling parenting magazines Tamago Club and Hiyoko Club, Naki Pita is unique way to calm a crying baby. The app has a library of music and sounds that you cycle through as your baby cries. Simply scroll through the pre-set recordings,, playing each track until baby positively responds to a sound and becomes calm. Once you’ve identified the perfect sound(s), add it to your personal playlist. You can play it back whenever baby gets fussy. You can also record your voice and add it to the playlist as well.

Download it here: iTunes Store or Google Play (Japanese Language Only)

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Baby Monitor 3G

If you have an old smartphone or tablet lying around your house, why not turn it into a baby monitor? By using the Baby Monitor 3G app and your existing Wi-Fi connection, any smartphone can be turned into a baby monitor. This will enable you to keep an eye on your baby, even when you’re not in the same room.The best feature about this app is that it is compatible with both Android and iPhone systems, and you can also check the live video feed from your Mac or PC.

Download it here: iTunes Store or Google Play

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Baby Growth Chart Tracker

A straightforward app without all the bells and whistle, the Baby Growth Chart Tracker app uses official growth guidelines from two health authorities: the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The information used to generate charts which can be used to monitor your child’s weight, height, and body mass index. After you create a graph, you can save it as an image or PDF file or even share it via AirDrop or email. This app also allows for tracking the progress of multiple children.

Download it here: iTunes Store or Google Play 

Yamanote Line Elevator & Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourists

Living or traveling in Japan often means that you will be using public transportation, especially if you live in urban areas. While much praise can be said about Japan’s infrastructure -buses and trains are safe, reliable and punctual modes of transportation- navigating the transportation system can be tricky. Furthermore, stations themselves are often basic and lacking elevators and ramps at times.

Download Yamanote Line Elevator here: iTunes Store

If you’re in Tokyo with a stroller, then you’ll definitely appreciate the Yamanote Line Elevator App. It will direct you to the car nearest an elevator making your exit at your destination as smooth as possible. Tokyo Metro’s app allows you to search by route map, Tokyo or Toei Subway stations, or by tourist attraction/landmark.

 

Download Tokyo Subway Navigation here: iTunes Store or Google Play

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P.S. Visit our Top 10 Japan Apps – For Expats or Tourists in Japan and 5 Great Apps for Beginner Japanese Learners.

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Written By: Teni Wada – A work-at-home-mom determined to find the perfect work-life balance in the bustling megalopolis of Tokyo. Formerly a kindergarten teacher with a background in bilingual education, she seeks to connect with other first time moms by offering tips, advice, and support. Find out more about her life as a new mom in Tokyo over at her blog,
babykaiju.com.

 

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