Archive for the ‘Raising an iKid’ Category
I’m raising my newborn from my iPhone. Sound peculiar? I’m a self proclaimed “Mac”, my husband is “PC”, but we have both been iPhone fans, he earlier having discovered it’s many advantages for on-call work as a network administrator, and I more recently. After having finally given up on my long time “antique”, once the buttons fell off 5 years after purchase, and making the leap to iPhone this summer, I quickly fell in love with it’s many features. Now that I’m an urban chic Mac Momma, I don’t just “love” my iPhone, I would DIE without it. Here are a few of my most used preloaded features. As time goes on I will share and review the many third party apps that are making this momma productive in the wee hours of the nursing night.
Everyone wants to see the new baby, Dr’s and Nurses are scheduling follow-ups left and right and wasn’t I supposed to do something today? With all the new chaos surrounding a baby iCal keeps me organized and stress free so I can use those precious sleep deprived brain cells to nurture my little girl instead of wondering if I remembered everything I needed to do today or when the next visitor was showing up.
iPod / iTunes
Obviously, music right? But wait there’s more! I have a few of my favorite baby care videos loaded for those late night “what was that burping technique again?” moments and a number of baby specific play lists. An all classical list for our quiet time feedings and a few more upbeat sing along picks for daytime. Last, but not least, I downloaded some white-noise tracks. I have nature tracks as well as the basic fans and static. I keep these on a separate play list for the munchkins fussy moments. Works every time!
Camera / Photos
I don’t just take pictures with my phone. I’m using it to document, journalistic style, my little ones every moment and sharing it. The built in 3 megapixel camera on the 3GS is more than sufficient for posting on my blog or Facebook (more to come on running a baby blog from an iPhone). Combined with a few photo editing iApps like Photoshop Mobile, the need to wait to plug in at home is no more. We instantly post for our friends and family to share in the fun. In addition to the photo ops, I’ve built a special album of CPR and First-Aid instructions scanned and saved as JPGs. I keep this album synced so I have all the necessary visual reference on the go, at my thumbs, for any emergency.
Next time I’ll be reviewing my favorite iPhone baby tracker — Total Baby!