Take a moment to think about the parents who had kids before the age of smartphones. How did they do it? Your phone serves as a camera, lifeline to the outside world, and kiddo entertainment device. And there’s a wealth of apps to help parents track everything from feeding schedules to growth charts. The phone is a lifesaver in so many ways. Thankfully, there are even apps to make sleeping easier for parents. Because what do you want more right now than a decent night’s sleep?
Sure, there are plenty of apps to help your kiddo drift off to dreamland, but what about you? Even when you’re exhausted from a full day of baby-wrangling, sleep can remain weirdly elusive when you finally lay down at night. Maybe you’re waiting for your kid to start crying, or maybe you just can’t make your brain turn off. That’s normal. And there are plenty of apps out there to make the transition easier.
Grown-up naptime? There’s an app for that, too. Because if you can’t get in a full night of rest (and when was the last time that happened?), you can at least use technology to make your naptime as effective as possible. Seriously: you need a nap more than the kid some days.