Many new moms liken their introduction into motherhood to wading through a fog. I didn't see through the thickness until my daughter was about 6-weeks-old and even then, I still had mush brain. Like most first time mothers, I frantically tracked her nursing habits, diaper changes and nap times because I knew I would forget the schedule moments later.
Mother Jackie Ashton had the same problem, but used it to her advantage and created Baby Brain. The $5 iPhone application may be the end-all-be-all of newborn note taking as it allows parents to add as many children as they want (perfect for multiples) and keeps tabs on which breast was "served" or how many ounces were consumed from a bottle. In addition to feedings, Baby Brain will track naps and diaper changes, too. Why not just use a pen and paper you say? To find out,
By entering all of baby's bodily habits into Baby Brain, parents are logging important information that can be tabulated for further analysis and can even be sent to inquiring parties — something my nosy hubby would have appreciated. Moms and pops administering medicine and taking temperatures of sick babes can slip that information onto their phone as well. When the pediatrician questions the parents, they can send it off to the doc in one quick motion. Additionally, the application can analyze days, weeks or months of information to find out how much snoozing a babe is doing in a day and how many feedings (or ounces) they are consuming, lending a hand to moms trying to get baby on a definitive schedule.
When mommy's brain has turned to mush, it's good to know someone, or something rather, is there to fill in the gaps.