The 5 Best Pregnancy Apps for Dads in 2019


Stay in the know as you get ready for your new bundle of joy

When your partner gets pregnant, it can be a wonderful time filled with joy and apprehension at bringing a new life into the world. While many pregnancy apps are built for Mom, dads need help, too. So we’ve put together the best pregnancy apps for Dads to help him understand what’s happening and prepare for the future.

Best for Demystifying Pregnancy: Daddy Up

What We Like

–> No nonsense tips built for dad.
–> Notes on every step of pregnancy.
–> Tons of great features.

What We Don’t Like

–> Some tips aren’t as helpful as others.
–> The Lumberjack theme can be a little bit over the top.

If you’re looking for an app that makes pregnancy less of a myth, then Daddy Up might be the right call. This app works as a Dad’s field guide to demystify what is going on, and get you prepared for that tiny human who is on their way. With a Lumberjack theme, this app is built specifically for the Dad-to-be who wants to be involved in every step of their partner’s pregnancy.

It runs with a field guide approach to pregnancy. Each week you’ll get notes about the size of your baby in utero, and tips for what might be going on in your partner’s pregnancy. Daddy Up includes a weekly pregnancy tracker, daily log, baby announcement, preparation checklist, and even a contraction counter for when the big day finally arrives.

Best for Tracking Baby Development: Pregnancy+

What We Like

–> Animations of baby’s development.
–> Pregnancy info for each week of gestation.

What We Don’t Like

–> More detailed info for Mom than Dad.
–> Some screens don’t open all the way on your phone.

Pregnancy+ is a full-blown tracking app that keeps you up to date on everything going on with your baby as it develops. While this app isn’t built specifically for Dads, it has plenty of great information to keep you in the loop.

Each week there are 3D animations of your baby’s development, a size tracker that gives you ways to compare your baby’s size, news articles and even notes that let you keep track of the information being thrown at you by your partner and medical professionals.

Best to Keep You Laughing: Who’s Your Daddy

What We Like

–> Simple tips for Dads without medical jargon.
–> Daily and weekly tips for aiding your partner in their pregnancy.

What We Don’t Like

–> Some of the humor is a little too crude.

Who’s Your Daddy is a one-stop shop for Dads prepping for the big change in their life. It’s built to have you laughing while you think up baby names, or check in with your partner. Best of all it isn’t weighed down with medical jargon and instead makes an effort to connect in plain English.

The features in Who’s Your Daddy are broken out into four different sections: Daily Tips, Weekly Tips, Timeline, and Tools. Daily tips are built to slowly keep you on track and get you thinking more like a Dad. Weekly tips give you updates on the size and development of your bun in the oven. The Timeline gives you an easy breakdown of when you should do certain things, like installing a car seat. Last, is the tool section where you can prep your hospital bag, store possible baby names and even keep track of your to-do list.

Best for Detailed Information: What to Expect Pregnancy & Baby Tracker

What We Like

–> Based of the best selling book series What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
–> Daily tracker gives you details about baby’s development.
–> Forums and communities for birth month, location, and more.

What We Don’t Like

–> Built more for Mom than Dad.

What to Expect When You Are Expecting is one of the most well-known books when it comes to preparing for a new baby. Now, you don’t have to run to your local bookstore to snag it, because there is an entire app built with all the things you need to know!

What to Expect Pregnancy & Baby Tracker is chocked full of kinds of awesome features. They have a personalized tracker for both due date and your baby’s development, week-by-week baby development videos, and curated content about pregnancy. While this app isn’t built specifically for Dads to-be it still has tons of information that’s handy for them to have!

Best for Getting Prepared: Wunderlist

What We Like

–> You can add multiple lists with tasks and subtasks.
–> You can share lists and comment back and forth.
–> Subtasks let you break down big projects into bite size pieces.

What We Don’t Like

–> Figuring out where all of the features are can take a little while.

The one app on our list for Pregnancy apps for Dad that isn’t specifically pregnancy related is Wunderlist. That’s because as you move through your partner’s pregnancy, there is a lot to do and a lot to keep track of, and having a dedicated app that helps you keep track of everything is indispensable.

Wunderlist is created by Microsoft and connected to your Microsoft account. It also has tons of features that make keeping track of everything super simple. You can build lists for specific tasks, and then fill them with everything that needs to be done. If you open a task inside one of your lists you can also add subtasks, notes, files, and dates or reminders. Since you can share lists with others, you and your partner can plan and collaborate in real time on things that need to be done before the baby arrives, like picking the color for your new nursery or syncing when you’re both available to go shopping for baby clothes and supplies.

Since you can create multiple lists, you can share tasks with anyone who wants to help and have them comment or reply on the tasks you need help with. Best of all Wunderlist is available on every platform, including your Macbook or PC so you always have access to the things that need finished.

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