There are apps designed for everything and everyone-even the
youngest among us. Apps like
Infant Visual Stimulation app (iPad/iPhone, $2.99),
The Baby Symbolizer (iPad, iPhone, 99 cents) and
Baby View (Android, $1.92) all display simple, high-contrast
images designed to catch an infant's attention.
Choosing whether or not to plug in your little pumpkin
soon after he arrives, however, is something to weigh heavily. The
American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend screen time for
children under 2. Your child will benefit most often from the
sounds of your voice, your facial movements and the interactions of
loving parents, siblings and caregivers.
Interact with your infant and gauge his growth with these
resources that help navigate fussy times, record developmental
milestones and distract long enough to get a shower.