Did you know that Moms with smartphones spend an average of 6.1 hours a day on their phone*? Alt12, which has more than 1.2 million active users across its popular BabyBump, PinkPad and Kidfolio apps, has just launched a new mobile commerce store. What makes this different than other apps and commerce stores is that you can now find and purchase quality baby, children and parenting products that have been thoroughly tested and given a seal of approval by Alt12 right from their popular apps! Alt12 puts its more than 600 and growing store products through an extensive vetting process, and reviews and recommends them based on the following criteria: Design, Innovation, Responsibility, Eco-Friendliness, Makes Life Easier, and Award-winning/Tested. It also offers cultivated “Mommy Profiles” – such as ‘High Tech Moms’ and ‘Eco Moms’ – for consumers who don’t want to spend time scouring the web for the perfect product for their particular needs.
I downloaded all 3 of the apps and have been playing around with them. You can use the same profile to log in to all 3 apps or even sign in with Facebook. They are all free apps that you can choose to upgrade if you love them as much as I do.
KidFolio app is a free digital scrapbook app and social network for parents.
When you first download the app it will take a minute to add yourself and your children’s info..especially if you are like me and have FIVE kids! This app is really great for putting together a baby book and learning more about developmental milestones of the average child your child’s age. There is daily and weekly parenting information to help you learn something new about your child’s development and being a parent.
The commerce store is full of parenting and children’s products! There is also a community of parents you can exchange advice, milestones, recommendations, funny stories and everything parenting related with.
PinkPad app is a really great for all girls. It is a free menstrual and fertility tracker app with a social health network for women.
When you first launch PinkPad you put in your name and the details of your last cycle it will then start calculating and can give you an estimation of when you will ovulate and when your next period will be which will help you time vacations and other activities around that time of the month. You can also monitor and track your moods, symptoms, weight, temperature and other menstrual related progress. This app is really great if you are trying to conceive because it calculates a chart for you so you can time when you will be ovulating as well as track your temps for the perfect time.
With the social network you can join in with other women for health and lifestyle conversations. It’s super easy to join in and post and reply to messages. There is, of course, the awesome commerce store that you can get to straight from the app to check out and purchase great products from fertility to women’s health and wellness products.
The BabyBump app is so cool! It is a free pregnancy app and community for expecting parents. I wish it was around when I was pregnant with my other babies.
You put in your name and LMP or due date then it calculates and gives you weekly updates on the average baby size and weight as well as a bunch of milestones like how the baby is progressing and how mommies body may be changing. You can add a weekly photo from your phone to make it more personal and watch that baby bump grow.
There is also a community you can join and get to know other pregnant mommies. Then of course there is the commerce store where you can purchase fun products for pregnancy and baby!
Alt12 has also put together the Top Three Holiday Gift Picks for the ‘High Tech Moms’ and ‘Eco Moms’ on your list this year:
Alt12’s Top Three Holiday Gifts for ‘High Tech Moms’
· Withings Baby Monitor (Retails for $299)
The coolest baby monitor for moms with smartphones. Easily syncs to the phone and lets moms monitor their baby from their phone. Great for traveling parents who want to check in on their little one from afar. Alt12 also loves that users can turn on a selection of lullaby music (from ocean sounds to Chopin), and get temperature and humidity readings, all from their phone.
· DropCam ($150)
Alt12 likes that it can be both a baby monitor and home security device, and is a product that grows with a family’s needs. It easily syncs to a smartphone, and works great as a baby monitor, with night vision, sound alerts and the ability to talk through the camera. It can be set up for multiple devices that sync to a phone so High Tech Moms can always make sure the kids are safe wherever they are.
· Custom Photo iPhone/iPad Case ($32.99)
What techie mom doesn’t like to keep a photo of the little ones close by? All of Alt12’s apps let moms create a cool, custom photo iPhone or iPad case through this unique product.
Top Three Holiday Gifts for ‘Eco Moms’
· Scotch Naturals Nail Polish/Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish ($14.99)
An odor free, water-based, vegan, cruelty-free, toxin free (no formaldehyde ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetone, and heavy metals), paraban free, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, safe-for-pregnancy nail polish. Comes in 34 beautiful colors. Also from the same company comes Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish, featuring bright and fun colors.
· The Honest Company Diapers ($13.95)
Most diapers are white or are plastered with cartoon characters. Alt12 loves that these diapers have taken a new direction and are designed with cute and modern prints for both boys and girls. Even better, they are made with sustainable plant-based biodegradable materials that are free of chlorine, perfume, phthalates, lotions, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, and organotins.
· Episencial Signature Basket ($55.00)
Completely organic and great for sensitive-skin babies and moms! Not to mention each product has Eric Carle’s adorable and famous “Hungry Caterpillar” illustrations. This signature gift basket comes with Episencial’s bath and skin favorites/essentials, as well as a cute “Very Hungry Caterpillar” plush toy and board book.
I absolutely love each of these apps and think it’s so cool that they have added in a mobile commerce store specific to each app. I also love that they have tested each and every product before placing it in their store!