“Congratulations, you’re a mommy!”
A tiny human is handed to you - your new baby who, until this point, had called the inside of your uterus its home. So many different emotions go through your head: joy, terror, elation and anxiety. This is the most important thing you’ve ever done - and definitely the most daunting . But beneath that façade of panic, is the deepest, most confident love you’ve ever known.
That love that makes you purchase every toy in the baby store; it drives you to question every brand, type and style of diaper; it has you on WebMD at 3:30 in the morning searching every potential symptom.
As time goes on, you become more certain of your parental prowess. You have a favorite diaper, and you’ve figured out the difference between a sneeze and the flu (you kept all the toys, though). But with every stage of development comes new questions:
When should I introduce solid foods?
What discipline techniques work best with toddlers?
Why is my child licking everything in sight?
Though these answers can be found on various channels, you find yourself questioning the process of research. Reading hundreds of product reviews, going through chapter after chapter in the aisles of Barnes and Noble, calling your mom four times a day – it shouldn’t be this difficult. In this day and age, isn’t there something that can make this process easier?
There is. It’s called SmartMom. This is our attempt at creating a simpler solution to asking everyday questions about raising a child. With an entire community of both new and experienced moms at your fingertips, SmartMom can answer all of your questions quickly and skillfully.
Available now in the App Store foriPhones, this mobile community allows users to both ask and answer questions at all times of day.
When you register as a user, you can decide how often you’d like to answer questions in the app. Depending on your preference, you’ll receive push notifications throughout the day from other moms asking for advice. It only takes a few seconds to offer your two cents - but it can mean so much to another mom! Just one click to answer a question, and you’re on with the rest of your day. When you need an answer, you know you’ll get a quick, skillful response.
On average, questions are answered within ten minutes of posting, with about ten helpful comments within 24 hours. That means no waiting for a forum and constantly checking your email - you can have instant, mobile access to answers.
One of the most incredible things about SmartMom is the quality of users. The majority of users will attest to the fact that everyone in the community is nice, helpful and positive. We consistently monitor comments and steer the community toward helpful, kind, affirming words.
This app is “a great community for moms,” and “so helpful.” There’s a whole community of SmartMoms out there with answers to all your questions! Download the app today and tell all of your mommy friends!
Disclosure: This is a guest post, not written by me, and I received compensation to post it.