The iPhone helps me be a better father – a Father’s Day post

by Jeff Hilimire on June 21, 2009

Not really, that’s a joke of course.

BUT, I was interviewed for an article by the Associated Press about a month ago on how parents use their iPhone with their little ones.  You can read the article in the AJC here (though to my surprise it went national, I had friends in New Orleans and San Fran say they saw it in their local newspaper – who knew people still read the paper!), but if you wanted to skim, the part that I’m in is:

Jeff Hilimire uses a white noise application on his phone to make shushing noises for his infant daughter. And Tracie Stier-Johnson lets her young daughters answer trivia questions on her phone while waiting in the doctor’s office or at parent-teacher conferences.

Then later in the article…

Hilimire, a 33-year-old father from Atlanta, used his iPhone to time contractions with the phone’s stopwatch and downloaded software that showed the size of the growing baby.

Now when his infant daughter gets fussy in the car or during a walk, he puts his iPhone in her carrier to play the free application called White Noise Lite. “It immediately relaxes her,” he said.

So Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there, and check out the WhiteNoise app on the iPhone, it works like a charm ;)

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