Well, ok you don’t necessarily lose all your mates the minute you give birth, but you may find you’re no longer on the same page as your besties. What you need is some mummy mates to help support, guide and gossip your way through the motherhood minefield. Well, step forward new app Peanut, a sort of Tinder for new parents which aims to help hook up mums with similar interests and experiences.
Little Ones is the brainchild of mum-of-three, Viviana Rossios, from Melbourne who came up with the idea to give parents a “well-deserved break”. Parents simply log on when they need a nanny, check which childcare providers are online and then book their caregiver of choice. “I’m a mum of three young children,” Viviana told Daily Mail Australia.
It’s not that you don’t want to give up your seat to a pregnant lady, its more that you don’t want to make assumptions about whether or not someone is pregnant. Sure Baby on Board badges have made things a little easier for both parties, but not all women feel comfortable wearing them.
Started by two pals Ian Campbell and Will Palmer who currently co-own The 10 Cases wine bar in Covent Garden, the app promises to bring “top quality, expertly chosen, great value wines” to your door. “It’s a solution to overpriced corner shops, hastily purchased bottles, and a lack of options when it comes to having great wines delivered to your door,” Palmer told Metro. Would you use a wine delivery app?
London Sperm Bank Donors has created an app which allows users to track down potential fathers by picking from a selection of desired characteristics, such as eye colour and height. Unsurprisingly, the app has sparked rather a lot of controversy, too - especially its potential impact upon fatherhood.