Year One: Apps and Sites For Mom After Baby / Apps and websites for when you don’t want to leave the house with a screaming baby

Alex Mitchell
April 2016 in
March 29, 2016
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We know how difficult it is trying to leave the house with a newborn. Things that once seemed easy, such as a simple trip to the grocery store (or a shower, for that matter), suddenly require so much effort, like timing errands between feedings. Don’t fret — we’ve rounded up a list of apps and websites that let you check everything off your to-do list with just a few taps on the smartphone. Find even more food delivery services here.

Groceries and goods
Just used the last wipe? Yikes. Shipt works with your local Kroger to deliver wipes, diapers, formula, plus everything on the grocery list the same day (as soon as an hour after you purchase).
When: Daily 8am–9pm
Where: Parts of Dallas and Collin counties
Cost: $99/year or $14/month. Free delivery on orders over $35; $7 delivery fee for orders under $35
Buy the baby wash, detergent, toilet paper and the cereal you’ve been eating for dinner in bulk so you never run out. Boxed delivers all the wholesale perks (read: discounts) you love without the membership fee, crowds or lines. 
When: Mail delivery in three days or less; no deliveries on Sunday
Where: North Texas area
Cost: Free delivery for orders over $50; $5.99 delivery fee on all other orders. First order ships free.
This online service sells a curated selection of all-natural, organic and non-GMO health, home and food products (think Whole Foods) at wholesale prices, including supplements for breast-feeding and snacks by category such as gluten-free and moms or ingredients like caffeine- or dairy-free.
When: Mail delivery in two days or less
Where: North Texas area
Cost: $60 annual membership. Free delivery for orders over $49; $5.95 delivery fee for all other orders.
Supper with little effort
Dinner is likely at the bottom of your to-do list if it even makes the list at all. Meal plan with the click of a button from this paleo service. Choose entrees, sides and desserts from offerings that change weekly such as bacon ranch bison burgers and Moroccan chia pudding that require nothing more than a zap in the microwave to serve.
When: Weekly orders due by 10am Thursday. Deliveries done Sunday 6:30–8:30pm and Monday 10am–12pm and 6:30–8:30pm
Where: Parts of Dallas, Collin and Tarrant counties
Cost: Minimum order of $100. $5–$15 delivery fee based on location.
Lifestyle Meals delivers 15 frozen, low-sodium, low-sugar, high-fiber and high-protein meals a week. Menus change weekly, but think healthy, tasty options like French toast with chicken sausage.
When: Weekly orders due by 5pm Friday. Deliveries on Sunday and Monday 10am–2pm
Where: Parts of Dallas and Collin counties
Cost: $89 per week for one person; $159 per week for two people. Pay month by month
Whether you’re craving a fish n’ chips taco from Velvet Taco or a breakfast chicken biscuit from Chick-fil-A, DoorDash brings hundreds of local restaurant offerings to you in about 45 minutes.
When: Daily 7am–1am; times vary by location
Where: Parts of Dallas and Collin counties
Cost: $3.99–$6.99 delivery fee. Driver tip not included.
Grubhub sorts restaurants in the area by cuisine, estimated wait time, delivery minimums and more, perfect for those nights when you’re not sure what sounds good. Find salads, Thai, pizza and Mexican, among others and weigh options based on time frame and delivery fees (some are free).
When: Times vary by restaurant
Where: North Texas area
Cost: Delivery fees vary by restaurant. Driver tip not included
A glass of wine
If Junior’s being bottle fed tonight, treat yourself to a bottle (er, glass of Pinot) using TopShelf. Enter your address, and the service hooks you up with a list of hundreds of beer, wine and liquor options that arrive in an hour or less. Get your first delivery free with promo code “DFWCHILD.”
When: Monday–Saturday 10am–9pm
Where: Dallas
Cost: $5 delivery fee. Driver tip not included
Let’s face it: Getting “ready” typically means getting out of your PJs and brushing your teeth these days. So let a vetted stylist beautify you with an at-home hairstyling or makeup session. The service’s vetted stylists give you a blowout, curls or a makeup application with 24 hours notice. 
When: 24 hours per day, based on stylist availability 
Where: North Texas area
Cost: $40 and up, depending on requested service and stylist experience
Sleepless nights and the not-so-great posture you’ve adopted while breastfeeding or holding your little one may leave your back aching. Book an on-demand Swedish or deep tissue massage in your home with just a few clicks, and a licensed massage therapist can be there in an hour.
When: Daily, 8am–midnight
Where: North Texas area
Cost: Starting rate is $99 for one hour; prices include gratuity
A clean house
Whether your home’s in desperate need of vacuuming or the changing table for the nursery needs assembling, Handy sends a background-checked cleaner or handyman to take the Y out of your DIY project.
When: Daily, 7am–11pm; times vary based on serviceperson’s availability
Where: North Texas area
Cost: Cleaning services, $35 per hour; handyman services start at $45 per hour
Pretty much anything else
Favor delivers just about everything — dry cleaning, groceries, even the pick-up-in-store outfit you ordered online. Text your delivery assistant to avoid miscommunications or waking the baby with an ill-timed doorbell. Get your first delivery free with promo code “DFWCHILD.”
When: Sunday–Wednesday 8am–midnight and Thursday–Saturday 8am–3am
Where: Dallas
Cost: $5 delivery fee and 5 percent processing fee


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