Great Expectations Pack

Expectant mothers, new parents and even grandparents will love this pack of programs with motherhood in mind. We’ve bundled tools to predict your due date and assist you with pregnancy nutrition, along with electronic baby books and teaching tools for your growing child.

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Due Date Forecaster
Due Date Forecaster calculates your due date given either your LMP (first day of your last menstrual period) or the conception date, if you know it exactly. You can also use it for planning a future conception date to schedule your baby’s birth for a particular season or month. The simple interface makes it easy to enter your LMP, including your cycle length, giving you a monthly calendar to select the exact day of the week.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 3.x
Publisher: Dawn Software
Download size: 248 KB

NutriGenie Pregnancy Nutrition 4.1
Eating for two? Get your nutritional requirements easily and help your baby be healthy with this aid. Using the latest nutritional technology, NutriGenie’s Pregnancy edition includes an easy-to-use graphical food pyramid analysis and a state-of-the-art menu generator. This comprehensive guide isn’t necessarily just for expectant mothers — it also comes in handy in figuring the unique dietary requirements for women of all ages.

Licensing: Shareware, $39
Requirements: Win 3.x
Publisher: NutriGenie
Download size: 756 KB

Weddings, Showers & Invitations 1.0
Liven up baby shower and other invitations with this package of fonts and clip art images. You get 25 scenes appropriate for baby showers, weddings, engagements and bachelor parties. The clip art comes in PCX format and can be used in most graphic conversion or editing programs. Additionally, you receive two fonts for designing the text portion of your invitations. Registration brings another 170 images and 10 more fonts.

Licensing: Shareware, $29.50
Requirements: Win 3.1x
Publisher: Elfring Soft Fonts
Download size: 965 KB

Baby Blocks TrueType Font
Add a special touch to shower invitations or birth announcements with this TrueType font. Designed to look like baby blocks, this font includes numbers and uppercase letters enclosed inside square boxes. Two styles of characters are included in this package — one set has black characters on a white background, and the other set has white characters on a black background.

Licensing: Shareware, $2
Requirements: Win 3.1x
Publisher: Ryan Neaveill
Download size: 7 KB

At Home Diary
Some of your most important maternity memories happen before your baby is born. Keep track of the highlights and low points of your pregnancy with At Home Diary. This simple application lets you enter your thoughts in a free-form text field, storing your personal thoughts in a password-protected place. Search for entries using date and entry title. Registration brings an unlock code via E-mail, but this unregistered version is fully functional.

Licensing: Shareware, $8.95
Requirements: Win 95/NT
Publisher: At Home Software
Download size: 2,725 KB

New Baby Planner 1.0
First baby? Wanna get organized and knowledgeable quickly? This complete pregnancy planner program can do it. Decide on your baby’s name from a list of more than 1,300 name choices, complete with interpretations of meanings. The database of planning information and check lists will have expectant couples planning purchases, outfitting nurseries, and overcoming obstacles easily. Fill out your baby item wish list for your baby shower, and keep your announcement list handy in the included address book. There’s even an auto-dialer, for those frantic calls dad will be making to relatives after your delivery. Complete documentation makes using this little gem baby’s work.

Licensing: Shareware, $16.50
Requirements: Win 3.1x
Publisher: David Anderson
Download size: 2746 KB

Baby Screensavers
Can’t wait for the baby to arrive? Let these two screensavers featuring babies keep you company during that tough wait. „Baby in Waterworld“ brightens your screen with a smiling baby in an inflatable ring bouncing across your monitor as fish swim through the water beneath him. „Baby in Toyland“ features a small child hopping amongst colorful, animated toys, and is sure to be a hit with kids.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 3.1x
Publisher: Spart
Download size: 449 KB

From Diapers to Diplomas 2.2
Track everything from the birth of your baby to high school graduation and more with this electronic baby book. You can keep records on your baby’s birth, vital statistics, medical and dental records, and growth. Note your toddler’s special friends and habits. Capture your school-age child’s awards, teachers and accomplishments. You can print out nearly any information you’ve tracked and send it to your computer-challenged relatives. While the interface is stuck in the dark ages of DOS, this backward-compatibility makes this program easy to use on legacy hardware –the kind gram and grandpa might have.

Licensing: Shareware, $19
Requirements: DOS 5.x
Publisher: BlueCollar Software
Download size: 284 KB

PC Baby 4.2
Prefer a colorful and responsive interface for your baby memories? PC Baby fills the bill with a fun way to keep track of your growing child. Track the details of your baby’s prenatal medical history, choose a name from the included encyclopedia of names, and note your child’s birth information using this user-friendly program. Color reports are available for everything from height and weight charts to special events and holidays you can add to the already robust list. With support for tracking an infinite number of children, the bright and lively interface will encourage your older, computer-literate kids to help out.

Licensing: Shareware, $17.95
Requirements: Win 3.1x
Publisher: At Home Software
Download size: 3273 KB

Talking Babysitter 1.0
Overwhelmed by all of the new duties involved in raising a new baby? Try this interactive teaching tool to minimize the work involved. Customize the program for your child’s name, and enjoy teaching your baby computer skills (such as pressing the space bar) while they reach fundamental early milestones. Talking Babysitter will help teach your child early words, elementary reading and drawing, spelling and more. The lively music and colorful interface will interest small children, and the happy tone of the narration will keep your child smiling and learning. The ABC song learning session is incomplete in this shareware version, but registration gets you the whole song.

Licensing: Shareware, $19
Requirements: Win 3.x
Publisher: Orlando Dare
Download size: 1,180 KB

Baby Keys
Teach your young child the computer keyboard with Baby Keys. With keyboard, mouse and joystick control supported, BabyKeys responds by producing graphics, pictures, special effects, musical notes and speech. Although the interface may seem simplistic to adults, the colorful graphics and corresponding sounds (recorded in a child’s voice) are targeted to children — and they hit the mark. The series of graphics displayed include everything from birds and whales to bridges and holiday images. Ambitious children who learn quickly will tire of the limited number of images and sounds, but this learning tool will be a fun stepping stone along the way.

Licensing: Shareware, $19.95
Requirements: Win 3.1x
Publisher: Multi-Computing
Download size: 4,531 KB