Ok, maybe not too easy, but some of those apps will definitely help. From getting your kids to bed, to benchmarking their development, to cultivating good habits — technology can do wonders even for experienced parents. Here is our selection of some of the best parenting apps on the market.
The app will supply you with all of the essential (and non-essential) advice throughout pregnancy and the first year of care. It comes with a milestone calendar, plenty of easily digestible articles, and a community of its own, so you’ll never feel like you are doing it alone.
Baby and Child First Aid
The app comes directly from the British Red Cross, which speaks to the credibility of its content. It’s packed full of health and wellness guides for all types of medical situations. The information is well arranged, instructions are easy to follow, and some of them even come in the form of video tutorials.
White Noise Baby
A very simple, yet exhaustive app that delivers a collection of ambient noises guaranteed to put your baby to sleep. There are further features, like timers, crying detectors, event logs, and even tips for arranging a better sleeping environment. An absolute must for anyone with a fussy baby.
The app is designed as a cross between a parental control and an e-reader. It blocks all of entertainment apps and keeps them locked until your child does a certain amount of reading. And, thanks to its eye-tracking technology, Nicola Read2Play can actually verify how much reading has been done.
There are also some gamification elements for additional motivation.
Baby Monitor 3G
A highly reliable baby monitor allows you to stream HD video of your baby sleeping. The app is also equipped with an activity log, a remote speaker control, and a number of notifications that make sure you don’t miss a single change in your baby’s sleeping pattern.
An essential app for new parents, Glow Baby is a command center for baby’s care. Designed based on information from reputable sources, Glow Baby tracks feeds, diaper changes, sleep patterns, developmental milestones, and a few more essential statistics. The data is processed and arranged in an easy-to-read format. Plus, there is a community of parents for whatever further support or advice you may need.
This app provides developmental milestones and over 1,300 activities that’ll help to achieve them. BabySparks is claimed to be designed by childcare experts and used by millions of parents, comes with customized development paths and detailed instructions for each activity.
The app comes with 35 bedtime stories and over 25 hours of bedtime audio in total, which includes relaxation guides and soundtracks. Goes without saying that the voices are done to perfection and all stories have appropriate settings that won’t agitate your kids.
A calendar and an organizer designed to hold schedules of multiple family members. It comes with events, shopping lists, recipes, to-do lists, and a family journal. Information may also be shared across devices and between family members.
Teach your kids responsible money management techniques with an app that logs their finances. RoosterMoney tracks allowance, rewards for chores, and saving goals. There is no need to attach a credit card — parents play a role of the bank and reflect all withdrawals and deposits in the app.
Do you know of any parenting apps that should have made our selection? Make sure to let us know in the comments and we will put them on the list.