I occasionally get asked during visits what are some of my favorite parenting apps. If you dig deep enough, you can find some quality ones out there that are beneficial for parents and families. I have put together a list of the top 10 apps that I recommend:
1. What to Expect- (FREE) This app is a great resource for expecting parents and through toddlerhood. There are helpful articles, a personalized pregnancy tracker, parenting tips, and even videos.
2. MyMedela- (FREE) This is another great app for new moms. MyMedela provides breastfeeding support, helpful tips, a tracker tool for feedings and diaper changes, and so much more.
3. Cozi- ($29.99/yr) Cozi is a shared family calendar so that you can keep up with your family’s hectic schedule! Other features include shopping lists, to-do lists, and even recipes.
4. BusyKid- (FREE/$7.99 per yr for a BusyKid Visa Spend card) This app is AWESOME. It provides you and your children with age appropriate chores. The coolest part- it teaches them the value of a dollar. They can use their earned cash to invest in real stock, donate to various charities, and collect bonuses for accomplishments such as good grades.
5. Find My Kids- ($2.99/month, $16.99/yr, or $25.99/lifetime) Find My Kids is a location tracker for your children. This app also has extra features such as, notifications when your child leaves a certain area, a history log of your child’s locations, and an alert signal, which they can send when in danger. The app is also compatible with GPS watches.
6. Circle Parental Controls- (1 month free trial, $9.99/mo) This app allows parents to set screen time restrictions and block certain content.
7. Clue Period and Cycle Tracker- (FREE) This free app is great for teenage girls in order to keep track of their periods. You can also track flow volume, duration, cramping, mood etc. This app is very helpful during appointments in order to discuss normal versus abnormal symptoms.
8. Smiling Mind- (FREE) This meditation app was designed by psychologists and educators in order to help kids as young as 9 years of age deal with daily stressors.
9. Fooducate- (FREE, some in-app purchase options) This app allows you to scan products in your home or at the store to get a breakdown of nutritional facts and even find healthier alternatives. Take this app and your kids with you the next time you visit the grocery store!
10. Charity Miles- (FREE) Walk, run, or bike for charity! This app turns your exercise minutes into money for charity. Not only is this a great way to get your child moving, it allows them to give to the charity of their choice.
What helpful apps do you use?
Until next time,