We’re all part of a tech-savvy world where parenting information is instantly retrievable with just a tap of your finger. We rely heavily on the internet and search portals like Google to find solutions to our parenting woes. But with the vast amount of information on the net (not to mention the presence of misleading or false information), Google may not be the best place to go to after all.
What you may not realise is apart from the internet, your app store is just as valuable a resource to go to! You may be surprised by the sheer variety of parenting apps available at your fingertips that are not only trustworthy, but can even go the extra mile to provide personalised guidance and solutions on your parenting journey.
Here are 10 parenting apps you should definitely know about!
#1 Pregnancy & Baby Tracker
Created by internationally-acknowledged pregnancy and parenting brand What to Expect, the Pregnancy & Baby Tracker app is a must-have for mums-to-be. Simply enter your baby’s due date and you will gain access to the app’s extensive library of medically-accurate articles, parenting and health news, and even receive personalised updates on your baby’s day-to-day development and tips from experts. You may also join a tight-knit community of parents-to-be with similar due dates to receive peer support and trade advice and tips!
#2 The BabyCenter Pregnancy Tracker
Apart from the typical features of a pregnancy tracker app (e.g. tracking foetal development), this pregnancy tracker app by BabyCenter—the world’s leading digital parenting resource—also encompasses other unique features to make your pregnancy journey an exciting one. For example, you can expect tips for your daily lifestyle, such as pregnancy exercise routines, and food and nutrition ideas like what type of snacks are good for expecting mothers. BabyCenter also comes with fun pregnancy tools, from a photo diary for your baby bump to a baby kick counter!
#3 Sprout Pregnancy
Ever wondered how the world (in your tummy) looks like from your baby’s point of view? You can now track your baby’s growth in 3D via the Sprout Pregnancy app! The app makes use of advanced 3D technology to help you experience your baby world while he or she is still safe in your womb, with true-to-life interactive movements, kicking, and even heartbeat. Note that some features are limited to Premium users only.
#4 The Wonder Weeks
This worldwide top-selling baby app is based on the #1 baby development book, The Wonder Weeks. The app is designed to help parents watch over of the mental development of their little ones, enabling them to better comprehend the various leaps and phases their child is going through (e.g. fussy phases). On top of a customised weekly calendar that keeps track of your child’s mental growth, the app is also equipped with an extensive library of white noise, classical music, and sounds to help calm your child down and ease him or her into sleep. Note that some features are limited to subscribed users only.
#5 BabyName – find it together
This baby name finder application makes creating names for your little ones a truly one-of-a-kind experience! Specially tailored for busy couples, the app allows you and your partner to connect with one another with greater ease anytime, anywhere. Both of you can engage with one another in finding the perfect name for your child by swiping through baby name cards together, even if you are not physically next to one another. If you both like the same name, it becomes a match and is logged into your favourites list so you can go through them again later on. Each name on the app is also attached with information on its meaning and origin, like how Lucy means “light” and Yunus means “dove.”
#6 Huckleberry: Baby & Child
Getting your child ready for bedtime can be one of the trickiest tasks in parenting, and this is exactly why you should download the Huckleberry app—the “IT” solution to help you put your child to sleep. Huckleberry scrutinises your child’s sleep patterns to come up with personalised sleep plans for your child. Making use of SweetSpot, the world’s first real-time predictive algorithm, Huckleberry helps parents predict when the child will begin to feel tired and what is the next best time for your child to sleep. Tucking your child into bed has never been easier!
#7 Baby Story – Pics Editor
Capture all your baby’s firsts with the Baby Story app. With over 15 filters and 900 artworks—each customised to a certain occasion or baby/pregnancy milestones like first ultrasound or first tooth—you are bound to find the perfect design for your desired visual aesthetics. You can even design a photo theme uniquely for you or your child, and save it for future reuse.
Download the app for free on iOS.
#8 Cozi Family Organiser
Getting everyone in the family to be on the same page can be quite a feat. Fret not, for the Cozi Family Organiser app is here to help! The app makes coordinating within the family a breeze with its shared family calendar, reminders, and listings features. Now, you can always be up-to-date with everyone’s schedules and even send personal reminders to anyone in the family. Being able to create a shared shopping and to-do list also makes it easier for everyone in the family to know what tasks need to completed on-hand, and you can also rest assured that everyone in the family will always know what you need at the supermarket. No more family chaos!
#9 Moshi Twilight Sleep
The team behind Moshi Monster gathered to come up with over 100 pieces of original sleep content to lull your little ones to sleep with the Moshi Twilight Sleep app. Expect a pool of audio Sleep Stories, Meditations, Music and Sounds, and even a Sleep Story narrated by actress Goldie Hawn, that will effectively draw your child into a peaceful, deep sleep.
#10 Bright Parenting
The Bright Parenting app condenses tons of information from parenting books and the internet to make it a simple, one-stop solution for all your parenting woes. The app presents useful information to parents in the form of two-minute, bite-sized lessons, perfect for busy working parents who don’t have time to digest lengthy pieces of information. Learn about your child’s development and how to best encourage your child and promote better behaviour, including crafted scripts on the exact words to say to your child in different situations. Bright Parenting not only makes happier and more confident children, but also better and more conscious parents.