Our phones have become an inseparable part of our lives. No matter how much we hear about screen time not being good for us and our kids, sometimes we just have to use them to save our sanity!
All them are available on Google Play for free. Some have in app purchase and premium options, as well.
Top Apps for Pregnancy and Getting Pregnant
If you are planning to get pregnant or are already pregnant, here are some apps to make your life easier.
My Calendar Period Tracker App
A simple, straightforward app that tracks your period days. It helps you determine the days you are ovulating and are fertile. Having intercourse on the fertile days increases your chance of getting pregnant.
What To Expect When You Are Expecting App
Which pregnant woman has not heard of this book? It was like a pregnancy granth! The App is quite informative as it provides you a week by week update about the growth of baby. It also keeps providing you tips on food and eating well and also on how you can start preparing for your newborn.
This is an app by BabyCenter, a website by Johnson and Johnson. Though I never recommend their products, their app is useable. Like the What To Expect App this app gives you a daily countdown to your D-day, along with tips and tricks.
This pregnancy app is quite popular on Google Play. I hadn’t heard about it during my pregnancy, so haven’t used it yet. From the many reviews, it looks like a good app. It lets you input your due date let’s you know how your baby is growing on a daily basis. Baby name suggestions, packing lists and exercise tips are also included in this app.
Top Apps for Newbie Parents
As a new parent, you are lost! Even with all the help around, you tend to get more and more confused with all the conflicting advice of families, friends, neighbors and the maalishwali!
With more and more parenting websites cropping up, everyday, (This one included. But hey, I’m helping aren’t I?) you feel like you are sinking in a quagmire! Sometimes, you just need that one go-to-thing that provides a solution without you having to second guess yourself! These apps are just that!
What To Expect When You Are Expecting App
You may already been using this Android App when you become pregnant. And if you have been, then this app also starts to provide advice on how to take care of a newborn once you reach your due date.
My Baby Today
This is an app from the stable of Johnson and Johnson and their website BabyCenter. Their App however, is good, informative. I used their pregnancy app My Pregnancy Today just to keep track of how my baby was developing inside me.
This is one app which really came handy for me. It makes a variety of white noises, including washing machines and car rides. White noise is soothing and helps the baby to fall asleep faster.
You can easily keep track of your baby’s bowel movements, diaper changes, feeding times etc in this useful app.
In theory, the Baby Monitor app looked awesome! You put it in active mode and leave your phone in the baby’s room. When it picks up the sound of baby crying it would call you on your designated number.
Without having to spend 5K to 10K on an actual baby monitor, you get a…well…..baby monitor!
BabySprout offers monthly developmental updates so you can see exactly how well your child is doing.
Yes, every mom’s savior! Out of diapers or coconut oil? Firstcry is quite prompt in their deliveries, especially when it comes to diapers. They have a guaranteed next day delivery. You can easily browse and place your orders while multitasking.
Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and BigBasket
Diapers are not the only thing you run out of! Use these ecommerce apps to order products at the last minute. Sometimes you even get a better deal for diapers and other baby products on these sites than Firstcry.
With all the laundry and breastfeeding, no one would blame you, if you are too tired to step into the kitchen. This app can be a lifesaver if you are short on time and hunger pangs start!
Top Apps for Parents with Toddlers and Kids
So, your toddler is not eating, or child is refusing to calm down? Baby led weaning is not going as planned? What to do? When there is no other way out, parents have to resort to screen time to ensure that at least their nutrition is not compromised.
ChuChu TV is a hit among kids and toddlers. If your kid has not been exposed to it, try to keep him away as long as possible. Their peppy numbers and unique take on nursery rhymes has made kids addicted to ChuChu TV, so please use with caution.
This is again a Nursery Rhymes App for kids. The visuals and songs are quite entertaining. The cute part of this App is that when you or the baby touches it the characters begin to move.
As parents, we are always worried about the type of content our children are being exposed to on the net. Addressing this worry, YouTube has come out with the kid’s version of their parent app called YouTube Kids. Here they would have access to only content curated for kids even if their little fingers end up randomly clicking something!
This App enables parents to restrict amount of time our kids can use their smartphones and tablets. All you have to do is install it on your child’s device and plug in your phone number to link them. Once done, you can set specified break times when the device will be automatically locked –and anyone will be unable to use. You can start doing it when they are young and before they catch on to the fact that it’s controlled by you! You can even pretend that the phone or tab needs a “nap”! Use your imagination!
There are numerous educational apps and other baby and kids apps which are supposed to be good. Have you come across any great kids learning app, which you found helpful? Please share in comments below!