Technology can certainly play a helping hand in many aspects of everybody’s lives, and parenting is no exception. There are plenty of educational and entertainment apps for kids and families, and especially now with more time stuck indoors, they’ve become essential. It’s nice to have a few options available for moms and dads as well, however. Here are some apps that are specifically designed for parents, to make their lives easier and bring them a little joy at the same time.
Artkive is a wonderful tool that enables you to preserve your kids’ artwork. So basically you photograph all the amazing arts and crafts your kids create in lockdown and upload it to the app. The company then offers printing options, such as mosaic, collages, and large prints. You can have these sent back to you and you can keep them forever. They work well as birthday or Christmas presents for all the family. The app adds a lovely personal touch, with hardly any effort from you.
Boxed is a wholesale delivery app that sends your family boxes of essential amenities. These concept has been taken over by many private businesses during the recent outbreak, but it’s still pretty convenient for your family. You’ll get discounts on multi-buys and free delivery when you go over $50, depending on offers currently available.
This educational app is for parents only. Bright Parenting offers sound advice on all aspects of parenting, such as communicating with your child, or how to discipline them in difficult situations. It’s sort of like an online guru. If you’re ever feeling lost and confused, the app can provide you with some clarity and suggestions. If you’re also worried about your child’s safety online and that they might be hiding something from you, try Family Orbit – iPhone tracking software.
Cloud Baby Monitor
Cloud Baby Monitor is the perfect app for families with newborns. Equipped with helpful features such as noise and motion alerts, parents are given a little bit more of a break and can check on their newborn remotely. The monitor has video call and music options, so you can even sing your baby to sleep from your bed. It’s good for bigger babies too. The motion sensors will alert you if they move and you’ll be able to see through the camera if they’re still tucked up in their crib.
Jenzy is a kids’ shoe sizing app. It can be difficult to judge the shoe size of your children, even with measurements. It sounds farfetched, but the app can guarantee a perfect fit and an easier way to shop for kids’ shoes. All you need to do is send a picture of your kid’s foot and the app will go through brands and sizes. The great thing is it’s all done online so you can order the shoes to your door.
Peanut is a free app that helps moms get in touch with other moms to share experiences and make friends. You’ll be automatically matched with moms in your local area, just like a dating app, but with those who are going through the same things as you. It’s a great way to maintain a social life while you’re in quarantine with the children at home.
One of the more popular satellite navigation apps, Waze allows you to play music, find the cheapest fuel, and get the latest traffic alerts. You can also connect it to your car’s display with Android Auto. It’ll help you arrive on time and do the navigating for you so you don’t have too many things to distract while you’ve already got noisy kids in the car.
A virtual babysitter in itself, Youtube Kids is not only slick and fun to use but you can even make separate profiles. You can create a user for each of your children and set age-appropriate content accordingly. This means your children can enjoy separate programs to their siblings. You can decide whether you want to let the kids search, or only watch the content you choose. Youtube itself also vets certain channels so you know you can trust what they are watching. There are also homeschooling options in place. Crash Course, for example, is a Youtube channel for high school students. Students can even share links with their school peers and study together.
Every parent finds their own style and it’s up to you how much you want to incorporate technology into your baby’s upbringing.