6 Sanity-Saving Parenting Apps You Need To Download Immediately

6 Sanity-Saving Parenting Apps
28 April 2016

Pregnancy and parenting are beautiful and rewarding experiences. They are also exhausting, chaotic and prone to driving people completely out of their minds.

Here are 6 sanity-saving parenting and kids' apps that'll help you figure it out, keep it all running smoothly and maybe even steal a minute or two of peace:

1. The Bump: For Moms-to-Be

What is it? This full-featured pregnancy and baby tracker gives you all all the info you know you're going to want along with you on this wild journey—whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned baby-maker. You know you want to know what sized fruit your growing baby is closest to this week—The Bump is the originator of the cute fruit comparison!

What you get
: Daily fresh and relevant content according your your week of pregnancy, access to thousands of expert articles, reviews and tips from the editors of The Bump, plus the ability to take and share your blooming belly photos right from within the app.

How much?
Where to get it? iTunes, GooglePlay

2. WEbMD Baby: For New Parents

What is it? You know how you run to Google every time your baby sneezes only to spin off into a full-blown panic because of what you read there? Don't use Dr. Google. Use WebMD Baby instead, it's like having a pediatrician in your pocket!

What you get: An extensive library of medically-approved content including 400 articles, 598 tips, and 70 videos. Expert info on month-by-month milestones, common illnesses and what to do, vaccinations, and helpful features on parenting questions like breast-feeding, sleep training and more.

How much? Free!
Where to get it? iTunes, GooglePlay

3. White Noise Baby: For The Exhausted Parent

What is it? If you're a blurry eyed parent of a new baby and haven't yet jumped on the white-noise train (in fact Train Ride, is one of the noises), you need this now. White Noise Baby has 20 looped ambient sounds, so surely there must be one that will send your wee insomniac off into dreamland.

What you get: 20 (kind of hilarious) ambient white noise sounds such as Air Conditioner, Grandfather Clock, Car Ride and Heartbeat. 10 high def classical music tracks if white noise isn't your kid's thing. A high contrast rattle sound with visuals that you can shake to distract or calm baby in desperate times! Plus, it acts as a monitor that will restart the sounds as soon as crying is detected and keep a log of your little ones sleep habits.

How much? $0.99
Where to get it: iTunes, GooglePlay

4. Bargainmoose: For All Canadian Parents

What is it? We don't want to toot or own horn or anything but, "Toot toot!" The Bargainmoose app is the best way to keep our daily list of hot Canadian deals right at your fingertips.

What you get:
A steady stream of the best sales, deals and products, plus parenting tips and breaking news that our editors scour the internet for every day. A curated list of fantastic finds meant just for Canadian parents like you.

How much?
Where to get it? iTunes, GooglePlay

5. Cozi Family Organizer: For Busy Families Everywhere

What is it? If you're a family that's always on the go and need some help keeping your shizz together, look no further. Three-time Mom's Choice Award Winner, Appy Award Winner for Best Family App and named "must-have app" for a better life by The TODAY Show, the Cozi Family Organizer is everything that calendar on the kitchen wall could never quite give you.

What you get? Cozi includes a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists, recipe box, a journaling tool... and you can sync them all with every family member using a family account and a shared password. You'll get alerts and reminders and can set up agendas for everyone in the family and send them out with ease. Family Fun Magazine calls it, "Too good to be true," but I use it and trust me it's not!

How much? Free! (But you can purchase in app extras that are also totally awesome)
Where to get it? iTunes, GooglePlay

6. Shopkins—Welcome to Shopville: For Parents of School-Aged Kids

What is it? If you haven't heard about Shopkins then you should check to see if you actually have any school-aged children! This is the official Shopkins app and a must-have for lil' tech-savvy collectors everywhere.

What you get? Most importantly a chance to put your feet up! Once your kids get started with this one, you're gonna be left alone for a while. They can list, organize and keep track of their entire collection. There are several mini-games featuring their favourite Shopkins from seasons 1 - 4. Plus they can explore Shopville street and several stores while interacting with their favourite characters.

How much? Free!
Where to get it? iTunes, GooglePlay

What are we missing? Share your must-have parenting apps with us in the comments below!

TOPICS:   Apps


  • Gina B.

    For older kids, I love the app Screentime. I can set time limits, rewards, pauses and wonderful things in my kids devices and track where they have been. Love it got my 8 year old with a minecraft obsession. Then for my tween/teen, VISR monitors her social media accounts and notifies me if there is behaviour I need to be aware of and hours she's on, etc. Looks for risky behaviour, moods, all kinds of things. Screen Time Parental Control by Screen Time Labs https://appsto.re/ca/fsT5-.i

    • Bargainmoose

      This is such a great suggestion... I'd like to do a follow up on educational apps and apps for older children! I'll be sure to credit you with this reco when I do! Thanks

  • Gina B.

    VISR by VISR INC. https://appsto.re/ca/CUrS8.i

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