Parenting is a big responsibility. In today’s world, children are normally exposed to many distractions and dangers. As parents are generally busy with work, it might be justified to say that parenting has become quite a tough duty. Parents lack the luxury of time to watch and monitor their children continuously. But, with the use of apps that help with parenting tasks, parents should be able to track and take proper care of their kids, and experience all the joys of parenthood by spending quality time with them.
Given below are 5 parenting apps that support parents in their endeavour to do the best for their kids –
1 iReward Chart
It is never easy to discipline children, but the iReward app which is available for iPhones, Android mobiles, and Windows phones has simplified the tasks of defining, tracking and awarding good behaviour. Parents set down good conduct criteria, and award stars to their kids, depending on how they fare in a given time period. With such an application to support their efforts, parents can easily make rules and remember them This way kids can stay motivated to follow the rules, impress their parents and get starred.
2 Baby Monitor and Alarm
This is perhaps one of the most useful Smartphone apps around. iPhones and Android phones with this app installed can become remote baby monitors and send alert signals to another phone when a sleeping baby awakens. This allows mom and dad to work elsewhere in the home without having to sneak in every now and then to check on the baby’s sleep status. This application can be useful in the nights too, especially when the baby sleeps by itself in the nursery. Anytime the toddler wakes up or cries, a signal arrives on the parent’s phone, and they can rush to comfort the baby.
One of the most important parenting tasks is to attend to children when they are sick. What if a child is suddenly ill – with a stomach ache or high fever? Every time such a thing happens, it may not be feasible or meaningful to rush to a doctor in person. The WebMD app is the handy doctor and has health info for the entire family. There is a symptom checker along with a guide for medication and treatment that is needed. This free application can be downloaded for iPhones, Android and Windows Phone7.
4 Kids Alarm Clock – Talking Clock
This app converts an iPhone into a talking alarm clock. The talking clock, which tells the time in a human voice, has animated graphics that appeal to small kids. The alarm time and sound can be set by the parents, and the snooze time and vibration effects can also be fixed.
5 Dinner Spinner
Dinner Spinner is a recipe app, which can be downloaded on to Android phones or iPhones. It is simple for parents to sit with their children, and pull out yummy recipes for dinner that can be relished by the entire family especially children. Parents can search for recipes by food type, available ingredients at home, and so on, making it a very interesting and involving family exercise.