8 Time Saving Apps For Parents
As all parents will know, life can be somewhat chaotic when you have children to look after and often the simplest of tasks can feel like an overwhelming chore. To get the most out of your day, you need to be able to manage your time and energy, in an attempt to get everything done and keep everyone happy.
Sometimes it can feel like you have the world on your shoulders, but these great time saving apps should help to organise your day and keep you on top of your task list, no matter how much you need to get done:
This app allows you to record all aspects of your child’s care schedule and then share updates with anyone else who may need to know about them, such as your other half, a nanny or even a day care staff member.
If there is anything they need to know about your child throughout the time they will be looking after them, you can record the information in an easy and convenient way for everyone to see.
A very simple shopping list app, Out of Milk allows busy parents to create multiple shopping lists that can then be shared via email or text – fantastic if you need someone else to pick up the food on your behalf on their way home.
With a built in barcode scanner, the app allows you to easily add products to your list and then cross them out once you have them. One of the best features is the ability to just use items off an old list so you don’t forget anything.
It can be hard to come up with new and interesting meals to feed your children every day, but this brilliant “Dinner Spinner” app will quickly put some fun back into your meal times and bring a bit of variety to life.
Users can search the app by cooking time, ingredients or dietary requirement, and they will be given a new recipe to try out. The app also provides step-by-step cooking instructions to make your dinner as easy and healthy as possible.
This brilliant app is full of baby health information and is free on most smart phones and tablets. There are over 600 health tips, 400 articles and 70 different videos available from the experts.
Parents can use the app to search for different health based topics and filter information based on their child’s age. They can also use the app to log any growth development milestones that their children hit.
There is nothing worse than being stuck in town and realising that your baby needs changing. This fantastic app from NCT can help you find the nearest baby-changing facilities, so you need never feel stranded again.
The app also rates each individual facility based on cleanliness, so you can rest assured that wherever you take your baby to change him or her, they will be able to lie down on a clean and hygienic surface.
Before you had children, leaving the house was easy. It was simply a case of putting on your coat, grabbing your keys and skipping out the door. Life is not so simple when you have a little one to take with you.
The Pack and Go app allows you to list everything you need for different situations, such as play dates or doctors appointment, and tick each item off one at a time. Simple, but effective.
This app comes complete with a calendar, shopping list and diary that can be used by all the family. It means that you never need to lose track of who’s doing what and when again.
You can stay up to date with different after-school activities, sports schedules, meal plans and more, while still being able to update each bit in real time so that the whole family knows what’s happening.
This great baby monitor app allows you to get on with your chores around the house while your baby is asleep, without having to worry about whether they have woken up.
Babyphone will work in sync with your monitor and ring a pre-set number if it detects your baby has moved or woken up. The great thing about this app is that you don’t have to stay in one room while your baby sleeps, you can move about and still be notified of any movement.