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Apps That Make Parenting Slightly Easier

Apps That Make Parenting Slightly Easier

These are the best apps for parents who try and do it all. Instead of getting overwhelmed there are lots of tools to make your life easier right on your iOS device.

Cozi Family Organizer

For a tool to keep your family on track, this one is the complete package.

Cozi Family Organizer

Easily add appointments and events

For those who need to keep the family organized from appointments to to-do lists.

When it comes to a family calendar, shopping lists, to-dos, a recipe box, and even a family journal, Cozi Family Organizer has got you covered. You can color-code each person’s calendar, set reminders, share shopping and to-do lists, and keep track of special moments with photos. It is not only easy to use, but fun at the same time.

Why we love it

Cozi Family Organizer provides the total package to keep you and your family on track. It also has Apple Watch support and is available on the Web making it even more convenient.

Winnie

Find family- and kid-friendly locations with an easy-to-use app.

Winnie

Winnie

For those who travel with children often.

Winnie is a must-have app for parents. Whether you need to find a spot to nurse your baby or change their diaper, Winnie can help. You can also look for family-friendly restaurants, playgrounds, libraries, and other locations for kids. Add stories and keep track of where you travel with this handy and helpful app.

Why we love it

When you are traveling to a new place with your family, take Winnie with you to find kid-friendly locations.

ChoreMonster: make chores fun for kids!

Give your kids an incentive for doing chores

ChoreMonster: make chores fun for kids!

A reason to do the chores

For those who have children but want to make chores fun again.

With ChoreMonster, kids will look forward to doing their chores daily. This is because ChoreMonster is set up by parents, and you can even choose what kinds of rewards the kids will receive upon completing their chores. These rewards can be anything from ice cream, an hour of video games or television, or even a trip over the weekend. With such great incentives, kids should feel motivated to do their chores and reap the benefits. To make it even more fun, kids can win monsters at the Monster Carnival in the app with the points that they receive from completing tasks, so if they want them all, they'll have to work for it. ChoreMonster is cute, fun, and makes chores something that kids can look forward to when they see the great rewards that await them.

Why we love it

The app looks great, has cute graphics, and makes chores fun. It's a must if you have children who don't see a reason to do chores.

UrbanSitter – Find Babysitters & Nannies

Find babysitters or babysitting gigs

UrbanSitter – Find Babysitters & Nannies

UrbanSitter – Find Babysitters & Nannies

For parents or sitters looking to connect.

You need to find a reliable, safe sitter, and sitters need to find regular sitting jobs. What better way than an app to connect the two? UrbanSitter has lists of locally recommended sitters so you know that other people in your area have tried them out and found them to be good. Babysitters can rest easy knowing that the families they're working for aren't going to stiff them a fee or make their lives uncomfortable.

Why we love it

UrbanSitter offers an easy way to connect parents and babysitters.

Allowance & Chores Bot

Allowance & Chores Bot

WingBoat.com

Allowance & Chores Bot

For those who want an easy and flexible allowance and chore manager.

With the Allowance & Chores Bot app, you can keep your entire family’s allowances and chores in sync. Create daily, weekly, or monthly allowances, set separate amounts for each child, and configure extra rewards when they do something special. You can set up chores to be one-time or repeating on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule.

Why we love it

Allowance & Chores Bot makes keeping track of who does what and who receives how much simple.

Primary - The App for Parents

Primary - The App for Parents

Montessorium, LLC

Primary - The App for Parents

For those who want a parenting advice app with a community and daily tips.

Primary – The App for Parents offers advice, encouragement, and articles with a positive mission. You can receive daily parenting tips via push notification, chat with other parents for trading advice, and check out helpful articles from contributors. The app also provides activity ideas with numerous series and videos.

Why we love it

If you like to chat with other parents, trade ideas and advice, and get helpful tips, check out Primary – The App for Parents.

Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More

Get the family care you need with this app

Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More

Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More

For anyone who needs a babysitter, nanny, dog sitter, or even a caregiver for the elderly.

Care.com's official app lets users easily browse through the profiles of many different types of caretakers, from babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and sitters, and even a caretaker for disabled or elderly folk. You can also put up a job posting and get notified of caretakers who apply for your job. Contact them, set up an interview process to find the right person for the job, and then pay them through the easy payments system of Care.com. No matter who you are — either looking for a caretaking job or need a caregiver — Care.com has you covered.

Why we love it

The Care.com app has a nice interface that is easy to use and it provides users with a large database of caretaker profiles and job postings. It's never been easier to find a job or get a trusty caretaker for your family.

Hub Family Organizer: Shared Calendar & Todo Lists

For busy families, Hub provides a central place to keep track of daily life

Hub Family Organizer: Shared Calendar & Todo Lists

Add to your calendar quickly and easily

For families who have a lot going on and want a way to keep track of it all

You'll be pleased with Hub's activity feed, which shows what each member has scheduled, planned, and posted about. The ability to add additional groups of people is unique, letting you create organizational planners for both your immediate family and your extended family. With Hub Family Organizer, you'll be able to quickly take stock of what needs to be done each day, whether you need to pick up milk from the store, and what's coming up next on the calendar. Hub Family Organizer is a great option, providing you a simple place to keep track of chores, shopping lists, and home improvement tasks.

Why we love it

Being able to create a separate planner for the extended family is a terrific way to plan for those family reunions.

Parenthood | BabyCenter

Parenthood | BabyCenter

BabyCenter

Parenthood | BabyCenter

For those who want a parenting advice app with age-based tips and details.

Parenthood | BabyCenter offers tips and articles regarding your child’s development, based on their age. With everything from playtime to mealtime to bedtime, you can get help from a community of parents just like you. Check out the daily news feed, explore trending topics, or just browse for interesting articles.

Why we love it

If you are a new parent or one of a toddler, Parenthood | BabyCenter is a great app for tips, advice, and information about your child’s development.

Family Chore Manager

Somebody Has to Do It

Family Chore Manager

Family Chore Manager

Do you have children? You need Family Chore Manager.

Family Chore Manager allows parents and children alike to work together to get things around the house done. Assigning tasks is simple, including the ability to assign a certain umber of points for each chore. When something is completed, kids just need to toggle the Done switch and move about their day.

Why we love it

Chores no longer have to be a hassle thanks to this app.