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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.

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.

UrbanSitter: Local Caregiver

Find babysitters or babysitting gigs

UrbanSitter: Local Caregiver

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.

RoosterMoney Allowance Manager

RoosterMoney Allowance Manager

World Learning Ltd

For those who want an app for allowance and chore management for their child.

RoosterMoney Allowance Manager does more than let you manage your child’s allowance. You can track chores, award stars, take photos, and teach kids about money all in one app. The photo feature is handy for giving your child an incentive to save up for that cool item they want to buy. And, they can enjoy a feeling of accomplishment for doing their chores and reaching their goals.

Why we love it

RoosterMoney Allowance Manager is a great app for kids to learn about receiving their allowance and being rewarded for their hard work.

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.

Care.com: Hire Babysitters

Get the family care you need with this app

Care.com: Hire Babysitters

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.

Homey - Chores and Allowance

Homey - Chores and Allowance

Homeylabs Inc

For those who want a chore management app with the option of recurring chores.

With Homey - Chores and Allowance, you can set up daily, weekly, or monthly chores for everyone in your house. Manage allowances and rewards, set savings jars with goals, and sync across devices. You can even transfer allowances to a bank account if you live in the U.S.

Why we love it

Homey - Chores and Allowance is a terrific app for setting up recurring chores, managing the work load, and handing out allowances.

iAllowance (Chores Allowances)

iAllowance (Chores Allowances)

James Spencer

For those who want an app for allowance and chore management for their child.

With iAllowance, your child can earn real money, cool stars, and get motivated to do their chores. The app offers chore tracking with reminders, a fun and simple interface, automatic allowance payments, and syncing across devices. If you have more than one child, you can set everyone up for an easy way to manage chores and allowances.

Why we love it

For a neat way to manage chores and allowances, iAllowance works for the whole family.