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best parenting apps

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.

ChoreMonster

Give your kids an incentive for doing chores

ChoreMonster

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.

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: Find Babysitters

Find babysitters or babysitting gigs

UrbanSitter: Find Babysitters

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.

Primary - Parenting Positivity

Primary - Parenting Positivity

Montessorium, LLC

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

Get the family care you need with this app

Care.com

Care.com

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.

SitterFriends -Book babysitter

SitterFriends -Book babysitter

Farintuit LLC

SitterFriends -Book babysitter

For those looking for a trustworthy babysitter.

Every SitterFriend is a trusted and safe option vetted by their experts. Many SitterFriends are even teachers or top students from your local colleges. Booking a SitterFriend is three simple steps, and they guarantee that your job will always be filled.

Why we love it

SitterFriends takes the stress out of a finding a babysitter.