Here’s an app for that! Our top 8 app picks for parents
Parenting doesn’t come with a manual, but there are lots of useful apps to make various stages of parenting a bit easier.
We look at some great options – whether you are a new parent or raising teenagers.
Words Brooke Evans-Butler
Our top app pick for pregnancy : Sprout Pregnancy
Having a baby is such an exciting time, and with great pregnancy apps, you can access daily information about you and your baby, and access handy tools, including a contraction counter for when you go into labour.
Managing your child’s screen time on their devices can be a challenge – but OurPact allows parental control so you can block apps you do not want your child to have access and manage the amount of screen time you want your child to have (without having to hide the charger or confiscate the device).
If you are parenting teenagers and find yourself sending multiple texts to make sure they arrived at school, their friend’s house or their sports training safely, then this app could give peace of mind.
Simply save your usual locations and your family or friends in your customised ‘circles’ will be alerted when you arrive at or leave the location.
Our top pick for First Aid apps: St John First Responder
You might have heard of the First Responder app (which allows people with First Aid qualifications to sign up to be notified when someone has called for an ambulance within 500 metres, so they can respond.
But did you know you don’t have to be a ‘First Responder’ to get use from this great app?
The app features First Aid instruction, First Aid tips and features a handy Triple zero calling feature that sends your GPS location so an ambulance can easily locate you.
It is a great app for parents who want to be prepared.