18 Useful Apps for Parents iPhone & iPad

March 11, 2013

There are so many apps for parents out there that we decided to put together a list of the ones that we found to be the most useful. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, or school-age child, these apps will make parenting life a little easier. 

Chore Bank - for iPhone

  • The best way to keep track of your child’s allowance, chore completion and spending money
  • Includes features that encourage your children to get all their chores done
  • You can make a deposit to a child’s account to handle random gifts or unexpected earnings
  • You can handle withdrawals from the account when your child wants money for something you wouldn’t pay for yourself
View on iTunes

iEmergency ICE Family PRO - for iPhone

  • This app is the family version of the top downloaded iEmergency+
  • Get quick access to your family’s medical information
  • Create unlimited contacts and family member profiles
  • Single page emergency contact list
View on iTunes

Safe Driver - for iPhone

  • Designed to promote safe driving behaviors
  • The app documents acceleration, braking, cornering and speed
  • Violations of set limits are displayed and the last 2 trip reports are stored for review
  • When a violation occurs, the app will automatically send either a text or email identifying the vehicle and other details
View on iTunes

FBI Child ID - for iPhone

  • Provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your kids
  • Includes tips on keeping children safe
  • Quickly and easily email the info to authorities
  • Get specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing
View on iTunes

My 9 Months - for iPad

  • A guide to a healthy pregnancy
  • Get the information you need in one place
  • Watch videos, read pregnancy information and find ideas to plan for your baby
View on iTunes

Find My Kids ~ Footprints™ - for iPhone & iPad

  • Track your kids and privately share locations with family and friends
  • Tracking and sharing happens automatically in real time
  • Geofence and movement notifications can alert you when your kids cross a fenced area or moves
  • Runs in the background without draining your battery
View on iTunes

Kids In Mind - Movie Reviews for Families - for iPhone & iPad

  • Provides parents with objective and complete information about a film’s content
  • Decide whether to watch a movie with or without your kids
  • Over 3,000 movie reviews and ratings
  • Weekly new movie reviews and ratings
View on iTunes

Total Baby - for iPhone & iPad

  • Helps you log and time all aspects of your child’s care
  • Supports up to 6 children, with dual timer system for twins
  • 14 separate timing, tracking and logging functions into one complete solution
  • Built-in summary, timeline and 15 interactive charts
View on iTunes


Food Additives 2 : FREE + - for iPhone & iPad

  • Quickly and easily access the general information of up to 50 food additives
  • Find out which food additives are considered safe or not
  • Buy the full version via in-app purchase and get info on up to 450 additives
  • No internet connection needed for database access
View on iTunes

Sex Offenders Search - for iPhone

  • Helps you locate registered sex offenders in your neighborhood
  • Search offenders by name, address, zip code or even near your contacts in the address book
  • See the picture, name, address and offenses of any individual you select
View on iTunes

A Parent's App For Healthy Kids - iFeed - for iPad

  • Provides a simple and easy way to track how many servings of each food group have been fed to your loved ones
  • Servings are tracked flexibly with ambiguous units of measurement
  • Track servings according to your own goals
  • Track up to 9 loved ones
View on iTunes

Baby Monitor HD - for iPhone & iPad

  • Watch and listen to 4 cameras simultaneously and monitor your babies from anywhere
  • Infrared night vision
  • Audio Alert is an extra alarm for loud noises
  • No extra fees for remote viewing
View on iTunes

Sesame Street for Military Families - for iPhone & iPad

  • Sesame Workshop’s ongoing efforts to support our troops and their families
  • Topic areas include: deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, and self-expression
  • Includes engaging videos, articles, storybooks, parent guides and more
  • For preschool and school-aged children
View on iTunes

CareZone Mobile - for iPhone & iPad

  • CareZone is the safe place to manage private information about a child, parent or other family member
  • Shareable journal to keep family members up to date
  • Invite family or others your trust to help with to-dos, events, record-keeping and more
  • Track medications, maintain a contacts list, securely upload files for safekeeping and more
View on iTunes

Instant Playdates - for iPhone & iPad

  • Lets you instantly schedule and view playdates with your Facebook friends
  • Import your Facebook friends and broadcast when and where you and your kids are free to play
  • Great for busy parents and kids
View on iTunes

Nanny App™ - for iPhone & iPad

  • Nanny App’s Author, Nanny M, has over 14 years experience and all the answers to your parenting questions
  • Authoritative answers to questions about pregnancy and your baby and/or toddler
  • Answers to hundreds of questions covering several topics
View on iTunes

Channel One News for Parents - for iPhone

  • Channel One News connects schools to home for middle and high school students
  • 190 daily, 10 minute interactive news broadcasts to students and 100% ad-free
  • Each broadcast covers national and world events, politics, science, technology and human interest stories
  • The in-school program offers interactive activities and teacher resources
View on iTunes

PowerSchool for Parents - for iPhone & iPad

  • Provides real-time access to student information
  • Includes attendance, grades, assignments and scores and more
  • School district must using the PowerSchool student information system
View on iTunes


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