Parenting is the hardest and most rewarding job you will ever have. We have a list of recommended health apps you can download (some are free) to help you get quick answers to those unusual questions that arise when your little one isn’t feeling well, and to track your child’s daily and developmental milestones.
KidsDoc from the American Association of Pediatrics is one powerful app. Get it for all your Apple devices and you’ll have a quick medical reference at your fingertips. It’s nice to have professional guidance and reassurance when your child develops symptoms so you’ll be well-informed when you need to make decisions about their well-being.
Child Health Tracker
How convenient would it be to have your children’s medical information in the palm of your hand? With the Child Health Tracker app for iOS phones and tablets, you can enter relevant data about each of your kids, including developmental milestones, prescriptions, and providers. There’s even a tab for Family Medical History. It’s wellness, made easy.
ICE- In Case of Emergency
ICE is the app you want on your lock screen. ICE stands for “in case of emergency,” and it’s free. Enter pertinent details about your medical conditions, medications you take, and preferred personal contacts. Keep a tab for every member of the family so if the unthinkable happens, emergency crews have the knowledge they need.
In the olden days, new parents had relatives nearby to offer advice and reassurance. In today’s mobile society, the family may be on the opposite side of the country or even on another continent. Enter the “30 Second Mom” app from iTunes. Real moms offer their real-world experience, advice, and support to make parenting easier.
First Aid - American Red Cross
When it comes to health apps, the American Red Cross is an entity you trust to provide First Aid recommendations in clear terms you’ll be able to understand and implement, even under emergency conditions. Whether it’s a little boo-boo or a serious event, you’ll have the knowledge you need immediately as close as your phone.
Food Additives Checker
Nutrition is a serious matter for parents, and providing the best meals for their families is not something to be taken lightly. Using the Food Additives Checker app makes shopping and choosing healthy groceries a little easier. Even if you can’t pronounce them, you can look up food additives so you can make informed decisions.
Doctor on Demand
When your kiddo is under the weather, the last thing you want is to sit in a room full of sick people. With the Doctor on Demand app, a physician’s visit is at your fingertips. Common symptoms can be diagnosed and treated right away, and you never have to leave the comfort of home.
Children's On Call
Children’s On Call is a free app for everyone from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Look up your child’s symptoms to help you make better decisions regarding their medical care; you can even track their medications and allergies so if you do have to go to the ER or clinic, you’ll have up-to-date answers at hand.
Baby Connect is an innovative and intuitive app for you and everyone else involved in your child’s care. Track everything from naps to nappies. This is ideal for busy families who co-parent, use day-care, or have relatives or babysitters helping to tend their child. Everyone inputs data, which is synced to everyone else’s devices.
Kids' Wellness Tracker
Now you can keep up with your child’s developmental milestones, appointments, prescriptions – even over-the-counter medications – and so much more with the free Kids’ Wellness Tracker. All the details your pediatrician will need for well-child visits, plus learning resources and symptom trackers for your information. Available for iOS and Android devices.
Life with a baby is joyous and complicated. Did you really get up seven times? The Eat Sleep app helps parents keep track of baby’s activities, such as eating, sleeping, and diapers, all day and all night. You’ll also have a record to correspond with your child’s development, so no guessing at the next check-up.
Medisafe Meds and Pill Reminder
Our phones are our lifelines: they help us keep up with busy schedules, and with the Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker by Medisafe, they can help us integrate important and sometimes life-saving prescriptions into those schedules. This is especially useful with kids, so you‘ll have a history of their meds when you need it most.
WebMD was the first online site for answers related to physical well-being. Now, new parents have the benefit of the WebMD Baby app at their fingertips. With the ability to record every step of baby’s development and look up common questions, this is the health app for everyone with a mobile phone and a child.
With a couple of input modes, a place to journal, plus tabs for keeping up with your little one’s feeding, diapers, and sleep, FirstYear is more than just an app – it’s your precious memories and health information you’ll need for wellness checks. You can even sync with other caregivers and share on social media.
Baby Bundle takes your iPhone to the next level. An app that allows you to track baby’s progress and daily details is great, but one that answers your questions is better, and Baby Bundle does all of that, plus it can pair with another device to function as a real-time baby monitor. You’ve got this covered.
No responsibility is greater than raising a child. You want the best outcome possible when you’re pregnant, and you know breast milk is best for your baby. With the MommyMeds app from the Infant Risk Center, you can be sure the prescriptions and supplements you take are safe for your fetus and your nursing infant.
Food allergies and conditions associated with them are serious, sometimes life-threatening issues. Join the Neocate Footsteps Program for answers to your questions. You’ll feel confident in managing your child’s food allergies and diet – they even have recipes, and will be with you every step of the way with this informative free app and live support.
Sprout Baby is an all-inclusive app for your Apple devices that records and tracks all the details of your baby’s day-to-day development as well as keeping an eye on the bigger milestones. All of the information you’ll need for baby’s wellness checks, plus daily tips and useful information personalized for you are at your fingertips.
Caremap from Boston Children’s Hospital is a free Apple download specially designed for parents with children who have complex medical needs. It’s a convenient and easy way to keep accurate details of daily activity to help your physician assess any therapeutic changes your little one may need. Medical records and information are always at hand.
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