15 Parenting Apps We Can’t Live Without

The secret to app'iness

It’s time to show some appreciation for the fingertip friends we can’t live without.

There’s an app for everything these days. Whether you want to track your sleep patterns or book an all-inclusive holiday in the Maldives, the possibility is there with one tap of your finger. A whole bunch of clever people have come up with a number of apps to make the lives of expectant and new parents much easier. Here’s our pick of the best parenting apps available on your tablets and smartphones.

Tinybeans

If you’re forever worried about oversharing on social media, say hello to Tinybeans. Save all of your snaps, document milestones and allow only your nearest and dearest to see them. Free

Babyname


He hates that name because it reminds him of his old science teacher, you love it because it’s the same as your midwife. Swipe right if you like the name, left if you don’t, and find a match! Free

Sprout


Preparing for a new baby can make you feel like the most disorganised soul on the planet. Let this app do all the legwork as it tracks your pregnancy and symptoms, offers daily tips and diary dates. Free

Hoop


If you’re pulling your hair out and would give your right arm to get out of the house, Hoop has the lowdown on everything going on in your area, including toddler groups and messy play. Free

mPregnancy


Geared for men who have pregnant partners, albeit in the most stereotypical fashion, this app is full of useful facts, not only about your expectant mrs but also what happens once baby has arrived. 79p

Kinedu


Kinedu provides fun and age-appropriate daily developmental activities to do with baby. Find new early stimulation activities to boost development and help you bond with you little one. Free

NCT Babychange


The days of rushing across town to change your child’s nappy are over. NCT Babychange will point you in the direction of all the facilities nearby – you can even rate them on cleanliness, too. Free

Sound Sleeper


If all you’re longing for is a good night’s sleep, soothe baby with white noise, including the sounds of rain, the womb and more. You can track baby’s sleep and record your own sounds, too. Free

My Medela


Did I feed her an hour ago? Did she have two ounces or four? MyMedela helps you monitor your breastfeeding and pumping schedule, alongside helpful advice and progress tracking. Free

Mush

Plugged as Tinder-meets-NCT, Mush brings together local, like-minded mums with babies of the same age. Simply make your profile and organise meet-ups with other mamas just like you. Free

Bubble

Whether you’re looking for an evening sitter for date night or some daytime help, Bubble is an easy way to book highly-recommended Babysitters. Every babysitter on the app is insured, background checked, and you can read their reviews before deciding to Book. Free

Kegel Trainer Exercises

This clever app sends daily reminders to strengthen your pelvic floor while pregnant, as well as easy to follow Kegel routines that take less than three minutes. Your pelvic floor will thank you after the birth. Free

The Wonder Weeks 

A multi-awarding-winning app based on the bestselling book of the same name. Using scientific research, the app allows you to track your baby’s development and milestones through the first 20 months. £2.99

Babytime

This baby-tracking app lets you log your baby’s sleep, nappy changes and feeds to help you track trends and set up routines. Another super healthy feature lets sleep-deprived, breastfeeding mums note which side the baby last fed on and for how long. £1.99

Cloud Baby Monitor

Perfect for parents on-the-go, this app turns any two Apple devices into a two-way video baby monitor. Set one up in your baby’s room and keep hold of the other, for live audio and video wherever you are. £3.99


Want more information and inspiration on everything parenting and lifestyle? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Baby Facebook page, and ‘Follow’ on our @BabyMagazineUK Twitter account and you’re all set!