We should really celebrate our mothers every day. They are the reason we're here, after all. But to make things simple, there's one day dedicated specifically to the women who raised us. It's important to make the most of the occasion but that puts a lot of pressure on us, the children of the world, to make sure our moms know how much we care during this twenty-four hour period. Luckily, we don't have to tackle this task alone. With the help of the nine apps we've put together, you can make sure that you make this year's Mother's Day a memorable one.
It's often said that there's nothing more rewarding than being a parent. However, bringing a child into the world is a huge responsibility, and knowing you'll someday have to expose that child to the contents of that world can be a scary proposition. You'll want to use all the resources at your disposal to keep your kid safe. To help you make the most of your mobile devices on this mission, we've collected eight apps that let you keep tabs on your children, communicate with them, protect them from potentially dangerous situations, and more. You can give your kids access to technology and seem like the cool parent when secretly it helps you know they're safe.
A good night's sleep is as important to parents as it is to babies. Whether your child is still in swaddlers or running around at top speed for hours on end, a nice stretch of shuteye can do wonders for refueling his/her body -- and yours. But as for getting a kid to actually lay down for eight or so hours? Well, that's another story. Lullabytes is something of a smart soother for your iPhone, using simple controls, intelligent sensors, and sweet melodies to lull your child to sleep.
Smurfberries, zombie toxin, city cash, and gems just got real expensive for Apple. A nine-digit settlement proposal is now on the table, as Apple agrees to foot the bill for kids who racked up in-app purchases on their parents' iTunes accounts. That's right; Cupertino will be taking responsibility for parents who refuse to take responsibility for the actions of their own kids. What the Smurf, right?
Caring for your first baby is a lot like caring for your first car: You never want to leave its side, can’t wait to show it off to your friends (but won’t leave them alone with it), delicately wash it, and take notice of every new sound. And like new car owners, first-time parents can be a bit neurotic about every fluid leak and fill-up. Since you'll want to keep your baby as finely tuned as possible, you’ll need to keep track of everything that happens. Pencil and paper may work fine for gearheads, but parents need a bit more horsepower. For bumper to bumper coverage, Total Baby is miles ahead of the competition.
As the calendar moves from summer to fall, many of our thoughts turn to OfficeMax and their free, now-legendary ElfYourself service -- we’ve all been sent one (or more!) by a friend or family member, right? Now the creators of that clever holiday fun have turned their focus to the App Store with a free iPad only app called JibJab Jr. Books.
Parents are always worried about the health and welfare of their little ones, but it’s not always easy to get the right information when the kids get sick. That’s why KidsHealth has introduced a new free iPhone app that asks the simple question: Is It Contagious?