What are the best parenting apps?

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  1. 57

    #1S'moresUp

    S'moresUp

    S'moresUp is an app developed by The X Adventures, LLC with an aim to help parents to teach their kids to properly manage household chores. It has access to the calendar to set-up events and daily reminders.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Sen Reeves Xavier
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "This app has been a super hit with my family. We use it for communication, calendaring and for chore & allowance."
  2. 17

    #2ChoreMonster

    ChoreMonster
    ChoreMonster is a free application that allows you to create weekly tasks with equivalent points for your kids. Kids will see the tasks when they're due and how many points they'll get for completing them. 



    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Kyle Phillips
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "The ChoreMonster app has simplified things around our house quite a bit. Our kids have actually enjoyed getting points to trade in for for rewards. My son especially loves to claim extra time on the Xbox. This is a great app and every parent should give it shot as it has made chores more organized and rewarding for the kids and us. "
  3. 13

    #3Mom Maps

    Mom Maps

    Mom Maps is an app designed for parents. The app allows you discover kid-friendly places. You can see reviews and videos of the place. There are more than 20,000 locations. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Keith Alvarado
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Mom Maps does not really have enough information available to help people in most areas. Unless you live in a handful of places, it will probably not tell you about activities or places you are not yet familiar with. It would probably be better to use a resource with more reviews, and then to narrow down the results by searching for family friendly activities."
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    #4Best of Parenting

    Best of Parenting

    Best of Parenting is an app helps you enjoy parenting without stress or lack of information. There are tips, challenge, solutions to common problems... 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Timothy Bailey
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I found that the app provided good general advice aggregated in an application. Nothing that really stands out especially when I can search for all the info myself. It worked well and had a fairly clean interface. I enjoyed it, but it wouldn't be a must have app for me."
  2. 11

    #5Kids Zone Parental Controls

    Kids Zone Parental Controls

    Kids Zone Parental Controls is an app for share safely your phone with your kids. You just have to create a child's profile and activate it with a pin when your kid takes the phone. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joshua Black
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "If you're tired of your kid using your phone and possibly purchasing unwanted things, Kids Zone is the parenting app for you. Being able to set different profiles for each of your kids is a big plus for those of you with big families out there. Controlling what apps they have access to is also a treat."
  3. 8

    #6Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

    Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
    This free app uses Sesame Street characters to teach children that, when sometimes goes wrong, is more useful to stay calm and think about the problem instead of getting angry
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Harold Salazar
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "This has been really helpful for my 4yo son. I have seen noticeable improvement in his demeanor. He has fun using the app, and has learned so much. "
  4. 7

    #7MMGuardian

    MMGuardian
    This app is used to protect kids which is different from spy kids. It has much more features and better controls than Family Link, including SMS tracker and call blocker, to prevent cyberbullying and sexting, web filtering aside from managing screen time and blocking apps or games.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Eric Richardson
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I appreciate the controls and options to monitor what my child is doing on their phone. This app is really amazing! I love it and my kids hate it because they can't get away with as much things they ought to not be doing. I think I would have hated it when I was a kid, but I really appreciate it in this high technological world, just as it's easier for my kid to communicate out, it's easier for those to communicate in with my kid."
  5. 4

    #8MamaBear Family Safety

    MamaBear Family Safety

    MamaBear Family Safety is a monitoring app developed by Grom Social Inc. The app brings everything a family needs to ensure their safety such as a family news feed, location sharing, social network updates, and speed alerts.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Paul Young
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I'm so appreciative of all info provided, it tells me everything I need to know about my child's activity. 1st time Dad and it's helping me out a lot. It's a fun app!"
  6. 2

    #9Lifecake

    Lifecake

    Lifecake is a free app that allows parents to create a complete timeline of their children. It is a useful tool for making extraordinary photo albums and also ... travel in time!

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Michael Lorenzos
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "This app enables my parents - who leave in a different country - to stay involved in my son's upbringing! We add photos in the app daily and they get instant notifications and can like and comment on the photos!!"
  7. 2

    #10WebMD

    WebMD

    WebMD is a tool that lets you input your gender, age, and then the different symptoms you might be having. This tool does not provide medical advice, it is intended for informational purposes only.

    Websites

    Free

    Lilia Velasco
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I've used the site to get a general idea of what may be wrong. I look for the symptoms i'm currently experiencing and go from there. It's certainly shouldn't be used to diagnose any health issues one may have but it can help narrow down what could be wrong. From there you can look elsewhere and decide from there. It is certainly a learning tool. You can learn terms, you can learn some medical language but again, it shouldn't be used to diagnose an issue."
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    #11PBS KIDS Video

    PBS KIDS Video

    In this app, kids will find videos of their favorite shows to watch them whenever they want! Parents will know what are their children's favorite shows by looking at the app's history, and thhe app will automatically update new videos every Friday.



    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Virginia Castellanos
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This app is a lifesaver. Now, I can sit my child down with an episode of Daniel Tiger whenever I want! I just hand her the tablet and... PEACE!"
  9. 0

    #12Sentry Parental Control

    Sentry Parental Control

    Sentry Parental Control a free Parental Control app for  Android devices. Utilizing Sentry's own engine, the app offers to monitor devices. It monitors most messenger apps. Users receive notifications of any activities.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Yang Lee
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I don't want my children to see filthy cartoons on their devices, that's why I thank this powerful app and really disciplined my children after I proven that they have watch those trash."
  10. 0

    #13SPYERA

    SPYERA

    SPYERA is an application and software for devices and computers respectively. It features parental controls, location tracking, messages monitoring and more. It's an undetectable, remote solution for monitoring Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.

    Apps

    Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    $189- Varies by plan

    Simon Wu
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I've been working in the industry for years and as a retiree, I preemptively added SPYERA on my children's devices. In this way I monitor my children at all times."
  11. 0

    #14PikaPika

    PikaPika

    PikaPika is a free parental control mobile app which can help parents to childproof their smartphone. It would allow its users to choose the apps their child can access and prevent them from downloading apps and performing other actions. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Rahul Nayyar
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "PikaPika protects a child from accessing harmful content, prevent accidental expenses, calls and also ensures the privacy of the parent. Before sharing your phone with your kid, make it Kids' ready with PikaPika"
  12. 0

    #15Bark - Monitor. Detect. Alert.

    Bark - Monitor. Detect. Alert.

    Bark detects messages containing cyberbullying, sexting, signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and many others -- without you having to spend hours reading your child's messages. You connect your children's accounts and Bark notifies you if and when there's a potential issue. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Dolores Rivas
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "It's a great app especially for Moms like me! This makes it super easy to filter out content that are strictly not for kiddos!"
  13. 0

    #16Kids Place

    Kids Place

    Kids Place is a parental monitoring and child lock app offered by Kiddoware. The app features a kids mode and parental control which prevents children from accessing paid or harmful content. This app can be used without internet connection.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Anika Rathore
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "This app is my only way to control whatever my baby access everytime I hand her my device. I'm confident she will never mess my device."
  14. 0

    #17SecureTeen Parental Control

    SecureTeen Parental Control

    SecureTeen Parental Control will keep away your children from evil stuff from the internet, like pornography, drugs, and many other nasty content. With this app, you will also be able to monitor what they are doing, getting information about every message or phone call. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amanda Andrews
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "Most useful app for first time and non-first timer parents who want to keep their children secure from malicious content and people on the internet. "
  15. 0

    #18mSpy

    mSpy
    mSpy is an application for legal monitoring purposes. It allows users to keep track of computers and mobile devices. This is ideal for homes to protect family members or an office set up for observing employees.
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    $26.99- Varies by plan

    Daisy Wu
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I don't know what are the kids are up to. Because I'm worried with the dangers online, I installed mSpy on their devices. Now, I have a peace of mind since I know what my kids are doing online."
  16. 0

    #19McAfee Mobile Security

    McAfee Mobile Security

    McAfee Mobile Security is an app to protect your phone from harmful attacks. The app lets you locate your lost device and speed up your smartphone or tablet. It comes with military grade 256-bit encryption to protect user activity.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rakesh Malik
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "This just secures everyone's phone. We all know that when we hear McAfee we always think that it's just for laptops and PCs, so I commend McAfee for creating a security app that works really incredible!"
  17. 0

    #20Screen Time

    Screen Time

    Screen Time is an app for parents. They can control and manage the time that their kids spend with smart devices. This app will also allow parents to block apps in certain moments, like school hours. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Víctor Balderas
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "Enjoying the app so far but I can't deny that it has minor bugs or glitches. Maybe an update would do the trick. "
  18. 0

    #21AppLock

    AppLock

    AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Larry Fuller
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I know kids are up to dating but I love them so much. This is the only way to protect them from predators lurking from online dating apps."
  19. 0

    #22Kidgy

    Kidgy

    Kidgy Parental Control is a child monitoring app developed by Altercon LP. The app includes a GPS tracker, task alerts, and other features to check your kid's mobile and internet activity.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Hansika Rangarajan
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "Just like MamaBear, Kidgy is so cute as well! It's like a security app made by Pixar. However, this does not work as I expected it to. I wish they'd fix this. "
  20. 0

    #23SitOrSquat

    SitOrSquat

    SitOrSquat is an app searching public bathrooms for you. You can also rate and add some new restrooms. SitOrSquat has over 100,000 public bathrooms.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Brian Reyes
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "SitOrSquat is definitely one of the best parenting apps for new moms! I know my girlfriend is always leery of changing our young one in the bathroom. Some of them are just so filthy. This app makes it much less of a hassle to both find a public bathroom and ensure that it's likely to be sanitary. I don't remember what we did without it!"
  21. 0

    #24My Baby's Beat

    My Baby's Beat

    Now you can listen to your baby's beat since your iPhone. With My Baby's Beat, you can feel your baby. Also, the app allows you share your baby's beat via email, Whatsapp or text message. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Diana Rogers
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "very user friendly but it's nothing like what you can hear at the doctor's office. and i can't get the sharing feature to work. when i e-mail or text it to myself, i get an error message. "
  22. 0

    #25Ovia Pregnancy Tracker App

    Ovia Pregnancy Tracker App

    Get everything related to your pregnancy in just one app: easily track your baby's growth, write down how you feel every day using the built-in calendar and get personalized content and answers to all your questions. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Julie Carter
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I have been through and experienced quite a few of those pregnancy/ baby tracking apps, but Ovia takes the cake and combines everything I want in one beautifully created app. This app has made me feel so much more organized and efficient as a mom. I seriously recommend this solution to problems you may not even know you have."
  23. 0

    #26Cozi

    Cozi
    Cozi is an easy way to manage your family life. This app includes a shared calendar, which anyone of the family can edit, reminders so nobody misses an important event and even to-do lists, that will help when it comes to know what everyone is meant to do. 



    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Venegas
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "This is a great app for busy families and it provides a lot of ways to keep track of all the various components of family life. There are several apps which could do this separately, but Cozi ties them all together into one interface, making it easy to use and super convenient."
  24. 0

    #27BabyBump Pregnancy Pro

    BabyBump Pregnancy Pro

    With this app, you will get weekly details about how is your baby: size, development and weight. It also includes a contraction tracker, so you can get a full report on their start and end time, duration and frequency. *Discontinued*


     

    Apps

    Stephen Wallace
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "This app is a must for new mothers who are inexperienced and really need available resources to help them understand what is happening during their pregnancy and continued support after birth. This app is loaded with just about every situation a new mother will need help with."
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    #28BabyBump Pregnancy Pro with Baby Names

    BabyBump Pregnancy Pro with Baby Names

    This app has everything an expecting woman needs through every day of pregnancy: weight gain/loss tracker, a contractions timer, countdown... It also has its own forum, where parents from everywhere can share their pregnancy experiences. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Henry Lee
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "Although I'm a man and therefore incapable of getting pregnant, even I can see how useful the BabyBump Pregnancy Pro with Baby Names app would be for expectant mothers. The app is constantly kept up to date with new information and added features. It allows its users to connect with other mothers from around the world via pregnancy and parenting forums, calculate their due date from their last menstrual period, view embryo pictures and weekly updates about your baby, track height and weight measurements and view a variety of charts with information about everything from contractions to kicks and much more. You can even create a slideshow of belly photos to share with your friends. If you're an expectant mother and you only want one app, this is the one to get."
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    #29WOW Parenting

    WOW Parenting

    WOW Parenting is an app for parents developed for Android and iOS devices. The parenting app offers a community wherein fellow parents can interact and bond as well as get parenting advice, tips, courses, and guidance.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    KARAN SOLANKI
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Finally, there is an app which actually addresses the core problems and comes up with simple and feasible solutions. I am able to say this coz I have been implementing it on my 5-year-old child and have noticed some extraordinary changes in her behavior. Really this a boon for parents like us where both of them are working."
  27. 0

    #30The Bump - Pregnancy Countdown

    The Bump - Pregnancy Countdown

    The Bump is a useful app helps parents to know more about how to grow their baby. Also, the app shows you a 3D image generated of your baby in order to see the size.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Judith Woods
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "The Bump is extremely helpful for a new parent like myself. I really believe the app helped me raise my child better. I think The Bump is the best parenting app out there. "
  28. 0

    #31OurPact

    OurPact

    OurPact is a monitoring system for iOS and Android devices. Offering cross-network Parental Control for users, it also includes a family locator, app rules, screen time allowance, block texting and web filter.

    Apps

    Other Platform

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anika Rathore
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "Although I trust my kids that they will not do anything stupid online, I still installed OurPact. I'm glad that they do behave as responsible adults."
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    #32FlexiSPY

    FlexiSPY

    FlexiSPY is a software that allows users to monitor all activities of a smartphone or a computer. It can access internet activities, track locations, record and listen to calls and more. It offers over 150 features that users can avail of.

    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    $68- Varies by plan

    Hansika Mukopadhyay
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "This app helped me check the things my kids access online. "
  30. 0

    #33Qustodio

    Qustodio

    Qustodio Parental Control is an app for protecting children from inappropriate contents online. Users will receive full reports from the device' activities, as well as set timers to set a time limit on devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Devansh Banerjee
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "As a concerned parent, I want to make sure my children has limits on their devices. Good thing and I found Qustodio. Now, they sleep earlier as their apps close by 10 pm."

Summary

Best What are the best parenting apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1S'moresUpApps 57 Free
2ChoreMonsterApps 17 Free
3Mom MapsApps 13 Free
4Best of ParentingApps 13 Free
5Kids Zone Parental ControlsApps 11 Free
6Breathe, Think, Do with SesameApps 8 Free
7MMGuardianApps 7 Free
8MamaBear Family SafetyApps 4 Free
9LifecakeApps 2 Free
10WebMDWebsites 2 Free
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