The 10 Best parenting apps

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1. iReward Chart

Available on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Kindle, £2.49

This app tracks good behaviour of your children by criteria you set up yourself, by awarding stars.

2. My Pregnancy Today

Available on iPhone and Android, free

This app enables you to track your pregnancy on its calendar and provides advice for each stage of development.

 

3. Baby Monitor & Alarm

Available on iPhone and Android, £1.99

Use your smartphone as a baby monitor when you are in another room. This app sends alerts to another phone when the baby wakes.

 

4. NCT Babychange

Available on iPhone and iPad, free

NCT Babychange helps find your nearest baby-change facility when out shopping. As other users add data, it creates a map of the best places for feeding and changing.

 

5. WebMD

Available on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7, free

WebMD provides health information for your family. It includes a symptom checker and a drugs and treatments guide.

 

6. Nighty Night! HD

Available on iPad, £1.49

A bedtime story app that lets infants put different farm animals to bed and turn off the light. The short story creates an ambient atmosphere ideal for bedtime.

 

7. World Atlas HD

Available on iPad, £1.49

An electronic atlas with high-definition images of worldwide locations. Children can get an understanding of the globe by tapping different countries.

 

8.Letter Box

Available on 3DS, free

This letter-writing app enables 3DS users to exchange handwritten messages. Parents and children can swap pictures and audio messages.

 

9. Dinner Spinner

Available on iPhone and Android, free

This app suggests dinner recipes from a range of All Recipes quick meals. Select by the type of dish you require or ingredients you have.

 

10. Toddler Lock

Available on Android, free

A simple application that protects your Android phone from children's prying fingers. A key sequence is required before the phone's functions can be used.

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