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Top Parenting Apps For Modern Moms & Dads – Part 2

We are back with our Top Parenting Apps For Modern Moms & Dads – Part 2 out of 3 blog series. If you haven’t read, our first part is here. We explored health & fitness and Safety & Security apps in the first part. We came across excellent apps like Calm, FiitR, Sworkit, Wysa, Famisafe and many others. In this blog, we will explore further into the categories of E-commerce & Community and apps for New Parents.

E-commerce and Community

There are many E-commerce & Community apps that are revolutionizing the way parents shop and connect. From finding best deals on baby essentials to joining supportive communities of like-minded parents, these apps have it all. It is hard to find resources that are right for you and your children amidst the barrage of information around us. We took out some time, so you don’t have to!

Community: 

Being a part of a supportive parenting community is like having a lifeline in the wonderful yet challenging world of parenthood. Parenting communities provide a safe space to share experiences, triumphs, and even uncertainties without fear of judgment. Here are a few community apps that we highly recommend.

Parentune

Parentune is a community app for parents to connect with each other, share experiences, and seek advice on various parenting-related topics. We love its ability to connect with a wide range of experts with personalized answers to your queries. Their blogs focus on parent value systems, Tough Love, Food & Nutrition and more.

What to look for?

  • Live workshops to connect with experts and get answers on Child growth tracker for your child’s growth through all stages
  • Instant responses from community of doctors, fellow parents, nutrition experts and more

Reviews:

  • “Absolutely love this app!! There is so much information for parents to get educated about child care of different age groups. These blogs are easy to share over social media. The experts in the group provide valuable advices so quickly for all questions from us” Vinita
  • “Amazing and a well-defined approach in the direction of parenting. The workshop section and the ask the experts is something that has helped me a lot. Thank you Parentune for making my parenting journey simple” Pooja

App links: Play Store

BabyCenter

BabyCenter is a comprehensive parenting app with a community feature. Parents can join birth clubs based on their baby’s due date and connect with parents with a similar stage of pregnancy or parenthood. Join different groups based on your requirements ranging from Life with a Kids, Health & Fitness, Pregnancy, Childcare & School etc. It talks about a wide range of topics and we enjoyed a few including the videos on Tips for working parents, Family life, etc

What to look for?

  • Birth Clubs to connect with moms with similar due dates to connect with
  • Mummy & Baby activities that helps connect with the baby
  • Daily baby calendars & Birth charts

Reviews:

  • “I’ve been using Baby Centre for years, even as my kids grew older. It’s my go-to resource for parenting advice and support. The platform’s wealth of information on child development, behavior, and education for older kids has been a lifesaver” Sarah
  • “Baby Centre has been my go-to parenting platform since my children were babies. Now that they’re older, I still find it incredibly valuable. The articles and expert advice on dealing with child behavior have been so helpful.” Riya

App links: Appstore

Peanut

Peanut is a one of a kind social networking app designed exclusively for mothers. It allows moms to connect with other moms nearby or with similar interests. The app encourages meaningful conversations, sharing advice, and building friendships, thereby building a community. It has communities from around the world and talks about topics from pregnancy, child care, Menopause, Work etc. 

What to look for?

  • Meet & Chat feature that helps connect & meet with like minded moms
  • Communities on varied topics & countries to join
  • Audio conversations hosted by experts to join

Reviews:

  • “So far, I have really enjoyed this App! I was hesitant at first, but I have been able to talk and connect with so many nice people! Such a great idea to give moms an opportunity to seek new friends and to get support about things that aren’t always talked about” Jessica
  • “I like the groups you can be a part of to find people who have babies similar in age or women who are experiencing similar situations such as ppd, exclusive pumping, or maybe children with special needs.” Brittnay

App links: Play Store, Appstore

Marketplace: 

Marketplace apps for parents have become a game-changer, streamlining the way parents shop for their children’s needs. These apps offer a convenient and diverse range of products, from baby essentials to kids’ clothing and smart toys like 3D learning or Robotics kits, all in one place. Fhynix has curated a list of marketplace one must try as a parent in our app as well.

FirstCry:

FirstCry is one of the largest online stores in India dedicated to baby and kids’ products, offering a vast range of items, including clothing, toys, and more. We love their exclusive products on Back to School. Check out our recommendations on this blog too. They have a community that answers queries on different stages of a kid including Kids behavior and discipline,Why is sleep important for kids, Relationship with kids, partner & self, and many more

What to look for?

  • Variety of products with measurements to cater to your kid’s needs
  • Quick deliveries
  • Community to find all your answers for & an exclusive membership to be a VIP customer

Reviews:

  • “I really like Firstcry because of its products. I do most of my kids shopping here” Sana
  • “Firstcry is my go to for buying kids’ clothes across swim, tennis, partywear, etc ” Arogya

App links: Play Store, Appstore

The Almirah

Almirah is an Indian inspired platform that sells authentic clothes with beautiful Indian prints. If you like a blend of indo-western clothes for your family, then this is a must to consider platform. It talks on topics around clothing like Summer collection for kids, Vacation outfits for a family, Gift ideas for festivals etc

What to look for?

  • Rich cotton fabrics for kids, self & partner
  • Exclusive in-house toys 
  • Numerous options for aesthetic living collection

Reviews:

  • “I am absolutely in love with this brand! Their collection of clothing with exclusive Indian prints is a true celebration of our rich cultural heritage. The designs are stunning and unique, reflecting the vibrant colors and intricate patterns -synonymous with India “” Liji
  • “As someone who takes pride in my Indian roots, discovering Almirah was an absolute delight! Their exclusive Indian prints collection is a beautiful fusion of tradition and contemporary fashion.” Siddharth

Hopscotch

Hopscotch curates a diverse collection of products from well-known brands, as well as its own private labels, catering to babies, toddlers, and older children. With their extensive collection, hopscotch allows parents to browse through various trendy options before buying one. It talks about fun topics like Zodiac based clothing, Fashion Fridays, Sensitive parenting topics etc

What to look for:

  • Flash sales and limited-time offers
  • Unique Kids’ Fashion for all seasons
  • Customers can share their #hopscotch moment and get featured on their website

Reviews:

  • “Satisfied with the product, my kids love wearing hopscotch products. Love it” Jyoti
  • “Unexpected.. Really the dress is fabulous and worth the money. The design and material is same as in picture”  Aimay

App links: Play Store, Appstore

Circular Economy:

Circular economy apps help parents  be responsible individuals by reducing waste, making informed purchasing decisions, finding eco-friendly products, and discovering recycling and up cycling options. We have limited apps in this space but for environmentally savvy parents with a focus on a sustainable approach to parenting, here are a few apps that we highly recommend.

Olio

Olio is a revolutionary sharing app that is all about combating waste and promoting sustainability by connecting users with surplus items from their local community. While its primary focus is on sharing surplus food, Olio’s community-driven approach allows for sharing of a wide range of items beyond just food including toys, books, clothing and more. It helps set small & achievable goals to live a sustainable life. It talks about Sustainable living, Eco-friendly tips for school and many more.

What to look for?

  • Quick & hassle free declutter options
  • Achievable goals to get started with your sustainability journey
  • Forum to be a part of the community to be accountable

Reviews:

  • “A life changing app! Apart from saving money (a lot of…), it’s a very effective way to recover food that would otherwise go waste” Giani
  • “Highly recommend this app to collect food that would otherwise go to waste and list your own unwanted food/items” Bhavik

App links: Play Store, Appstore

YoungPlanet

YoungPlanet helps parents declutter their homes and keep kids’ stuff out of landfills. Working on a circular model, parents can get and give a range of different kids items;  from books and clothes to toys and childcare equipment. After all, one tots outgrown toys is another’s toddlers treasure.

What to look for?

  • Quick & hassle free declutter options
  • Achievable goals to get started with your sustainability journey
  • Forum to be a part of the community to be accountable

Reviews:

  • “A life changing app! Apart from saving money (a lot of…), it’s a very effective way to recover food that would otherwise go waste” Giani
  • “Highly recommend this app to collect food that would otherwise go to waste and list your own unwanted food/items” Bhavik

App links: Play Store, Appstore

Kabadiwala

This is a convenient and eco-friendly platform that connects parents with local scrap dealers and recyclers. With the Kabadiwala app, one can easily schedule doorstep pickups for their recyclable waste including any old toys and books. Best thing about this is the hassle free pickup of waste materials from your homes! You just need to book a pickup and everything else is taken care of

What to look for?

  • Waste marketplace to list and sell recyclable waste materials in India.
  • Real-time valuation to estimate the value of waste materials using up-to-date market data.
  • Efficient collection with verified waste collectors and recycling centers for easy pickup and transportation.

Reviews:

  • “It is a must have app as we all have some scrap or e-waste and you don’t want to go to kabadi wala carrying that scrap in your neighbourhood.” says Shivangi
  • “A beautiful initiative to recycle plastic which would have otherwise reached a landfill.” says Anubhav

Photo Sharing

Family Album:

Family Album is a heartwarming photo-sharing app designed specifically for families. It allows users to create a private and secure space to share precious moments and memories with their loved ones. With a focus on privacy and simplicity, Family Album offers a convenient platform for parents to share photos and videos of their children’s milestones and daily adventures.

What to look for?

  • The app organizes photos and videos in a timeline format, making it easy to track the growth and development of children over time.
  • It automatically organizes photos based on dates and locations, saving parents the effort of manually sorting and categorizing their media.
  • Family members can engage with each other through comments and reactions, fostering a sense of connection and shared experiences.

Reviews:

  • “A wonderful app for sharing photos with family and staying connected, especially for relatives who live far away.” – Sarah
  • “Perfect for sharing our children’s milestones with family members. Simple and easy to use.” – Jason

App links: Play Store, Appstore

Cluster:

Cluster is a private group-sharing app that brings families and close-knit circles together in a secure and intimate space. It allows users to create shared albums and chat groups to keep everyone connected, no matter the distance.

What to look for?

  • Private group sharing enables the creation of private and personalized groups.
  • Group chat allows family members to stay in touch within the same platform.
  • Customizable access control giving users the ability to manage who can view.

Reviews:

  • “A wonderful way to share photos and updates with family members in one secure place. Love it!” – Emily
  • “Great app for sharing family photos and keeping in touch with relatives. Easy to use and user-friendly.” – Mark

Applinks: Play Store, Appstore

Tiny Beans:

Tiny Beans is a modern baby journal and photo-sharing app designed for parents to capture and share their child’s milestones and moments. It offers a private and intimate space to celebrate the growth and achievements of their little ones.

What to look for?

  • Discover local things to do, fun activities, and articles for parenting news and advice and share with loved ones
  • Growth tracker that includes growth tracking features, allowing parents to monitor their child’s development with height and weight measurements.
  • Reminders and milestone alerts to capture specific milestones, ensuring no precious moment goes undocumented.

Reviews:

  • “The perfect app for documenting and sharing our baby’s journey with loved ones. So easy and enjoyable to use!” – Rachel
  • “Tiny Beans is a lifesaver for staying connected with family and sharing our baby’s photos and milestones securely.” – Michael

App links: Play Store, Appstore

New parents:

As new parents navigate the early stages of parenthood, you also experience a whirlwind of emotions, from awe at your baby’s every milestone to moments of uncertainty and exhaustion. During these times, thanks to technology and the internet, we have useful apps that help manage the uncertainties.

Sleeptech:

Sleeptech has revolutionized the way we approach sleep, not just for adults but also for babies, making restful nights more attainable for the whole family. These innovative apps offer specialized features and insights catered to the unique sleep needs of infants and young children. 

Smart sock Owlet:

This Smart Sock consists of a comfortable and soft fabric sock with built-in sensors that gently wrap around the baby’s foot. These sensors detect heart rate and oxygen saturation levels, sending real-time data to the base station via Bluetooth. It is an innovative baby monitor designed to provide parents with peace of mind during their baby’s sleep. It talks about experiences with C section, Perfect sleep environment for babies, workouts for pregnant women etc.

What to look for?

  • Insights on the time spent by your baby on sleeping
  • Details on sleep quality
  • Notifications & prompts to let you know whenever your baby is awake.

Reviews:

  • “Owlet camera and socks are great! We absolutely love the camera feature, being able to check in on her from across the world while deployed was really nice” Bob
  • “As a mother of a very premie baby, this gives me peace of mind all while alerting me of any issues, even when all seems well” Mellina

App links: Play Store, Appstore

Napper:

This is a comprehensive sleep and relaxation app designed to support moms in their journey towards their baby’s better sleep and relaxation. With science-backed practices and expert advice, Napper offers a range of personalized features to help users determine their babies’ nap schedules. 

What to look for?

  • Baby sleep sounds including white noises that help them sleep
  • Baby tracker for sleep, breastfeeding, solids & more
  • Science-based baby sleep & attachment parenting course

Reviews:

  • “I have a baby with a very difficult temperament. He fusses most of the day, so reading his cues is next to impossible. Napper helps me keep track of when he’s most likely hungry, tired, etc. which helps me tremendously” – Jessica
  • “”The app has really helped out cat napping babies get in some longer naps following the app’s schedule! We went from 33 minutes on the dot for naps to an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hour naps!” Joshua

Pregnancy & Newborn

The phase of pregnancy and newborn care is a significant and transformative time in a parent’s life filled with excitement, anticipation, and sometimes, a bit of anxiety. Here are a few apps that are doing wonders in helping parents ease through these phases.

Imumz:

This is a pregnancy & parenting platform with science led workshops and expert advice that help moms get through their pregnancy without complications. We love their personalized yoga recommendations that cater to individual needs. It talks about the effects of Mindfulness, meditation, nutrition & other important activities to avoid postpartum depression during pregnancy

What to look for?

  • Mindfulness practices including Yoga, meditation etc for pregnancy
  • Expert led workshops to take better care of pregnancy
  • Exclusive section for premature birth, birth charts for kids, month wise pregnancy plan etc

Reviews:

  • “It’s been more than 3.5 months since I subscribed to this app and my pregnancy journey so far with Imumz has been going really well. I have my own care partners who keep guiding me and asking about my well being twice thrice in a week. Also, the app provides all details of my pregnancy journey so far like the week I am in the size of the baby etc.” Swati
  • “This app is a complete guide to live and enjoy your pregnancy ,even if you don’t have any elderly people around you.Be it the recipes, the ragas, meditation etc you get everything in one single application.A big thanks to Ravi sir for introducing this app to all the moms to be, it’s really very helpful. Every pregnant woman should use this.” Hemalatha

App links: Play Store, Appstore

Ovia: 

This is a comprehensive and user-friendly app designed to support expectant parents throughout their pregnancy journey. The app offers a wealth of features and resources to help users stay informed, track their progress, and connect with a supportive community of other parents-to-be. 

What to look for?

  • Week-by-week guide that follows the user’s due date, offering valuable insights into the baby’s development and changes in the mother’s body.
  • Built-in community where expectant parents can connect with others, share experiences, and seek advice from a supportive network.
  • Users can record and monitor their pregnancy symptoms, moods, and experiences with the mood tracker to gain a better understanding of their well-being.

Reviews:

  • “I feel as though this first pregnancy of mine has flown by, and I believe that’s due, in part, to Ovia! It gives you weekly updates to look forward to and anticipate, as opposed to just looking forward to the big trimester milestones.” Meagan
  • “I find it’s a perfect app to track pregnancy. Reading material is so good, lots of features to track on a daily basis including kick counters. Everyday I explore new features, like I found it has a list of shopping items for self and baby. Great app, i just love it” Madhvi

App links: Play Store, Appstore

With these apps in our list, we come to an end of our  Top Parenting Apps For Modern Moms & Dads – Part 2. Stay tuned for the third & final part of this blog. We’d strongly recommend you to use the above mentioned apps and share with friends & family.

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