11 apps every parent of babies, toddlers or young kids needs to download

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By: Memorial Children’s Hospital

Overwhelmed by trying to organize all the photos you’ve taken of your baby? Need help tracking breastfeeding? Want to make sure your kids are playing educational games when they reach for your phone? Here are 11 of the best parent-recommended apps you can download today.

1. Fisher Price family of apps apps, iOS and Android

    There are several apps that teach kids letters, numbers, shapes and animal sounds. There are apps for babies and toddlers alike, and each features colorful images and interactive sounds.

    Price: Free to $1.99 each

2. MammaBaby Breastfeeding baby tracker, iOS and Android

    This app helps new parents keep track of breastfeeding, diaper changes, sleeping habits and growth. It syncs between multiple devices too, which means Daddy, grandma, grandpa and other caretakers can use the app on their phones and Mommy will always have all the information.

    Price: Free

3. Smart Baby Shapes, iOS and Android

    This app is geared toward toddlers 2 and older and includes more than 40 levels of shape and color games and puzzles. It’s also included in a couple of app bundle packs that include other educational games for toddlers.

    Price: $2.99 (or up to $10.99 in app bundle packs)

 4. Duck Duck Moose, iOS and Android

    This family of apps has lots of fun and educational games centered around popular nursery rhymes (like Itsy Bitsy Spider and Old MacDonald) and general interests (like trucks, wizards, drawing and superheros). These colorful apps teach animal sounds, music, math and problem-solving skills to kids 5 and younger.

    Price: Free

5. Endless apps, iOS and Android

    Looking for super educational apps that will prepare your kids for preschool, kindergarten and beyond? Look no further than this family of apps. These apps can teach your kids English, reading, Spanish and math with the help of animated little monsters.

    Price: Free to $29.99

6. Learning Games For Babies, Android only

    This app was developed with child psychologists and is geared toward babies ages 1 to 3. Kids will solve puzzles while learning colors, shapes, words and animals.

    Price: Free to download, offers in-app purchases

7. My Very Hungry Caterpillar, iOS and Android

This family of apps teaches kids letters, shapes, problem solving and healthy eating with the beloved character from the popular children’s book.

    Price: $2.99 to $3.99

8. Dr. Seuss, iOS and Android

    The popular rhyming children’s books comes to life in this family of apps. Your kids will enjoy animated books and learn letters and words.

    Price: $0.99 to $3.99

9. Day One Journal, iOS only

    This app helps parents organize every photo and moment so you can keep all of those precious moments readily available at your fingertips.

    Price: $6.99

10. Day Journal: Personal Diary, Android only

    Like the Day One Journal app for iOS devices, this app allows parents to organize photos, memories and moments in an easy and beautiful way.

    Price: Free

11. Baby Sign and Learn, iOS and Android

    Your baby may not be able to speak, but that doesn’t mean he or she can’t communicate with you. This app teaches you and your infant basic American Sign Language words that your child can learn to communicate with you as young as 6 months old.

    Price: Free

Your kids’ happiness and safety is everything to you — and everything to us too. Visit Memorial Children’s Hospital for everything you need from pregnancy to childhood.



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