Seeing as we're living in the age of digital technology, we're making #mumlife a tad easier with these useful apps for parents...
Sometimes we just need a little time off from this adulting lark, and a quick break with a mug of coffee while we snatch a bit of me-time. And do you know what else makes parenting a tad easier? These essential apps for parents that have our backs. From a virtual art cupboard and mindfulness for families, to deets on your nearest playground and much-needed mum’s night outs, these apps are making mum life easier with just a swish of your thumb.
13 of the best apps for parents in Singapore
1. An app that archives your kid’s art
Download Artkive so you can keep every finger painting and potato print masterpiece your little artists produce, without having to physically keep a landfill of toilet roll mermaids.
2. An app for keeping your household (and kids) organised
Head honcho and all-around supermum, HoneyKids’ founder Chris Edwards, steered us in the direction of this family-organising app, Picniic. It’s an all-in-one super app that takes care of your billing schedule, family appointments, medical info, and even pet tracking. If it works for her, it definitely works for us! Consider yourself organised, family.
3. An app that helps you meet mum friends
Time to stop fretting about the sometimes transient nature of friendships here in Singapore. Download the Hey! Vina app for new coffee break buddies and vino-o-clock gal pals. It’s described as Tinder for girl-friends!
4. An app for locating your nearest (and coolest) playground
No matter where you are in the world, if your kids are demanding swings, then swings you shall find. Playground Buddy has over 200,000 playgrounds in its database for you to work through!
5. An app that helps you chill out
If you don’t have the first clue about meditation (beyond a brief notion of sitting down cross-legged and humming), then Headspace is exactly what you need, Download it now and get started on a new, peaceful, mindful you. Or check out our full list of mindfulness apps for mums.
6. An app with all the dinner recipes you need
Get out of your recipe rut! Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is a clever meal generator app complete with vids and step-by-step instructions. We love the Tasty app too! Fool-proof.
7. An app for medical emergencies
It can be a little (or a LOT) scary if your little one has a medical emergency and you’re not sure how to fix it. Don’t panic. Just whip out your homemade first aid kit and Tiny Hearts First Aid for an A to Z of the most common emergencies, signs and symptoms to look for. And most importantly, how to treat them. Then get yourself off to a doc, quick-smart.
8. An app for binge-worthy entertainment
If you’re not already subscribed to Netflix, you should be. Whether you’re crashed out on the sofa, on a long journey or unwinding in bed, the app is perfect for binge-watching all the shows you’ve been meaning to devour while the kids get lost in a few family flick faves.
9. An app that manages your kid’s screen-time (and posture!)
When the kids get their own screens, it means you’ll need to set some ground rules around screen time. So we say, the device management app plano is just the ticket for tracking and managing your child’s screen time. And how cool is this: if the kiddos hold a screen too close or slouch while using it, the screen automatically goes dark until they adjust their posture. No more nagging required!
10. An app for potty training
Potty training? You’ll need the Potty Training Time app on your radar. We love that it’s aimed at both parents and kids. Kids get encouraging phone calls from “Miss Rachel”, while parents can log progress on a user-friendly chart.
11. Apps that deliver delish food to your door
When it’s been a long day and you just can’t bring yourself to cook, food delivery apps will be your saving grace. Trust us, we’ve been there.
12. An app to get your groceries
No time to head down to the supermarket? No problem, parents. Get the Redmart app where you can get all your household essentials with a few taps on the phone. Shop over $60 and you’ll get everything delivered right to your doorstep for free. Oops, forgot something after checking out? Just add them to your order and they’ll be included in your delivery too.
13. Apps that help you get around Singapore efficiently
Singapore’s public transportation is top-notch, which we’re very appreciative of. If you’d rather have private transport to ferry the littlies to and fro, ride-hailing apps are what you need, parents. Gojek and Ryde are two private car hires that should be in your regular rotation. Prefer to take the wheel yourself? BlueSG is an affordable carsharing option. Plus, it’s electric, meaning you’re also doing your part to save the environment!
Love this list of apps for parents? Check out these pregnancy and baby apps, too!