Once you become a parent, it can feel like you’re juggling a million things at once. Between your family, job, and possibly even university, it’s difficult to keep track of what you need to do, never mind finding the time to do it. Even vacations can feel like work. Here are five great mobile apps for parents to make their life easier:
Glympse – Share your location
Busy families can spend a lot of time apart. When it’s finally time to get back together again, Glympse helps make it easier. Using GPS, allows you to reveal your coordinates to certain people, keeping everyone who needs to know where you are in the loop.
It’s estimated time until arrival feature is perfect for letting your kids know when you’ll be arriving somewhere, which is particularly useful for times when you have to pick them up. Since it lets you check in locations, too, it’s useful for keeping tabs on your kids – if they have access to a Smartphone, they can check in places to let you know where they are.
It happens to most parents: one minute, their kids don’t need to use the restroom, and the next they’re pleading to go. The SitorSquat app helps you find the closest restroom, as well as details about the bathrooms that are around.
For example, you can learn which ones are clean, and which have a changing table available.
Rest Area Finder
Perhaps more dreaded than the inevitable “Are we there yet?” question is a kid’s request to use a bathroom while on a highway in the middle of nowhere.
The Rest Area Finder locates the next rest stop, so you can let everyone know how long it will take until you can stop. This is also useful if you want to grab some quick snacks for everyone while on the road.
Wait Times for Disney World
Lines at Disney can stretch for what seems like miles. Stay one step ahead of the worst ones by using the Disney World Wait Time app that lets you know to the minute how long you’ll have to wait for rides.
That information makes it easy to dodge really terrible waits and flock to lines that are unusually short. It works at Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom.
Kids Place Parental Controls
Sometimes your kids might need to use your phone, or perhaps they’ll get a hold of it without your permission. Install this app to ensure they only use the applications and features you allow.
Kids Place Parental Controls Android app can help maintain your privacy, and it will also help you avoid costly fees that your kids might rack up from texting or downloading apps. To get out of the program and return your phone to full functionality, simply punch in a PIN number you select during installation.
It can be tough work being a parent. With the help of the above-mentioned mobile apps for parents, though, you’ll be better prepared to take on your parental responsibilities.