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8 smartphone apps to make parenting easier 

Baby Pack & Go 99¢
Compatible with iPhone, iPad
The app has extensive packing lists and travel checklists as well as other organizational tools for parents and caregivers.

DadLabs $3
Compatible with iPhone, iPod
Experienced dads film edgy and often funny videos with tips and advice concerning children, parenting, wives and more. Videos are automatically sent to your device daily, and users have access to a library of more than 400 past videos.

FBI Child ID Free
Compatible with iPhone and iPad
The app stores photos and other information about your child that helps authorities should the child goes missing. It also includes a guide about what to do should your child get lost. There's a feature to email vital information directly to authorities on the scene.

Family Matters $1.99
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
The app offers questions and activities simple and complex to engage all family members. There is a wide variety of activities organized by categories including "in a line," road trip, restaurant, general and more. It is designed to start conversations by presenting questions and activities that are fun and provoke thought.

ICE Standard with Smart911  Free
Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Developed by the nonprofit About the Kids Foundation with help from emergency medical personnel, law enforcement and emergency room personnel, the app stores your health information and in-case-of-emergency phone numbers on the lock screen of your phone, so EMTs can access it quickly. In Smart-911-enabled communities, the app sends emergency information to operators when you call 911.

iHomeopathy 99¢-$3.99
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Named a "Best App" by several publications, including Parents magazine and Today's Parent, this app was created by a doctor and is an easy-to-use first-aid and natural health guide with treatments for common illnesses, injuries, bug bites and other ailments.

WebMD Baby Free
Compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone

The app is easy to use and has a wealth of health information approved by doctors — from symptoms of illnesses, emergencies, care tips and current health news. It includes weekly packages of information geared to the baby's specific age and developmental stage for the first two years.

Zoodles Kid Mode Free- $59.99 for a premium annual subscription
Compatible with PC, Mac, Android
The app for smartphones or tablets gives kids access to a wide array of age-appropriate games, videos and books, while allowing parents to lock out other content. Apps for iPhone and iPad are in development.


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