Last week we dealt with websites. Want to be more mobile? There are many apps for your smartphone or tablet that can help you keep your family healthy.
Here we’ve listed just a few to get you started, all of them inexpensive or free.
- From the American Academy of Pediatrics, several great apps are available, all of which you can order here.
- KidsDoc. Cost: $1.99. This app helps you figure out what to do if your child is sick. You enter your child’s symptoms and are given advice, including options like: Call 911, Call Your Child’s Doctor Now, Call Your Child’s Doctor within 24 hours or Manage at Home. Suggestions for managing at home will tell you how to care for your child’s particular ailment.
- Car Seat Check. Cost: $1.99. Enter your child’s age, height, and weight. You’ll get reviews of appropriate car seats, installation help, and safety information.
- Healthy Children. Cost: FREE. Look up health information by age, find out what first aid is best for particular injuries, see what immunizations are needed for particular ages.
- ADHD Tracker 1.0. Cost: FREE. If your child, age 4-18, has already been diagnosed with (and treated for) ADHD, this app gives a streamlined way to complete and submit a behavioral assessment.
- Iron Kids. Cost: $3.99. Keep your child healthy and fit and sport-ready with this workout.
- Other sources and apps.
- Ages and Stages. Cost: FREE. This app by Parenting magazine allows you to enter your own stage of pregnancy, or your child’s age, to get information tailored for you.
- Breastfeeding Management 2. Cost: $1.99. The Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition sponsors this app. You can get answers to frequently asked questions; enter your child’s age, weight, and frequency of feeding to determine how many ounces each feeding should be (especially helpful if you’re pumping); research medications and breastfeeding.
Technology and health have always gone together. These apps can keep you up to date and on top of health issues.
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