The very best sites and apps you need in your life now.

Ever since having children, you’ve discovered a whole world of worries and wonders both off- and online. You’re also time-poor so we’ve trawled the net for the best parenting sites and apps so you don’t need to.

TOP APPS FOR THE NEW MOTHER

With a never-ending supply of information online on pregnancy, giving birth, the equipment you need, names, which sites are the best? After much research, here is our edit of the best sites and apps the new mum should arm herself with. Tried and tested, see the apps and sites that help get new mums through the first days of motherhood. Read more...

TOP PARENTING FEEDS PICKED BY COURTNEY ADAMO, BABYCCINO KIDS

Today’s mummy blog market is saturated but always at the top is Babyccino Kids, co-founded by Courtney Adamo. She is something of a cult figure among the trendy parenting set. Two years ago, she sold her London home and set off to travel the world with their (then) four children (now, five), a ridiculously photogenic family. Their family gap year was documented on social media earning them the title ‘most stylish British brood.’ See her top picks on Instagram. Read more...

APPS TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY

Pocket money problems? From the moment your child loses his first tooth to their birthdays requesting only cash, it falls to parents to teach the next generation about money. Discover the digital solution with these money apps to teach children how to spend and save responsibly. Some of these apps are for pre-school; others for teenagers, yet all strive to teach children about managing money. Read more...


APPS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN ONLINE

Few of us want to ban our children outright from the occasional burst of screen-time – for fun, to educate or to give us a break now and then. But no parent wants to put our offspring at risk of the dangers that lurk online. With research showing that 82 per cent of children are exposed to inappropriate material on the internet before they are 11, it’s time we took back some control. Here is our round-up of apps that will allow your little ones to learn, browse and play on their devices in safety. Read more...

APPS TO PROPEL YOUR CHILDREN'S LEARNING

What with Pokémon GO, coding lessons at school and online mindfulness apps, odds are your children are more web savvy than you. Get your littles onto these apps, see the ones we rate and the apps to propel your child's learning and understanding of life. Read more...

GUEST EDITOR INTERVIEW: DAISY HARRISON

Daisy Harrison is heralded as an internet hero among the parents of young children. She co-founded the award-winning phonics app, hip hop hen, and set up the sought-after Miss Daisy's nursery schools. Alongside fellow teacher Sophie Carter, Daisy developed hip hop hen, which is a complete phonics reading scheme making learning fun. So far, the duo have released four apps, one winning Editor's Choice on the App Store and the others reaching no 1 kids app. Read more...


TOY WEBSITES TO INSPIRE

Tired of plastic tat and same-same children’s toys? Us too. We asked Georgie Hughes, co-founder of parenting and style blog, Minis and More for help. The mother-of-two has a special knack for seeking out unknown children websites. These are her top five shopping sites for children. Read more...

KIDDIE CRAFTING SITES

Occupying little people during school holidays can be a challenge. Before cabin fever sets in, look to these sites for children’s craft. Each brims with canny ideas to entertain children without breaking the bank, or stepping into the rain. Chase away the rainy day blues and embrace your inner Blue Peter. Read more...

SHOPPING FOR LITTLE GIRLS

Big collars, smocked dresses, ruffled sleeves, Liberty prints… we are harking back to a more genteel era of nostalgia and innocence. See our editor’s top picks for vintage-inspired girl’s clothing and not a slogan t-shirt in sight. Read more...


SHOPPING FOR ACTIVE LITTLE BOYS

Of course, there are plenty of wonderful boys clothing shops on the high street. There’s GAP, H&M, Joules, Zara to name but a few, but here we bring you our top ten boys clothes shops online; some small family startups, others established treasure troves of designer clothes. Read more...

PUSH DOCTOR

Children get sick. Alot. But often, the last thing you can face with a wailing child is a waiting room queue or A&E. Get a load of our favourite online doctor App trialled and tested by our editor. Just imagine it; the doctor can see you now - on his webcam via Push Doctor, the first GP service offering face-to-face private appointments via webcam with a professional UK doctor. Push Doctor has doctors online from 7 a.m to 10 p.m seven days a week, 365 days a year, including weekends, Bank Holidays and even Christmas. Read more...

June 2017