Nanny Apps Baby Tracker - Feed, Diaper Log vs Daily Connect (Child Care) vs Care.com ... and 11 more

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With the advent of parenting and productivity-based mobile applications, parents and nannies can communicate in real-time, with logs and records kept in sync, 24/7. Syncing data is incredibly useful in and around shift changes or scenarios where parents and child care professionals work closely together. No longer do parents have to wait until the end of their work day, to see certain developments or incidents that took place throughout the afternoon.

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Because of such syncing features, nannies and babysitters can work more efficiently when kept fully in-the-loop regarding a child's routines and behaviors.

Most of the nanny apps we touch on below make tracking and sharing a child's growth and development easy and hassle-free. We suggest you test out a few until you find something that runs and functions to your liking.

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Method 1: Baby Tracker - Feed, Diaper Log

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Baby Tracker by NIGHP SOFTWARE was designed to give busy parents and caregivers an all-in-one mobile tool to track their child's development.

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Baby Tracker allows users to record everything from day-to-day activities, right through to those first moments, all from their mobile device.

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    1. Accurately record diaper changes.
    2. Track different variables on sleep, patterns, daily habits, etc.
    3. Log any medical issues, treatments, doctor visits or injuries.
    4. Sync data across multiple devices for easy sharing with caregivers/nannies.
    5. Log and record milestones.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases at $4.99 per item.
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    1. Baby Tracker can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 2: Daily Connect (Child Care)

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Daily Connect (Child Care) is a great mobile tool that keeps parents informed of their children's activities at any time during the day.

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Instead of having to wait until the end of the day to be briefed, parents can now see important information as it happens, in real-time.

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    1. Track and log feedings, naps, diaper changes, activities, health information and more.
    2. Whenever information gets added, it's immediately synced, so both parents and childcare workers have simultaneous access.
    3. Peace of mind for parents who use daycare/childcare services.
    4. Smooth communication between caregivers and parents.
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    1. Android/iOS - $4.99
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    1. Daily Connect (Child Care) can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 3: Care.com

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The Care.com mobile app for Android and iOS connects caregivers looking for work with people who are in need of these services.

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Users can instantly connect with one of the largest caregiver communities available online today.

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    1. Quickly locate; nannies, babysitters, child care centers and more.
    2. Caregivers can quickly apply to job openings and communicate with clients regarding interviews.
    3. Nannies can manage their profile, schedule, job opportunities, earnings and more directly from the app.
    4. Families and clients can easily manage all their payments, bookings and interviews.
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    1. Free version.
    2. Premium subscriptions available; 1 month, 3 month, 12 month.
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    1. The Care.com mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 4: Baby Connect (activity log)

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Baby Connect by Seacloud Software is an all-encompassing baby tracking tool mobile optimized for a smartphone or tablet.

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With its bright and graphically enhanced interface, detailed reports, info sharing options, Baby Connect is a great logging app for parents and childcare providers.

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    1. Track an unlimited number of children.
    2. Share data with caregivers and care centers via the app.
    3. Built-in timers for feeding, napping, and activities.
    4. Create customized push notifications or alerts.
    5. View charts and graphs on daily, weekly or monthly trends, sleeping, feeding, changing, medication, etc.
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    1. Android/iOS - $4.99
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    1. Baby Connect (activity log) can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 5: Errands To-Do List

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The Errands To-Do List app for iOS is a handy tool for busy nannies who have additional tasks on top of their regular childcare responsibilities.

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Create custom alerts, notifications, folders and look at everything via an easy-to-read calendar view.

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    1. User-friendly and intuitive interface.
    2. Setup alerts and reminders for tasks or plans.
    3. Focus Folder keeps users fully up-to-date on important tasks due shortly.
    4. Full synchronization with iCloud to use across multiple devices.
    5. Personalize folders based on your lifestyle and errand priorities.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Errands To-Do List can be downloaded from iTunes.
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Method 6: WebMD

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The WebMD app is the mobile optimized version of their popular website with access to a large variety of medical information, including a symptom checker.

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For child care providers and nannies, having instant access to such a large database of medical advice and information is invaluable.

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    1. First aid information.
    2. Check through a vast database of conditions and applicable treatments.
    3. Built-in symptom checker.
    4. Voice search supported.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. WebMD can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 7: White Noise Baby Sleep Sounds

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White Noise Baby Sleep Sounds is a handy mobile app for anyone who has the responsibility of putting little ones to sleep.

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With a variety of twenty everyday household sounds and noises (white noise), this app is ideal for both children and adults who need a little assistance falling asleep.

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    1. 20 different sounds and four lullabies.
    2. Set playback to infinite or a timer.
    3. Uses very little battery power.
    4. Supports background audio so using other apps won't be disturbed.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. White Noise Baby Sleep Sounds can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 8: Skype - free IM & video calls

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Skype for Android and iOS is another great app for nannies and childcare workers as it gives users the ability to call, message or video chat for free.

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Parents can do video chats and interviews with potential nannies, or simply check-in while out for an evening.

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    1. Video talk face-to-face.
    2. Group video chats support up to 25 individuals.
    3. Call anyone on the Skype network for free.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. The Skype mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 9: UrbanSitter - Find Babysitters

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UrbanSitter is another useful mobile resource for parents, babysitters, nannies and childcare providers.

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For parents looking for a last minute arrangement, UrbanSitter can provide quality nannies or babysitters with a few swipes and taps.

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    1. Parents can watch video profiles of nannies and babysitters.
    2. Caregivers can search for and easily apply to jobs in their area.
    3. Nannies/Sitters set their rates and keep 100% of what they make.
    4. Get instant push notifications and alerts from parents/guardians.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. The UrbanSitter app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 10: SitterFriends - Book babysitters, nannies

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SitterFriends is useful for parents looking for nannies or babysitters in the Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta or Bay area (San Francisco-Oakland.)

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SitterFriends gives parents a break from the rigors of parenting by providing a wealth of highly qualified nannies and babysitters.

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    1. Parents can view nannies background checks directly from the app.
    2. Access to schedules in real-time.
    3. Children can experience different things and learn different new skills.
    4. Booking made in three easy steps.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Book babysitters, nannies can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 11: Toilet Finder

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As a nanny or babysitter, having to stop for unexpected bathroom breaks is both inevitable and unavoidable.

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Toilet Finder can come in handy when you find yourself in a new or unfamiliar area with a child who needs to make a quick number one or two.

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    1. 150,00+ toilet locations.
    2. Users regularly contribute new locations.
    3. Users also report on facilities conditions and operation hours.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. The Toilet Finder app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 12: First Aid - American Red Cross

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Similar to WebMD, the American Red Cross First Aid mobile app is loaded with useful tips and information on a variety of injuries and medical conditions.

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Caring for other people's children is a huge responsibility and having a decent first aid app installed on your phone could help in the event of a sudden emergency.

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    1. Works while offline, no connection required.
    2. Integrated with emergency services (911) for quick contact.
    3. Lot's of video and animated content on general first aid and tips.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. The American Red Cross First Aid app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 13: Kids activities

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Kids activities by Ioannis Vlachos is a great little app that comes loaded with fun learning games for primary and pre-schoolers.

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Having a constant flow of activities available isn't always easy, so being able to quickly pull out a device and offer a variety of quality educational games, is a huge bonus.

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    1. Learn about Math
    2. Distinguish between different animal sounds.
    3. Pattern recognition and organization.
    4. Supports multiple languages; English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.
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    1. Free version.
    2. Option to purchase an ad-free version of the app.
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    1. Kids activities for Android can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 14: Monster Physics

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Monster Physics® is another activity app that is designed to help children between the ages of 9 and 12 learn about physics.

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By creating and building conventional machinery and objects like planes, cranes, and helicopters, kids learn about the physics involved in how their creations function.

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    1. Comes with 50 missions to solve.
    2. Design, create and operate your own creations.
    3. Solve problems with a variety of solutions.
    4. Fun sound effects and music.
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    1. Monster Physics® can be downloaded from iTunes.
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Whether you're a part-time babysitter, full-time nanny, or busy parents, several of the mobile apps discussed in this article could prove incredibly helpful for tracking a child's development, day-to-day activities, or to find or locate suitable nannies or sitters.

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