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13 Apps That Apple Should Make For Parents NOW!

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While not quite Orbit City, these apps would instantly change life for parents.

Remember on the Jetsons how Mrs. Jetson never had to do, well, anything? She had Rosie the robot who took care of the family. She never prepared meals, but simply inputted a code into the meal maker and out popped a fully cooked dinner. Geez, they didn’t even have to walk since the floor propelled them to wherever they had to go.

I’ve thought many times since becoming a mom how convenient life might be in the Skypad Apartments. But until we can zoom ourselves into that futuristic utopia, I’d settle for a few outstanding apps that would make parenting in 2011 so much easier. They’re not Rosie the robot, but oh, if Apple could just make these apps, we’d be living the high life without having to go to Orbit City!

What apps would you like to see made? What is your number one stressor as a parent? Think there’s an app for that?

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  • Settles a colicky baby 1 of 13
    Settles a colicky baby
    Can Apple programmers just lock down a signal or sound that can soothe a colicky infant? You'd make billions, I promise.
  • Auto answers phone calls from in-laws 2 of 13
    Auto answers phone calls from in-laws
    I might even be able to design this app myself because all you'd really need to do is autotune the words, "Yes, OK, I understand, and goodbye." Right?
  • Answer to “Mom!” every time and can decide when you actually need to get involved 3 of 13
    Answer to "Mom!" every time and can decide when you actually need to get involved
    You know how it goes, if no one bleeding or needs a doctor, please let me finish reading this paragraph.
  • Erases the pain and anguish of childbirth 4 of 13
    Erases the pain and anguish of childbirth
    Wait, judging from the vast amount of second and third children, we may already have that one.
  • Potty trains 5 of 13
    Potty trains
    Would any of us really miss out on the potty training period? I'll take bets that most of us would be relieved (pun intended).
  • Listen to my son, nod and feign interest when he’s spewing off what Pokemon evolves into another Pokemon 6 of 13
    Listen to my son, nod and feign interest when he's spewing off what Pokemon evolves into another Pokemon
    So Pikachu evolves into Raichu via the use of a Thunder Stone…please, I'm begging, no more. I just can't hold one more evolved Pokemon string of events in my head and continue to function.
  • Reminds kids to brush their teeth, clean their room, and finish their homework so I never have to nag 7 of 13
    Reminds kids to brush their teeth, clean their room, and finish their homework so I never have to nag
    Then we can just sit back, smile, and adoringly admire technology.
  • Allows you to catch the latest Curb Your Enthusiasm AND put your kid to bed at the same time 8 of 13
    Allows you to catch the latest Curb Your Enthusiasm AND put your kid to bed at the same time
    So you can always see your favorite show "no matter what"! C'mon Curb fans, I know you got that one!
  • Stops whining 9 of 13
    Stops whining
    Even better, how about an app that obliterates whining altogether? Your kid's whining, spouse's whining, even your own whining…talking about revolutionary!
  • Alerts you to meltdowns (your own) 10 of 13
    Alerts you to meltdowns (your own)
    By tracking your hostility meter, this app will catch you ten seconds before you lose it and prevent you from saying those things you only wish you could take back.
  • Burn-o-meter 11 of 13
    Burn-o-meter
    This will let you know 1 full minute before you burn something on the stove while you're breaking up fights, feeding the baby, and looking for that missing binky, which leads up to an app that…
  • Locates stray items 12 of 13
    Locates stray items
    Such as socks, cell phones, permission slips and anything else moms desperately search for while trying to get out in the morning.
  • Cleans the house 13 of 13
    Cleans the house
    Absolute no brainer- who wouldn't want this?

For now we’ll have to make do with these Top 50 iPhone Apps for Moms!

 


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