We know our WIC participant’s lives are busy and it’s not always easy to find helpful and accurate information in a convinet way. Below you’ll find several smart phone apps that are designed to give you good information quickly!
Is My Food Safe
This app was developed my the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and will help you with food safety. The app offers info on cross contamination, internal temperatures, and expiration dates. This app is only offered for iPhone at this time.
This app was developed by the CDC and is designed to help parents understand their children’s growth and development. The app provides parents with appropriate developmental milestone information as it may pertain to their child and offers incite on what to do if you become concerned. It is offered for both iPhone and Android Users.
This app has a range of features for new and expecting moms. The app will text you up to 3 times a week with helpful updates. It also offers a calendar feature to help you keep track of your prenatal appointments and pediatric appointments during the first year of life. The app reminds you of what appointments are coming up and lets you know what to expect from each appointment including what may be helpful to inquire about . The app has plenty of information about what you can expect throughout your pregnancy, articles on pregnancy and infancy, and even some resources on finding free or low cost care for things. This app is offered for both iPhone and Android Users.
Healthy Children Magazine
This free digital magazine is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is delivered in the form of an app. Get quality information about your child’s growth and development from the perspective of professionals who have dedicated their lives to studying children’s growth and development. Through the app you can download only issues you are interested in, or you can digitally subscribe to the publication. This app is available for both iPhone and Android users.
AAP Patient Ed: HealthyGrowth
The HealthyGrowth app is another resource that is support by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The app is able to be used in tandem with your health care provider so that individualized plans can be made for your family. However, there is also a section exclusively for parents that offers tips on a range of helpful subjects from breastfeeding and picky eating, to physical activity and sleep. This app is available for both iPhone and Android users.
KidsDoc is a paid mobile application that costs $1.99. The app comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics and is designed to help parents know what to do next. Part of the mobile application description reads as follows: What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? When can your child return to school or child care after an illness? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime – evenings, weekends, when you’re at work or traveling or your doctor’s office is closed. KidsDoc is designed especially for these times. The care guides help you make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries you can manage on your own. The application is available for both android and iPhone users.