There are plenty of us who think the pace of modern life is difficult to keep up with, even more so if you are a dad who is trying to juggle work and family commitments.
If that sounds like you, don’t panic! If you have your smartphone on you most of the time there are some excellent apps that can give you a bit of a helping hand to get organized and keep your plans on track.
Here is a look at apps aimed at giving dads a bit of welcome assistance, including a way to transform your cooking skills, how to entertain and soothe your child, plus a chance to access medical information in a hurry.
If you wouldn’t look out of place running the kitchen at a top restaurant then you are to be congratulated for your culinary expertise but if you happen to be like a good number of regular dads, your enthusiasm for preparing a meal probably doesn’t match your cooking skills.
If you have to prepare a meal for the family and need a bit of guidance on how to produce something tasty enough to win you some bonus points with the kids, an app like Grill It.
The app provides you with some detailed step-by-step instructions and some photos to show you what the meal should look like when it’s cooked.
If you are going to fire up the grill in the yard, you might also want to use the weather app by Apalon Apps to check that your cooking plans aren’t going to be interrupted.
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If you are a proud new father and have a baby to look after, your main priority will be to keep them fed, rested, and calm, until mom comes back at least.
When your baby is restless and seems to prefer exercising its lungs rather than sleeping, there is an app available that the developer describes immodestly as a sleep miracle. You might end up agreeing with that description if the babyshusher app manages to soothe your baby to sleep, and you can end up claiming the credit if you like!
Kids have their favorite stories that they like you to read to them and there also plenty of new adventures to share with them if you want to find some more books to read to them.
If you want an app that can deliver some of the world’s favorite stories to your smartphone, the iStory app is worth a look. There is a wide choice of fairy tales, great animal stories, and even educational books to share with them.
It’s good to get a second opinion if you have any concerns about your child’s health and need to know whether you need to take further action straight away or just monitor the situation.
The WebMD app lets you search for medical information and enter symptoms so that you can get a quick medical opinion, which could help you to decide what to do next.
If you are a busy dad and need a bit of help now and again, your phone could provide the extra support you sometimes need when you are looking after the kids.