Apps for par­ents

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Preg­nancy tracker: Chart your weekly progress and es­ti­mated due date. Gain an idea of how big your baby is each week and make a gallery of preg­nancy por­traits. ( iTunes and An­droid Mar­ket, free.) Baby mon­i­tor and

alarm: Use your phone like a baby mon­i­tor dur­ing nap time. Your phone will call you on any pre-se­lected phone num­ber, pro­vide an ac­tiv­ity log and record your baby’s sleep. ( Dif­fer­ent de­vel­op­ers on iTunes and An­droid Mar­ket, $ 2.99.)

Tod­dler lock: Safely hand your phone over to baby to play with by lock­ing the phone’s func­tions and turn­ing it into a colour­ful rat­tle with a touch-screen kalei­do­scope. ( iTunes Tod­dler Tap, $ 0.99; An­droid Mar­ket Tod­dler Lock, free.)

Scrib­ble: The dig­i­tal ver­sion of an Etch A Sketch, us­ing the touch-screen to cre­ate a draw­ing. Then shake to erase and start over again. ( iTunes/ An­droid, free.)

WhiteNoise: Help baby sleep soundly with a loop­ing sound­track of am­bi­ent sound, like an os­cil­lat­ing fan, heart­beat or rain­storm. ( iTunes/ An­droid, $ 1.99; Lite ver­sion free.)

Tod­dler cards: Flip through pic­ture flash cards of an­i­mals, food, shapes and colours, with mul­ti­lin­gual set­tings. ( iTunes/ An­droid, $ 0.99.)

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