Parenting is a rewarding experience, but it can also be a roller-coaster ride. Whether you have a newborn, a toddler, a preteen, or a teenager, kids can pull you in different directions. And sometimes, it’s difficult to keep up with everything.

Thankfully there’s no shortage of tools to help you survive each and every day on your parenting journey. If you need help managing your family’s schedule or looking for educational resources for the kids, here’s our list of the best parenting apps of the year.

iPhone rating: 4.9

Android rating: 4.7

Price: $4.99

Whether you’re welcoming your first child or becoming a parent again, life with an infant has its ups and down. Between feedings, naps, diaper changes, and doctor appointments, you may need help organizing everything on your to-do list and maintaining your sanity. This app is an excellent tool for managing your baby’s sleeping schedule, feedings, any medication, and doctor visits. You can also set reminders for your baby’s next feeding and share this information with a nanny or relative caring for your child while you’re away.

iPhone rating: 4.3

Android rating: 4.4

Price: Free

Breastfeeding may seem like a piece of cake. But many mothers can attest to the challenges they face. Baby Nursing (also called Baby Breastfeeding) is a top-notch app for monitoring your baby’s feedings. Use the app to keep a close eye on how often your baby feeds and consumes during each feeding. You can also use the app to upload photos and maintain a record of your baby’s height, milestones, and physical development.

iPhone rating: 4.8

Android rating: 4.4

Price: Free

Life gets hectic at times. And when you’re running in multiple directions, important tasks might fall through the cracks. Cozi is a sharable calendar app that every member in the family can access. It’s a must-have for keeping the family organized and on schedule.

iPhone rating: 4.5

Android rating: 4.2

Price: Free

This app offer something for just about every parent. It’s a huge community of like-minded parents who are willing to open up and share their experiences. Are you looking for a new preschool or day care? If so, use the app for local recommendations. Connect with other parents and schedule playdates for your kids, or search for family-friendly restaurants and activities.

iPhone rating: 4.5

Android rating: 4.3

Price: Free with in-app purchases

You don’t always need to consult your doctor to know if your child’s meeting their milestones as they grow up. The Kinedu app gives you instant access to expert advice on how your baby compares to typical developmental milestones, including mental, physical, emotional, and linguistic health, and provides you with a big database of videos and other guided activities to help your child meet their development goals. The premium features even more videos, articles written by experts, support for up to five children to a single account, and the ability to share your account with caregivers, babysitters, and family members.

iPhone rating: 4.7

Android rating: 4.0

Price: Free

Raising a child is hard. Period. But it can be especially tough if you’re trying to go it alone or co-parent with a partner who may not be in your life anymore. AppClose helps you manage your child-rearing as if you’re managing a major project, giving you a variety of record-keeping, scheduling, and communication tools that can help you save all of your baby’s critical information, such as appointments and expenses, and message others in your life who need to know all about your child in order to give them the best care and attention that they deserve from everyone in your life.

iPhone rating: 4.8

Android rating: 4.8

Price: Free

Almost every parent wishes they knew exactly what to do or say to keep their child healthy and loved from day one to graduation day. Parent Cue wants to be your app for that: For the approximate 936 weeks from birth to the end of high school, this app gives you advice on what you can say to your child, what you can do together, and how you can recognize and understand the phase that your child is going through so that you can get a little extra boost of support through the good times and tough alike. Parenting isn’t easy, but it never hurts to have a little extra nudge as to how you can help your family move forward positively.

iPhone rating: 4.4

Android rating: 3.4

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Speech Blubs is home to thousands of language-learning tools for kids of all ages and adults who may want help with pronunciation or overcoming speech challenges. From more than 1,500 activities and games including videos and interactive flashcards to a sticker-collecting feature that helps you track your progress and stay motivated, this app is built around the science that children learn best to speak by observing other children speaking. It has no shortage of tools to help your child learn to observe and imitate the speech of other kids so that they can learn at their own pace while having fun.

iPhone rating: 4.8

Android rating: 4.4

Price: Free with in-app purchases

You might be thinking, “My child changes a little bit every day! How can I enjoy every single day with them while I watch them grow?” The Playfully Baby Development app helps you do just that, providing an original daily activity, keeping your child’s physical, mental, and linguistic development in mind so that they get the bonding time they need with you while also helping encourage their healthy, timely growth. The app also lets you save pictures from your activities so that you can look back at how far you and your child have come.

iPhone rating: 4.8

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Babies and children are a lot of work! There’s a lot to remember and a lot of responsibilities when it comes to feeding, bathing, health, and so much more. This app helps you keep track of all the important things you need to do for your child, from feeding and changing diapers to doctor’s visits and medications, with a tool to export your child’s data to PDF so that you can share your child’s history and needs with family, friends, or your doctor when needed. The app also contains a lot of reference information on growth milestones, tips for raising a happy and healthy child, and the ability to add more children as your family grows.

iPhone rating: 4.2

Android rating: 4.0

Price: Free

Parenting can be a lonely experience, even with a partner, as it can be hard for others to empathize what you’re going through as you carry your child, give birth, and then balance your needs with your child’s. The Peanut app lets you connect with thousands of other women who have gone through exactly what you have, from trying to conceive to giving your child everything they need to be healthy. Try chatting in real time with other women using a swiping match tool, join group discussions, and share your own topics and advice with others.

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