The 20 best tech finds for busy moms
This stuffed creature protects iPhones and iPads when they slip out of kids' hands.
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Once you download the corresponding apps, the furry friend comes to life, playing tunes, eating pudding, and speaking like an alien. YetYet for iPad, $79.90; YetX for iPhone, 49.90, Toyota Creatures.
SitOrSquat: Restroom finder
Sometimes, you—or one of the kids—really have to go. Before you drive out of your way to find a public restroom, track down the nearest one and see how others have rated its cleanliness. SitOrSquat: Restroom Finder, free.
My Little Pony—Friendship is Magic
Allow your daughter to help Twilight Sparkle and her friends free Ponyville with this game, which features voices from the official TV show. My Little Pony—Friendship is Magic, free.
Little Red Riding Hood by Nosy Crow
To grandmother's house she goes—or does she? For the first time, children can alter this classic fairytale by choosing different paths and creating their own story. A fully-animated adventure with plenty of possibilities for endings will keep kids out of your hair for hours at a time. Little Red Riding Hood by Nosy Crow, $5.99.
B&W High Contrast by Fisher-Price
Download this app, then secure your phone in a special case within your baby's Apptivity Gym to expose her to animated animals and interactive music and sounds. Not in the market for a new toy? The app can also be used on its own. B&W High Contrast by Fisher-Price, free.
Baked potato chips or pretzels? Use this app to scan the barcode of any packaged food item, and you'll see color-coded analysis of each ingredient's nutritional quality. Additionally, it will flag common allergens to save you from dealing with a nasty reaction to say, eggs. InRFood, free.
Brush Your Teeth with Funny Animals for Kids and Toddlers
What's more effective than convincing your toddler to brush his teeth? Suggesting he takes care of the oral hygiene of a horse, dog, or rabbit until he wants to join in on the experience. Brush Your Teeth with Funny Animals for Kids and Toddlers, free.
The dishwasher won't empty itself, but your son isn't first in line to chip in either. This app assigns stars for good work, and offers corresponding custom rewards—like an hour of TV-time or a few dollars of pocket money. Are those your kids rushing to clean up the playroom? iReward Chart, $3.99.
Lazoo Magic Stickers!
More than 50 animated stickers, eight pages of animated backgrounds, and a design-your-own section take the sticker book into the 21st century. Lazoo Magic Stickers!, $1.99.