Having a sick child, or helping a child with an injury is a tough thing to go through when you’re a parent. Sometimes, you feel helpless and just can think of anything else you can do to help ease their discomfort.
While you should always contact a physician if an illness continues for a few days or a fever gets high quickly, there are apps available on your mobile devices to help you figure out what is wrong and what you can do to make your child feel better. Here are some of the apps that can help you out when you’re caring for a sick child.
Web MD has had a helpful website for years and now you can take the medical advice with your anywhere you go with this app.
The app has a very simple and intuitive layout: in many cases, you just pick the part of the body that is hurt and continue from there, until you find out what can be wrong with your child. It can help with everything from common colds to the flu and other illnesses that may require professional treatment.
It also has a section on handling emergencies, so you can quickly find out what you need to do. The app provides first-aid information as well. You can also use the voice-search function to quickly find the information you need.
Automatic Call Recorder for Me
This call recorder from Apalon Apps is helpful for many things in your life, but it can be especially helpful during an emergency.
The app automatically records calls through your smartphone, and you can add bookmarks at points of crucial information. This way, if you need to consult a physician about your child’s illness, you can pay attention to what the doctor is telling you and play the call back later if there’s anything you may have missed or not fully understood. This lets you focus on what you need to do rather than trying to remember everything.
You can search through your recorded calls by time and date and you can start important recordings for easy playback.
Kids Wellness Tracker
The best thing you can do for your child is to prevent them from getting sick in the first place. Of course, this is impossible, but you’d like to do everything you can to make sure your children stay healthy. This app will help you.
You can use the tracking app to log your child’s height, weight, BMI and more and compare those stats to “healthy” stats so you can know if your child is growing properly or is lagging behind. You can also schedule doctor’s appointments, track vaccinations and other shots, enter symptoms and record temperature if your child has a fever. There’s even a dosing calculator so you know exactly how much over-the-counter medicine you should give your child.
Let today’s technology help keep your children healthy.
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Charlie Pearce is a Dad who watches the kids whilst his wife focuses on her career for the next couple of years. He writes about parenting in this role-reversal way.