7 amazing baby apps you need in your life

Children's programmes have changed so much, well in comparison to when I was a child anyway. I think we've come a long way from the Rainbow days. But children's programmes today are highly regulated to teach our children an array of activities. They can teach colours, letters, counting, basic morality (thank you Bing Bunny), teach them how to share, create friendships and to believe they can be who they wish to be. Why wouldn't you want to help encourage your child's learning? There is only so much you can do as parent, sometimes we need a helping hand from the good ole CBeebies channel. The CBeebies app has even been my saviour during those 4am get ups!

As a blogger to a toddler we are always been offered opportunities to try new apps. There are a countless number of amazing apps that can actually help enhance your child's development, some promote motor skills, enhance memory and pattern recognition. But as with anything, screen time should be limited. Screens are in no way a substitute for parenting! But just because I let my daughter have screen time doesn't mean I am a bad parent. So today I wanted to share the best apps for babies and toddlers.

White noise app

As a new parent if there is one piece of advice I will always suggest to expecting parents other than 'sleep while you can' would be to download a white noise app. The sleepless nights were a killer, especially in the first few days and one afternoon I made a discovery while I was drying my hair, my daughter fell asleep in minutes. We both had the best afternoon nap, as you can imagine I downloaded an app straightaway, seriously the best £1.99 I have ever spend.


I would go as far to say that certain apps have helped my daughter in her learning development but also encouraged her to go through certain learning milestones at a faster rate. As a parent it's quite fascinating watching my daughter learning and developing because it means that she's becoming more independent and even if I don't like it, she is growing up. That is the reason why I like the KidloLand app so much. My daughter is two years old and can quite easily navigate herself around the app without prompting, but I can also see that by her interacting with this app she is beginning to understand key parts that is crucial for her development.  KidloLand is a fun and educational app that is jam-packed with Nursery Rhymes, Songs, Games, Stories and Activities that will be sure to engage your pre-schooler and promote further interaction.  The app teaches about different fruits, vegetables, animals, ABCs, numbers and shapes just to name a few.

BBC CBeebies playtime

We are big fans of CBeebies, I am sure there are lots more out there. We discovered this app during a very early wake-up call and the only thing that would settle her would be Bing Bunny. This app stars lots of the CBeebies favourites, free games for little ones and fun features that all children will love. CBeebies Playtime will sure to delight and entertain your children helping them to learn as they play. I think what makes this app a great one to download is that there are no adverts, no in app purchases and a parental lock to make sure that little fingers don't wander too far which mean that many parents can have a peace of mind whilst little ones enjoy a very special playtime.

Elmo Monster Maker

Elmo talks kids through designing their own Muppet monster. There are four body types with multiple hat/eye/nose/mouth combos on offer. They can then watch their monster dance, and make him laugh by tickling under his arms. Or, if they're more impishly-inclined, they can make him fall down by tapping him in the head. Again and again, until your battery runs out.

Bubble Paint Pop Party

There is no need to get your hands sticky with paint when you have Bubble Paint Pop Party! Popping Bubbles is ok but popping paint filled bubbles that splat colourful paint splodges all over the screen now that's fun! My daughter has so much fun with this app, I kid you not she can be occupied for as long as I allow, works wonders when I want a hot cup of tea. Popping the bubbles could not be easier just touch the bubble you want to pop with your finger and boom, the bubble games pop leaving behind a big coloured paint splat!

Peppa Pig Painting Box

Explore the world of Peppa and her friends through a fun-filled interactive game. You simply start off by picking a tool from the drawer and start your masterpiece. There are brushes, paint tins, stickers and some special tools too. This is a must have app for the ultimate Peppa Pig fans. But there are so many more apps that you could enjoy, there are even bundles available.

Bing Baking

We are huge Bing fans, are there any #BingBunny fans out there? My daughter absolutely loves to get her hands on my phone to play with this app, it's based around biscuits, what could be better? By using this app you and your little one can be a part of Bin's colourful and playful world, where they can join him and Flop in their kitchen to create lots of mess for the best baking experience without any actual clearing up! You and your Bingster will have so much fun rolling, poking, squidging, cutting, cooking and decorating your very own biscuits. After all that hard work you can sit down and enjoy eating them with Bing and Flop.

So there you have it! 7 amazing baby apps that you need in your life. Believe me when I say that some of these will be your saviour to get those 5 minutes of peace and quiet, or time to finish a nice hot cup of tea.


  1. I still think my kids are quite young, but then it makke sme feel old to think that apps weren't really a 'thing' when mine were babies. My eldest is only 10, but things have moved on so quickly!

  2. White noise app - yes! I can remember long nights next to the bedside cot with that playing. Worked pretty well - rain forest sounds too. :)

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