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Apps for Babysitters

Be more productive, professional and fun!

Good babysitters are in high demand. Care needs range from newborn-care to watching tweens not ready to be on their own. You can be asked to babysit for a couple of hours or overnight, and you may offer other services while you are in the home.

Keeping track of your clients and your time is essential for generating revenue, determining the appropriate rates and for transparency. Software can help you be highly productive, and mobile applications fit the bill perfectly. After all, you are never without your phone.

We’ve assembled a list of the best apps for babysitters to help you track time, schedule clients, teach and entertain your charges, and even turn your phone into a baby monitor. Also, there are terrific financial apps available so you can accept multiple payment methods and record your income.

Here are the app categories we'll cover:

Let's get started.

Baby monitoring apps

More than a way to hear the baby crying from another room, baby monitor smartphone apps can record diaper changes, feedings, and medication administration. Some applications monitor sound levels and call a second number if the noise goes over a threshold.

If you want visual confirmation, you can use an old smartphone with a camera to send video to your phone.

Baby Monitor by Dormi

Baby Monitor by Dormi
Price
Free, provides in-app purchases from $0.99-$6.99
OS
Android 2.3 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play

Cloud Baby Monitor by VIGI Limited

Cloud Baby Monitor by VIGI Limited
Price
$3.99
OS
Apple iOS 7.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Apple iTunes

Baby Monitor by Faebir

Baby Monitor by Faebir
Price
Free
OS
Android 4.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play

Baby Monitor 3G by TappyTaps s.r.o.

Baby Monitor 3G by TappyTaps s.r.o.
Price
$3.99
OS
Android 4.1 and up, and Apple iOS 9.0 and up
Language
English, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

Time Management, Scheduling and payment apps

As a busy babysitter, you need to be able to do your scheduling on the fly and manage your time, so you arrive at the doorstep when parents need you. Like a planner for your phone, these apps help you keep track of your availability and where you need to be at any given time.

Many of these apps feature reminders and alarms.

Hours by Hours LLC

Hours by Hours LLC
Price
Free
OS
Apple iOS 10.3 and up
Language
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Available from
Apple iTunes

Hours Keeper - Time Tracking by Appxy

Hours Keeper - Time Tracking by Appxy
Price
Free
OS
Android 4.2 and up and Apple iOS 9.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

HoursTracker: Hours and Pay by Cribasoft LLC

HoursTracker: Hours and Pay by Cribasoft LLC
Price
Free
OS
Android 4.1 and up and Apple iOS 9.3 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

Acuity Scheduling by Acuity Scheduling

Acuity Scheduling by Acuity Scheduling
Price
Free
OS
Android 4.4 and up and Apple iOS 10.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

Education and Entertainment apps

Kids get more tech savvy every day. Find ways to educate and entertain them using a format they understand - a screen.

There are hundreds of educational and entertainment apps for kids of all ages. You can find the right one for each age group from toddlers learning their shapes to middle schoolers who need homework help.

Elmo Loves 123s by Sesame Street Workshops

Elmo Loves 123s by Sesame Street Workshops
Price
Free to download, $4.99 for in-app purchases
OS
Android 4.0.3 and up and Apple iOS 8.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Apple iTunes

Disney’s Story Central by Disney Publishing Worldwide

Disney’s Story Central by Disney Publishing Worldwide
Price
Free to download, $0.99 - $59.99 for in-app purchases
OS
Android 4.4 and up and Apple iOS 8.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

The Magic School Bus: Oceans by Scholastic

The Magic School Bus: Oceans by Scholastic
Price
$3.99 for Apple, Free for Android
OS
Android 4.1 and up and Apple iOS 7.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

Stack the States by Freecloud Design, Inc.

Stack the States by Freecloud Design, Inc.
Price
$2.99
OS
Android 2.3 and up and Apple iOS 6.0 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

Winky Think Logic Puzzles by Little 10 Robot LLC

Winky Think Logic Puzzles by Little 10 Robot LLC
Price
$2.99
OS
Apple iOS 8.0 and up
Language
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish; however, the games are language neutral
Available from
Apple iTunes

Sparky and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms by the National Fire Protection Association

Sparky and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms by the National Fire Protection Association
Price
Free
OS
Android 2.2 and up and Apple iOS 5.1.1 and up
Language
English
Available from
Google Play and Apple iTunes

This is just a handful of the apps available for your babysitting business.

You can save time as well as grow your business. Productivity apps can keep you on track and help you monitor your hours for billing purposes. Some will even count mileage. You will be known as the fun babysitter with the apps that entertain while educating.

Do you use and recommend any apps that aren't on this list?

Let us know, and we will update the list with your feedback.

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