Great Safety and Health iPhone Apps for Parents and Care Providers

1. Web MD (free):

Helps you diagnose your child’s symptoms. Also includes drug uses, side effects, and warnings. There is also a Web MD Baby with a growth tracker, diaper tracker, sleep tracker, and feeding tracker.

2. FBI Child ID (free):

this app allows you to store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s readily available in case of emergency. Also includes tips on keeping children safe and what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

3. Smart – ICE4family ($5):

this app stores your family’s medical history for quick and easy reference including prescription medication information and vaccination information. Also retains your insurance information for easy access. All information is protected with a customized password.

4. Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association ($2):

First aid for choking, scrapes, and more serious injuries. Also has step-by-step CPR instructions for children and adults, with videos and illustrations.

5. Recalls (free):

Provides information related to recalls from five government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Organization, United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

6. Food Additives ($4):

Concerned about food additives in your child's diet? This application lets you look up 450+ additives quickly and easily; sorted by name, risk type and symptom type. A must-have for parents of children with allergies, asthma or gluten intolerance.

7. Offender Locator ($1):

Allows anyone living in the United States to view Registered Sex Offenders living in a particular area. Updated daily to provide the most accurate information possible. Has a special feature that utilizes the GPS function on the iPhone to find registered offenders living near a current location or a friend’s or relative’s address.

8. AMBER Alert (free):

A real-time feed of active AMBER Alerts including information about the victim, the abductor, and other details like the kind of vehicle they may be traveling in or the area where they may be located. The listing of missing children from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) includes photos and any known details about the circumstances of their disappearance. If a user has information about a case or has seen one of the missing children, they can press a button and automatically call NCMEC’s toll-free 24-hour hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678).