Gadgets

Want to know about the latest tech gadgets for kids? Check out our gadget guide before buying your next tech toy or video game. Plus: How much technology is too much for kids? Hear what the pros think.

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.

Is Technology Good For Little Kids?

Your child is clamoring to get her hands on your cell phone or iPad so she can play games -- or learn her letters. Whether you want to embrace or escape our high-tech world, you can help your kid find the right balance.

The Best Educational Apps for Kids

Your child's education doesn't have to stop after school. These games made for your iPhone, iPad, and Android will keep your youngster's mind active outside the classroom.

Best iPhone Apps for Babies and Toddlers

Check out these fun and kid-friendly iPhone applications to keep your tot busy and learning on the go.

Best Baby Apps

Got restless toddler syndrome? These apps will amuse and educate.

7 Weird iPhone Apps for Moms

There are a lot of helpful apps for new moms and preggos--and then there are these. Guess there truly is an app for everything!

A Guide to Parental Controls By Device

Smartphones. Tablets. Gaming systems. With so many options, it seems almost impossible to limit what (and how much) your child views. Don't worry: We've got a plan to regain control.

11 Ways Your Relationship With Your Phone Changes After Kids

Before you were a mom, your smartphone was your life. Now there's a darling, diapered little person in that role. Where does that leave your former electronic appendage?

Screen-Addicted Kids: How Moms Deal

Young children are more plugged in than ever, according to a new Asurion/Parents survey. And while moms are managing kids' media use, they could be doing even more to protect them.

Super Cute Could-Be Cover Babies

See some of the adorable smiles, bright eyes, and dimples entered in the American Baby 2010 Cover Contest. One of these babies could be the cover model!

Must-Have Apps for a Healthy Pregnancy

Now that you're pregnant, your health is doubly important -- you're taking care of two now. Keep safety rules straight, find ways to de-stress, choose the right foods to eat, learn safe workouts, and more with our favorite apps for a healthy pregnancy.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Just Changed the Screen-Time Rules Again

Parents has the inside scoop on what you need to know about these new guidelines for babies and young children.

Best Apps for Dads-To-Be

From delivery room tips to easy recipes, here are 10 must-have apps for dads-to-be.

The Best iPhone Apps for Parents

Check out 15 of the best iPhone apps for busy parents, from budget and chore trackers to meal-time planners.

The Best iPhone Apps for Moms-to-Be

Track your pregnancy, find baby names, get the latest health tips and more with these iPhone applications for expectant moms.

70 Best Apps for Families

The Parents team tapped moms, dads, and kids to test tons of apps and find the ones that are most intuitive to use, best priced, and super helpful. These are our favorites to help with everything from staying organized to keeping your kids occupied. They're app-solutely essential!

8 High-Tech Toys for STEM-Savvy Kids

There's so much more to digital toys than your typical video games and computer programs. These eight innovative picks bring STEAM education to life through coding, robotics, animation, and more--plus they're a lot of fun.

Photographing Your Baby

Take the perfect picture of your little one.

The Return of the Rubik's Cube

This classic toy is an awesome way to practice the logic and problem-solving skills that are crucial to STEM education. Here's how to harness the fun.

The Pros and Cons of Toddlers and Computers

Many parents are looking to computers to give their 2-year-olds an edge. Here are the pros and cons of this popular trend.

Managing Your Child's Screen Time

The touch-screen generation is diving into the digital world, so you need to be prepared.

Attention, Texters! New Emojis Perfect for Pregnancy Are in the Works

Some of the new emojis being considered are perfect for expectant moms.

The 10 Best Apps for Kids of 2011

We asked our readers to share the child-friendly apps that enhance their little one's learning experience -- and for the times when they just need a few minutes of peace and quiet.

Taking the Perfect Picture of Your Kid

From the day your child is born, each moment is so precious and fleeting. You want to document every sweet age and stage, from the first time you lay eyes on her to the first day of school. But getting those great photos can be elusive.

Taking the Perfect Photo

Those enchanting eyes! That crooked grin! Capture your kid's sparkling personality with 9 can't-miss tips from the pros.

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