Apps to Trust When Your Kids Are Sick

Nov 16, 2020

Why is it that children always get sick in the middle of the night…over a holiday weekend…when your only option is a slow, crowded emergency room? We can’t solve the problem of terrible timing, but we can show you some apps that make caring for a sick child just a little bit easier. Check out some of our favorites below.

1. Baby and Child First Aid

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Price: Free

Be prepared for any emergency with this app from the British Red Cross. Explore tips, animations, and videos to improve your first aid knowledge, then test what you know with built-in quizzes. You’ll need internet to download the app, but the app works offline for easy access to lifesaving information anytime, anywhere.

2. Sickweather

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Price: $2.99

If you’re a parent, you already know how illnesses can spread like wildfire among little ones. This app uses crowdsourcing and social listening to map reports of illnesses throughout your community, so you can steer clear of infection hotbeds. Download it to stop your kid’s next flu virus, pink eye, or head lice outbreak before it starts.

3. CVS Pharmacy

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Price: Free

Taking a sick child to the doctor is stressful enough. Once they’re finally seen and back in the car, the last thing you want to do is haul them into a pharmacy. The CVS Pharmacy app lets you refill and track prescriptions—and order them for curbside pickup—all from the palm of your hand. Plus, this app makes it easy to find nearby CVS MinuteClinics, view wait times, and even hold your place in line.

4. Kinsa

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Price: Free app, but you’ll need the QuickCare thermometer ($19.99) or Smart Ear thermometer ($39.99)

Kinsa’s smart thermometers send quick, easy, and accurate temperature readings straight to your phone. Then, the app instantly recommends age-appropriate next steps based on your child’s symptoms. Plus, it saves past temperature readings, symptoms, medicine dosages, and more—you know, all the important things you struggle to recall when the doctor asks!

5. ianacare

  • Available on iOS (Android coming soon)
  • Price: Free

While many of these apps are great for common childhood illnesses, children with chronic or terminal illness require extra support. With the ianacare app, you can easily communicate updates to your closest friends and family, coordinate care across multiple caregivers, and request the practical support you need from people who are eager to help but don’t know how.

These apps can be helpful resources when your kids are sick, but they require a reliable internet connection to work. Check with Connect66 Internet today to make sure you have the high-speed internet your family needs! And call us at 833-463-0066 to get your internet today!