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iPhone app for parents

All the applications below can be downloaded via iTunes.  Just click on the links.

NHS BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker
The official NHS app for measuring body mass index (BMI). It works for adults and children (aged 2 and over) and is the only calculator that uses the Department of Health’s official measurement system.

One in eight women in the UK will get breast cancer in their lifetime. The earlier the cancer is found, the better the chance of beating it. This app will help women be breast aware and could make all the difference.  The app includes a breast check video demonstrating how women can check their breasts, the ability to set your own reminders for a breast check, and a risk report to assess how your lifestyle could affect your risk of getting breast cancer.

This app includes the common signs and symptoms of meningitis, what to do if you suspect meningitis, a test your knowledge quiz, along with everything you need to know about the disease and how you can get support if you have experienced meningitis.

Find your nearest babychanging facilities – rate them for hygiene – and post new facilities for other parents!  Created by NCT, the UK’s largest parenting charity,  for parents out and about in the UK.

Use the official NHS Quit Smoking App to help you successfully stop smoking.  It provides you with a daily message to support you during the first 30 days of stopping plus instant tips and facts at any time. The real-time counter displays the minutes, hours and days you’ve been smokefree and keeps track of the money saved. A great app if you want to successfully stop smoking.

Pedometer will work as you walk, run, jog or do your treadmill. The special algorithm - the same as used in hardware pedometers - is implemented in the application. Measures Steps, Distance, Workout time, Calories burned, Speed and Pace.

We know that pregnancy can be a stressful time. If you’re trying to cope with working, looking after the rest of your family and keeping up with your usual routine, it can all get a bit too much. That’s why the Bounty baby care app is here to help. It's your handy, parental pocket guide to help you with your pregnancy through to birth, baby and beyond. It's bursting with baby care tips and hints, the latest bump and baby news, tutorials and expert advice to help support you through it all and juggle your busy family life, it's just what a mum needs.

Follow the miraculous story of a new life forming from the day of conception through the entire first year with the Pregnancy & Baby Development application. Featuring insightful, inspirational commentary from world-renowned doctor and best-selling author Deepak Chopra, MD, and an array of high-quality videos detailing the biology of pregnancy and infant development, this application is your guide to the incredible bond between mother and child.

This app includes the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations. It is simple to follow with illustrated guides and voiced instructions.

We all know we should aim to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day, but it's often easier said than done. 'Eight Glasses a Day' is an application that will help you do just that - just touch a virtual glass of water every time you drink a real one!

It is the first ever app to contain public health guidance, including topics such as smoking cessation, promoting physical activity, behaviour change and preventing diabetes. It contains all of NICE's clinical guidelines, including those on COPD, hypertension, stroke, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, head injury, depression, ovarian cancer, UTI in children, anxiety and autism. It also contains all NICE's technology appraisals, interventional procedures guidance, medical technology and diagnostics guidance.