One of the most anxiety-ridden moments in parenting is when mom and/or dad must go back to work and feel, not only unwarranted guilt from leaving their baby, but also a sense of loss of not being there for all those important moments that happen once in a lifetime.
Care.com, an online platform that “provides a trusted place for families and care providers to easily connect, share caregiving experiences, and get advice,” has created Karoo, an app to help families stay connected with their children’s special moments, no matter where they are or with whom.
In a nutshell, Karoo is a free photo and video app that’s special because it’s designed for caregivers to send updates about the day-in-the-life of the kids they care for and have those cherished photos, quotes and videos be captured on a timeline that will be visible only to those you invite. That means you can go as crazy as you like sharing with the abuelos any pics of every little adorable minutia your baby does during the day without anyone getting annoyed by it. Yeah, it happens! But not with Karoo because only those who want to be connected with your kids will connect.
Caregivers will also have at their disposal a tool that allows them to give you fun updates and reports of your kids’ daily happenings like meals, siestas, diaper changes, medications, etc. The same updates can be seen by all allowed on the timeline so you can also save time by having all be in-the-know, just like you are! Cool, huh?
And what about those oh-so-necessary playgroups? Connect with other parents in your area and you can all check out the local activities happening in your area or let each other know when you’re at the park for an impromptu meetup!
Sounds like this is for you? Then check out the Karoo video below and download on iTunes for free.
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