NuuNest App Review
See the image above? This is how I kept track of everything my newborn did during his first couple of weeks. Yes, I could have found a better way, but somehow at that time this was the best I could do.
Needless to say that keeping newborn's records is very important, especially for first-time moms. It helps you and your doctor determine if things are heading in the right direction and figure out what needs to be changed. If only it wasn't such a tedious task!
Well, guess what? Now it doesn't have to be. There is an app for that! The moment I came across NuuNest, I knew it was time to say good-bye to the old-fashioned way of keeping baby records!
NuuNest is a very easy-to-use application available for download from Apple/iTunes store. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and optimized for iPhone 5. The cost is $2.99.
It is a very handy app, especially during the first weeks of your baby’s life, when it is the toughest to keep everything under control and not lose sanity.Download it ahead of time and take a tour to familiarize yourself with the application. Then when the baby arrives, you'll be able to quickly put records in. It is fast and easy!
>>>it is customizable
The app is a universal fit for every mom. You can customize it any way you wish, depending on whether you:
All customization is done in Settings (a button at the top right corner). You can also customize your home screen there by hiding the tabs you don't need.
>>>it is informative
There is a small section at the top of Home Screen (and in most other tabs) that contains little tips and reminders. Every day the tips are new. They are short, concise and easy to remember. Very helpful!
In addition, every tab has info section that provides important information, as well as links to even more resources. Read the basics and if one area is of a particular interest to you, follow the link to learn more.
Knowing how little time new mamas have and how easily we get overwhelmed, this app is right on target. It presents only relevant information exactly when it's needed.
Also, two Home Screen tabs “All About Baby” and “All About Mom” talk about various baby- and mom-related topics. Nothing to record there, just read and learn.
“All About Mom” section is my favorite. When the baby is born, it is usually all about his/her needs. However, this is a very stressful time for a mother too. NuuNest helps moms evaluate their condition and draws their attention to issues that need timely actions.
Reminders is another great feature. NuuNest sends you important reminders for the day. I just got my Vitamin D and feeding reminders. It is a very much-needed feature, considering all the little things we have to remember.
The neat thing about Vitamin D reminder is after you click on it
and mark it as “gave vitamin D”, the tab is disabled for the day.
So if at the end of the day you lose track of it, you can always go back
>>>it is multi-functional
Besides being a great information resource, NuuNest is great for recording things like:
Good To Know: You need an Internet connection to enjoy all features of the app to the fullest degree. You can read info offline, but the records are saved over the Internet.
These are 6 tabs (located on Home Screen) where all the recording happens (click to enlarge):
>>>it is reliable
When you download the app, you will be prompted to accept terms and conditions and understandably the company wants you to read their disclaimer. It is a standard process. As with all the information found anywhere on the web/apps, NuuNest is not a substitute for medical advice.
However, Cindy and Jana – creators of NuuNest- are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).
All the information presented in the app is based on their education and a combined total of 30 years of experience of being IBCLCs. NuuNest is a great reliable tool when it comes to raising red flags that you can further address with your doctor.
NuuNest is a safe place to keep all your baby records. No need to keep
the paper trail. The only thing you need to make sure you do is click
“save” after you enter something.
* You can create feeding reminders for both breast and bottle (in the “Breastfeed” and "Bottle Feed" tabs).
* When you enter your baby's weight, it is saved every day (in the “Weight” tab). So there is always a way to monitor your baby’s progress.
* NuuNest has a built-in timer. You will find it in the “Expressing Breast Milk” tab. You can also use it to time breastfeeding sessions!
* If you turn on “notices based on data entered” in Settings, NuuNest will notify you if there is anything to be concerned about based on the information you enter.
>>>it is easy to use
NuuNest is extremely easy to use, which is what every new mama wants. No time or energy to figure out complicated. Only easy, fast and user-friendly!
When you download NuuNest, it
gives you an option to take a tour. The tour is brief and concise. It offers tutorials and app preview. This way you will
know how the app works when the time comes.
At any point in the application you can log out and take the tour. Although I doubt you’ll need it. The app is very intuitive and laid out nicely.
I had a lot of fun testing the app. I am sure you will love using it. Very user-friendly and easy to navigate. Makes life of a new parent (dad's too!) a LOT easier!
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