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December 14, 2014

Give the Gift of Reassurance: NuuNest App

 

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Did you know that you can “gift” our app NuuNest to a friend or loved one? For $2.99, it’s cheaper than a congratulations card!

 

Here are the simple steps:

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1. Go to the App Store

 

 

 

 

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2. Find NuuNest (Newborn Nurse Answers and Baby Tracking) in the App or iTunes store.

3. Tap the Share icon in the upper right hand corner.

 

 

 

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4. Tap the Gift icon.

 

 

 

 

5. Sign in to with your Apple ID.

 

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6.Type the email address for the person you want to receive NuuNest.

7. If you would like, add a message.

8. Choose the date you want to send the gift.

 

 

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9. Select a theme for your gift.

 

 

 

 

Buy

 

10. Tap Buy, and then tap Buy again to confirm.

 

 

 


 

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About the authors:

Cindy and Jana are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who have assisted over 20,000 families.

Download their app NuuNest – Newborn Nurse Answers and Baby Tracking for expert guidance through the first crucial weeks after childbirth.

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June 30, 2014

NuuNest Update – Now Available on the App Store!

 

 

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We are pleased to announce that a major NuuNest update is now available on the App Store!

 

 

 

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We had frequent requests from parents to include even more information about baby care. We listened and created the “All about Baby” section. Parents can now access information about:

– cord care

– newborn jaundice

– baby bath (including a video)

– and other newborn FAQ

 

 

 

 

We have also updated our links throughout the app to continue to give new parents access to the best online information.

 

 

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About the authors:

Cindy and Jana are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who have assisted over 20,000 families.

Download their app NuuNest – Newborn Nurse Answers and Baby Tracking for expert guidance through the first crucial weeks after childbirth.

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June 5, 2014

The Story Behind NuuNest App

We were recently had the opportunity to chat with Liz Pittman, host of go!Saskatoon. She was curious to know the story behind our app and website. Meng and baby Abigail joined us to help us tell our story.

 

We think Abigail may have a future in movies — she was calm and relaxed throughout! Watch carefully and you will see a close-up of her adorable feet.

 

Thank you for visiting LIz!

 

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April 8, 2014

Announcing our Survey Winner!

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We have recently completed a survey of  NuuNest app users. We asked families to tell us about their favorite NuuNest features and give us suggestions for upgrades/changes. All respondents were entered in a draw for a $25.00 iTunes gift card.

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Congratulations to our winner, Baylee and her beautiful daughter Hadley!

“It’s a great tool for new mothers. As I new mother, I didn’t always know what to expect, but NuuNest had great tips, advice and information. If I had a question, NuuNest had the answer!” 

 – Baylee

**Many thanks to all the busy new parents who took the time to give us feedback.**

 

NuuNest, created by nurses for families with newborns.

 

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December 5, 2013

NuuNest iPad Version has been Released!

NuuNest iPad version is now available on the App Store!!

 

In response to parent’s requests, we are pleased to announce the iPad version of NuuNest: Newborn Nurse Answers and Baby Tracking was released earlier this week. Thank you to our wonderful developers at CollegeMobile for their hard work.

You may notice that the NuuNest app icon has been updated as well. We loved the colors and fresh appearance of our former icon but wanted to better portray what NuuNest is about. Thanks to our awesome graphic designers, Hustle & Bustle, and to our “expert” moms for their input.

 

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July 12, 2013

Creating NuuNest

A major update was released this week for NuuNest, bringing the app to the place where we always dreamed it could be. To celebrate, we thought we’d share with you the process that went into making this app.

 

The idea

The idea for NuuNest was conceived about 15 months ago. Through our work with new families, we knew that they wanted electronic information rather than the paper information we had been providing. We looked at the apps available on the App store but could not find one to recommend. Apps look very simple. How hard could it be to create our own? We would soon find out…

 

Getting started

We started by sketching out the pages of how our app should look.

We took those sketches to a local app development company, CollegeMobile. They immediately saw the potential in our project and made suggestions for ways to incorporate even more of our nursing knowledge into the app.

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For our graphic design Cindy’s son suggested Hustle & Bustle, an enthusiastic startup company from Waterloo, Ontario. Thanks to technology it was very easy to work together even though they were 2,900 km away. They have made our app and website beautiful.

The hard work begins

We researched, wrote, rewrote and then rewrote again. It was very important to us to ensure that all information was up to date and based on the latest research.

Our families were patient as we worked long hours, even working on family vacations.

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When we were done, we had a book’s worth of written information.

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NuuNest contains 452 tips that are broken down into topics and then into subcategories, based on the age of the baby. Categorizing the tips was a challenging task. To make it easier, we cut the pages into individual tips, then taped each tip into a timeline on Jana’s kitchen counter.

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When all of the written parts of the app were ready to go, CollegeMobile began the coding, taking NuuNest from paper to electronic format.

 

NuuNest’s Launch

It was an evening of celebration when NuuNest was first posted on the App Store, May 2nd, 2013 at 8:30 pm!

 Our launch party was held on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th.

 

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 The hard work continued 

Once the app was launched there was still much work to be done. We worked long hours with our developers identifying bugs and working to resolve them. During one stretch when Cindy was away at a family commitment, Jana worked 17 out of 24 hours!

 

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Update

Finally on July 9, our fourth and most complete update is on the App store. We are very pleased to have a well functioning and beautiful app.

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To celebrate, Jana plans to spend part of the summer relaxing by her backyard pool. Cindy will be on the move, visiting her son in Ontario and then on a camping trip in the northwestern United States.

 

Next Project

We won’t be resting for long. This fall we plan to begin our expansion to iPad and Android. Look for more news about this in the fall.

 

If you have comments or suggestions for us regarding NuuNest, we would love to hear from you.

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To learn more about our project, check out these posts: Why Cindy & Jana? and NuuNest iPad Version Has Been Released!

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About the authors:

Cindy and Jana are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who have assisted over 20,000 families.

Download their app NuuNest – Newborn Nurse Answers and Baby Tracking for expert guidance through the first crucial weeks after childbirth.

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May 18, 2013

NuuNest is launched!!

It has been a busy but exciting 2 weeks for us!

On May 2nd, 2013, we presented at the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association conference “Communications and Technology: Transforming RN Practice”. Our colleagues at the convention were excited about NuuNest and its potential to help new families both in Saskatchewan and beyond.

That same day our iPhone app NuunNest hit the App Store and our website was launched. Phew!

Since its release, NuuNest has received press coverage across Canada from the Vancouver Sun to the Montreal Gazette. Here are 2 examples:

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Eight days after its launch in the App Store, NuuNest hit #1 in the paid medical app category.

#1 on the App Store!!

#1 on the App Store!!

Our launch party was held on May 11th. It was lots of fun celebrating with our families, our colleagues, our tech geniuses from CollegeMobile and others who helped us along the way.

 

Jana and friends at our launch.

Jana and friends at our launch.

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Cindy’s daughter and friends at the launch

A delicious evening!

A delicious evening!

 

On May 13th, we were pleased to be guests on Saskatoon CTV Morning Live. The video is available here .

The best part of the last 2 weeks is that NuuNest is beginning to be in the hands of families with newborns. And that is the part that makes us smile.

 

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About the authors:

Cindy and Jana are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who have assisted over 20,000 families.

Download their app NuuNest – Newborn Nurse Answers and Baby Tracking for expert guidance through the first crucial weeks after childbirth.

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2, 2013

Why Cindy and Jana?

Jana and I work closely together and will be co-writers of our blog. To allow you to hear our individual voices in this post, we have chosen to have Cindy’s words in normal font and Jana’s words in italics

Jana and I started working together 18 years ago. We were fortunate at that time to work in a brand new program for a manager who embraced innovation and change. She did not believe in doing things a certain way “just because that’s how we have always done it”. As a group we learned to always look for ways to improve the services we had for moms and babies.

Cindy and I enjoy the challenge of constant learning. In order to keep our certification as Lactation Consultants we were required to attend conferences and keep up with the latest research information. What initially started as a requirement soon became a passion.

Over the past few years, I started to hear things from families like the following:

• If only you could give me this information on my phone, it would be so much more convenient

• That information sheet I was given is probably in the pile of papers
in the diaper bag.

• I was handed that same paper with my first and second babies. Is the information up-to-date?

Trying to sift through various opinions while in a sleep deprived state is a very difficult and overwhelming task for parents. One mom told me that if she saw the same answer to her question three times, she would consider it trusted information. It seemed to me that the precious time families had with their newborns could be better spent cuddling their baby, having a bath or taking a nap.

After several conversations with Jana about the problem, we decided that change was required in order to meet the needs of the current generation.

As a result, “Cindy and Jana” was born. Our goal is to bring trusted accessible information to families as they settle in with their new baby.

And, of course, to have some fun along the way.

We are excited to begin this new journey. If you have questions or wish to make a comment, we would be happy to hear from you. Welcome to cindyandjana.com.

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