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The Louenna App

Louenna Hood is a highly qualified nanny and maternity nurse. Growing up in Norfolk as the eldest of four siblings, with a natural love for babies and children from a young age, she always knew she wanted to be a nanny. Since graduating from the prestigious Norland College over seventeen years ago, she has worked all over the world for several high profile and royal families.  Each time striving to enrich the lives of the many babies and children she has cared for.

Louenna considers it a huge privilege to have worked with such wonderful families and really believes she has the best job in the world. The Louenna app was created in 2020, to guide parents through the incredible journey of parenthood.  From what to buy for your newborn, to feeding, bathing, sleep routines, potty training, language development and so much more.

Whatever your question or concern, there is simple and practical advice available at your fingertips 24/7 with the Louenna app – helping families create a happy, healthy and thriving child.

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Annual Subscription £34.99 – Monthly Subscription £6.99 purchase online https://www.louenna.com/

Bizziebaby Bronze Award Winner 2022 App for mums on the go Category 

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The Louenna App Reviews

Product Tested By Nicole Chapman – Louie 4 Months

Nicole Awarded The Louenna App 5/5

My initial impression of the app was how easy it looked to use with age ranges and useful articles on the home page. The concept is great, it’s a one stop shop for all things from pregnancy through to 5years as well as additional sections for things like post-natal, feeding, twins and school life. It’s difficult navigating around incorrect information we all stumble upon on the internet so to have this all in one place is very helpful. The set up was easy to follow. I had no trouble setting up an account with my email address and getting logged in. After that navigating around the app was pretty much self-explanatory. The app is very easy to use and navigate around. Most articles link you to another related article but if you’re struggling then there is an easy search function that allows you to search chapters (articles) and videos. I searched the app for all aspects of adjusting to life with a new baby and aside from medical aspects, there wasn’t anything that this app didn’t cover. You have coming home from hospital, the first few days and how to handle visitors. There are handy tips on recovering from birth with recommendations on what to use and also tips on baby’s recovery too when they’ve been delivered using forceps or we’re just a bit squashed coming out! It’s brilliant to have all this information to hand for a new mum! The Louenna app features lots of information on feeding. My little one developed a cow’s milk allergy which wasn’t obviously found under the feeding tab but a quick search and of course louenna had an article on it! There was so much information on weaning, feeding for fussy eaters (great for my older kids) and also what to feed kids when they are poorly. I used the bottle refusal article to help when I was navigating mix feeding my little one, the advice led to success! Louenna has also put together tips on cooking for the family with an easy to use meal planner and tips on eating out too. You can find a variety of snack ideas, weaning foods and meals for little ones, all healthy of course! As a busy mum of three, it’s hard to know what to cook so the recipes featured were great. Although my little one isn’t quite there yet, it’s amazing to see so many dairy free recipes too! The bathing section had all the relevant information and top tips for bathing a newborn, I initially thought this was the only part that featured bathing but a quick search revealed more sections on baby, toddler and sibling bathing! Again lots of helpful information and recommendations on equipment to use too. I briefly looked at the sleeping routines but as my little one has been struggling with a dairy allergy which has only just been diagnosed, it was difficult to form any type of routine so I will be reverting back to this going forward. From what I’ve read it looks great! I did not look at potty training as not applicable presently as not right age yet. Same for the language development something to use in the future. I did not use he First Aid demonstrations but it’s a great feature of the app. Lots of great information on there! The mental health section is so important within this app and doesn’t feature in enough baby apps in my opinion! Louenna has covered this in depth with advice on what to look out for in terms of normal baby blues and when it’s more. There is a mindfulness section which was particularly helpful as it gives different things you can do to positivity aid your mental health. There are helpful links to get more support and also suggestions for good reads by two different authors. Love, love,  love this section it’s so refreshing to see it included! Again, linking with mental health, it’s so great to see exercise featured. There are easy to do, quick workouts that are safe post Nataly. There was also a section on exercise during pregnancy – great for anyone who’s wondering what they can and can’t do! I did not use the section on Yoga. The equipment section was really useful, It’s featured throughout the articles in terms of suggested buys but it has its own sections too which give you lots of information on toys, safety equipment and hygiene to name a few. Not only this but the toys section, as an example, also gives tips on cleaning, storage and rotating. The activities section not only gives you brilliant ideas but I was particularly impressed with the fact that each one tells you what development the activity encourages. There are so many activities that don’t require much in terms of having to buy things which is great for parents to do at short notice. You’ll find ‘washing the dolly’s socks, giant bubbles and potion making to name a few! Fantastic! There wasn’t much that the video section didn’t cover. I used the swaddle video, winding a baby and the activities videos but I’m still making my way through them. I can’t wait to get to the weaning videos! Again, although there is a library, the Louenna app articles all link you to the relevant videos etc when you bring up specific articles which is really helpful. I agree this gives peace of mind, particularly because as a new mum you find yourself googling which can lead you on a wild goose chase! The Louenna app is a one stop shop for everything you need with helpful information you can trust. I initially had a good look through the app and then reverted back to it as and when I needed to. I used it as a reliable replacement for my googling addiction which often just causes anxiety! We certainly both benefited from this app. I’m still working through everything the app has to offer and look forward to using the later stages with my baby as he grows! I loved that this app just had everything you’d need and more! There is so much information, it’s so easy to use and find absolutely everything you could possibly want to! Absolutely will continue to use throughout the year. I cannot wait to use the information at later stages with my newborn. I do agree this app is perfect to see you through right from pregnancy through to school age – the variety of information on there is fantastic. The app contains so much in depth information which is tried and tested and ‘real life’ – it’s not text book and unrealistic which is so refreshing. The app is well laid out, easy to read and easy on the eye. It’s fantastic quality. Absolutely I would purchase  – I love that all the information is contained in one space and you know it’s information you can absolutely trust! I already have recommended this to friends who have little ones – again due to containing so much realisable information all in one space. It does offer great value for money. I don’t think you can put a price on getting structured, realisable information on this scale all in one easy to access space. I couldn’t find any faults with this app at all in terms of information or layout and it doesn’t glitch or run slow so nothing in my opinion that needs improving. In short, this is a fantastic library of information for parents which is realisable and easy to navigate. My overall experience was fantastic. The amount of information in this is everything you would want and more. It isn’t text booky, it’s realistic and makes for easy reading and easy to implement in real life! I would recommend this app to anyone pregnant or with small children, it’s a great investment! Nicole Chapman – Louie 4 Months

Product Tested By Naba Gordon – Sevn 4 Months

Naba Awarded The  Louenna App 4/5

This app was nice and user friendly. A really good concept. Instructions straightforward. This was easy to use and understand. The newborn section featured things I was aware of before. The feeding section had the basic information you required. The recipe section was very handy.  The bathing section I found to be very useful and helpful. The sleep routine section has some very useful tips that have been very effective. Potty training is not something we need just yet, but something to look at for the future. I will look at the language development section when the time is right. First Aid section is comprehensive and good to know this information in an emergency. The mental health section featured information I was already award of.  The personal training section was not something that I would use so not helpful to me. I did not use the section on Yoga.  The equipment advice section was OK. The section on 150 useful activities was good but I found it a bit overwhelming. The video section was not really useful for us. This app offers practical advice 24/7 and this is great as good to have support around the clock.  I used this app daily. We benefited as a family from the app. I liked that is was and all-round useful thing to have. I found this app helpful and will continue to use throughout the year. This is a good app to help you through arrival of baby to school years. I do agree this app would be very valuable to new and growing families. The quality of this app is very good. I would not purchase this as I know most of the information available. I would definitely recommend this app. It was ok in price for someone who has regular income.  The app is good I would just suggest reviewing price. It was nice to have something available and at hand 24/7 it made me feel reassured I could get advice on any concerns I may have. Naba Gordon – Sevn 4 Months

Product Tested By Gill Low – TJ 5 Months

Gill Awarded The Louenna App 4/5

It is really informative with lots of interesting resources. A great concept, many new mums have little/no support so to have an app where they can go for tips and advice is really useful. Not related to the app itself but I initially did not realise what I had to do in order to activate the subscription and it took me a while to do this. I think the instructions on the gift voucher could have been clearer. I did not notice any instructions related to the app itself but it is easy to use and intuitive. Very easy to navigate between sections and laid out in a straightforward and intuitive way. Quick and easy to find the information you are looking for. My baby was already almost 4 months old when I downloaded the app so I did not really need to use the newborn section. I did look at some of the articles in it though and they seemed as informative as the other sections I did look at. Informative articles which help navigate the weaning stage. I have been using these to get prepared for when I do start baby on solids. However some of the information is in conflict with what my health visitor advises (i.e. starting weaning prior to 6 months). I know this is a personal choice and depends on baby but it can be hard for inexperienced mums if they are told one thing by one person but then also have an app which says it is ok to do something different. My baby is not eating solids yet but it is great to have some recipe ideas ready for when we do start soon. Lots of great ideas to try! I did not use the bathing section. Sleep with a young baby is always challenging so it is great to be able to get tips. The clock change section also looks very useful (we didn’t use it for the March clock change but looking forward to trying it in October). I like the transition from swaddling to sleeping bag article also. The potty training section not relevant to us just yet. My baby is only just babbling but it is good to have resources available so I can help her develop her language skills. I like that it continues up to age 5 so there is resource to go back to as my child grows and develops. I have not used the First Aid section just yet. I only looked at the mental health section briefly but I love that there is a section on mindfulness. I think this is something which everyone can benefit from but especially in the stressful months after having a baby, it is super useful. I also think it is great that there is a mental health section. So many new mums suffer in silence and having this resource will help end the stigma of mental illness and allow mums to ask for help when needed. I did not use the Yoga section. I had already purchased my baby equipment prior to getting the app so it has not been something I have had a need to look at so far but I may do in the future. I love the activity ideas. It can be hard to get out to groups etc when you have a new baby so having some ideas on how to keep your baby occupied and help them develop at home is great. The videos are not something I have used – I don’t get a lot of time to be able to sit and watch videos so it just hasn’t been something that I have explored so far. I think this is an amazing resource. I am lucky to have a wonderful, supportive family who will jump in and help whenever needed but there are many people who do not and to be able to ask a question on the app and get the help needed is great. I did not use this as often as I would have liked. We had covid just after receiving it and were just surviving for a few weeks so no time to be using the app and life in general is just busy so I often forget about it. We have in no way looked at all of the information but have definitely both benefitted from what we have looked at. It has been more me than him but there have been times when I have asked him to look something up and it has been useful then too. I loved the variety of articles on offer, everything I have wanted to look up, I have been able to find something about. I will continue to use. I am hoping as baby gets a bit older and does not need me for quite as much of the day, it will be easier to find the time to use it. I love that it covers all the way up to school age however I am not sure if I will continue to subscribe each year as I feel it is most beneficial in the early days when everything is new and scary. As baby grows, you get more confident and help is generally needed less so I can’t see me using it as much later and hence I don’t know that I could justify the price going forward. Not everyone has family support or people they can ask questions so it is great to have an app which can provide that. Other than it sometimes being quite slow, I think it is great. The resources are informative and easy to read. I probably would not purchase this as I feel it is most useful in the first year. For those who are pregnant or have new babies, definitely recommend! Not sure I would to those with older babies/toddlers though as I am yet to see that it is as worthwhile for older children. I do like the concept and I will continue to use it but as a new mum, I do not think I would have spent this amount of money on an app. There is so much needed for a baby that this would be fairly low down my list of priorities. It could just be my phone (although it is a relatively new phone so I would hope not) but the speed is something I would like to see be improved. If a page takes a while to load, I will often just forget and move to doing something else. Really useful app but can be difficult to find the time to go through the various pages and find what you need especially with a very young child when time is scarce. This could just be my phone but I also find it runs very slowly sometimes and this can be frustrating. I am not sure I would have thought to look for such an app but now that I have it, I think it is a really valuable resource (especially in the early days with baby). There is a huge amount of information to help with so many different areas and I love that you can ask questions. I do feel the price (and the fact that it is a yearly subscription) may put some people off though (I do not feel it is super expensive for all that you receive within it, I just think the price may be off-putting when babies are so expensive and that people may not see the value). Gill Low – TJ 5 Months

 

 

The app is well laid out, easy to read and easy on the eye. It’s fantastic quality. Absolutely I would purchase  – I love that all the information is contained in one space and you know it’s information you can absolutely trust! I already have recommended this to friends who have little ones – again due to containing so much realisable information all in one space. It does offer great value for money. I don’t think you can put a price on getting structured, realisable information on this scale all in one easy to access space. I couldn’t find any faults with this app at all in terms of information or layout and it doesn’t glitch or run slow so nothing in my opinion that needs improving. In short, this is a fantastic library of information for parents which is realisable and easy to navigate. My overall experience was fantastic. The amount of information in this is everything you would want and more. It isn’t text booky, it’s realistic and makes for easy reading and easy to implement in real life! I would recommend this app to anyone pregnant or with small children, it’s a great investment!

Awards

Nicole Awarded The Louenna App 5/5

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