Monday, 15 December 2014

Take This Advice from a Mom of Twins!

Dear Doodie,

I don’t say this for many things, but the Joovy TwinRoo is a MUST for anyone with twins. When we found out we were having twins, our mindset changed. We no longer wanted what was cute or trendy. We needed practical. We needed products that made our lives simpler and easier. We needed things to be effective and efficient. We needed Joovy!

This is such a smart product on all counts. Looking back, this stroller was how we survived our everyday! It would be that one product that we could “not have lived without.” We were those people who pushed the height limit on our infant carseats because we didn’t want our days with the TwinRoo to be over. We knew that stroller made our lives easier and we waited until the DAY our son-the taller of the two-hit the 30inch point.

We live an urban lifestyle and rely on an elevator to get us to and from our parking lot. Space is always an issue and getting to and from the car is always an issue. The TwinRoo checked all of our boxes. There are other things that make this stroller one step above the leading brands of frame strollers.

Safety

Safety of course is number one. We chose the Chicco Keyfit 30 based on safety reviews and price. The click-in feature huge. Hearing the click is reassurance that your kiddos are securely in.

Beyond peace of mind, they were clicked in very securely. One can bump into the stroller, run into a door (whoops), or knock it with a bag. Basically, life can happen and you are clicked into to knowing your kid are safe.

We originally went with a different brand not knowing about Joovy. I was beyond disappointed that you had to use a strap to secure it. Not only that, despite advertisements, the Chicco Keyfit 30 didn’t fit appropriately in it. We took it back immediately.

Design

The fact that the carseats click in side by side in opposing directions is just plain smart! Many (many) people would comment the stroller and think it was so great that the kiddos could see each other. In all reality, they never really paid attention to one another BUT it did give me a better view of them as we were strolling. Most importantly, it makes the stroller shorter in length.

In the land of tight aisles in grocery stores, you need a stroller that can make a tight turn! Grocery stores, malls, doctors’ offices are not designed with twins and their rides in mind. When they told me were were expecting twins, someone should have said “welcome to the land of inaccessibility.” Less is more when it comes to strollers in order to get around.

Due to the side by side design, the TwinRoo is also very sturdy because it is a little wider. As your twins get older, you will appreciate this as you push your height limits of the carseats. We reached the height limit way before the weight but our son was about 22 pounds and daughter 20. That’s 40 some points you will be pushing and the TwinRoo will keep up.

Lightweight

This goes right with design but the fact that I could operate the stroller by myself and many times with one hand says a lot.

Durability

We used this stroller every day for a year and 2 months. It was used and abused and withstood all the tosses in to the trunk.

That says a lot about how it was built.

Practicality

We used this stroller for everything. For us living in a condo and relying on an elevator, this was how we got to and from the car. No matter where we went, we used the stroller. Instead of using the grocery cart at the store, we simply used the Joovy. We added hooks to the handle so we were even more set!

Beyond transporting the kiddos, we used the stroller for feeding time. When they were little, I had to feed them on my own. I would strap them into their carseats and feed one on one side and one on the other. As they got older, we added the handles to the Joovy Boob and they were able to feed themselves in the carseats. We would just wheel the stroller out to the kitchen when it was time for their bottle and they would be all set.

Ease of Use

The TwinRoo is a simple as it gets for usability. It’s simple to handle, fold and unfold. The best is how easy it is to maneuver and push. Its relatively lightweight which is great once the babies start getting bigger!

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Thank you to whoever designed this basket. You will use this basket and fill it up! For us, it was our grocery cart! The purse holder, the diaper bag holder! Since the carseats go on top of the frame… it sometimes can be a little difficult to take items out, but the sides are low enough or one carseat can snap out.

Cupholders

It simply makes sense to have 4 cup holders on a double stroller: 2 for mom and dad and 2 for the babies. Other brands don’t think so. It seems silly to mention a cup holder but in all reality, a cup holder turns into a key holder/cell phone holder, a pacifier holder, and a toy holder. It just one more plus to the stroller

Smart

From the design, to the durability, size, to practicality, this stroller is just smart. All aspects were well planned and designed with the parent of twins in mind.

As you embark on your new journey with twins, always keep in mind what is practical. You need products that make your life easier. You don’t need double of everything but you do need a Joovy TwinRoo to make everyday life a little simpler.

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Elizabeth, mom of twins, Carson and Ellie

Note from Doodie:

Thank you so much to Elizabeth for sharing her advice for parents of twins. We’d love to add that the TwinRoo accepts these infant car seats:

  • Chicco® KeyFit 30
    Graco® SnugRide Classic Connect 35
    Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30

We have also just introduced the new TwinRoo+ which has upgrades and is compatible with these infant car seats:

  • Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 35
    Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40
    Britax® B-Safe
    BOB® B-Safe
    UPPAbaby® MESA

 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Feeding Twins with the Boob

The notorious wall of bottles at the baby store. It haunts every soon to be new mom and seasoned moms alike.

Every color, shape, size imaginable litters the walls. They all have different tricks and gadgets to “reduce colic.” It’s beyond overwhelming to pick the right one for you and your baby.

That’s all great and dandy if you are having one baby but twins is an entirely different ball game. With twins it boils down to what is the best quality bottle with the least amount of pieces.

The Joovy Boob was the best bottle for us. When the twins were infants, eating every 2.5 hours, we went through 10 bottles a day! The last thing I wanted to do before going to bed was clean multiple pieces! They add up! We loved that the Boob only had 3 pieces beside the bottle. All of which are super easy to clean!

The Joovy Boob is on top of being easy to clean, a great bottle.

The nipple is very durable. At first, I was trying to do everything perfect according to the books… but then I came to my senses and used the dreaded DISHWASHER. The nipples withstood a year of daily washing.

The bottle shape itself is the best on the market. It is very easy to hold and to hold comfortably with one hand.


Again, a plus with twins due to the fact that you will always be holding two bottles at once. You need a bottle that you can easily grip. What’s also nice about the shape is that when the babies are ready, it’s easier for them to hold as well. Best day ever when they hold their own bottles. You can also add the handles to the bottle to help with that transition.

 


 

All around it’s another smart designed product with the parents of twins in mind.

Elizabeth, mom to twins, Carson and Ellie (aren’t they adorable?!)

Friday, 12 December 2014

Breastfed Exclusively, Baby Has Success with Joovy Boob

Dear Doodie,

My 3 month old son is given breast milk exclusively, and almost always from the breast.  He has a lip tie and a high-arch palate that has made latching on to both bottle and breast a challenge.  I have invested in an assortment of “natural” bottles that are supposed to mimic a mother’s breast and reduce gassiness, including Munchkin Latch, Dr. Brown’s, and Tommy Tippee, among others, He refuses the latter two, and will only occasionally take the Latch bottle, though most often refusing it and instead preferring my breast.  Best case, he will successfully take a Latch bottle 1-2 times a week, and with his upper lip curled under.

Today, we tried the Joovy Boob Baby Bottle PP…and WOW!!  I was amazed at how much he liked it.  My husband noted how his lips perfectly flanged out, and he accepted the bottle with zero resistance. He comfortably drank without his usual squirming and frustration with the nipple.  To be sure that it was not a fluke, I followed up that feeding with a second feeding before bedtime.  Never have I ever been successful in giving him a bottle twice in a day, let alone twice in a row.  I’m SO impressed!!!

Cleaning the bottles was quick and easy – the lack of parts is appreciated and convenient.

I purchased a set of bottles and nipples from Amazon the same day and can’t wait for them to get here.  My only regret is that I hadn’t been introduced to these sooner!

Shared by a mom and member of OC Mommy and Me

Doodie is our in house parenting gooroo. Doodie would love to hear from you and invites you to send questions, concerns and statements to her at: customerservice@joovy.com SUBJECT: Dear Doodie. 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Mom Waited a Year For Daughter to Take Bottle

Dear Doodie,

I waited a year to see my daughter take a bottle.

Brynlee was born with Pierre Robin Sequence and had a g-tube and trach placed at 9 days old due to feeding and breathing difficulty related to her cleft palate, micrognathia, and airway obstruction.

She turned 1 year old on Sunday and we decided to give the Joovy Boob a try now that her palate is repaired and she has suction. She took to it and loves it!

Thank you so much, for being such a wonderful support this year and for sending these awesome bottles for Brynlee.

A devoted mom – Whitney and blogger at It’s Gravy, Baby

Note: Whitney is a Joovy Blogger who has shown so many of us about the real meaning of courage and fortitude through her Facebook and Instagram postings. We are grateful for her sharing about her daughter’s journey and hope for continued progress for Brynlee. We are proud to have her as a Joovy Mom.

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Doodie is our in house parenting expert. Send her comments, questions and anything on your mind (customerservice@joovy.com SUBJECT: Dear Doodie)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

We’ve Got You Covered: Qool and TooQool Car Seat Adapters

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This just in: we’ve got brand new car seat adapters for the Qool and TooQool which makes strolling with infants a breeze! With the new car seat adapters, you can use these high functioning strollers with your baby’s infant car seat. What a convenience!

Expectant parents have so many things to consider when deciding which gear is going to be best for their baby and their lifestyle. Age grading is important because of appropriateness for proper use, depending on the age of your baby.

As stroller standards go, the Qool and TooQool are age graded for 3 months and above. Why, you ask? Because babies need to have a certain level of head control before they can sit up in the stroller seat on their own.

The industry has tackled the looming question: How do you stroll with an infant in your beautiful, brand new stroller? The solution: infant car seat adapters!

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These handy accessories allow you to attach your infant car seat to your stroller while baby rides snugly in the comfort of their car seat. Parents love this functionality because these adapters click into conveniently on to the stroller making for a seat that’s just the right size for your baby.

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Here is a complete list of the infant car seat adapters that are now available for the Qool and TooQool strollers:

  • Britax® B-Safe
  • BOB® B-Safe
  • Chicco® KeyFit 30
  • Graco® SnugRide®
  • Click Connect 35
    Graco® SnugRide®
  • Click Connect 40
  • Maxi-Cosi® Mico
  • Maxi-Cosi® Mico AP
  • Maxi-Cosi® Prezi
  • Cybex Aton
  • Cybex Aton 2
  • Cybex Aton Q

These car seat adapters are sold separately and retail for $49.99.

Questions?  We are always here for you. Give us a call at 877-456-5049. Regular business hours are 8:30 to 5 CST.

 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Happy Customer

Dear Doodie and Joovy,

I purchased my Joovy while pregnant with my fourth. It is by far the best baby purchase I’ve ever made! It’s trained for two half-marathons with me (with a dog leash in my hand), and has made it from Virginia to Germany where walking is the main mode of transportation! My baby is almost three & I couldn’t be happier with my stroller choice. We are currently riding to the Nürnberg Christmas Market on the train with my Joovy, where both my seven and two year old will be making use of the stroller!

Happy customer!!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

High Energy Holiday Gifts from Bicycling Magazine!

This holiday season, indulge your family, friends and yourself with this stylish and innovative gear to make the most of every adventure. For the active crowd on your list, there’s no better way to get the new year started in high gear.

Get your little one trailblazing in style! Check out the Joovy Bicycoo balance bike featured in Bicycling Magazine this month!
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Joovy Bloggers Picks for this Holiday Season

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As  the shopping season is in full swing, we want to share some of our bloggers recent posts with you. Perhaps you follow some of these awesome mom bloggers, and if not, we recommend you do to stay up to date with the latest products, trends and cool gear!

We work with some pretty amazing bloggers, both moms and dads as well as some grandparents that are pretty fun too! We’re proud to share that we don’t pay for our reviews. Yes, our bloggers get to keep the products they review, but we ask them for honest feedback and fair editorial on their experience with our products.  We want their real opinion as we think you’ll appreciate honest assessment.

Today, we’ll share three bloggers and their reviews of the TooQool, HiLo and MoonRoom. Read on to get to know these Joovy Moms and their blogs!

Spit Up Is The New Black blogger, Ashley Sager, is a new mom (second time)  and reviewer of the TooQool, our luxury class stroller that now has infant car seat adaptability. When Ashley’s new baby boy arrived, she was able to use her son’s Britax infant car seat to stroll with the TooQool. See what she thinks about this new double stroller here. And, isn’t her new little bundle adorable?!

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Emily Dickey is the mom behind Baby Dickey. Her recent post is about our HiLo convertible high chair.  Emily chose the classic black and white HiLo and we agree, it is the only highchair you’ll need. We loved that Emily’s daughter can eat at the family table in her HiLo and she’s tall enough to get down, all by herself! Check out her full review here.

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Mommy Testers guru and reviewer Jillian Warner feels that the MoonRoom is and ideal playard for those with pets and older siblings. Jillian’s photography skills are second to none and we think you’ll agree. BTW, her little guy is NOT TIRED! Read here for her take on the MoonRoom.

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All photo credits go to the above mentioned bloggers. Click on any image to check out their blogs.

 

Monday, 24 November 2014

The New TwinRoo+ Delivers!

The new TwinRoo+ has arrived with terrific upgrades and new functionality. This unique frame stroller has been designed with thoughtfulness to makes strolling with two little ones easier and less stressful.

What’s unique about this frame stroller for infant car seats? Well, namely, the infant car seats can be arranged in opposite directions or facing the same way. This allows for complete access to your twins without having to wrestle with the stroller handle or the other car seat getting in your way.

Parents who’ve used the TwinRoo have raved about the ease of use and practicality of this zippy stroller. They also love the extra large basket and the abundant cup holder that is positioned lower than the infants themselves. This prevents anything in the beverage holder from spilling, heaven forbid!

Compatible with the following infant car seats:
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 35
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40
Britax® B-Safe
BOB® B-Safe
UPPAbaby® MESA

The TwinRoo+ retails for $129.99 and the car seat adapters are sold separately for $19.99.

Fatures include:

– Unique side mount gives you easy access without stroller handle getting in your way
– Small wheel-base provides easy handling and super maneuverability
– Features a one-hand fold, front-wheel suspension, swivel wheel locks, rear brakes, and large basket
– Includes organizer with 4 cup holders for bottles or beverages
– Click-in design, compatible with select infant car seats

Check out the TwinRoo+ here

TwinRoo+ Car Seat Adapters here

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Nook & Boob Make Appearance on Web Therapy

Web Therapy  (Showtime ) has a stellar line-up of talent, especially in creators Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. But Season 4 debuts some other, more familiar ‘stars’ from the Joovy family.  Take a look to see what Joovy product you see in scenes on the season promo video linked to the photos.
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Yes, the Joovy Nook high chair, as well as Boob Baby Bottles are in ‘therapy’ along with the Boob Bottle Brush that Dan handles on screen!

Showtime, Wednesdays, 10 Central