Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Will Baby Boxes Keep Babies Safer?  

An idea borrowed from Finland is being tested in New Jersey. This cardboard box is serving as a bassinet and crib for new babies in a new program designed to for newborns in New Jersey. Three other states have started similar programs since this program launched in January.

As crazy as the idea sounds, people are catching on to the idea, especially when new parents don’t have room for a crib or bassinet. The free box is decorated and recipients are invited to learn basic parenting skills, especially on safe sleeping for infants.

The box is typically filled with baby clothes and baby care products that help parents get started with caring for the newborn.

While there is an ongoing debate about the overall safety of baby boxes, many are praising the positives of these programs and ASTM International has assigned a task group to look at expanding the current standards for bassinets to include baby boxes.

Surely we will be hearing more about this product and its use over the coming months. Certainly the upside is the educational opportunity to get in front of new parents, teach them about sleep-related infant safety, SIDS and this is a good thing.

New mom Maisha Watson uses one of the 20,000 cardboard boxes given out so far in New Jersey. She’s glad to have a safe spot for her son to sleep. But some question the boxes’ safety and effectiveness.

Read more….

Source: Will Baby Boxes Really Keep Children Safer? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The BEST Double Umbrella Stroller: Joovy TwinGroove Ultralight – US Japan Fam

Extra, extra, read all about it! Check out US Japan Family’s recent post about the New TwinGroove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller!An infant compatible double umbrella stroller that can haul a toddler board? Yes, Joovy has done it with their TwinGroove Ultralight!

Source: The BEST Double Umbrella Stroller: Joovy TwinGroove Ultralight – US Japan Fam

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Living with Multiples

I remember when my husband and I found out that we were pregnant with twins, it was a feeling of excitement, anticipation and of course overwhelming too! We had a 14-month-old at the time and had just gotten past buying all the baby gear and with the news of the twins we quickly realized we needed double of everything! We were so happy to find Joovy products and that they have designed a number of thoughtfully designed twin products to make juggling two babies at the same time possible. Full hands and full hearts has been our motto around our home and Joovy’s twin products have been a lifesaver in helping keep our babies safe and comfortable with their well-thought designs and functional products.

We have found that the Room2 and the Big Caboose have been amazing options with our young family.

Our first trip with our Big Caboose was taking our three boys to the hospital for a nursing consult. Getting out the door with all three was so intimidating and we were so glad there was a stroller out there where all three kids could be sitting and contained. Our two-year-old is so fun and so busy so buckling him into a seat was an essential must when looking for a stroller. I did my research for months looking for the perfect stroller for our situation and the Big Caboose kept coming to the top of my list and I am so glad I chose to go with that one in the end, it has been so functional and convenient.

We use the stroller almost daily. For instance, today I met up with friends and took the kids on a walk around the neighborhood. We also have used it to go on family adventures downtown Dallas (anything outside of the house right now we call an adventure!), we have taken it to many doctors appointments, to a museum, to the park and of course to the grocery store where we always create quite a stir with pushing three babies in one contraption. One bonus while using it at the grocery store is that I can fit a surprising amount of groceries in the bottom storage area. It was laughable how many bags of groceries I pulled out of the bottom storage at the checkout and I was so thankful for it because pushing a stroller and a shopping cart by myself was not and will not be happening anytime soon!

We have also loved the Room2 Playard. I love the genius, oversized design it has as well as the Room2 Twin Nursery Center. We have loved using the Room2 Playard in our living room so that we can know the babies are contained and safe while we live life alongside them being busy cooking up dinner, chasing our two-year-old or changing diapers. The Room2 Twin Nursery Center is also so sensible and well thought. You can change your baby, have your baby sleep in the bassinet portion and play in the playard area below. It has a lot of great options.

If you’re pregnant with multiples, have multiples or have multiple children that are close in age I think Joovy has some amazing options out there to make living life with multiples much more functional!

Cheers,

Heather, mom of Dax & River

Heather Fujikawa, @heatherfujikawa, website: www.heatherfujikawa.com
Photographer: Whitney Lauren Photography, @whitneylaurenphotography, website: www.whitneylaurenphoto.com

 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

A trip to NYC with the twins!

“The TwinGroove Ultralight was amazing in NYC. It helped so much because it was so easy to maneuver and was so lightweight as we took it all around the city and up and down the subway. The babies were also so comfortable because it had many options for comfort for them from the canopies to shield them from the 90-degree day in Central Park to be able to recline their seats back so they could nap. It also had wonderful storage below their seats that helped us cart essentials we needed throughout our day. This stroller is such a great find!”

Heather Fujikawa, @heatherfujikawa

website: www.heatherfujikawa.com

Photographer: Sarah Slack

Twins: Dax and River

Dad: Tyson

 

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Check out how this mom.. Found Affordable, Part-Time Childcare… at the Gym

Source: How I Found Affordable, Part-Time Childcare… at the Gym

Six-month-old twins George and August Fraenkel are cared for at the Kid Zone at the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 6, 2017. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

Featured product: TwinRoo+

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Finally found a bottle that worked!

We love hearing from our customers, especially when they’ve found a solution that works!

 

“I had to go back to work this week. My daughter struggled with all 7 of the bottle types I had bought. For Mother’s Day I received a new Joovy stroller that came with a catalog. I decided to go ahead and try the boob bottle and the pacifier. After 7 different brands we finally found a bottle that worked and as an added bonus she loves the pacifier as well!”

Emily87

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Testing the Pengoo

This little guy is testing out the new Pengoo Straw Cup while chillin in his Room².  Life is good!IMG_20170512_175938262

Friday, 19 May 2017

Today in Nashville morning show features mom inspired baby products

The morning show, Today in Nashville featured some awesome mom inspired products and our new Nook happened to be a big part of the segment. The anchors both have kids and really “get” the baby products, so it was wonderful. The producer of the show recently announced that she is pregnant with her first, so she was showered with many of the featured products and she was brought to tears.

The anchors, Carole and Kelly are thought of very highly in the Nashville community. Thank you for including Joovy in the mix! Click on the image below to watch the clip.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Joovy Toy Caboose & Car Seat Reborn Baby Doll Stroller – YouTube Unboxing

The Toy Caboose and Car Seat offer realistic functionality to make playtime more like real life! The stroller and car seat are compatible to create a travel system for dolls! What could be better?

These realistic, pretend-play toys are available in pink dot and blue dot patterns. You can purchase these amazing toys at the links below:

Toy Caboose

Toy Car Seat

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Why the Boob is the best choice in baby bottles!

The Boob Baby Bottle uses the best baby bottle technology available and is designed to make your feeding experience as enjoyable as possible. Our nipple, vent, and bottle work together to offer the most consistent feeding experience for your baby. Plus, with fewer parts, it’s the easiest system to clean and reassemble.

Hop over to our Boob Baby Bottle Technology page to learn more about why the Boob is the best choice for your baby!

Source: Boob Baby Bottle