Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The 7 Best Reasons to Get Fresh Air with the Kids

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The birds are singing. A whiff of freshly applied sunscreen as kids run by tingles your nose. The sweet sound of laughter echoes from every angle. The prickly green grass encompasses your barefoot toes. It’s summertime.

Some of our fondest memories are being outside during the summer months. The long days seemed endless. Yes, it gets hot. Yes, we get sweaty, but there is a certain importance to allowing our kids to roam free in the summertime. The value of fresh air is something we hold important as adults, but may be even more important for our children. According to the National Wildlife Federation the average American child spends 30 minutes or less outside each day yet seven or more hours in front of an electronic screen.

The outdoors can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. It’s time to put down the electronics and bask in the beauty of mother nature. Here are seven reasons to value the fresh air with your children:

7 Reasons to Get Fresh Air with the Kids
  1. Imagination/Creativity

The outdoors caters to our imagination. You get to explore new ideas and places. Create inventive games. The outdoors provide endless opportunities that help to sculpt a child’s imagination.

       2. Health Benefits

IMG_8968Fresh air equals a fresh mind. Getting outside offers a variety of health benefits. For one the sunshine boosts Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is having healthy calcium and phosphorous levels which are essential in building and maintaining strong bones. Just don’t forget the sunscreen! Even just 20 minutes of fresh air a day can reduce stress and improve overall health. Fresh air is good for the body, and in particular the brain. NPR journalist Jon Hamilton discusses how child’s play outside can help build the brain and teach your children valuable lessons:

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/08/06/336361277/scientists-say-childs-play-helps-build-a-better-brain

 

 

 

 

 

  1. No Mess!

With lots of playtime indoors comes lots of clean up time as well. Time outside is good for the mind and also good for keeping mom’s living room clean. Enjoy some summer treats like watermelon or popsicles without the worry and frustration of making a mess that mom will have to clean up later.

 

  1. Change of Scenery

Yes we all love the time we get to spend relaxing on the couch and in the comfort of our homes, but there is beauty outside of our comfort zone as well. A change of scenery is good for the body and the mind. A nice hike or a quick dip in the pool can refresh the brain and release the stress we carry in our hectic world, plus your kid’s will love that valuable time spent with them in the fresh air.

  1. Fitness

IMG_4087With obesity rates increasing especially among our youth, fitness is something we should all ta

ke seriously. Like we mentioned before, even just 20 minutes a day can improve your overall health. Gyms get boring, especially with the same routine every day. Getting outside can provide a fun outlet to your static workout routines and also is a great way to keep your children healthy and active. Teaching your children the importance of a healthy lifestyle is a trait they can value and carry on into the rest of their lives. Jump rope, swim, gardening, walking, or kayaking – there is an endless amount of opportunity to keep you and your family fit while still having a lot of fun!

 

 

  1. Spirit & Soul

Have you ever walked outside after being cooped up on a long day, and felt immediately re-energize and overall better? It’s the magic of the outdoors. The sunshine can provide our bodies with energy and happiness. It actually releases endorphins that help to keep us happy and healthy. By incorporating the sunshine and fitness you’re participating in two activities that release endorphins. Good for the mind and body!

  1. Helps build a Strong Relationships

0vOyG1AsMs3VVMhcU1Dly-rwD1qD1xYAOLackuV8-Yk (1)Whether you’re camping deep in the forest or taking a stroll around your neighborhood park, fresh air with your children can help build an even stronger connection. Without the distraction of technology, being outside leads to stronger conversation and appreciation for the little things.

 

Contributed by Emily-Jane Cosgrove

Credit:

National Wildlife Foundation http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Kids-and-Nature/Why-Get-Kids-Outside/Health-Benefits.aspx

NPR – Jon Hamilton “Science Says Child’s Play Helps Build a Stronger Brain”

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/08/06/336361277/scientists-say-childs-play-helps-build-a-better-brain

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Joovy Jack in His Spoon

Isn’t he adorable in his Spoon? Loving Joovy Jack’s smile!

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Monday, 1 June 2015

We Value YOU!

Dear Joovy,

I just wanted to commend the customer service I received at your Irvine, CA location. This happened awhile ago, but I was just reminded of how awesome your company is and it prompted me to send this.

My story starts when United Airlines lost one of the wheels off my stroller on our vacation to Legoland and Disneyland. This was a week and a half long trip so I needed to have the stroller or pay 15-25 dollars a day for an uncomfortable park stroller. I didn’t get my stroller until day 3 of my trip and United never notified me that a wheel was missing. They told me I would need to head to the airport to file a claim, but I already knew nothing would happen with them.

When I contacted the Joovy store all I asked is if they carried the wheel for my stroller. They said yes so I promptly drove down one early morning before heading to the parks to get a new wheel.When I walked in I explained why I was missing a wheel and why I needed to purchase a new one. The very pleasant woman at the desk promptly took my stroller from me and within minutes returned with not one, but two new wheels. She said there would be no charge for the wheels, gave me my old wheel just in case, and told me to go enjoy the rest of my vacation.

After the horrible customer service I got from United Airlines, it completely made my trip the customer service I got from your store. I apologize as I do not remember the name of who helped me, but if this message gets to them, THANK YOU!

Since then I have recommended joovy products to anyone who will listen and with a second child on the way I plan on purchasing another one. You have made me a joovy consumer for life and I wish more companies did business like joovy does! – Jimmy Liu

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Biggest Baby Shower May 28 in NYC

The Biggest Baby Shower Ever is like no other baby shower you’ve ever seen. With over 100 of the best companies in the baby industry, it’s a one stop shop to test out, touch, feel and get educated on everything you can possibly need for your growing family. Enjoy mingling with other expectant and new parents while you enjoy sweet treats, mocktails and more in an elegant setting.

Joovy will be participating and sharing top registry items from the line. Stop by to see what’s new and to enter our giveaway.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 28th at The Metropolitan Pavilion from 5:30pm-9:30pm

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Waiting for Birthday Cake!

Just wanted to say we love your great products! This is my son last week at his 1st birthday party waiting for his cake in his joovy highchair! Thanks for making super easy stuff to use!

– Patty Sullivan

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Friday, 1 May 2015

Look What We Accomplished!

Congratulations on a great Million Mile Month performance! In total, 1,023,358 miles were tallied by 20,727 participants.  WAY TO GO!

Million Mile Month Campaign is over but don’t stop walking, running or getting outside! Keep the momentum going and set an example for your kids!

 

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Monday, 27 April 2015

She Wasn’t Sure About a Bottle

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Baby Reese likes to nurse. She hasn’t been too hip to try or take a bottle, especially when it’s mom serving it up.

Mom recently introduced her to the Boob Baby Bottle with the Naturally Nood Nipple and, at first, she wasn’t having it, but, she wasn’t screaming either. Then, mom,  “fed her and offered it again and she took it, NO PROBLEM! Very good news for us! Progress for sure for my bottle hating baby!”

Check out the Joovy Boob Baby Bottle here and the Naturally Nood Nipples here. Breastfed babies will find three distinct features to their liking: they stretch, are soft and they have wrinkles and bumps.IMG_3075

 

 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Million Mile Month

 

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This month, we’ve partnered with Million Mile Month in a challenge to get active and log one million miles as a community in the month of April.

The goal of this campaign is to promote a healthy lifestyle, get moving and help eradicate heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. At Joovy, we feel it is also important to set good examples for our children. It’s a fact that one million people a year die from heart disease and introducing physical activity at an early age can make an impact.

This Million Mile Month initiative has a goal to combine healthy nutrition as well as physical fitness and has made it easy to help track your activity.

Million Mile Month has made it easy to:

  • Win awesome prizes (bikes, gift cards, fit trackers and more) just for logging miles.
  • Get recognized for your hard work on the MMM Leaderboards.
  • Stay Connected year-round to become a Fitness Millionaireâ„¢.
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease and increase your overall health and wellness.

So, let’s get out there and complete a mile for every life that is lost annually to heart disease…one million miles to eliminate the loss of one million lives each year to heart disease.

Register here to get started! There’s half a month left!

 

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Friday, 10 April 2015

The Lightweight Champion: Groove Ultralight

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The newest lightweight champion has been crowned: the Groove Ultralight! This is your nimble companion for daily strolling, travel and urban use. Comfort, contemporary style and quality are included. The Groove Ultralight is full featured and feather light! It’s handsome graphite frame is strong enough to hold a child up to 55 lbs! Choose from 6 fashion colors: purpleness, jade, blueberry, red, charcoal and black.

See it in action (click the photo below or video).

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To learn more visit joovy.com Groove Ultralight page.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

WINNER ANNOUNCED – The Caboose VaryLight Does It All GIVEAWAY

Thank you to all who tweeted, commented, pinned and shared the Caboose VaryLight Does It all Giveaway. We had a fabulous response and are excited to announce that Melissa Marlow is our lucky winner of a new Caboose VaryLight stroller. Melissa, if you could email us at contest@joovy.com to claim your prize. From your blog comment, we see that your choice in color is the red Caboose VaryLight! Great selection! We will need your shipping address.

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Strolling with children of different ages is made easy with a tandem that does it all. The Caboose VaryLight is ideal for strolling with children of different ages & offers flexible seating as families grow.

Our new Caboose technology includes a telescopic frame that expands to a full size double in seconds to accommodate when more room is needed. This means the front seat can be fully reclined (to 3 positions) and the VaryLight can be extended to accommodate and give the rear rider more room to sit comfortably. In its shorter length, there is still room for the older child to stand. The beauty is that you can customize seating as needed, all in a matter of seconds. Car seat adapters (brand specific and sold separately) can be used in the front, rear or both allows strolling from infancy. When not in use, the Caboose VaryLight can be folded with a one-handed action.

We’ve done our best work and think you’ll love the upgrades to the newest Caboose starting with putting it together! It’s a breeze!

Easy functionality and practical features are keystones of the Caboose VaryLight. We think you deserve the best quality when strolling with two children. That’s why we’ve used the best quality materials and components in constructing this awesome stroller!

 

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Check out the Caboose VaryLight video below to see it in action!

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Here’s what you get:

  • Extendable stroller frame the converts from a compact to a full size double in seconds.
  • Front seat has 3 position recline and 5 point harness
  • Rear bench seat with 3 point harness
  • Adjustable oversized canopy with sun visor
  • Removable swing tray
  • Easy access extra large storage
  • High quality polyurethane wheels
  • Quick and easy standing fold
  • Car seat compatible (car seat adapters sold separately)
    • Britax® B-Safe
    • BOB® B-Safe
    • Chicco® KeyFit 30
    • Graco® SnugRide® Classic Connect 35
    • Graco® SnugRide® Classic Connect 32
    • Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect 35
    • Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect 40
    • Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30
    • UPPAbaby® MESA

Want more? Everything is backed up by Joovy’s incredible customer service (877-456-5049) and a Satisfaction Guarantee.

Aaaaand, because we are so excited about this new stroller, we’ve decided to send one home with a lucky winner! Do you know someone who could use a Caboose VaryLight in their life? Please be a share-bee and let them know about this awesome giveaway that will run for 2 weeks!

Thank you and GOOD LUCK!

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To learn more about tandem strolling, check out our blog post.

Hop on board!