Tuesday, 27 January 2015

You’ve Got What It Takes

We’re almost one month into the New Year and time to remember it’s the enduring changes we make that will affect our lives most. Don’t let frustration or slip ups get you down! Stay focused on the long haul and keep your eye on your goals. YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES!(null)

Friday, 2 January 2015

Qool Morning for a Walk with Baby.

The year is young and so is baby. Starting the day with a walk will energize you for the rest of the day!

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Start Early, Finish Strong

Joovy wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We’re all about active families and dedicate this year to encouraging all to get active and stay active. The sooner youngsters are introduced to an active lifestyle, the more likely they’ll stay active and be active throughout their entire lives.

Let’s resolve to get active in 2015! Start early and finish strong!

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A Healthy Dose of Reflection

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Reflection: to look upon as an observation and assessment.

At this time of the year we reflect as an annual ritual before starting the new year with a ‘clean slate’ and new beginning.

As we reflect upon on 2014, we are grateful for all that has come our way here at Joovy.  The year has been one of numerous highs and some lows as we recount the moments and milestones, accomplishments, successes, challenges and loss 2014 brought our way. We are most grateful for the new members in our Joovy family; new team members, new babies, and saddened at the loss of cherished family members. The circle of life is certainly real in our family.

We reflect upon the personal promises we made to ourselves at the beginning of the year. Did we succeed at our 2014 resolutions? What could we have done differently? Where did we stumble? Where did we succeed?

Today, we will take a moment to reflect and consider before we launch onto the new palette of 2015.

Will you reflect today?

 

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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Qool with Chicco Car Seat

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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!!