Monday, 24 February 2014

5 ways to get outside with Joovy!

It’s no secret, getting outside with your kids is much better for them than being inside – watching television or playing video games. Sometimes it’s hard to take the plunge and get outside, because you all know, the kids have way more energy than we do! I wanted to encourage you to do just that though. Here are a few fun ideas of items you can use to get outside and get the blood pumping in your body and your child’s.

If you have one child, put him/her in the Joovy Zoom ATS or Joovy Zoom 360 and get a walkin’! Or a runnin’! You aren’t a runner you say? I have heard of SO many people who didn’t really care for running at first. They ended up committing to a “Couch to 5K Training Program” (google that, you can totally find something) and feel so good after that accomplishment. After my first daughter, I signed up for my first 25K, and she trained with me the whole way, long and short runs in a jogger! What’s even better, you are setting a wonderful example for the child that’s riding along with you. They see what you are doing, and in turn, want to be like you…which makes it a win/win for all in the getting healthy department.

If you have more than one child, the CocoonX2 is your answer! Not only can this be used for walking or jogging, but it comes with an attachment for your bike. My husband and I are avid bikers, so we use this product as a permanent fixture to my bike during the warmer Michigan months. It’s totally easy to convert from walking to riding behind a bike too!

If your kids love to play outside with toys, Joovy has some phenomenal things they can sink they teeth right in to. If they like ride-ons, Joovy has 2 to choose from, the 4×4 ride-on or the Race Car ride-on. What kid wouldn’t love one of these!!??

If biking is their flavor, the Tricycoo or Bicycoo is right up their alley. The Bicycoo is one of my favorite Joovy products to be honest. Two of my kids have used this and never had to use training wheels on their big girl bikes. The Bicycoo gives them the confidence and coordination to take the plunge and move to their big kid bike. Combine any of these fine choices (listed in #3 and #4) with the Noodle helmet for a full package.

If you love to wear your babies, the BabaSling is your answer! You can get walking on your schedule even if your baby has to sleep!

While these are great examples for year round, why not keep this in mind for the as Spring approaches?!

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I encourage you. Just get outside – even if you will not be utilizing one of the Joovy items I mentioned in this post yet. You are making memories with these little people that will last forever. If you haven’t noticed, time is not slowing down and your kids keep growing – too fast most times! The technology can wait, the housework can wait, the laundry can SURE wait! :) Your kids can’t.

Have fun! I’d love to hear what you do with your kids outside and if you have Joovy products, please tell me what you do with them. I’m always looking for more ideas!!

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