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

 

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!

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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)

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!!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Letters: We Love Meeting New Moms-to-Be

Dear Doodie & Joovy,

We met at the Big City Moms Baby shower last week. I just wanted to thank you for both educating me about the different products that Joovy makes especially the PPSU and glass bottles and for giving me the gift set and samples of bottles which I look forward to personally using and recommending to my patients and friends.  Joovy’s emphasis on durable, high quality products and safety is one that I certainly value and I really appreciate you taking the time to show me some of the different products.

Thanks again!

Dr Rachel Biller

Pediatric Hospitalist

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Mommy Needs Coffee Comments on Joovy Customer Service

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Monday, 27 October 2014

A Joovy Letter and Happy Joovy *Star* – Deepti Gupta

Dear Doodie,

Just wanted to send you a note of thanks.  Joovy has become part of my family now.  As you can see in the photo attached.   It’s my sister’s 5 month old daughter.  They live in France. I t’s the Joovy Room playard. I passed it on to my sister when she had her baby. And my son still travels regally on his Joovy Groove stroller which is as sturdy as can be. Many people ask  about it or look curiously at the stroller.

Thank you. May the universe send you ten fold.

PS: we also have a Joovy training potty thing for our son. He loves it.

Best wishes,

Deepti Gupta

www.deeptigupta.com

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A Dad’s Take – TooFold

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Dear Doodie,

I’m a stay-at-home dad; and having both a 5 year old and 11month old daughter means that I need parent gadgets for all sorts of things! The age of my kids presents a unique situation when it comes to taking them out. Obviously the baby needs to be carried, but though my 5 year old is very independent, she does get tired, especially when being dragged out for ‘errand day.’ My old stroller was pretty high tech and accommodating, but it was big, clunky, hard to store and travel with, and most of all,y wife hated it! With my new TooFold from Joovy, i get the portability of a cheap collapsible stroller with all the high tech functionality that I need! It’s light, it folds down easily, it has a rugged design with large rear wheels and front shocks, and you will really turn heads when people see it quickly extend to feature a rear pad for a toddler to ride on! I’ve included a video demonstrating how fast I can have this thing out of the vehicle and set up for use! It’s a game changer. I could go on and on about this stroller, but you really don’t understand how cool it is until you handle one! The only thing it lacks is storage, but when you think about it, if it had all the extra storage, it wouldn’t be as easy to use and store.

– Andy, Dad of 2 girls

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Dear Doodie

Dear Doodie,

I just wanted to say thank you for making the joovy boob. My 3 month old son is exclusively breast fed but I wanted to have a bottle on hand so daddy could feed sometimes. We tried 5 different types of bottles (born free, avent, dr. Browns, tommee tippee and playtex drop ins) and my son refused every single one. Finally one day at buy buy baby I came across the boob bottle and figured why not give it a try. My son instantly took the bottle, and didn’t even flinch. To date he has taken it 4 times with no problems at all. He even suffers from acid reflux and the bottle has not been any problem. I am so thankful for these bottles and how wonderful they are. I can’t sing enough praises.

– Jessica Cook

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The Pata Quads Take on Bike Riding with the Joovy Bicycoo!

 

 

Hi Doodie,

I wanted to share some pictures with you. We gave the balance bikes to the Quads for Christmas, but they were still to little for them and couldn’t quite touch the floor yet. So we kept them in our living room until they could get the hang of them and reach the ground (softer landing when they fell over on to carpet). Well, four months later and we are riding machines outside. They love the bikes. It has been hard for me to get a picture of all 4 on the bikes at the same time.  Usually its one or two, so I finally got a picture of all four last week and have to share with you.

Enjoy and thanks again!!!

– Kari Pata (aka ‘mom’)

Thank you Joovy for blessing us with these great gifts for our quadruplets!  Great product from a great company.

– Richard Pata (aka ‘dad’)

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