Joovy spent Saturday, March 3 at the Baby Earth store in Austin, Texas for Gearapalooza! This baby registry event was organized and promoted by Bump Club and Beyond. Emceed by FOX 7 news anchor and mom-to-be Loriana Hernandez, we shared laughs and smiles at this expectant mom’s experience through pregnancy. Feature speaker and baby gear expert, Jamie Grayson aka The Baby Guy, led us through products, baby topics and shared his favorites and wisdom in the gear arena. Check out all the photos below.
Are you getting ready to teach your child how to ride a bike this spring? The question at hand is: training wheels or balance bike??? I love talking to parents who are getting ready to teach their child this milestone activity and oftentimes I ask, training wheels or balance bike?
Many parents have not heard of balance bikes or how this simplifies the learning. This simple bike without any pedals looks funny to parents who grew up with the security of training wheels flanking the rear wheel of their ‘big kid bike!’
Many parents agree that training wheels can provide a negative learning experience: we put them on, the child gets comfortable and then we take them away. Some children do fine, but for others, it is a negative learning experience and sometimes even traumatic.
Balance bikes, quite simply put, introduce the idea of balance before anything else. The concept is easy: children master balance first, build confidence and then they make the transition to the ‘big kid bike’ because all they need to learn is to pedal!
Parents who have used the balance bike with their little ones will proudly tell you how their kiddos took to the thing and learned to balance, go fast and discover this new found independence!
Texas M.I.L.K. a.k.a. as, Texas Moms I’d Like to Know, kicked off their inaugural music event at SxSW in Austin, Texas on Sunday, March 18, 2012. The TX M.I.L.K. MOMS ROCK! Showcase was a free, family-friendly day of music featuring an amazing lineup of mom musicians including The Bluebonnets (featuring Kathy Valentine, formerly of the Go-Go’s), Shelley King, Elizabeth McQueen, Amy Atchley, Karen Chisholm, and teen indie (and mom-managed) band, Charlie Belle. The event also featured a variety of mom-owned and mom-focused business. It was an amazing day to celebrate music and motherhood! Joovy was delighted to donate an Orangie Groove and Orangie Nook to celebrate the day!
The “minimum age” requirement on our front seats has changed from 6+ months to 3+ months. This new age grading applies to all of the strollers in the Joovy line with the exception of the Cocoons. The Cocoon and CocoonX2 remain at the 6+ months age grading.
This is important news as this allows for younger infants to sit in the front seats of our strollers on their own.
Big City Moms hosted the Biggest Baby Shower in Los Angeles February 28, 2012 and Joovy was there with some of the BEST PRODUCTS for expectant parents! The Joovy Room was featured on FOX 11 News along with celebrities (Jessica Alba, Tiffany Theissen, Ali Landry) attending the event. Check it out for yourself!
To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, Joovy is offering a 15% coupon code on all things GREENIE! Get this fabulous discount plus FREE SHIPPING now through March 17th! Use coupon code GREENIE. Here’s a picture of the Caboose Ultralight in Greenie……(see below.) Other products available in this hot Joovy color are: Scooter, ScooterX2, Cocoon, CocoonX2, Groove, Nook, Hook, Room2 Ultralight, Tricycoo, Bicycoo. Have fun and Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
Joovy had a blast at the DFW Family Expo. The Metro Moms , Tina and Barb, serve up a top-notch event where everyone had fun and adventure! The Joovy hits were the Tricycoos and Bicycoos without question!