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?!)

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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Qool with Graco Car Seat

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.

 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

High Energy Holiday Gifts from Bicycling Magazine!

This holiday season, indulge your family, friends and yourself with this stylish and innovative gear to make the most of every adventure. For the active crowd on your list, there’s no better way to get the new year started in high gear.

Get your little one trailblazing in style! Check out the Joovy Bicycoo balance bike featured in Bicycling Magazine this month!
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Monday, 24 November 2014

The New TwinRoo+ Delivers!

The new TwinRoo+ has arrived with terrific upgrades and new functionality. This unique frame stroller has been designed with thoughtfulness to makes strolling with two little ones easier and less stressful.

What’s unique about this frame stroller for infant car seats? Well, namely, the infant car seats can be arranged in opposite directions or facing the same way. This allows for complete access to your twins without having to wrestle with the stroller handle or the other car seat getting in your way.

Parents who’ve used the TwinRoo have raved about the ease of use and practicality of this zippy stroller. They also love the extra large basket and the abundant cup holder that is positioned lower than the infants themselves. This prevents anything in the beverage holder from spilling, heaven forbid!

Compatible with the following infant car seats:
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 35
Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40
Britax® B-Safe
BOB® B-Safe
UPPAbaby® MESA

The TwinRoo+ retails for $129.99 and the car seat adapters are sold separately for $19.99.

Fatures include:

– Unique side mount gives you easy access without stroller handle getting in your way
– Small wheel-base provides easy handling and super maneuverability
– Features a one-hand fold, front-wheel suspension, swivel wheel locks, rear brakes, and large basket
– Includes organizer with 4 cup holders for bottles or beverages
– Click-in design, compatible with select infant car seats

Check out the TwinRoo+ here

TwinRoo+ Car Seat Adapters here

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Tricycoo ‘As Seen’ on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy

The Tricycoo made an appearance on ABC’s hit, Grey’s Anatomy in October. The orangie Tricycoo was seen with parent handle attached. Did you by chance see this episode?

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Joovy ‘Jingle’ Gift Guide 2014

 

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We’ve got some ‘jingle’ for your loved ones this holiday season. Here are the hottest and hippest gift ideas from Joovy, guaranteed to bring holiday smiles. With the help of Santa himself, we’ve curated a list that includes something for everyone on your list. And, in the event you need personal shopping recommendations, our elves are eager to help at 877-456-5049. Give us a call!

We all have someone on our list who ‘has everything.’  No worries, we’ve got you covered this season! For this well equipped person, consider the Joovy MoonRoomIt’s a playard from out of this world! Fun, geometric design with loads of space, this playard gives a new dimension to the old standby. Made of high quality materials, the MoonRoom offers FUN & FUNCTIONALITY!

Santa’s tip: Dads have been known to love this far-out piece of baby gear!

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MoonRoom – Jade

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MoonRoom – Blueberry

 

Baby’s first vehicle should memorable and Santa suggests a tricycle that grows with your child.  The Joovy Tricycoo  is top of his list for first wheel presents this holiday season! The Tricycoo is simple and perfect for very young babies. Your child does not need to steer, pedal or balance on their own in the beginning.  They simply enjoy the fun and independence of their first tricycle while you guide them with the parent push handle (removable).   When engaged, the parent push handle overrides the steering on the Tricycoo. The surround arms help them learn to balance and give you confidence that they won’t fall out.  The pedals can be easily ‘turned off’ until they are ready to ‘kid power’ the Tricycoo on their own. As they gain confidence, the Tricycoo surround arms and parent handle can be removed for independent tricycling fun!

Santa’s tip: Get yours early. They sold out last year!

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Tricycoo – Pink & Greenie

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Tricycoo – Orangie

 

Get your little one trailblazing in style. The Joovy Bicycoo balance bike gives them the confidence to take the first step in cycling. Lightweight aluminum frame is easy to control, pneumatic tires offer the smoothest ride and the internal drum brake teaches them how ‘real gear’ works.  What’s even cooler about the Bicycoo? It looks like a real bike!

Santa’s tip: Don’t forget the Noodle (helmet) below. Start with teaching safety early and create good habits for life!

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Bicycoo Balance Bike – Red

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Bicycoo BMX Balance Bike – Greenie

 

Protect that little noggin with the Joovy Noodle! Introduce safety early and create good habits from day one.  The Noodle comes in six bold colors, has 14 air vents, integrated bug mesh and is designed for babies heads measuring 18.5″ – 20.5″.   Extended visor for maximum protection, nylon straps, pinch guard chin strap, and an adjustable fit dial.  It is a great looking helmet and we think kids will love being ‘safe’ while cycling and doing other outdoor activities.  Meets CPSC Standards.

Santa’s tip: Give a practical gift to each child on your list!

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Noodle – Red

 

For the growing family, the Caboose VaryLight is the ideal gift. This fantastic and functional stroller grows from a single to full size double in seconds with it’s easy to expand, telescopic frame. This Caboose will accept infant car seats (car seat adapters sold separately) in the front or rear of the stroller for strolling with infants. The family that strolls with the Caboose VaryLight will be ready for all ages of little riders!

Santa’s tip: This stroller is the solution for families with more than one child! Check out the new graphite frames and my personal favorite, red! 

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with Infant Car Seat – rear

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with Infant Car Seat (front seat removed)

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Share Foocot fun for every kid in the house this holiday season! This practical sleeping cot for kids comes with a 100% cotton sheet and has a pocket for sleepover necessities like favorite Christmas story or travel companion. Perfect for travel, trips to Disney and grandma’s house, the Foocot also has it’s own travel bag. This great gift holds a child up to 75 pounds and comes in four hot colors.

Santa’s tip: Your kids will think the Foocot is fun while you know it’s the perfect sleep solution, especially while traveling!

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The sleakest, most luxurious stroller to hit the market in 2014 is the Joovy TooQool. This double stroller is packed with features and high-end detailing. What most parents love about the TooQool is that it comes equipped with both seats! It has a small footprint that offers a super smooth and effortless ride! The upper seat on the TooQool is convertible (can face front or towards the rear).  Joovy also has infant car seat adapters that are compatible  with the Graco Click Connect, Chicco Key Fit, Britax/BOB B-Safe, and Maxi-Cosi/Cybex Aton car seats. The TooQool is available in 10 gorgeous colors and two frame finishes: graphite and silver.

Santa’s tip: The TooQool says ‘classy parent’ all the way! 

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TooQool Graphite – Purpleness

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TooQool Silver – Apple

 

 

The Qool is the single version of the TooQool with the same attention to detail.  Urban strolling has never been so Qool with this new luxurious stroller from Joovy! The Qool has dreamy features and exceptional functionality designed to make your strolling experience the absolute best. Offering style in its innovation, high-end detailing from top to bottom, and a compact aluminum frame for a state-of-the-art experience in strolling. The Qool seat reclines to 3 comfy positions as well as converts easily to forward or rear facing.  Car seat adapters allow for convenient strolling while using an infant car seat with itty-bitty babies. Premium handle and bumper bars are covered with hand-stitched leatherette and the handlebar adjusts to three heights. Joovy is known for it’s oversized canopies which offer supreme coverage and the Qool delivers here. Zippered canopy extensions offer full coverage for protection of your little one. Seats have adjustable foot rest.  Boasting two beautiful frame finishes and 10 fashion colors, there is a Qool to fit your personality. What’s more Qool? This awesome stroller weighs in at 21.5 pounds and will carry a child up to 55 pounds. Pretty Qool, for sure!

Santa’s tip: Consider the Qool/TooQool ride-on board for that toddler who still needs to hitch a ride on occasion.

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Qool Silver – Jade

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Qool Graphite – Hot Pink

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The Spoon walker has a clean, contemporary design and is just the thing for the baby on your list. This crossover walker – highchair is perfect for the little one’s first steps. The tray is large, with a dishwasher safe insert, and the height is adjustable to 3 positions. An ultra-wide base gives a wonderful foundation for scooting and exploring independently. The Spoon has a dishwasher safe tray insert makes clean-up easy.

Santa’s tip: Joovy just introduced my favorite ‘red’ Spoon. This is on my giving list for grandbabies!

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Need something unique for that person who just has their own, je ne sais quoi?  Consider the TooFold. This highly engineered stroller will have  heads turning as you transform the TooFold from a single to double stroller in seconds. This all-terrain-stroller, with built in stroller board, converts as needed to keep your little ones content and you on the move.  Take this puppy on a trail or to the mall.  It is guaranteed to turn heads. 

Santa’s tip: This is for the seriously active family. Get ready for the New Year, New You with this stroller that will have you exploring!

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TooFold – Lemontree

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TooFold – Red With Second Seat Attached (sold separately)

 

 

Looking for longevity in a gift? For the efficient and thoughtful parent, the HiLo is calling their name. Modern, contemporary and most importantly, easy to clean, this convertible high chair will grow with your child. Age graded from 6 months to 6 years, the HiLo converts to a toddler seat after use as a high chair and saves from having to purchase another chair as your child grows. Fun and functional!

Santa’s tip: The elves favorite seat! You will be pleased with this purchase!

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HiLo

 

For the family who travels this take-along high chair has supreme good looks and is easy to clean. The Hook is made of a comfortable leatherette and fits to most tabletops.  The Hook comes with a travel bag, folds up compactly and is convenient for travel or eating out.  Why not?

Santa’s tip: This is the perfect holiday gift for grandparents to give their globetrotting grand babies.

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Hook – Orangie

 

The Boob Gift Set is the ultimate feeding gift set for the expectant parents on your list. This amazing bottle system is ideal for breastfed babies because of the unique nipple that promotes proper latching and allows easy transitions between bottle and breast. Also important, the Boob is easy to clean, easy to reassemble and just gorgeous by design. The Clean Flow Vent offers excellent venting so baby is sure to take in milk or formula, not air. This gorgeous set contains 23 essentials, including breast pump adapters (works with major brands) so mom can pump directly into the Boob!

Santa’s tip: The Boob Baby Bottle Gift Set will add to an effortless feeding experience!

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Is there anything sweeter than your daughter or son’s first babydoll? Pretend play is the best way to encourage nurturing and the Toy Caboose will add to the overall experience. Larger in scale, the Toy Caboose is perfect for 18″ dolls such as the American Girl dolls. Kids love this attractive, high-quality replica of the popular Joovy Caboose Stand-On Tandem stroller. The clever features of the Toy Caboose allow your child to secure and transport two or three cherished toy friends at once, for hours of role-playing fun.  And with our toy car seat & attachment, the Joovy Toy Caboose creates a travel system for more playtime fun!

Santa’s tip: The elves may think this is for their babies because it’s so realistic! Hurry! These go f-a-s-t!

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Toy Caboose

 

The Toy Infant Car Seat is not only a fun toy, it helps children understand the importance of good passenger safety. Children learn to imitate the role of a caring and responsible parent as they safely secure a favorite doll or stuffed toy into the doll car seat which is LATCH compliant and has been crashed tested, so it’s safe for the car. The Toy Infant Car Seat comes in pink and blue.

Santa’s tip:  Parents find that their child is more cooperative about using their own car seat as a result!

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The Toy Infant Car Seat creates a travel system with the Toy Caboose

 

To round out the pretend play toys, Joovy has the Toy Room² Playard that is the perfect place for laying little one’s dolls and furry friends down for nap. Another great teaching tool, the Toy Room² helps children understand that even stuffed friends need downtime to rejuvenate and refresh!

Santa’s tip: The Elf on the Shelf may need a Toy Room² after this holiday season!

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Toy Room²

 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Twice As Nice: Pregnancy & Newborn Double Stroller Picks

This just in: The Joovy TooQool is featured as one of seven double strollers in the Pregnancy & Newborn feature titled, Twice As Nice. See why P& N recommends this luxury ride. Click on the cover to view the entire digital glossy, cover to cover!

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

New York Family Wheel Deal 2014 Stroller Picks

Joovy makes the cut! Check out which Joovy stroller is picked by New York Family as a top choice and ‘wheel deal’! Click the image below for the scoop.

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