Tuesday, 14 October 2014
On your parenting journey, you’ll discover some pieces of gear are way overrated and some, you truly couldn’t live without.
Since I get the opportunity to review many manufacturer-supplied products at no cost, like the Joovy Foocot, I truly get to see some great products that I would have never known about, as well as some doozies that make me question how they got to market at all.
For our family, the Joovy Foocot has been one of those accidental discoveries that, like a carpet cleaner when you have a sick kid, you may not realize you need it, but once you do, you’ll never want to go without.
In our family, we have many uses for the Joovy Foocot, but these are our 5 favorite.
The Joovy Foocot easily becomes:
The Sick Bed. Once of my children suffers from febrile seizures, so whenever he is sick, I want him close by. With the Joovy Foocot in two seconds, he has a separate, safe sleep space that is close enough for me to monitor him, but far enough apart so that he doesn’t overheat and we can still all sleep comfortably. Since a fitted crib mattress protector pad fits it perfectly, we put that on for added comfort and protection, should a middle of the night mess occur.
- The Guest Bed. When my niece and nephew are visiting, no problem! With more kids than we have beds, the Joovy Foocot comes to the rescue. With a small footprint, it sets up easily in one of the kids rooms and everyone is happy to be together.
- The Vacation Bed. When we take our annual trip to New Hampshire with our family friends, the youngest non-crib sleeping child gets to sleep at the foot of their parents bed in the Joovy Foocot. We couldn’t fit two extra twin mattress on the floor, as there wouldn’t be room, but with the Joovy Foocot, my family of four can bunk in one room easily and comfortably.
- The Travel Bed. Grandparents tend to think bed sharing with a toddler or preschooler will be fine; until they’ve experienced it firsthand and ended up with a foot in the stomach at 2 am. The Joovy Foocot is so easy to set up and is lightweight so grandma can give junior his own safe and separate sleep space right next to hers in a flash.
The Camping Bed. While we haven’t made it out of the backyard yet, during our practice runs at home, the kids have loved being off the floor of the tent and up on the Joovy Foocot. The comfortable and familiar sleep space makes tackling the outdoors a little easier for our little ones, and as a result, everyone gets a better rest.
The Joovy Foocot supports children up to 48 inches and 75 pounds. For the price of renting a rolling cot for your hotel room during a vacation, you can have a Joovy Foocot on hand to use anytime, anywhere.
Michelle LaRowe is a mom, award-winning nanny, parenting author and executive director of
Morningside Nannies, a Houston based nanny referral agency, and editor in chief of eNannysource.com.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Check out the latest issue of Pregnancy and Newborn, on newstands now! Don’t miss this mention of the “clean freak” HiLo that converts to toddler chair after it’s highchair mission concludes.
Saturday, 6 September 2014
“I have to say that the Boob bottles have been a lifesaver. Super easy to use and clean, and Lukas transitions so well back and forth between the breast and the bottle, especially now that I’m back at work. I’ve had to supplement his diet from the beginning with formula, and he goes back and forth thanks to the Boob without any issues. I actually gave all my other bottles (Dr. Brown’s and Avent) away and bought more Boobs online!”
Thanks again for making such awesome products!
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
The Baba sling is super easy to put on, and Lukas loves how he can sit up in it and see everything. I’ve also used it a few times at dinner so that he can cuddle and fall asleep and I can have two hands to eat. It’s awesome!
The picture of theBabasling is in Rothenburg, Tauber, Germany.
Sunday, 31 August 2014
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.
Watch the Video here —> Video
Joovy Dad & MommyCon Chicago Attendee, Andrew Mugnolo
Thursday, 28 August 2014
The Roo is in front of Burg Eltz in Germany…the same family has lived in that castle for 800 years; crazy! Thanks again for making such awesome products!
Friday, 22 August 2014
Just as we encourage our kids to try new things, Joovy has been encouraged to try out a new trade event (new for us) that is the largest annual gathering of biking industry gurus in the United States! We’re excited to share our biking products with fans of biking as they celebrate and discover new trends, products and technology related to everything bikes!
Joovy is attending to showcase Bicycoo balance bikes, Tricycoo tricycles, Noodles helmets and Cocoons bike trailers. We’ll see you all in Las Vegas September 10 – 12!
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Getting outside is an important thing for families! We encourage parents to take kids outside for daily activity! Here are a brother and sister duo getting out in the fresh air for a Tricycoo and Bicycoo ride! We are so happy they are practicing helmet safety too with their Noodles!
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Traveling with an infant? Whether here in the states or traveling abroad, there’s lots to consider. If you’ll be renting a car and driving, a car seat is an absolute necessity. In addition, you’ll need a stroller. But wait. Why not a frame stroller for your infant car seat instead? Compact, lightweight and easy for traveling. The Joovy Roo is a great option and is compatible with Chicco, Peg Perego and Graco Classic Connect infant car seats.
Take a look at this family who recently traveled to Europe with the Roo.