Monday, 23 January 2012

Monday Mom Mentions….

This is from a note I received last month and I wanted to share….Maybe some of you can relate to this mom whose four year old had a major public meltdown.  This little Axel had been a super good boy until he’d had enough of all that.   We introduced he and his mom to Joovy and, well, read on…..

“But even a huger thanks for introducing us to the Joovy Foocot–and this is why I’ve wanted to call you–for Axel’s cot. What a surprise hit that was! The minute we got home he unfolded it in the middle of our living room, went and got all his bedding from his bed and tucked himself in and would not leave! He put the cot next to his bed that night and refused to sleep in his own bed. He actually slept two nights in a row on that cot…seriously I don’t know what to say! Now, it’s a daily presence in his room and he says his baby sister is going to sleep on it next to his bed when she gets older. He LOVES that thing—I can’t even remember the last time he was so “hooked” on anything. Isn’t it funny the things they love? I myself thought it was such a great product when you showed it to me, but it still surprised me that my 5-year-old would be THAT excited about it. My husband and I have been joking about it and saying there’s nothing we can get for him for Christmas that’ll top it!”

Contributed by a Joovy Mom

 

Friday, 11 November 2011

Christina Applegate, in “Up All Night”, Using Joovy Hook

Joovy Hook As Seen in Up All Night TV Show

The Joovy Hook was featured in this week’s Up All Night with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.

The Joovy Hook is the only deluxe leatherette fabric hook-on chair on the market.  The Hook’s anodized aluminum frame not only looks great, it’s super lightweight and strong. The patented folding mechanism utilizes die-cast aluminum components to support a child up to 37 lbs.  The Hook requires no assembly or dis-assembly. Folding and unfolding this portable seat is easy; just two buttons to push and two arms to fold. The durable, comfortable leatherette seat has an adjustable 3-point harness and is 10.5 inches deep to provide more stability and room for the child.   Just like the ultra-high-end highchairs on the market today, the Hook’s leatherette fabric is easy to wipe clean and doesn’t sacrifice comfort for cleanliness.  The Hook’s arms have non-slip rubber grip pads to protect tables. The Hook includes a 600D zippered travel bag with an adjustable shoulder strap.  The Hook is very compact and fits in most diaper bags. The Joovy Hook measures 15.25 x 13 x 5 and weighs 5 lbs.

 

 

Monday, 26 September 2011

How to Run a 5K With Your Child in Tow

The right gear makes all the difference in running a 5K!

As parents, sometimes we don’t do enough for ourselves. With childhood obesity rates rising in America, the best thing we can do for ourselves to to set an example for our children. One way is to get off the couch and to run (or walk) a 5K race. You can even get your kids involved — by signing your older kids up for a shorter race or take a younger child along with you in a jogging stroller! If you are taking off, with child in tow, we have some recommendations.

1. Make your your child has good head control (babies should be over 6 months –I’d recommend over 8 months).

2. Be safe — if you are running (or walking on a straight path), lock the front wheel (wheels), make sure your child is snugly harnessed in, and loop the safety strap around one of your wrists.

2. Your child should be wearing sunscreen and sun/wind protective clothing. Make sure the sunshade is down and they keep cool. If its a really hot day, you may have to change your plans and go solo.

3. Make sure you have hydration for you and your child. Pack a small cooler, in an accessible part of the basket or in a parent console, with at least two cups or bottles for your child — you may be able to grab the open cups of water on the trail, but it’s going to be messy for your child.

4. Leave the heavy diaper bag in the car, take a large ziploc with a change of clothes, a couple of diapers, changing pad, wipes, and 1 outfit — in case you have to stop and change a diaper on the way.

5. Make it fun! Sing to your child, talk to him about what you’re seeing, have fun!

For jogging, Joovy’s got two models, the Zoom 360 and the Zoom ATS.   The Zoom ATS is a fixed front wheel jogger for serious runners, and the Zoom 360 is a swivel front wheel version for maximum

maneuverability.  If you want a rugged stroller that can also be used as a jogger and/or bike trailer, the new Joovy Cocoon is a great option.

Contributed by Nancy Johnson Horn

Friday, 18 March 2011

Room² Ultralight Review by Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine

The Joovy Room² Ultralight is very pleasing to the eye. It is available in a vibrant hue of green or black and has a very lightweight frame, making it easy to pick up and move around.

Quality
We were very impressed by the quality of the playard. Thanks to its tapered design, it’s very sturdy. It has lots of room for baby to move around.

Assembly
The playard takes a bit of time to assemble. It took three people about twenty minutes to figure the instructions and illustrations out. No tools are required to put the playard together. In theory, it’s supposed to just pop open and the side rails should lock, but it took us a long time to get the rails in the correct place.

Storage
The playard takes up a large amount of space, which is something to keep in mind if you are using it in a cramped bedroom or hotel room. Assembled, the product will not easily fit in a closet or car trunk, but it is very compact when unassembled. The playard is much easier to take apart than to put together—it only took one person to put it away. The product can be disassembled two different ways for storage purposes: in half for quick storage, or in a super compact fold for travel.

Safety
The playard is a safe and sturdy product. There are no special safety features.

Comfort
The playard is very comfortable. It has a nice, thick, extremely soft foam mattress—though it’s not so soft as to cause concern for SIDS. The product comes with a fitted sheet made specifically to fit the mattress.

Use
This product is very versatile: it can be used both in the house and outside, and has enough room for baby to sleep or to play. The playard accommodates babies and toddlers up to 35 inches tall, with no weight limit. The only downside is that it has to be disassembled to fit though a regular doorway. The joovy playard only has one level for the child to sleep.

Care
This item is easy to clean. The manufacturer recommends cleaning the playard by wiping it down with a clean cloth. It has fabric handrails and netting on the sides. The comfortable fabric mattress can be easily wiped clean with soap and water.

 

Monday, 27 July 2009

Matt Damon and his little ones in their Caboose Ultralight

damon final

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

It’s a “Joovy” kind of day! by High Family

It’s a “Joovy” kind of day!

We received our new stroller last week and I couldn’t wait to take it out for a test drive. Chris put it together on Saturday and we decided to give it a try at the local mall later that evening. We were a little worried if Ryan would stay on the back of the stroller. He did well except for when he would see a store he wanted to go in (the book and toy stores!) and jump off the back while in motion. We had to explain to him several times that he must ask first if he wants to get off. He isn’t a fan of boo-boos so when I told him that he could get a boo-boo if he fell, he pretty much stayed on after that! :)

I told myself that I would take the kiddies for a walk everyday (as weather or time permits)once the stroller arrived. Sunday, Lauren came over for lunch and then we got a quick walk done in between rain storms. We had a bit of cold front come through over the weekend and we had an interesting few days of fall like weather. It was a welcome change from the record 90 degree weather we’ve had in July and early August. It was very strange to wear sweatshirts in August though?!

Monday morning I fed the kids, packed some water for Ryan and I and headed out for another walk around the neighborhood. It was still 60 degree weather that morning so I had to make sure they were both bundled up. Kara looked so cute in her sweater jacket (it was Ryan’s when he was baby- it’s nice to be able to reuse it for Kara now).


Ryan can sit or stand. So far he prefers to sit except when he wants to play with Kara’s feet!


Cozy baby and silly boy!


She sure loves her car seat!

Tuesday was a day of rest! I had a few errands to run and that’s enough exercise for me after taking both shopping by myself. I get a great arm workout with lugging Kara in her car seat around and great leg work as I try to keep Ryan from running all around the store! Sadly, I don’t look forward to shopping anymore! :(

Today, Lauren came over again for lunch (Lauren-thanks for the yummy pizza and watermelon!!) and a walk. She and her fiance have started the process of finding their first home and were thinking about purchasing a home in our area. We decided to go check out a few because they were within walking distance from my house. We started our walk with a trip to see a small pond with duckies. I brought some bread so Ryan could feed them. It was fun to watch him feed the ducks and see the excitement in his face as they would come close to get the food! We thought the houses wouldn’t be too far but we ended up taking a VERY long walk. We walked at least 2 miles which isn’t too bad but when half the walk is uphill, that’s tough with pushing two little ones in a stroller. The Joovy is 21 pounds (and we got the ultralight weight one- can you image the weight of the original Joovy?!), add a 30 pound little boy and 8 (we think) pound baby and you have almost 60 pounds of weight!! Lauren and I were very sweaty and tired at the end of that walk. Both Kara and Ryan were ready to be done by the end as well. I am sure I will feel the pain tomorrow but it was worth it. I think we might stick to our normal course next time and visit the playground!

Our community ducks!

Ryan really enjoyed feeding the duckies!


I’m HUNGRY!

I DON’T WANT TO GO HOME!

We ALL had a good rest after this walking adventure!