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 Britax Infant Car Seat

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Qool with Chicco Car Seat

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Qool with Maxi Cosi 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
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  • 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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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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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

5 Ways to Use the Joovy Foocot

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.

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In our family, we have many uses for the Joovy Foocot, but these are our 5 favorite.

The Joovy Foocot easily becomes:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

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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.

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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

Pregnancy & Newborn October Issue Features HiLo

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.

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