Friday, 30 August 2013

Joovy Spotting In Madrid, Spain

Look what Kevin Cosgrove saw today in Madrid!  A Joovy Groove out for dinner!

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Joovy Roo: A Simple Solution

With my first child I had a very clunky travel system for getting out and about. Don’t get me wrong – it worked and served its purpose. But for my second child I wanted something easier, something that I could use in a pinch while managing my five year old and newborn at the same time. I found this in the Joovy Roo. I can’t tell you how happy I am with it.  I’ve had it for just a few short weeks, but I’m sure giving this thing a run for its money and it is holding up beautifully. The Joovy Roo is light as a feather and I can open it up with just one hand – which is a godsend. I feel as if it gives me the freedom I always wanted because I’m not dreading the big hefty stroller from my first round of motherhood.

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And in Los Angeles where a thing called stroller envy actually exists, the Roo provides just that – an envy inducing smooth ride compatibility with a variety of different car seats, and a superb sleek design. The compartments are perfect for easy access to cell phones, coffee cups, keys and more.

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Contributed by Christina Montoya Fiedler

BabyCenter, Cafe Mom, Mama to the Rescue (http://mama2therescue.blogspot.com)

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Friday, 23 August 2013

A Joovy Story…..

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Thanks Whitney!  We are so glad that you shared this with us and we’re proud to have you as a Joovy Mom!IMG_4629

Monday, 12 August 2013

A Joovy Story…..

This is Kristy Sevy, you spoke with my mom Janet Muir at the OR show.  You kindly gave my mom two Joovy Boob bottles for my youngest daughter Josie, who has had some health problems.  First, thank you so much!!!  I don’t believe in coincidence, and I have to tell you that those bottles have been life changing!  I know that sounds cliche, but after all we have been through I am entirely serious.

When my mom met you Josie’s NG tube had been out for ten days.  Josie had lost three pounds, with the primary problem being liquid intake.  Unless she began drinking (whether out of a bottle, cup, or one of the special drinking tools I have purchased) the tube was going to be put back in.  The Boob bottle is THE FIRST nipple Josie has consistently sucked and swallowed with.  Josie has tried to drink from a cup, but most of the liquid would end up spilling.

Since December 2012 I have taken Josie to a speech therapist, in hopes that she would quickly re-learn how to suck/drink/eat.  I felt so defeated: week after week there was no big improvement.  About two weeks ago Josie’s doctors and I (hesitantly) decided to pull the NG tube out for a trial period.  She had been eating a decent amount of pureed food, and we hoped her liquid intake would gradually improve.  However, liquid intake did not improve and Josie was on this scary line of almost being dehydrated, that is until the 10th day when I tried the Boob bottle.

Watching Josie repeatedly suck and swallow has been amazing and exciting! Every day since, Josie has improved.  She likes the 0-3month slow flow nipple, as she has better control.  She will actually drink 2oz at a time, which has not happened since November 2012.  I was told that Josie was unlikely to suck on a nipple again, as most babies lose their nutritive sucking reflex around 6 months.  I guess I feel like this is all sort of a miracle.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

As of today there are two major milestones I wanted to share with you: 1.  Josie has gained back the three pounds lost and is definitely getting enough fluid through the Boob bottle; 2. Josie sucked out of a straw for the first time today!!!  I have worked with a speech therapist for months, purchased special feeding/drinking tools, and Josie never once sucked out of a straw or a nipple.  Both my husband and I were amazed.  I can’t thank you enough.

Sincerely,

Kristy Sevy

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Nook in Action, Happy Jackson!

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

theBabaSling by Joovy Now JPMA Certified! {WIN one TODAY}

Thanks to all who entered and participated in our Joovy Tuesday contest.  We are excited that theBabaSling by Joovy is the FIRST sling to carry the distinguished JPMA certification!  JPMA and Joovy take your child’s safety very seriously and we aspire to the highest standards.

The winner of our giveaway is Ashley Cabrera.  Ashley, please contact us at 877.456.5049 to redeem your prize!

Congratulations!

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The Juvenile Product Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA) is a national trade association that represents 95% of manufacturers in the prenatal to preschool industry.

The association was founded in the 50s and has grown to over 250 manufacturers whose focus is to enhance children’s product safety.  JPMA’s extensive history of leadership in juvenile product safety includes the development of a comprehensive Certification Program to help guide parents and caregivers toward purchasing juvenile products that are built with safety in mind.

This year, JPMA introduced a new sling category to the JPMA Certification program.  Joovy is thrilled to be the very first JPMA Certified sling manufacturer and wanted to share this distinction with the world!

Educating baby wearers is of great importance to us at Joovy.  That is why we have a library of videos dedicated to educate wearers on how to properly use and wear theBabaSling with their child.

We at Joovy believe that held babies are happy babies and we are proud to bring you this award-winning baby carrier that now carries the JPMA certification proudly!

Enter to WIN theBabaSling today!  Rafflecopter below image.

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Friday, 2 August 2013

A Joovy Story…..

We met this afternoon at the trade show.  Many thanks for the baby bottles to test out on little Josie!  We tried both bottles tonight, and she did so well using the stage 1 slow flow nipple.  You made my day much brighter and my daughter Kristy’s was pure delight as she watched Josie suck, control, and swallow!  This was amazing and truly very exciting for us considering Josie’s past history.

In December Josie spent a week at Primary Children’s Medical here in Salt Lake City.  She came to the hospital a very sick little baby but the best part was being able to bring her home.  Her journey the past 7 months has been difficult in so many ways but with skilled medical care and a nasal feeding tube she has thrived.  Ten days ago the feeding tube was taken out — exciting but also scary.

You have an excellent product!  Thank you for sharing it with us — your kindness will help Josie catch-up because she loved her boob bottle!

Again, many grateful thanks for sharing!

Janet Muir

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Kristy, Josie, Kenzie, & Clayton Sevy – April, 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Balancing Your Child’s Way to Ride a Bike – Balance Bikes

When is it time to introduce your child to a two-wheeler bike?

Some parents are doing this as soon as their children start to walk!  Yes, the newest way to build your child’s confidence and get them ready to ride a two-wheeler on their own is to get them on a balance bike – a bike without pedals.

The idea may sound a bit farfetched for some, but the idea is catching on FAST!  It’s likely that you have seen these awesome little balance bikes in your neighborhood or at the park.  Kids straddle the seat and power these bikes with their feet as they scoot along, totally in control.  It is not surprising then, to see them learn quickly how to balance and gain confidence in themselves and the idea of riding their bike on their own.

Balance bikes have been popular in Europe for some time and are growing in popularity in the US because of their practical approach to teaching children how to ride bikes – one step at a time.  Mastering balance comes first.

For some, learning to ride a bike can be a daunting task. The idea of learning to balance and pedal at the same time is difficult, even for some adults.  Training wheels were introduced to buffer the challenge of learning two skills at once.  While this sounds like a reasonable way to learn, the reality is that training wheels can be counter-productive and introduce a false sense of confidence.   Children become dependent on these little wheels rather than mastering balance and coordination; essentials to successful bike riding.  Taking the wheels off can lead to defeat and frustration for the child as well as headache and exasperation for parents.

Rather than introducing training wheels just to take them away, it makes sense to leave them out of the equation altogether.  This makes it easier on parents too; less whining, skinned knees and bending over little bicycles.

Joovy thinks balance bikes are the coolest invention for kids and takes the hassle and headache out of teaching a child to ride a bike for mom and dad.  This fun and alternative method makes sense to many modern parents who love that their kids learn faster and in a more positive, confidence-building manner.  When kids learn on a balance bike, they are ready to try the two-wheeler having already mastered the balance part of the equation.

Check out the new Joovy Bicycoo balance bikes for kids 3 years and above.  Kids start slowly by walking over their bike, and before long, they are zipping along at their own pace, full of confidence and independence.

This puts a smile on our face.  Balance baby, balance!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Why I LOVE the ScooterX2!

I wanted to share these photos from one of our favorite weekends so far out with the scooter x2! so far my top favorite things are: the GIANT shade, the GIANT storage, the cubbies on the seats for snacks and sunglasses storage, and my top favorite is that rowan can so easily slip in and out of her seat if she is feeling up to walking or standing to do something!!

– Mom of Rowan, Melissa

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Parenting Tips: How to Prepare for a New Sibling

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So you’re expecting and the delivery date is drawing near.  How do you ease your child into the big brother or big sister role?  Barb Arnondin of Metroplex Baby and Kids shared some great tips on CBS.  She suggests reading!  There are so many wonderful books, both story and picture books that share about this big new thing.  She also recommends products like baby dolls and Joovy’s toy infant car seat and toy Caboose.  The infant car seat has been crash tested so it is safe for cars.  What better tool than having your child learn how to care for their doll by properly having them ride in a LATCH compliant infant car seat?

Thanks Metro Moms for sharing!