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!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Tricycoo in Orangie!

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Friday, 14 June 2013

We LOVE the Boob

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Boob Feedback

From a Joovy parent:

I just wanted to thank you for your creation of the new Joovy Boob bottles. Our son was born in April and had issues with breastfeeding. I went back to work/school shortly after he was born and it was imperitive he take a bottle. He refused to take any other bottle and would choke and gag on them. When we heard about the Joovy Boob, we immediately purchased one and tried it. He loved it and it was amazing for us! He is now able to eat while I am at work and is thriving. He is a much happier baby now and sleeps much better. Your product saved us! Thank you sooo much for this new bottle!

Received on June 2, 2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

“A Friggin Christmas Miracle” coming soon with Robin Williams, Candice Bergen, Joe McHale & Lauren Graham

We cannot wait for this Christmastime cool flick to come out….  How many days ’til Christmas?

Currently filming in Atlanta, A Friggin Christmas Miracle has an all star cast including Robin Williams, Candice Bergen, Joe McHale and Lauren Graham.  Check out Robin William’s fan page for a little more info and be sure to be on the lookout for some Joovy!

Do you see a little Joovy in the scene below?

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Hot Rod in Hollywood

One of our favorite Joovy families shared this awesome footage of the red Joovy Race Car in action.  Take a peak at the cool Video!

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Hook it!

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Furry Friends

Giggles in the Caboose Ultralight

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