Monday, 16 February 2015
My husband Michael and I are proud to announce the arrival of Anthony James on November 21st, 2014. He is a blessing!
We are also blessed from winning the contest. We love the Joovy products!
The Caboose VaryLight feels so durable and smooth. Anthony loves riding in it. It also fits in the back of our car, a Subaru Impreza hatchback, without any issues. I like that I am able to easily fold and unfold it.
The Boob bottles are wonderful. I breastfeed, so I don’t use them everyday. I do pump though, so that Michael is able to feed Anthony sometimes. The pump attachments have been very helpful for that. I haven’t had any issues with the bottles. They are easy to use. We have a couple other types of bottles, but this is our favorite one. Some of our other ones have a tendency to leak. The plastic on one of the other bottles becomes too hot after being in the bottle warmer.
Barbara, (Anthony’s mom)
Thursday, 20 November 2014
We’ve got some ‘jingle’ for your loved ones this holiday season. Here are the hottest and hippest gift ideas from Joovy, guaranteed to bring holiday smiles. With the help of Santa himself, we’ve curated a list that includes something for everyone on your list. And, in the event you need personal shopping recommendations, our elves are eager to help at 877-456-5049. Give us a call!
We all have someone on our list who ‘has everything.’ No worries, we’ve got you covered this season! For this well equipped person, consider the Joovy MoonRoom. It’s a playard from out of this world! Fun, geometric design with loads of space, this playard gives a new dimension to the old standby. Made of high quality materials, the MoonRoom offers FUN & FUNCTIONALITY!
Santa’s tip: Dads have been known to love this far-out piece of baby gear!
MoonRoom – Jade
MoonRoom – Blueberry
Baby’s first vehicle should memorable and Santa suggests a tricycle that grows with your child. The Joovy Tricycoo is top of his list for first wheel presents this holiday season! The Tricycoo is simple and perfect for very young babies. Your child does not need to steer, pedal or balance on their own in the beginning. They simply enjoy the fun and independence of their first tricycle while you guide them with the parent push handle (removable). When engaged, the parent push handle overrides the steering on the Tricycoo. The surround arms help them learn to balance and give you confidence that they won’t fall out. The pedals can be easily ‘turned off’ until they are ready to ‘kid power’ the Tricycoo on their own. As they gain confidence, the Tricycoo surround arms and parent handle can be removed for independent tricycling fun!
Santa’s tip: Get yours early. They sold out last year!
Tricycoo – Pink & Greenie
Tricycoo – Orangie
Get your little one trailblazing in style. The Joovy Bicycoo balance bike gives them the confidence to take the first step in cycling. Lightweight aluminum frame is easy to control, pneumatic tires offer the smoothest ride and the internal drum brake teaches them how ‘real gear’ works. What’s even cooler about the Bicycoo? It looks like a real bike!
Santa’s tip: Don’t forget the Noodle (helmet) below. Start with teaching safety early and create good habits for life!
Bicycoo Balance Bike – Red
Bicycoo BMX Balance Bike – Greenie
Protect that little noggin with the Joovy Noodle! Introduce safety early and create good habits from day one. The Noodle comes in six bold colors, has 14 air vents, integrated bug mesh and is designed for babies heads measuring 18.5″ – 20.5″. Extended visor for maximum protection, nylon straps, pinch guard chin strap, and an adjustable fit dial. It is a great looking helmet and we think kids will love being ‘safe’ while cycling and doing other outdoor activities. Meets CPSC Standards.
Santa’s tip: Give a practical gift to each child on your list!
Noodle – Red
For the growing family, the Caboose VaryLight is the ideal gift. This fantastic and functional stroller grows from a single to full size double in seconds with it’s easy to expand, telescopic frame. This Caboose will accept infant car seats (car seat adapters sold separately) in the front or rear of the stroller for strolling with infants. The family that strolls with the Caboose VaryLight will be ready for all ages of little riders!
Santa’s tip: This stroller is the solution for families with more than one child! Check out the new graphite frames and my personal favorite, red!
with Infant Car Seat – rear
with Infant Car Seat (front seat removed)
Share Foocot fun for every kid in the house this holiday season! This practical sleeping cot for kids comes with a 100% cotton sheet and has a pocket for sleepover necessities like favorite Christmas story or travel companion. Perfect for travel, trips to Disney and grandma’s house, the Foocot also has it’s own travel bag. This great gift holds a child up to 75 pounds and comes in four hot colors.
Santa’s tip: Your kids will think the Foocot is fun while you know it’s the perfect sleep solution, especially while traveling!
The sleakest, most luxurious stroller to hit the market in 2014 is the Joovy TooQool. This double stroller is packed with features and high-end detailing. What most parents love about the TooQool is that it comes equipped with both seats! It has a small footprint that offers a super smooth and effortless ride! The upper seat on the TooQool is convertible (can face front or towards the rear). Joovy also has infant car seat adapters that are compatible with the Graco Click Connect, Chicco Key Fit, Britax/BOB B-Safe, and Maxi-Cosi/Cybex Aton car seats. The TooQool is available in 10 gorgeous colors and two frame finishes: graphite and silver.
Santa’s tip: The TooQool says ‘classy parent’ all the way!
TooQool Graphite – Purpleness
TooQool Silver – Apple
The Qool is the single version of the TooQool with the same attention to detail. Urban strolling has never been so Qool with this new luxurious stroller from Joovy! The Qool has dreamy features and exceptional functionality designed to make your strolling experience the absolute best. Offering style in its innovation, high-end detailing from top to bottom, and a compact aluminum frame for a state-of-the-art experience in strolling. The Qool seat reclines to 3 comfy positions as well as converts easily to forward or rear facing. Car seat adapters allow for convenient strolling while using an infant car seat with itty-bitty babies. Premium handle and bumper bars are covered with hand-stitched leatherette and the handlebar adjusts to three heights. Joovy is known for it’s oversized canopies which offer supreme coverage and the Qool delivers here. Zippered canopy extensions offer full coverage for protection of your little one. Seats have adjustable foot rest. Boasting two beautiful frame finishes and 10 fashion colors, there is a Qool to fit your personality. What’s more Qool? This awesome stroller weighs in at 21.5 pounds and will carry a child up to 55 pounds. Pretty Qool, for sure!
Santa’s tip: Consider the Qool/TooQool ride-on board for that toddler who still needs to hitch a ride on occasion.
Qool Silver – Jade
Qool Graphite – Hot Pink
Qool with Ride-On Board
The Spoon walker has a clean, contemporary design and is just the thing for the baby on your list. This crossover walker – highchair is perfect for the little one’s first steps. The tray is large, with a dishwasher safe insert, and the height is adjustable to 3 positions. An ultra-wide base gives a wonderful foundation for scooting and exploring independently. The Spoon has a dishwasher safe tray insert makes clean-up easy.
Santa’s tip: Joovy just introduced my favorite ‘red’ Spoon. This is on my giving list for grandbabies!
Need something unique for that person who just has their own, je ne sais quoi? Consider the TooFold. This highly engineered stroller will have heads turning as you transform the TooFold from a single to double stroller in seconds. This all-terrain-stroller, with built in stroller board, converts as needed to keep your little ones content and you on the move. Take this puppy on a trail or to the mall. It is guaranteed to turn heads.
Santa’s tip: This is for the seriously active family. Get ready for the New Year, New You with this stroller that will have you exploring!
TooFold – Lemontree
TooFold – Red With Second Seat Attached (sold separately)
Looking for longevity in a gift? For the efficient and thoughtful parent, the HiLo is calling their name. Modern, contemporary and most importantly, easy to clean, this convertible high chair will grow with your child. Age graded from 6 months to 6 years, the HiLo converts to a toddler seat after use as a high chair and saves from having to purchase another chair as your child grows. Fun and functional!
Santa’s tip: The elves favorite seat! You will be pleased with this purchase!
For the family who travels this take-along high chair has supreme good looks and is easy to clean. The Hook is made of a comfortable leatherette and fits to most tabletops. The Hook comes with a travel bag, folds up compactly and is convenient for travel or eating out. Why not?
Santa’s tip: This is the perfect holiday gift for grandparents to give their globetrotting grand babies.
Hook – Orangie
The Boob Gift Set is the ultimate feeding gift set for the expectant parents on your list. This amazing bottle system is ideal for breastfed babies because of the unique nipple that promotes proper latching and allows easy transitions between bottle and breast. Also important, the Boob is easy to clean, easy to reassemble and just gorgeous by design. The Clean Flow Vent offers excellent venting so baby is sure to take in milk or formula, not air. This gorgeous set contains 23 essentials, including breast pump adapters (works with major brands) so mom can pump directly into the Boob!
Santa’s tip: The Boob Baby Bottle Gift Set will add to an effortless feeding experience!
PPSU Gift Set – 23 essential feeding products
Is there anything sweeter than your daughter or son’s first babydoll? Pretend play is the best way to encourage nurturing and the Toy Caboose will add to the overall experience. Larger in scale, the Toy Caboose is perfect for 18″ dolls such as the American Girl dolls. Kids love this attractive, high-quality replica of the popular Joovy Caboose Stand-On Tandem stroller. The clever features of the Toy Caboose allow your child to secure and transport two or three cherished toy friends at once, for hours of role-playing fun. And with our toy car seat & attachment, the Joovy Toy Caboose creates a travel system for more playtime fun!
Santa’s tip: The elves may think this is for their babies because it’s so realistic! Hurry! These go f-a-s-t!
The Toy Infant Car Seat is not only a fun toy, it helps children understand the importance of good passenger safety. Children learn to imitate the role of a caring and responsible parent as they safely secure a favorite doll or stuffed toy into the doll car seat which is LATCH compliant and has been crashed tested, so it’s safe for the car. The Toy Infant Car Seat comes in pink and blue.
Santa’s tip: Parents find that their child is more cooperative about using their own car seat as a result!
The Toy Infant Car Seat creates a travel system with the Toy Caboose
To round out the pretend play toys, Joovy has the Toy Room² Playard that is the perfect place for laying little one’s dolls and furry friends down for nap. Another great teaching tool, the Toy Room² helps children understand that even stuffed friends need downtime to rejuvenate and refresh!
Santa’s tip: The Elf on the Shelf may need a Toy Room² after this holiday season!
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, 3 June 2014
Hope the dad(s)in your life had a wonderful Father’s day! It’s fun to celebrate and fete those guys who we look up to and count on as father figures. We love that many of them are already ‘Joovy Dads’ and look forward to the others who will be one day soon!
Our Dads Day Gear Up was fun and we have winners! Congratulations to all and thank you ALL for participating!
theBabaSling Betty Evans-Beck
Nook Randi L Rohman
MoonRoom Trisha Worley
TooFold Angela Burgess Villa
Winners should check their inbox for instructions on how to redeem your prize!
Here comes Father’s Day! Dads have their own style and way of getting things done SO, to celebrate all things DAD, we want to offer some of our super spectacular DAD GEAR for the ACTIVE DAD in your life. At Joovy, we embrace active lifestyles and encourage all families to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. The season of outdoor living is upon us and we think its important to get kids outside: beach, park, camp, backyard! And, why not take along some cool Joovy gear to make the adventure enjoyable and fun?
Dad’s Day Gear Up Giveaway starts today and runs through June 12. Please use #DadsDayGearUp and #ActiveDad when sharing.
Check out the line-up of prizes!
- GRAND PRIZE – TooFold. The TooFold is a dream stroller for active dads and parents. This amazing ride is highly engineered and has performance plus! The TooFold is an All-Terrain stroller that will get dad from point A to point Z with easy handling and total comfort for child. With a built in stroller board or optional second seat, dad has room for two riders! This will quickly become the family’s ‘preferred ride.’
- RUNNER UP – MoonRoom – The MoonRoom is out of this world! With over 10 square feet of space, this awesome play yard is perfect for backyard, campgrounds, beach and adventure. The MoonRoom comes with a 100% cotton sheet and travel bag.
- THIRD WINNER - Nook – The Nook is not only good looking, it is the easiest-to-use highchair on the market. Dads love it’s compact fold and easy-to-clean seat. This essential outdoor gear is perfect for picnics at the park, campground or beach and it’s portability will put a smile on both parent’s faces!
- FOURTH WINNER – theBabaSling – Dads know that held babies are happy babies and they love to be close to baby too. theBabaSling offers dad’s a stylish and comfortable way to carry baby around the house, on a walk, to the park or anywhere he desires. Available in 10 great colors, theBabaSling comes in one-size-fits-all and has over 5 carrying positions, dads will love the options!
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012
It’s out of this world! Joovy’s new MoonRoom is a playard with a different dimension! Actually, like our popular Room ² the MoonRoom has 10 square feet of space so baby has plenty of room for play and sleep. The difference is that instead of a square, the top rails are rotated creating the coolest space for kids we’ve ever seen! Just like all Joovy playards, the MoonRoom comes with a 100% cotton sheet, travel bag and it’s available in purpleness, charcoal and black.
The MoonRoom folds up the same way our Room playards fold and each weighs in at 27.5 pounds. Sturdy and reliable, the MoonRoom is constructed with the highest quality materials and is covered with 600D nylon. The playard is age-graded from birth to 35″. Extra sheets will be available for purchase. Dimensions are: Folded: 11” H x 11” W x 38.5” D , assembled: 30” H x 47” W x 47” D.
Joovy goes to the moon with the new MoonRoom!