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, 3 June 2014

Dad’s Day Gear Up!

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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.’ _DSC4007-3
  • 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.
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  • 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!


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  • 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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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Fit Pregnancy, April/May Issue 2014

Check out the April/May issue of Fit Pregnancy on new stands now! A couple of cool Joovy products just might make an appearance!

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Joovy Foocot

With all the traveling that comes with the summer months, the Joovy Foocot is the perfect traveling accessory & kids love it!

With all the traveling that comes with the summer months, the Joovy Foocot is the perfect traveling accessory & kids love it!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Dr. Tanya in the Joovy Room2

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you!  That is Dr. Tanya who has written three books for the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Joovy Room2.  She is a self-described, Pediatrician, Author, Parenting Expert and Mom!!!  Her website is www.drtanya.com  She is a regular contributor on The Today Show on NBC. This event was Developmental Milestones with Dr Tanya, February, 27 for a Lunch and Learn in Playa Vista, California.

Photo Credit to Club MomMe

Dr. Tanya and a couple of girlfriends in the Joovy Room2

Dr. Tanya and a couple of girlfriends in the Joovy Room2

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Don’t Forget to Play!

Thank you for my new playard it is really cool and I have been having a ball in it…you are awesome and you are right the color rocks!!!

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Have a great day and don’t forget to play.

Thank you
Your new friend
Weyland

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Joovy MoonRoom has Arrived!

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!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Spooky Joovy Tuesday {Winner}

The winner of this week’s Spooky Joovy Tuesday {Giveaway} is  Christy Isttc! Congratulations Christy!  You’ve won the Joovy Foocot, the children’s cot that is great for sleepovers, camping, travel and FUN!  Each Foocot comes with a 100% cotton sheet and a travel bag!  Please call us at 877-456-5049 or email contest@joovy.com with your shipping information and choice of color: blueberry, pink, orangie or greenie.

And please remember to enter our monthly photo contest that ends today for your chance at $100 to spend at joovy.com!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Joovy Room to the Rescue!

Take a look at this!  A mom needed to change a diaper and found the perfect place at the CBME show in  Shanghai recently where Joovy was showcasing new products.  It doesn’t get any better than this!  Click on the picture to see the video clip.  Where have you found yourself wishing there was a Joovy Room to the rescue?

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Spring Cleaning ‘How To’ with Toddlers in Tow!

Spring is here!  Are you opening doors and airing out?  This blog post will hopefully give some pointers on how to approach spring cleaning, or cleaning any other time of the year with toddlers in tow.

Okay Mamas (and Dads) what do you do when you need to clean the house and  you’ve got a very active baby or young toddler hanging around? Pulling out cleaning supplies is stressful when you’ve got a little guy who loves to grab the dust brush, jump into the tub and wander into your kitchen — even if you have gates and have childproofed everything possible!  And don’t forget how toddlers “help” by pulling papers and toys onto the floor! Even if you are the master of childproofing, it’s hard to keep little ones safe when you’ve got to vacuum or mop…

So, what do you do?

We’ve come up with some tips to make it a little easier
1. Plan out what you are going to do first, second…and so forth.

2. Try to get as much done during nap time or after they’re sleeping at night (obviously this isn’t when you vacuum).

3. Have them “help” a little. If they can understand directions, they can help you pick up their own toys. Have large bins/baskets that they can easily put things into (and will help you organize their stuff).

4. In situations where you don’t want them helping, such as mopping or vacuuming, utilize your playard! Make sure there are soft toys inside and the sheet is clean and let him play! This way, your little one is safe, nearby, and you know they’re not getting into cleaning supplies or slipping on a freshly mopped floor.

Contributed by Nancy Johnson Horn a.k.a The Mama Maven
njhorn@aol.com