Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Joovy Tuesday: Balloon and Room²

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We have randomly selected the winners of the Balloon and Room² giveaways.

The Balloon winner is Ally Sweaney.

The Room² winner is Melissa McFadden Henry.

Congrats ladies and be sure to check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize!

This week we are throwing a DOUBLE GIVEAWAY for Joovy Tuesday! Back by popular demand, we are sharing the popular Balloon, your do everything, go-everywhere, lightweight stroller AND the Room², the playard that puts the “play” back in playard! These are practical products designed to make your life with baby FABULOUS and FUN!

The Balloon is an lightweight stroller that offers a ton of functionality at an affordable price. We’ve packed a lot into the Balloon so you’ll have options as to how you stroll. Choices, it’s all about choices!

The Room² is an iconic playard that is larger than most playards on the market today. With over 10 square feet of space in the Room², baby can actually have room for toys!

So, what are you waiting for?  The giveaways have been designed for easy entry and sharing with your friends. Good luck and thank you for visiting us! To learn more about Joovy and why these are practical products designed to make your life with baby fabulous and fun!

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We also invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (JoovyUSA) and Pinterest!

Monday, 28 March 2016

Joovy Tuesday: New Zoom360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller Giveaway

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WOW! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their comments about the new Zoom360 Ultralight jogging stroller. A lot of you are planning on getting active this spring and we LOVE hearing this!

The winner has been randomly selected and it is, Jung Park. CONGRATULATIONS Jung and be sure to check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize!

Stayed tuned to tomorrow when we launch another Joovy Tuesday with TWO great prizes!

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Joovy’s new Zoom360 Ultralight jogging stroller is 10% lighter than our previous model and will get you moving with baby along for the ride. This sleek and sporty jogger touts high-end performance and easy mobility while respecting the checkbook. Women’s Running recently picked the Zoom360 Ultralight as one of its top three new joggers for 2016 against a field of high-end, more expensive competitors. And, this week, we’re giving one away!

We encourage active parents to continue a healthy lifestyle after baby arrives. And, to meet the high expectation of parent runners, we’ve packed the 25.7 lb. Zoom360 Ultralight with a new features like a straight rear axle which runs straighter and truer. The full-wheel suspension is shock absorbent to smooth out the bumps and provides a comfortable ride for little ones.

Wait, there’s more!

For babies still in infant car seats, we offer car seat adapters with “click-in” functionality!

Want to WIN a new Zoom360 Ultralight and car seat adapter? (car seat not included)

Enter below!

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Thursday, 24 March 2016

SiliNoogie Parent Testers Needed!

Monday, 21 March 2016

The Babysitting Blog – Electronic Free Babysitting Activities

Electronic Free Babysitting Activities

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Babysitting, in fact, is a job, and it can be a fun one with the right activities. As a babysitter, sometimes the easiest thing to do is let the children you’re watching sit in front of the television screen or stare down at their iPad till bedtime or their parents return home. We know kids would have no complaints about this.

Oftentimes, I babysit children whose parents prefer a limited amount of electronic time (TV, computer, iPad, etc.), but getting the children away from the screens can be tough. While movies and computer games are fun, planning out electronic-free activities to do as you babysit will get the kids away from the screens, and make your job more fun.

Look as it more of a play-date than a job!

10 Electronic-free Babysitting Activities:

Play Outside

Playing outside is a great activity to do while babysitting in the morning or daytime. Pack a picnic, kick around the soccer ball, or take doggy for a walk. Everyone can benefit from a little sunshine and and it leaves the mess outside.

Arts & Crafts

Get your creativity on!  Arts and crafts are always a fun thing to do as a babysitter that kids enjoy, and the amount of crafts to make are really endless.

Browse pinterest for great arts & craft ideas for kids:

 Science Experiment

Avoid the “don’t try this at home” science experiments of course, but this activity can be a blast that kids will love. If you’re watching a children interested in sciences and learning more science experiments are perfect. Here is a list of easy science experiments for children:

Make sure to plan out which one you want to do before babysitting, to make sure you have the materials you’ll need and it will be an exciting surprise for whoever you’re babysitting!

Have A Dance Party

Make a playlist and show off those moves. You can even make it a competition, depending on how many are in your party. You could even create a choreographed dance, they can show off to their friends and family later on. This is one of my favorite activities as a babysitter, always leaving me laughing hysterically and the kids always get a kick out of it. Get groovin!

Make A Newspaper

Play journalist for the day. Make a newspaper, write stories, draw pictures to go along with your stories. This is a fun activity to feed the imagination and kids love to show the final project to their parents.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are so much fun. Whether you choose to do it around the house, in the backyard, or around the neighborhood (if the kids are old enough) scavenger hunts are a blast for kids. You can write up your own list or use ones from online like this:

Bake

Depending how skilled you are in the kitchen, baking is a great activity that leaves you having a blast and also with a tasty treat at the end of it. Make sure not to leave a mess and have whatever you are going to bake planned out so you know you can bring the right ingredients. Kids love making new things, check out this pinterest board for baking with children:

Build A Fort

Building a fort is a blast for children, and even for you. As a kid I can remember how magical forts seemed. You can play a game board inside, tell stories, and share laughs. The Foocot is great for fort fun! But don’t forget to clean up before mom and dad get home!

Make A Skit

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SNL for kids? I vote yet. Write a skit, dress up, and perform it. This activity is a blast for children with lots of energy and a great way to get creative. Instead of watching TV, make your own.

Play A Board Game

Keep it old school. Sometimes nothing is more fun than a classic board game. Board games are fun at any age and a perfect activity for babysitting. If the family you are babysitting for doesn’t have any at the house, bring your own to share with the kids.

Contributed by Emily-Jane Cosgrove, babysitter

 

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Joovy Tuesday: NEW Caboose Graphite + Rear Seat AND WoodNook, Glass Boobs & MoRE!

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Winners announced! Yes, we have WINNERS!

We want to thank everyone who participated and especially those who shared our giveaway last week. Your assistance in getting the word out about our products help us reach folks who may not yet know about our brand. We had some great engagement last week and amazing comments on the blog. Thank you, thank you!

And, now, the announcement you’ve all been waiting for…

The winner of the Stand-on Tandem Caboose Graphite and Caboose Rear Seat is Angela Allen!

The winner of the Feed Baby With Love, WoodNook, Glass Boobs and Naturally Nood Nipples is Megan Watkins!

Ladies, stay tuned to your inbox for how to redeem your prize!

We are very excited to introduce the BRAND NEW Caboose Graphite and Caboose Rear Seat this week! Strolling with two kids has never been so much fun! The Caboose Graphite has a fresh new look and many new features including a front seat that reclines to 3 positions, linked parking brake and more! The NEW Caboose Rear Seat adds a full-size, forward-facing and reclining seat to your Caboose! Want more? You don’t have to remove the seat to fold the Caboose! You’ll be strolling in style and your kids will think its fun to choose to sit, stand or walk!

To celebrate the launch of these new products, we’ve got a fabulous Joovy Tuesday for you! We’re giving away a bundle that includes the new Caboose Graphite stand-on stroller plus the Rear Seat AND, THERE’S MORE… some of our favorite feeding products featuring the WoodNook highchair, Glass Boob Baby Bottles and Naturally Nood Nipples!

Two separate giveaways and you’ll want to enter both! Enter via Rafflecopter below.

Giveaway 1:

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  • Caboose Graphite  This new Caboose Graphite is the most practical and compact double stroller! Your older child will have fun choosing to sit, stand or walk! 
  • Caboose Rear Seat:  This awesome accessory adds a full-size, forward-facing and reclining seat to your Caboose Graphite, Caboose Ultralight Graphite! 
  • Total value $220

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  • WoodNook – This folding highchair is made of 100% Monterey Pine, has just the right stuff and will look good in any kitchen or dining area! 
  • 8 Glass Boob Baby Bottles – Good old-fashioned glass baby bottles outfitted with silicone sleeves and all the new Joovy Boob bottle features including the CleanFlow Vent, nipples and silicone sleeves. (4) each 5 and 8 ounce bottles. 
  • 5 Naturally Nood Nipples – Designed with a shape babies love these new nipples now include texture! Perfect for the breast feeding babies, the wrinkles and bumps offer a consistent texture while feeding. Prize includes all 5 flows!
  • Total value $410

 

 

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Friday, 11 March 2016

Letters: Customer Service Rules!

SpitUp-Header2013_1000x2152 about-ashley-spit-up-new-black.fw_We receive feedback all the time and love when our blogging community shares comments they’ve received about our customer service  and products too. We recently received this from our friend, Ashley from Spitup Is The New Black.

“Hi sweetie. I wanted to share this with you since it was your blog that lead me to this company. This is a happy experience so don’t worry. All too often I find myself writing negative reviews b/c of bad products or bad customer service… but today I was blown away by Joovy. After I read your review of their boob bottle and nood nipples, I knew I had to give them a try, especially since they made glass bottles which was big on my want list. We purchased 6 glass bottles for home use and 8 PPSU’s for daycare (she hasn’t started but we figured we’d use them as backups at home until she started daycare). Anyway, a few weeks ago Jon got so upset b/c one of the bottles leaked. It didn’t just leak though, it spilled the entire content of my ever so valuable breast milk all over Abby. She was devastated. I told him he was probably tired and didn’t tighten it enough. But it seemed it was happening every day… and it was no longer limited to one bottle but to three of them. I figured “we must be doing something wrong.” I called up joovy and they were very helpful. They said the plastic on the top had likely gotten stripped but they had corrected that issue in a newer version of the top and offered to send us a replacement for the three tops. they requested though that I send them a copy of a receipt showing we had bought the bottles. I was a bit annoyed to be honest b/c in my head I thought “well… what am I going to do with a top if I don’t own the bottle. This is silly.” Also, it was difficult b/c most of them were purchased off our registry as gifts. But I did find a receipt for 3 of them that we purchased ourselves. Today, the box arrived with the replacement tops. But when I opened it, there weren’t tops inside. They replaced all three glass bottles with silicone sleeves in their entirety. This was so not necessary but much appreciated. 1) we already had the glass bottles and 2) we already had the silicone sleeves. So they easily could have either just sent us tops or sent us the glass bottles without the sleeves either of which would have been cheaper options for them. Instead though, they opted to replace them with the exact product we originally purchased. How amazing! I’m extremely impressed!”

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Joovy Tuesday: Caboose Ultralight Graphite AND PPSU Boob Gift Set Giveaways!

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

We’ve randomly chosen winners in last week’s Joovy Tuesday and they are:

Caboose Ultralight Graphite: Jennifer K. Crewell

PPSU Gift Set: Samantha Soto

Congrats ladies! Look for an email in  your inbox with prize info.

And, check back tomorrow for an amazing Joovy Tuesday launch with BRAND NEW products!

 

This week begins with a new Joovy Tuesday and because of your ever-so-awesome interest in last week’s Joovy Tuesday Giveaway, we are going to give away the same TWO GREAT PRIZES:

  • Empower Your Older Child with the Caboose Ultralight Graphite valued at $249.99

    The Caboose Ultralight is the most convenient and compact way to stroll with children of two different ages. Lightweight and easy to maneuver, your kids will look forward to outings, especially your older child who will love the boost of independence when he/she can choose to sit, stand or walk. Empower your older child and have fun on your outings as a family!

  • Give with Love with the PPSU Boob Gift Set valued at $129.99

    The PPSU Gift Set is the ultra-premium choice in a baby bottle that will provide consistent and satisfying feedings. Designed thoughtfully  and with attention to the details that make the most enjoyable feeding experience, the PPSU Boob is easy to clean and reassemble. Includes over 23 essential feeding items including 2 breast pump adapters for pumping directly into the Boob bottles.

Two great giveaways with two chances to win. GOOD LUCK! Winners will be announced next Monday, March 14 here on the blog.

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Celebrity: Expectant Parents Sharif and Bethany Atkins Visit Joovy at the Biggest Baby Shower LA

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We had the pleasure of meeting Sharif Atkins and his wife Bethany at the most recent Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower in Los Angeles on March 1, 2016. Bethany and Sharif are expecting their first, a baby girl, in April. Sharif, star of the NBC medical drama ER and more recently USA Network’s White Collar, and beautiful mom-to-be, took in all things baby at the evening shower. They will be using the Joovy Boob Baby Bottle and Balloon stroller when their little bundle arrives.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Women’s Running: Zoom360 Ultralight Makes the Cut

 

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to think about getting outside for fresh air and moving your body. If you’re a new parent looking to get outside with baby along for the ride, you’ll want to do some research on the latest jogging strollers and what they have to offer.

If you’re in this group of active parents, you’ll want to check out what Women’s Running has to say about 6 Brand New Models for Runner Parent’s.

Included in the line-up is our own, Zoom360 Ultralight. Take a look with runner parent, Sarah Canney, RunFarGirl.com, and see how she rates the new entries in the jogging stroller space….

Here’s a snippet (with the Zoom360 Ultralight in the spotlight!):

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Weight: 25.7 lbs
The Rundown: Perfect for taller tots, the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight has a high-riding seat and a 75-pound capacity….read more.

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Be sure to pick up the May edition of Women’s Running as it will feature these jogging strollers!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Joovy Tuesday: WIN a NEW Caboose Ultralight Graphite AND PPSU Boob Gift Set! Two Awesome Giveaways!

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Thanks again to all who entered both giveaways last week! We continue to be blown away at all the great comments about the Caboose Ultralight Graphite and PPSU Boob!

Our winners this week are:

Caboose Ultralight Graphite: Lindsay Kleiman Balasabas for her blog comment, We have a 3 year old and a baby on the way! I think my boys would both be happy in this stroller. Happy kiddos = happy family!!!

PPSU Boob Gift Set: Amanda Bailey Miano for her follow Joovy on Instagram entry!

Please contact us at customerservice@joovy.com or 877-456-5049 to claim your prize!

Please tune in tomorrow for another FUN giveaway!

– Joovy

Joovy Tuesday this week is all about practical parenting and empowering your older child! We are offering TWO great giveaways:

1) the NEW Caboose Ultralight Graphite stand-on tandem stroller and,

2) the PPSU Boob Gift Set

Both of these products speak to practical parenting and we invite you to enter BOTH for a chance to WIN!

Parents of two know that getting around with two children is twice as fun and sometimes twice as challenging! The NEW Caboose Ultralight Graphite offers parents with two children easy mobility in a compact and maneuverable double stroller that gives your older child a “boost” of independence!

At 10% lighter than the original Caboose Ultralight, the NEW Caboose Ultralight Graphite has a lean, graphite-colored frame. We’ve also added a new rear canopy extension to cover the rear seated child. The Caboose Ultralight Graphite comes with the neoprene parent organizer has 2 beverages holders and zippered pocket for phone, keys and wallet. Also, the tray and universal infant car seat adapter is INCLUDED so you can create a lightweight travel system for your children. Awesome new colors include: Turquoise, Citron, Red and Black.

Parents love the flexibility and older siblings get a boost of independence and feel like “big kids” when they can choose to sit or stand, face forward or backward, on this tandem stroller.

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The second giveaway is for a PPSU Boob Gift Set. PPSU is the best material for baby bottles because the PPSU Boob is BPS, BPA, phthalate and lead FREE, PPSU Boob has properties like glass (and looks like glass too). PPSU Boob doesn’t absorb stains or odors! PPSU Boob doesn’t get cloudy like other materials! PPSU Boob is impact resistant! PPSU Boob can be sterilized, repeatedly at high temps! The PPSU Boob is the most beautiful bottle! This gorgeous set includes 23 feeding essentials including 2 breast pump adapters and 3 sealing caps.

The PPSU Boob Baby Bottle is ideal for transitioning between breast and bottle, and back to breast and is also a great system for bottle feeding babies. Designed for consistent feedings, baby will be satisfied with the nipple shape and you’ll love how easy the Boob is to clean and reassemble.

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TWO separate giveaways with TWO great prizes this week! Be sure to share with your friends and any expectant parents!

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