Joovy Too Qool Review [Infant Car Seat + Toddler Seat]

I am a Joovy Mom and partnered with Joovy for the following post. I received a Too Qool at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

I’ve spent the past two years attempting to navigate motherhood of one. Now that I’m a mom of two, it’s a whole new ballgame. And one of the first challenges I faced was transporting the BOTH of them.

I spent countless hours researching double strollers. Side-by-side? Front-and-back? Face-to-face? Face-to-back? Sit-and-stand? I was overwhelmed by all the options for double strollers. It wasn’t until I came across the Joovy Too Qool that I knew I found the perfect fit for our family. When I first laid eyes on it at an event in NY, my mouth dropped open and I drool poured out. This stroller was gorgeous – sleek, slim, and multi-functional. I just had to have it.

So I was over-the-moon excited when Joovy offered to send me the stroller to test out with my toddler and newborn in tow. We waited in anticipation for our new family toy to arrive, and when the time came, we got right to setting it up.

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The box arrived with a photo of the stroller on the outside. My daughter immediately saw the image and began shouting in sequence, “ower, ower, ower!” She’s OBSESSED with strollers thanks to her baby dolls, but since she started walking, she hasn’t wanted anything to do with sitting in a stroller. That was until she tried to boot her brother out of his car seat carrier at Cedar Point, at which time I knew she’d revert back to being pushed around at some point (I mean, who doesn’t want to be chauffeured in a stroller? I would any day of the week.)

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This stroller arrives with minimal assembly required. The base and seats come completely assembled. The only real assembly needed is attaching the wheels and the mud guards. Just a few simple clicks do the trick (no tools required!). Note: If you misplace instructions for your Joovy product, they can be found on Joovy.com

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Assembly was so quick that Little Man didn’t even have time to close his eyes for a nap.

Each seat is labeled FRONT or REAR for each positioning reference. Depending on the configuration, both, one, or neither seat can be used with the Too Qool (I say neither for times you use just a car seat adapter – more of that later).

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The FRONT seat can be adjusted to three reclining positions and has a larger canopy, while the REAR seat can be adjusted to two and has a smaller canopy.

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The straps can be easily adjusted to four different shoulder levels by just sliding the buckle end through the plastic seat back and two layers of fabric. I would suggest making any necessary adjustments (they come pre-installed) before going out and about, or you’ll get stuck trying to adjust them in the middle of the GAP like I did.

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Once daddy got everything assembled, Bear had no reserves about trying it out. We couldn’t even get it out the door before she tried to jump on in and test it out herself.TooQool-CouldntWait

A walk around the neighborhood immediately followed.

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That day, we used the stroller as a double with the REAR seat and infant car seat. That’s what I love the most about the Joovy Too Qool – the fact that it’s a chameleon and has multiple configurations.

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I can’t stress how convenient it is to have a stroller than can be used as double OR a single. I honestly feel like the $799.99 price tag is warranted and worth it since this stroller can be used the day you bring your first-born home (with a car seat adapter) all the way until your youngest (who may not even be born yet!) hits 55 lbs.

To use this stroller as a single with an infant car seat, an adapter is needed (and can only be used in the FRONT seat position). We have the Britax B-Safe infant car seat and Joovy just came out with an adapter compatible with this car seat. Just like the Too Qool seats, the adapters snap easily into the brackets followed by a snap of the car seat carrier into the second set of brackets.

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The FRONT Too Qool seat can be used from 3 months through 55 lbs. and the REAR Too Qool seat can be used from 6 months through 55 lbs. Both seats have cushy neoprene seat inserts that are machine washable (a must-have for any mom). To clean it, just use a mild soap and warm water with a sponge or clean cloth and air dry.

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Joovy really thought of everything for the Too Qool – all the way down to an adjustable, leatherette handlebar, which can be position at 6 different heights.

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Not only is the stroller handle made of soft leatherette, so is the bumper bar, or what I refer to as a removable kid handle. This handle is optional in the FRONT or REAR seat, but we usually don’t use it in either.

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Just below the REAR seat to the right is the wheel locking mechanism. It’s very easy to use, especially when you’re in a parking lot trying to get the kids in and out of the stroller to make sure you don’t have a runaway Too Qool.

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The front wheels also lock easily to maintain a forward position rather than a swivel. Two buttons sit atop the front wheels. With a simple bend at the waist and index finger push, the swivel turns on or off.

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So how does the Joovy Too Qool handle while out and about in the real world? Let’s take a look.

Real Life Test #1: Outlet Mall [Configuration: Infant Car Seat + REAR Too Qool Seat]

One of our favorite places to venture is the local outlet mall; not just for the shopping, but for the duck pond, mini vintage carnival rides (they have the Ghostbusters car!), food trucks, and playground. It makes for a very productive shopping trip when you can take “kid” breaks between stores.

We brought the Too Qool in our SUV. We first tried to fold it up with the FRONT seat attached. That was a bit too bulky, and since we were going to use the car seat adapter anyway, we removed the seat so just the frame remained. We folded the frame and placed the REAR seat alongside it in the trunk (the stroller can’t be folded with the REAR seat attached anyway). We also folded the third row seats down otherwise it wouldn’t have fit.

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When we got to the outlets, we placed the REAR seat in first and Bear climbed in. This is the easiest way to get the child in the bottom seat as it gets hard to get her in and out once there’s a seat above her. I was worried that my knees would hit her seat when I walked, but they cleared it just fine.

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This stroller comes with a cup holder for mom or dad’s juice, which in our house is also known as coffee. It doesn’t include a kid cup holder, but Bear’s sippy cup with handles attaches perfectly to the handlebar.

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I thought she might have an abstracted view in the seat down low, but between extending her neck to check on her baby brother, looking left and right at all the activity, and playing peek-a-boo with me through the canopy “window,” entertainment wasn’t an issue.

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Of course we had to make a stop to feed the ducks.

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I was worried that with the REAR seat snapped in that I wouldn’t have any room for my purchases, considering that Bear’s feet took up much of the basket, but that was not the case (phew!). We fit three medium sized shopping bags in the storage basket (including a paper one).

As we strolled through the outdoor mall, a lady stopped me and said, “That thing is hot! That is the best thing you could have ever bought.” I felt like one of those celebrities with those fancy strollers.

Real Life Test #2: Indoor Mall [Configuration: Infant Car Seat + REAR Too Qool Seat]

So obviously I like to shop. This time I carted the Too Qool to our local mall. Again, I took the SUV, but this was the first time my husband wasn’t there to help me unfold and fold it. I was impressed by how easy it was to open by just unsnapping the folding latch on the side. To fold it on our return trip, I just slid a button and snapped the folding latch back into place.

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Maneuvering through the mall wasn’t an issue at all. We made it in and out of the handicapped bathroom stall and dressing room with ease, through the food court tables without blinking an eye, and around most of the mall stores without knocking anything over (with the exception of GAP Kids – can’t they merchandise their store to accommodate strollers better?!).

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One thing I noticed was that the stroller didn’t have a parent organizer on the handlebar, so I ended up picking one up at the mall that day.

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Real Life Test #3: Kohl’s [Configuration: Infant Car Seat Only]

Okay, I know; I need to stop shopping. I made it a goal to finish my Christmas shopping before the end of my maternity leave, so don’t judge too harshly.

For this trip, I brought my sedan. It was definitely more of a challenge to get the stroller frame in the trunk. It took some finagling (I scratched the aluminum on the top of my trunk, so I’ll be placing a blanket over it from now on), but I got it in. There just wasn’t much room for my purchases.

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If you’ve ever been to Kohl’s, you may have noticed that the carts they provide in store are not conducive to car seat carriers, so a stroller is a necessity to bring to Kohl’s. For this trip, I just brought the Little Man with me (how did I ever think life was so challenging with just one?).

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By using this stroller as a single, I had my own personal clothes rack (although Joovy doesn’t recommend putting anything over the handle), and SO much storage room under the stroller in the basket.

I was also able to shop without having to offer fruit snacks as bribery for five more minutes of browsing.

Real Life Test #4: Zoo [Configuration: Infant Car Seat + REAR Too Qool Seat]

Admission to the zoo is free for local residents on Mondays, so we took a family trip to see the giraffes, elephants, and monkeys. My daughter spent much of the time walking from exhibit to exhibit, but I loved having the option for her to sit and be pushed if she got tired. It’s probably a good thing that she didn’t want to sit in the stroller that day considering we accidentally brought the FRONT instead of the REAR seat. Turns out that the FRONT fits in the REAR slots, but isn’t recommended.

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The one thing I noticed while being out in the sun with the Too Qool is that when using a car seat rather than the FRONT seat, there isn’t a canopy extender in the opposite direction for the car seat, so a breathable blanket is needed if it’s sunny out.

Real Life Test #5: Outlet Mall Again… [Configuration: FRONT Too Qool Seat Only]

Having a new baby means my daughter is now competing for my time (I really hate that). I’ve been trying to set aside designated mommy-daughter time so she knows that she’s not being replaced. So back to the outlet mall we went.

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Like I said earlier, after she began walking, she loathed the stroller. I don’t know if it was because it was around the same time she grew out of her infant car seat and her stroller was only forward-facing. I’m now thinking that was probably the case, considering she was content and happy in the rear-facing position (facing mommy) in the Too Qool. I loved pushing her and just chatting. I even picked up a matchbox car for her (always have reinforcements handy when shopping with a toddler) and she drove it on her “Joovy highway.”

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With just one seat, I had a plethora of storage available (one of life’s little wonders). This came in handy for some Christmas purchases.

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The Too Qool really is a luxury stroller. I like to refer to it as the Cadillac of double strollers. I mean, the stroller has a leatherette handle – come on! If you’re looking for a stroller to last you through multiple kids, the Joovy Too Qool is it. Even if you only have one child, but are planning on having more, I would highly recommend opting for the Too Qool over its sister stroller the Qool (you can read my friend Ruth’s review on the Qool here). The Too Qool accommodates two kids up to 55 lbs (see what my friend Janessa thinks of the Too Qool with two toddlers).

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I also love that Joovy is a quality brand that stands behind their products with a satisfaction guarantee. They want their customers to be completely satisfied, so they invite anyone who has questions to call their Customer Service Department at 1-877-456-5049. They are there to assist customers between 8:30am and 5pm CT.

The Too Qool is available in 10 stunning colors (I have it in “apple”) and can be purchased at Joovy.com, buybuyBaby, Babies “R” Us, and Amazon.

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Transportation in Paris Baby Boy Nursery Theme

I teamed up with Netflix for this post.

We never thought we’d buy a can of pink paint; but there we were, staring at Pepto-Bismol walls. When we found out our daughter was a girl, we went a little pink crazy (even though I SWORE I would never succumb to gender stereotypes).

Two years passed and our little girl grew older. She moved into her big girl room to make way for a new resident in the nursery – her baby brother. The day we painted blue and green over the light pink walls was bittersweet. But now that everyone is settled in their new respective rooms, I’m pleased how everything came together.

I was having trouble finding a bedding set/room theme in the big box stores that appealed to me. So I turned elsewhere and opted for more of a DIY nursery. I found this adorable fabric collection from Michael Miller called Les Monsieurs, or as I like to call it “Transportation in Paris.” Bright colors coupled with airplanes, race cars, and rocket ships amongst the streets of Paris – what a fun and eclectic theme for a baby boy nursery!

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I have very crafty friends that pretty much single-handedly created every piece in Little Man’s nursery (with the exception of the folks at IKEA). The focal point of the nursery is the quilt, handmade by my dear friend Jenny over at SweetCakeQuilts. She did an amazing job (I’m still in awe of her work) and even created matching window treatments, a diaper holder and a throw pillow for my rocker.

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Her father built us a rocket ship bookcase to match the theme (what a crafty family). I filled the shelves with my favorite $0.99 picture frames from IKEA, some stuffed animals, and baby board books.

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My best friend of 20+ years Jackie, who is also Jenny’s sister (I said they were a crafty family!), took a mobile, disassembled it, and added handmade planes made of colorful construction paper.

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I found a lamp for the nursery at Target during “back to school” time (always a great time to find decor in bright colors), turned spice racks into book shelves with just a little bit of paint, and used extra quilt fabric to make some decor for the nursery walls. Jackie covered three old canvas wall art with additional fabric remnants to create a focal point above the changing table.

When we brought the Little Man home, big sister Bear did her best to give him a tour of his new digs (just like Buzzbee and Rubee did when Babee came home). He gave us his seal of approval with a 6-hour stretch of sleep and a nice full diaper.

I love just lying on the floor in his room and taking in all that has changed since we moved into our house five years ago. What was once a room with a couple of free weights, a dresser, and a giant Fathead on the wall, is now the room that I’ve rocked, nursed, and loved both my babies.

Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle Giveaway 11/4

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and GiGGo Toys wants to help raise awareness and funds to help find a cure! That’s why a portion of sales from the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle in PINK will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

Based out of Long Island, New York, GiGGo Toys designs, manufactures, and distributes 6 & 12 volt battery ride-on toys for children ages 2-8. Their entire mission is to bring fun toys to kids! They encourage kids of all ages to enjoy life, play safely outside, and most importantly to be kind to one another. Within the past year they’ve rolled out a number of ride-ons, including the super cool Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle.

Styled in homage to the 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle with skirted fenders and an exposed engine block, this ride-on features stabilizer wheels to ensure safe forward and reverse travel. Working front and rear lights paired with awesome engine sounds make it just like the real thing, and a safety shutoff prevents the battery from overcharging. This fun ride-on toy is recommended for ages 2 to 4 years old, with a weight limit of 55 pounds.

We’ve partnered with GiGGo Toys give away a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle in the winner’s choice of color! This realistic looking ride on is available in Black, Red, Pink, or Green!

Little Vintage Indian MotorcylesYou can see the awesome selection of ride-ons from GiGGo Toys
in action in their new commercial:

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Buy it: You can purchase a Pink Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys on their website for $169.99.

Win it: One lucky person is going to WIN a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle!

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 11/4/14 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway. Spit Up is the New Black, Viva Veltoro, Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and the participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact vivaveltoro{at}gmail.com with questions.

12 Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

It’s baby’s first Christmas and you have no idea what to buy him, right? I’m right there with you. If this is your first, you probably got all the essentials from your baby shower or as gifts from your registry. You cringe over another blanket or burp cloth. And if this is your second, third, fourth, etc, you probably have all the infant toys imaginable from your first kid.

So what do you buy an infant to put under the tree? I’ve scoured the web for some great gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas (many of which we will be buying the Little Man this holiday).

12 Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

12 Gift Ideas for Baby's First Christmas

1. Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym. I wrote about this amazing infant toy in the past when my daughter was 4 months old. This was a new purchase when my daughter turned 2 months old after seeing how she loved to kick. We bought it to encourage kicking and build her leg strength. If we didn’t already own it, I would be buying it for my son’s first Christmas, hands-down.

2. Graphic tee for the little hipster. I can’t get enough of cute little graphic tee onesies with clever sayings (like, “oh snap”). You can’t go wrong with clothes.

3. Let someone else do the shopping for you with a Citrus Lane box. For $29 shipped (this is a subscription, so if you prefer a one-time box, wait until your first box ships, then log into your account and cancel your service), the team at Citrus Lane will handpick 4 – 5 toys and products based on your child’s age. Open the box and wrap each item individually under the tree for a great value!

4. Bumbo Floor Seat. We still have this from Bear, and Little Man will certainly be using it too. I love how it helps build neck strength and prepares the little one to sit up on his or her own.

5, Loopy toy. Looking for something personalized? I found this super cute Etsy shop that features soft handmade toys at great prices. For just $12 (with free monogramming!), this soft loopy toy, made of minky fabric with colorful ribbons and stuffed with hypo-allergenic stuffing has ribbon tags that soothes and entertains babies, giving them a sense of security.

6. Baby’s first Christmas ornament. This one is a no-brainer. Just like a first home or when you were just married, remember baby’s first Christmas each holiday with a special keepsake.

7. Musical toys. Babies love bright colors and musical sounds like those of the Chicco Musical Walking Turtles perfect for kids 3 months+ learning to walk or crawl.

8. Anything that stacks. I found these adorable Lamaze Totem Pole Stackers on Amazon and am definitely buying them for the Little Man this Christmas. I love that they are magnetized for frustration-free stacking.

9. I’ve been a big fan of VTech since becoming a mom (not the tablets, but the baby toys with light electronic features). The Vtech Around Town Baby Driver is on my baby wish list this Christmas since it can be used for tummy time.

10. Little fingers require little rattles, like the Oball Rattle from Rhino Toys. For less than $5 (reg. $18) as a Amazon add-on, this rattle is a sure bet for wee little ones.

11. A new family member means a new Christmas stocking for the mantle. We have the embroidered needlepoint stockings from Lands End and will be adding another one to the mantle this year for our new Little Man!

12. Santa has one more stop this year, so get ready for Christmases to come with a personalized Santa sack. This sack is handmade from strong hessian and personalized with your child’s name so it can be used year after year.

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase after clicking on select links above, I will get a small commission. Each product above has been hand selected by me. This post has not been sponsored by any of the companies mentioned in this post.

Fall Fashion with Bogs Alexandria Tall Boots + Giveaway 10/31

The following post features boots c/o Bogs.

Bogs Alexandria Tall Boots Review

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Sweater, H&M
Boots, Bogs
Sunglasses, Chloe
Handbag, Rebecca Minkoff

Midwest winters are insane. Waking up to over six [more] inches of snow on our deck is never a shock. And driving to work in blizzard-like conditions is just expected.

I’ve compromised my style too many times with clunky moot boot snow boots. I refuse to do so anymore from this point forward and I won’t have to since Bogs came out with leather waterproof boots this season. Snow, slush, sleet, rain – nothing stands in the way of style with these boots.

These winter leather boots, available in black, chocolate, and tobacco, are just a hair short of knee-highs with a shaft that stands 13″ tall. The Bogs Alexandria Tall Boots are crafted with waterproof leather and Bog’s Neo-Tech that is pierced with the signature Bogs boot handles. They feature a slip-resistant rubber outsole for wet weather and an inside zipper for easy on-off access. Just know that the shaft of these boots is slim (like can’t fit over skinny jeans slim) and the shoe runs narrow, so you’ll want to slip these under trousers or over leggings/tights this winter.

GIVEAWAY!

Treat Yourself

I partnered with over 60 other bloggers for the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! In this Hop, you’ll find great giveaways, all with a value of at least $25 to treat yourself (or your kids!). To enter to win a pair of Bogs Alexandria Tall Boots, use the entry form below. This giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+. And don’t forget to enter the other giveaways listed below.


Spit Up is the New Black, So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Treat Yourself participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

5 Creative Uses for Reusable Pouches

I received samples c/o Yummi Pouch to facilitate the following review.

I don’t even remember life before the “pouch” (I’m talking about the one you eat from, not the one near the midsection). I mean, really, people actually had to use a spoon and a jar to feed their child? I kid… But seriously, the invention of the baby pouch is pure genius in my book.

I love pouches for the convenience. I can throw them in my diaper bag, give them to my daughter on the go without having to worry about a mess and just toss them when I’m done. But I’ve noticed that the store bought pouches can become pretty pricey when you consume as many as we do. That’s why I’m excited to have found Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches.

Yummi Pouch pouches are dishwasher safe, freezer safe and BPA and Phthalate free. They come in three sizes – Classic pouches hold up to 6 ounces, Mini pouches hold up to 2.5 ounces, and Sport pouches hold up to 10 ounces. They are all super easy to fill through a wide top zipper opening (or bottom opening in the case of the Minis) and are recyclable. They are easy to hand wash as well just a bottle brush and nipple brush.

But there are other uses for these reusable pouches other than baby food. Here are 5 creative uses you at not have thought of:

5 Creative Uses for Reusable Pouches

1. Breakfast Smoothie. How many times have you ran out the door only to realize that you forgot to feed your kid breakfast? While not proud, I have done this (my mind runs a mile a minute). So filling reusable pouches with smoothies that I make the night before are an easy way for breakfast on the go.

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2. Applesauce. My husband proudly made my daughter’s baby food. But of course there were times when he just didn’t have the time or energy, or ingredients, to puree her food. Now that she’s older, we still give her pouches of applesauce but have found that it’s cheaper to buy a big jar and fill up our Yummi Pouches than buy the applesauce pouches from the store

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3. Travel toiletries. Fill the mini with your shampoo, conditioner or body wash when traveling. Two mini Yummi Pouches fit in a quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag, which meets TSA’s 3-1-1 Liquid Rule. If you’re checking a bag, then the 6 or 10 ounce pouches work too!

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4. Vaseline. It always seems to be cheaper to buy petroleum jelly in that big tub rather than in a tube. But that giant container is not conducive for anywhere outside the nursery. Just scoop some in a pouch and throw it in the diaper bag for diaper changes while out and about.

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5. Condiments for work lunches (salad dressings or ketchup). As a working mom, I make and pack my lunch daily (well, my husband does – I know, I’m spoiled). I always have trouble finding tiny containers to hold my salad dressing or ketchup and I tend to forget the bottles in the work fridge if I bring them with me. These pouches are perfect to keep at work for a week’s worth of lunches.

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Yummi Pouch also makes the best cloth snack bags for pouch transport, or other food transport. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spilled bottles of water or my daughter’s snacks all over my purse. These bags are the perfect buffer (and you can throw them in the washing machine if they get sticky from last Wednesday’s sucker you forgot about from the doctor’s office).

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Enter the code PARTY4YP at checkout to save 10% off your next purchase!

NOTE: if you use a pouch for something other than food, DO NOT use again with food.

Graco Playard Giveaway 10/29

Welcome to the Graco Playard with Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat giveaway, sponsored by Graco and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro

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The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat is the first playard that offers motion to keep your precious little one content. The cozy seat sways, vibrates and rocks for endless hours of relaxation and entertainment for baby. The portable seat can be used both in and out of the playard, for soothing in any room. It’s a completely new innovation! It also features a removable full-size infant bassinet, soothing songs and nature sounds, a cushioned changer and an organizer for baby’s essentials. It’s only from Graco, the inventors of Pack ‘n Play, America’s number one playard family!

Product Highlights

  • Cozy seat sways and vibrates both in and out of playard to give you the perfect soothing spot for baby
  • Bring the portable Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat with you to give baby a soothing spot anywhere in your home
  • Cozy seat also becomes a portable rocker to keep baby content around the home
  • Easy-to-use controls on the seat help you choose the right soothing speed for your baby
  • Rock Locks™ can be used to easily transform the portable rocker into a stationary seat for baby
  • Cushioned changer integrated into the playard allows for more convenient and comfortable diaper changes
  • Premium parent organizer keeps baby’s essentials – such as diapers, wipes, extra clothes and toys – close at hand
  • Help keep baby relaxed and entertained with five classical songs, five nature sounds, gentle vibration and a soft look
  • Playard is thoughtfully designed to grow with your child from newborn to infant to toddler
  • Sway seat’s luxe fabric and head support give baby a dreamy place to nap
  • Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat canopy shields baby from bright light, for slumber
  • Sleek new frame with a stylish skirt will complement your home’s fashionable décor
  • Removable, full-size bassinet is a comfy and familiar place for baby to rest, at home and away
  • Finland fashion: Surround your child in soothing style with the precious Finland fashion! Interlocking squares in buff, camel and gray are accented with solids of the same colors, for a look that’s relaxing for baby and stylish for you.

To find out more, read Thrifty Nifty Mommy’s full review of the Graco Playard with Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat.

Graco wants to give one lucky family their own Playard with Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat in the Finland Fashion!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18 years of age or older, unless prohibited by law. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EDT on October 29th, 2014 and the winners will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries received. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!

Entry Form

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Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat Giveaway 10/30

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Looking for a stylish seating solution for your child? Summer Infant has you covered with their Bentwood Booster Seat, and we’re giving one away to one lucky winner!

Here is a little more information about the Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat from Amazon:

The bentwood booster seat is a stylish, lightweight wood seat that is a great feeding booster seat.

  • 3-position recline and high seat back for child’s comfort
  • Included chair straps secure booster to chair
  • Removable, dishwasher safe, 3-position tray
  • 3-point harness for safety
  • Folding design for storage and portability

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 10/30/14 at 11:59 PM ET.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

This giveaway is sponsored by Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy. The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, or Instagram. Please contact vivaveltoro{at}gmail.com with any questions about this giveaway. Information and images are courtesy of Amazon.

Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker Giveaway 10/28

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Have you ever thought about making your own baby food? Baby Brezza makes it EASY with their One Step Baby Food Maker!

Here is a little more information about the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker from Amazon:

Bring healthy, homemade baby food to your table in just minutes with the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker. This patented, multi functional baby food maker allows you to steam and blend fruits, vegetables, meats and fish all in one bowl quickly and easily. In as little as fifteen minutes, you can have a healthful, nutritious and delicious meal ready for your baby and the satisfaction of knowing that you made it yourself.

  • Easy to use! Just add your ingredients and set your steam time, and the machine will do the rest
  • Safe – one bowl design means you don’t have to transfer hot foods to another bowl or blender in the middle of your cooking process
  • Easy to clean – bowl and blade are dishwasher safe
  • BPA/Phthalate Free
  • Bowl holds up to 2 1/2 cups

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 10/28/14 at 11:59 PM ET.
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ERGObaby Petunia Pickle Bottom Baby Carrier Giveaway 10/27

Are you ready for a BEAUTIFUL babywearing giveaway?
We’re giving away an ERGObaby Petunia Pickle Bottom Carrier in Heavenly Holland ($160 retail value)!

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Here is a little information about this ERGObaby carrier from Amazon.com:

  • Chocolate/Rose/Leaf Green tulip garden design with coordinating Chocolate hood.
  • Ergonomic design
  • 100% organic cotton twill with 100% organic cotton sateen lining and hood
  • 100% cotton organic batting in body of carrier to soften edges
  • The all-in-one carrier that can be used for all your babywearing years
  • Allows parents to maintain closeness with baby while attending to daily activities
  • May be worn in front, back and hip positions
  • Comfortable for parent; balances baby’s weight to parents’ hips and shoulders
  • Supports correct sitting position for baby’s hip, pelvis, and spine growth
  • Sleeping hood with elastic, adjusts in length for growth of baby
  • Soft, smooth feel for baby
  • Ensured safety and security for baby
  • Increased durability and longevity of carrier
  • Maximum durability and fit
  • Ergonomic design
  • Fits most adult body types, from 5′ to 6’6″
  • Waist belt circumference from 25″ to 43″
  • Carries babies from infancy (with Infant Insert) to 45lbs.
  • Important Notice: If your baby is less than four months old you will need an ERGObaby Infant Insert in order to safely carry your baby in the ERGObaby Carrier.
  • Machine washable – cold, gentle cycles, mild detergent, no bleach. Dry in low heat.

Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 10/27/14 at 11:59 PM ET.
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This giveaway is sponsored by Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy. The participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, or Instagram. Please contact thriftyniftymommy{at}yahoo.com with any questions about this giveaway. Information and images are courtesy of Amazon.