Are Yoo Joovy? – Review and Giveaway

Joovy Bicycoo

Learning to ride a bicycle is one of the biggest accomplishments in a child’s life. Unfortunately that often comes with quite a few bumps, bruises, and skinned knees. To their defense, it’s hard! As a child, I managed to crash into and flip over a mailbox resulting in the loss of my two front teeth. It was quite a traumatic experience and I nearly quit riding my bicycle because of it. Thankfully, I didn’t quit and I eventually taught my younger brother to ride as well – by pushing him down a hill and into a tree, whoops!

Now, think about this for a second. What if we have been teaching (and learning) it the hard way all along? What if there was an easier way to get the hang of it? Three wheels, to four wheels, and then to two wheels – that doesn’t even sound right. We have been taught to pedal before figuring out anything about balance. That is like running before ever learning to walk. We tried teaching our little one to ride his bike the traditional way. After mastering his tricycle we got him a brand new bicycle (with training wheels) for his birthday. It was then, during a family bicycle ride, that he decided he wanted to be just like his daddy and ride with two wheels. Four was apparently just an unacceptable number of wheels for him. We obliged and began the process of trying to teach him how to ride, and balance, his new two-wheeled bike. After many attempts, plenty of falls, and one too many bruises he quit on us. Well, he kind of quit. He began sitting on it and just striding along as if it were a toddler’s ride-on toy. Perhaps he was onto something.

Balance bikes are a new wave of design and way of thinking when it comes to learning how to ride. Rightfully so, balance comes first. This allows our children to learn gradually as opposed to forcing traditional practices upon them – check out this blog post on Balance Bikes vs. Training Wheels. While there are many companies that have caught wind of the idea, Joovy easily has the competitors beat. As an already very well established and loved children’s company, the Joovy team certainly knows what they are doing. The excellence of the Joovy Bicycoo BMX Balance Bike follows suit with the reputation that the company has built for itself. It is made to please, both, children as well as parents.

 

Made of aluminum alloy, the Bicycoo is just as lightweight, strong, and durable as its high-end big kid bike counterparts. The maneuverability of it still astonishes me and its ease of use has caught my two-year-old’s attention regardless of the fact that Joovy’s Bicycoos are rated for children ages 3 and up. One of the best features of the Bicycoo is the pneumatic and refillable tires. Most balance bikes on the market employ the use of plastic toy tires that wear easily when, well, actually used. Now, if your children are anything like mine, plastic is another term for “will soon be broken.” Kids want to play; they want to enjoy their toys. As parents, we want them to get as much use out of an item as possible. Joovy makes all of our wishes come true.

Both of my children have been completely enamored with their new Joovy Bicycoo BMX and I love that we no longer have to rush home to fix any boo boos. The stride to ride styling of the Bicycoo makes it a breeze for little ones and has definitely helped to perfect our oldest’s balancing capabilities. It is also the easiest product to assemble with only one screw!

The best part of the Bicycoo is that it allows us to enjoy our family bicycle rides without the stress and worry that typically goes along with a child’s transition to two wheels. Not only are the Bicycoo BMX and Bicycoo GT both wonderful toys for children but Joovy products also make great gifts! With products ranging from strollers and highchairs to toys and toddler potties, Joovy has something for everyone. That being said, I am sure that many of you are beginning to plan your winter holiday shopping (if you haven’t already done so), right? Now,

Wait for it…

What if I told you that one lucky Eighty MPH Mom reader will win a brand new Joovy Bicycoo BMX in your choice of color just in time to kick off your Black Friday shopping? Would you jump for joy? Would you scream at the top of your lungs and do a happy dance? Well, get to doing that joovy little boogie of yours because it’s true! Joovy is offering one of YOO your very own Bicycoo! How “joovy” is that?!

And again, if you’re not one of those lucky very lucky kinds of folk, just keep tabs on the Joovy Facebook and Twitter pages for extra chances to win awesome products throughout the year.

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About Randi

Randi is a stay-at-home mother to two wildly crazy little boys, in love with one hell of a great man, a hobbyist writer and, more or less, glued to her camera. In a world where making mud pies, searching for bugs and racing Matchbox cars have become her forte, her true passion can be found all around her (or attached to her hip) at any given moment - her family.

Comments

  1. I would love to get the Joovy Hook.

  2. debbie jackson says:

    joovy caboose pushchair debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  3. I love this idea…totally makes sense!

  4. Sharon Schoepe says:

    I like the Toy Room Playyard

  5. I like the race car ride-on as well

  6. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like their foocot child cot

  7. I love the Foocot Child Cot.
    crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

  8. I love the Race Car Ride-On!

  9. Wanda McHenry says:

    I like the 4×4 Ride-On

  10. I like the spoon walker.
    kyonac1@gmail.com

  11. I like the Toy Bundle – Pink Dot.

  12. Lena Naef says:

    I like the Foocot Child Cot!

  13. Joyce Harrell says:

    We would love the tricycoo for our granddaughter

  14. Andrea Paetkau says:

    I would love the Zoom ATS Jogging Stroller!

  15. amy pugmire says:

    i like the foot cot

  16. I like the Toy Caboose

  17. I like the Toy Bundle – Pink Dot for my niece

  18. Race Car Ride-On

  19. Addison Kat says:

    I like the ScooterX2 Stroller

  20. I also like the Pink Tricycoo Tricycle.

  21. I totally want that tricycoo!!! Those are awesome, I wish we would have gotten one for our 3 year old, he’s having such a hard time figuring out how to peddle a bike, and is now too big for lots of those things.

  22. Eliza Klinger says:

    I would love to get the CocoonX2 Double Stroller!!

  23. Jennifer VIckers says:

    I like their step stool

  24. I love the 4X4 ride on!

  25. Audra Weathers says:

    I also like their Race Car Ride-On.

  26. I also really like the Caboose Stand on Tandem Double Stroller

  27. i like the Zoom ATS Jogging Stroller too

  28. The Foocot Child Cot would be on my list!

  29. I like the Toy Room Playyard – awesome!

  30. Heather Wone says:

    My son would love the race car!!!

  31. Orangie Leatherette Nook Highchair

  32. laurie nemeth says:

    Just love this

  33. CocoonX2 Double Stroller

  34. renee walters says:

    I like the Toy Room Playyard! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  35. I like the Tricycoo

  36. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    I like the Joovy Race Car Ride-On :)

  37. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the race car ride on.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  38. Mary Casper says:

    the Foocot Child Cot

  39. Tari Lawson says:

    I like the Hook.

  40. Patti Hess says:

    I would put on the Orange Tricycoo Tricycle

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  41. Cassandra Eastman says:

    The Joovy Groove, and the Foocot!

  42. diana mathews says:

    the joovy hook

  43. alexis janiszewski says:

    i would love to have the Toy Bundle – Pink Dot on my list. thats so cute, my kiddie would love it

  44. Gina Stanford says:

    The Zoom ATS Jogging Stroller! :)

  45. Along with a Bicycoo for my 2 year old, I’d want a double stroller. I have the Ultralight now, but I really would prefer the side by side. Maybe after the holidays…

  46. Elayna Spruill says:

    I have been wanting the [Zoom ATS Jogging Stroller] for a while now. ;)

  47. melissa l says:

    My son just got his first “big boy” bike a few weeks ago and he keeps asking for the training wheels off but he just isn’t ready. I wish I saw this earlier..

  48. Pushchair!

  49. Stephanie Brown Eversole says:

    I’ve wanted a Cocoon forever!

  50. My ultimate shopping list has two foocots and another bike trailer!

  51. Christy G says:

    tricycoo!

  52. Crystal Veasey says:

    I would love to buy a

    Joovy Ergo Caboose Tandem Stroller

  53. J.McBride says:

    How awesome is this!!

  54. Would love a ergo Caboose as a back up for my scooter x2! And tricycoo for my littles! Oh and a sling for a new mama I know!!!

  55. Whitney L says:

    My son wants a Foocot!

  56. We love our Joovy Zoom 360, but since we already have one of those, I’d want a Joovy Loo potty

  57. Jenea Bowman says:

    This would be perfect for my son!

  58. I love the race car ride on!

  59. I want the CocoonX2 Double Stroller.

  60. Ashley turicik says:

    The race car ride on is on my wish list for my son

  61. I’d like the Joovy Caboose ultralight!

  62. Jill boysen says:

    I’d love the trycicoo for my son for Christmas.

  63. joanna garcia says:

    I love the Black Tricycoo Tricycle

  64. We love joovy! We have their jogging stroller but I would love to try their little training potty.

  65. teresa herrera says:

    the Hook would be great to use while dining out@!

  66. I’d love the Joovy Foocot

  67. Cálaeb Temple says:

    Race Car Ride-On

  68. christine says:

    The Toy Bundle in Pink Dot includes 1 each:
    Toy Caboose Stroller
    Toy Infant Car Seat
    Toy Room² Playard

  69. Robyn Galloway says:

    I would love to have the scooter stroller!

  70. Caboose Stand On Tandem Double Stroller

  71. The race car ride on is cool

  72. Etta Kolpin says:

    I think the pushchair woud be nice

  73. the race car ride on looks fun

  74. A Joovy Hook would be great too!

  75. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love the Toy Room Playyard

  76. Linda Greene says:

    I’d put the Joovy ScooterX2 on my list.

  77. i also like the Foocot Child Cot

  78. mommyofone shanna says:

    LOVE THE Race Car Ride-On =)

  79. I like the joovy hook

  80. kim burnett says:

    I like the 4×4 Ride-On

  81. My shopping list would contain a Greenie Tricycoo Tricycle for my 1 year old great grand.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  82. Joovy groove

  83. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like the Double ScooterX2 Stroller!

  84. I like their caboose stroller

  85. i like the ScooterX2 Stroller

  86. the 4×4 ride on

  87. Christina Moore says:

    I like their foocot child c

  88. the black room playard!

  89. The Race Car Ride On is great!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  90. I’d like the Race Car Ride On.

  91. Foocot Child Cot

  92. The Foocot Child cot is awesome. We need this so bad.

  93. steve brown says:

    I like the Toy Room Playyard

  94. I like the toy room playyard.

    Thanks!

  95. I also like the race car!

  96. I’d put the Zoom 360 jogging stroller on my list.

  97. I really want the pink tricycoo for my daughter or the caboose or bike rides!

  98. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh the CocoonX2 Double Stroller for sure!

  99. Alexandra Clatterbuck says:

    The race car ride on is awesome! My son would love it! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  100. rochelle johnson says:

    Race Car Ride-On

  101. I’d get the Race Car Ride-On :)

  102. I like the 4×4 Ride-On

  103. Toy Room Playyard

  104. I would love to win the Bicycoo BMX in blue for my nephew. But on the website, the racecar looks cool, also!

  105. Richard Hicks says:

    Kids would have a blast with their Race Car Ride-On

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  106. Lyndsey R. says:

    Besides the bike I like the Joovy Hook.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  107. I like the Appletree Caboose Stand On Tandem Double

  108. kathy pease says:

    id give the Dolphin Grey theBabaSling

  109. Lisa Garner says:

    I like the Race Car Ride-On!

  110. The Race Car Ride-On would be a big hit in our home!

  111. amy deeter says:

    Toy Room Playyard

  112. Tanya White says:

    I like the 4×4 Ride-On

  113. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I liked the Race Car Ride-On!

    It looks sweet!

  114. Elizabeth Miller says:

    Greenie Tricycoo Tricycle

  115. Saver Sara says:

    I like the Race Car Ride-On

  116. shirley zolenski says:

    I like the foocot child cot

  117. 4×4 Ride-On.

  118. joovy hook ty.

  119. Tammy Greer says:

    I like the Race Car Ride On

  120. I love the Foocot Child Cot

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  121. I like the race car ride-on

  122. Definitely the Black Caboose Ultralight Stand-On Tandem Stroller. My daughter would love this.
    Carol L.

  123. christine jessamine says:

    i would love the stand on tandem stroller!

  124. The race car ride on is very cool too.
    emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

  125. Rebecca Orr says:

    I really want the CocoonX2 Double Stroller.

  126. Kaci Harrison says:
  127. I like the Black Leatherette Nook Highchair.
    Thanks for the chance!

  128. I’d like to have the Foocot Child Cot…great for travel!

  129. My son wants he 4X4 Ride on jeep!

  130. ria clarke says:

    a trycicoo

  131. I like Foocot Child Cot,thank you.

  132. I also like the Foocot Child Cot

  133. Renea Greathouse says:

    I know it’s already been said, but I really like the toy room play yard. I may have to look into getting that anyway.

  134. Angela Cash says:

    I like the Cocoon Single Stroller.

  135. Stephy O'Day says:

    I love the BabaSling!

  136. love the blueberry spoon walker!

  137. I would love the Caboose stroller as our family grows.

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