It’s a Joovy Birthday

Athena is going to be 1 on April 2nd! I can’t believe it! It’s truly amazing how quickly time flies by. It seems like yesterday that I wasPink Tricycoo Tricycle Joovy starting to worry about giving birth and now she’s walking, talking, and eating table foods. I am a mother! How the heck did that even happen? (This is a rhetorical question; please don’t comment.)  I feel like a kid myself most times and now I’m completely responsible for a little human being who looks to me for comfort and care. It’s beautiful and scary and intense all at once, but here it is. Thinking about a birthday gift was overwhelming in itself. What do you get for a one year old? What is the best 1st birthday gift? I didn’t want to get her something that she’d like for a few days and then toss aside. I didn’t want to get her clothes or something completely practical; it’s still a birthday after all. I decided on the Joovy Tricycoo and it totally rocks… or should I say rolls? Regardless, it’s awesome. She can use it now with a little help from us, then on her own with us pushing, and finally like a big girl without our help. It’s a great way to introduce her to balance and coordination and it’s pink! Win, win!

I haven’t let Athena use it yet since her birthday is still a month away, but we put it together to check it out for ourselves. Although it comes in many pieces, it’s straight forward and a short task. Besides, Darren and I enjoy working together to make things or put them together.

It comes with baby surround arms. These arms are removable and they’ll keep Athena inside the Tricycoo like a high chair. They are simple to lock into place or unlock to get her in and out. She’s big enough to sit in the seat and the arms will provide security and comfort.

Pink Tricycoo Tricycle Joovy

It also comes with a locking feature on the front wheel. The wheel locking feature will allow me to unlock the front wheel so the pedals spin freely without force or the need to pedal. While I push Athena, the pedals will stay in place so she can rest her feet and not have her legs spinning in circles or her feet hitting against the pedals. All it takes is one flip of a lever on the front wheel to engage the pedals when needed so it can easily be adjusted to Athena’s comfort level.

Pink Tricycoo Tricycle Joovy

The best feature for smaller children is the handle for parents. My back is already feeling the strain of bending over all the time, playing on the floor, and carrying Athena. The handle eliminates the need to bend over to push the Tricycoo along. The parent push handle overrides the child’s steering so I can direct her where I want to go. It’s also adjustable with 4 positions from 32.5 to 38 inches high. This is one baby product that doesn’t hurt my back.

Pink Tricycoo Tricycle Joovy

With injection-molded, urethane treads, the wheels will roll quietly on most floors, which is great for our new hardwood floors.

As Athena gets older, the tricycle can be converted to remove the safety features. The Tricycoo parent push handle, the footrest, and the baby surround arms can both be removed when no longer needed. Since the tricycoo is made with a steel frame, it can accommodate Athena up to 44 pounds!

Pink Tricycoo Tricycle Joovy

Additional “cool” points are given for the cute storage basket that Athena can fill with toys to take to the park and the bell. Every child’s bike needs a bell.

Pink Tricycoo Tricycle Joovy

Joovy makes the cutest products for children.  The Joovy strollers, playards, walkers, and toys are always modern, fun colors and are practical for both parents and child.  The new Joovy Tricycoo is no exception!  With features that grow as Athena grows, we’ll be using the Tricycoo for birthdays to come.

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71 thoughts on “It’s a Joovy Birthday

  1. It’s amazing how far children’s toys have progressed. I remember when my daughter was one (many years ago) she spent an hour opening all the toys from friends and family. The next day she spent hours playing with my pots and pans.

    Anyway, Happy Birthday Athena!

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  2. Hard to believe it’s almost a year and you were still living in CA. Love the fact that this grows with Athena and not so back-breaking for you. Sure she will enjoy it. Congrats on moving in to your new home!

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  3. What a great gift for a little girl! So smart to assemble ahead of time! My #1 FYI for parents is to give gifts “already assembled” or “already removed from crazy packaging”. All those plastic ties and clips that you have to get a weapon of destruction out to “undo” need to be removed and thrown out BEFORE you wrap the child’s gift. Makes opening presents so much more fun – because it has immediate play value. 🙂 Enjoy each and everyday as your little one grows and changes.

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  4. Wish little Athena a happy birthday:-) My little Elise turned 1 in January, so I know your feeling of how beautiful and scary being a mother is! How do you manage traveling and motherhood?? I am still trying to work out the perfect balance:-)

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    • A balance is difficult but possible. It helps that Athena likes to travel and I have family to help as well. If you want something badly enough, you find ways to make it happen 😉

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  5. Happy birthday to Athena. And sweet gift. This post brought back a memory of when I was way little, much too little to have started school. I had this teeny teddy bear and I remember holding it with two chubby kid-hands and thinking that I’d find him in my attic when I’m an old man. What a weird thought for a boy to have. (It’d be cool if I did find the bear, though, considering I haven’t seen the wee guy since I was that age.)

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  6. My little girl was walking at 7 months, same as I was. Now she’s 19 and going to America back-packing, same as I was.
    Great idea, looks excellent. Get ’em traveling girl. Remember they grow up fast. Happy birthday Athena, what a nice Greek name and I’m sure she’ll turn out like a Goddess too.

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  7. Congratulations to your family & happy birthday to Athena – one is a big one! I really enjoyed your review of the tricycle and am now looking into one for Ladybug. What a smart gift 😄

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  8. Happy Birthday Athena! We bought a tryc with a handle for our daughters 1st birthday. Now she’s a bit over 2 and into 1D, but we wont go there! The funniest moment was pushing her up the hill to our house from the shop with her leaning precariously sideways fast asleep and drooling! Maybe I should have taken the stroller that day! Have HEAPS of FUN! 🙂

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  10. That is the most wonderful multi-purpose Mommy Sanity Saver, EVER!! And make sure you breathe in every moment from now until you find out you’re having #2, Girlie. I can feel it. You’ve got that sense of sensitivity in motherhood that’s gonna have you experience ‘that moment.’ You’ll set your eyes on her for the first time after giving birth to your second… and you’re gonna fall apart, just sobbing. All of a sudden, your little baby girl will appear as if she’s grown up to become such a ‘big girl’ overnight. And that is such a hard one to embrace! But you WILL get through it!

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  11. How exciting! It looks like a great product and a gift she’ll enjoy for a long time. I’m being so bold as to suggest you also get her a small gift that will be something she can carry and enjoy many years from now, such as a charm or pendant, or something like that. Years from now, her memories of her first birthday will be through pictures, and she might enjoy having a tangible something to remind her how much her parents have ALWAYS loved her! Just a thought…xoxoM

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  13. Perfect gift to start her moving forward as an adventurer like her mom. You got this mom thing, don’t forget to be proud of who you are and your daughter will learn to do the same 🙂

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  15. This post just made me relive all my learning to ride a bike memories. I had the training wheels on for a verrrrry long time and my parents had a very difficult time getting me to learn how to balance on my own without them. My younger sister who learned how to ride at the same time picked up on it instantly (I think she was 4) and I remember her little legs pedaling away as I struggled to understand the concept of balancing without training wheels. Luckily my parents refused to give up on me and I finally got the hang of it. I hope Athena has an easier time than I did!

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  16. I cannot believe she’s already one year! It seems like yesterday that I was reading your post about how happy about her arrival to the world, you were and that you were ecstatic to be a mother. I bet she’s turning out to be quite the cutie-pie and one wonderful little girl. I know I still can’t believe that my little brother is 10 turning 11 since I was in the 4th grade when he was born. The way time flies is just unimaginable. But to enjoy it all and have fun with it and never lose that inner-child of yours!

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  17. it DOES seem like you were just getting ready to have your baby, my word this year flew by!!! What a cool trike, that’s good times aplenty in that beast!!! Enjoy and have a great birthday party and cake and all that jazz!!

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  18. Wow I cannot believe it has been a year already!! Time truly flies! I remember when you announced your pregnancy on here. Enjoy every minute with her. Somehow my little one has grown up to become a wonderful young man. He is 17 now! Whew and now we are on the cusp of facing the next big transition in life.

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  19. OMG, it seems like yesterday! That Joovy is adorable, how cute. I know it is early but best wishes for the little one 🙂

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