Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Juppy Baby Walker - Review and Giveaway

I received a pink Juppy Baby Walker to try out recently, and since I don't have a baby that is learning to walk yet, I enlisted the help of some friends to try it out! I love being able to share new products with friends so that I can see what others think of the items.  I will be trying this out on L.B. when she (finally) gets to the walking age, and you will probably see a video of me using it then as well, but for now, you get to hear the opinions of my friends!

About The Juppy Baby Walker
"The Juppy Baby Walker is a non traditional, parent-assisted baby walker used to teach babies how to walk sooner while minimizing dangerous falls. The baby is placed in the seat of the Juppy while mom or dad simply holds on to the straps, while standing upright, to give support to the baby. Typically parents tend to hold their babies by the hands or under the arms to teach them to walk. This causes stress and strain on the lower back of the parent and could cause injuries to the child's arms or joints. The Juppy Baby Walker reduces your pain and eliminates possible injury to your child" (taken from the website HERE).

The Juppy is available in pink or blue, and comes in it's own carry case which is small enough to fit in any bag!  It is recommended for babies age 7 - 13 months, and fits children up to 30 pounds. It is machine washable, which is a must for baby products (if you ask me).

Here is a before and after picture to show you how The Juppy is used:

My Review (with the help of other moms)
Since I was unable to be with the reviewers, I don't have pictures of the Juppy in use, but I am working on getting some!  First off, The Juppy sells for $29.95, which is cheaper than the "normal" walker with wheels.  Also, the walkers with wheels have been seen as unsafe for various reasons.  A parent must be present while the Juppy is in use, which adds to its safety. As I stated before, washable is a must for baby products in my opinion and the Juppy is machine washable (air dry).  The Juppy is small enough to take with you anywhere - great for trips to grandma's, etc.  We had Walking Wings for Sydney when she was younger, and she enjoyed them, but she was a skinny baby and it doesn't have support other than the chest area, so she always seemed to slide down in it.  The Juppy has a full panel around the baby and between their legs for added stability.  I would prefer to see the Juppy in a more gender neutral color - I tend to buy more gender neutral so that I know it can be used with multiple children.

My 2 tiny reviewers were Kylee - 11 months old and Lilly - 10 Months old (and their parents, of course).  It was an enjoyable product to try and the girls seemed to like it.  The main drawback was that for some moms the straps were not long enough so they still ended up leaning over a little (the mom was about 5'6).  The great thing about the Juppy is that it is one size fits all babies - no adjusting velcro, just put the baby in, take the baby out, very simple.  The Juppy seems to be made similar to some doorway jumpers, so if you have a child that loves the doorway jumper and is ready to learn to walk, then the Juppy should be very helpful to you!

The Juppy Baby Walker is offering So Mommy readers the chance to win a Juppy in your choice of color (pink or blue).  Open to U.S. Residents only.
How to Enter:
(1 entry) - Tell me what color Juppy you would like AND your favorite thing about The Juppy!
(1 entry) - Follow the Juppy on Twitter HERE
(1 entry) - Follow So Mommy by Google Friend Connect
(1 entry) - 'Like' So Mommy on Facebook HERE
(1 entry) - 'Like' The Juppy on Facebook HERE (Feel free to tell them So Mommy sent you!)
**Giveaway will end March 25, 2011 at 5 p.m. CST.  Winner will be drawn by a random number generator and contacted by email.  If winner doesn't respond in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.** 
**I received products to try in exchange for an honest review.** 
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