I’ve been canvassing for baby stuff now that I’m already in my second trimester of pregnancy. One of the big items we needed to buy was an infant car seat. Among the major baby gear that babies need, the car seat is the only one we don’t have yet.
Hubby and I believe that car seats are extremely important for our little ones and so we’ve been looking for one that will not only fit our budget but is certified high quality too. So, when I got an invite to attend the launch of Joie Baby, a UK brand of baby gear, of course I said yes!
Joie™ is a UK brand formed by global group of friends and parents with one simple mission: to share joy with new parents worldwide. Its versatile collection of baby gears from strollers, to car seats to playards offer the highest standards of design, engineering and safety. Each product has a unique parent-friendly features to address the needs of every growing baby. Security, functionality and durability are its key attributes allowing multi-stage use from infants to children.
To spread the joy of this new brand, Europlay Distributor Co. Inc., in cooperation with Baby Company and Smart Parenting, invited moms and dads to an exciting celebration in the ‘Meet Joie Brand Launch’ Event last April 16, 2016 at The Concourse SM Makati. The event officially introduced the Joie™ full line of products to the Philippine market through several interesting topics and hands-on activities.
During the launch, we all learned that Joie products are made:
Stronger. Every product endures thorough and extreme testing through fully customized testing regimens and everything is assembled to ensure all works perfectly before shipment.
Better. With highest quality plastics, tough and durable strength fabrics and undiluted, uncompromised materials.
Safer. Our exclusive car seat testing facility features the most accurate technology for crash test simulation and aids in manufacturing car seats with ultimate quality, precision, and structural integrity.
We got to see so many different choices of Travel Systems, Strollers, Car Seats and Playards in their display. We also got to see product demos of some of the products and I was really happy with what I saw. Here are some of the featured ones.
Aire LX Travel System
A featherweight friend designed to make everyone journey a breeze.
- Lightweight travel system with Gemm car seat
- Suitable from birth with flat reclining seat
- Adjustable, removable hood with viewing window
- Large shopping basket
- Locking double front swivel wheels
They did a demo on how easy it is to actually pack the stroller away and I was floored! You can actually fold it easily with just one hand. How convenient, right?
The Gemm Car seat included in this travel system is the same one that they gave away as the major prize during the raffle. The gave away three of those. And guess what? I was one of the super lucky winners! Yay! I was really happy because the Gemm Car Seat is exactly what we’ve been looking for.
So, let me tell you about the Gemm Car Seat too. It’s suitable for birth up to 13kg and has the following features:
- Side impact protection
- 5-point harness system
- Washable fabrics
- Removable canopy
- Attaches to Joie strollers except Nitro, Nitro LX, Float, Airelite, Air Twin, Brisk
- Removable full body support
- Installs to vehicles with 3-point seat belt
Excursion Change & Rock 3-in-1 Playard
They also featured one of the playards, which is a road trip ready nursery with portable pop-off toppers. I think it’s so cool because not only is it a playard, it also has a bassinet and a changing and rocking unit too!
- Ultra secure frame with exposed curved tubing
- Full size bassinet
- Simple push button fold
- Changing and rocking unit can be used on and off the cot
- 2 speed soothing vibration
- 5 classical lullabies and 5 nature sound
- Nightlight with 3 brightness settings.
Stages Car Seat
I love the Gemm Car Seat I got but they also featured another one which I think is the ultimate car seat of all simply because it’s designed to grow with your baby. It is a brilliant companion born to grow from birth to 7 years.
- Group 0+1/2 car seat
- Suitable rearward facing from birth to 18kg or 4 years old
- Suitable forward facing from 9kg to 25kg or 7 years old
- Grow together multi-height headrest & harness system
- 5-point harness system
- Baby’s safe haven
- Seamless finishing
- Reinforced steel inner seat shell
- Requires no re-threading of harness
Take note, this is just one car seat. The photo above just shows you what the Stages car seat will look like once it is adjusted as your baby grows bigger.
Aside from the product demos, Joie Baby also featured stroller exercises that moms can easily do whether they’re at home with their babies or outside. There was also a lot of games and prizes given away.
Plus, they invited new celebrity mom Patty Laurel to talk about her experiences as a mom and her tips regarding car safety.
It was a really fun and informative event. As we all know, there aren’t strict laws being implemented in this country regarding child safety while travelling on the road. In fact, there are still a lot of parents who do not use car seats for their kids. So, events like this are great at informing everyone of the importance of using the right types of baby gear when travelling.
As for hubby and I, we’re really, really excited to finally be able to use our new Gemm car seat when the baby arrives. Thank you so much, Joie Baby!