Monday, June 14, 2010

Zoobi Ultimate Stroller Caddy and Carry Tote {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Lately I find myself dreaming of the day I'm not lugging a diaper bag around. Other things don't bother me so much (right now I foresee strollers, sippy cups and snacks being a part of my life forever) but the diaper bag is just such a hassle sometimes. I always have to have it banging against my hip because it doesn't fit in the storage compartment under the stroller and I can't hang it on the back because it slides around... not to mention it almost tips the stroller over sometimes due to the heaviness.

Alas though, it is a necessity. There has to be some way to have diapers and wipes, drinks, food and more for the kids as well as a place to put my phone, keys and wallet. I can't just leave it all at home simply because I don't want to carry it around.

So, I had pretty much resigned myself to admitting that the diaper bag was here to stay... until I was introduced to the Zoobi Ultimate Stroller Caddy and Carry Tote.

I've seen stroller organizers before, but never like the Zoobi. Designed and invented by a mother of two boys and founder of ZoobiKids, it only took one glance for me to tell that this product truly takes into account what parents really need.

With two adjustable straps, the Zoobi attaches quickly and easily to any type of stroller handle and is immediately ready for use. As opposed to only having one or two flimsy, mesh pouches, this stroller caddy has two large, durable zippered pockets that provide plenty of storage and room for just about anything kids need.

At the top, there is not only one but TWO drink holders, which allows both the child and the adult to have a place to put their cup or bottle. These especially come in handy when using the Zoobi on an umbrella stroller that would otherwise not have anywhere to put a cup other than rolling around in the basket underneath (which always seems to lead to leaking or having to bend down to get it every two minutes).

Along with the drinks, there is also a convenient cell phone pocket and a small zippered pocket behind it that is just right to hold a credit card, cash or your keys. Hello, organization! One quick attachment and you're ready to go to the park, mall, zoo, amusement park or day trip and have everything with you and easily accessible.

However, with my fear of losing things, the idea of leaving all of my belongings on the stroller when I have it parked somewhere (e.g. going inside some our zoo's buildings or hopping on a ride at Disney World) would normally require me to take each and every item out to awkwardly bring with us. Lo and behold, the Zoobi eliminates any sort of hassle by turning right into its own tote bag!

By unhooking or slipping the straps off of the stroller, simply remove any drinks and then pull the cover flap over the top (it attaches closed with Velcro) and the caddy comes right along with you. There is even an adjustable shoulder strap so that the Zoobi is comfortable for any height or body type.

But wait, there's more. Far too often when we're out and I need to change Little Sister B's diaper, I find one of two things always happens. Either I don't have a changing pad with me (and spend forever attempting to cover germy changing tables with paper towels) or the size of it doesn't fit much more than her head and shoulders. Once again, the Zoobi has solved the problem. Using the single, high quality zipper that runs the length of the bag...

The Zoobi transforms from having been a stroller caddy to a tote bag to its very own full-size, waterproof changing pad. And full-size doesn't just mean a little bigger than normal, it means almost 1.5 feet by 3 feet, plenty large enough that Little Sister B isn't going to be laying in who-knows-what on a changing table or the ground. Compared to the changing pad that came with my diaper bag, the Zoobi is pure luxury in terms of size, thickness and quality.

Have I mentioned that the Zoobi Ultimate Stroller Caddy and Carry Tote DOES IT ALL? With adjustable buckles, multiple easily-accessible pockets and drink holders, it keeps your hands free and your items organized while pushing your stroller. And when it's time to park, just fold it in half and use the shoulder strap as a tote bag and never leave your valuables behind. No to mention the thick, flexible (no cracking) changing pad hidden away right inside for convenient, germ-free diaper changes.

My diaper bag has been hanging out at home much more often now that we have the Zoobi around. It is so quick, convenient and smart for anytime we're on-the-go, no matter which brand or size stroller is coming with us. Available on Amazon for $29.99, the Zoobi is great for new or veteran parents and would be a wonderful gift!

Also, thanks to the generosity of ZoobiKids, one person will ditch the bulky bags and tiny changing pads, because...

One lucky person will win a Zoobi Ultimate Stroller Caddy and Carry Tote!

To enter to win: Visit ZoobiKids and tell me something you learned or how this innovative stroller caddy/carry tote/changing pad would be useful for you.

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Giveaway will end on July 8th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to ZoobiKids for providing a Zoobi Ultimate Stroller Caddy and Carry Tote for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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This would be handy walking to the park with my two kids its always crazy trying to hold on to everything thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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This would be useful so I could take some of the junk out of my purse and my shoulders would hurt less

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it would be useful because it will help me have everything i need organized
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I learned Zoobi is a nickname for students who attend Bringham Young University where the creator and her husband both attended

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This would make a great present for my daughter-in-law.

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This would be useful for organizing with my new baby.

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Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I learned that Zoobi thought of EVERYTHING... to make everyone happy and "strolling" ever so much less complicated and more of a pleasure:

Surprise - instant changing pad - or place to sit in the park! Wonderful tote and places to carrying whatever: a beverage, package, whatever you need. I love it!
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i always forget to packachanging pad so this would def. come in handy gothicdaymares@aol.com

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I learned that the Zoobi bag is made of easy care, wipe clean nylon. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I learned that Zoobi is a nickname for students who attended Brigham University where the inventor & her husband attended.

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it's a bag that converts to a changing pad. cool
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Miranda Ward said...

It holds drinks!!!

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This would be great for our on-the-go family and for our many trips...we always have the stroller with us!

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