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Dad Labs Tri Mode Giveaway

January 10, 2011

Dad Labs can “Go Everywhere” and “Do Anything” with the Valco Baby Tri Mode… Check out their video and ENTER TO WIN a Tri Mode!


How to win: Read more…


Chaos Theory

December 16, 2010

I have 3 kids – 2 boys and 1 toddler girl, all with lots of energy. I know when people walk into our house, or even worse, when we walk into other people’s homes, there is a ton of energy in the space we inhabit. We’re pretty used to it though. When out kids are running around our house, playing chase or fighting loudly, sometimes it doesn’t even register on my radar screen.

I have this theory that there are two types of households, those that accept (embrace even?) Read more…

And we have a Valco Winter Winner!

December 9, 2010

Thanks to all our entrants into the Winter Competition… We have loved reading about how you and your little ones celebrate the Holiday Season and keep safe, warm and entertained.

The Winner of the Universal Winter Package (generated by  is Lauren P with her comment ” Growing up, it was always holiday cooking with my family. Now that I am a mommy myself, we have a new tradition of driving – or going for a walk – to look at Christmas lights. My husband is really into it and we go almost every weekend… usually both Saturday & Sunday. We put the kids in Christmas jammies & let them watch lights until the fall asleep. It’s a great way to wind down from the day! Merry Christmas All!”

Congratulations Lauren, you are now the proud owner of a:

Valco Baby Universal Cupholder

Valco Baby All Sorts Seat Pad & Headhugger Set (in the color of your choice)

Valco Baby FootMuff (in the color of your choice)

Valco Baby Glo Bugz

Keep visiting our Blog for more entertaining and informative posts.

Meet our friend Janet, the expert on stroller buying

December 7, 2010

At Valco Baby, we understand that buying a stroller is one of the hardest decisions parents have to make. It’s a big investment and the choices seem endless.  So we asked our friend Janet McLaughlin, aka “Strollerqueen,” to share her advice and here’s what she had to say.

Without question, the hardest piece of baby gear to buy is the stroller. People agonize over it. They say they spend more time researching which stroller to get, than they do on buying a car! There are a few reasons. Read more…

WIN a Valco Baby Universal Winter Package!

November 30, 2010

Are you ready for the chilly season ahead?

We can’t control the weather, but we can keep your baby riding in comfort and style.  Tell us your favorite winter activity for a chance to win one of each of our winter must-haves!

How to enter? Just comment on this post and tell us some fun activities that you and your family do during the Winter months and you will be automatically entered to win.*

What you’ll win? The winner will receive:

Valco Baby Universal Cupholder – Easily attaches to all strollers and accommodates just about any size of drink container.

Valco Baby Universal Foot Muff (color of your choice) – The fleece lining will keep your baby warm in winter and adapt to all seasons as the weather gets warmer.

Valco Baby Universal All Sorts Seat Pad and Head Hugger Set (color of your choice) – Dress up your stroller with this universal seat pad and head hugger set.

1 set of Valco Baby Glo Bugz – Providing a simple solution to keeping visible at night it attaches to virtually anything including strollers, bikes, backpacks & key chains.

The competition ends Wednesday December 8th at 8:00pm ET and the winner will chosen at random and announced on our Blog on Thursday December 9th.

Good Luck to you all and Enjoy the ride…

*Contest in USA Only

Hi, I’m Jo!

November 30, 2010

Just a little bit about myself in case you want to know who’s the Jo writing these blogs.  My name is Jo Ilfeld and I was one of the co-owners of Let’s Go Strolling, an online baby gear boutique. This means I’ve tried out 100s of strollers, baby carriers and most other trendy baby gear that is out there (feel free to ask a ? if you think I can help).  The Let’s Go Strolling store lives on but without me since we sold it in 2009.

I’m also a Mom to 3 occasionally adorable, always challenging kids.  My oldest son is 8 ½ , my middle son is 5 1/2 and my baby girl is already 2 1/2 , wow does time fly!  Note how important the ½ years are to my kids. . . Read more…

Welcome from our Family to Yours!

November 29, 2010

It is my greatest pleasure to write the inaugural post and introduction to the Valco Baby blog. Valco Baby was founded in Australia by my father over 30 Years ago, as a way to support his family of 5 children. Since those beginnings, Valco has progressed to the next generation, and as the youngest of those 5 children, I opened up a North American Branch almost 7 years ago and currently have 4 young children of my own! How the world has changed since then, in terms of products and especially in the way we communicate and obtain information!

As a parent of a growing family, I am well aware that time and how it is utilized is a precious commodity. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with a resource of relevant information in an entertaining manner from contributors who have all sorts of industry experience and most significantly, they are parents or just like you.

Please feel free to send me your feedback with suggestions or even posts that may be helpful to others that we can high light on the blog!