Monday, December 6, 2010

Maclaren Junior Quest Activity Center Review and GIVEAWAY!

Growing up one of my favorite things to do was play with baby dolls.  I would pretend like I was their mom and and feed them and take care of them.  I've noticed lately that Harlan is starting to play a lot more with her baby dolls and stuffed animals.  She was even trying to feed her toy dog real dog food this past weekend.  One of her favorite things to do is let me hold her and she will try and push her stroller around the apartment.  It's not a very fun game for me to play and it makes me have to hide the strollers in her closet as soon as we get home. 

I was very excited when Maclaren, the fabulous stroller company, contacted me to be one of their Kid Testers of their Junior Quest Activity Center.  The set comes with a cute kiddie sized stroller, daytime rocker, night time cot with carrying case and travel bag. When the set arrived at our apartment I let Harlan take a look at the box to see what she was getting.  Her eyes widened as she looked at all of the fun things she was about to get to play with.  She just kept saying, "woah, woah, woah."




 She was even more excited when I opened the box and started to bring everything out for her to play with.  Her first find was the stroller (of course.)  She immediately went to her bedroom to get her baby and put it in the stroller and kept walking up and down the hallway. 




I showed her the rocker and the first thing she tried to do was put herself in it.  I had to immediately try and show her that this was a toy for her dolls and not for herself.  The set is recommended for children 3 and up, but she is still enjoying playing with it.  After a little convincing she put Foofa in the rocker for a ride and kept laughing at how funny it was. 





The little night time cot is so cute.  She tried to get in that one too.  But she got the hint pretty quickly that it was for play and not for her.  Foofa took a little nap in there.

 One thing that really surprised and impressed me about this set is how unbelievable easy it is to put together.  It took me only about 10 minutes to get everything together and I didn't have to look at the instructions.  Everything was pretty self explanatory.  A major plus!



Over the next couple weeks I will give you some insights on the activity center and how Harlan enjoys playing with it.  I am also very excited that Maclaren has given me an extra Junior Quest Activity Center to giveaway to one of my readers!

TO WIN:

Visit  the Maclaren website and leave a comment telling me your favorite Maclaren toy or product.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:
Follow Maclaren on Twitter  and leave a comment that you did. (1 entry)

Follow A Mommy in the City on Twitter and leave a comment that you did. (1 entry)

You can tweet about the contest using the following phrase and leave a comment that you did.  You can tweet the phrase once per day.  "I've entered to win the @Maclarenna Junior Quest Actvity Center from @amommyinthecity http://bit.ly/dSIVTj.  Ends 12/20 #Giveaway"

"Like" Maclaren on Facebook and leave a comment that you did. (1 entry)

"Like" A Mommy in the City on Facebook and leave a comment that you did.  (1 entry)

Subscribe to my RSS Feed and leave a comment that you did (1 entry)

Become a friend on Google Friend connect (on the right on the page) and leave a comment that you did.  (1 entry)

Giveaway ends on 12/20 and I will choose the winner via Random.org. 

Good luck!

Disclaimer: A Mommy in the City was not compensated in any way for this post.  I received the product for review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

99 comments:

  1. I am not going to enter this because I actually have the stroller (and a different pack n play), but I will definitely tweet about it for you because a teeny tiny stroller is essential for any toddler (well, in my opinion, at least, lol). Great giveaway!! PS - I love how foofa is in the bouncy seat, lol!

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  2. I would love this for my girls! The little pram on their site is too cute!

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  3. Finally I also became a friend on Google Connect

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  4. I love the Artic puzzle they are comming out with


    mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

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  5. I follow them on twitter @mellanhead

    mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

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  6. I follow you on twitter @mellanhead

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  7. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/12157537872773121

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  8. My 4 yr and 18 month old little girsl would love this! Their junior pram is SO cute!!
    ~Barbara
    Coyllur01@aol.com

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  9. Liked Maclaren on FB
    ~Barbara
    Coyllur01@aol.com

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  10. I like the organic plush toys!

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  11. I follow Maclaren on Facebook

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  12. I subscribe to A Mommy's feed

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  13. I so want this for me! Yes I'm a big kid, the only dolls I took when I moved out was my Cabbage Patch Kids, I have them in a box in my closet but I'll never part with them. Great giveaway for a little girl. Too bad my cousins are all out of the doll stage.

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  14. tweeted 12/8

    https://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/12516580948709377

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  15. I like maclaren on fb, my munchkin would loooove this!

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  16. What a great giveaway! We love all things Maclaren!
    Monica @MacaroniKidNYC

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  17. I follow Maclaren on Twitter @MacaroniKidNYC

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  18. I follow you on Twitter @MacaroniKidNYC

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  19. I like you on Facebook (and in real life!)
    Monica @MacaroniKidNYC

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  20. This is ADORABLE. Maybe I could convince my daughter that she's not too old or cool at eleven to enjoy this. Okay, well, that probably won't work, but whoever wins this is one lucky lil gal!

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  21. Love the new denim quest, have 2 maclarens already- twin traveller and triumph don't think my dh would agree to another although my daughter would love one for her dolls

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  22. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/13079913955336192

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  23. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/13385965083037696

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  24. I love all of the skincare stuff. Would like to try that.

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  25. I already follow Maclaren on Twitter. I am AZMommyNicole

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  26. I already follow you on twitter :)

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  27. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/AZMommyNicole/statuses/13650415811829760

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  28. "Liked" you on FB. Nicole Pena Litwin

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  29. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/13794502485479424

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  30. Oh my gosh, my daughter would LOVE this set...this one in particular. She's such a little girl who plays mommy. Precious.

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  31. I am following you on Twitter! (@Laura_Willard)

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  32. And followed Maclaren on Twitter! Phew! There. All of that was exhausting. :-) I never enter contests, but this set is adorable!

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  33. Super cute! Ava has a (play) Maclaren stroller already but the accessories are adorable! I'm sure she wouldn't mind an upgrade =0). I also love their new NETTO collection!

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  34. Tweeted!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/AZMommyNicole/statuses/14005334171451392

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  35. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/daniellebritten/status/14161922836402176

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  36. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/14334589577207808

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  37. Tweeted! Good Morning! :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/AZMommyNicole/statuses/14365318180773888

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  38. My fave on the Maclaren site is the Deluxe Footmuff! I have my eye on one!

    Katie.
    katiekavulla@gmail.com

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  39. I follow Maclaren on Twitter!

    katiekavulla@gmail.com

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  40. I follow A Mommy in the City on Twitter! You're one of my faves!

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  41. I "liked" A Mommy in the City on Facebook!

    katiekavulla@gmail.com

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  42. I like Maclaren on Facebook!

    katiekavulla@gmail.com

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  43. I tweeted about entering the contest!

    @being_katie
    katiekavulla@gmail.com

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  44. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/BetterHalfMommy/statuses/14736896684990464

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  45. I like maclaren on fb (kimberly yuengel-kopecky)
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  46. I follow amommyinthecity on twitter
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  47. I tweeted!
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  48. I subscribed to your rss feed
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  49. I like a mommy in the city on fb
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  50. My favorite is the Grand tour lx!!
    Kimkopecky1130@comcast.net

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  51. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/14895240167038976

    mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

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  52. We love all things Maclaren!! We would LOVE this...! What a great giveaway!

    sallyacuff@gmail.com

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  53. Tweeted today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/BetterHalfMommy/statuses/15219720865189888

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  54. http://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/15425035812478976

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  55. Tweeted.
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  56. My daughter would love this set! Thanks so much for the chance!
    @teammandy

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  57. already follow you on twitter :)
    @teammandy

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  58. I like the Juniormate Pram.

    sbereznay@gmail.com

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  59. Madison would love this

    josborne824@gmail.com

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  60. I follow MacLaren on twitter

    @raisingmadison

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  61. I like Maclaren on facebook
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  62. I like you on facebook

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  63. tweeted. @Raisingmadison

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  64. I subsribed to your RSS

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  65. http://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/15734815768711168

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  66. http://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/16162986901118977

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  67. tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/BetterHalfMommy/statuses/16192959024209920

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  68. http://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/16493848079372288

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  69. I like Maclaren on facebook info@sign4baby.com

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  70. I'm pretty partial to the Maclaren Junio Quest Activity Center! My 5yo needs more girly toys with two brothers in the house, and she is a good mama's helper ; )

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  71. I liked you on Facebook (Joann Woolley)

    Discover what your baby is thinking!
    www.sign4baby.com

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  72. tweeted about this giveaway! @sign4baby

    Discover what your baby is thinking!
    www.sign4baby.com

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  73. follow you on Twitter @sign4baby
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  74. follow Maclaren on Twitter @sign4baby
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  75. Last shot! Crossing fingers...
    http://twitter.com/#!/BetterHalfMommy/statuses/16884669358276608

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  76. http://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/16927260879626240

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