Sunday, June 17, 2012

KidCo GoPod Review & Giveaway {Baby T 7 Months!}



Baby stuff. Doesn't it just take over your house? I try not to let it. Bouncers, cribs, highchairs, car seats. It can be overwhelming, especially in small spaces. That's why I was super excited when I discovered the KidCo GoPod compact portable play center (while I was reviewing the PeaPod toddler bed). A play spot for baby that I can instantly put away? Yes, please! It is genius, it is the answer for parents like me who just can't stand the thought of another unwieldy baby gear monster taking over the tight-as-is house. 

Baby T is becoming a mobile little monkey. No, he can't crawl or walk yet, he is 7 months this month. But he does sit on his own and he has an insatiable urge to be standing even though he can't do it himself. We were passed down an old baby exersaucer, but there is just no room for it in our small living space! I didn't want yet another square footage swallowing baby thing in here. I was so excited when KidCo offered to let us try the GoPod, the folding exersaucer that you can put away in a cinch. I'm over baby gear that is a nightmare to store, so done with that. Now I'm always looking for things that fold, disassemble easily, or are very compact.


It isn't perfect just because it folds, it also goes with you anywhere. We took it on our recent road trip to Washington D.C. and set it up in our hotel room. Not only did it take up very little space in our car, it was great to have in the hotel room so that baby can stay safe and entertained while we get dressed or take a shower. Hotel rooms can be quite unsafe for baby, it was nice to have this with us. I can use it outdoors if I want to, I can take it to grandparent's house, if I ever needed to I could even fly with it - it's compact enough for the overhead bin - it is a perfect baby travel gear item. Let me put it this way, if you like to travel with a baby between 6 months old and a year - you'll love this!


This is one of his favorite spots to be! Unless he is really hungry or overly tired, he will be content in this handy contraption for at least ten minutes and even up to half an hour (though it is rare I need to leave him there that long). This gives me enough time to take a shower, do the dishes, or get some important work done on the computer. You can attach whatever toys your little one prefers to the loops and it keeps them occupied. I do wish the loops came with some sort of rings that open and close so that you can attach any toy with a loop, that would be helpful.

The GoPod takes less than a minute to set up and to fold. When folded it takes up about the same amount of space as a folding camping chair and it has a convenient pouch with a strap so you can carry it over your shoulder. It is a sturdy nylon material, looks like if we have any more babies, they will enjoy this too - it is made to last. There are also two cup/snack holders that are perfect for a baby who is more independent already. I'm sure Baby T will appreciate it during the stage before he starts walking but already likes to much on snacks. I really like that the leg opening in the seat are not directly in the middle, they are just a tad facing toward the front - which means that instead of always 'hanging' inside, the baby can actually sit down in it when his or her legs get tired.  It is great they thought of the little mat under the feet too, otherwise the baby would be able to move it around. This design is very much thought through!

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Disclaimer: I did not receive payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ. 

109 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for baby boy, he'll be here in Oct!

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  2. I would LOVe to win this! We are avid campers & with 6 children & one on the way, it would help keep the new one stationary :)

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    1. Wow, 6 children, one on the way, AND camping! You deserve a monument in your name! :) I can't even imagine camping with my two little ones!

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  3. I'm starting to do in home daycare, so this would be an awesome addition to our home!

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  4. This is cool !! Never seen this before. Would like to win it for my grand daughter.

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  5. I want to win this because I think it would come in handy with baby #3 due in February. I would save it for the new baby when he/she is big enough to use it.

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  6. I would love to give this as a gift

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  7. We go to visit family a lot a few hours from home. It'd be great to use for our son, who is coming in August!

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  8. This would be perfect for camping at the lake with my family!

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  9. I would use this for my little boy. It would be great for when we travel with grandma or go camping.

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  10. i would love this for a coworker who had a baby 4 months ago
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  11. I'd like to win it for my baby. We are a family of 4 in a 1300 sq ft house, so having products that can get small fast is very attractive to us!

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    1. I know how you feel! We're a family of 4 living in 954 sq. ft. house, recently expanded to 1,200 sq.ft. after we renovated our third floor. :) Very 'cozy'! ;)

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  12. I would like to win this because it won't take up much space in my house (I can't stand clutter!). My daughter would be using it.

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  13. I've been toying with the idea of getting this because we have officially done away with the plastic exersaucers. (we don't do plastic in this house) I know I will probably want some sort of contraption to keep this next baby happy and entertained and not crawling all over the place. :)

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  14. Id like to win for our future baby who would be using it. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I would love to win this for one of my 2 new grand babies.

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to win it for our first little one (coming soon)because our townhouse is fairly small but spans multiple levels. Something easy to bring from floor to floor is perfect!

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  17. Oh my goodness, I have been wanting one of these! It would be perfect for camping trips!

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  18. This would be excellent for our little one when we have BBQ's
    Kims2312@verizon.net

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  19. I'd like to win this for my nephew!

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  20. What a fun product! My newborn would use it when big enough & until then I'm sure my 18 month old would find plenty of use for it :)

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  21. I would love it for my 3 month old daughter when she gets a little older. I love that it folds up and is transportable!

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  22. this would be for my friends baby!

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  23. This sounds great! I definitely want it!
    Stephanie S.

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  24. this would be great for all the grandkids
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  25. I agree this would be great for the traveling man. Camping, BBQ's, day at the beach.

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  26. I would love to win this for my daughter! Her exersaucer thing seems to be taking up my whole living room and I would LOVE this to replace it!

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  27. I want to win this for my first baby due in July :)

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  28. would love to have this with no 2.. no 1 is on the go constantly and it would be REALLY nice to have a place to put no2 whiel we play at the park or pool

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  29. May friend is due with baby #2 in September.

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  30. I've had my eye on this, and I'd love to win it for our baby due in August!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  31. It would be amazing for my baby due in January. I have thought it would be wonderful to have one of these for camping!

    -Hannah Avery

    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  32. We travel so much between families that it would be nice to have something like this for travel. Our 4 month old would love this!

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  33. Beautiful Pictures..All the children must love that..:)

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  34. My great grandson would be the very lucky recipient of this if I win! I know he will love it!

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  35. I would use this for my Baby #2 who is due in August! I am definitely going to need some hands-free time

    cmcosman at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'd love to win this for our new little guy who is expected within the next month. It would be amazing to take along to playgroups when my 2 year old is running around or on camping trips!

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  37. So excited to have it for traveling! (And I would use it for myself of course!)

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  38. This would be perfect for our daughter, especially with our son running around...it's easy to pop her in!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I would use it while doing the dishes and laundry. Baby #2 is due in October!!

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  40. I never seen this before -- I'd love to have it for my first baby, which is coming soon!

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  41. i would like to win this for my son

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  42. My 7 month old loves her exersaucer, but it's too bulky to travel with or take outside. This would be awesome!

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  43. I would like to win this for my newborn daughter, because I know it's something she'll be able to use soon!

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  44. I would love to win this for my son. It is a great alternative to those awful plastic ones!

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  45. i want it for our baby mverno@roadrunner.com

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  46. Cool! Looks like a great space-saving alternative to exersaucer.

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  47. I would love this for my son! Right now we are borrowing an entertainer. It would be great to have our own and one that is portable!!

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  48. I'd love to win because we do tons of outdoor activities as a family, and it would be great for my daughter to hang out in!

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  49. This would be wonderful for my youngest and one one the way too. This would be great for sporting events and camping. My husband coaches and it would definitely come in handy

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  50. I would love to win this for my baby on the way! I love the portability aspect for taking it to the in-laws etc.

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  51. Ooooohhh, I love this, would be so awesome for traveling to in laws or parents where they don't have all the baby gear!

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  52. This would be awesome to take camping or to the lake for my son and any future babies

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  53. I would love to win this for my baby that is due in feb, we go camping to our relatives lake house all the time so this would be perfect and so easy to travel with for our baby.

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  54. THIS IS GENIUS!! I would love to win this for my daughter! Between our work schedules she is shuffled from place to place, and breaking down the pack n play is becoming a pain in the butt!

    Victoria S

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  55. I'd like this because it saves space and is easy to travel with

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  56. I want to win this for my nephew.

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  57. I'd love to win this for our fourth baby due in the fall! I love that it folds up and takes up minimal space, great for apartment living with 4 kids!

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  58. I would like this for my baby grandson. He is only 3 months old, but will be ready for this soon.
    Susan Chester

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  59. I would like to win this because it would be perfect for my niece. In addition, my sister isn't doing to well financially so it would be nice to give her something for her daughter that she probably couldn't buy.

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  60. i would love this for my nephew who is due in november

    yanktheese@yahoo.com

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  61. I would love to have baby stuff that stores small!

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  62. My daughter, so we could take it with us while traveling!

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  63. one of my closest friend is going to be a first time mom and i know she'd really appreciate this!

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  64. I hope to win this for my soon to be nephew

    theresa j

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  65. I would live to win this for baby # 1!

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  66. I would love to win this for my 3 month old daughter to use at Grandma's house.

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  67. I would get this for my son that is on the way!
    -Heather S

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  68. I would love to win this. I would use it for my son.

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  69. We are going to be traveling with our 7 month old soon. This would be great to bring along!

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  70. I think it would be great for my daughter.

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  71. This would be perfecct for our little one to take to gma and gpa house.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  72. I would love to win this for my sister who is expecting her third child :)

    Ashley_Greiner@yahoo.com

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  73. Would love to win for my best friend who is expecting her first kid.

    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

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  74. I would love to use this for my daughter. It looks terrific for travel!

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  75. I would like to win because a friend just had a baby and she would love it.

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  76. I would like to win this because my sister and i take our 7 kids out all the time and she has a 5 month old that we are always tossing back and forth with each of us taking turns holding her, i keep asking her to bring a bumbo but she says it's too bulky..this is EXACTLY what we need!

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  77. I'd like to win this for my cousin.

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  78. I would love to win this for my "extra" kids.

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  79. I would like to win this for my cousin that is having a baby soon.
    Damian Jarreau

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  80. My niece is pregnant and this would make her life so much easier after the baby comes.

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  81. I wouldliketo win this for my baby to be

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  82. My grandson could use it!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  83. My goddaughter is in the hospital as we speak. I'd give it to her for her little one that is due sometime today.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  84. I would use this when i babysit my nephew

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  85. I would love to win this for me and my next baby to use!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

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  86. I would like to win this for my niece who just had a baby!

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  87. I would like to win this for my sister so my niece could use it.

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  88. My niece is having my great niece soon and I would like the KidCo GoPod for her. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

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  89. I would like to win this for our little Peyton for our outdoor outings.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  90. like to win because we have a new grand baby and this would be so useful

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  91. I would like this for my son to be baby nephew

    cweller75@gmail.com

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  92. we had something similar to this for our kids when they were babies and loved it. Would give this to my sister in law who is expecting


    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  93. I have a friend who is having a baby and would love this!

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  94. My three month old would be interested in this in no time.

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  95. I would love to let the new baby use this when we go to Big Sis's classes, sporting events, etc.

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  96. I'd love to win this for my daughter (5 months now) because she will (too) soon be ready to move on her feet!

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  97. I'd love to win this for my own baby!

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