Mom’s Stroller Reviews – Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review – Featuring Indie 4 vs. Indie Comparison

December 12th, 2014

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Mom's stroller Reviews Bumbleride indie 4 stroller review and comparison

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I love the Indie model. That is why I was so exited about release of the Indie 4. Some parents want to have four wheels instead of three because they feel that four wheels provide better stability. I think it’s matter of preference. In my opinion, four wheels ARE more stable and easier to navigate in tight spaces, but they weigh more and take up more space in your trunk.  So you have to see what’s more important for you the weight or the stability. Here is my full review of Indie model.

The Indie 4 model is designed for everyday use like going to the mall, running errands, walks at the park or a beach. It’s NOT a jogger unlike the Indie model, but has all-terrain wheels and comes with a matching BASSINET so you can use it from birth. I think Bumbleride is trying to create serious competition for popular UPPABaby Vista model which also has all-terrain tires and comes with a matching bassinet. You can also convert Indie 4 to a travel system by using included universal car seat adapter.

I was happy to see that Indie 4 has some of the same features as Indie like oversized canopy, adjustable leg rest, deep recline, nicely padded roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, 5-point harness, huge basket, storage pocket, and easy fold. The seat has a deep recline and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. This buggy weighs 22 lbs which is 2 lbs more than Indie model. The extra weight comes as a result of an extra wheel.

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because just like Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for. For me, the most important things are large all-terrain air-filled tires, all-wheel suspension, deep recline and huge canopy. I would like to see an automatic lock that actually works automatically so you don’t have to jump on top of the stroller to engage it. LOL. Other than that it’s a great stroller. It retails for around $599 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax) and comes with a bassinet, universal car seat adapter, cup holder and bumper bar.

Read the rest of the review including an in depth Indie vs. Indie 4 chart, pro/cons and photos, http://www.momsstrollerreviews.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/.

San Diego Magazine – A Sweet Ride

December 11th, 2014

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San Diego Magazine Bumbleride Feature A Sweet Ride

A Sweet Ride

Point Loma couple builds a stroller company for the urban active mom

As they say, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage. For San Diegans Matt and Emily Reichardt, this playground rhyme is not only true, it’s also a business plan.

In 2004, they started Bumbleride, a Little Italy-based company that makes stylish strollers for the savvy, athletic mom. All terrain tires, lightweight airplane-grade aluminum framing, and sleek designs make them hip, but not flashy. Consumers are comparing them to top-of-the-line brands like Bugaboo and BOB.

The Reichardts have known each other since they were kids in Point Loma. Both graduated from Point Loma High School. They later married, and while Emily was pregnant with their first child, they got an idea….

Read the rest of the article at http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/November-2014/A-Sweet-Ride/ .

Small Business Weekend- Indie 4 All Black Stroller Giveaway 11/28 – 12/12

November 26th, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Small Business Weekend Giveaway

Have you heard about Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is November 29th and we’re extending it to December 12th so that you can win our new Indie 4 All Black stroller!

How to enter:

1. Purchase any item in-store, from one of Bumbleride’s qualified independent retailers, www.bumbleride.com/retailers (excluding Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us, Right Start, Amazon.com and Diapers.com) in-person between Friday, November 28th and Friday, December 12th

2. Visit www.bumbleride.com/smallbusinessgiveaway to submit your information and attach a copy of your in-store receipt.

One entry per person. The winner will be announced at the top of this post on December 22nd!  Good luck!!

 

 

Small Business Weekend Promotion 11/28 – 12/1- Purchase a Bumbleride, Receive a Free Parent Pack and Rain Cover!

November 26th, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Small Business Weekend Promotion

Small Business Weekend Promotion

Independent retailers are what helped launch Bumbleride and they continue to be critical partners in our success. This coming weekend we want to encourage purchasing your new Bumbleride from one of our qualified independent retailers, www.bumbleride.com/retailers . This offer excludes Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us, Right Start, Amazon.com and Diapers.com.

Purchase a Bumbleride stroller between November 28th to December 1st  from one of Bumbleride’s qualified independent retailers and receive a FREE Parent Pack and Rain Cover!

To receive your FREE gifts visit www.bumbleride.com/smallbusiness and submit your information and a copy of your receipt or order confirmation. Please allow up to 2 business days for a confirmation email. Offer open to US and Canadian retailers only.

 

 

Rise Above Plastics – Change Begins Onshore

November 14th, 2014

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Rise Above Plastics

Throughout October , the Surfrider Foundation led a ‘Rise Above Plastics’ campaign by providing tips on how to reduce your plastic footprint and simple ways to implement change in your daily routine. The Surfrider Foundation’s mission is to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves and beachesHere are 10 ways to rise above plastics:

Ten Ways To Rise Above Plastics

  1. Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water.  Cloth bags and metal or glass reusable bottles are available locally at great prices.
  2. Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other ‘disposable’ plastics.  Carry reusable utensils in your purse, backpack or car to use at bbq’s, potlucks or take-out restaurants.
  3. Reduce everyday plastics such as sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box that includes a thermos.
  4. Bring your to-go mug with you to the coffee shop, smoothie shop or restaurants that let you use them.  A great wat to reduce lids, plastic cups and/or plastic-lined cups.
  5. Go digital!  No need for plastic cds, dvds and jewel cases when you can buy your music and videos online.
  6. Seek out alternatives to the plastic items that you rely on.
  7. If you must use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE), which are the most commonly recycled plastics.  Avoid plastic bags and polystyrene foam as both typically have very low recycling rates.
  8. Volunteer at a beach cleanup.  Surfrider Foundation Chapters often hold cleanups monthly or more frequently.
  9. Support plastic bag bans, polystyrene foam bans and bottle recycling bills.
  10. Spread the word.  Talk to your family and friends about why it is important to Rise Above Plastics!

At Bumbleride….

At Bumbleride we are always looking for more ways to upcycle, recycle and reduce our plastic use. That’s why every stroller that Bumbleride manufactures, contains 14 recycled plastic bottles in a single seat fabric. That means plastics saved from land fills and our oceans. Our recycled fabric is called PET and allows us to use materials that already exist and avoid using all new material. Learn more about our fabrics here, http://www.bumbleride.com/our-fabrics .

We greatly encourage you to get involved in your own community and to take an extra step this month and help recycle. We strive to do just that by frequently taking the office outdoors and cleaning our local beaches, http://www.bumbleride.com/blog/earth-day-bumbleride-beach-cleanup. We have also established a Bumbleride recycling program at our offices in San Diego. We continue to work hard to be more responsible with our products and as a company but are proud of what we have been able to accomplish so far. We also know that educating our children starts with us setting a good example.

Bumbleride Beach Cleanup Rise Above Plastics

We support and appreciate the Surfrider Foundation‘s Rise Above Plastics campaign, http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/rise-above-plastics .

 

New York Family Magazine – The Wheel Deal: Our Annual Guide To The Best Strollers Of 2014 – Indie 4

November 6th, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Reviews New York Family Magazine Best Strollers of 2014
Bumbleride Indie 4

Bumbleride Indie 4

“For days crammed full of diverse metropolitan happenings—hitting the park, running errands, and zipping to playdates—the new Indie 4 (which comes with a bassinet included), is a perfect pick. Compact and lightweight, yet designed with rugged pneumatic tires and all-wheel suspension to handle any terrain, the Indie 4 handles both urban and off-road locales with ease. With a space-saving fold and new automatic frame locks, it can also stand on its own for convenient loading and stowing.”

– Read the rest of the Annual Guide at , http://www.newyorkfamily.com/the-best-strollers-of-2014/.

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

October 31st, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Reviews

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

Baby Gizmo blog:

“The wheels and suspension give the Indie 4 amazing maneuverability whether you are cruising the streets, shopping the mall or hitting the trails..”http://babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Cool Mom picks blog:

” I put the Indie 4 through our usual paces at the mall, the park, and the boardwalk, and I love that it turns on a dime and is narrow enough to easily navigate in and out of doorways. Plus it just looks sleek in a variety of colors…” -http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/07/01/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

MINI magazine:

All terrain is an important aspect for many parents now and the Indie 4 once again fits the bill. You can go from city strolling to a hilly hike with no problems-the Indie 4 can handle it all!” http://mini-magazine.com/bumbleride-debuts-new-indie-4-stroller/

Pregnancy & newborn magazine:

“The sunshade on the stroller provides a lot of coverage and is easy to operate. In fact, it provides the most sun coverage of any stroller we’ve owned. A very nice feature! There is even a small peekaboo window made of mesh.”  -http://www.pnmag.com/h-s/bumbleride-indie-4/

Pop Sugar blog:

Bumbleride has created an all-terrain stroller for everyone. To top it off, the Indie 4 is lightweight and easy to fold-perfect for families on the go.” -http://www.popsugar.com/moms/photo-gallery/34531667/image/34531736/Bumbleride-Indie-4

Simple Moms blog:

“It is very easy to push and maneuver, two handed as well as one…It glides right along. Not once have I wished this stroller could do something it couldn’t do. It’s amazing!

To be completely transparent with you guys, my husband grabs this stroller EVERY time we go on a walk folks. No joke. This has me husbands stamp of approval…and we have sure tested a lot of strollers!” -http://www.thesimplemoms.com/2014/05/lets-ride-with-the-new-bumbleride-indie-4-check-it-out-before-you-can-buy-it-review.html

Mom’s Stroller Reviews:

“I give it 5 out of 5 stars because just like the Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for.”http://www.momsstrollerreviews.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

Mom Trends blog:

My two favorite features of the Indie 4 are the great maneuvering front all-wheel suspension pneumatic tires and a fabulous canopy that has excellent coverage.” – http://www.momtrends.com/tag/bumbleride-indie-4/

Baby Dickey blog:

The Fold- Why I love it: It auto locks, Yea, not all strollers do! AND, even better, it stands on its own when folded. A MUST!” -http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Magic Beans review:

“The zippiest all-terrain stroller has so many great features that it’s hard to see why everyone wouldn’t love it! Bumbleride strollers are easy to love, with their eco-friendly materials, thoughtful engineering and beautiful design.”http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strollers-off-the-beaten-path-the-bumbleride-indie-4-and-peg-perego-book/

Learn more about Indie 4, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.

What People Are Saying About Indie Twin

October 22nd, 2014

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller Reviews

What People Are Saying About Indie Twin

Daily Mom: 

“The Bumbleride Indie Twin is truly unique in that it offers two separate, fully adjustable seats- both recline and have movable footrests that operate independently from one another. So that means your toddler can sit upright with his or her feet at an angle and you can recline your baby’s seat or lift up the footrest for comfort.”. -http://dailymom.com/discover/stroller-guide-bumbleride-indie-twin/

A Healthy Slice of Life:

“The Indie Twin is incredibly well built. Every part of it is luxurious.The fabric, the fact that there is very little plastic, it’s sturdiness. It is built for all terrain and it shows. Still, it’s only 34 pounds, which makes it manageable to fold up and take with you.”. “The Indie Twin is incredibly easy to steer, even while holding a cup of coffee in the other hand.“. -http://www.ahealthysliceoflife.com/bumbleride-indie-twin-review/

My Tailored Fitness:

“For a side by side double stroller, It’s slim. A full inch narrower than the Double BOB, which makes a difference when squeezing through doorways. This makes the Indie Twin great for running errands in addition to using it for exercise.”.- http://blog.mytailoredfitness.com/bumbleride-indie-twin-review/

Lucie’s List:

“The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a cult favorite. If all strollers were competing in a beauty pageant, the Bumbleride would be the winner.”.- http://www.lucieslist.com/best-all-terrain-double-strollers/#bumbleride

About Health:

“The adjustable features give the stroller longevity, making it a good option for both infants and older children.”.-

http://multiples.about.com/od/stroller1/fr/Bumbleride-Indie-Twin-Double-Stroller.htm

Learn more about Indie Twin here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie-twin.

Koa Koa

October 16th, 2014

Koa Koa France

We are pretty sure every child would love to build a balloon powered hovercraft or a doorbell for their room out of wooden gears. That is why this new company, Koa Koa, http://koakoa.fr/en/ caught our attention.

Koa Koa France

With a subscription, Koa Koa will ship two projects a month that will stimulate your child’s play time with art and science . The activities are designed for children five years or older and encourage them to be inventive, learning with a hands on approach. We think it is great to see a child engaged in learning and having fun. These projects do just that while also encouraging them to get outside and test out what they just spent time building. We know parents are looking to stimulate their child’s thinking and limit screen time so for those of us that are not thinking up all these ingenious ideas on our own we can have them delivered right to our door. Follow Koa Koa on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/koakoa.fr .

Koa Koa ships only to Belgium and France. Let’s hope they make it to North America!

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Being a Member of The New Mom Club – Scary Mommy

October 9th, 2014

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Being a Member of The New Mom Club

Here is a cute letter to all you new Mom’s out there, http://www.scarymommy.com/new-mom-club/. The days with a new baby are very special and we found Lauren Ramakrishna’s candid humor about the day to day adjustments of being a new mom to be right on point. We agree, It is the best club to be apart of!