Thanks so much for sharing Jen! -Bumbleride
Thanks so much for sharing Jen! -Bumbleride
Baby Dickey recently reviewed our Indie 4 all terrain stroller after owning the Indie since last fall. Here are a few highlights from her review:
Learn more about Indie 4 here, www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.
Read the full review here, http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/.
This week we would like to introduce another one of our Bumbleride parents and our Marketing Director, Kailin. In addition to her role at Bumbleride, Kailin is the mother of 3 year old Noah and is expecting her second child in October.
My first experience with Bumbleride was when my son was just 9 months old. A friend referred me to the Bumbleride Indie, and I was hooked! My husband and I both love to run and we also love to explore the beautiful city of San Diego where we live. The Indie allowed Noah to do these things with us.
When people ask me what I do (for a living), I answer that I have 2 careers. My “official” one being the Marketing Director for Bumbleride, and the other of being mommy to my three year old son, Noah.
Having children was never on my “agenda”. It wasn’t that I was against the idea; it just never seemed like the right time. When I was blessed with Noah my world was changed. Noah is an incredibly energetic and bright little boy who amazes me each day. His enthusiasm for everything he does reminds me to take a second, slow down and soak up life’s little moments. This can be hard at times because I am also one of the thousands of wives whose husbands are gone for several months at a time to serve in the military. As a full-time working mom (literally), I find myself getting wrapped up in endless to-do lists as I attempt to be the best at both of my “jobs”.
To keep myself focused on what’s important, I try to abide by a few working mom “rules” that I’ve established for myself:
I have been lucky to find a home with the Bumbleride Family here in San Diego and a position that allows me to learn more and more about the parents who are just like me.
In the next 2 months I will begin a new and exciting chapter in my life, as we welcome our second child. I look forward to growing as a mother and would love to receive your tips and tricks!
Mom Trends recently reviewed our Flite stroller. Here are a few highlights from their review:
The Bumbleride Flite is ideal for families looking for the convenience of an umbrella stroller with a super durable frame that makes this stroller both sturdy and compact, for travel and everyday life.
Learn more about Flite or purchase here, www.bumbleride.com/strollers/flite.
Read the whole review over at Momtrends, http://www.momtrends.com/2014/06/strolling-in-the-bumbleride-flite/.
Hither & Thither recently returned from a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando,FL with two kids under three. Here are some of their tips, photos and highlights:
Read the whole post here, http://www.hitherandthither.net/2014/06/visiting-disneyworld-toddler.html.
Esther at Cool Mom Picks recently put Indie 4 through their family’s usual paces: the mall, the park and the boardwalk. Here are a few highlights from her review:
Read the whole review here, http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/07/01/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/ .
Baby Gizmo recently reviewed our Indie 4 here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/ and wanted to provide a comparison video for expectants and parents deciding between Indie and Indie 4. Watch the video below to learn more about the biggest differences. Which model would best fit your family’s lifestyle? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
You can find the full review here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/05/bumbleride-indie-vs-bumbleride-indie-4-comparison-video/ .
USA Today recently featured our new all terrain Indie 4 as one of their Best New Products for Summer Family Travel! Here is an edited excerpt of their article:
“The right gear and gadgets go a long way toward making a family vacation successful. These new products make traveling easier for families by doing away with such common “trip-ups” as bored kids, lost dogs, cramped tents, too much to carry and not enough luggage.
A sister to Indie, Bumbleride’s popular jogging stroller, the more compact Indie 4 ups the utility to create what Bumbleride calls a “crossover stroller.” No need to pack two baby buggies, one for city jaunts and one for all terrain adventures. Because of the air-filled, over-sized tires — yes, tires — the Indie 4 rolls easily on sidewalks and maneuvers through dirt, gravel and grass. That means it can handle pebbly lakeside trails as well as unpaved national park paths. The adjustable handlebar has enough positions so that short and tall partners can find their sweet spots for traveling, hiking and shopping.
The included bassinet stretches your budget by making the Indie 4 functional for infants. The fabric is easy to wipe clean, the seat reclines fully for kiddie naps and the attachable bar enables the stroller to carry some car seats. Although the Indie 4 folds up to 29-inches by 24.5 inches by 15 inches, collapsing the 22-pound stroller takes practice.” – Candyce H. Stapen
Read the full article here, http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2014/06/09/new-family-travel-products/9498191/.
I imagine other new moms can relate to the need to feel like you are doing things right. We’re thrust into a whirlwind of conflicting opinions and it’s hard to know who or what to believe. Sometimes affirmation comes in the form of positive results at your latest wellness visit, the only time in your life when “She’s gaining weight beautifully” is music to your ears. At other times a smile from your newborn is all you need to get through your day. Or was that just a little gas? I recently felt the satisfaction of believing I had made the right decision when I met a new mother’s group for the first time.
Setting off for a hike, I popped open my stroller at which point the other’s adoringly exclaimed, “Is that a Bumbleride?” The brand new, all-terrain Bumbleride Indie 4 has done me proud. Not only does the gorgeous aquamarine color draw the attention of admirers, but it’s array of really well-considered features draws stroller aficionados too. Such as it’s plentiful storage space: I ended up carrying several other diaper bags, cell phones, water bottles et al as we set off on our hike.
I live in one of the most beautiful towns in America, Steamboat Springs, a town where the surrounding mountains beckon you outside, day-in, day-out. Over the past few months, the Indie 4, Lily, and I have pounded the pavement of the Yampa River Core Trail; we’ve explored the rough trails of our local Whistler Park together; and we’ve even trekked up a few thousand feet of vertical on Emerald Mountain. We’ve even navigated the tight twists and turns of local boutiques without knocking over one thing, and tucked ourselves together in corners of restaurants without getting any glares (that I cared to notice) for taking up too much space. I haven’t rolled over anyone’s foot either, thanks to the front wheels being compactly tucked on the inside of the frame. (I have bumped the odd doorway with the back ones – but I think I have to blame that on my bad driving skills!)
Through it all, I have been really impressed with the Indie’s maneuverability over different terrain, in and around tight corners, as well as the way it rolls over different lumps and bumps of our landscape with shock-absorbing all-wheel suspension.
It’s easy to open, close and compactly stow away. This aspect was very important to me because I travel often to see family spread all over the world and I needed a stroller that I could easily take with me. (I’m definitely planning on getting the travel bag). Before I set out the first time, I practiced opening and closing it so as not to make a fool of myself in public – and after just two goes, I felt ready to head out! It’s easy. It’s relatively light too. I say relative because, at 22 lbs, it still feels a little heavy to lug around – but compared to other strollers of it’s kind, it’s a breeze!
I have especially enjoyed the bassinet. We’ve had some pretty warm weather this spring, and while I also love my Maxi Cosi Infant Car Seat – which locks in easily to the Indie 4 with the help of an additional adapter from Bumbleride (most brands are compatible with the Indie, but the Maxi Cosi needs the adapter) – the Maxi Cosi gets pretty warm, and Lily heats up with it. The bassinet is not only a lovely, cooler option, it gives her space to vigorously kick her little legs. She especially loves the “peek-a-boo” sunroof, locking in her attention to see all that passes above her. I’m comforted by the fact that the sunshade is SPF 45 too! The bassinet has also been a fabulous alternative to a pack n’ play, and even a Moses basket. It’s become a cozy haven for nap time during the day, and it’s been all we need to take with us for Lily’s sleeping arrangements when we’ve traveled and stayed at hotels.
Indie 4 is an investment that I’m thrilled I made. I trust it will be all we need for several years, adapting to the needs of our growing baby (and children). I live by the motto of “Buy nice or buy twice!” My husband has meticulously inspected it’s structure and sturdiness, and my mother has examined how easily it cleans. The material is easy to wipe down, and you do have the option to remove the entire lining of the stroller to wash more thoroughly. I don’t expect to see any wear and tear anytime soon. I would recommend the Indie 4 to anyone who is looking for a stroller that can go the distance, with children of all ages, and across varying terrains and climates (I have yet to test it out in out 400+ powder snow, but trust it will be a-ok !) So when my friends exclaimed, “Is that a Bumbleride?” I beamed proudly. “Yes, it is and I love it.”
My favorite features:
…but I’m just making these last points to find something to nitpick… because ultimately I am really happy with the Indie 4. It’s perfect for our lifestyle!
Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4 .