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

November Recycling Awareness Bumbleride Fabrics

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 .

 

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!

Koa Koa France

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!

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 24th, 2014


Childhood Cancer PS image

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month? A serious topic but a real one that affects many young families. The American Childhood Cancer Organization, http://acco.org, is a great support to families in need and a leader in Pediatric Cancer Research.

Here are  a few resources for how we can all help:

– Check out P.S. I Adore You, https://psiadoreyou.com/, an online retailer of children’s items whose mission is to help bring awareness to childhood cancer.

cozy courage

– Another way to contribute is by purchasing a beautiful blanket or just making a donation to Cozy Courage, https://www.headregal.com/cozy-courage/donate/. This is a non-profit organization out of Los Angeles where two moms create beautiful fleece lined Kantha blankets inspired from India and much more! 10% of online sales and your donation goes towards the production of these beautiful blankets and distributing them to children undergoing treatment in oncology clinics and hospitals. Read more about their story and motivation here, http://www.headregal.com/cozy-courage/.

Cozy Courage Blankets Apple Image

 

Jennifer Aspen – Bumbleride Indie Testimonial

August 25th, 2014

Jennifer Aspen Bumbleride Testimonial

“This is a picture of my daughter Charlotte conked out in her Bumbleride.  And it should tell you a couple things:
1) It’s dirty. Cause we use it all the time and I never get around to washing it (which is easy to do).
2) My child loves it. Hence the foot. Hence she’s sound asleep.
Bumbleride was our first stroller and when we are done with it, I will most likely cry. Not just because it means
my child is too grown up to ride in a stroller, but because of the memories of the places we’ve been in it.
The Bumbleride is my outing stroller, my jogging stroller, my travel stroller all in one.  It’s gone around the block
and to destinations like Cape Cod,  Big Sur, Arizona, Florida,  Disneyland and DisneyWorld.  We have used it since
Charlotte was first able to be in a stroller. It’s versatility is fantastic.  It’s design and quality top notch. This
is the stroller I tell everyone to get. Because it’s the only one you need. Thank You Bumbleride for being a part
of our lives!”

-Jennifer Aspen

Thanks so much for sharing Jen! -Bumbleride

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

Bumbleride Ambassador – Katy Martin – Steamboat Springs, CO.

June 20th, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 review Katy Martin Steamboat Springs Colorado
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.

The Fold

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!
Bumbleride Indie 4 review Katy Martin Steamboat Springs Colorado

The Bassinet

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.

Bumbleride Indie 4 review Katy Martin Steamboat Springs Colorado

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:

  • I like the extra storage basket underneath
  • I love that it is compatible with my Maxi Cosi car seat which I love because it eliminates the need of transferring a sleeping baby
  • I feel good about the fact that the fabrics are made up of 50% recycled PET (14 plastic bottles) and 50% bamboo charcoal fiber
  • I appreciate the auto locks and standing fold as I wrangle getting in and out of cars, and planes
  • I’m comforted by the 3 year warranty and “a lifetime of friendly Customer Care.” I did reach out to Bumbleride with a question when we first bought it, and they were nothing but delightful and very helpful.
  • My husband appreciates the adjustable handle to accommodate our height differences
  • Lily loves the peek-a-boo window

My least favorite features:

  • The foot brake is easy to tap up and down with my foot, but I do wish it was a little more cushioned for when I am out and about in flip-flops!
  • It is quite big and takes up quite a bit of room in my Jeep Liberty, but space-saving is not my biggest priority with this stroller
  • If it could be lighter in weight, I would be eternally grateful

…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! Bumbleride Indie 4 review Katy Martin Steamboat Springs Colorado

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