Huff Post Parents – How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body by Sarah Koppelkam

May 2nd, 2014


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As parents, we can always use extra inspiration and advice. This article is a great reminder of how our actions can encourage/empower our children to be healthy and confident. -Bumbleride

“How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.

Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.

If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:

“You look so healthy!” is a great one.

Or how about, “You’re looking so strong.”

“I can see how happy you are — you’re glowing.”

Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.”…..

This post originally appeared on hopeave.wordpress.com.

Huff Post Article Link, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-koppelkam/body-image_b_3678534.html

Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2013

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Nothing raises our awareness of our environment, the food we eat and the products we use than when we bring a child into the world. This Earth Day we want to point you to a great resource that we think you will find invaluable. Healthy Child Healthy World, http://healthychild.org/healthy-living/resources/books/. Written by Christopher Gavigan, co-founder of The Honest Co. along with Jessica Alba, https://www.honest.com/. This book gives you clear advice for setting up a non-toxic nursery to reducing allergens and lead in your home and garden, how to shop for organic produce and eliminate harmful plastics. The list goes on but you will definitely benefit from all that you will learn and better your environment for your whole family. The more that do this on an individual level the healthier our families will be and the cleaner our beautiful Earth will stay!

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Win Indies in Vita!

October 5th, 2012


                                                                                  Bumbleride Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway

” The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.

Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. NBCAM recognizes that, although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. Today, we remain dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health.” - http://www.nbcam.org/

                                                                                 Bumbleride Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are giving away TWO Vita Indies and donating TWO more to Baby2Baby during the month of October. To enter, comment on this blog sharing a local resource that supports breast cancer awareness, prevention, education or treatment (comments are moderated, please allow time for your comment to be visible). Please make sure to comment with your city and state/province first, followed by the resource and or link. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada only. One entry per day allowed. Winners will be chosen by random.org and resource verfied/authenticated. The winner will be notified the first week of November by email so please also include your email address.

Thank you for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and good luck!

                                                            

Stroller Maintenance 101

June 14th, 2012


Stroller Maintenance 101

We often find that our customers are surprised when we talk about stroller maintenance. For busy parents it can be tough remembering to take care of their stroller, however it’s good to remember that a stroller is not much different than the bicycle in your garage. The tire pressure needs to be checked regularly, the chain and the wheel axles may need some lubrication from time to time. So we wanted to point out a few things that Bumbleride owners should be aware of.

General Maintenance

Planning for your stroller’s long haul.

We recommend doing a quick inspection of your Indie or Indie Twin before each use. Checking the tire pressure, attachment points, ensuring that the front wheel quick release is tightened and clamped and that there isn’t anything the way of the brake lever. Remember that the front wheel(s) should be in the locked and outward position if you are traveling faster than a casual walking pace.

Fabric Maintenance

Keeping the cushion clean and soft.

All Bumbleride fabrics have a water & stain protective treatment that makes clean up easy. We recommend a spot cleaning any dirty areas using either a basic detergent and water solution or Fabric Love (www.buggylove.com), part of a nifty stroller care kit from Buggy Love. All Bumbleride strollers have removable seat fabric that can be machine-washed in cold water with a mild detergent. Make sure to always air-dry the fabric components. Please note that repeated washings will eventually remove the water/stain protective treatment on the fabrics.

Wheel Maintenance

Smooth rolling for years to come.

The most frequent questions related to the Indie or Indie Twin maintenance have to do with the 12” air filled tires. These wheels are essentially small bicycle tires, much like what you would find on a kid’s bike. However each tire needs to be properly inflated to 30 PSI before use. If the tires are not inflated properly there is a greater likelihood that an inner tube could puncture or become misaligned. We recommend checking and inflating your tires every 1-2 weeks, if not more frequently. If your inner tube does become flat, most bike shops stock 12” inner tubes or will be able to fix your existing tube. You can also find replacement inner tubes on our website (www.bumbleride.com).

Lubrication

Greasing the wheels properly

The wheels, axles and suspension all need periodic cleaning and lubrication. We recommend a bicycle chain lubricant such as CleanRide, Tri-Flow or Buggylove’s Wheel Love. We recommend adding drops near the hub and bearings of each wheel. You can also turn the stroller over and drop the lubricant into the back wheel axle where the suspension spring is housed. Doing this on a regular basis should prevent any squeaks around the wheels or suspension. Remember that regular maintenance will keep your Indie or Indie Twin riding smoothly for years to come!

Using the Multi-use Bars Correctly

February 1st, 2012

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Multi-use Bars

It has come to our attention that there is a possibility for multi-use bars included with Indie & Indie Twin models (I-110, I-205, IT-111 and IT-305) to be used incorrectly, resulting in a potential strangulation hazard. The multi-use bar has three positions: 1. Upright (to be used with a toddler), 2. Mid (to only be used when installing an infant car seat) and 3. Folded.

Even though Bumbleride’s packaging instructions, as well as labeling on the multi-use bar, clearly explain correct and incorrect use, we are finding that some consumers are still using these multi-use bars inappropriately.

Because safety is of the utmost concern to Bumbleride, we are releasing this clear warning in conjunction with the CPSC on how the multi-use bars are to be correctly used.

The multi-use bars were included as accessories on these models and are not needed for the safety of your child. They can also be removed if desired. Please always ensure that your child is secure using the 5-point harness in the seat.




Hurricane or Cyclone?

August 30th, 2011


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With Hurricane Irene having such a heavy impact on the East Coast, we found Nasa’s website on hurricanes an excellent resource for young ones and families to learn more about these storms.

Girls On The Run

August 1st, 2011


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Are you looking for a fabulous after school program for your daughter that encourages character development by educating and preparing her for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living? At Bumbleride, we encourage families and young people to live healthy and active lifestyles. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The whole family can get involved by volunteering, participating, coaching, or becoming a running buddy. We hope you enjoy this video! Click here to learn more about Girls on the Run. Also, check out their website to learn more or find a chapter near you.

 

Think Baby

November 30th, 2010

Think Baby

Purchasing bottles and sippy cups for your little can be quite confusing with so many options on the market. It’s scary to think of all the junk in so many products including bottles still available today. Because of their focus on the use of clean plastics, we think you should have a look at Think Baby.

We recommend the starter kit that includes four bottles as well as stocking up on the sippy cup conversion kit.
You will love knowing their products are chemical-conscious with your baby’s developing body in mind.

To learn more, visit http://www.thinkbabybottles.com/index.htm.

What to Expect

November 19th, 2010

What to Expect

If you’re an expecting family, you probably have questions- a lot of questions. What To Expect is an online community connecting expecting parents to useful information about welcoming a little one.

Have a health concern? Browse through their alphabetical health guide or post a quick note to a message board. We love all of the archived articles covering topics from eating well during pregnancy to things dad should be thinking about.

To learn more about the What to Expect Community, visit whattoexpect.com.

Gastrokid

November 9th, 2010

Gastrokid

Gastrokid

Here at Bumbleride, we love to eat! Gastrokid, one of our favorite blogs, is a huge resource of healthy-minded meals for the entire family. Whether your looking for a three-course Peruvian dish or a quick homemade Gatorade recipe, Gastrokid is sure to have you covered.

Learn more at Gastrokid.