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

Indie 4 Giveaway! – Be The First Indie 4 Owner! {Ends 3/31}

March 1st, 2014
 

Bumbleride Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Giveaway

Here is your chance to be the very first Indie 4 owner!

Indie 4 is a compact, lightweight all terrain stroller designed to bridge the gap between urban errands and off-road adventures while adapting to babies at any age or stage. An included bassinet allows infants to face parents while the long and roomy, forward-facing seat with high canopy allows older children to ride comfortably. Indie 4 features four, off-road ready air filled tires in city friendly sizes paired with all wheel suspension perfect for all terrain versatility. With a compact space-saving standing fold and new auto locks, packing for a family trip or navigating daily life is now convenient. Parents will appreciate Indie 4’s versatile features like our adjustable handle, large easy-access storage basket and eco-conscious fabrics. Indie 4 offers peak performance no matter where life’s path takes you. 

Learn more about Indie 4 here–>>http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.php

Here’s how to enter:
1. Mandatory Entry- Follow @bumbleride on Instagram and comment back on this post with your @username and your favorite Indie 4 features.

2. Optional Entry- Re-gram this photo and make sure to tag #bumblerideindie4 @bumbleride #giveaway #rideofyourlife. Comment again on this post with the link to your re-gram. *Scroll to the bottom of page for help on re-gramming.*

*Reminder*- All forms of entry and comments will be validated. Make sure to comment for each entry method. One mandatory and optional entry per person allowed.

Winner will be chosen 3/31 and notified via email within 2 business days of giveaway closing. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only.

 Giveaway Terms, Rules and Conditions

No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER:
Enter  by following @bumbleride on Instagram  and commenting on this page with your favorite Indie 4 features during the contest period, (March 1st, 2014 through March 31st, 2014 at 11:59 pm PST). By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. All entries must be unique and valid email addresses.Limit is one optional and mandatory entry per email address.
This Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, Canada and U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules.
All Internet access and usage charges are the responsibility of the entrant. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. All entries received on-line before the on-line portion becomes inoperable, will be included in the random drawing. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute, eligible electronic entries will be considered made by authorized account owner of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Entries generated by robots or scripts are considered to be a direct violation of sweepstakes policy and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all associated entries. Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in these Official Rules.
PRIZES: One (1) Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller

EXCLUSIONS & RESTRICTIONS: Unless otherwise specified in an individual contest post, entry to this contest is limited to one email per entry. All associated email addresses must be valid and deliverable.

WINNING:
On or about March 32st, 2014, Bumbleride will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period using random.org. The odds of winning will be determined by the number of entries. The winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received whose decisions regarding all aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. On or about March 31st, 2014, potential winner will be notified by the valid email submitted for entry and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Bumbleride, which must be returned to and received by Bumbleride within seven (7) calendar days of issuance. If a winner does not contact Bumbleride within 24 hours, declines to accept a prize, or in the event that a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the winner will be disqualified and Bumbleride may elect, at its own discretion, to select an alternate winner. By participating, entrants release Bumbleride, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated businesses, advertising and promotion agencies and the officers, directors, employees and agents of each from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use of the prize, and winner grants permission to Sponsor to use winner’s name, age, city, state, photograph or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation or approval (where lawful).

DISPUTES:
Each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of California; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased THE CALIFORNIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THESE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SHALL GOVERN THESE SWEEPSTAKES. Each entrant waives any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in those courts and hereby submits to the jurisdiction of those courts. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Bumbleride, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes without liability. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

SPONSOR: This sweepstakes is sponsored by Bumbleride, Inc.. Bumbleride reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes at any time and substitute another promotion in its place.

REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAME:
For the name of the winner (available after March 31st, 2014), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by April 8th, 2014 to: 2345 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 to request  Winner’s name.

THE PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK.

 

Built in Taiwan

January 13th, 2014
 

 

We recently returned from a visit to our factory in Taiwan where we were putting the finishing touches on Indie 4 and inspecting our first shipment headed for the German Market. We had some time to talk to the owner of the factory about manufacturing in Taiwan over a few cups of tea which is elaborately carried out at least two times a day. We thought it would be good to share why we manufacture in Taiwan when the majority of strollers are made in China.  

The factory that we have been working with since we founded Bumbleride is a family run factory in southern Taiwan. The father and owner of the factory started in the stroller business in the early 80’s when his children were still young. Stroller manufacturing was booming at the time in Taiwan due to the quality of craftsmanship, which it is still known for today. In the 1990’s and into the early years of 2000 manufacturing was making a shift to China to save cost and although most factories moved to China they decided to stay In Taiwan. What we like about manufacturing in Taiwan is that unlike China where huge factories that encompass all production exist, in Taiwan our factory uses over 50 local subcontractors who specialize in their field and thus support the local economy. Also, Taiwan is known for its performance bicycle manufacturing with many of the major factories based there. Because of some of the parallels in components, engineering and design we find we are able to leverage not only these but the highest level of production quality. We also make sure we save time to have a few local little ones stop by for product testing.

Bumbleride strollers built in taiwan

bumbleride factory family 

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bumbleride factory product tester

 

Weekly Winter Giveaway – {Update: Giveaway has ended} Mini Board and Diaper Bag Giveaway!

December 2nd, 2013
 

 

Enter to win our new Mini Board and Diaper Bag! At the end of each week in December we will be announcing a winner to receive a FREE Mini Board and Diaper Bag! Comments are moderated, please allow up to 24 hours for your comment to appear. Click to learn more about our Mini Board  and Diaper Bag!

Hear what Baby Gizmo and My Baby Stuff thought of our Diaper Bags below!

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Baby Gizmo

Full review here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2013/11/bumbleride-introduces-new-diaper-bag-collection-video/.

My Baby Stuff

 {What I love about the new Bumbleride Diaper Bags}

  • Perfect size – 14″W x 11″H x 4.5″D (folded flap)
  • Lots of pockets (9 in all) including two bottle holders
  • It comes with a great cushioned change pad
  • It has magnetic closure (do you really want to wake up your baby with the terrible velcro noise?)
  • It’s made with durable eco-conscious fabric featuring recycled plastic (PET) and bamboo charcoal fiber (hello!)
  • It comes with stroller straps that fit onto my strollers
  • It also has a shoulder strap to make the bag messenger style
  • It is a well made, quality product

Full review and another Diaper Bag giveaway here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2013/11/organized-on-the-go-with-new-bumbleride-diaper-bags-giveaway-mbsgg/.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Week 1 winner Jon M.
Week 2 winner Lauren N.
Week 3 winner Lindsey L.
Week 4 winner Tesse R.

2013 ABC Kids Expo

October 29th, 2013

        ABC Expo Bumbleride Booth

Every year we look forward to attending the ABC Kids Expo as a chance to connect with our customers face to face, see friends from the industry and have a little fun in Vegas.  It was particularly exciting for us this year as we launched 3 new products, Indie 4, Mini Board and Diaper Bag.  We were thrilled at the reaction to our launch of Indie 4. Retailers, media, and customers alike raved about the rugged all-terrain features coupled with the compact, urban style and colors of Indie 4. Our Mini Board,  a really cool wood ride along board that fits all Indie models is finally ready and will start shipping in the next few weeks.  The Diaper Bag, available and now shipping comes in all Bumbleride colors and can be used over the shoulder or on the stroller.  We have a lot of exciting things planned in the coming months and are really looking forward to an amazing 2014!

ABC Expo Bumbleride Booth

ABC Expo Bumbleride Booth

        ABC Expo Bumbleride Booth

        ABC Expo Bumbleride Booth

With the help of our team, we had a great time building our entire booth this year.

Kind + Jugend 2013 – Indie 4 Debut

October 7th, 2013
 

 

The team just returned from the exciting Kind and Jugend show. Although this was the fifth year that Bumbleride attended the show in Cologne, Germany, it was the first time that we partnered with the German distributor, Pamper 24. Pamper 24 is one of our newest partners in the International market with customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We are really excited to begin to reach this new market and connect with retailers who share our core company vision for providing parents with great mobility solutions in a very personal way! For those of you who were wondering where we currently sell internationally, Bumbleride has distribution into 17 countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

Kind and Jugend Booth Bumbleride 2013 New

In addition to reconnecting with our international distributors, Bumbleride also introduced three new products to the Bumbleride line: the Mini Board (giving toddlers a free ride behind Indie, Indie 4 and Indie Twin strollers) , a line of modern and functional diaper bags in colors that match our strollers (same recycled fabric), and the brand new all terrain stroller, Indie 4.

Indie 4 is the third stroller in the very popular Indie line. It possesses all of the same great qualities of Indie (rugged pneumatic tires, UV recycled fabric, welded aluminum chassis, infinity recline, adjustable handle, etc), but also boasts a new 4 wheel design with all wheel suspension. Indie 4 is perfect for the family that is looking for a stroller that bridges the gap between urban and off-road terrains. It can take you seamlessly from a cramped subway station to a forest path without skipping a beat. Indie 4’s seat can be converted to an infant ready position or it can easily be paired with a Bumbleride carrycot or carseat adapter to take your child from newborn to up to 50lbs. It is also compatible with most Bumbleride accessories. Indie 4 will be available in early 2014. Indie 4 and the entire Bumbleride stroller line continue to surprise our European friends with their super lightweight design, compact fold, and eco-friendly fabrics.

Kind and Jugend New Bumbleride Stroller Indie 4

The team had a lot of fun at the show and is excited about the possibility of expanding distribution into France, Spain, Italy and beyond in 2014!

Of course, we didn’t travel over 5,000 miles and forget to take in the beautiful sites around Germany. European cities remind us of the longevity of good design: both in outward appearance as well as in their functional layout.

Kind and Jugend Booth Bumbleride 2013 New

Kind and Jugend Booth Bumbleride 2013 New

Kind and Jugend Booth Bumbleride 2013 New

 

 

 

 

Dusting off your stroller for summer?

July 19th, 2013
 

 

These simple tips can help keep your strolling experience fun and safe:

No matter what your stroller brand, always check for safety recalls. If you have an Indie or Indie Twin stroller manufactured from 2009 – 2011, be sure to contact us for your free retrofit kit. For more information: http://www.support.bumbleride.com/strollers/recall.php

 Before each use, always make sure your stroller is ready to go:

  • Safety buckles are working properly and straps have been adjusted to fit your baby. As your baby grows, straps will need to be lengthened.
  • Wheels are turning smoothly and are properly locked into their axles or front forks. Review your user instructions or feel free to contact us for product specific tips.
  • Dirt and grime can get into moving parts. Be sure to wipe away any sand or dust. This will help to protect your stroller.
  • Regularly check for loose rivets, loose screws and / or any broken parts. If you are not sure, give us a call or email a picture from your smart phone.
  • Squeaky stroller? After cleaning off any affected area, apply a silicon-based lubricant for better operation.
  • Fabric moldy after a winter in the garage? The removable fabric can be machine washed using cold water. Canopies can be spot washed.
  • Questions? That’s what we’re here for! Give us a call or an email at 1 800 530 3930 or info@bumbleride.com . Our San Diego based customer care team is awesome!

Look for the helpers

December 17th, 2012


Mr. Rogers

The Bumbleride family sends their thoughts and love to the families and communities that are suffering from the recent tragedy in Newtown.

Stroller Maintenance 101

June 14th, 2012



Stroller Maintenance 101

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 Bumbleride stroller before each use. Checking the tire pressure (Indie strollers), 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 locked if you are traveling faster than a walking pace or tackling very rough terrain. If your front wheel is having any trouble make sure to contact our Customer Care at 1 800 530 3930 or info@bumbleride.com.

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.