April 22nd, 2014
Earth Day serves as a great reminder to make every day Earth Day. We wanted to share a few quick tips for reducing a family’s impact on the global community. Make sure to share the reasons for these activities with your little ones so they can learn how important it is to minimize our impact on the environment.
- Reduce water use and waste by:
– Turning off the water while you brush your teeth.
– Turning off the water while you wash dishes.
– Wash your car with a biodegradable soap like this one, http://eagle1.com/enviroshine-car-wash in a location where runoff can go into landscaping or plants, not into the street or storm drain.
– Taking a 5 minute shower or less.
- Eat local and seasonal food. Do you have a farmer’s market in your area?
- Grow your own vegetable or herb garden and plant fruit trees. Have your kids help with planting, harvesting and cooking. They might be more interested in trying what they helped grow, read more here: http://eartheasy.com/grow_gardening_children.htm.
- Repair before buying replacements (clothing & tools).
- Start composting your leftovers if you have a backyard, http://www.wikihow.com/Compost.
- Carry a reusable bag in your diaper bag, purse or car for shopping and groceries.
- Reduce single use plastic water bottles by:
– Use a filtered pitcher/dispenser/faucet like Brita, https://www.brita.com/. A single water filter can take the place of up to 300 water bottles. That’s enough bottles to make 21 exterior Indie fabrics! Learn more about our fabric here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/our-fabrics.
– Use a reusable water container like Nalgene, http://nalgene.com/.
- Reduce everyday plastic use like sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box and thermos/Nalgene. Skip Hop has some great options, http://www.skiphop.com/product/sandwichandsnackbagset.html.
- Bring a go-to-mug with you to coffee shops, smoothie shops and even restaurants that allow it.
- Volunteer for a local beach cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation, http://www.surfrider.org/Â or other coastal conservation group.
We’d love to hear how your family reduces their footprint in the comments below!
April 21st, 2014
Project Nursery recently featured Indie 4 in their Spring Stroller Predictions for 2014 by their gear guide Eli Gurock of Magic Beans. Here are a few highlights from their feature:
- “When I saw the Bumbleride Indie 4 at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas last fall, I immediately thought it was going to be a hit. Four-wheel strollers are very popular right now, and parents want all-terrain capability. Strollers like the UPPAbaby Vista and Bugaboo Cameleon have fantastic design and functionality, but they’re not truly all-terrain; the Bugaboo Buffalo is an awesome all-terrain four-wheeler, but it’s quite large and costs over $1,100, so while I love it, at that price point, it’s not for everyone.”
- “With the Bumbleride Indie 4, parents will be getting cool Bumbleride styling and four all-terrain wheels on a comparatively compact stroller. It merges a lot of qualities that customers are looking for in one stylish package.”
Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4 .
Find Eli’s article in its entirety here, http://projectnursery.com/2014/04/spring-stroller-predictions-2014/.
April 11th, 2014
Warmer weather and budding plants mean outdoor walks are in your near future. If you’ve been cooped up inside all Winter, it’s time to get your focus on your little one’s wheels, and by that we mean their stroller. The Spring season means new strollers hitting the market, and they’re full of features that make new parents jump for joy. A truly lightweight option, check! A completely collapsible option, check! An all-in-one travel system that won’t break the bank, check! We’ve rounded up 11 new carriages that only allow you to get baby from point A to point B, but they look stylish and add comfort along the way. Check them out!
6. Bumbleride Indie 4
Fans of the Bumbleride Indie who aren’t competitive runners will love the company’s new Indie 4 ($599), making its debut on May 31. With just a few adjustments to the popular stroller, including a fourth wheel, an aluminum chassis, and air-filled tires, Bumbleride’s 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.
April 11th, 2014
My Baby Stuff recently reviewed Flite while on their trip to Hawaii. Here are the highlights from their review:
The Bumbleride Flite is a whopping 14lbs (compared to my running stroller which is in the mid-to-high 20′s). It folds up really compactly and has a carry handle which makes it easily portable. When you receive it, it’s super easy to assemble – all you have to do is click in the wheels and the canopy and voila! You’re set.
It has impressive features for what I always considered “just” a travel (or umbrella) stroller. This is not “just” a travel/umbrella stroller…
- It has a great 5-point harness
- an adjustable footrest
- an almost fully reclining seat (awesome for napping on the go!) and
- an SPF 45 canopy (such a bonus… especially if you’re travelling somewhere sunny and warm)
- The exterior fabric is made of 50% recycle PET and the interior fabric is made of 50% bamboo charcoal.
- It has front and rear wheel suspension.
- Includes a universal car seat adaptor
I know these are things that maybe most of us moms don’t really consider or think of… but when you’re pushing around your little one up to the toddler years, it makes a big difference. The stroller rolls really well. It feels super durable – not flimsy at all.
- the weight of the stroller
- the reclining seat
- the big canopy with SPF protection
- thick-padded handles
- good size basket
The Bumbleride Flite folds up easily and was super light to lug around! I think I napped my baby in the stroller 75% of the time, so the reclining seat was a must. I’ve seen lots of other travel strollers where the seats don’t recline, I’m really really glad that this one did.
The canopy is amazing, we would just wrap a muslin blanket around to give her full coverage for naps and we were set. Another thing that a mom or dad may not think of when purchasing a stroller are the handles. The handles on the Flite are padded really nicely – and you can tell that the foam they are padded with are serious quality. I don’t expect to see any wear and tear in that department anytime soon. As a matter of fact, my sister has the same travel stroller from 2010 and her handles are in top shape.
Lastly the basket under the stroller was very helpful – from holding my water bottles, to my sunscreen, so some personal items and even a bag at one point… it was useful to have the basket.
You can find the original review and read more here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2014/04/the-bumbleride-flite-a-fantastic-travel-stroller/ .
March 24th, 2014
Babyology from Australia recently featured Bumbleride. Here are the highlights from their feature:
- The Bumbleride Indie is incredibly compact and weighs a tiny nine kilograms (a cinch to lift into the car boot). And whilst it may be light, it’s big on extras, such as the extra-large cargo basket and the extra-large sun canopy. Optional extras include a carry cot, footmuff, Maxi Cosi carseat adaptor and a travel bag (brilliant if you are taking your pram with you on holiday). My favourite extra? The Snack Pack. A little bit of clip-on genius for the bumper bar – it’s essentially a built-in lunch box and includes compartments, a zip closure and is easy to clean.
- Importantly, Bumbleride have gone the extra mile in creating fabrics that are best for your baby and the environment. Every Bumbleride pram is made with fifty per cent recycled PET exterior fabric (yes, recycled bottles!) and fifty per cent bamboo charcoal interior fabric. The exterior fabric is durable and will stay vibrant and the bamboo interior has excellent natural qualities like moisture absorption, temperature regulation, helps to prohibit bacterial growth, and is also soft and durable.
- For twice the ride, check out the Indie Twin. Like the Indie, the Indie Twin is compact, it weighs just fifteen kilograms and has all the functional features and extras of the single. Notably, two Maxi Cosi carseat adaptors can be used with the Indie Twin in a stepped configuration.
Full article can be found here, http://babyology.com.au/out-and-about/our-favourite-brands-spotlight-on-bumbleride.html.