Pop Sugar – 11 New Strollers to Watch For This Spring

April 11th, 2014

Pop Sugar 11 new strollers to watch for this spring 2014 strollers

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

pop sugar best all terrain stroller 2014 spring stroller 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.

My Baby Stuff – The Bumbleride Flite : a fantastic travel stroller – Video Review from Hawaii

April 11th, 2014

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Bumbleride Flite ©MyBabyStuff.ca

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…

Main Features:

  • 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.

Favourite features:

  • the weight of the stroller
  • the reclining seat
  • the big canopy with SPF protection
  • thick-padded handles
  • good size basket

Summary

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/ .

Bumbleride Flite ©MyBabyStuff.ca

New York Family Magazine – The Best Strollers Of 2014 – Indie 4

March 28th, 2014


 

New York Family Magazine Best Stroller 2014 Bumbleride Indie 4

 

Fit Pregnancy Magazine – The Stroller-Walk Workout

March 28th, 2014


Fit pregnancy Bumbleride Indie Stroller WorkoutBye bye baby weight bumbleride indie fit pregnancy stroller workout best stroller workout bumbleride stroller workout Learn more about Indie here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie-tech-specs.php.

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine – Green Issue – Ten Earth Friendly Picks with Footprints as Small as Baby’s

March 24th, 2014
 

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green jogging stroller

 

Babyology – Our Favourite Brands Spotlight: Bumbleride – Australia

March 24th, 2014

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bumbleride 9 Our favourite brands   spotlight on Bumbleride

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.

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New York Family Magazine – Hot Wheels 2014 Stroller Guide – Indie 4

March 24th, 2014
 

New York Family Hot Wheels 2014 Stroller Buyers Guide
Compact all terrain stroller perfect for urban parents

 Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.php. Thanks New York Family!

Prima Baby Awards 2014 – Best Off-Road Buggy – Silver Winner – Indie Stroller – United Kingdom

March 21st, 2014
 

Prima Baby and Pregnancy Awards Best Off Road Stroller Indie Stroller

Prima Baby and Pregnancy Awards Best Off Road Stroller Indie Stroller

Best off-roadt stroller silver medal

http://www.madeformums.com/prima-baby-awards/best-off-road-buggy—prima-baby-awards-2014/28950-3.html

 

ScaryMommy.com – The 15 Things Veteran Mom’s Really Want To Say

March 11th, 2014

Scary mommy the 15 things verteran moms really want to say
Reading “The 15 Things Veteran Mom’s Really Want To Say” is a comical gem for mothers of all stages. Whether you’re pregnant or have already passed the toddler stage, we’re sure this article will make you smile. Needless to say, it had the Bumbleride moms laughing and realizing we were guilty of a few of them. -Bumbleride

Scary mommy the 15 things verteran moms really want to say

“Becoming a mother is like walking into a high school cafeteria. The cool moms, women who manage to get dressed and brush their teeth on a daily basis, sit at their own table. The moms who breast feed sit together, while the formula moms sit elsewhere. The sleep trainers swap stories at their table. The co-sleepers eat their lunches alone, so they can finally stretch out. The attachment parents wear their babies at the corner table. And everyone waits for a new mom to drop her lunch tray, so they can gasp and point fingers and roll their eyes at her missteps.

Well, this is the picture perpetuated by the Mommy War mentality, an archaic notion that reduces grown women to catty school girls. This analogy falls flat for too many reasons to count. We’re all moms, so we haven’t been served a meal in years, and we don’t know when we’ve eaten food that’s still warm. And given an opportunity to complete a sentence, most of us wouldn’t waste it on passing judgement especially on new moms.

The us vs. them mind set is the exception not the rule. When an “experienced” mom sees a “newbie,” the look in her eye as fruit loops cascade from the open van door is not judgement; it’s nostalgia and camaraderie. We’ve been there, and if a child didn’t need our attention “now, Mommy! Please, Mommy, please! Mooooooooomeeeee!” we’d say…

1. It’s totally normal that the car you used to get detailed on the reg looks like the place Goldfish crackers go to die. Just yesterday we found the remains of a hot dog beneath our seats.

2. We’re truly impressed you prepare healthful, organic meals everyday from scratch, but don’t beat yourself up if when you lay in bed reviewing what your child actually ate, you discover his calories came from pickles and Nerds. It happens.

3. We agree that the hands-down best high (no matter what you did in college) is the one you get from your baby laying heavy in a heap on your chest. Thank you, oxytocin. And no judgment here if you forgo a night out to cash in on the opportunity to cuddle up.

4. Don’t worry if you consider purchasing a taxi cab because you heard the plastic partitions can be made in soundproof material. We already looked into that.

5. There is nothing wrong with you at all if while cleaning the nursery in a few months, you tear up throwing away the nasal aspirators because your big girl can blow her nose all by herself. These milestones come out of nowhere……

6-10.  http://www.scarymommy.com/things-experienced-moms-really-want-to-say-to-new-moms/ .

We could go on and on because motherhood is the great equalizer, and we’re all just doing the best we can. Instead of passing judgement, we’re looking for strength in numbers. However, if you happen to come in contact with Judgey McJudginstuff herself, we fully support you thanking her for her insight while patting her shoulder with a hand that may or may not have poop under the fingernails.

Welcome to the club.” -Emily

You can find the rest of the original article and the remaining 10 items on the list here, http://www.scarymommy.com/things-experienced-moms-really-want-to-say-to-new-moms/ .

 Read more from Emily on her website here, http://fourtuitous.com/ .

Let’s Talk Baby Gear! – Bumbleride Indie Final Review – United Kingdom

March 11th, 2014
 

I’ve been testing the Bumbleride Indie for the past few months and here’s my final review of it.

 First I must say that out of the 13 pushchairs that we’ve had here thus far, the Indie is THE BEST and the easiest to push of them all!!!
 
I will start the review with the cons since there aren’t many..
1. The recline. The strap recline, as is usual with this type of mechanism, is a little hard to use when adjusting the seat from flat to upright.
2. No peak-a-boo window. There’s a mesh opening on the top of the canopy but you can’t see the child through it.
3. Still trying to think of more cons but nothing comes to mind :)
 
Now for the pros :)
1. The looks. The Indie looks good, doesn’t it? It feels at home in the middle of a busy shopping centre/high street and in the middle of a field!
2. The wheels. The Indie rolls on 12 inch air-filled tyres that are by far the best I’ve seen on a pushchair!
3. The seat. The seat unit is huge and extremely comfortable according to my son. I also love that the seat has an adjustable leg rest. The backrest is very well supported (something that I always look for in a pushchair). The harness is easy to adjust and will suit a small baby just as well as an older toddler.
4. The canopy. The hood is large on it’s own but it can be moved even further forward to shade the child in the summer.
5. The shopping basket. By far the biggest I’ve seen on an off-roader and very easy to access (not easy enough for things to fall out though!).
6. The handlebar. The handlebar is adjustable and can be locked in 1 of 5 positions to suit parents of all heights. What I particularly like about the handlebar is its shape – it’s very ergonomic. The foam it’s made of is very durable and has a nice feel to it.
7. The fold. The Indie folds very easily and to a really compact size! 
8. The weight. The Indie weighs an incredible 9kg! That’s very light for a full size pushchair! At the same time the Indie remains very sturdy. Unlike other 3-wheelers I’ve never had to stop the Indie from tipping sideways on a slope! 
9. The cup holder. Yes, I know it’s sad but I do love a good cup holder and I like it even more when it’s included with the pushchair!
10. It comes in a double! Check out the amazing Bumbleride Indie Twin – it’s double the fun!

Please go to http://www.bumbleride.com/uk/ for more information!You can purchase your very own Bumbleride Indie (or Indie Twin) here: http://baby-luxe.myshopify.com/A huge thank you to Little Saints and Bumbleride for letting me test the Indie!Please enjoy the rest of the photos of the stunning Bumbleride Indie!

For detailed photos of the Indie please click here: http://letstalkbabygear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/bumbleride-indie-closer-look-true-all.html.

Please take a look at my previous posts for more photos :)
http://letstalkbabygear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/bumbleride-indie-bumbleride-indie-has.html
http://letstalkbabygear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/putting-bumbleride-indie-through-its.html