Baby Dickey – Bumbleride’s NEW Indie 4 stroller: ready.explore.uniquely you.

August 8th, 2014

Indie 4 all terrain stroller review Baby Dickey

Bumbleride Indie 4 stroller review

Bumbleride’s NEW Indie 4 stroller: ready.explore.uniquely you.

Baby Dickey recently reviewed our Indie 4 all terrain stroller after owning the Indie since last fall. Here are a few highlights from her review:

  • Last fall I tried out the wonderful Bumbleride Indie stroller and still LOVE it! It moves like a dream. If you remember, I had that video of my then 3-year-old pushing his little sister in it because it IS so easy and he even commented about how “fast” it goes.”
  • I mostly wondered if it would still move amazingly well, like its sister stroller. YES, it definitely does!

Bassinet

  • I adore anything with a bassinet. I think I need another baby just to use the bassinet… hint hint, to the husband. The stroller seat and the bassinet are two separate pieces so you will need storage for whichever you aren’t using. The bassinet does easily and nicely fold flat, though, with a simple sliding bar at the base!
  • There’s a nice zippered cover for the bassinet and of course the large canopy works with it, too. You can remove the bassinet from the stroller to use like a bed, which would be useful when your baby falls asleep on the walk!

Bumbleride Indie 4 Bassinet Review

Seat

  • The stroller seat has an adjustable strap on the back for reclining the seat to any position.
  • You can button up the top and the adjust the footrest up to create a really cozy resting space! Almost like the bassinet for older babies.
  • I love the sides of the stroller when the seat is reclined and the protection and comfort that fabric provides.

Bumbleride indie 4 ready explore uniquely you

Eco Conscious Fabric

  • One of the reasons I’m a big fan of the Bumbleride brand is their use of eco-conscious fabric on their strollers. The Indie 4 is made up of 50% recycled PET (14 plastic bottles) and 50% bamboo charcoal fiber to help reduce landfill space while offering improved comfort and durability. The fabric wicks away moisture, too, which helps regulate your child’s temperature and inhibits bacterial growth.

Fold

  • I have to talk about the fold. Having tried out a good number of strollers, I’m super picky about how a stroller folds and stands (IF it stands). The Indie 4 has a simple fold—pull up on the two levers with both hands (pretty standard) and it basically folds in half. Then you’ll see a handle to easily carry it in the folded position.
  • Why I love it: it auto locks (yea, not all strollers do!) AND (even better) it stands on its own when folded. A MUST. It doesn’t, however, easily move when folded—you have to carry it and it’s 22 lb, which isn’t bad and certainly manageable.

 Accessories

  • Mini Board- We got the mini-board to attach to the back of our Indie (pictured above) for Ryan and he loves his “skateboard.” I am slightly aware of the mini-board while I’m walking behind it, but I’ve never “tripped” on it or anything and the Indie still moves like a dream with it attached
  • Snack Pack-The child snack pack is another must-have for Bumbleride strollers. It goes right in front where the bumper bar was, zippers shut when you aren’t using it, and has two nice and deep compartments for snacks and drinks. It’s great!

Bumbleride Indie 4 with Mini Board reviewBumbleride Indie 4 Snack Pack Review

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

Read the full review here, http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/.

Momtrends – Strolling in the Bumbleride Flite – Flite Review

July 29th, 2014

MomTrends Logo
Bumbleride Parents Bumbleride Blog

Strolling in the Bumbleride Flite

Mom Trends recently reviewed our Flite stroller. Here are a few highlights from their review:

  • “As a mom of an almost three-year-old, I love how she has taken to scooting and walking around our little area in Brooklyn. But being that she is three she also gets tired easily and can’t walk the same distances (without melting down) as my six-year-old. In those instances I make sure that our lightweight Bumbleride Flite isn’t far behind.”
  • “… it offers the convenience of an umbrella stroller with a super durable frame.”
  • “Personally, I use this for trips to school, grocery store visits, travel and subway adventures to Manhattan.”
  • “Weighing in at 14 pounds, I love how slim and strong it is as my toddler sits comfortably”
  • “These strong wheels are also incredible as they can handle super bumpy streets thanks to its smooth wheel system that is incredibly supported by its front and rear suspensions.”
  • ” I love how the Bumbleride Flite has a quick-release fold easily folds as well as its built-in carrying handle that enables parents to easily lift the folded stroller into the car, train or storage bin.”

Conclusion

The Bumbleride Flite is ideal for families looking for the convenience of an umbrella stroller with a super durable frame that makes this stroller both sturdy and compact, for travel and everyday life.

Learn more about Flite or purchase here, www.bumbleride.com/strollers/flite.

Read the whole review over at Momtrends, http://www.momtrends.com/2014/06/strolling-in-the-bumbleride-flite/.

Hither & Thither – Visiting DisneyWorld (With A Toddler)

July 14th, 2014

Hither & Thither Logo

hither n thither visiting disneyworld with a toddler

Hither & Thither – Visiting DisneyWorld (With A Toddler)

Hither & Thither recently returned from a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando,FL with two kids under three. Here are some of their tips, photos and highlights:

  • My general feeling, with kids this young, is that you’re best off when you’ve planned just enough to keep everyone from standing around staring at a map when they’re hungry or tired, but not so much that you’re not willing to let it all go and just follow their lead.
  • I actually think the FastPass program can be a plus/minus at the toddler age. Obviously, you don’t want to spend time waiting in line with a two-year-old (HUGE plus); but they also add the element of schedule to your day (potential minus). (First off, there’s a relatively new system called FastPass+. I won’t go into detail, because others will do much better. But read all about it before you go and get the app on your phone once you get your park tickets.)
  • I thought it was surprisingly hard to find good stopping places for nursing comfortably.
  • Don’t bother too much about getting spots before a parade. Unless it’s essential to you to sit down or have front-row views, you can usually stroll up just before one begins and find somewhere from which to stand and give little ones a lift.
  • There are two Dumbos at DisneyWorld, and there’s an awesome playground inside the line where you can sit down, cool off, nurse the baby, and whatnot while they climb inside a mock circus tent. They give you these little restaurant-style buzzers to let you know when to rejoin the line.
  • Which brings me to: bring a comfortable stroller. You can rent strollers, but the double options at DisneyWorld looked pretty hard to nap in. We were lucky that Bumbleride sent us this awesome double stroller (the Indie Twin) for the trip. Though we rarely use a stroller with Hudson at home, we found he grew tired of walking within minutes of arriving. We were so glad we had a comfortable spot for both kids—especially when they both slept in it!
  • There’s stroller parking everywhere (check this out) and we never felt worried about someone stealing ours. (That said, it was helpful to have valuables in a single bag we could grab when parking it.) The only place where the double felt too tight was the tram—where you have to fold it up to ride in a narrow bench. Most days, one person (often my dad) would walk to the gates with the stroller while I rode the tram with the kids. On a couple of occasions, at the Magic Kingdom, he actually dropped us at the monorail stop and then parked—meeting us later.
  • I really loved the Animal Park. We started a day there with a safari in their version of Kilimanjaro—it was a little like the Jungle Book Ride comes to life—and I thought the vistas across the large animal enclosures were pretty awesome. (By the way, if you’re planning on going without a FastPass, this is a good one to get to early.)
  • We learned that ample snacks, partially frozen water bottles, and frequent visits to the Casey Jr. splash zone made all the difference.
  • There are plenty of reasons to wait until your kids are older—and asking—to go to DisneyWorld. And I think we were probably a bit overly ambitious to use the five-day-pass with these two (three days would have been ample). But there was an innocence to Hudson’s reactions that I’ve really enjoyed. It can indeed feel a bit magical—with the right expectations.

Read the whole post here, http://www.hitherandthither.net/2014/06/visiting-disneyworld-toddler.html.

Indie Twin Stroller kids napping disneyworld

disney world mono rail with bumbleride indie twin

The Independent UK – 7 Best Jogging Strollers

July 11th, 2014

Best Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Indie
Independent UK Best jogging strollers

The Independent – 7 Best Jogging Strollers

The Independent in the United Kingdom recently shared an article rating the best jogging strollers. Here are some of the highlights from their review:

  • Ideally, choose one with 16 inch wheels, a five point harness, a hand operated break, a fixed front wheel and a wrist loop. Also make sure your baby is six months old and able to hold their head up. In fact, some manufactures saying the baby should be at least a year old.
  • Be mindful that this isn’t like normal running – there will be increased pressure on your arms and shoulders that you’ll need to get used to. Also, be aware that these new buggies are big, even when folded, so be sure to have somewhere to store it.

Bumbleride Indie Jogging Stroller

  • The Bumbleride Indie comes in at a close second, thanks to it being nippy, lightweight, good looking and easy to steer.
  • This looks fabulous and offers a comfy ride, largely thanks to the soft and gorgeous fabrics. It’s lightweight and nippy and the steering is unbeatable. The enormous shopping basket and canopy and easy fold mechanism are also in its favour, although the recline is a little fiddly.

Read the whole article here, http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/mum-on-the-run-7-best-jogging-strollers-9557041.html

Cool Mom Picks – Bumbleride Indie 4: Lightweight and off-road ready

July 7th, 2014

Cool Mom Picks indie 4 review
Bumbleride Parents Bumbleride Blog

Cool Mom Picks – Bumbleride Indie 4: Lightweight and off-road ready

Esther at Cool Mom Picks recently put Indie 4 through their family’s usual paces: the mall, the park and the boardwalk. Here are a few highlights from her review:

  • I’m happy to report that after a week of using the Bumbleride Indie 4 as our main ride, its all-terrain wheels provide the smooth ride I’m used to from my The Bugaboo Cameleon 3 and that’s saying something.
  • I put it the Indie 4 through our usual paces at the mall, the park, and the boardwalk, and I love that it handles turns on a dime and is narrow enough to easily navigate in and out of doorways.
  • I especially appreciate the extendable sun canopy that provides extra coverage for my son.
  • The Indie 4 is also heavy enough that if I hook a couple bags to the back, it won’t topple over when I remove my son from his seat…
  • I also feel like I’m helping the environment on some level because the fabric is eco-friendly, made from recycled PET and bamboo blend.
  • The 22-pound Bumbleride Indie 4 all-terrain stroller is not as lightweight as an umbrella stroller, although it is easy enough to lift into the trunk of a car (and I’m five months pregnant and ultra-cautious about what I lift these days).
  • All things considered, I think the Bumbleride Indie 4 is a fantastic stroller, especially given the $599 price point which includes an infant bassinet, a generously-sized cargo basket underneath, and the all-important cup holder.

Read the whole review here,  http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/07/01/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/ .

Baby Gizmo – Bumbleride Indie vs. Bumbleride Indie 4 Comparison Video

July 3rd, 2014

Bumbleride Indie vs. Indie 4 review

Indie vs. Indie 4 Comparison Review Video Baby Gizmo all terrain stroller

Baby Gizmo recently reviewed our Indie 4 here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/ and wanted to provide a comparison video for expectants and parents deciding between Indie and Indie 4. Watch the video below to learn more about the biggest differences. Which model would best fit your family’s lifestyle? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

You can find the full review here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2014/05/bumbleride-indie-vs-bumbleride-indie-4-comparison-video/ .

USA Today – Best New Products for Summer Family Travel

June 23rd, 2014

USA Today Best new products for summer family travel
Bumbleride Indie 4 best summer stroller

USA Today recently featured our new all terrain Indie 4 as one of their Best New Products for Summer Family Travel! Here is an edited excerpt of their article:

“The right gear and gadgets go a long way toward making a family vacation successful. These new products make traveling easier for families by doing away with such common “trip-ups” as bored kids, lost dogs, cramped tents, too much to carry and not enough luggage.

Use one stroller for city and country adventures

A sister to Indie, Bumbleride’s popular jogging stroller, the more compact Indie 4 ups the utility to create what Bumbleride calls a “crossover stroller.” No need to pack two baby buggies, one for city jaunts and one for all terrain adventures. Because of the air-filled, over-sized tires — yes, tires — the Indie 4 rolls easily on sidewalks and maneuvers through dirt, gravel and grass. That means it can handle pebbly lakeside trails as well as unpaved national park paths. The adjustable handlebar has enough positions so that short and tall partners can find their sweet spots for traveling, hiking and shopping.

The included bassinet stretches your budget by making the Indie 4 functional for infants. The fabric is easy to wipe clean, the seat reclines fully for kiddie naps and the attachable bar enables the stroller to carry some car seats. Although the Indie 4 folds up to 29-inches by 24.5 inches by 15 inches, collapsing the 22-pound stroller takes practice.” – Candyce H. Stapen

Read the full article here, http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2014/06/09/new-family-travel-products/9498191/.

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 .

Baby Center – Bumbleride Diaper Bag Review

June 18th, 2014

Babycenter bumbleride Diaper bag review
Bumbleride Diaper Bag Green papyrus
Bumbleride Diaper Bag Babycenter 5 star review
Baby Center recently reviewed our new Diaper Bag. Here are the highlights from their review:

Description

A stylish messenger-style diaper bag that is gender-neutral and comfortable to carry

What it is

  • In a market cram-jammed with feminine, flowery diaper bags and luxe leather-like totes, the Bumbleride’s simple yet totally useful bag is a welcome addition.
  • While the colors range from classic (black, navy, or gray) to punchy (poppy red, emerald green, turquoise blue) the design is clean and spare, which makes it especially appealing to men.
  • Thoughtful touches abound such as stout stroller-clipping straps and strong magnetic closures to keep all your gear safely inside.
  • The bag sits firmly upright on a counter, and doesn’t hang so low on a stroller that parents kick it with each stride.
  • This gender-neutral gem could carry parents through several children and beyond.

 

You can find the whole review here, http://www.babycenter.com/103_bumbleride-diaper-bag_10392524.bc.

 

The Simple Moms – Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review

June 6th, 2014

Simple Moms Reversible Handle Flyer Stroller Review and Giveaway

Bumbleride Parents Bumbleride Blog

The Simple Moms – Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review

The Simple Moms recently put Indie 4 to the test. Here are the highlights from their review:

  • Being a mom of 4, and two of them still requiring to be in a stroller for long walks or adventure days, having a reliable and predictable stroller is a must. I must say, I have found that in a stroller…and a “new to me” brand!
  •  I had a chance to get a sneak peak and share my thoughts with you all. the Indie 4 is being added to their existing line, it is not replacing anything that I am aware of. It’s a fabulous new crossover stroller! This means it’s going to be great for anything from walking to rugged trails. Lightweight too!
  • Comes with a bassinet. SO, no purchasing this additional item to make it fit your current lifestyle. Because of this, this stroller can adapt to any and all stages of your child’s life. It also comes with an infant car seat adapter and a newly designed humongous canopy.
  • The tires are rugged, good enough for on and off roading. This one has gone on walks around the block, walks while shopping outdoors and indoors and soccer games.
  • The fold is amazing. Like, amaze-balls. It’s slim and compact and can fit great in any type of vehicle. Most likely even a smart car.  It can lay or stand up folded.
  • 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 my husband’s stamp of approval…and we have sure tested a lot of strollers!

You can read the whole review here, http://www.thesimplemoms.com/2014/05/lets-ride-with-the-new-bumbleride-indie-4-check-it-out-before-you-can-buy-it-review.html . Thank you Shannon for your review!

Simple moms Indie 4 review
Simple moms indie 4 all terrain stroller review