As temperatures cool we want to help keep your little one warm and snug. We’ve got you covered with our list of Winter Essentials including hand picked classics made with organic materials and Bumbleride’s recycled fabrics. With the right gear and warm layers the winter season won’t keep you inside. Opt outside.
For the month of April we’re turning our logos green while we share tips, tricks and recommendations on how to repair or recycle your Bumbleride and how to reduce your family’s plastic use in just a few easy steps. We’ll also be hosting a beach cleanup locally in San Diego, CA. If you have any friends in San Diego please help spread the word, https://www.facebook.com/events/682444778533825/ ! Looking for an Earth Day event near you? We’ve included a listing of a few events below:
Landfill Harmonic is an amazing film about a music teacher and a group of children who are growing up in a slum in Paraguay that is built on top of a garbage landfill. The film shows how they have been able to take everyday trash and transform it into instruments that make beautiful music, while transforming the children’s outlook on life. Truly Inspiring! Learn more at landfillharmonicmovie.com
Nurseries tend to be a quiet and interesting place for your little one to call home and there’s no question that one of the most important (and iconic) items for a new nursery is the mobile. Mobiles are magical. There’s nothing like seeing your baby gaze up and follow the shapes, colors and movements in the sky.
Mobiles are also expensive. If you’re looking for something modern, simple and elegant, they can easily run up into the $50-$100 range. Some of our favorites are the Frazier & Wing as well as the Schmitt Design mobiles, available at Fawn & Forest (www.fawnandforest.com).
If you’re the DIY type of parent, you can create one of these beautiful installations by using two wooden dowels, colored papers or foams and clear twine. The simplicity of this one we found online is stunning.
Inspired by what was affectionately called “Banana Boards” in the late 70’s, Stereo owners Jason Lee and Chris Pastras have introduced the Vinyl series boards. A great first board for kids that you dads will find tempting to swipe for a cruise to the neighborhood market.
During nine months of what can become a clothing crisis, we can look to Hatch Collection http://hatchcollection.com/ for keeping our ever expanding waistlines looking stylish. Hatch clothing is uniquely designed to go beyond your pregnancy and keep you feeling elegant and modern. Flowing silk or jersey fabrics fit all occasions and for every piece of clothing sold, $5.00 is donated to Every Mother Counts, http://www.everymothercounts.org/ founded by Christy Turlington Burns. This Charity is active in raising awareness about global maternity mortality and educating women worldwide.
Every parent can agree, that time just goes by too fast when you’re raising children. That’s why we love this time lapse video by Frans Hofmeester, who filmed his daughter every week from birth up until twelve years old. It’s truly amazing to watch her transform from a tiny baby to a chatty preteen.
Germusu is a fun new company that makes playful and useful zip-up pouches inspired by the germs in our daily lives. Sounds creepy, right? The creater, Vanessa Germosen, encourages everyone to be a germ lover because “they do more good than you think.”
We think they’re adorable!
To learn more, visit germusu.com.