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 spot cleaning any dirty areas using either a basic detergent and water solution or organic stroller & car seat cleaner like the one from BuggyLOVE, www.buggylove.com .  Try out BuggyLOVE with promo code “bumbleride” for a 25%+ discount!!  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. Here is a helpful PDF for reattaching fabric, http://www.bumbleride.com/blog/images//INNER%20TUBE.pdf .

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 or BuggyLOVE’s 100% natural wheel lube. Try out BuggyLOVE with promo code “bumbleride” for a 25%+ discount!! 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.




Hurricane or Cyclone?

August 30th, 2011


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With Hurricane Irene having such a heavy impact on the East Coast, we found Nasa’s website on hurricanes an excellent resource for young ones and families to learn more about these storms.

Girls On The Run

August 1st, 2011


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Are you looking for a fabulous after school program for your daughter that encourages character development by educating and preparing her for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living? At Bumbleride, we encourage families and young people to live healthy and active lifestyles. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The whole family can get involved by volunteering, participating, coaching, or becoming a running buddy. We hope you enjoy this video! Click here to learn more about Girls on the Run. Also, check out their website to learn more or find a chapter near you.

 

Think Baby

November 30th, 2010

Think Baby

Purchasing bottles and sippy cups for your little can be quite confusing with so many options on the market. It’s scary to think of all the junk in so many products including bottles still available today. Because of their focus on the use of clean plastics, we think you should have a look at Think Baby.

We recommend the starter kit that includes four bottles as well as stocking up on the sippy cup conversion kit.
You will love knowing their products are chemical-conscious with your baby’s developing body in mind.

To learn more, visit http://www.thinkbabybottles.com/index.htm.

What to Expect

November 19th, 2010

What to Expect

If you’re an expecting family, you probably have questions- a lot of questions. What To Expect is an online community connecting expecting parents to useful information about welcoming a little one.

Have a health concern? Browse through their alphabetical health guide or post a quick note to a message board. We love all of the archived articles covering topics from eating well during pregnancy to things dad should be thinking about.

To learn more about the What to Expect Community, visit whattoexpect.com.

Gastrokid

November 9th, 2010

Gastrokid

Gastrokid

Here at Bumbleride, we love to eat! Gastrokid, one of our favorite blogs, is a huge resource of healthy-minded meals for the entire family. Whether your looking for a three-course Peruvian dish or a quick homemade Gatorade recipe, Gastrokid is sure to have you covered.

Learn more at Gastrokid.

Room for Children

October 20th, 2010

Room for Children

Decorating a nursery or child’s room can be so much fun. When designing our little one’s space we like to think of it as a sweet haven and one that encourages creativity in child’s play.
Great inspiration can be found in “Room for Children, Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play.”

With over 200 photos you will be left with a surge of design ideas. For more information visit Room for Children.

Another great resource for inspiration that’s conveniently online is Design Sponge.

Room for Children

Room for Children

Itsy Bitsy Yoga

April 10th, 2009

Itsy Bitsy Yoga