The Cribsie Awards – We Need Your GEAR Nomination Bumbleride Family

November 22nd, 2016

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Bumbleride Family we need your GEAR nominations! Thanks to your help we won the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award for Most Renowned Jogging Stroller with Speed.

Have you nominated your favorite gear, nursery, mealtime, play or fashion products in the 2017 Cribsie Awards?

Founded in 2010 and hosted by StrollerTraffic.com, the Cribsie Awards recognize the best products, services, and websites for babies and tots. The Cribsies offer a secure voting platform that limits users to one unique vote per email address, meaning the Cribsies are a true, untainted measure of the public’s opinion on the top parenting brands.

With hundreds of thousands of votes cast and a reach in the millions, the Cribsies have quickly become the definitive awards for parents.

You nominate. We select. Parents vote.

http://cribsieawards.com/nominate/

Thank you for any nominations!! <3

Speed Jogging Stroller Wins!

October 12th, 2016



Thank you Bumbleride Family for helping vote for Speed in the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards  for the Gear Category for Renown Jogging Strollers!!!

Speed offers the the only partial swivel for jogging strollers in the world. Learn more about our Speed jogging stroller here.

View all the national winner’s here!

Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller Review Women's Running Magazine

Run She Is Beautiful 5 & 10k Recap – Santa Barbara, CA

September 27th, 2016

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We had an amazing time supporting the Run She Is Beautiful Pinkest 5k & 10k race in Santa Barbara, CA! We sponsored the Baby Mama division so the top 5k and 10k finishers pushing a stroller won a new Speed jogging stroller! Congratulations to Claudia and Jocelyn who won the 5 & 10k and went home with their new Speeds (below)! Enjoy the gallery and we hope to see you at the next race in Santa Cruz in March of 2017, http://www.runsheisbeautiful.com/ !

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Congratulations Claudia and little Juliana on winning the Bumbleride Baby Mama Division 5k!

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Congratulations Jocelyn! Jocelyn pushed to the finish with a flat tire on her double stroller!

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The starting line of the race! 3,2,1….GO!

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Jill, Priscilla of Solly Baby and friend Ashley entered the race with little Morgan . 2016 Speed in Silver Black shown.

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Jacqui of Baby Boy Bakery Kids ran the race with her Speed in Silver Black. We joined forces with Baby Boy Bakery’s Race Squad!

Learn more about our Speed jogging stroller here, https://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/speed .

Camp Collection – Inspiration, Resources & Essentials

September 20th, 2016

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The Camp Collection.

Get outside. Go explore. Be kind to the environment. Spend quality time with those you love. Create new memories outdoors. That’s the vision behind our new Camp Collection. Available at select independent retailers.

 

It’s time for all things fall. To the mountains we go! Whether you’re apple picking, picnicking, hitting the trails, pumpkin picking, camping or consuming all things pumpkin spice, fall inspires us to bundle up, grab a warm drink and your loved ones and head out for an adventure.

 

Our strollers are designed for adventures and built to perform. The Camp Collection takes this look to a new level with the perfect outdoor green, complemented with tan interior, orange accents and an adventure awaits patch. We continue to evolve in our eco-conscious materials. The fabrics we use are recycled polyester (recycled polyethylene terepthalate, rPET) with 28 post-consumer plastic bottles pulled out of the landfill and re-used (52 for Indie Twin). Our strollers are PVC and phthalate free. There are no fire retardants (excluding the UK per law) and no polyurethane foam. The handlebar is TPR and foam free.

 

Our mission, “The Ride of Your Life”, means to get out and do what you love from day one. To know that active lives foster active imaginations. To explore with an awareness of your impact on the world around you.

 

With that in mind, we hope you can find some inspiration to get outside and make some memories with your family!

 

RESOURCES TO GET YOU OUTSIDE

Find Your Park

Find Your Park

Do you know about http://findyourpark.com?  The National Park Service and National Park Foundation have given us this great resource to find a park or an event (you can even refine by ‘family friendly’) by State or Date to help you and your family get outside and adventure.  Every day can be an adventure, #getoutside.

Hike It Baby

Hike It Baby

With a mission to build communities that support getting families outside with their kids starting at birth.  And a purpose to support parents in nature and raise a generation to love the outdoors.  We concur. https://hikeitbaby.com

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Born Wild Project

These amazing mamas are seeking to encourage and empower parents to raise children who are connected to the wilderness, http://www.bornwildproject.com.

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Meet Up

This community focused resources helps you find meet up groups that share your same interests, https://www.meetup.com.

 

INSPIRATION

These Pinterest Color Boards helped inspire the Camp Collection, https://www.pinterest.com/bumbleride/camp-green-2016-color-board/ .

 

ESSENTIALS

Here are some camp essentials that help keep adventures kind to the environment and comfortable for your family:

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Bumbleride Camp Collection

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Gunn & Swain Mexican Blanket

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Plum + Sparrow Market Basket

Klean Kanteen Sippy Cup

Klean Kanteen Kids Sippy

 

Stanley Classic Vaccuum Insulated Thermos

Stanley Classic Vacuum Thermos

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Poler Camp Mug

Renowned Jogging Strollers- Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards – Bumbleride Speed FINALIST

September 14th, 2016

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Renowned Jogging Strollers- Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards – Bumbleride Speed FINALIST – We Need Your Vote!

We are so excited to be nominated a FINALIST again in the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards in their GEAR category for Renowned Jogging Strollers! Help us walk away with the win by voting by clicking here or below. Thank you so much for your vote!! These awards help parents find the best gear and services for their families and each vote helps Bumbleride grow!

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Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards is the largest awards program in the greater parenting community. This year, our entire community (think: our HQ team, editors, writers, readers and you!) has tirelessly searched coast to coast evaluating thousands of businesses in over 100 categories to bring you the best of the best (because let’s be honest: you deserve the best)! We have spent the whole year testing out classes, exploring new play spaces and getting up close and personal with the newest and coolest gear in search of the unquestionably great. The end result is the exhaustive collection of nominees that we provide to our community who then decides and casts their votes for the ultimate Totally Awesome Awards winners.

Voting runs September 1 – 30, 2016 and the nominees with the most
votes in their respective category will be named this year’s
Totally Awesome Award Winner!

So start your engines, tell your friends and make your voice heard.

#TotallyAwesomeAwards2016

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Voting: Sept 1 – 30, 2016
Winners Announced: Oct 10, 2016

September Is Baby Safety Month

September 9th, 2016

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Baby Safety Month is a great reminder to ensure you are using your baby gear properly. Here are a few of our favorite resources and recommendations that can help keep your child safe and Bumbleride rolling smoothly for years to come:

 

Bumbleride Safety & Maintenance, https://www.bumbleride.com/safety-and-maintenance .

 

Car Seat Safety:

The Car Seat Lady, http://thecarseatlady.com/– Information. Empowerment. Peace of mind. How to buckle a 5 point safety harness on an infant seat, https://www.facebook.com/TheCarSeatLady/videos/10154391995782454/ .

Consumer Reports,  http://www.consumerreports.org/ . Did you know Indie 4 is the highest rated stroller on Consumer Reports?

Juvenile Manufactures Product Association (JPMA), https://babysafetyzone.org/hot-topics/baby-safety-month .

 

Recommendations:

Make sure to always register your baby products, this is how the company will reach you in the event of a recall.

Sign up for recall alerts from www.cpsc.gov, here. Don’t rely on the company to contact you in the event of recall.

Make sure not to cover your stroller with any blankets or shade due to overheating hazard, http://www.today.com/parents/seeking-stroller-shade-why-covering-blanket-can-be-dangerous-baby-t101059 .

Do not leave your child in an infant seat longer than necessary. Many infant seats include fire retardants which can harm your child, http://www.ecocenter.org/healthy-stuff/reports/childrens-car-seat-study/report_summary.

Check out Environmental Working Group’s reviews of products like shampoo and sunscreen here.

Be Eco On The Go (With Three Kids In Tow)

August 11th, 2016

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Be Eco On The Go (With 3 Kids In Tow) 

Hi, I’m Jill.  

Wife to a banker by day and surfer when the waves are good. Mama to Brooklyn (almost 4), Max (almost 2), and Baby Boy #3 (due November 2016). Global traveler, dog lover and eco-conscious Marketer at Bumbleride.

I love this company and everything the brand stands for. Bumbleride has enabled me to feel fulfilled in my career, while continuing to nurture myself, my family, friends and keep up with my crazy toddlers. I know that motherhood isn’t perfect (and is messy), but I’m doing my best to find balance, inspiration and continue to live eco-consciously in all areas of my life. Which means I’m constantly looking for things and brands that can meet eco standards, keep life simple and convenient.

I’m always looking for inspiration. Here are a few things I tell myself on a daily basis to keep a positive and peaceful mindset:

            -At the end of a long day, I am the only one who can give my kids a happy mama who loves life.

            -Kids make life the best kind of busy.

            -The days are long, but the years are short. Keep on keepin’ on mama.  Life is good.

I’ve spent a lot of time researching baby and toddler gear over the past 5 years (and feel especially close to it given the industry I work in). Here are my must-haves for conscious mamas looking for convenience and style.  I hope this helps eliminate your research time so you can focus on the more important stuff (like yourself and your kiddos). Thanks for reading!

– Jill, Bumbleride Marketing

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Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller + Mini Board

…and I think life with 2 kids is wild. Cue November 2016 when we’re adding a 3rd in ~4 years.  Indie Twin has been my saving grace with 2 – I’ve used it almost every day since giving birth to my son Max and it will continue to be my go-to for years to come!  That feeling of ease (and reaction of onlookers) when we seamlessly cruise through a door with a side by side stroller.  The individual seats that can be positioned for whatever situation one of them needs; up, down, feet up, feet down, sunshade extension out, asleep, awake…accommodation makes life much more simple!  Knowing my kids are spending so much time in an eco-friendly place, is one less worry I have – there are 52 recycled plastic water bottles in the fabric of this stroller, plus they are Bluesign and OEKO-tex certified.  With adding a third, all I need is my toddler Mini Board for whoever wants to ride along, and the bassinet.  Perfect spot for comfy naps on the go.  The best bassinet news is it’s now approved for overnight sleeping with it’s 100% rPET fabric and safe, breathable mattress. Even better: no polyurethane foam, fire retardants, phthlatates or PVC used.  Rest-assured, we are set.

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Clek Foonf Car Seat

We are realizing that the world was built for a family of 4.  Luckily we already have a car with a 3rd row option, but didn’t think it was possible to put 3 kids safely in a single row – thanks to Clek, we will be riding safely (love their green materials) and much more easily in one single row.  The icing on the cake (or cream in my coffee) is I won’t need to use my back seat for kids.  I can use that space for groceries, my Indie Twin and all the other essentials for life on the go.

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Fawn & Cub Ruckus Diaper Backpack + Changing Mat combo 

Never been the diaper bag type – always carried my oversized leather tote with enough room for everything I need.  With 3 kids, I think I’m going to need both hands and shoulders and all the help I can get in the convenience department.  I was googling “Non-Diaper Bag Diaper Bags” and came across Fawn & Cub.  SWOON.  I saw their Ruckus Sack backpack and was instantly ready to purchase.  The line that had me was “it feels like you are carrying a pillow on your back.” DONE.  So many great features; organic cotton lining, multiple pockets, magnetic snaps, et al.  This has convenience, style and non-diaper bag written all over it.

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Plum and Sparrow Moses Basket

Not sure there is anything more precious than a new baby in a basket.  These moses baskets are worthy of every penny and photo captured with your baby inside.  Complete with a hypo-allergenic, waterproof pad inside, I see myself taking this baby (pun-intended) with us everywhere.  To the park, to the beach, in the backyard.  Can’t wait to snap photos of our little buddy in there.

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Solly Baby Wrap

I’m sure you’re all in the know on this front.  If you aren’t, get on it!  Baby wearing has been so important to me with all my babies.  There is nothing like that close, skin-to-skin connection – all with both hands free to do whatever it is on your agenda.  I love to support small business and the gals at Solly are seriously awe-inspiring.  These gorgeous wraps are Made in America with Lenzing Modal fabric that is sourced from the pulp of Austrian Beechwood trees.  There’s more…$1 from every wrap purchased helps give a mother around the world a safe birth.  I’m all in.

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Plain Jane 24 Hour Dress

Literally.  You can wear it 24 hours a day and be stylish in total comfort.  And nurse your babe without unbuttoning or showing your belly or stretching out the top of your shirt.  I got the all black, because mama knows how messy life can get with 2 kids with dirty fingers touching and grabbing you all day.  This dress is made of the same material as the Solly wrap, so you’re basically wrapping yourself in eco-friendly comfort.

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Klean Kanteen 5oz and 9oz baby bottles

My favorite Kanteen brought a baby bottle into the family.  YES.  Non-toxic, check. Easy cleaning, check. Easy filling, check.  Sign. Me. Up.  There are 2 sizes (5oz and 9oz), so you can have your baby start a bottle from birth or as soon as you’re ready.

 

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Tubby Todd $75 shop credit

We always laugh that we have enough Tubby Todd to keep the whole neighborhood clean and smelling fresh for a year.  Read: I don’t want to run out.  They also just launched their MAMA line and it’s so good.  Belly balm, hand lotion, nipple salve.  Something for every mama.  It’s that good.

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Finn + Emma Organic wooden teether

Finn + Emma is the most amazing small business.  Everything they support, I believe in.  Sustainability, fair trade, organic materials, smart + ethical choices.  Everything they sell, I would have in my house.  But, consumerism is a thing and I don’t need it all with having hand-me-downs from my two other kids and family/friends that think just like me.  But the whimsical little organic hedgehog teething rattle is a necessity and multipurpose and I can’t wait for little buddy to have it.

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Lorena Canals Rugs eco-friendly rug

An eco-friendly and MACHINE WASHABLE rug. Yes, please.  These rugs contain 100% natural cotton and use non-toxic dyes.  My daughter has a dust allergy, so just vacuuming and regular cleaning isn’t enough. These rugs are perfect.  All the kids rooms will eventually have one!

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Modern Burlap Tree Hugger Swaddle

Another small business that I love.  But, let’s talk multipurpose. These swaddles are not only perfect for swaddling and getting a baby cozy, I use them for nursing covers, sun coverage, burp cloth, tummy time or even a scarf, if I’m out and about and forget a sweater.  They fold up so small and can be tossed into your bag and WILL BE used on every adventure.  There is a design for anyone, and there’s a reason they’re all black and white patterns…the contrast in color enhances baby’s vision and stimulates brain development.  BONUS: they’re made of GOTS certified organic cotton muslin.

 

So there you are!  I hope this will save you research time so you can get back to making memories with your family…

{Giveaway Over} Congratulations and welcome to the Bumbleride Family @angiehiney!!

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2016 Color Story

May 24th, 2016

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Color has always been a big part of who we are. A dominant facet of Bumbleride’s personality. Thirteen years ago when Bumbleride was just a concept, we recognized a void in the industry. Stroller companies were very conservative with textile design and color. Being in our 20’s at the time we didn’t want to play things so safe. We wanted to have fun and help families celebrate the birth of their babies with vivid color and stylish design. That is still true today.

Each year we enjoy projecting what colors will stand out as something new. Not always monochromatic but also combinations of color with hood linings and details on our strollers to keep things fresh.

Living in San Diego and enjoying the outdoors, nature is always inspiring us. In this years collection, one of our favorites is Tourmaline. A soothing blue green that mimics the colors of the ocean. Another addition that we had fun designing is Camp Green. A limited design for 2016 reminding us of trips with our kids to the mountains. We combined an olive green with tan lining and orange cording. Plus our Camp Bumbleride patch evokes adventure and getting outside.

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While some colors we choose are bold, we still love the palette of grounded colors with bright accents. When selecting colors we give a lot of attention to the right hue, even when choosing a black or grey. We lean towards saturated rich depth in even our staple colors. Trends come and go but the quality of our strollers are designed for longevity. We want every feature to be current and timeless.

Textiles and fabrics for us have definitely evolved. Upon learning of the grim impact that textile production has on our planet we started to dig for changes we could make to improve our processes as much as possible. We are so proud to be using eco-conscious materials now.  It has been a goal for many years and now we bring to the stroller industry 100% RPET (28 post consumer recycled plastic bottles, available in colors: Tourmaline, Camp Green, Red Sand, Maritime Blue & Dawn Grey) and an innovative Solution Dye process that conserves water and energy (available in Silver Black color only).

One of the most fulfilling aspects of every year is seeing the favorite choices of our team and our customers. We look forward to seeing and hearing feedback of everyone’s connection with their personal color choice. Join the conversation @BumblerideWhich is your favorite color? We’d love to hear from you!

-Emily, Co-Founder

Learn More about Our Fabric Story

 

25 Best Organic Baby Products of 2016- Raising Baby Green | BestProducts.com

April 14th, 2016

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This is an excerpt from a bestproducts.com article by Margaret Hartgrove:

Earth Day is April 22, but when it comes to your baby, every day is an opportunity to go green. Luckily, it’s never been easier — or more affordable — to find eco-friendly and organic baby products that not only remove harmful chemicals and toxins from your home, but also help the planet, too. Because what better gift can you give your child than ensuring that they have a safe and clean world to grow up in. From the nursery to your diaper bag, check out these 25 simple product swaps to help give your little one a healthy and natural start.

#9 Bumbleride Speed Running Stroller

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A truly organic stroller doesn’t exist (yet!), but some manufacturers, like Bumbleride, come pretty close. New for 2016 is Speed, their first-ever jogging stroller. As with all Bumbleride rides, this one features feel-good fabrics that keep plastic bottles out of landfills, dyed in bright, vibrant colors via a process that conserves 25 to 40 gallons of water per stroller. Whether you’re training for a 5K or just doing errands around town, the stroller’s three-speed steering lets you run at your own pace.”

Check out their article and the other 24 best products for raising baby green including some of our favorites, http://www.bestproducts.com/parenting/baby/g174/organic-baby-products-clothes-toys/ .

Celebrate Earth Day April 22nd – 9 Easy Ways For Kids To Rise Above Plastics

April 13th, 2016

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  • Avoid or refuse purchasing items packaged in plastic. Get the kids involved to help look for produce and grocery items that aren’t over-packaged. Plastic inside of plastic? No thanks!

  • Use cloth or re-usable shopping bags. Keeping a bag with you or in your car/purse/or diaper bag is a great way to make sure you use your bags.  One of our favorite companies that makes these is ChicoBag. Some models even fold up into their own pocket to fit in your hand!
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  • Forget bottled water. Plastic bottles are one of the most common pieces of trash found around the world. Carry a reusable canteen wherever you go. Try hooking it onto your stroller if it’s not too heavy or large. Make sure to get one or two for the each of the kids too! Our favorite reusable beverage containers are from Hydroflask and Klean Kanteen .

  • Give up gum. Did you know many types of gum are synthetic and include plastics? Who wants to chew on plastic?

  • Bring a reusable mug when you order hot cocoa, coffee or tea. Office favorites include this kid’s Klean Kanteen and this cup from Hydroflask with a silicone lid. Both work great for everyday, hot or cold.
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  • Skip the straw. Straws are almost the #1 piece of trash on beaches, especially near resorts or hotels. If your kids love straws, consider Silikids silicone straw with lid or Simple Straws made of glass or metal.

  • Recycle. If you have to use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE) which are the most commonly recycled plastics. Ask you child to help sort which items can be recycled and which are trash or compost.

  • Reusable containers. Our office favorite containers are from Wean Green. We love their Kitchen Set. They are made with tempered glass that is microwave safe and easy to clean.
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  • Volunteer at a beach cleanup. Most plastics last forever so bring the kids to the beach and help teach them about the responsibility of keeping the beach and our oceans clean for  future generations and how storm drains/urban runoff bring trash and plastic to the beach. This is a favorite among our staff and company. We aim to host a local beach cleanup monthly. Look for a cleanup near you in the US through your local Surfrider Foundation chapter or in Canada, your nearest Shoreline Cleanup or in Hawaii or New Zealand, your nearest Sustainable Coastlines event.

Info Source: Surfrider San Diego and Ryan Willson