Baby2Baby

January 12th, 2017

Kelly and Norah from Baby2Baby

As a company we work hard looking for areas to reduce our impact on the environment and reduce waste. Whenever possible, we find alternative solutions for discarding last seasons products or colorways. So, what do we do with these items?

One course of action we take is to donate to hospitals and several non-profit organizations, including one we love to work with Baby2Baby.org. Baby2Baby is an incredible organization that places our products in homes of families in need, providing everything from diapers to gear for children ages 0-12 years old.

“Hi Bumbleride!

Happy New Year! I wanted to say thank you for the 14 bassinets you sent over the break! We are so grateful for the ongoing relationship with Bumbleride and your support of the low-income children we serve means so much! Because of amazing partners like you over the past 5 years we have been able to distribute over 6 million items to over 125,000 low-income children.
Thank you as always for your help!
Best,
Baby2Baby”

How can you help?

You can donate your new or gently used items as well. Look for a donation box in your city or make a cash donation here, http://baby2baby.org/donate/. If you are interested in hosting a donation bin at your business or school for community donations please email volunteer@baby2baby.org. Thank you for any support or donations!

 

Run She Is Beautiful 5k & 10k- Santa Cruz, CA On March 19th

January 9th, 2017

Join us at the Run She Is Beautiful 5k & 10k in Santa Cruz, CA on March 19th, 2017!

Run She Is Beautiful is a race with course flare, inspirational sayings, and overall goodtime. Whether this is your FIRST race or your 100th, you will be encouraged AND celebrated! We believe creating a stronger self physically manifests into a stronger self in all areas of your life. Here’s to strong legs, smart girls, and celebrating yourself and just how awesome you are!

Winners of the Bumbleride Baby Mama divisions (stroller friendly 5k & 10k divisions) will win a new Speed jogging stroller!

Sign up here.

Can’t join us March 19th? Join us in Santa Barbara, CA on September 23rd, 2017

Pop Sugar Moms – New Kid and Baby Products From ABC Kids Expo For 2017

October 26th, 2016

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Bumbleride Indie All Black

“In early January, Bumbleride will introduce Matte Black to it’s stroller lineup. The Indie ($559), Speed ($579), and Indie Twin ($789) will be available in all back versions.” – Pop Sugar

Read more about the new products shown at ABC Kids Expo.

Read more about our Indie all terrain stroller.

Sonnet James + Bumbleride at New York Fashion Week

October 24th, 2016

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We were honored that Sonnet James chose our Bumbleride Indie Twin in Silver Black for their New York Fashion Week trip.  The stroller proved to wear multiple hats for them and we love the photos. Check out their amazing trip, playful dresses (new line launches November 8th!) and cute baby Leif.

Follow along on Instagram: @sonnetjames + @remistoneman_photo.

“When we were planning our New York trip, we kind of dropped the ball on getting everything we needed for our sweet baby Leif while working on fabrics, samples, designing, and planning the entire shoot, hair and makeup, hotel stay, and flights for our ever growing team.  So when we panicked that we didn’t have a stroller, we searched for the perfect system that would meet our needs and compliment our brand.  When we came across the Bumbleride Indie Twin, it was exactly what we had in mind!  Even with one baby, we knew we’d need plenty of room for our equipment, dresses, cameras, and LOTS of water bottles.  The customer service was incredible and worked with us to flawlessly get the stroller to us in a serious time crunch.  And even when it was super hot and stuffy, we could open up the flaps for better air flow and more comfort for our littlest team member.  Since we left our hotel in the morning and didn’t get home until dark, our Bumbleride was also his crib, which worked out perfectly since each seat lays back to a completely reclined position.  Maneuvering the streets was smooth and easy and we can honestly say, from experience, that it saved our backs and feet, and since we didn’t have to wear a tower of hats and six layers of coats each just to get around, it also kept us as cool as we could get in Manhattan’s September heat.  Thanks for coming to our rescue, Bumbleride!!”

– Sonnet James

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Learn more about our Indie Twin double all terrain stroller.

Learn more about Sonnet James.

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

Born Wild

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

Poler Camp Mug

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!

Best Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller

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!!

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

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