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

An Interview With Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: Meet The Speed Jogging Stroller & More! | Spilling The beans Blog By Magic Beans

April 6th, 2016

An Interview With Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: Meet The Speed Jogging Stroller & More!

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Excerpt from Spilling the beans blog by Magic Beans (an authorized Bumbleride retailer)-

“Since 2004, Bumbleride co-founders Matt and Emily Reichardt have been designing strollers “as gear, purpose-built to perform whether taking your little ones on a trail run or navigating the local farmers market.” This year’s new debuts are even more outdoorsy than ever: Bumbleride has just introduced their first designated running stroller, and some eco-friendly new fabrics, too. In this interview with Matt, we got the inside scoop on how they came up with these new advances, and how they’ll enhance your life as an active parent.

Want to see the Speed and the rest of the Bumbleride collection in person (and chat with the Bumbleride crew about why their strollers are so cool)? They’ll be at Drool Baby Expo tomorrow, April 7 – if you don’t have your tickets, get them now!

 

Q: So, the marquee event for Bumbleride this year appears to be the Speed Jogging Stroller! We’re so excited to add it to our selection. I know that the Indie wasn’t designed as a jogger but was often used as one – how does the Speed improve on Indie for running parents?  
I think they definitely serve different needs, Indie has always been a great option for urban strolling, all-terrain, and light jogging.  For running parents moving at a faster pace, Speed has larger 16” back wheels for better control, a longer wheel base for better stability, and the new Speed 3 steering system, which gives more options on different terrains.

 

Q: The central feature of the Speed is the 3-speed steering system – can you tell me a bit about how this idea was developed, how it works, and why it will be terrific for parents?  

The idea was developed from observations of how parents jog with strollers and from feedback from our customers.  Basically there are three scenarios runners find themselves in:  1. Running at a fast pace on open road, boardwalk or somewhere that you don’t really need to steer.   2. Jogging anywhere else whether it be a park, trail, urban community where turning is required.  3. Everyday use walking where 360 degree swiveling is preferred.  The problem that we found for parents is that a fixed wheel option is very limiting and not always convenient, and the swiveling option is not safe for jogging.

In response to this issue, the Speed 3 steering has 3 positions: fully locked with tracking for open road running,  a 30 degree swivel, and a 360 degree swivel.  The 30 degree swivel addresses the problem for joggers, allowing sufficient turning radius to steer while jogging but prevents the wheel from rotating past 45 degrees where the stroller can become unstable. It’s much like the way the steering is restricted on toddler balance bikes!

 

Q: What kind of family do you picture using the Speed stroller, and in what environments?  

I would say families where either one or both parents are joggers, or like to get out on walks for exercise.  Speed is designed for all terrain, so everything from city urban living to rural terrain.  Because of its versatility, it also can be the only stroller an active family needs.

 

Q: What kind of response have you gotten about the Speed stroller so far?  

I think a lot of our customers see it as an obvious addition to Bumbleride’s line up, and a much needed category.  We have also seen excitement around the Speed 3 steering and our fabric story.”…..

Make sure to read the rest of the interview at http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/an-interview-with-bumbleride-ceo-matt-reichardt-meet-the-speed-jogging-stroller-more/.

 

Join Us At The New York Baby Show May 14-15

April 6th, 2016

Keep Up Your Active Lifestyle And Bring Your Baby Too With Bumbleride

Excerpt from newyorkbabyshow.com- “Most parents today lead active lifestyles, exercising and running with their babies and children. Strollers need to keep up with the families that use them, and Bumbleride offers high-tech strollers that move on any terrain.

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Bumbleride will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

We spoke with Ryan Willson, Marketing Manager at Bumbleride, to learn more.

For someone unfamiliar with Bumbleride, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Bumbleride makes eco-friendly strollers for families to get out and do what they love, while doing our best to preserve the planet. We offer an all-terrain, everyday stroller called Indie, a running stroller called Speed, and an all-terrain/ jogging double stroller known as Indie Twin, along with accessories for each model.”

Read the whole interview at http://newyorkbabyshow.com/active-lifestyle-baby-bumbleride/ .

Test Drive Speed & Indie – Drool Baby Expo April 7, 2016

March 25th, 2016

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We’re getting ready to head to Boston, MA  for the Drool Baby Expo on 4/7, presented by Magic Beans. This event is going to be amazing for expectant & new parents, http://droolbabyexpo.com.

We will be offering 2016 Speed & Indie test drives & one lucky attendee will win a new Bumbleride Indie all terrain stroller!

Use promo code “Bumbleride5” to save $5 off your ticket!

 

Welcome Baby Sweepstakes – Bumbleride Indie Giveaway & More

March 7th, 2016

 

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9 strollers we can’t wait to see in 2016 – Babycenter – Bumbleride Speed Running Stroller

March 4th, 2016

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9 strollers we can’t wait to see in 2016

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It’s been two years since my second daughter was born, but in strollers, this was eons ago. The stroller landscape has COMPLETELY changed since then. The new makes and models come with incredible functionality and superhero-like capabilities, making life for any parent easier than ever. With spring (and walking/running weather) around the corner, here are the strollers to watch for in 2016! –Lindsay Pinchuk of Bump Club & Beyond

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Bumbleride Speed: Known for its all terrain models, this brand new stroller is Bumbleride’s first designated running stroller. It’s lightweight, durable, and equipped with advanced steering to let you run at your own pace. (Bumbleride, $549.99, pre-order available soon).

Learn more about Speed here, https://www.bumbleride.com/speed-running-stroller .
Read the full article here, http://blogs.babycenter.com/products_and_prizes/9-strollers-we-cant-wait-for-in-2016/.

 

Best Strollers for Twins – Lucie’s List – Indie Twin Stroller

March 4th, 2016

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Indie Twin Papyrus Green

  • Price: $729.99
  • Stroller Weight: 34 lbs.
  • Weight Limits: 90 lbs combined

Higher up the food chain is the beloved Bumbleride Indie Twin; if you can afford it – it’s a “must-have” say many of our twin parents. Yes, I feel like this stroller was specifically designed with twins in mind.

The Indie Twin is an all terrain, side by side stroller with four (12″) air filled tires that rides like a dream. Not only is it utilitarian, it’s also very beautiful and eco-friendly. If you can splurge on one pricier item for your twins, this would probably be my vote. Please read the FULL review of this stroller here.

The Bumbleride Indie Twin can take two car seats at the same time as well as two carrycots ($159 ea) — your choice!

For car seats, it uses a dual car seat adapter system ($39 each piece — one “upper” and one “lower”). It ONLY works for these seats: the Maxi Cosi Mico/AP (not the NXT), Cybex Aton or Cybex Aton 2. See more on this here.

If you are sold on this stroller, make your life easy and get two of these car seats^^  (unless, of course, you are past the car seat stage, in which case it will work regardless).

Note also that these car seat adapters must be removed to fold the stroller, which is mehhh. They are easy to remove, but still. A slight pain.

Other favorite features include ample storage for your gear (x2), amazing canopies, luxurious fabrics, and an adjustable handle for tall or shorter than normal parents. This is one of the few side by side strollers that doesn’t have a bar bisecting the storage basket, so you can actually fit quite a large bag down there.

The main complaint of this stroller is the folding; it’s not the easiest to fold and requires a little muscle-ing down in order to get it to lock. The same goes for unfolding it. That’s probably my only complaint.

Bottom line: The Bumbleride Indie Twin is a beautiful stroller with a super smooth ride. Unlike most, it takes two infant car seats or two bassinets, so you can use it from birth. The fabrics are luxurious, the storage is amazing, and the canopies are large. Outside of the non-optimal fold, we loveeeeee it!

– Meg Collins, Lucie’s List

Learn more about our Indie Twin here, https://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie-twin .

Read Indie Twin’s in-depth review here, http://www.lucieslist.com/best-all-terrain-double-strollers/#bumbleride .

Indie Twin Giveaway – Andrea’s 3rd Baby Giveaway – Baby List & Tubby Todd

March 4th, 2016

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Andrea of Tubby Todd Bath Co. has teamed up with BabyList to curate her dream registry and give it away to a lucky parent or expectant! Enter to win it all:

  • Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller
  • 4moms mamaRoo
  • $250 Oilo Bedding Gift Card
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack
  • $250 Tubby Todd Bath Co Gift Card
  • Solly Baby- 2 wraps and a Swaddle Set
  • $250 Dockatot Gift Card

Enter here, http://bit.ly/bumbleride-andreas-giveaway . Good luck! Open to US/CAN only, ends 3/18.

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Best Strollers of 2016 – Speed Running Stroller – New York Family Magazine

February 12th, 2016

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Best Strollers of 2016 –  Speed Running Stroller – New York Family Magazine

“The Speed, which hits stores this spring, is the first designated running stroller to join the Bumbleride family. With the ultimate balance of durability and lightweight performance, the Speed (which weighs in at 23.5 lbs), stays true to Bumbleride’s commitment to clean and mindful design featuring new and improved eco-fabrics. Equipped with Speed3 steering, it’s engineered to let you run at your own pace. Plus, this innovative stroller features a one-step compact fold with auto-lock, all-wheel suspension with air-filled tires, an SPF 45+ multi-position canopy, and more. $549.99, bumbleride.com” – NY Family

Thank you New York Family for naming Speed one of the best strollers of 2016!

Learn more about Speed here, https://www.bumbleride.com/speed-running-stroller.

Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when Speed and the rest of our 2016 collection will be available, http://bit.ly/1LkmMvh .

Read the entire list of the best strollers of 2016 here, http://tinyurl.com/hzvsp8m .

Best Double Stroller 2015 – Indie Twin – Baby Gizmo Awards

January 27th, 2016

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Best Double Stroller 2015 – Indie Twin – Baby Gizmo Awards

The Bumbleride Indie Twin has been one of our favorite double strollers for years! It is not only gorgeous but a practical, side-by-side stroller that is parent and multiple-kid-friendly. Watch the Bumbleride Indie Twin Baby Gizmo Video Review.

What we like best:

  1. Roomy, seats with flat reclines that can accommodate a newborn (or two!).
  2. Independent reclines for those days that one needs to rest and the other child is about seeing the world.
  3. Huge, independent canopies.
  4. Pushes like a dream (even with one hand!).
  5. Giant basket.
  6. Adjustable handlebar.
  7. Twin Moms: It can accommodate 2 infant car seats at the same time! With twins, how do you choose who stays in a car seat and who gets the stroller seat in the other double stroller options?” – Baby Gizmo

Watch Baby Gizmo’s Indie Twin review here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BebVZWBUkeM .

Find the award here, https://www.babygizmo.com/best-double-strollers-baby-gizmo-awards-2015/ .

Learn more about Indie Twin here, https://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie-twin .