Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Active Mothers-To-Be – CBS Los Angeles

May 8th, 2017

Sara Haley has some great mother’s day gift ideas for active mothers-to-be including our Bumbleride Speed jogging stroller.

Workout-Friendly Stroller:

The Bumbleride “Speed” is the perfect way to ease back into a workout routine as a new mom. It’s lightweight and has swivel technology, which makes it perfect for running or walking. Furthermore, if you’re pregnant with toddlers already at home, putting them in the stroller is a great way to stay fit during pregnancy. It may sound crazy but the support of a stroller can be great to ease issues like sciatica when walking so if you already have a stroller and baby hasn’t arrived, load it up with groceries, etc. and start getting used to it while you ease the pain. (Price: $549)

Some of my other favorite features of the stroller include…click to read about Sara’s favorite Speed features!

 

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Q & A with Zero Waste Nerd – Megean Weldon

April 27th, 2017

As you may have read, we strive to make every day Earth Day. So, throughout April, we’ve been sharing about how Bumbleride families eco in regards to these categories: Gear, Feed, Nursery and Play. To further show our commitment to How We Eco, we are donating 1% of April sales to 5 Gyres. The 5 Gyres Institute’s mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

 

We talked to Megean Weldon, founder of Zero Waste Nerd and mother, about her website, why she chose Bumbleride and recommendations for families to reduce waste in small, easy steps. We thought you’d love what she has to say:

 

  1. How would you describe your website?

    I have designed my website to be a resource for those who aim to reduce their waste and live a simpler life. Though my website is called “zero” waste nerd, I preach that it’s not necessarily about producing absolutely no trash but about changing how we view our consumption obsession and making better choices. We’ve let convenience control us and have become incredibly disposable. There are many simple tips and tricks that I teach that will reverse those disposable tendencies and help everyone to reduce their waste dramatically.

 

  1. What are 3-5 small steps a family can take to make a big impact on reducing their waste?

    Most of our waste starts in the kitchen. The best thing about many of the tips I talk about is that the whole family can be involved. Composting is a great way to reduce anyone’s household, organic waste by nearly 2/3. Build a compost bin, take it to a local drop off location, or enroll in a curbside pickup. Vermicomposting (worm bin) is also a fun and unique way of composting your organic waste that the kids would definitely love.

    Another easy way to reduce waste is to replace all disposable items such as plastic, throw away cutlery, plastic bottle of water, paper napkins, and even paper plates with reusable alternatives. It also helps reduce your monthly spending considering you will no longer need to purchase replacement disposables later.

    Try shopping package free. Purchase items from the bulk bins, bring your own containers to the bakery, and refuse the produce bags all together. Not only will you reduce your waste considerably but you will find that most of the food that comes without packaging is the healthiest.

    Growing your own food is another way to become more sustainable and reduce your food miles. Start a garden or even just grow herbs on your window sill – it’s fun, it reduces waste, and it’s empowering!

 

  1. Which criteria do you recommend families consider and learn more about when shopping?

    When purchasing anything – whether it be baby gear, feeding products, nursery gear, or toys I stress to really be mindful of the companies and products you are supporting. We see so many companies, today, making products that are designed to break. It’s time we start supporting companies that value their products and work towards a circular model. Look for products that will last, look for companies that stand behind their products, and look for items that can be easily recycled once they have worn out.

 

  1. Tell us about your zero waste kit.

    My zero waste kit helps me refuse single use disposable items when I’m on the go. Most of the waste we generate happens outside of our home so being prepared is key to reducing waste. I use a mason jar for beverages and food storage, a reusable napkin for replacing paper towels and paper napkins, a stainless steel straw to avoid plastic straws, a stainless steel spork to refuse single use cutlery, a stainless steel container for food on the go and even leftovers at restaurants, and a cloth tote to contain everything and to refuse single use plastic bags. Now, I stick all of these things in the diaper bag and it works perfectly!

  1. What are some of your favorite other products or companies that are helping reduce waste?

    There are so many great companies striving to make a positive, environmental impact. One of the first companies I fell in love with was Planet Love Life. They are working to spread awareness and teach about marine debris and pollution. They collect fishing gear off of beaches that have washed ashore and turn them into beautiful bracelets – bracelets that in turn help spread the message of preserving our beautiful planet. Some of my favorite products that help me reduce waste are stainless steel straws and plastic free scrubbing brushes. Their not only beautiful to keep around, they are incredibly durable and will last a very long time. And finally, I have to give a shout out to Jessica and Nicole of Hand and Land in Kansas City. Their store is a one of kind shop that sources local makers and products as well as simple and natural health and beauty products. I’m. In. Love.

 

  1. Why did you choose Bumbleride?

    Supporting companies who stand behind their products, are mindful of their environmental impact, and strive for sustainable business practices is very important to me. I spent a considerable amount of time researching the perfect stroller that aligned with my values and excitedly came across Bumbleride. From the moment I read their mission, I fell in love. Every part of production from the materials to the manufacturing has been fine tuned to be the most sustainable. What other stroller companies do this? There isn’t many. Aside from their goal to preserve the beautiful world around us, their strollers are incredibly, and I truly mean INCREDIBLY wonderful to push and maneuver. After all of the strollers I have tested – some cheaper, some more expensive, Bumbleride was the best – by miles.

  1. Who are some of the people/companies you are following for zero waste inspiration?

    There are so many wonderful Zero Waste bloggers and Instagrammers that continue to inspire me every single day. The Zero Market in Denver Co is a huge source for my inspiration as a zero waste shop entrepreneur. Their goal to create a completely zero waste store aka store of the future impresses me greatly. They put so much effort and care into sourcing sustainable goods, recycling items intended for the landfill, and offering the tools for people to jump into the zero waste movement. I have recently started my journey to do the same in my area and have begun with an online shop called www.shopzerowastenerd.com.

    Some other fantastic bloggers are Andrea of Be Zero, Courtney of Be More with Less, Caitlin of Eco Cajun, and Meredith of Meredith Tested. But seriously, there are SO many wonderful bloggers out there striving to make the world a little better.

    -Megean Weldon, Zero Waste Nerd

    Make sure to visit Megean’s website, Zero Waste Nerd and follow her on Instagram. Thanks so much for sharing with us!


    Megean and family.


    Strolling and picking up litter.

    Grocery haul


    Grocery haul


    Megean’s brother getting a chance to push Indie at the local Farmer’s Market.

That Dad Mat – Indie Twin Double Stroller Review & GIVEAWAY {Ends Apr 12}

April 6th, 2017

Mat and Jordan York review Indie Twin’s features and their other favorite baby gear picks in the last part of their series “New Mom, New Baby”, a series about how their family is preparing for their 3rd little one. Watch to hear why they chose Indie Twin after using other strollers in the past by jumping to 40:00 minutes into the video. Make sure to follow the York’s on Facebook and Instagram. Enter to win your own Indie Twin here.

Watch a time-lapse video of Mat and kids assembling Indie Twin.

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine – Speed Jogging Stroller Review

April 4th, 2017

Let’s start by acknowledging what everyone is thinking: Running is hard. And running with a baby—exponentially harder. But, if you are inclined to do it, you could do far worse than the Bumbleride Speed. Introduced in 2016, the Speed keeps baby comfortable and makes jogging with your little one as easy and enjoyable as it should be…

Using the Speed is intuitive and—dare we say it—a joy. Until you’re ready to hit the pavement, it stays anchored firmly in place thanks to a large, foot-operated brake bar. The handle swoops out wide behind the stroller, leaving plenty of space for running legs, and the entire handlebar adjusts up and down. We found its adjustments comfortably accommodated mom (5’5”) and dad (6’0”) without issue. The Speed’s three large wheels are virtually resistance-free, providing a smooth and cooperative platform for jogging, walking or anything in between.

The Speed’s signature feature is its three-setting front wheel assembly. With the simple maneuvering of a small rod, the front wheel can be moved between three distinct configurations. The first is the traditional jogging stroller setup, with the front wheel locked in place. This locked setup allows easy movement forward and some small steering adjustments, but is not conducive to quick or significant turns. The second configuration—our favorite—allows the front wheel to swivel 30 degrees either direction, facilitating unimpeded jogging without the constraints of a fully locked wheel. It’s ideal  for jogs around the neighborhood, when we’re navigating frequent turns and curves. The third and final configuration allows the Speed’s front wheel to turn freely, rotating a full 360 degrees. This configuration is perfect for walks or more leisurely use. We’ll often jog with the wheel locked or semi-locked to the farmer’s market and then switch it to swivel when arrive and make our way around the various produce and pastry (hey, we earned it by jogging there) booths.

The build quality is fantastic. The Speed’s metal frame feels solid and is welded together at its various joints. The wheels lock firmly onto the frame and, even with considerable effort, we could not get them to come loose (or even wobble). There is a wrist strap affixed to the handle bar so that if mom or dad has to suddenly slow, the Speed does not fly away unattended. Finally, it comes with a charming little bell that can be mounted in various positions on the handlebar and helps you warn others as you approach….

Overall, using the Speed is a joy—something we never thought we would say about a jogging stroller. It feels like a product designed to either make your life easier or, at worst, stay out of your way. It is light and nimble and its adjustable front wheel gives it a versatility that many jogging strollers seem to lack. If you are looking to take baby out into the world and get into (or back into) jogging with your little one, the Bumbleride Speed should be at the top of your list.

Find the full review here.

Learn more about Speed here.

Bumbleride 2017 Indie and Indie Twin | Double Stroller and Single Stroller Review – The Way I Dad

March 22nd, 2017

Manny Gonzalez and family from The Way I Dad visited our offices after a great conference at Dad 2.0 Summit. They gave Indie a test around town and have created a great Indie and Indie Twin video review. Make sure to watch their review, leave a comment or thumbs up and subscribe to his great videos. Thanks for visiting Manny! It was great to meet you and your family.

Subscribe to The Way I Dad on YouTube here.

Learn more about Indie here.

 

 

The Ultimate Baby Gear Guide For the First-Time Mom – Darling Magazine

March 16th, 2017

The Ultimate Baby Gear Guide For the First-Time Mom

For 33 years of my life, I didn’t know anything about babies. Truth be told (don’t judge me) I had never changed a diaper until I was in the hospital after giving birth. I had been a camp counselor and worked with a lot of older kids, but I hadn’t ever watched a baby longer than a quick viewing of a friend’s newborn. When I got pregnant last year, I’ll admit I was a little afraid. What do you do with a one-day-old baby? What kind of gear do you need, and how do you use any of it?

I started Google-ing and found a ton of helpful information, but from a bunch of different sources — so I decided to compile my ultimate baby gear list* here for all of you moms-to-be, or women looking for the perfect shower gift for your pregnant friend!– Sarah Dubbeldam

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There are a million different strollers out there, but after reviewing a lot of ratings, I got these two and LOVE them. The first is the Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller (1). I love that they are local to San Diego and have beautiful design and functionality. I am really impressed by their Speed stroller. It’s fantastic for all terrain and handles like a dream — you can even run full pace with it! Plus, look at that unique color (insert heart eye emoji here).

I also got the Mountain Buggy Nano (2) for a trip I took to Europe when our baby was three months old — I wanted something very small and light that would fit in an overhead compartment of a plane. This one does the trick. Weighing in at less than 13lbs, it handles excellent on those crazy cobblestones in Italy and even nicely reclines for putting a newborn to sleep. Or, you can get the cocoon if you want a bassinet to attach to it!

Learn more about Speed here.

Read the rest of Darling Magazines Gear Guide here.

My Baby Must Haves- Miss Alissa

February 16th, 2017

Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller

You may remember when I was pregnant i made a list of my baby must haves.  Now that I have had Poppy, my list has surely changed and expanded.  Before she was here, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I am still learning everyday but here is a little peek into some things we can NOT live without!

1. BUMBLERIDE Stroller: Can you be in love with a stroller? Because I think I am.  The bumbleride is AWESOME.  Poppy LOVES it.  Like I said in my earlier post, I wanted a stroller that would last from infancy to toddlerhood and this is IT.  We still use it on the farthest recline, so Poppy is laying basically flat.  It opens and closes with one movement, which is SO helpful and easy.  Its SO easy to navigate and push and Poppy loves peeking back at me through the opening!  I also love that the top canopy completely covers the stroller so we can go for walks around NYC when its windy or cold and she stays nice and snuggly!

Read the rest of Alissa’s Must Haves here.

Learn more about Indie here.

2017 Indie Twin Double Stroller Review – Tales Of A Mountain Mama

February 16th, 2017

Tales Of A Mountain Mama Logo

Indie Twin in Camp Green
The updated for 2016 Bumbleride Indie Twin Double All Terrain Stroller is a stroller not to ignore! While I loved our single Bumbleride, there were some great updates made for 2016/17 that made me appreciate it even more.

The Indie series is made for parents looking for a great stroller that is easy to push, lightweight, folds relatively small, protects their child and is eco-conscious. While we do use it running, smaller wheels make it not ideal for super long distances. Though for the average runner going up to 5 miles at a time, it’s great!

A quick list of why Bumbleride Strollers stand out:

-Lightweight (36 lb.) with a 90 lb. weight limit

-Adjustable seats let children lay completely flat

-The best sun shade

-Great for light running (~1 – 5 miles)

-Locking swivel wheel

-Eco-conscious

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller In Camp Green

What we love about the updated Indie Twin:

-Seats lay completely flat for napping and young babies

-The mechanism for adjusting the seats was greatly improved this year allowing it to be a fully one-handed operation

-Sunshades are THE best I have seen with full coverage and then an added pop-out extension

-On the Twin, the seats recline separately

-Locking front swivel wheels (dual)

-Adjustable handlebar (SUPER adjustable – it goes low enough for the 3 year old to push!) and footrests

Indie Twin Double Stroller With Adjustable Handle

What we would love to see improved:

-While Bumbleride does make a stroller model more equipped for running (SPEED), it does not come in a double model. I would love to see the Indie have slightly larger wheels.

-Bumbleride strollers are certainly not cheap, but they ARE worth the money if you’re looking for a fantastic eco-conscious stroller!

The Bottom Line

Bottom line? I love this stroller and think the improvements made for 2016/2017 made all the difference from the previous model (which I also loved, but had some quirks). It’s my go-to for a double and works for just about every condition (except long distance running).

Highly recommended by us!

Read the whole review and check out more of Amelia’s photos here.

Learn more about Indie Twin here.

 Bumbleride Indie Twin Cargo Basket and Parent PackDad Pushing Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller BRIT Indie Twin Stroller In Mountains

 

7 Strollers Everybody’s Going To Want In 2017 – BabyCenter

February 15th, 2017


Stroller engineering gets better every year. Proof positive: the following 7 beauties with gee-whiz features like expanding baskets, seats that morph according to your needs, and teeny tiny folds that let you store them anywhere you need…

Bumbleride Speed 2017: If you use a jogging stroller, you’re already familiar with the shortcomings of some models, with wheels that pull or rattle and brakes that shudder. Bumbleride put in some engineering time on the stroller’s Speed3 wheels, which function in 3 modes (thus the name). You can lock them straight-ahead for running, lock them at a 30 degree swivel for slower jogging, or let them swivel all the way around for meandering around. The wheels are huge and will roll over anything — you can take it to the beach! And it stands by itself when folded, so it won’t slip down and hit you in the shins when you store it in your garage. (Bumbleride, $549-$579)

Read about the rest of the top strollers for 2017, https://blogs.babycenter.com/products_and_prizes/7-strollers-everybodys-going-to-want-in-2017/ .
Learn more about Speed here.

Cribsie Awards- We Need Your Vote To Win

January 10th, 2017

Thanks to you, we were nominated Finalists in 3 Cribsie Award Categories! Please lend us your vote to help us take our first Cribsie’s win! VOTE HERE or click the categories below. For each vote, The Honest Company will donate a diaper to babies in need thanks to Baby2baby.org.

 

Toughest All-Terrain Stroller

Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller

Bob Revolution Flex

Baby Jogger Summit X3

Thule Urban Glide

Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle

Bugaboo Buffalo


Easiest Double Stroller

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller

Contours Options Elite

Moutain Buggy Duet

Kinderwagon Hop

UPPAbaby G-LINK

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double

 

 

Top Travel Stroller

Bumbleride Flite Lightweight Stroller

Mountain Buggy nano

Quinny Yezz

GB Pockit

UPPAbaby G-LUXE