Best Strollers of 2016 – Babble

August 23rd, 2016

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Best Single Jogging Stroller: Bumbleride Indie

Let me just be super upfront with the fact that I am not a runner. I did not put the joggers through terribly rigorous running programs, but for science (okay, Babble), I put on running shoes, loaded up a child and went for a run.

Pros: As mentioned with the previous Bumbleride stroller, these strollers are gorgeous and the material is very high quality. The front tire can be locked or left to swivel and it can be used essentially from birth because of the full recline and full footrest. Like the other Bumblerides, the fabric is made of half bamboo and half recycled plastic bottles, so in addition to being gorgeous, it’s also eco conscious. The tires are air filled and it makes the drive super smooth.

Cons: I am not fond of the seat recline adjustment (you have to pinch a tab and then pull a harness string) and it’s tough to bring it back to upright with the child in the seat. Otherwise, I found this to be a great jogging stroller, even for a novice jogger.

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Runner-Up Best All-Around Single Stroller: Bumbleride Indie 4

If I was giving an award for the prettiest stroller, this would be it, without question. The color palette on all the Bumbleride strollers is absolutely gorgeous and the strollers get a lot of attention. I mean this literally — people stopped me on the street to ask what kind of stroller it was and to compliment the colors.

Pros: Beyond being eye-appealing, the Indie 4 has a generous sized basket and high quality tires that create a very smooth drive on a variety of different surfaces. The fabric is made of 50% bamboo and 50% recycled bottles, making it beautiful and eco-friendly. Once folded, the Indie 4 is very compact and can stand up for storage. The materials, especially the fabric seats and canopy, are very high quality. It just has the look of a very nice, well made stroller.

Cons: The fold is a little more complicated than other strollers in this same class, and the set up was a bit less straightforward than some others.

Read the original article here.

Competitor Running – Gear We Love: July – Speed Jogging Stroller

August 2nd, 2016

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From a roller made out of rope to speedy strollers, the editors share their favorite gear picks of the month:

“This new jogging stroller has about everything one could possibly want or need to go running with your kid. It folds and unfolds easily, has a great suspension, plenty of pockets and storage, a generous canopy that unfolds to block out the sun from almost any angle and time of day, a magnetic peekaboo window to keep a quick eye on your passenger, a breakaway seatbelt design that allows quick exits when meltdowns happen, water-bottle holders and thoughtful touches like a concealed, compact air pump that’s there if you need it. Maybe the coolest feature, though, is in the front fork. You can make it swivel fully, or swivel only partially so that it doesn’t dangerously spin out—or, it can lock forward for when you’re running faster speeds. And while other fixed-front-wheel jogging strollers will frustratingly veer left or right, this stroller’s fork has a micro-adjustment feature to make it roll straight and true with the turn of a knob. It rides solidly and smoothly, and is a rare pleasure to run with among jogging strollers. The only thing conspicuously absent is a handbrake; Bumbleride says it was kept off in order to save weight.” —Adam Elder, managing editor

Read the rest of their July favorites here. Learn more about Speed here.

Speed Jogging Stroller Review – Lucie’s List

June 9th, 2016

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“Bumbleride is one of those companies that I just like.

Their mission is to bring beautiful, highly functional, well-made and eco-friendly strollers to the world. They are not a corporate giant, like most, and they have amazing customer service.

Unlike some brands that claim to be eco-friendly (ahem, Orbit), Bumbleride strollers actually are. They are PVC & phthalate free with no fire retardants and no polyurethane foam. Their fabric supplier is Oeko-Tex certified & a bluesign partner.

Their bread and butter, the Bumbleride Indie, has long been a cult favorite in the all-terrain stroller world. The Speed was introduced in March of this year (2016) to serve the population of joggers, runners, and outdoor enthusiasts who need a little more.

Their strollers are little pricier than most, but built to last.

Bumbleride strollers are constructed of lightweight yet heavy-duty aluminum. Yes, you can go buy a Baby Trend or a Schwinn for half the price — and they will rust out and end up in the landfill in a few years. With a higher-quality stroller like this, you can re-sell it (later on) for a high value knowing it will last for a very long time.

What sets the Speed jogging stroller apart from other joggers like BOB is a stylish, upmarket look that isn’t purely sporty. They are currently offering 4 patterns that are all subtle and sophisticated….Read more” – Meg Collins, Lucie’s List

Learn more about Speed here.

Speed Jogging Stroller Review & Video – PishPoshBaby.com

June 3rd, 2016

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We’ve got the need… for SPEED! The 2016 Bumbleride Speed jogging stroller from Bumbleride is perfection. It is durable enough to take on miles of trail running but comfy enough to be the only stroller you’ll ever need!
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The most noteworthy feature is the Speed3 Steering. Most jogging strollers have two steering options; the front wheel fixed straight for long distance running, or a full 360 swivel capability for everyday use. Bumbleride realized that something was missing – an in between option! The Speed has a third setting that allows a 30 degree swivel on the front wheel. This is a perfect option for jogging curvy trails or neighborhood streets where you still need some turning allowance. The 30 degree limit is perfect for gentle turns but still sturdy enough at faster speeds. This Speed3 technology is only available on the Bumbleride Speed stroller. It truly allows your family to choose the pace!

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The Bumbleride Speed jogging stroller is available now on PishPoshBaby.com in four stylish color options for $549 (FREE shipping) and includes the air pump, bumper bar and even a cute bell. Along with all of this, you get Bumbleride’s impeccable customer service and 3 year warranty. The Speed is an excellent choice for your family and will last for many years.

Thanks for your review Lindsey and Pish Posh Baby!

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Read the whole review here, http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/2015/09/10/new-bumbleride-speed-stroller-full-review/ .

TheBabyGuyNYC Speed Stroller Review and Feature Video

May 18th, 2016

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“Meet the Bumbleride Speed.

This is the first performance jogger from bumbleride, and we’ve had one for a few weeks in Denver. Big fans. And I’m not shocked because I am a huge fan of bumbleride.
The fabric is made from recycled water bottles, the stroller is PVC-free, it’s compatible with infant car seats, and holds 65 pounds. It pushes like a dream — much like all other bumbleride all-terrain strollers. I made this quick little video at ABC in Tampa to show you guys a few of the features.”- Jamie Grayson

Read more reviews from Jamie, here. Follow Jamie on Instagram.

Tiny Travels – La Jolla, CA – Chrissy Powers & Isobel Benesch

May 5th, 2016

We’ve partnered with Chrissy Powers and Isobel Benesch from belandbeau.com on a Tiny Travels series starting in La Jolla, CA. Follow their local travels and helpful tips! Enter to win your own Indie in their giveaway here, https://www.instagram.com/p/BE9Qim2Tg5f/?taken-by=chrissyjpowers. Ends 5/9.

“Welcome to Tiny Travels! I’m so excited about this new series because it combines two things I’m very passionate about: motherhood and travel. Before children I traveled all over; traveling opened the world up to me in a way I never knew existed. Relishing in the beauty of new places and cultures is something I want to pass on to my sons. I know traveling and children don’t always go together…I felt landlocked after I had my first son Waylon. However, once I started to put my cares aside (like how I look in public when he melts down…the fear of traffic…etc), I began to have fun no matter how challenging it was. My friend Isobel from belandbeau.com and I bonded over our love for travel and exploring with our boys; it really was only a matter of time before we teamed up.

Our hope is that Tiny Travels inspires you to see the world, explore your backyard, city or town and enjoy new experiences with your children no matter how hectic it may be. “- Chrissy and Isobel

Where They Went:

  • Juice Crafters
  • Tide Pools
  • Cuvier Park
  • The Children’s Pool
  • The Cave Store
  • Sunny Jim’s Cave

La Jolla Travel Tips:

Parking can be tough so find a spot and then bring your stroller/scooter/carrier…. If you walk all the way along the coast from the Tide Pools to the Cave Store it can be a long walk for little ones so make sure to bring snacks.

Places to Eat:

Cuvier Park and Ellen Browning Scripps are great picnic spots along the ocean. If you want to grab a bite to eat in town, we recommend Burger Lounge or Puesta.

Also Check Out:

  • Fly at Kite at Ellen Browning Scripps park
  • Bark at the Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove
  • Museum of Contemporary Art

See the rest of their beautiful photos and Tiny Travels fun here, http://www.chrissypowers.com/ and  http://belandbeau.com/. Follow Chrissy and Isobel on Instagram.

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Best Baby Gear for Multiples – Bump Club and Beyond

April 26th, 2016

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BCB Founder and CEO, Lindsay Pinchuk, shared must-have baby gear for multiples with Demetrius Ivory, WGN-TV meteorologist, on-air in Chicago today! Ivory and his wife, fellow WGN news anchor, Erin McElroy welcomed twins Hadley and Harlow earlier this winter.

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Must-have baby gear for multiples on-the-go:

3. Bumbleride Indie Twin, $749: There are MANY stroller options for twins. For this one we turned to our friend and baby gear expert, The BabyGuy. His recommendation for a stroller system for twins: The Bumbleride Indie Twin (with two Cyber Aton 2 car seats.) The side by side option makes for easy access to the babies. Plus, the footprint is small enough that it will fit through the door, but not as cumbersome as many front/back stroller options provide.

Source: http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com/2016/04/20/best-baby-gear-for-multiples/ and http://wgntv.com/2016/04/19/focus-on-family-best-baby-gear-for-multiples/

Guest Blogpost by Jacqui Saldana of Baby Boy Bakery | Meet Speed, By Bumbleride

April 15th, 2016

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Meet Speed, By Bumbleride

Guest Blogpost by Jacqui Saldana

I have teamed up with Bumbleride to help them celebrate the release of a new addition to their stroller line up. The newest set of wheels is a designated running stroller so aptly named Speed. Speed features a thousand cool things, a few of which I have highlighted below. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to hit the pavement with Speed. When I signed up for my  5K last month I was in need of a stroller equipped for running/jogging. I actually reached out to Bumbleride to see if I could test out Speed and was seriously delighted when they agreed! Being a momma of two, I know buying baby gear can be a bit overwhelming. Which is why I wanted to share with you what I loved most about Bumbleride’s Speed. Hopefully this post is coming to you at the right time, or can be passed on to someone who is in the market for a pretty bad ass stroller.

Let me first start this all off by saying I am in no way a professional runner. I’d say I’m more of a professional walker who busts into a jog when a good song comes on through my headphones. I do love a good running stroller, but the Bumbleride Speed sold me more on its lightweight and easy one step fold. Anything that adds ease into my daily life gets a gold star.

My favorites of Speed and a few photos below.

The thing I noticed right away was the smooth push Speed offers. I know what you are thinking! A stroller is a stroller. But really, Speed was designed to take on all terrain which I am guessing is why the push is so soft. I was thrilled about this mostly because Mila is still really tiny. Though we 100% got clearance from her pediatrician on her being able to join me on a jog. I was still worried about her in there. With very little neck control I didn’t want her flopping around. Through out the smooth ride Mila was able to enjoy herself as best a baby can. She slept every. single. time. we used this stroller.

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We were able to adjust the 5 point harness snug to fit her small body. (she currently is 11 pounds 25 inches) And with just one click the straps released and we could pick up Mila from the stroller pretty easily. Easy. Easy. There is theme. I love things that are just simple. 1, 2, done.

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When we first got to see Speed it was at Bumbleride HQ. One of the first things that was shown to us was the handle bar. “Feel the handlebar!” At first I didn’t think much of it. But after using it in my race I found its smooth rubber grip to be extremely helpful. Of course, now I can’t remember what exactly that rubber is called. I do know it is PVC free and the entire handlebar adjusts up or down. Which is SUPER awesome since I’m tall.

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Speed has an oversized sun canopy that offers SPF 45. If it doesn’t cover enough of baby, you can extend it further. I love this photo because one, Mila’s tiny feet kicking out. And two, shortly after this photo was taken Mila spit her pacifier out and it landed on the ground. Dan tried to grab it quick but kicked it and the pacifier fell into the ocean. We both started to laugh, then Mila started to cry so we packed up and left. It was pretty funny.

Lesson learned.

Pack more than one pacifier.

Even though I mentioned my favorite thing about this stroller was its one step fold…I lied. My favorite is actually the bell that comes installed on the side of the handlebar! I rang that puppy 24/7. It came in handy during my race. We also walked to grab ice cream and when the ice cream parlor called out our number for next to order…I rang my bell. I love that thing!

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Who looks better. Guy who has great running form OR Mom who has terrible running form, but one seriously cool stroller? 😉

In all honesty Speed is pretty great. Aside from what makes it a great stroller it did something more for me. It made me fall back in love with running and working out. I think that is what really makes this a great piece. The comfort and functionality of Speed inspires me to get outside and do something healthy for myself. I kind of loved that Mila was lulled to sleep every time we used this stroller. It allowed me to stay out a bit longer. Work out a bit harder. It isn’t always easy finding baby gear that fits the bill for both mom and baby. I am thrilled to report that this stroller exceeds in all areas. Most importantly in helping mommas have the freedom they need to get out, work out and be the best for their baby!

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Thank you Jacqui for your awesome blogpost and review of Speed!

Follow Jacqui on her website and Instagram!

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/ .

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/.