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/.

 

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 .

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 .

 

Spotlight On Christina Vargas and Bumbleride Indie Giveaway- Gugu Guru

January 25th, 2016

 

Spotlight on Fitness pro Christina Vargas and Bumbleride Giveaway

Spotlight on Christina Vargas and Bumbleride Indie Giveaway

Excerpt: “Gugu Guru was so excited to be able to help the ultimate fit mama-to-be and professional athlete, Christina Vargas, with her baby registry. If you’re one of those people who regularly uses the #fitfam hashtag on Instagram, you’re probably very familiar with this I.F.B.B. and two time Olympian figure and bikini pro. If not, you can get to know her on Instagram here and follow her pregnancy and soon her postpartum fitness journey. Christina is due with her first baby – a girl – in early February.

Here we talk about why the Bumbleride Indie is the perfect match stroller for Christina’s active lifestyle and her baby registry.  Plus, if you think this jogging stroller is for you too, Bumbleride is giving one of our readers a chance to win her own! Christina was looking for a gorgeous, high quality, all terrain jogging stroller to fit within her fitness-focused lifestyle that is also suitable for everyday use.  Chock-full of must have features like air filled tires, a large canopy, eco fabrics and more, Gugu Guru recommended the Bumbleride Indie for Christina’s registry.

Eco Fabrics
Ever committed to reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, each Bumbleride stroller is made with post consumer plastic bottles blended into the exterior of the seat fabric (rPET) along with bamboo charcoal blended into the interior, offering temperature regulation, moisture wicking and an ultra soft touch for baby. Bumbleride makes gear for families to get out and do what they love, while doing their best to preserve the planet.” – Gugu Guru

Setting up your baby registry? Make sure to check out Gugu Guru!

 

Read about the other reasons why Gugu Guru chose Indie for Christina’s active lifestyle and enter to win Indie here, http://blog.guguguru.com/spotlight-on-christina-vargas-bumbleride-indie-giveaway/.

 

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Crocodile Baby Stores – Why We Chose Bumbleride Strollers

December 14th, 2015

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Why we chose Bumbleride Strollers for Crocodile Baby

We are now available at Crocodile Baby with stores in BC, Canada. They recently wrote a great blogpost about why they chose Bumbleride strollers. This is an excerpt from that blogpost.

“We are very picky about what strollers we sell. Every one of them has to have great maneuverability, great durability, and be backed by great after sales service from the manufacturer. We have just added Bumbleride to our list, with the Indie, the Indie twin and, coming soon, the Speed a lovely jogging specialty stroller. Here are several reasons why we have chosen this manufacturer:

The Air is Guaranteed.

Bumbleride is the only stroller company that provides a 1 year warranty on the inner tubes and tires on its strollers.

Green Fabric.

The fabric is made of recycled PET bottles and from bamboo based fabric…

A Lighter Stroller

The Bumbleride Indie is 25% lighter than its “active stroller” competitors. I  know this because I took my trusty Luggage Buddy scale and picked up each of our strollers on display (pictured above). While my device may be off as to the true weight, the relative weights of strollers is the right way to consider the “How heavy is the stroller?” question….

Made in Taiwan

Bumbleride’s factory is in Taiwan, not China. This is not a really big deal but it is nice to know the strollers are made in a smaller, family-owned factory with a real interest in making high quality products….

Getting Even Greener

In early 2016, Bumbleride will launch its new running stroller the “Speed”. Coincident with that, all of their strollers will use fabrics that have drastically reduced water consumption during the production process while improving the colour fastness. The process creates an 84% energy savings which results in 67% less CO2 emissions. How is this done? I understand it is due to the process dyeing the thread before it is made into fabric, much like the Crypton process waterproofs Clek seat fabrics. Is this a big deal?…

Safety and Health

The fabrics used in all Bumbleride stroller are Oeko Tex certified, which means they have been tested for 110 toxic substances and none have been found….”

Live in BC, Canada? Locate a store near you, http://www.crocodilebaby.com/about/locations/ .

Read the whole article at, http://crocodilebaby.blogspot.ca/2015/12/why-we-chose-bumbleride-strollers-for.html .

BUMBLERIDE REVEALS SPEED RUNNING STROLLER AT ABC KIDS EXPO

November 24th, 2015

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BUMBLERIDE REVEALS SPEED RUNNING STROLLER AT ABC KIDS EXPO

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October 18, 2015 (San Diego, California) – Attendees of this year’s ABC Kids Expo are racing to the Bumbleride booth for a glimpse of the company’s highly-anticipated running stroller, the latest addition to their family of high-performance, environmentally-conscious strollers.

The first designated running stroller to join the Bumbleride family, Speed is designed to perform, no matter the athletic adventure. Totally versatile, Speed features Bumbleride’s new Speed3 steering which includes the following 3 modes:

1: Locked for running or training
2: 30-degree swivel for jogging or all terrain
3: Full 360-degree swivel for the city

Speed also includes all air filled tires (16” rear, 12” front) for maximum performance, comfort, and convenience, and an all-wheel suspension for the easiest push in its class. Weighing in at 23.5 pounds (including wheels and canopy), Speed measures 49”L x 25”W x 39.5”H when standing and 33”L x 25”W x 15.5”H when folded. A 20.5”L x 14”W backrest, 10”L x 14”W seat, and 13”L x 13”W foot well support kids safely and comfortably for years, and, with a handle-height range of 33.5”-44”H, Speed can be configured for the ergonomic comfort of almost any parent, as well.

In addition to the launch of Speed, visitors to Bumbleride’s ABC booth will also go ga-ga for best-selling strollers Indie and Indie Twin, all grown up with new-for-2016 updates. New features include a patent-pending hinge with 1-step fold system, single-lever recline, and redesigned handle; all new colors and fabrics; and auto locks. Every parent’s favorite stroller also includes updated front-wheel suspension for the smoothest push on the market, a new canopy design with pop-out extension and zip-off panel, and an included air pump.

Renowned for their unique, on-trend color palette, Bumbleride will also reveal new-for-2016 colorways, including a specialty retail exclusive color, at the ABC show. New colors include:

Matte Black – All black fabric and frame
Dawn Grey – Grey with mint canopy lining
Tourmaline – All dusty turquoise
Red Sand – Red with accent colour
Camp Green – Olive green with accent colour
Maritime Blue – Navy blue

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Ever committed to reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, Bumbleride has also announced a change in fabrics. Beginning in 2016, fabrics will feature a combination of Solution dyed polyester- a process that saves water and energy while improving a fabric’s fade resistance and rPET- clean, recycled plastic bottles. Bumbleride’s fabric is OEKO-TEX and Bluesign certified, ensuring the elimination of harsh chemical substances, the conservation of valuable resources, and minimal environmental impact.

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Now available in 19 countries, brand-new Speed and updated versions of Indie, and Indie Twin will be available in Spring 2016. Visit the proud parents at Bumbleride and view their newest additions at booth #6139 at the ABC Kids Expo October 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information on Speed, please visit Bumbleride’s brand new website and sign up for their newsletter at https://www.bumbleride.com/speed-running-stroller.

Best Buggy UK – Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Review – 4.5 of 5 stars

November 13th, 2015

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Best Buggy UK – Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Review – 4.5 of 5 stars

Best Buggy UK recently tested our Indie 4, this is an excerpt from their review. Thank you Best Buggy for the review!

“We have been putting the Bumbleride Indie 4 stroller through it’s paces for the last few months here at Best Buggy HQ. We have previously tested the Bumbleride Indie 3 and the Indie Twin, so it was a pleasure to have another Bumbleride here back here for testing.

First Impressions
Bumbleride is really a name you can trust in the pushchair industry. The first impression of the Bumbleride pushchairs is always of quality. The build is sturdy and the aluminum chassis looks smart. The attention to detail and finish is good. The fabrics are strong and hard wearing, as well as looking great. The seat is well padded and the hood is lined. We especially love the 4 all terrain air tyres. The quality of the construction is what sets a good pushchair apart from the competition, and the Bumblerides certainly do stand out. There are 8 glorious colours. We have the Aquamarine and it is stunning! All round the Indie 4 looks great!

Child Comfort and Seating Positions
The Bumbleride Indie is suitable from birth to 25kgs. Although Master BB is well under the upper weight limit, we were unsure whether 105cms tall, 5 year old Master BB would fit in the Indie 4….

Harness and Bumper Bar
We love the Bumbleride Indie 4′s harness. There is plenty of space for even Master BB aged 5, whilst it can easily be reduced down for a small baby…

Storage
We have a huge confession to make. Mr BB decided to build the Indie 4 without me. He fitted the basket incorrectly at the rear. Unfortunately by the time we realised the basket was wrong (thanks to an eagle eyed BB Facebook reader), we had already taken the main photoset – the basket fits around the rear bar. We have retaken a few photos to show how the basket should be, and also the difference is visible in the out and about photos. The basket is very generous with a large clear opening at the rear,…

Handlebars, Handling, Wheels, Brake and Accessories
The slim, comfortable, foam covered handlebar is adjustable from a low 63 cm (which made Little Miss BB happy as she likes to push) through to a tall 109 cm….

Fold
The Bumbleride Indie 4 is a Tri-fold pushchair that is quick and easy to fold although it does take two hands. First the bumper bar needs folding down, or removing….

In Conclusion
The Bumbleride Indie 4 is a really excellent all terrain pushchair, but one which looks equally at home around the shops. It is extremely light to push thanks to the air tyres. We love the stability that 4 wheels give over 3 wheels. The seat is large enough for even our 5 year old, whilst it can also be suitably adapted for a young baby. The excellent storage basket and zipped pocket in the hood give ample room for bags and bits and pieces. We would have liked a swing away bumper bar, easier recline, more sophisticated storage locks and a flatter fold, but the larger tyres will always compromise on the fold. We love the quality feel, the gorgeous fabrics. The Bumbleride Indie is smart, stylish and a pushchair that you are proud to be seen with.  Although we still feel there is room for improvement, the Bumbleride Indie 4 is a fantastic pushchair and one that we love to use. It really is the elusive, great looking, go anywhere pushchair that many people are looking for. We are very happy to give the Bumbleride Indie 4, a 4 and a half star rating. This time the Bumbleride Indie 4 is a pushchair that we would very much like to stay.”

Read the whole review here and extensive photo gallery, http://www.bestbuggy.co.uk/2015/09/bumbleride-indie-4-review-by-best-buggy/.

Stylish Bump – Road Test New Strollers – Indie Twin Double Pram

November 6th, 2015

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Stylish Bump – Road Test New Strollers – Indie Twin Double Pram

“The Bumbleride is a new addition to the market and is lightweight and easily maneuverable. It only weighs 15.5kg which is pretty light for a double pram, and for a side-by-side is quite slimline in width, so fits through standard doorways easily.

The seats fully recline for sleeping, and the footrest is adjustable too so the pram seat becomes a little cocoon – great for sleeping. The canopy reclines down further than most double prams too.

It was really easy to handle; lifting and turning was done with ease,…”

Read the rest of their road test here, http://www.stylishbump.com.au/road-test-new-strollers/ .

Pish Posh Baby – Top Picks from ABC Kids Expo – Bumbleride Speed Running Stroller

October 27th, 2015

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“Bumbleride is a beloved stroller company so so many parents have come to love and trust. Their Indie strollers are designed beautifully as urban strollers that can take you everywhere. Their all-new Bumbleride Speed running stroller is a true jogging stroller with Bumbleride’s classic style. The stroller is really sleek-looking without seeming bulky.

From first glance, we’re able to tell that it has a large canopy with a pop-out visor, easily accessible big underseat storage basket, air tires and adjustable handlebar.”

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