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/.

 

Welcome Baby Sweepstakes – Bumbleride Indie Giveaway & More

March 7th, 2016

 

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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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Surfing Animals Alphabet Book

February 2nd, 2016

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For many of us at Bumbleride, the ocean is our playground. So when this new children’s book, The Surfing Animals Alphabet caught our eye, we were excited to check it out.
Jonas Claesson, an experienced Illustrator, has ventured into new territory with his first children’s book with the help of writer and father James Redmayne (@jkredmayne) . This book both entertains and educates as you travel from A to Z. With tandem surfing kangaroos and a frog who surfs an old school log we know parents and kids alike will love this aquatic alphabet adventure.
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Winter Essentials for the Bumbleride Family

December 18th, 2015

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As temperatures cool we want to help keep your little one warm and snug. We’ve got you covered with our list of Winter Essentials including hand picked classics made with organic materials and Bumbleride’s recycled fabrics. With the right gear and warm layers the winter season won’t keep you inside. Opt outside.

Fall Favorite Recipes – Eating Made Easy – Amelia Winslow – Bumbleride Adventurer Guest Blogpost

December 15th, 2015

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Fall Favorite Recipes with Eating Made Easy

Cooking with your kids is a wonderful way to introduce new healthy foods, improve eating habits, and spend quality time as a family.

But if the idea of bringing your crazy kiddos into the kitchen to “help” (a.k.a. make a huge mess and add to your to-do list on an already busy day) makes you want to run and hide, you’re not alone.

The trick to making it work, I’ve found, is to embark on a kid-friendly cooking project:

  • when you have plenty of time, like on a weekend afternoon
  • when you’re not trying to get a meal on the table
  • infrequently – like once or twice a month, or whatever feels manageable to you

This way, you and your kids can reap the benefits of cooking together, without having the activity be a source of stress or frustration.

Below are some easy fall-inspired fruit snacks that kids can easily help create. Customize them to your family’s tastes and have fun!

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Fall Fruit Parfaits

Layer chopped pears, apples, persimmons, oranges, or any fall fruit you like with plain yogurt and your favorite granola. Top with pomegranate seeds. Use a clear glass or cup so that kids can see the colorful layers!

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Apple Nachos

Thinly slice any kind of apples and arrange around a plate or platter. Drizzle with peanut butter or caramel sauce, nuts, coconut, dried fruit, crumbled cereal – or any other topping your kids love. Dollop with Greek yogurt, or serve alongside yogurt for dipping.

 

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Mixed Fruit Applesauce

This is a great way to capitalize on those pears or apples that are a little too soft to eat as-is. Simply chop as much fruit as you want and simmer over medium-low heat with water and a few sprinkles of cinnamon (4-5 large fruits + 1/3 cup water + ½ tsp cinnamon)

You can also re-purpose whole fruits your kids didn’t finish into this sauce. It’s completely clean after cooking for so long and will appeal to them (and you!) in a whole new way.

Happy fall!

Find more recipes and eats made easy here, http://eating-made-easy.com/ .

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 .

Warehouse Sale – {US & Canada Only}

December 14th, 2015


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We’re clearing out our warehouses to make room for 2016! Our warehouse sale features current and previous collection accessories, fabrics and parts. 

To Order {US & Canada ONLY}:  Contact our friendly Customer Care at 1-800-530-3930 or info@bumbleride.com between M-F 8am-4pm PST. 

 Have questions on compatibility or color? Give us a call at 1 800 530 3930! We’d love to help.

On Sale:

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Indie fabric sets (canopy & seat only) $35.00 USD 
(Compatible with 2009-2012 Indie strollers, pictures above just show fabric example, strollers not available)

  • Vita (10 sets) Description: Fuchsia Pink
  • Walnut (10 sets) Description: Warm Brown

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Flite fabric sets (canopy & seat only)  $25.00 USD (Compatible with 2009-2015 Flite strollers)

  • Aquamarine (15 sets) Description: Bright Light Teal
  • Fog Grey (8 sets) Description: Heather Grey with orange
  • Green Papyrus (5 sets) Description: Hunter Green and Very Light Blue
  • Lotus Blue or Pink (7 sets) Description: Dark Teal with Light Blue or Light Pink
  • Cayenne Red (10 sets) Description: Bold Red
  • Ocean (5 sets) Description: Warm Dark Blue

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Walnut Snack Pack (40 qty) $15.00 USD (Compatible with all strollers 2009+) Description: Warm Brown

 

Indie Twin Adjustable Bumper Bar Set $20 USD (1 set of two bars) (Compatible with 2009+ Indie Twins )

  • Jet Black Description: Black
  • Green Papyrus Description: Hunter Green 
  • Cayenne Red Description: Bold Red
  • Aquamarine  Description: Bright Light Teal
  • Fog Grey  Description: Heather Grey

Flyer Ruby Rain Shield copy Queen B Lava Rain Shield copy

Flyer/Queen B Rain shield (75 qty) $15.00 USD (Compatible with all Flyer/Queen B)

 

BUMBLERIDE REVEALS SPEED RUNNING STROLLER AT ABC KIDS EXPO

November 24th, 2015

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Environmentally-Friendly Company Unveiling New Products and Innovations

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.