Run She Is Beautiful – Santa Cruz – 2017

April 24th, 2017

Race photo Run She Is Beautiful Santa Cruz

We had an amazing time supporting so many inspiring women at Run She Is Beautiful Santa Cruz! We hung out with friends Jacqui Saldana (Baby Boy Bakery), Jenny Schatzle and Babyganics!

Congratulations to Christie Jackson and Erin Garvey on winning the Bumbleride Baby Mama 5k and 10k divisions!! Christie was able to race with her grandmother who won her own 70+ age division at 82! Amazing!!

Looking for a stroller friendly 5k or 10k near you? Join us in Santa Barbara, CA on September 23rd for the next Run She Is Beautiful race!

Christie Jackson and grandmother at Run She Is Beautiful Santa Cruz
Christie and Grandmother, both 5k winners!

Erin Garvey, 3-peat Baby Mama 10k Division winner at Run She Is Beautiful, Santa Cruz. Follow her on her blog, and on Instagram. Pictured with Speed in Camp Green.

Jill Bruckart and Jacqui Saldana cross the finish line

Jacqui Saldana, of Baby Boy Bakery and Jill Bruckart from Bumbleride, cross the finish line together with their Speed jogging strollers. Awesome job Jacqui and Jill!!

Jenny Schatzle warms up the racers at Run She Is Beautiful

The empowering, Jenny Schatzle and expected twins helped warm up the crowd! Follow Jenny on Instagram and learn more about out the JS Movement and JS program.

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.

#HowWeEco – Retailer Spotlight – Sprout San Francisco

April 2nd, 2017

At Bumbleride, we strive to make every day Earth Day. We want you to, too. So, throughout the month of April, we will be helping you to make changes in your everyday life by providing content that can help you reduce your carbon footprint. (Bumbleride is also donating 1% of all April sales to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans.)

Our Retailer Spotlight for the month is our friends at Sprout San Francisco.

When you are in need of something for your baby, rest assured that anything you find at Sprout San Francisco has been vetted thoroughly and is safe for you to use with/for/on your children.  Suzanne hand picks only the safest and healthiest products for our children.  She spent several years studying organic products and the impact of toxic chemicals on our bodies.  In addition to her own research, Suzanne regularly consults with industry leaders for their expertise on the latest scientific data, studies and research.

 

We talked to Suzanne Price, CEO and founder of the shop, and thought you’d love what she has to say:

How do you describe your store?

Sprout is a natural and organic children’s boutique. We carry everything you need for children ages 0 – 4 years old in the healthiest materials possible. We have 5 physical locations. We have stores in the Bay Area, Chicago, and Brooklyn. We also have an e-commerce store at www.sproutsanfrancisco.com .

 

What criterion do you have when choosing/vetting products for your store?

Our top priority is health. We are looking to make sure that nothing on the item could offgas or harm the baby. Sometimes “eco” as in recycled, and “healthy” can be at odds if it’s more focused on the environment than toxins in the products. What we look for specifically is different in each category. All of our clothing is made from natural materials, grown without pesticides. Our toys are solid wood or organic cotton plush. In personal care, we avoid anything that can be an endocrine disruptor. In the gear category, our primary concern is flame retardants.

 

Who are the brands that come to mind that lead the industry in eco products?

Two brands immediately come to mind, Plan Toys for toys and Under the Nile for clothing. Both manage to produce products with the highest standards of safe materials, yet they also are able to keep price points attainable. This helps are broader range of customers to be able to bring safe products into their home.

 

Where do you see Bumbleride fitting into the eco scale of things and how/why you chose our products?

I’m proud to carry Bumbleride strollers in my stores.  They adhere to my strict vetting process and I love that the strollers are free of PVC, BPA, Phthalates, Fire Retardants and Polyurethane foam.  Plus, they are diverting plastics from landfills by having 100% rPET fabric and continually evolving with respect to reducing their carbon footprint.

 

What advice do you have for parents looking to lessen their impact on the environment

Don’t get overwhelmed. Do what you can do. Little changes make a difference. You can start by avoiding plastics. Most plastics are not good for your kids to be around, and they hurt the environment as well.

 

Tell us about the events you host at your stores and how they foster community.

At all of our stores we host educational talks and events that range from topics like “how to get your kid to sleep” to “what do I need to know about flame retardant chemicals.” Both on our website and in our stores, we aim to be an educational resource for the communities that we are in. At most of our stores, we also host regular classes like music and baby yoga where, in addition to kids being entertained, parents can get to know each other as well.

Thank you for reading.  We hope this helps you make important decisions for your families health and the environment.

Make sure to visit Sprout San Francisco, sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Instagram.

How We Eco – 1% of April Sales Donated To 5 Gyres

April 2nd, 2017

From our founders

As new parents in 2004, our inspiration to create Bumbleride was our need for a stroller that fit the active lifestyle that we wanted to share with our new baby, Ella.  Although there were many options of baby themed prints on plastic wheeled strollers we saw a real lacking in quality, well-designed strollers with modern styling suited to our outdoor life.  Our journey as a family with 3 kids now has allowed us many adventures and our 3 little test pilots have helped us to continuously improve our products.

Over the years, many things have stayed the same.  We still work with the same family owned factory in Taiwan where we focus on small production runs to ensure the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship.  We also more than ever recognize the need for designs that allow parents to get out and explore as a family, whether it be an urban stroll, a mountain trail or sandy beach.

Some things have changed though.  We live in a consumerism society where products are being manufactured at an unprecedented pace. Our inboxes and feeds are full of promotions and offers to buy.  The eternal quest for what’s new, what’s hot though has consequences, environmentally and socially.

At Bumbleride, we have made it our mission to help reduce our impact on the environment by using high quality materials so you have a stroller that will last for your family and can even be passed on to another family.  We also have sourced materials that are free from harmful chemicals so your baby is safe.  We use recycled materials where possible.  Our fabrics are 100% recycled polyester keeping post-consumer water bottles out of our oceans.  We also are exploring ways to reduce the use of fresh water and reduce pollution with an innovative dye process used exclusively on our black colorways.  We know we can do more and we are focused on continuing to look for new innovations that will help us achieve this goal.

 

We appreciate working with like-minded companies who are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment.  This month we are calling attention to those companies in the series “How We Eco”.  Each week one of our Bumbleride families will highlight brands in the following categories: Gear, Feed, Nursery and Play and share our picks from some of the companies that we admire what they are doing for the environment. To show our commitment to this campaign 1% of all Bumbleride sales during the month of April will be donated to an organization to help educate and reduce plastics in our oceans, the 5 Gyres Institute.

-Matthew and Emily Reichardt

How We Eco: PLAY

1) Bumbleride Indie Stroller
color: tourmaline

2) Nuna Pipa Car Seat
color: black

3) Clek Foonf Booster Seat
color: capri (white or black, whatever you think)

4) Guava Family Lotus Crib

5) Bumbleride Mini Board

6) Bumbleride Parent Pack

April Bumbleride Beach Cleanup

March 27th, 2017

Spring into action this April! Join us Friday, April 7th for a beach cleanup at Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA from 2-5pm.

We’ll be inviting the office staff, friends, and local Bumbleride families to help. We hope you can join us in helping teach our little ones the benefits of keeping our beaches and oceans clean!

Keep your eye out for the Bumbleride tent between Tower 2 and the pier.

We will be providing buckets and work gloves. Feel free to bring your own. Please do not bring any plastic bags or gloves.

RSVP on Facebook here.

Directions to Ocean Beach Pier.

Remember Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd! #HowWeEco

 

 

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.

March For Babies – Walk to help give every baby a chance

March 3rd, 2017

What is the March for Babies by March of Dimes?

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Babies helps raise awareness and funds for their cause to help more babies be born healthy.

Join Team Bumbleride 4/29 in San Diego or at a March for Babies event near you! The walk promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There’ll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families.

Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!

April 29th, 2514 6th Ave (& Juniper Street)

San Diego, CA 92103

Registration 7am, Start, 8am.

Please help Team Bumbleride fund raise with a donation here.

Find a March for Babies event near you here.

Learn more about the March of Dimes:

Why is the problem of prematurity so important?

Prematurity is the leading killer of America’s newborns. Those who survive often have lifelong health problems, including cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, chronic lung disease, blindness and hearing loss.

What was the original name of the March of Dimes?

The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

When did the March of Dimes change its mission to birth defects prevention?

1958

Who founded the March of Dimes?

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States.

What is the March of Dimes mission today?

To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.

Why did the March of Dimes change its mission to birth defects prevention?

To “lead, direct, and unify” the fight against polio, a paralyzing viral disease.

 

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.