Be Eco On The Go (With Three Kids In Tow)

Be Eco On The Go (With 3 Kids In Tow) 

Hi, I’m Jill.  

Wife to a banker by day and surfer when the waves are good. Mama to Brooklyn (almost 4), Max (almost 2), and Baby Boy #3 (due November 2016). Global traveler, dog lover and eco-conscious Marketer at Bumbleride.

I love this company and everything the brand stands for. Bumbleride has enabled me to feel fulfilled in my career, while continuing to nurture myself, my family, friends and keep up with my crazy toddlers. I know that motherhood isn’t perfect (and is messy), but I’m doing my best to find balance, inspiration and continue to live eco-consciously in all areas of my life. Which means I’m constantly looking for things and brands that can meet eco standards, keep life simple and convenient.

I’m always looking for inspiration. Here are a few things I tell myself on a daily basis to keep a positive and peaceful mindset:

            -At the end of a long day, I am the only one who can give my kids a happy mama who loves life.

            -Kids make life the best kind of busy.

            -The days are long, but the years are short. Keep on keepin’ on mama.  Life is good.

I’ve spent a lot of time researching baby and toddler gear over the past 5 years (and feel especially close to it given the industry I work in). Here are my must-haves for conscious mamas looking for convenience and style.  I hope this helps eliminate your research time so you can focus on the more important stuff (like yourself and your kiddos). Thanks for reading!

– Jill, Bumbleride Marketing

 

Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller + Mini Board

…and I think life with 2 kids is wild. Cue November 2016 when we’re adding a 3rd in ~4 years.  Indie Twin has been my saving grace with 2 – I’ve used it almost every day since giving birth to my son Max and it will continue to be my go-to for years to come!  That feeling of ease (and reaction of onlookers) when we seamlessly cruise through a door with a side by side stroller.  The individual seats that can be positioned for whatever situation one of them needs; up, down, feet up, feet down, sunshade extension out, asleep, awake…accommodation makes life much more simple!  Knowing my kids are spending so much time in an eco-friendly place, is one less worry I have – there are 52 recycled plastic water bottles in the fabric of this stroller, plus they are Bluesign and OEKO-tex certified.  With adding a third, all I need is my toddler Mini Board for whoever wants to ride along, and the bassinet.  Perfect spot for comfy naps on the go.  The best bassinet news is it’s now approved for overnight sleeping with it’s 100% rPET fabric and safe, breathable mattress. Even better: no polyurethane foam, fire retardants, phthlatates or PVC used.  Rest-assured, we are set.

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Clek Foonf Car Seat

We are realizing that the world was built for a family of 4.  Luckily we already have a car with a 3rd row option, but didn’t think it was possible to put 3 kids safely in a single row – thanks to Clek, we will be riding safely (love their green materials) and much more easily in one single row.  The icing on the cake (or cream in my coffee) is I won’t need to use my back seat for kids.  I can use that space for groceries, my Indie Twin and all the other essentials for life on the go.

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Fawn & Cub Ruckus Diaper Backpack + Changing Mat combo 

Never been the diaper bag type – always carried my oversized leather tote with enough room for everything I need.  With 3 kids, I think I’m going to need both hands and shoulders and all the help I can get in the convenience department.  I was googling “Non-Diaper Bag Diaper Bags” and came across Fawn & Cub.  SWOON.  I saw their Ruckus Sack backpack and was instantly ready to purchase.  The line that had me was “it feels like you are carrying a pillow on your back.” DONE.  So many great features; organic cotton lining, multiple pockets, magnetic snaps, et al.  This has convenience, style and non-diaper bag written all over it.

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Plum and Sparrow Moses Basket

Not sure there is anything more precious than a new baby in a basket.  These moses baskets are worthy of every penny and photo captured with your baby inside.  Complete with a hypo-allergenic, waterproof pad inside, I see myself taking this baby (pun-intended) with us everywhere.  To the park, to the beach, in the backyard.  Can’t wait to snap photos of our little buddy in there.

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Solly Baby Wrap

I’m sure you’re all in the know on this front.  If you aren’t, get on it!  Baby wearing has been so important to me with all my babies.  There is nothing like that close, skin-to-skin connection – all with both hands free to do whatever it is on your agenda.  I love to support small business and the gals at Solly are seriously awe-inspiring.  These gorgeous wraps are Made in America with Lenzing Modal fabric that is sourced from the pulp of Austrian Beechwood trees.  There’s more…$1 from every wrap purchased helps give a mother around the world a safe birth.  I’m all in.

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Plain Jane 24 Hour Dress

Literally.  You can wear it 24 hours a day and be stylish in total comfort.  And nurse your babe without unbuttoning or showing your belly or stretching out the top of your shirt.  I got the all black, because mama knows how messy life can get with 2 kids with dirty fingers touching and grabbing you all day.  This dress is made of the same material as the Solly wrap, so you’re basically wrapping yourself in eco-friendly comfort.

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Klean Kanteen 5oz and 9oz baby bottles

My favorite Kanteen brought a baby bottle into the family.  YES.  Non-toxic, check. Easy cleaning, check. Easy filling, check.  Sign. Me. Up.  There are 2 sizes (5oz and 9oz), so you can have your baby start a bottle from birth or as soon as you’re ready.

 

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Tubby Todd $75 shop credit

We always laugh that we have enough Tubby Todd to keep the whole neighborhood clean and smelling fresh for a year.  Read: I don’t want to run out.  They also just launched their MAMA line and it’s so good.  Belly balm, hand lotion, nipple salve.  Something for every mama.  It’s that good.

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Finn + Emma Organic wooden teether

Finn + Emma is the most amazing small business.  Everything they support, I believe in.  Sustainability, fair trade, organic materials, smart + ethical choices.  Everything they sell, I would have in my house.  But, consumerism is a thing and I don’t need it all with having hand-me-downs from my two other kids and family/friends that think just like me.  But the whimsical little organic hedgehog teething rattle is a necessity and multipurpose and I can’t wait for little buddy to have it.

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Lorena Canals Rugs eco-friendly rug

An eco-friendly and MACHINE WASHABLE rug. Yes, please.  These rugs contain 100% natural cotton and use non-toxic dyes.  My daughter has a dust allergy, so just vacuuming and regular cleaning isn’t enough. These rugs are perfect.  All the kids rooms will eventually have one!

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Modern Burlap Tree Hugger Swaddle

Another small business that I love.  But, let’s talk multipurpose. These swaddles are not only perfect for swaddling and getting a baby cozy, I use them for nursing covers, sun coverage, burp cloth, tummy time or even a scarf, if I’m out and about and forget a sweater.  They fold up so small and can be tossed into your bag and WILL BE used on every adventure.  There is a design for anyone, and there’s a reason they’re all black and white patterns…the contrast in color enhances baby’s vision and stimulates brain development.  BONUS: they’re made of GOTS certified organic cotton muslin.

 

So there you are!  I hope this will save you research time so you can get back to making memories with your family…

{Giveaway Over} Congratulations and welcome to the Bumbleride Family @angiehiney!!

Be Eco On The Go (With 3 Kids In Tow) Giveaway

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130 Replies to “Be Eco On The Go (With Three Kids In Tow)”

  1. Wow Jill this bundle is truly amazing and at least 5 items are on my wish list I’m due October with second baby! I would have an excuse to have more if we got lucky wish me luck ❤️?

  2. Everything in the giveaway is so beautiful and so well made which is important to me and I’m sure many other mama’s out there. I love all the products in this giveaway!!

  3. I LOVE the looks of all of these great eco products! When entering I couldn’t enter my baby’s due date or it would let me go through – but we’re expecting a sweet little baby around mid September and we love going green!

  4. This is the list of my dreams! …down to the color of the solly baby wrap! I have 3 year old twins and another baby due in September and have been pretty much making it work with second hand everything since the twins were born… This would be the ultimate upgrade! Crossing fingers and toes:)

  5. I am swooning over here at this stuff! We’re trying for #3, and the thought of going anywhere with 3 makes me so nervous! What a fun giveaway.. Fingers crossed!!

  6. This is the first eco friendly giveaway I have ever seen. It’s amazing, the Cleck uses the safest fabric avail, the wooden teether is so precious and the basket is amazing not to mention the gender neutral colors. We will be adding to our family too and love it all!

  7. I have a 2 1/2 yr old boy and 2 older boys…. yes i would love a girl to add to the testosterone. This stroller has had my eye for quite some time. Recently I was researching the Foonf car seat– can not quite figure out the deets on how it differs from its sister seat. I sure would love to be able to go out n about with these 2 that I have been looking into for a while now.

  8. I need this! I’ve been trying to get that stroller for my 3 month old twins but I haven’t been able to save up enough money:(. So, my twins and I are stuck at home all day until we can get one.

  9. I’m a mama to Abby (2 in October) & due with baby #2 in January in desperate need of a double stroller and other travel gear for baby #2. And I love eco friendly/ small companies!

  10. Jill! Thank you and congrats!!! That Plum and Sparrow Moses basket is the prettiest Moses basket I ever saw, makes me want another just to justify getting one! I have been lamenting not being able to wear t shirt dresses due to nursing and I am totally psyched about the plain Jane dress. We’ve got three November birthdays in our family, me -5th, my husband-6th, and our daughter- the 10th!

  11. Our kiddos will all be the same age! My Ethan turns 4 in December, Audrey turns 2 in October and I’m due with a baby boy this November. Good luck to your family! I think we will both need it! Congrats!

  12. Congratulations Jill! We’re also expecting a little one- due next month. This will be our first! I’m excited and a little nervous.:-) Would be so excited to win these baby items for my little one. I’ve been a little unsure what all I might need since I’m a first-time mom, so having all these recommendations from an experienced mom being offered together in a package is wonderful! 🙂

  13. I am due with baby# 6 and in need of a new double stroller with the Bumbleride Indie twin being at the top of my list! I also would love to be able to share the benefits of many of the products listed with my clients as well!

  14. This is an AMAZING bundle!! Pregnant with my second, I would LOVE to win any of these items! We’re in the market for a double stroller and this would be a great upgrade from our Britax!

  15. I am estatic over all of these baby goodies. As a working mom of 2 under the age of 2 my life is as busy as can be. I’m all about ease of use with products and simple classic style from companies that give back.

  16. Pregnant with twin babies #’s 4 & 5 for our family. The 3 older kids have gotten used to second hand things while we live on a resident budget. The surprise twins and all their needs have been a challenge! This would save us!!! And I love it all so much.

  17. Oh my goodness will I ever be crossing all of my fingers and toes in hopes of winning! I’ve got baby number two due in the beginning of November and I’ve been lusting after an Indie Twin! Great shops, great giveaway! Thanks for the chance, Bumbleride and congrats on baby #3, Jill!

  18. Why does it say I have to login to Instagram because I’m already registered with gleam? This platform to enter is not user friendly. When I login to Instagram nothing happens. I can’t register – please advise!

  19. So I just found out I’m expecting #3 and so many of these products are exactly what we are going to be needing! I almost feel like baby #3 requires another baby shower :p thank you for this opportunity! ??

  20. I am a mother to a beautiful 3 year old daughter and just had my second daughter in April. my husband deployed a month after she was born so its just me and I have been looking for things to help me get around while he is gone and this give away would be amazing for me. fingers crossed I win, but happy for anyone who wins. thanks for the chance!

  21. Congratulations to Jill! We are also expecting a little one- due in 4 wks and this is our first!:) I’m excited as well as a little nervous, but so thankful there are experienced moms out there who are willing to make helpful suggestions about what all a mom needs in preparation to welcome a little one! Thank you Jill! Would love to win these wonderful products for my baby. :):)

  22. Congratulations to Jill! We are also expecting a little one- due in 4 wks and this is our first!:) I’m excited as well as a little nervous, but so thankful there are experienced moms out there who are willing to make helpful suggestions about what all a mom needs in preparation to welcome a little one! Thank you Jill! Would love to win these wonderful products for my baby. 🙂

  23. Oh my goodness, will I ever be crossing my fingers! What and AMAZING giveaway! I’ve got #2 on the way and I’ve been lusting after an Indie Double. Thanks for the chance to win, Bumbleride and congratulations on #3, Jill!

  24. All these items are beautiful! We are expecting a sweet baby boy in late October. : ) Would love to win these gorgeous items and share with all my friends!

    PS Congrats Jill on #3! ??

  25. Holy cow, I can hardly compute this dreamy collaboration of items! Expecting my second in 20 weeks and it’s insane that the nesting is already kicking in so strong! So excited! And looking forward to making sure I can stay on the go with TWO! (Still can’t imagine 3 yet;) xo

  26. Ohhh this list is amazing! And what a beautiful family! Thanks so much for the chance to win! We’ve got 2 little ones who would love any of the things on this list!

  27. I have number five on the way and just love all these goodies. After going through our first set of baby things we are in need of new things and free is so great when you have a big family. Thanks for doing this and I love well made adorable products!

  28. Dreamy!! We just welcomed baby boy number three to our world and the adventuring continues! It’s non-stop and this gear looks like it can handle the pressure! I hope I win!!!!

  29. This would be an amazing thing for me to win, I have a 25 month old and a 6 month old and wanting to have more children. His would give us such a nice boost and offer a double stroller that I so desperately need. Saying a prayer, sending out my vibes to the universe and keeping my fingers crossed. Xoxo! Thanks for the opportunity.

  30. Oh my gosh how I swoon over all these products!! Talking about #3 and the stroller would be amazing! Especially for teaching stroller strides. Which all you mamas should try! You’d love it!!

  31. What a perfectly lovely collection! We became pregnant then adopted a baby from within our family so now I have 2 under 1 year! This giveaway is heavenly and I’d be blessed to have any bit of it 🙂 Thanks, ladies!

  32. First time mom! Expecting the end of August, very blessed and excited 🙂 would love to spoil my baby with these beautiful products! Thank you for the opportunity!

  33. I am over the moon about all the things you are not only giving away but opening me up to shops and people like minded that want eco friendly products for their family! This would be a dream to be able to win. We are pregnant with #3 and have a single car so it would be top notch to be able to get that car seat for my 2 year old ?? really thank you so much!! I am excited to see who wins ?

  34. I’ve been following baby gear since 2008 and I’m currently expecting baby #4. This giveaway is perfect. Everything you’d need/use and nothing you don’t! Crossing my fingers I win.

  35. This giveaway is amazing and thank you for putting in the time to research it all. I have two little girls and a little boy on the way due in December. Everything in this giveaway would be a dream come true. Really hoping luck is on my side.

  36. I love this giveaway!! We have two little ones and will soon be trying for a third!! I would love to win this amazing Eco bundle! The items are all so beautiful! Congratulations on your pregnancy, Jill!

  37. With Irish Twins (2 little girls 51 weeks apart) this would be super helpful!! Plus a HUGE moral booster since I feel like I barely get out of the house these days!!!

  38. Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing prize. We are having a new grand-baby soon and this would be amazing. Congratulations to Jill!

  39. Can I just say this is the coolest giveaway ever. Three kids in tow is totally going to be my life in just a few month and I would probably cry and pre my pants all at the same time if I won!! ( tmi, sorry, #thirdpregnancyproblems!!!)

  40. OBSESSED with everything in this giveaway! Especially those kanteen/baby bottles. We’re expecting number 2 (a girl) in a little less than 5 weeks. Couldn’t be happier. Congratulations on number 3!!

  41. This list is incredible!! We just had our third child and every single item on this list is something we’ve talked about wanting/needing!! It’s amazing. Very seriously the perfect list. ?❤️ I know the chances are slim, but I am so hopeful to win the giveaway because we just bought our first house and cannot afford any extra expenses at this time… But it would be an incredible blessing! ?

  42. Congratulations on your 3rd! I will live vicariously through you because we are two and done. 🙁 What a wonderful giveaway with amazing products any mommy would love to have!!

  43. Congratulations, Jill! I have three little boys and am hoping for 1 or 2 more children as soon as possible 🙂 Our double stroller has a large rip in the fabric, and winning the double bumble ride would be a dream come true! And that mini-board? So cool! I love your must-have list. It all looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win. Wishing you a safe and healthy delivery!

  44. Congratulations Jill!!! Being mom is an awesome blessing!!!
    This giveaway is a dream come true for any mom, especially like myself ?. Every single product is just amazing. I’m soon to be a mom of three boys with two under two years. My oldest son is 6, baby #2 is turning 1 in less then a month and baby boy #3 is due two weeks after his first birthday, Irish twins ?☺. Winning such giveaway would be a blessing especially the double stroller and a Clek carseat since I’ll be able to fit two carseat in my sedan and still have room for my 6 year old.

  45. Congratulations Jill!! Wow these are all amazing items!! I have a two year old and one on the way due in January! Thank you for the opportunity to win! These products would help our family out so much!

  46. We are preparing for the arrival of some foster babies, ages 0-2, so prepping for a large age range has been fun, but this will definitely help out all the kiddos we will welcome into our home.

  47. Congratulation Jill!! This would be wonderful to win, I’m do in December with my first miracle baby girl. Which by the way I would never thought I would be able to have a baby after constant miscarriages. But God gave me and my boyfriend a wonderful surprise. Thank you for this chance of winning

  48. Can’t believe it, buy after 5 kids and baby #6 due in December, this would be an awesome win!! Everything is in dire need of replacement. Just threw out my double stroller last summer, and will need to walk my toddler to his headstart program next year. May you all be blessed! Thanks for the opportunity to win, guys!

  49. Just got this email today and very thankful I did so I can have the chance to enter on that LAST DAY! This is such a helpful read! My husband and I are so excited to welcome our first child (boy) this December, by God’s grace. I know articles like this go a long way so thank you!
    Christine V.

  50. Congratulations on baby number 3!!! We just celebrated a first month of our first born, but we are already taking about having a sibling for our little angel. We totally love Bumbleride products! This giveaway is absolutely amazing!! Thank you 🙂

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