Natural Baby Products I Love – Mama Natural – Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller

Mama Natural with Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller in Dawn Grey Coral
Mama Natural with Faith in their Bumbleride Indie in Dawn Grey Coral [in-stock].

” When you’re ready to step up to an all terrain stroller, there’s no finer (and more natural) choice than the Bumbleride Indie, made with eco fabrics that keep plastic bottles out of landfills. ” – Mama Natural

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

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

2017 Indie Twin Double Stroller Review – Tales Of A Mountain Mama

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Indie Twin in Camp Green
The updated for 2016 Bumbleride Indie Twin Double All Terrain Stroller is a stroller not to ignore! While I loved our single Bumbleride, there were some great updates made for 2016/17 that made me appreciate it even more.

The Indie series is made for parents looking for a great stroller that is easy to push, lightweight, folds relatively small, protects their child and is eco-conscious. While we do use it running, smaller wheels make it not ideal for super long distances. Though for the average runner going up to 5 miles at a time, it’s great!

A quick list of why Bumbleride Strollers stand out:

-Lightweight (36 lb.) with a 90 lb. weight limit

-Adjustable seats let children lay completely flat

-The best sun shade

-Great for light running (~1 – 5 miles)

-Locking swivel wheel

-Eco-conscious

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller In Camp Green

What we love about the updated Indie Twin:

-Seats lay completely flat for napping and young babies

-The mechanism for adjusting the seats was greatly improved this year allowing it to be a fully one-handed operation

-Sunshades are THE best I have seen with full coverage and then an added pop-out extension

-On the Twin, the seats recline separately

-Locking front swivel wheels (dual)

-Adjustable handlebar (SUPER adjustable – it goes low enough for the 3 year old to push!) and footrests

Indie Twin Double Stroller With Adjustable Handle

What we would love to see improved:

-While Bumbleride does make a stroller model more equipped for running (SPEED), it does not come in a double model. I would love to see the Indie have slightly larger wheels.

-Bumbleride strollers are certainly not cheap, but they ARE worth the money if you’re looking for a fantastic eco-conscious stroller!

The Bottom Line

Bottom line? I love this stroller and think the improvements made for 2016/2017 made all the difference from the previous model (which I also loved, but had some quirks). It’s my go-to for a double and works for just about every condition (except long distance running).

Highly recommended by us!

Read the whole review and check out more of Amelia’s photos here.

Learn more about Indie Twin here.

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5 Ways Bumbleride Makes Life Easier For The Active Mom – City Girl Gone Mom

“Lets face it, sticking to a work out schedule can be hard for anyone.  Add four kids, two dogs and a bad back to the mix, and it almost feels impossible.  The larger my world has become, the harder it is to exercise.  However, It’s time I find ways to burn some extra calories now that my seven month old is finally giving me a good night’s rest.

Thanks to Brody’s new ride, Indie by Bumbleride, there’s finally some light at the end of my chaotic tunnel.  I kid you not, the all terrain jogger has momma moving mountains… Okay, maybe not mountains, but I am certainly moving.

LIGHTWEIGHT

Bumbleride’s Indie all terrain jogger has set itself apart from the rest with its compact, lightweight frame.  I can honestly say in the nine years that I have pushing strollers, this jogger has to be the lightest.  It feels like I am pushing air, even on the toughest roads.  It has the smoothest push out of all the strollers I have had.  Dad agrees too.  With Southern California being very hilly, this lightweight jogger has been easy on my back.  I feel minimal pressure where it typically hurts the most when climbing those hills.  The 12 inch air-filled tires are just the right size.  And having all-wheel suspension makes this ride the Porsche of all joggers.

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MATERIALS MATTER

Even in the midst of a chaotic life, we are no strangers to lessening our carbon footprint on the planet.  We did that by having the first dental practice in San Diego that is certified Green.  I was happy to learn that Bumbleride cares about Mother Earth just like we do.  Their fabrics feature a 100% recycled polyester (rPET recycled post consumer water bottles).  This company is devoted to durability, safety and function, while simultaneously caring about the environment.  As a mom who cares about our planet, I feel great knowing that this is my go-to stroller.  It also gives me another opportunity to chat with my older kids about  why they, too, should care.”

Indie Fold Video


Conclusion

After two weeks with the Indie, I can confidently say that from birth to the toddler years, the Indie is all you need.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this stroller, mainly because we are a very active family, and it was more than compatible with all of our outings. Whether trekking to and from Petco Park, onto the beach, or exercising on rocks and pavement, this is now our go-to stroller.  I like to refer to it as the “perfect Schaffer lifestyle stroller”.  Nine years ago when Jackson was born, we loved the Queen B Pram by Bumbleride.  I am grateful to have had the chance to do this four times now — with my brood and Bumbleride.

Read the rest of Danielle’s feature on her website City Girl Gone Mom and follow her on Instagram.

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25 Best Organic Baby Products of 2016- Raising Baby Green | BestProducts.com

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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

“$549, bumbleride.com

Best Stroller

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/ .