With her son Milo strapped into Bumbleride’s Indie stroller, Alyssa Milano becomes a mommy on a mission. And it’s no wonder: The sleek and sturdy three-wheeler is all about its SPF 45 sun canopy, multiposition recliner and ergonomic padded seat for extra support.
In life, there are many important relationships, including girlfriend and boyfriend… husband and wife… and mother and stroller. When picking a life partner, er, um, stroller, one should always make sure they are compatible before committing.
Will it hold up through the hard times and can it cruise when life is smooth sailing? Does it match your core values? Weighing in at a reasonable 20 pounds, the Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition ($500) had us at ergo.
Things We Like:
Where do we begin! Gliding with ease when pushed, the fully adjustable seat allows an even cozier ride when baby falls asleep. And while it maneuvers like a dream, it offers a smooth break with a simple push of the foot locking both wheels at the same time.
There’s also enough storage room for all your baggage. And to make our hearts race even more, it folds easily, complete with a strap to carry it. With an ample canopy that keeps the sun out, there’s also a pocket for storage and a peek-a-boo window so you can see your child.
But most of all, it’s made with a super soft blend of recycled and bamboo fabrics which has the natural ability to absorb moisture, regulate temperature and inhibit bacterial growth. So if you’re an eco-minded parent, this sleek ride was made for you.
Things We Didn’t Like:
It can’t wash the dishes? Seriously, for once we’re speechless.
Moms & Babies Rating:
Eco-friendly, easy to store, padded for extra baby comfort and roomy enough for your child to enjoy through the preschool years, hands down the Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition is one of the best strollers on the market. In other words, like Brad Pitt, it proves some crushes are universal.
“We recently had the chance to check out Bumbleride‘s newest stroller — theIndie Movement Edition ($490) — and it is one sweet ride.
It’s essentially an all-terrain vehicle for your baby that easily navigates city streets or beach boardwalks in a flash, while providing maximum comfort for your little one.
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Also, check out our review below.
Things we like:
We felt very cool pushing this sleek stroller and comments from strangers like, “that’s a swanky stroller,” validated that. The water-resistant material, the shape of the brushed metal, the adjustable footrest — it’s all very stylish.
And thanks to 12-inch air inflated tires, the ride is super smooth. Plus, you can use push it anywhere. From sandy beaches to the bumpiest cobblestone streets, this 20-lb. stroller stays in control of any surface.
The bottom basket is huge. We stashed milk, cereal, bread and butter and it all fit nicely, with spare room for your diaper bag. Also, the cup-holder, car seat attachment/bumper bar, jogging strap and infant headrest come standard, which is nice because with other strollers we’ve had to buy these items separately.
Things we don’t like:
Folding up this stroller isn’t easy. You’ll need two hands, which is hard if you’re on your own with baby. And at just over 2-ft., it’s pretty wide. For city dwellers who have to stash their strollers in small places (i.e. tiny vestibules), it’s not the most convenient option. Also, it almost didn’t fit down the checkout aisle at a neighborhood grocery store.
To slide the SPF 45 canopy back or forth, you have to stop the stroller completely, which isn’t a big problem unless you’re in a rush.
Moms & Babies Rating:
With big wheels and tons of cargo space this stylish, all-terrain stroller is ideal for suburban families on the go.
— Amy Jamieson”
People Magazine’s Celebrity Baby Blog– ” The Bumbleride Indie ($460) offers high style and fantastic maneuverability, plus it comes with a bunch of accessories including a rain cover and a cup holder!
We love the seagrass color scheme that we tested, a green and turquoise combo. It also comes in black, hot pink, red and a happy orange-and-turquoise combination. We got lots of questions and compliments on it when we trotted it out in New York.” http://bit.ly/cYYYh0