“Going green with baby? From wooden rattles to glass bottles, here are sustainable baby gear choices.
If you’re someone who shops with sustainability in mind and values products made from natural, eco-friendly materials and organic ingredients, you’ll likely want to continue that trend after you become a parent. Luckily, the baby market is on your side—there are so many (amazing) green baby items to choose from when you’re building your registry.
Bumbleride strollers are made from 100% recycled PET and have kept over half a million water bottles out of landfills since 2011. The Indie is an all-terrain stroller that will take you from the newborn days through toddlerhood.” – Babylist
“Clek car seats are more than just sleek and beautiful. The company was the first to remove brominated and chlorinated flame-retardants from their car seats and even offer an ethically-sourced 100% Merino wool option for this seat. The Liing is comfortable, convenient and extremely safe. “ Read the entire Green Baby Registry .
“For Moms Who Value Sustainability – The latest release from Bumbleride is a stylishly sustainable reversible stroller. The adjustable handlebar is made from all-natural cork and the stroller’s fabrics are made from recycled water bottles. All-wheel suspension and air-filled tires help make it a smooth ride for your little one (an air pump is included), and an extra-large canopy provides full shade even when your tot is fully reclined for a snooze.” – Working Mother
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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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.