I’ve been testing the Bumbleride Indie for the past few months and here’s my final review of it.
For detailed photos of the Indie please click here: http://letstalkbabygear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/bumbleride-indie-closer-look-true-all.html.
Please take a look at my previous posts for more photos
A few months ago Bumbleride introduced their version of the stroller ride-on board called the Mini Board. This skateboard-style board is a perfect way to extend the life of your Bumbleride Indie or Indie Twin to accommodate those growing toddlers who just want to catch a ride from time to time. The Mini Board easily clamps to the frame of your Bumbleride stroller in seconds and features a slip-resistant deck for your toddler to stand on while they hold on to the handlebar.
We found that the two swivel wheels are very durable and gave it great maneuverability. Since the board is designed for the toddler to stand inside the handlebar, at 5’5, I was happy to find out that the board didn’t get in the way of my stride as I walked. If you are super tall, like with any ride-on boards, you will probably kick the back unless you walk to the side. That is pretty standard and unavoidable for our taller friends though.
You do have to remove the board from the stroller when folding, but the clamp system makes it super easy. Our only piece of advice is that you teach your toddler not to play or step down on the brake bar as they are riding. It is positioned right in front of their toes and screams to be played with.
To get an up close and personal look at the Mini Board, take a peek at our full video review below.
We are so excited about the new Bumbleride Mini Board that we are giving one away! Woot! Woot! But wait – you can’t have a Mini Board without a Bumbleride Indie, right?!?
Yep, we are giving away one of those too!! Winner gets both AND, CANADA, YOU ARE IN ON THIS ONE!!!
WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS:
HOW TO ENTER:
Rafflecopter is back for this one but Facebook has changed the game! Now, we can use Facebook “likes” as an entry method. So, you know what?!? It is going to be MANDATORY to “like” the giveaway post on Facebook to enter. (NOTE: You always have the option to just leave a comment on the blog for that entry and do nothing else. This is for those who don’t do Facebook.) Giveaway starts NOW and ends at 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 14, 2014.
Yep, our giveaway celebration = our rules! The Facebook giveaway post you need to “LIKE” will be pinned to the top of our wall on the first day (Wednesday!) and the link will be in the Rafflecopter widget after that. Make sure you do this because we check. If you are chosen the winner and you didn’t “like” it on Facebook – you are not the winner.
Here’s the thing: A Facebook “like” AND a blog comment are the only mandatory entries! Once you do those two entry methods, it will open up all the other “optional” entry methods. Baby Gizmo friends don’t just stick with “mandatory” though, right? We are overachievers! So, there are additional (optional) entries you can get. But let us warn you – make sure you actually do the entries! If you click on “leave a blog comment” on the Rafflecopter widget – make sure you actually leave a blog comment. We check! If you don’t do the actual entry – it doesn’t count! You won’t win. We’ll both be sad.
* Giveaway STARTS now and ends at 11:59pm EST Friday, February 14, 2013. (US and Canada residents only on this one, folks!)
Read the whole article at http://strollertraffic.com/blog/2014-buzz-guide-gear/
I don’t like to admit it but my six year old daughter doesn’t like walking long distances. When we go out on the town we constantly have the kids taking turns in the stroller. Our toddler starts in the stroller until our daughter can no longer walk. Then we switch the kids again and again.
It’s a drag and can make outings very exhausting.
I was so happy when Bumbleride introduced its newest accessory for the Indie – the Mini Board.
This is the attachment I’ve been waiting for! The minute my daughter saw the Mini Board she was interested to head out to give it a try. She immediately told us she’d be surfing behind the stroller.
I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the set up at first. My main concern was that the board would get in my way and my feet would bump it with every step. I also thought it slow down the glide that I was familiar with and interfere with my steering. I’m happy to report thatmy feet didn’t even get close to the Mini Board when we were in motion. It also did not interfere with the maneuverability of my stroller. I can easily steer the stroller with one hand when the Mini Board is attached and answer my phone if neccesary.
The Mini Board attaches easily to my Bumbleride Indie and stays put.
Your child can stand on the Mini Board behind the stroller handle but my daughter prefers to stand inside the handle.
This also makes it easier for me to steer.
What I love about the Mini Board:
We took our Bumbleride Indie and Mini Board to our local museum last weekend. It was such a wonderful outing. Both kids were happy and we were able to zip through the museum much faster than usual.
I constantly have questions about the Mini Board when I’m out using it. Moms think it’s the coolest attachment and I love telling them that it is a perfect addition! I obviously love my stroller and I’m not ready to give it up, so this allows it to adapt with our growing kids.
The Mini Board works great with our stroller. It doesn’t slow us down at all. Both my kids love riding the Mini Board and have asked me many times to go for more walks! I especially like that the Mini Board will extend the life of my stroller. I can see myself using my Indie for a few more years now that we have this accessory.
The Mini Board is compatible with both the Bumbleride Indie and the Indie Twin. It is designed to hold a maximum weight of 44lbs.
You can purchase the Mini Board for $120.00 at specialty stores across Canada and the US. You can also purchase it from the Bumbleride website.
The kids still take turns when we go out with the stroller. But now they take turns riding the Mini Board!
Read more at My Baby Stuff and find the original review here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2014/01/getting-around-with-the-new-mini-board-by-bumbleride/.
I’ve tried to be a pretty eco-savvy mom. But with three kids and all the gear that goes along with a posse that size? Yeah. Many times I’ve struggled to wrap my brain around how we could have wound up with so much stuff … and where it might end up years down the road. When my kids were teeny babies, there just weren’t many green”options to choose from. But today things are different, in the best way. And CMP fave Bumbleride is making it easier for parents to make choices that are healthier for our kids and better for the planet, too.
The first awesome feature of Bumbleride’s new strollers is that they use eco-friendly fabrics made with 50% recycled PET from plastic bottles and 50% renewable bamboo charcoal. That’s pretty cool. And just because it’s greener fabric doesn’t mean it lacks color: this amazing eco-fabric actually comes in bright shades of pink, aquamarine, red, and more. (I’m partial to the red for the holiday season, I have to say.)
It’s not just the stroller fabric that’s cleaned up, but the accessory fabric, too. And as winter rolls into town, a Bumbleride footmuff and liner would be the perfect accompaniment to keep baby’s toes toasty on long, chilly walks. Plus, what a fun way to add a pop of color to dreary winter days.
For particularly snowy and rainy climates, I’ve saved my favorite for last: the Non-PVC Rain Cover. That “non-PVC” part is what I love. So many of these clear stroller covers are still made from PVC, a material that’d just plain bad for everyone, especially babies. So I love that with the Bumbleride covers babies get protection from the elements without having to breathe in any icky, plastic-y fumes.
You can find the full article here, http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2013/12/05/eco-friendly-strollers-and-accessories/.
It’s that time of year…again. This is my third year doing a 12 Days of Christmas-themed giveaway, but this year I thought I’d change it up a bit. One year I gave away prizes that corresponded to the number of the day (12 winners on Day 12, etc), last year I just gave away a ton of stuff. This year it’s strollers. All. Strollers.
Day 9 is a package from Bumbleride. I will maintain that the Bumbleride Indie is one of the smoothest strollers I have EVER pushed. It looks great, has great wheels, great suspension, and holds a ton of weight. There’s not a lot NOT to love about this stroller. Throw in a diaper bag AND the new Mini Board for an older kid to ride along, and you’ve got a niiiiiiiiiice bundle of bumble. See that widget below? What exactly are you waiting for?
Jamie shares tips and favorite products to get around the city with a baby. Learn more about our Bumbleride Flite here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/flite-home.php.
Watch more of Jamie’s videos here, http://www.ulive.com/video/baby-gear-guide-q-and-a.