BabyElan {daily} – Bumbleride Indie {accessories}

December 11th, 2013
 
 


Baby elan daily monthly bumbleride indie all terrain jogging stroller reviews

It’s my favorite time of the year!!  After a very HARD year for us Blakes, we’ve had amazing fun filled weekends of hiking, camping, apple picking, pumpkin farms and the beauty that is the South in the Fall!  Yesterday was one of those days, a warm breezy day, not a cloud in the sky, but the leaves were falling fast…the windows were open wide in the house, and we didn’t set a foot inside until it was dark! Long walks and beautiful mums filled our day!

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Gracie sits pretty and perched in her new ride…the gorgeous and light-weight Bumbleride Indie. This month, we enjoyed not only walking and running and shopping for miles with a stroller that is as convenient as it is stylish, but also the excitement of adding accessories to our Bumbleride beauty!

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Accessories!!!  OH MY! My love of the Bumbleride extends into the array of accessories available from rain covers to carry cots! Look at all those beauties. Don’t get me wrong, the Bumbleride Indie is spectacular on it’s own, but we know how crazy life can be when out and about with baby. The elements strike, traveling by plane or train may be on the horizon, everyone along needs a place to rest their drink…make your stroller truly work for you no matter where you are, who you are with, or where the day may take you thanks to accessories made with mom in mind!

Stay tuned! See what we have in store for Bumbleride as we head into the holidays…do I see a GIVEAWAY in our future??? Did you know Bumbleride has an eco-friendly aspect?? Stay tuned!!

BabyElan {daily} Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from said company, as stated within the editorial.

Baby Gizmo – Diaper Bag Review {Video}

December 4th, 2013


Bumbleride Diaper Bag Review and Video

Bumbleride Diaper Bag

Bumbleride has recently debuted a new diaper bag to its already popular collection of baby gear. Keeping up with their on-the-go parent audience, Bumbleride designed a sporty and practical messenger bag to go along for the ride. The Bumbleride Diaper Bag comes in 7 Bumbleride colors (to match their strollers, of course!) and is stocked with pockets to keep everything organized. Our favorite features of the diaper bag, besides the gender-neutral design, are the magnetic closures and zipper that keep this bag closed if it happens to fall over. No VELCRO on this baby!!

To get an up close and personal look at this diaper bag to see if it is right for you, take a peek at our quick Baby Gizmo Video below.

Learn more about our Diaper Bag here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/diaper-bag.php.

See Baby Gizmo’s full review here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2013/11/bumbleride-introduces-new-diaper-bag-collection-video/.

My Baby Stuff – Bumbleride Diaper Bag Review and Giveaway {Ends 12/6} – Organized On the Go with New Bumbleride Diaper Bags

November 26th, 2013

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Bumbleride Diaper Bag

I have to admit, I know a thing or two about diaper bags.

I remember when I had my daughter (6 years ago) I was anti diaper bag. I purchased aregular LARGE bag and called it my diaper bag. Big mistake. I could never find anything, my bottles were always MIA and I was constantly looking for diapers. Once I had my son, I figured out that a REAL diaper bag could be useful. I tested a few out and soon began to recognize what made a good and a not so good diaper bag.

Recently Bumbleride came out with new – pretty awesome – diaper bags. I was so excited to check out these bags. I love Bumbleride products.

I was extremely impressed when I received the diaper bag. I chose the bag in Lotus Blueand loved it right away. I could immediately tell that this bag was well made and that I would get a lot of use out of it.

{What I love about the new Bumbleride Diaper Bags}

  • Perfect size - 14″W x 11″H x 4.5″D (folded flap)
  • Lots of pockets (9 in all) including two bottle holders
  • It comes with a great cushioned change pad
  • It has magnetic closure (do you really want to wake up your baby with the terrible velcro noise?)
  • It’s made with durable eco-conscious fabric featuring recycled plastic (PET) and bamboo charcoal fiber (hello!)
  • It comes with stroller straps that fit onto my strollers
  • It also has a shoulder strap to make the bag messenger style
  • It is a well made, quality product

Bumbleride Diaper Bag

Bumbleride Diaper Bag

I really love all the pockets in this diaper bag. The two front pockets is where I’m keeping my diapers and wipes (they are the easiest to access). I put my cell phone in a zippered inside pocket. We’re using sippy cups now and they fit perfectly in the inside bottle holder pockets. I can fit lots of snacks, extra clothes and a few books inside the diaper bag.

adore the stroller straps, especially when I’m using my Flite because it has a very small basket for stuff. The stroller straps have very heavy duty velcro and fit great on both my stroller handle bars. The bag sits so well on the stroller when I use the stroller straps.

Bumbleride Diaper Bag

Bumbleride Diaper Bag

Another thing that must be mentioned about this diaper bag is that it is a unisex design. Both mommy or daddy can carry this bag around and no one will think twice about it. (Yes, that means I’ll be making my husband carry this diaper bag around for a change).

The Bumbleride diaper bag makes my Holiday Gift Guide for so many reasons. Husbands! This diaper bag makes a great gift for your hard working partner! Mamas, this is the perfect gift for your girlfriend that  is expecting or just had a baby.

The Bumbleride diaper bag comes in eight colours and is very well priced. You can purchase it for $67.99 online and at approved Bumbleride retailers across Canada and the US.

To learn more about the new Bumbleride diaper bags click here. You can also follow Bumbleride on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest product information.

Disclosure: A sample was provided for my review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation took place.

{Giveaway!}

One lucky reader will WIN a new Bumbleride diaper bag in their choice of colour. Enter here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2013/11/organized-on-the-go-with-new-bumbleride-diaper-bags-giveaway-mbsgg/

oh joy in France / Part 3: What we did in Lyon….

November 11th, 2013
 

 

 

Oh Joy in Lyon with Bumbleride Flite Travel Stroller
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During our trip to France, we spent five nights in Lyon which is just a couple hours of outside of Paris by train. Bob had a conference for work there, so it was mostly Ruby and I hanging together most of the day, and Bob joined us in the afternoons when he was done work (hence why he is wearing such fancy outfits in most of these photos).

Oh Joy in Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon

We rented an apartment in the 6th district in Lyon through airbnb. It was perfect for what we needed—spacious, cozy, relatively toddler-safe, and close to grocery stores, parks, and restaurants. Since it was on the 6th floor, we made sure that it had an elevator so that we wouldn’t be huffing it every day. However, the elevator was comical. It just barely fit the three of us when all squeezed together.

Once we crammed ourselves in and out of the elevator, here’s a what we did while in Lyon…

3rd District

Oh Joy in Lyon | Les Halles de Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon | Les Halles de Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon | Les Halles de Lyon

One of my favorite places to visit in any city is an indoor food market with various vendors and purveyors of every kind. Similar to the Reading Terminal Market in Philly or the Ferry Building in San Francisco, Les Halles de Lyon is a food lover’s dream with stalls aplenty. We bought some amazing cheese and charcuterie there that topped any cheese and charcuterie we’ve ever had in the States.

Oh Joy in Lyon | Les Halles de Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon | Les Halles de Lyon

We even found the tiniest macarons in all the land at the Richart shop there. Ruby loved them because they were just her size!

Les Halles de Lyon | 102 cours Lafayette, 69003 Lyon

 

 5th District

Oh Joy in Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon | Terre Adelice

Oh Joy in Lyon | Terre Adelice

Oh Joy in Lyon | Terre Adelice

Oh Joy in Lyon | Terre Adelice

Some of the most flavorful ice cream we’ve ever had was at Terre Adélice. Known for their natural and organic flavors, it had the smooth and creamy texture of gelato. My favorite was the lime basil flavor—tangy, fresh, and so, so good. And, I think Ruby liked the chocolate ice cream, too.

Terre Adélice | 1 place de la Baleine, 69005 Lyon

 

6th District

Oh Joy in Lyon | Cafe Juliette

Oh Joy in Lyon | Cafe Juliette

Since Ruby goes to bed around 7:30 or 8pm, we usually have dinner at 6pm. We had a really hard time finding any restaurants in Lyon (and Paris) that were open for dinner that early, or even at all. When we did find restaurants open at 6pm, they often only had a small selection to choose from because dinner menus typically don’t start until 7 or 7:30pm. Just when we felt defeated by our lack of options, we ended up having one of our favorite meals from an afternoon snack menu at Café Juliette—including the best croque monsieur I’ve ever had and an amazing salmon rillettes and cheese dish.

Café Juliette | 41 rue Juliette Récamier, 69006 Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon

And, there’s a cute little playground right by the restaurant that Ruby loved.

Oh Joy in Lyon

Oh Joy in Lyon

This week in Lyon was all about me and Ruby as we got a lot of special mama/daughter time exploring unknown territory. We played a lot and ate a lot of sweet treats. I broke my normal rule about no desserts until after dinner as we shared a chocolate croissant every morning on the way to the park.

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Our apartment was just a couple blocks from the best park on the planet—the Parc de la Tête d’Or. Seriously, it’s like Central Park but way cleaner and full of so many areas including a botanical garden, a zoo, two merry-go-rounds, a playground, a lake, and so many other things I didn’t even get to see. Ruby and I went to the park every morning for the five days we were there, and every day we discovered something new.

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

Oh Joy in Lyon | Parc de la Tete d'Or

The coolest part is that the zoo is interwoven into the park, so you’ll randomly see animals in areas mixed with totally serene greenery. It just felt so much more calm than any other zoo I’ve ever been to.

Parc de la Tête d’Or | Boulevard des Belges and Avenue Verguin, 69006 Lyon

Our time in Lyon was much more relaxed than our time in Paris. We enjoyed it more like locals and less like tourists by visiting some of our favorite spots daily and by going to places mostly in walking distance. It was a fun start to our trip, and we were happy to have Bob done with work and join us daily for our week in Paris. I hope you guys enjoyed seeing bits from our trip! I have some practical guides coming soon about packing for a family trip and traveling with toddlers abroad, so stay tuned…

P.S. If you missed it, see Part 1 – What We Ate in Paris and Part 2 – What We Did in Paris.

Original post here, http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/10/oh-joy-in-france-part-3-lyon.html.

Baby Gizmo – Bumbleride Indie 4 and New Products for 2014

October 30th, 2013
 

 

The Baby Gizmo Company Bumbleride Indie 4 and New Products for 2014

After a few years of just updates and no new strollers for Bumbleride, 2014 may prove to be a big year for them. With the debut of the Bumbleride Indie 4 at the ABC Kids Expo, it looks like Bumbleride is one baby company to watch next year. The Indie 4 takes out the jogging component and focuses on all-terrain. If you are a parent who frequently tackles grass, gravel, dirt, rocks, trails and “mommy terrain”, the Indie 4 may be the perfect fit for you.

Bumbleride Indie 4

This four-wheel buggy will be available in Spring 2014 and has yet to have a retail price tagged to it yet. Take a quick peek and find out other changes for 2014 in the Bumbleride line, watch our Baby Gizmo Video below.

You can find Hollie’s post here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2013/10/bumbleride-indie-4-new-products-2014/.

oh joy in France / Part 2:What we did in Paris….

October 30th, 2013
 

 

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Oh Joy in Paris | What We Did

The last time I visited Paris, I was 20 years old and visiting my college roommate who was studying abroad. I had a lot of time to myself, so I shopped and ate while my friend was in class. Coming back almost 15 years later, I had such a different (and even more special) experience this time because I shared the experience with my family.

This trip wasn’t about what I wanted, but about what would be fun and entertaining for our whole family— including a very playful almost-two-year-old. A toddler can only walk, sit in a stroller, or shop for so long, so each day we’d put just a couple things on our list of things to do and left plenty of cushion time for Ruby to play in a park, playground, or do something kid-focused at least once a day. 

1st District

Oh Joy Paris| Tuilleries

Oh Joy Paris| Tuilleries

The Jardin des Tulleries is mostly known for it’s beautiful gardens, but it’s also full of some amazing areas for kids that you just stumble upon while walking through…like this gorgeous carousel…

Oh Joy Paris| Tuilleries

Oh Joy Paris| Tuilleries

…this playground with the coolest swing/hammock ever…

Oh Joy Paris| Tuilleries

…and this trampoline area for kids. Ruby was in heaven and cried when we said we had to leave to go get dinner. The parks of Paris are seriously the coolest I’ve ever seen! And I love how so many landmarks have playgrounds nearby.

Jardin des Tulleries | Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris

Oh Joy Paris

And soon after all that jumping, someone succumbed to a nap…

Read the post on oh joy here, http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/10/oh-joy-in-france-part-2-what-we-did-in-paris.html

oh joy in France / Part 1: What we ate in Paris….

October 30th, 2013
 

 

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Oh Joy in Paris | What We Ate

Over the next couple weeks, I’ll be sharing photos from our recent adventures in Paris and Lyon. Since we did so much, I’m going to break it up into three different posts starting today with…what we ate! I went to Paris with the plan to gain 10 lbs. from croissants alone. The food in Paris is certainly indulgent and amazing so I had no intentions of leaving anything on my plate. We took Ruby out with us to every meal, so our eating experience this trip did not involve any super fancy restaurants or fine dining but instead a lot of pastries, lunches, and early dinners.

Here are a few of our favorites spots during the trip—with everything organized by the arrondissement (or district) they’re located in…

[Excerpt from full post below]

 7th District

Oh Joy in Paris | Rue Cler

One of our favorite areas in the 7th District is a little street full of shops called Rue Cler. It’s sweet and quaint and fun to walk on because there’s not a lot of traffic passing by.

Oh Joy in Paris | Martine Lambert

Oh Joy in Paris | Martine Lambert

The best ice cream cone I’ve ever had included these light and crispy cones from Martine Lambert

Martine Lambert | 39 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris

Oh Joy in Paris | Rue Cler

And, a great mid-day snack of charcuterie and pommes frites…

L’Eclair | 32 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris

Oh Joy in Paris | Rue Cler

While some people say this little street is touristy, I found it to be quaint and sweet and a great spot for being leisurely and getting a bite or treat to eat.

 

10th District

Oh Joy in Paris | Cafe Craft

We rented an apartment in the 10th District through Paris Address. The neighborhood had a mix of dodgy and questionable areas with some very up-and-coming. Luckily, we found a couple little streets that ended up being where we ate the most and found some of our favorite pastry shops.

Café Craft | 24 Rue Des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris

Oh Joy in Paris | Du Pain et des Idees

Oh Joy in Paris | Du Pain et des Idees

The best chocolate croissant I’ve had in my life. And, when the shop is gilded in gold, you know they mean serious pastry-making business.

Above is an excerpt from the full adventure. Read about the rest of Part 1 here, http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/10/oh-joy-in-france-part-1-paris.html.

Girlie Girl Army – Fall Mommy Loves

October 24th, 2013
 

 

Girly Girl Army Fall Loves Best Lightweight Travel Stroller
The newest Mommy bits we are mad for this month? They all stand out as excellent products, more than worth the money, and green in some way. And as a crew of Moms who have tried it all, researched every product on the market, and tried them out on numerous kiddles, you know you can trust our 411.

2013 Bumbleride Flite 

We are an office of people with kids, and we all have numerous strollers each as urban parents do. One for long neighborhood walks, one for both the kids, one for the older kid, one for travel, etc.   Boy, were we psyched to find the Bumbleride Flite, which is the Rolls Royce of portable strollers, which for a shlepping Mom is a goddess send! For a 14 pound foldable stroller the Bumbleride rides incredibly well, is cushy and so comfortable for long walks and naps, and performs just as well as our main strollers in terms of what it has to offer. The Flite is equipped with dual front and rear wheel suspension, perfect for bumpy, urban areas. Its smooth wheel system makes it one of the most maneuverable lightweights around.  Most of the foldable strollers have pitiful canopy’s – but the Flite’s is large, and has SPF 45 that extends to protect baby from harmful UV sun rays. It also comes with a car seat adapter which is a very “Why didn’t I think of that?!” stroke of genius. Most folding strollers only work for older kids (for example, we only just aged out of our bugaboo and uppa baby with our 3 year old) but this one has a reclining backrest and adjustable footrest that makes it good for infant use as well should your back need a break from your carrier.  Here’s what makes it green: All Bumbleride models use a soft and durable bamboo blended fabric on the inside of the seats to help naturally absorb moisture and regulate temperature. The Flite folds easily and compact for stowing away.

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Bumbleride Flite, $269 @mybumbleride.com

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Read the full article here, http://girliegirlarmy.com/mamazon/20130927/mommy-loves/

BabyElan {daily} – Bumbleride Indie {Introduction to monthly reviews}

October 6th, 2013
 

 

Baby elan daily monthly bumbleride indie all terrain jogging stroller reviews

Morning all! Welcome to our first edition of our year long “ride” with the Bumbleride Indie Stroller! Our newest journey in the world of babies and strollers, we’re thrilled to be able to take you on our adventures month after month. For September, we just wanted to introduce you to the brand, if you’re not familiar, and provide some key points on why we LOVE Bumbleride thanks to all it has to offer!

First and foremost, compare the designs offered at Bumbleride to choose a stroller that fits your family, your needs, your style. We only have one child in a stroller right now so the Indie was the perfect fit. The stroller we had before this had a stationary front tire, which initially I thought I would like so much more. Come to find out, I needed the option to lock in the stationary front tire, or allow it to swivel. This provides for easy transition from jogging on the county Greenway to a quick trip in the mall. I needed something for ALL terrains, ALL environments, yet something more compact than what I had and of course portable and lightweight. As you scroll down the check list on the “Bumbleride Stroller Model Comparison“, you’ll see the Indie offers everything you could want, and so much more!

For those of you with infants and an infant car seat, the included universal car seat adapter bar is compatible with:

- Graco SnugRide Classic Connect
- Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 32
- Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35
- Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SP 30/30
- Chicco Keyfit 30
- Combi Shuttle
- Baby Trend Flex Loc
- Britax Chaperone

Is it too much to ask for a cup holder that comes standard??? I know that sounds silly, but there are several brands on the market, BIG HIGH END PRICEY BRANDS, that don’t offer a cup holder standard and that bothers me to no end!  The Bumbleride has a cup holder! I think that sold me right there!

Hey, for those of you bloggers or reps heading to the ABC Show in a few weeks {without us *sigh*}, here’s a recent press release from Bumbleride announcing their newest GREEN to be envied:

Bumbleride® Rolls Out “Green” Fleet of Strollers at ABC Expo
Eco-Conscious Stroller Fabrics Made from Recycled, Sustainable Materials

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 9, 2013) – Bumbleride, manufacturer of premium strollers for active, sophisticated families, shows off its line of eco-conscious strollers at the ABC Kids Expo held October 15 -18, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bright, elegant and durable, the line of baby strollers and accessories helps protect the planet and families due to its unique blend of recycled plastics and bamboo-derived rayon fabrics.

The “green” redesign for the 2013 line & beyond—available in vibrant hues like Cayenne Red, Aquamarine, and Green Papyrus—boasts a dual-faceted eco-construction: the exterior fabric is made with 50% recycled PET from plastic bottles, and the interior fabric consists of 50% renewable bamboo charcoal.
“In 2013, we set a goal to make our products cleaner for families and better for the environment,” says Marketing Coordinator Ryan Willson. “We started by shifting the way our polyester fabrics are made,” he says, noting that polyester provides a durable and vibrant base, while the green “ingredients” contribute to an overall lower eco-profile.

Pushing Out Landfill Waste with Recycled PET

Bumbleride’s exterior fabric (shown in Papyrus Green above) is made in part from recycled PET (or polyethylene terephthalate), a polyester that’s commonly used in plastic packaging such as water bottles. Willson explains that instead of using polyesters made from newly constructed synthetic fibers, Bumbleride’s exterior fabric puts existing synthetic resources to use, thus conserving material and reducing plastic waste. Their unique PET/polyester blend employs the sterilized plastic from 14 water bottles to produce one set of Bumbleride Indie stroller fabric. This means that for roughly every 343 Indie strollers produced, Bumbleride conserves one cubic yard of landfill space.

Strolling Sustainably with Bamboo Charcoal Eco-Fabric

For the interior stroller fabric, Bumbleride chose a soft material that is comfortable and healthy for kids while environmentally clean and responsible, Willson explains. The unique bamboo charcoal blend harnesses the innate properties of bamboo grass (a renewable resource that naturally grows fast without the need for fertilizers, nutrients or pesticides) to provide soft, durable, moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating and antibacterial qualities to the seat and interior of the stroller. To manufacture the eco-fabric blend, Willson says that the raw grass fibers are broken down into tiny nano-particles, which are then infused into polyester fabric. Unlike typical bamboo fabric, which is chemically manufactured, Bumbleride’s formulation is constructed from burnt raw plant matter.

Bumbleride’s 2013 fabrics and fresh palette of colors will be available for viewing and handling at BOOTH #6009 at the ABC Kids Expo. Contact Stephanie at On the Horizon Communications (Stephanie@thepressroom.com; 805.773.1000) to schedule an appointment at the tradeshow or to request more information, samples or imagery for planned articles. For more information about Bumbleride, visit www.Bumbleride.com.

For October, since there are so many Breast Cancer Awareness Runs happening, we’re going to dive into our first experiences with this stroller AND all the fun accessories you can buy to make your time out and about with your kids as easy and manageable as ever! Stay tuned!!

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BabyElan {daily} Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from said company, as stated within the editorial.

Full article here, http://babyelandaily.com/2013/09/30/bumbleride-indie-introduction-to-monthly-reviews/

Mini Magazine – 3 New All-Terrain Strollers to Snag

September 13th, 2013
 

 

Mini Magazine Best All Terrain Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Indie

Lightest All Terrain Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Indie
Full article and magazine can be found here, http://issuu.com/babystylemag/docs/fall13/44?e=3026516/4745980 .