Read the whole article at http://strollertraffic.com/blog/2014-buzz-guide-gear/
Read the whole article at http://strollertraffic.com/blog/2014-buzz-guide-gear/
With the new year comes a chance to adjust thinking and prioritize things in our life. Why not make a point to slow down and take notice of nature and our beautiful earth. Also allowing opportunities to teach our children to be in tune with our senses and give way to “Pause”. A perfect way to do this is to stop and look up more. Your kids will love it and it provides quality moments together in your day. Whether it be noticing the clouds together or being aware of the full moon calendar we are sure you will all benefit.
Full Moon Calendar 2014
January 15th Full Wolf Moon 11:52 pm
February 14th Full Snow Moon 6:53 pm
March 16th Full Worm Moon 1:08 pm
April 15th Full Pink Moon 3:42 am
May 14th Full Flower Moon 3:16 pm
June 13th Full Strawberry Moon 12:11 am
July 12th Full Buck Moon 7:25 am
August 10th Full Sturgeon Moon 2:09 pm
September 8th Full Harvest Moon 9:38 pm
October 8th Full Hunter’s Moon 6:51 am
November 6th Full Beaver Moon 5:23 pm
December 6th Full Cold Moon 7:27 am
We recently returned from a visit to our factory in Taiwan where we were putting the finishing touches on Indie 4 and inspecting our first shipment headed for the German Market. We had some time to talk to the owner of the factory about manufacturing in Taiwan over a few cups of tea which is elaborately carried out at least two times a day. We thought it would be good to share why we manufacture in Taiwan when the majority of strollers are made in China.
The factory that we have been working with since we founded Bumbleride is a family run factory in southern Taiwan. The father and owner of the factory started in the stroller business in the early 80′s when his children were still young. Stroller manufacturing was booming at the time in Taiwan due to the quality of craftsmanship, which it is still known for today. In the 1990′s and into the early years of 2000 manufacturing was making a shift to China to save cost and although most factories moved to China they decided to stay In Taiwan. What we like about manufacturing in Taiwan is that unlike China where huge factories that encompass all production exist, in Taiwan our factory uses over 50 local subcontractors who specialize in their field and thus support the local economy. Also, Taiwan is known for its performance bicycle manufacturing with many of the major factories based there. Because of some of the parallels in components, engineering and design we find we are able to leverage not only these but the highest level of production quality. We also make sure we save time to have a few local little ones stop by for product testing.
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/.
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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/.
We are finding that the video “Ward Miles – First Year” doesn’t need an introduction. It is simply a beautiful recording of a families love and pain that went along with the premature birth of their son. Benjamin Miller, Father to Ward Miles and Filmmaker, composed this video of their sons first year of life and gave it to his wife on her birthday. He also beautifully stated his appreciation for all the hardworking NICU doctors and nurses, “I want to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff all over the world that make it their life’s mission to help babies get better! It’s because of you that my son ever stood a chance to make it home!”
We promise this touching video will have you smiling in the end.
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?