I know it’s CHILLY today in most parts of the country but trust me, it cannot last forever! Spring officially starts this week and we are all dying for it! I cannot wait…no, I.NEED…to get out with our stroller and do some major bonding with the little ones and power-walking for the body.
Received this beautifully written Summer Travel road-block solution checklist from Bumbleride recently that I just had to share. If you are in the market for a stroller, this is sure to help! And now is the best time to snag a stroller you will fall in love with and use it all Spring and Summer long!
Skip 5 Common Summer Road-Blocks with Bumbleride Strollers
Summer’s travel itineraries and outdoor adventures can raise a few stumbling blocks for new parents. Bumbleride offers simple solutions to five common challenges so that families can relax and have fun in the sun.
1. Bumpy Roads. Solution: All-Terrain Abilities
Venturing into the outdoors can pose a challenge for new parents—that is, unless they have an all-terrain stroller equipped to handle coastal adventures and bumpy forest paths. Bumbleride’s all-terrain Indie stroller (retail: $499.99), features an in-line front wheel lock system for greater stability on uneven surfaces; a rugged rear suspension system; and sturdy, 12-inch pneumatic tires. A large, 45-SPF canopy, Bumper Bar, 5-point breakaway harness and wrist strap contribute to the smooth ride.
2. Over-Packing. Solution: Light, Tight Mobility
Need to lighten the load? Lose the extra weight (without sacrificing quality) and gain a compact frame and tight, convenient fold with the Bumbleride Flite stroller (retail: $269.99). At just 14 pounds, this go-to urban and travel stroller is built like a bird: feather-light, but engineered to face the elements and navigate city obstacles. Four tough wheels with dual front and rear wheel suspension and a front-access cargo basket make it ready for any outing, while a built in shoulder strap and slim, compact fold means it easily switches from street crossing to cross country road trips. For more packing power, stow the stroller in the Travel Bag, and add the Snack Pack and Diaper Bag to tidily tuck away essentials for the day (accessories sold separately).
3. Jet-Lag. Solution: On-the-Go Options
Baby’s sleepy, toddler’s cranky, and six-year-old is about to crash from a sugar high. The Bumbleride Indie Twin (retail: $729.99), a lightweight, yet rugged two-seater stroller, comes to the rescue with multiple options on the go. Reclining backrests and adjustable footrests allow both infants and growing toddlers to rest comfortably. When older kids tire of walking, the Mini Board (sold separately), a skateboard-style stand, provides a comfortable perch. And for infants, the Bumbleride Carrycot (sold separately) latches on, offering an extended canopy for cozy naps on the road. (Strollers also come with a car seat adapter).
4. Over-Ambitious Itineraries. Solution: Flexible Functionality
For an itinerary crammed with diverse activities—the amusement park, the nature walk, the boat tour—the new Indie 4 (available spring 2014; retail: $599; bassinet included), is essential. Compact and lightweight, yet designed with four rugged pneumatic tires and all-wheel suspension to handle any terrain, the Indie 4 stroller handles both urban and off-road stroller adventures with ease. With a space-saving fold and new automatic frame locks, it can stand on its own for convenient loading and stowing. Add the Snack Pack and Diaper Bag (sold separately) to stash snacks, toys and essentials for extended excursions.
5. Heat Stroke. Solution: Climate Control Features
When humidity nears 100% and glaring sun tires eyes and threatens sunburn, Bumbleride strollers provide a breath of fresh air. The 45-SPF canopy extends for shaded UV protection. “Green,” high-performance fabrics withstand the heat and sun: the 50% recycled PET exterior offers durability and lasting color, while the 50% sustainable bamboo charcoal interior naturally absorbs moisture and regulates temperature.