While I love babywearing, there are some occasions where I need a stroller. And to me, buying a stroller is the equivalent of buying a car! It’s a big investment and you want to make the right choice. Mike and I hemmed and hawed over all the different options out there… do we want all terrain wheels, or a city stroller; one with ample luggage space or one that’s compact and lightweight?
We avoided the decision altogether for the first 6 months of Griffin’s life by buying an inexpensive yet pretty effective stroller frame that his car seat easily plugged into.
But as Griff continued to grow, we knew we had to make a decision. So the research began. And it was frustrating. We couldn’t seem to find just the right stroller. Like Goldilocks, this stroller was too big, that stroller was too small, this stroller wasn’t good on multiple surfaces, and that stroller was just plain ugly. LOL!
And then…. Mike stumbled upon the Bumbleride Indie Natural Edition stroller. And like Cinderella, the shoe fit perfectly!
Here’s what’s so great about the Indie…
- It’s the only stroller you need from infancy to toddlerhood with a standard baby seat adapter
- It has an adjustable seat that gives you a lay-flat option (great for serious baby napping)
- It also has an adjustable leg rest for your growing baby and an adjustable handle bar for mom who’s 5’5 and dad who’s 6’1
- It has a large cargo space so mommy can run serious errands and store her stuff
- It has a serious canopy that gives you FULL sun protection
- It’s all 12 inch wheels and rear suspension gives you great mobility on everything from cement to stones
- Its front wheel locks, perfect for jogging. It also contains a jogging strap for greater flexibility
- It’s “lightweight” at 20 pounds compared to other jogging strollers
- It folds up and comes apart like a dream
- It’s designed in the USA and the company was started by new parents who knew what parents wanted in a stroller
In particular, the Indie Natural Edition, includes:
- 50% recycled materials are used for the stroller’s fabric
- 50% of the seating material is made out of temperature-regulating and eco-friendly bamboo
- Comes in a warm, chocolate brown and rich lapis blue color
My only complaint is that it doesn’t have a kick stand or some other type of apparatus that allows you to set the folded up stroller vertically. We installed a hook near our backdoor where we hang the stroller and solves this issue perfectly.
If you’re in the market for a new stroller, be sure to check the Indie Natural Edition. At nearly $500, it’s definitely an investment but it is the only stroller you need from newborn to toddler. Plus, we’ve seen firsthand how comfortable Griffin is in this ride. We love it. And we’re so very thankful to Bumbleride for the chance to try it out. Mama Natural gives it her seal of approval!