Excerpt: Pros: Light to push and steer Big hood to shade from sun Fairly big basket Adjustable handle great for small car boots/bus Parent and forward facing Adjustable seat base for growing child Cons: I found it to feel quite cheap and rickety - very suprising considering the price Always had to remember to put the break on when I wasn't holding it as it would 'wander' off in the slightest breeze , quite scary if a small baby was in it!
Excerpt: We bought the Bee after reading many positive reviews. We put a lot of thought into it given the incredibly expensive price tag and for the first few months, it was amazing. I loved this pram, it moved through London with ease and is so light. However, I am massively disappointed. We have had to replace pretty much the entire pram. It is shoddy and dangerous. Everyone I know with the Bee has had the 'shimmying' wheels. You can't push it forward, let alone run for a bus.
" I bought this buggy new in June 2008 for newborn…"
4 July 2011
Excerpt: I bought this buggy new in June 2008 for newborn DS1 and loved it. Easy to push, lies flat, snug, etc. Unfortunately in the last 6 months (since I started using it mainly for DS2 and just out of warranty) the handle clips on both sides have broken which means that the height adjuster is knackered and requires duct tape to stop it sliding about. This is (according to a quick Google) not an uncommon problem.
Excerpt: I hate my bugaboo bee. I have the first model and understand that it has been greatly tweaked since then but I've had it two years and it's had to have three major repairs (one new seat unit, two new frames) and yesterday the back wheel fell off! I bought it because I liked its looks, it was parent facing and it was lightweight. The weight was very important to me because I have to lug it up and down five stairs to my front door.
Excerpt: I love my Bee.... in spite of itself. 1) The brakes are a disaster. I am on my 3rd replacement chassis and again the brake only works on one side - if I let go on a hill the buggy careers off in a spinning motion. But I have heard tell that Bugaboo have solve this problem with the newer batches. 2) The folding mechanism is clunky and stiff and sticks in the middle of its action. My first chassis wouldn't fold at all.