Smooth to manoeuvre on a variety of surfaces
Range of pram accessories included
It’s okay, but not as good as reviews would have you believe
Pram is good looking, comes with a few nice accessories, customer service were prompt in responding to communication, and delivery was fast. However, having now used the pram, it isn’t as good as the online reviews made it seem. I suspect this is because prizes are offered for reviewing the product (e.g., after purchasing mine I was offered the chance to win the cost of the Rover for submitting a review). The frame is very easily scratched. The front wheels seem to get stuck sometimes, making steering difficult, even on extremely smooth surface...s. The brake also gets stuck and is periodically hard to depress. It is very difficult to manoeuvre the pram on terrain such as grass or unpaved paths, and the wheels do not easily glide over bumps on the footpath. The canopy is very short, so the sun will get on baby unless a cover is used (on the bassinet). The canopy also doesn’t ‘lock’ into extension mode very well, lacking tension (particularly when you use pram clips on it to hold on the cover you had to purchase for sun cover. It is very bulky and takes up a lot of space in the boot- if you have a small boot be prepared to have to put groceries in the back seat. The pram also lacks features such as an extendable UV hood, and a sleep safe bassinet. The storage below the bassinet is small, and cannot be accessed from behind (at least while using the bassinet), which is inconvenient. It cannot be pushed one handed should you want to talk on the phone while pushing the pram for instance. White is a bit of an unusual choice for the bassinet liner, as it immediately became stained (babies are messy!) and I had to purchase a liner to cover it. Being a first time mum, I didn’t know what to look out for in a pram, but I do now- wouldn’t buy the Rover again unless some changes were made.
Purchased in July 2020 for $899.00.
It's good but I wouldn't choose it again
I love the quality, the suspension, the way it glides easily over most terrains but I wouldnt get it again purely because of the hood. It is not a very long hood in comparison to many other prams. I always have to use a sheet to hang partially over the hood to block the sun out. The sun protector that the pram comes with blocks out the baby completely so baby can't see anything and parent can't see baby so I don't love using that. Im not sure if mine is faulty or if they are all designed this way but when I have the hood fully extended out, if ...I go over a bump in a footpath the hood will retract back one third. This just adds more of a problem to the already to short hood. I would love to see the hood redesigned to be longer and to be able to retract one side only back similar to other pram designs. This would mean no sheet would be nessasary. Other then that the rest of the pram is great.
Purchased in July 2020.
- Rover 2019
Nice but not perfect
I already had a new Steelcraft Agile Elite pram however I was unhappy with how little basket space that pram provided while in bassinet mode due to the seat being so low. I brought the BabyBee Rover thinking this would be much better, however it isn’t. There is a little more height available in the basket area underneath the bassinet but not $900 worth. I find the bassinet takes up soo much space in the car as it does not fold in any way. It only just fits in my boot (along with a few scuff marks to get it in) (Mitsubishi Lancer) the frame is a...lso quite awkward to fold, which leads to more scuff marks on the pram from the ground whilst fiddling around trying to do that too. The only reason why I chose not to return it or try to sell it on is I have found it handy to have 2 prams - one to stay in my car and another that can float around the house and go in my husbands car if needed. We use the Steelcraft Agile Elite pram for the house and going in and out of my husbands car as it is much lighter, compact and easier to fold. The Rover may become easier to use once we move on from the bassinet stage to the seat - but I will just have to wait and see when that time comes.
Purchased in September 2020 at BabyBee online for $900.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
From great to average.
It's a beautiful pram with simple functionality. Two biggest drawbacks: 1. The frame scratches way too easily. 2. The website doesn't accurately represent the height of the pram when seating toddlers. It's uncomfortable for them past around 1.5 years. Have a look at the photos of Emmy on the website for the height indication, poor kid is about to break her neck trying to fit into that pram.
Pram also creeks a lot and front wheels often have a mind of their own.
Overall I was really excited for this pram, but a year on and I'm not so sure anymore!
Purchased in June 2019 at Babybee website for $799.00.
A good pram with a few minor issues
This is a good pram which is sturdy, easy to collapse and generally handles well. I find with the seat in the parent facing position the steering is a little more difficult and I can't manage with only one hand for long as I feel the centre of balance is a little off. My other minor issue is that I find the basket in not easily accessible from behind the pram, only in front. While not a huge problem, it would be great if this were accessible from both aspects.
Purchased in September 2020 for $800.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Maybe I just didn't get lucky.
I was really looking forward to mine after reading all the great reviews. Wheeling around the house, yes great and the tall lady in the video demo makes it so easy to fold and carry but for someone just shy of 5 foot, I struggled to fold and lift and put into a small boot (in one piece). The first try in getting it in the boot of my car, I struggled to lift and fold at the same time and made a big scratch - which meant I could no longer return it. Also, the videos don't tell you that you can only fold away when the baby seat is facing forward. ...Mine also rattled as you pushed along the pavement. The hood doesn't extend as much as you would think and the open side panels that you can't close. Don't get me wrong, it's a great looking pram, ok for shopping centres but rattled along the pavement and other terrains like grass in the park. The brake is also not as easy to push down. Occasionally you need to move the pram forward/backwards slightly to get it to click in and out of place. The little covers for the safety belt kept coming off and was a pain to keep trying to put them back on and I have just done without them. I was really looking forward to my new pram but isn't as light and as easy to push as they show on the videos for a small person like myself. I would love a bit more extended hood, zip to close those open side panels on the hood, maybe 1 kg less in weight and not rattle so much. Still, does the job my baby seems comfortable in it and pretty good for the price. Bravo on shipping though. I paid extra for the express and received it earlier than expected.
Purchased in July 2020 for $799.00.
- Rover 2019
Love it! Not for everyone though so make sure it ticks the boxes you need
It's a sturdy,sleek and all round nice on the eyes.
It's pretty bulky when folded though so beware of space you are needing to fit it. It does come apart into two pieces though so that's super handy for splitting it up to maximize space at least.
The suspension is ok. Definitely better suited for smooth / solid terrains. The wheels hold up well no damage after a year.
The peep flap doesn't have a fastener or magnet blat all so it blows open in the wind letting cold air And light in.
The extendable handlebar is super handy. Being able to...retract it in tight spaces and for storage is also a plus. The pram liners are super soft and comfortable they are white / cream though so be prepared for staining plus side they are easily removed for cleaning
Purchased in April 2019 for $749.00.
Review collected in partnership with Babybee
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Good price but average pram. Too heavy, weak front wheels and not easy to carry it. We were expecting more for sure
Child comfortability 8/10
As a general result, other brands seem to be more reliable and that’s why you don’t see more babybee prams anywhere else.
I am starting to think that the reviews we read were not real as they were too good
Purchased in March 2020 for $800.00.
Disappointed with maneuverability,
Wheels are terrible to glide over anything uneven, even a very slight change in surface, this was my biggest issue. It's very squeaky which can be a bit annoying like listening to an old clapped out car, have only used on road and pavements. Features I enjoyed were being able to set the stroller or bassinet forward or rear facing and positioning of stroller incline/decline. The material is quite hard wearing also. But other features that need attention are the basket being too small and coming away from the pram when opening/closing. The canopy needs to be longer to cover bub when trying to sleep.
Purchased at Babybee for $750.00.
Good enough pram
Edit: sold the pram as soon as possible, the wheels started rattling and pram was pulling to one side of the road. Very poor quality pram
Rover '19 was the first pram that caught my eye when I found out I was expecting. I live in a rural area and needed pram with all terrain wheels, 4 wheel suspension and good SPF protection. Was a bit worried because ROVER hadn't come out yet, so kept looking for another pram that ticked all the boxes. After baby was born in June we still decided to try ROVER. I walk around 5-10km every day, on every surface. ...
Purchased in June 2019 for $749.99.
Exact same pram but cheaper from Baby Bunting called Panorama
I recently bought the Rover trying to support an Australia company but found the exact same product in baby bunting under another brand. I mean identical I put both prams side by side and the baby bunting one is $100 less. After reading the babybee website again, they are definitely not Australian designed, and they just import them from china. The lady in baby bunting told me yes other brands have it I guess I thought I would buying some unique.
Am I happy with the purchase, if you are looking for a cheaper pram that looks good, but slightly flimsy and bulky, then yes. However I wish I just saved $100 and went straight to baby bunting..
Purchased in March 2019 for $749.99.
Looks good, but functionally flawed
The suspension is good, and it performs well on different terrains. Baby is comfortable, although recline is awkward for sleeping with the knees raised above torso.
The liner keeps slipping down and won’t stay in place. The brake bar is in an awkward position and I keep kicking my toes.
It is still large when collapsed and takes up the majority of my car boot. Removing the seat prior to collapsing is awkward.
The covers on the harnesses keep sliding off.
It looks good and is made of good quality materials.
Purchased in August 2019 for $670.00.
Questions & Answers
I have a rover but expecting baby number 2 so looking into the duo.
My question is, will my rover seats fit into a duo frame? As I don’t want to double up if not needed.
Hi there! Congratulations with Baby #2 on the way!
Unfortunately, the Rover and DUO frames are completely different and the parts are not interchangeable.
Please us know if you have any other questions , we're here to help! :)
Can the bassinet part be folded down flat for better storage?
It sure can!
If you have a look at this video at around the 3:40 mark you will see the set up your bassinet portion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH5LaSg2V4g
If you do these steps in reverse you'll be able to pack your bassinet down for storage.
Please keep in mind this is out original ROVER2017 so there are some parts that are no longer included in the new models as they have been upgraded.
If you've got further questions you're welcome to email us any time on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, just wondering what the differences are between the ROVER 2919 and the new Rover 3 coming out soon? Thanks
The main differences are the built in UV cover in the bassinet and the easier access to the basket from the rear of the pram.
The price also increased by $50 for both the stroller only and stroller and bassinet sets.
Here is a link that will give you a full comparison between the ROVER2019 and the ROVER3 models. https://babybeeonline.com/pages/rover3
Get an answer from our members and Babybee representatives
- Newborn-friendly, and can be used by infants 0-4 years old
- Suitable for using as a travel system. If you purchase a bundle, this includes a compatible car capsule and adaptors, along with the pram. You can also purchase the compatible capsules separately, the range of which includes the popular Maxi Cosi Citi and Maxi Cosi Titan baby capsules.
- Lightweight and compact design weighs in at 10.9kg
- Choice of three fabric colours; grey, black and sage
- Includes several pram accessories with every purchase, including a UPF 50+ seat cover, rain cover, seat liner, harness covers, and a handlebar bag.
Points of praise for the Babybee Rover:
- The most outstanding feature that reviewers raved about was the easy manoeuvrability of this pram. One reviewer commented, ‘…I can literally move the pram with one finger. So smooth!’ while another stated, ‘A breeze to operate.’
- The lightweight design also made the Babybee a pleasure to handle on a daily basis
- The compatible capsule was straightforward and non-fiddly, with one reviewer commenting that it ‘clicks perfectly into the pram conversion brackets’
- Ease of assembly was appreciated by a number of reviewers
- For a four-wheeler pram, the Babybee Rover made small work of manoeuvring more left-of-field surfaces, including dirt tracks. It was described by one reviewer as being ‘farm-life tested.’
- Many reviewers appreciated the aesthetic of their pram, and were proud to display it in public.
All this praise can’t go unacknowledged. Accordingly, the Babybee Rover has won a 2021 Award for Best 4-Wheeler Pram. Its highest scores were awarded for its excellent manoeuvrability and value for money.
|Category||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers||4-Wheel Prams & Strollers|
|Suitable Age||0+ months||6+ months|
|Max User Weight||20 kg||20 kg|
|Bassinet Compatible||Yes (Included)||Yes (Sold Separately)|
|Capsule Compatible||Yes, with addition of adapters||Yes, with addition of adapters|
|Features||Arm Bar, Height-Adjustable Handle, Locking Front Wheels, Suspension and Under-seat Storage||Arm Bar, Locking Front Wheels, Suspension and Under-seat Storage|
|Weight||13 kg||11 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Folded Dimensions||45 x 58 x 87 cm||50 x 58 x 78 cm|
|Release date||Mar 2019||Jan 2017|
|Discontinuation date||Mar 2019|
|Replaced by||Babybee Rover 2019|
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