I had a c-section and during the early months, I found the pram was just way too low which meant a lot of bending down. I would had loved to purchased a higher pram so when I go out to cafes the pram can just act as a high chair. No bending required
Purchased in October 2016.
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- Bee 3
- Verified purchase
Save your money and buy something else
The pram is a good size, great attachments like the skateboard if you have a toddler. But for the price you pay, the quality is not great at all. Within 1 year of use, cover faded, seat liner started pilling and fraying. Then when my baby grew taller and we needed to extend the backrest, we found the backrest faulty and it wouldn't click in place so it would keep sliding down and sitting on toddler's head. Then you want to make a warranty claim and it's been too long since purchase (though the back rest you would not have had to use until the b...aby was tall enough) so not sure how that works. Honestly for the trouble and the service and the quality, you can pay the same money on another pram and i'm sure all of the above would be alot better.
We purchased this second hand as a third pram to keep in the car and for travel and it is by far the best we have had! So easy to use, fold, best sun protection, light and much better suspension than our big pram! Wish we bought bugaboo from the start!
Purchased in January 2017 for A$250.00.
Lightweight and steers beautiful
I bought this second hand from gumtree. I had researched that this wasn't as old as other bees. For a preloved stroller it has aged well, with only minor scuffs and marks.
Compared to other lightweight strollers I've owned (maclaren, mountain buggy swift) this by far is the easiet to steer and is very comfortable to push, fold and the baby looks comfortable. THe hood is low so therefore gives good sun coverage. The basket underneath is easy to access. My only criticism is that bought brand new they are not holding the value as well as they use to and the accessories are expensive.
One of my best investments
The buggy on a whole is very sturdy and small, you don’t have to wrestle your way through shops, cafes, or even on the bus, but the seat is bigger than average ones out there I’ve noticed (and me worrying I was having a 10lb baby) seat size was important.
It’s lightweight (i used to break it down and carry the seatless frame over 1 shoulder and car seat with my son init with my other hand down the stairs at the tube stations when there was no one to help me down)
Folds down really easy (no need to take seat off) and takes up littl...e space, really compact, Its been on holiday with us too, (America, Dubai, Turkey and Mauritius), even on these long haul flights my buggy came back undamaged! I refused buy another stoller for holidays instead I bought a bugaboo transport cover which fit in like a glove, no space to move about in, and the wheels pop out making it look like a hand carry case After 3 years of having it, still no faults, still good suspension, everything works, it’s so easy to clean (my son vomited all over the seat once, it was easy to take the seat cover off and machine wash it, (i wash the hood and footmuff every 3-6months and they come back looking all new) I didn’t mention the seat belt are not them annoying buckles that you have hold all 4 pieces together to close, that can be hard work with a fussy toddler. Raincover isn’t flimsy either and secures on well Cons:
Easy to use excellent for small cars and the canopy has great coverage only thing i would complain about is the price of all the add ons it does get expensive and they come with no belly bar
Great pram though with its adjustable handle
I dont regret buying it at all
Okay for smaller child.
I got this pram for my first baby and used it with the bassinet for the first few months, then with the seat up till my son was around 7 months (I sold it after this).
Keeping it simple..
- small pram, great for shops/cafe’s that don’t have much room.
- folds up small, takes up very little space in the boot.
- pram is super light weight.
- smooth ride in metro areas (smooth paths, shopping centres etc).
- seat almost fully reclines.
- hood is extendable and provides excellent coverage.
I love my Bugaboo 3! We have had it for a little over a year now and I would buy one again and again! It folds/ unfolds so easily and I love that it is a compact pram with the ability to have the seat switched between facing parent or not.
I also find it fantastic that the canopy can be switched between a range of other colours on the market if you start to want to change the style of the pram. It is definitely a pram made for urban use as it struggles to move over bumps in the terrain so that's probably the only thing consumers should keep in mind.
- Bee 3
- Verified purchase
Easiest pram I have ever owned
The best pram I have ever owned, so light weight, was very easy to fold, one fold motion, very easy to maneuver as it was so light weight yet very sturdy. I would recommend the bee 3 to everyone if I could. Even better you have endless amounts of hoods to pick from to make your pram even better.
This simple, intellegently designed pram is great if you have issues with space in the boot of your car, travel loads or just don't want a heavy, wide berthed pram to have to try and navigate through busy city streets or the shopping centre. Easy to fold, unforld and carry. My only little thing is it's difficult to spin the seat position around from front to back the first few times you do - there's knack to it
Can live without it!!!
I never thought about buying a bugaboo in fact I secretly laughed at people who did for spending so much money on a pram. One meeting with other mothers where one of them brought in a bee changed my mind forever. I was in awe seeing how sleek it looked and how small it is making mine look like a clumsy beast. As soon as hubby came home that day I announced that I was getting one too! The bee 5 is out but mine is a bee 3, you can still get one on the bugaboo website from their outlet store! My baby (3mth old) can sleep in it for HOURS. I love ho...w it can be parent or front facing and has so many recline positions. It's small size is a huge plus - I can walk around inside busy shops/cafes quite freely which I couldn't do with the previous pram. the bugaboo bee is so simple to fold, sturdy, functional, yet relatively light. It is the perfect city pram I love it!!!
It is comfotable
It is easy to control and push, it is very comfortable for baby sit and it is easy to close and open, the colour are lots of to choose, and all of them are beauty, one more nice thing it can be connect with a chair to sit for another child
Great for city life
Very easy to fold and move
Best bugaboo because it's 1 piece and has withstand a few overseas trip.
For new born I would recommend the cocoon to make it more comfortable
It's been discontinued but it's still a good choice....bee5 has gone more up market and the price is dearer
Perfect for city living
The Bee is robust and compact. It is easy to manoeuvre around the city and still strong enough to carry all of your groceries. Folds away easily for car, home or dining out. Good amount of storage space below (in use will impact ability to fold). High quality build like all bugaboo products. Definitely recommend!
I love this pram, it’s so easy to set up with a one piece fold. It’s easy to steer, the basket is a really decent size and can hold a lot. It’s really easy to carry, use and it’s held up really well. I use this for my 3 and 5 year old. They still fit really comfortably.
Best pram ever!
My bugaboo bee3 is the best pram out there! Its easy to fold, unfold and carry. I love some of the features this pram has to offer such as being able to choose what handle bar height i have espcially for a short person like myself, also love the fact my baby can fall asleep in the baby capsule and it becomes the main feature seat to my pram, i can customise my pram seat to any fabric i like and also love the cool attachments i can put on my pram such as snack trays, pram organisers, phone, cup,and drink holder and also custom pram hoods.
Can't even fold it away!!!
Not happy i purchased my bugaboo in Jan 17 and have only just started to use it with issues issues issues. I cannot even fold the pram to put it in my car to use it. The white button is faulty and doesn't go up. Considering I spent close to $1000 for this pram and the function to not be working properly is very frustrating having a 5 month old and not being able to use my pram what a joke. Quality Poor, can't fold!!!!
Lighter Pram And Easy To use
We had this pram for 6 months now, it is very light to carry around and easy to fold up. Good comfortable cushion for sitting & bassinet. Only drawback is that you need to buy a good canopy to protect baby from sun and wind. It can slide down 90% but there is still 10% left on it.
- Bee 3
- Verified purchase
First pram I purchased as a first time mum and I am quite impressed with the pram. It looks great and love the accessories that can be purchased but are they very expensive! The pram feels solid, sturdy and is easy to maneuver. Baby loves to sit in the seat and always seems comfortable. It's easy to fold however the frame is quite heavy when carrying it into the car. I have a SUV but when the bassinet and frame are in the car -- it does take up most of the boot space. When unfolding the frame it is a little awkward as if it just 'flips' out and...needs to be rearranged properly when on the ground. When bassinet is on the pram - you can barely fit anything into the under basket. Perhaps the bassinet needs to be elevated more so you can reach into it and store things underneath. This function of the under basket can not be used when bassinet is in use.
- Bee 3
- Verified purchase
Great everyday pram
My wife loves this reasonably compact pram stroller as it is light and folds easily. Build quality seems good. Is at home on sidewalks, the shops and manages little bumps in the park well. We bought it with the bassinet (extra cost) which feels very secure. Very happy overall with our purchase,
Questions & Answers
My bugaboo bee3 2015 model seat height always falls down? Am I doing something wrong??
Will a bugaboo plus sun canopy fit the bee3 pram??
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