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Bugaboo bee or City Mini Jogger ?

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Sumi76 Tue 31-May-11 11:55:46

I live in the city and have finally shortlisted these two options for my new born baby due in september. Can someone pls advice me which one would be a better buy ?

5inthebed Tue 31-May-11 12:34:00

I'd say Bee as it is more snug for a newborn. I would think the BJCM backrest would swing too much when reclined with a newborn in.

Unless of course you were going to get a carrycot, then I'd cay BJCM.

Both are good prams though.

BsshBossh Tue 31-May-11 14:35:02

I have no experience of the City so my opinion and experience is biased. I live in London and love my Bug Bee (though DD is now 3 and walking much more so outgrowing it now). From birth the baby nest was snug and papoose-like and the Bee lies flat so it was perfect for my newborn. Then when she got older we switched it around so the buggy faced away from me and DD could see and engage with the world.

I've found our Bug Bee to be extremely nimble - easily does 360 degree turns in tight spots even when I'm using one hand. Narrow enough to fit through Tube turnstiles, on escalators, small shop aisles. Folds easily. Light enough (^for me^) to carry up and down stairs myself if there's no one around to help me. Extremely sturdy - if I was having another baby then I'd easily be able to get another few years use out of it. Excellent brake.

Oh, and it looks gorgeous! Men in particular seem to like pushing it (male friends and DH) (disclaimer: it's not pink) and admiring it.

BsshBossh Tue 31-May-11 14:35:54

I meant to say "I have no experience of the City Mini Jogger" (of course I have experience of the city, as I live in London!).

CakeJunkie Tue 31-May-11 16:21:24

We've got a BJCM and have used it from newborn. The backrest didn't swing at all, and the hood is brilliant for sun protection and promoting naps. However, DS did look very tiny in it for a while (and he was 8lb10 at birth, so not a small baby!) We ended up buying a sheepskin liner and a headhugger to keep him comfortable. However, given its price, we didn't resent these additional investments too much

In terms of use in the city, it's very nimble, brilliantly easy to get on/off buses and trains , and people who helped me carry it on stairs in the tube commented on how light it was (I've got a bad back, so single handed pushchair lugging just isn't an option!)

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