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i do need a bee dont i ??????????????/

(16 Posts)
Nicplus2 Thu 22-Sep-11 20:52:06

Am sure i do grin

Are they as rickety as the other bugaboos?? my sil has a chameleon or frog cnt remember and the handle doesnt sem very solid.

harrytrotter Thu 22-Sep-11 20:53:41

really really wanted one aswell, but google bugaboo bee wheel faults and it really put me off

MonkeysPunk Thu 22-Sep-11 21:29:51

Lots of people having wheely bad trouble with their bees currently...

millymae Thu 22-Sep-11 22:13:53

My advice is find an alternative - I've got one and wouldn't have another. The wheels drive me mad and the hood offers very little protection. I often wondered why so many people hung a muslin or something similar over it, and now I know why. I'm not even sure that they're that comfortable for a tiny baby.............

If I'm being truthful I was taken in by the adverts and spent more time worrying about the colour than the practicalities. Now that I've used it for a few months I've come to the conclusion that I could have bought something better.

thesurgeonsmate Thu 22-Sep-11 22:20:57

My view is that it does what it's meant to do - it's teeny tiny, manouverable and lightweight with a one piece fold. I am happy as can be about that aspect of it, which was important to me. It has a good basket. I was perfectly happy when baby was new, I'm getting a bit puzzled now that she's 1 yr+ about whether she's comfy and whether there are any adjustments I could or should be doing. (The manual is a bloody outrage.) But I'm still thrilled when I have to heft it.

Snackbag Thu 22-Sep-11 22:23:23

I love my bee (an original, not a bee+) and my 2 year old is still fine in it. Never had any wheel issue either... Will have to go and google and see what the problem is!

Honeydragon Fri 23-Sep-11 22:43:32

I am getting the new Bee+ wheels on Monday, that are meant to rectify the issue, I will report back here to let you know.

Truthfully, if you end up with one with dicky wheels it is an issue. But its such a fantastic stroller, I really hope they can overcome it.

Nicplus2 Tue 27-Sep-11 21:12:52

what is the wheel issue??

Tiggywunkle Tue 27-Sep-11 21:14:52

Have you seen the new Babyzen YoYo? It looks very like a Bee with a teeny tiny fold.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 27-Sep-11 21:16:16

Yup, I love my Bee, looking forward to using it again with dd2.

suzie38 Tue 27-Sep-11 21:16:48

They were jamming and having a life of their own...Caused a nasty accident for someone on this board sad

Honeydragon Wed 28-Sep-11 13:02:01

It was me, ended up tipping with dd in. Bugaboo have been excellent and taking it it very seriously, as it is mostly a performance issue, rather than safety.

I received a new chassis and more importantly the new wheels on Monday. So far they are much better. When pushed empty and at speed there is still no shimmy.

If I were buying one I'd be making sure I got one with a 2011 manufacture date on. If you do get shimmy they will send you washers/new wheels straight away.

We were very unlucky, and I'll update on the wheels if I do encounter and issue, but , touch wood, they are vastly improved,

Purplebuns Wed 28-Sep-11 13:10:43

I have loved my bee, the handle doesn't move like the cameleon does. I am waiting for a new chassis as mine has started to rattle (works fine) but Bugaboo are sending me a new one anyway. I have had mine for over a year now and it is great.

Serendipity11 Wed 28-Sep-11 20:43:21

We had an all black Cameleon that was getting heavy, so we trade it in for a lovely Bee+ - no faults here, well and truly love it.

nicolamumof3 Fri 30-Sep-11 09:55:44

I bought my bee+ in Feb I am yet to use it, as dd is still on 10weeks old and not keen on it for a newborn.

I seriously hope the wheels aren't an issue with mine, as it will be my only pushchair when i give up using micralite with carrycot..hmmm maybe i should test it out now?

suzie38 Fri 30-Sep-11 19:40:07

Yes i'd test it out, so at least you've got time if it does need new wheels before you need to use it properly.

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