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bugaboo bee+ and micralite toro carry cot

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iloveshortshorts Tue 08-May-12 14:31:57

Just wanted to ask if anyone has used a micralite carry cot on a bugaboo bee+?

and if so would they have any pictures

I bought the bee with the intention of using the cocoon but I just don't think baby would be that comfortable in. I'm due in July and think the bee cocoon would be too hot.

Also where I could buy the carry cot for cheap as I am on a budget now.

What do you think please any advice very much appreciated smile

FannyFifer Tue 08-May-12 14:33:50

EBay. Although are you sure it will fit on the bee?

iloveshortshorts Tue 08-May-12 14:46:23

I read somwhere that you could use the maxi cosi car seat adapters to attach the carry cot.

I've checked eBay there isn't any near me that's suitable sad

khill3008 Tue 08-May-12 17:13:33

There are pictures of it here

iloveshortshorts Tue 08-May-12 17:31:54

Oh bugger I can't look at that link you just posted
My phone won't let me highlight it

Thanks for sending me it though I shall find a way grin

iloveshortshorts Tue 08-May-12 19:53:20

Just seen it looks good although the pictures are small, now I'm wondering if its the old bee or the new bee it fits
And also whether the new air flo toro carry cot will fit

khill3008 Thu 10-May-12 09:27:40

Yeah the pic is small, I cant see which bee it is, but the pic is from June 2011, I dont know anything about micralites, but if the carrycot you want is new, this is probably not it.

izz2009 Thu 10-May-12 09:51:09

Problem is they're popular item so they retain the price.

Not sure if any of these help. If you're looking for the complete pushchair & cot, then these seem about £50-£100 cheaper than most: click here

or kiddicare have a sale on, but not sure if they have what you want: click here

Hope this helps, Izz.

iloveshortshorts Fri 11-May-12 04:55:17

I think I would have to buy the carry cot and try it myself because the one in the pic looks the older version of the Toro not the new airflo one that's out now. confused
maybe I should just stick to the cocoon, seems like less hassle

hiltswaltb Tue 15-May-12 12:10:49

Hello. This might be of some help. I've just bought a second hand micralite toro carrycot in v good condition and fitted it to a bugaboo bee (pre-2010) so not thebee plus. I was sceptical it could be stable but actually it really is. It fits with the maxi cosi cabriofix car seat adapators for the bugaboo bee (original model).

I know the bee plus is a bit wider, so it would need trying out, but I think it could well work.

The reason it fits is that the micralite toro has the same adaptors for the carrycot and the maxi cosi carseat, so it clips on very well. The carrycot is a tight fit on a bugaboo bee, so the bee plus being wider could even be an advantage, but you definitely would have to try.

I also read the Quinny Dreami carrycot fits for the same reasons.

I used to find not having a carrycot and just having the cocoon a bit annoying with my first child due to the strapping in, which is why I thought it was worth trying the carrycot option this time. If the carrycot didn't work I was going to try a phil and ted's coccoon and put the straps round it. I carried my 1st child in a sling a lot at the beginning anyway and it's been a brilliant puschair for the last 3+ years apart from that and the lightweight and compact nature of it is great later on.

Long ramble, but hope it's helpful.

vendea1 Thu 24-May-12 20:09:17


I think I might be the original inventor of the bee + micralite toro carrycot combination, who wrote about it at the babycentre. it works well!

here are my pictures:

iloveshortshorts Fri 01-Jun-12 11:07:13

hi thanks for the info it has really helped, and the photos i can clearly see it fits lovely, now i have to find the right carry cot!
can i ask where you bought your carry cot from? because i can only see the brand new Toro carry cot on sites like kiddicare

thanks smile

SilverSixpence Mon 18-Jun-12 09:58:01

vendea1 can I ask, are your photos with the bee or the bee plus?

Mosman Wed 20-Jun-12 23:00:04

I did this with the Quinny carrycot too and whilst it works the part where the baby's head is is titled back at quite a slope, I never had the guts to put him in it.

iloveshortshorts Mon 25-Jun-12 11:31:02

Hi silver
I think the pictures vendea posted are with the bee plus due to the wheels on the buggy.

RecursiveMoon Mon 25-Jun-12 11:37:31

Hmm, I had the Bugaboo Bee cocoon - the whole top part of the cocoon can be removed, or it can be buttoned back by different amounts. I found it pretty flexible temperature-wise.

We had MaxiCosi adapters and a MaxiCosi carseat.

KateShmate Sun 08-Jul-12 20:47:18

If you are the inventor vendea I cannot even word my love for you!
I just couldn't put a newborn in a Bee+; and personally I found that even the cocoon wasn't enough.
The toro carrycot fitted perfectly for us, and just made it amazing.
I always said that the only negative thing about the Bee+ was that there was no cocoon, so after spending hours searching internet for a solution, I was so pleased that someone came up with it!
Its been quite a while since we used ours, but am always recommending it to people!

binkybonk Sun 06-Jul-14 14:25:55

Re animating a 'zombie thread' as they put it, to see if anyone has done this with the new air-flo carrycot?

minipie Sun 03-Aug-14 18:24:16

Binky I haven't done it with the air flo (my understanding is the air flo doesn't fit the same way) but I did it with the older micralite toro carrycot plus maxi cosi adapters.

I've still got the old style micralite toro carrycot which I don't need, if you are interested PM me.

Alib0bs Thu 14-Aug-14 21:31:42

Hi mini pie - is your toro carrycot still available? I am definitely interested if so! Thanks!

minipie Thu 14-Aug-14 22:39:45

Yes it is - sorry got to run now but pm me and I'll reply

Allanafarr1981 Sat 27-Sep-14 08:31:06

Hi, has anyone tried the toro airflow with the bee+ yet? I can't get hold of the older toro carry cot and would love to have a carrycot that works with my bee+ Baby due in 2 weekssmile I tried the buzz carrycot but although it fits on the adaptors it tilts backwards so baby would have its head lower than it's body sad

JoanneM82 Sun 28-Sep-14 10:53:20

Minipie - do you still have your carrycot?? May be interested!!!
Ta x

minipie Tue 30-Sep-14 17:38:45

Hi joanne think you PMd me, in which case I replied, but in case it was someone else - sorry I sold it to Alibobs already.

By the way, the old style Toro carrycot also tilts but the other way - head is a little higher - which was good for us as DD had suspected reflux.

Ihateparties Tue 30-Sep-14 18:09:36

If you buy britax car seat adaptors such as these then the britax carrycot also goes on. I'll add a photo link if I can find it, there are some good comparison photos of britax cot vs toro one.

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