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Bee 5?

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MyCatLikesToSitInBoxes Sat 04-Mar-17 21:20:32

I have a chameleon 3 which I love but it's getting quite heavy and cumbersome now that dd is 10 months old. I'm thinking of selling it and buying a bee 5. Does anyone have one yet? It has anyone replaced a large travel system with a bee 3/5?

We may have a second child but I think I wouldn't bother with a full travel system again - so does a bee work well from birth?

How does it manage cobbles or gravel paths? Does the basket fit a reasonable amount of shopping?

AlphaMama Fri 31-Mar-17 16:55:51

I might be too late but just saw your post...

I've had a Bee for three years and love it. But, it is hopeless off the beaten track in deep mud for example, it's just not built for off-roading. Cobbles can be a struggle now DD is bigger (just turned 3). The swivel wheels at the front get stuck if they're particularly big gaps between the cobbles and it can be a real effort if it's a whole street of cobbles with no other options.

But, if it's a case of quickly crossing over a cobbled road, it's light enough that I can lift the Bee up and down stairs (for example) on my own with my daughter in it (I'm only 5ft tall, so I'm not a Michelin man or anything!). So when you're in a tight spot, or just can't shift the wheels for whatever reason, it's dead easy to pick up and shift.

But we had it from birth with a cocoon and were very happy with it. There was room inside the cocoon for a blanket as well.

Basket is a bit smaller than I'd like tbh. But it fits either 1 Tesco plastic bag of shopping underneath, or all your gubbins for the day - change of clothes, lunch box, wellies, etc. But you can't fit gubbins and a bag of shopping. My friend has a Cameleon and her's is definitely better from that perspective.

minipie Fri 31-Mar-17 16:59:40

Bee works well from birth. But utterly useless for cobbles or gravel. Basket is ok, wouldn't call it huge. For big baskets look at Uppababy or Easywalker.

MyCatLikesToSitInBoxes Sat 01-Apr-17 09:42:18

Thanks both. I decided to go for it in the end. I bought a second hand bee 3 and I absolutely love it so far.

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