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Bugaboo Bee5 or Chameleon

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Meganlee33 Fri 20-Oct-17 19:51:53

Hi there,

I'm struggling to decide between the Bugaboo Bee5 or Chameleon. I've read loads of reviews about each of them, and have actually ordered the Bee, but I'm starting to think I should have opted for the Chameleon.

The main reason I chose the Bee was that it folds in 1 piece, however in reality I'm not sure how often we will actually need to fold it - I don't have a car or need to negotiate stairs. So it will only be when we travel that we fold it - I also don't mind purchasing the Bugaboo travel bag for travelling. I also like the Bee it as it is slightly smaller and narrower.

The reason that I'm now questioning my decision is that I've read a few reviews stating the Bee is quite flimsy and not great on uneven surfaces. Being in London, I will need to navigate pavements, parks and roads most of the time.... also, I would like a buggy that can be used well into the toddler years and I believe the Cham is better for this.

Has anyone had both??? Which do you prefer?

I have a few weeks to change my mind (baby hasn't arrived yet!).

GhostsForge Fri 20-Oct-17 20:00:54

We are also in London without a car and had a Bee that did 4 and a half years of excellent service with one repair (the handlebar was slipping which I gather can be 'a thing'-towards the end it started going that way again). First child used it until 2 and a half and then went on the buggy board with smaller sibling in the buggy so it really did work hard before it finally gave out. We had a separate running buggy for proper off road stuff but day to day there was no issue with it being too flimsy, and its compact size was great on public transport. I would advise against getting the parasol though! smile (also you might find that you have to fold more than you think when out and about-we had to for nursery etc)

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