Getting a stroller is like picking out your child’s first car. We took the Bugaboo Bee3 out for a “test drive”, fully kitted out with the latest handy accessories, and give you our review.
Strollers are the ‘cars’ that will take you and your little one places. That is why carefully choosing your child’s mini mobile is crucial.
Our family puts the Bugaboo Bee3 to the test and let our toddler enjoy a few rides, while daddy is free from babywearing her.
How do you choose the right stroller?
My active daughter has never been a fan of the strollers we got her. When we were test driving Bugaboo Bee3 and checking out its fancy accessories, we were worried how she’d take to it. But we’re glad to say that our worries were unfounded!
Here are some pointers we like to share with fellow parents who are on the lookout for a stroller:
#1: Pick a stroller that will take your child from infancy to toddlerhood
Unless you’re planning to own a few strollers, choosing one that can take you through your child’s growing years is certainly helpful to the pocket.
Bugaboo Bee3 is suitable for newborns – simply flatten the back rest or buy a separate bassinet for extra comfort.
Newborns can lay in a cosy bassinet from Bugaboo, and there are five beautiful colours to choose from – talk about customising the stroller to suit your style!
It’s also adaptable with baby car seat bassinets from Maxi-Cosi and Britax, both of which are highly popular among parents in Singapore. A separate adapter might be required, so do check with local retailers.
When your baby turns six months old, or when she is able to sit upright, put her on the Bugaboo Bee3 for a front-facing ride or parent-facing view, which can be easily done with the reversible seat option.
To switch views, lift the entire seat and turn it around. Always remember to do so without your child in it!
Unlike others, the beauty of the Bugaboo Bee3 is that it comes with extendable seat and height-adjustable backrest to accommodate your growing child. Even if your toddler wants to sleep in it, simply adjust accordingly to suit her needs. The solid back support will ensure comfort for the little one at all times.
#2: Safety first
The safety of your baby is always a top concern, and Bugaboo understands this.
Incorporating a five-point harness for the seated child, the four straps that make up the harness cross the child’s body to hold her in place—they’re easily clipped on but not easy for little fingers to remove.
When the stroller is stationary, simply step on the single foot break pedal to keep it from sliding forward or backward (e.g., on travellators). There’s no need to fumble with two separate pedals to lock the back wheels too.
The Bugaboo Bee3 accommodates the varying heights of adults pushing it. Find out what other functional accessories Bugaboo offers to keep your child’s ride a breezy one!