When you have a baby, you want what’s best for them, including the stroller they ride in. One such stroller is the Bugaboo Bee 3, a stroller that is quite pricey, and yet many parents will gladly pay that much if it means a high-quality stroller. However, does the Bugaboo 3 live up to its price tag, or should you stick with a more affordable stroller?
What Does The Stroller Have?
When you’re spending a lot on the stroller, it’s usually because the stroller has features that you can’t find in cheaper models. Alternatively, you may want a stroller that provides the smoothest ride and control possible.
The Bugaboo Bee 3 boasts a large size, and it’s quite lightweight too. Being a little under 20 lbs., most parents can carry and control this stroller with ease. It boasts four wheels, all with their own suspension, and the handling is smooth.
You can adjust the seats as well. You can change its direction, and it’s so easy to use as well, with you switching the seat’s full-back as your baby grows and needs more space. Other strollers make it a hassle to change the seats, but not the Bee 3. also, it’s easy to recline as well, with three positions. However, many find that only three options is limiting and not good for strolling. However, there are positions that are good when the baby is sleeping.
What about storage? The Bee 3 does have lots of storage, such as the under-seat basket. It allows you to carry quite a bit of supplies, but you may have to lift the seat when it’s facing away to access it. It’s easier for you to reach when the seat isn’t facing away, but we do wish that the basket was easy to access with either side.
There are handlebars you can use to steer, and it’s quite easy for you to do so. In addition, you can expand this stroller using bassinet attachments to help the stroller last longer for a growing child.
What About Assembly?
There’s some assembly required with the Bee 3. Some parents may roll their eyes at the thought of this, but luckily, the assembly isn’t too bad. The instructions are quite easy to follow, and everything clicks in place like it should be. It shouldn’t take you not more than 20 minutes to put this stroller together, and it’s quite durable once you do so.
You want storage that is easy to fold and collapse when you’re traveling. Luckily, the Bee 3 is quite easy to fold and store. However, you may need a couple of hands to do it, which may be annoying when you have a baby in one of them!
How Good Does It Run?
Perhaps the biggest question a parent may have is how does the stroller run across different terrain? Not every terrain is going to be a smooth sidewalk. Sometimes, you may run into the dirt, or a building. With carpets that are low pile and hardwood floors, it does run as smooth as butter. You can turn it smoothly and in a way that your baby won’t notice. It’s quite nice, and you’re going to love every bit of it.
What about for a bumpy path in an urban environment? Sadly, this is where the Bee 3 falls a little bit. With an uneven surface, the Bee 3 does falter a bit and makes it harder to control when there are bumps along the way, which is quite unfortunate. Not every stroller ride is going to be smooth, and the Bee 3 doesn’t seem to account for that.
What About Color?
For some parents, color doesn’t matter. The parent just wants a stroller that runs well, and they don’t care what color it is. However, other parents may want a color that is stylish and looks good. Luckily, the Bee 3 has color combinations for all the parts, and there are over 64 combinations to choose from. With so many colors, there’s going to be a color for every parent out there.
Also, they have different themed colors, and some of them are a limited release. Try them all out, and see which one works best for you.
Is It Worth Buying?
You may wonder if this stroller is worth the pretty penny it comes with. For some parents, it’s worth every penny. For other parents, it’s a bit expensive and not worth it. It’s very sleek, comes in a variety of colors, and is great to handle.
However, if you live in an environment that is bumpy and uneven, this stroller does fall apart and may not be worth the money. There are cheaper models available that are better for off road.
The good of the stroller is that it’s easy to assemble, rides smoothly, cleans easily, and comes in a variety of colors and designs for picky parents. You can tell that a lot of effort went into its design.
The bad of this stroller is that it’s terrible for uneven and bumpy rides, and the recliner isn’t as good as it should be. The recliner should allow for more positions, but none of them are really that satisfying. Also, the canopy does lack a window, which some parents may not like.
The Bee 3 is expensive, with some models online going for as much as $800+! For many parents, it’s just not worth it for what you get. If you’re able to find a cheaper one, then it may be worth the price, but if you live in a place with uneven terrain, it’s especially not worth it.
It’s a high-quality stroller, however, so many parents may still want it. It does have a lot of good with it, but we don’t think it warrants the price tag. However, you are welcome to try it out for yourself and see if you think it’s right for you.
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