It’s been a sad week as we finally returned the Bugaboo Bee we had on loan. I loved that buggy so much! I would definitely buy one if Little Sis was younger but she’s keen to walk rather than sit these days. Fortunately for me she does still need a buggy – where would I put my shopping if I didn’t have one!?
We were sent some fun citygrips from choopie who create innovative, affordable and stylish products that make life easier and brighter for
Citygrips are soft, stylish and comfortable grip covers which slip onto any pushchair or buggy’s handlebars, preventing and protecting against everyday wear and tear. You can avoid grimy, sweaty hands with durable and easy-to wash citygrips. They are:
- Easy to attach
- Fits all handlebars
- Made of plush durable material
- Stylish patterns make your pushchair stand out
- Protects grips from wear and tear
- Machine wash and dry
We chose the citygrips in classic chevron pink as I knew Little Sis would love the colour and design. As soon as they arrived I put them straight on our pushchair and they have really given it a new lease of life. I like the idea that they will give the handlebars some protection too and these would have been a lifesaver on our Phil and Ted’s as the handlebar disintegrated within a couple of months of use.
Citygrips come in two styles, for pushchairs with a singe bar (like my Britax Affinity) or double bar (like our old Mamas and Papas pictured above). For more information take a look at www.citygrips.com
As you know we were lucky enough to be lent a Bugaboo Bee to help us during our Summer Bucket List. Our summer isn’t over yet as the toddler doesn’t start nursery until the 26th so we’re still busy going out and about.
Little Sis sleeping
I absolutely adore the Bugaboo Bee, as I knew I would. Most of my NCT group had one, but we were sensible and bought a second hand Bugaboo Cameleon, which I adored at the time. Anyway, I thought it might be useful to compare the Bugaboo Bee and Bugaboo Cameleon.
The Bugaboo Cameleon comes with a carrycot and seat and can also be used with many carseats which means it is suitable from birth. You can choose the wheel set-up which means you can adjust it to your terrain. I never really needed this on the streets of London but it was useful on the rare occasions we went to the beach or for a walk in the muddy countryside. I used it a lot on public transport and never had a problem with getting on buses or the tube. It also folded really well and fitted comfortably in our car boot.
When my son was about 1 we bought a Maclaren which a lot of our friends were doing, but we continued to use both prams until we ordered a Phil & Ted’s when Little Sis came along.
The Bugaboo Bee has some of the same features (compatible with many car seats, adjustable handlebar, multiple seat positions, easy to use brake, simple fold mechanism and suitable from birth) but is smaller and lighter. Many of my friends used their Bees until they no longer needed a pushchair, although particularly long children look a little strange when sitting squashed up against the hood!
Both have great storage potential but for me the Bugaboo Cameleon wins. They are both brilliant, and I love the fact they are easy to customise and you can buy accessories for them, but the Cameleon is a lot sturdier and hard wearing. I have messy children and I just found the Cameleon was easier to keep clean and really suited our lifestyle. I can imagine if you don’t have a lot of space then the Bee would be perfect, but if you have room then buy the Cameleon!
A couple of weeks ago I was offered a Bugaboo Bee to help us complete our Summer Bucket List. You may remember I had a much-loved Bugaboo Cameleon so I was delighted to try the Bee.
Although we haven’t been very successful in ticking things off our Summer Bucket List we have been out and about every day with the Bugaboo Bee.
We’ve been on the tube.
We’ve been on the bus.
We’ve pounded the local streets and loaded it down with some fab vintage finds. We’ve been to the park, visited friends, and slept.
And slept some more.
It’s fair to say that Little Sis is loving her new ride. As soon as she saw it she jumped right in and has been more than happy to be pushed around in it.
What’s not to love – height adjustable handlebar, reversible seat unit with 3 tilt positions, compact and easy to fold and wheel swivel through 360 degree. Slow down summer, I need to hold on to this one a bit longer!