bugaboo camelon do you rate yours?

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  1. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    ok ladies it seems the choice is down to the bugaboo cam and the icandy peach

    both fit in the car


    how long have you had your cam?
    how long was lo in carrycot
    is carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping
    pro's for the bug
    con's of the bug
    how much did you pay and what was in your package
    do you regret getting the bug
    how long have you been using it and how long do you think it will last
    what is it like over rough ground



    sorry to go on a bit

    thanks ladies
     
  2. rach321

    rach321 Well-Known Member

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    I had mine for 2 years really really loved it - was heartbroken to sell it when DS2 came along!
    DS1 was in the carrycot for about 4 months but he was ridiculously long so I'm sure most people would get more use out of it than I did.
    The carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping - we used ours instead of a moses basket before DS1 moved into his cot.
    Pro's
    V comfy
    You can change the colour scheme if you really want to
    Easy to adjust seat
    Compatible with maxi cosi car seat
    Will last a long time
    Puncture resist tyres
    Adjustable suspension
    All of the fabric is machine washable
    Con's
    You have to take the seat unit off to fold it - so probably not suitable if you use a lot of public transport
    If you have a very tall baby you might have trouble using the hood when they get to about 2.5yrs old but that might just be me - my boys are stupidly tall!
    Think we paid about £600 and that was for everything except the footmuff.
    Have to say that I was put off by the price but after using it with LO I absolutely loved it and was heartbroken to sell it and get a PHil and Teds when number 2 came along.
    I used it pretty much every day for 2 years and it had plenty of life in it when I sold it on ( they have a very good resale value on ebay).
    Its pretty good over rough ground - I even used it in the snow, just switch the frame so that the big wheels are at the front and away you go!!
    Hope that helps.
     
  3. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    thanks a mill for your review, my god it was just so so light
     
  4. carly_mummy2b

    carly_mummy2b Vinnie's Mummy

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    You will not find a better pram than the Bugaboo!!
     
  5. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    what weight is the bug, as online i am gettin 8.9 for everything and 9.2 for chassis.....
     
  6. carly_mummy2b

    carly_mummy2b Vinnie's Mummy

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    Hmmmm im not sure never weighed it, but i can lift it in and out of my car with no problems and the steering is light as can be!
     
  7. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    ohh is see you getting married in 9 days... good luck!

    i noticed how light the steering was, did you ever compare it against other prams?
     
  8. GingerNut

    GingerNut Pregnant mum to Rosie

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    how long have you had your cam? 3 months! (we bought it when she was 8 months because previous buggies didn't work out)
    how long was lo in carrycot? never - see above.
    is carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping? yes, it has the right sort of mattress.
    pro's for the bug? It's brilliant! I love everything about it except that it doesn't convert into a double. I love that the seat and the handle can change direction, I love that it can handle very rough ground, I love that the seat is so upright and DD doesn't slouch in it, I love that it's very easy to push, I love the adjustable handle, I love the breezy hood that has windows so DD can look out, I love the window in the rain cover, I love that DD loves it and gets excited whenever she's put in it : )
    con's of the bug? It doesn't convert to a double. This is a big problem for me as we're ttc no.2 and I'm very sad that my beloved bug won't work for me for much longer. I love it that much!
    how much did you pay and what was in your package? I got it second hand for €400 - everything that's in the basic package plus a footmuff.
    do you regret getting the bug? I didn't till we started ttc. It's a gorgeous buggy and absolutely perfect for one child. I still don't regret it, I just know I'll have to rethink - again!
    how long have you been using it and how long do you think it will last? Only a couple of months but it's 4 years old and going strong, there's not a thing wrong with it. And the seat unit is good and big so it would suit DD for years to come.
    what is it like over rough ground? Absolutely great, we live in the country and it's been over rough paths, terrible roads, little rural tracks, chunky awkward gravel and across fields full of cows and it was always fine. With the big wheels at the front you'll get across anything.
     
  9. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    I have the Gecko (the only difference is that I don't have an adjustable handle) with Cameleon front wheels but I LOVE it!

    We didn't have it from birth so I've never used the carry cot, but it looks very comfy!

    Ours weighs 7.8kg, which is stupidly light compared to the 12kg Britax I had before. Would recommend!
     
  10. carly_mummy2b

    carly_mummy2b Vinnie's Mummy

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    It came down to a bug cam or an icandy peach and in the end the bug won, i think overall the seat unit looks bigger, and with the shiny handles etc it would stratch and go dull and i know that would annoy me, also i wasnt a huge fan of the colours of the peach.

    Plus as it said with the pros above i cannot fault it i love it! Also you dont have to buy the carry cot seperately as it comes as part of the package, unlike the icandy
    x
     
  11. skydragonfly

    skydragonfly Well-Known Member

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    I've had 2 cameleons for my children, and a ICandy apple, which was new out when I got it. I do a lot of serious walking and whilst the Bboo lasted and lasted the Icandy fell to bits after 7 months. Its folding mechanism collapsed, the seat unit broke, and I wore out the front wheels. Was very very unimpressed with it, and compared to the Bugaboo with a 30lb 12 month old in it is like a tank to push.

    I never thought I would have any more children, thats why I sold my Bugaboo but here I am with number 5 and another Bugaboo. Can't fault it. I walk at least 9 miles a day, it still looks as good as new. I can drag it over a shingle beach with no effort and it goes over the Derbyshire Peak district with no bother. It is still small enough to be fine in town and folds compact albeit in 2 pieces. It was about the only pram I could fit behind the 2 back seats of my Galaxy.
     
  12. Thegirl

    Thegirl Well-Known Member

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    how long have you had your cam?

    We've had it from birth

    how long was lo in carrycot

    I kept him in it for five months. He would have been happy in the pushchair bit before then but I liked the fact he slept longer if laying down.

    is carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping

    Yes

    pro's for the bug

    I love it. It's light, easily packed away, good for varried terains, can get different covers, can easily wash covers, so light to steer.

    con's of the bug

    The only bad thing I can think of is the shopping basket, can't use it on the pram as not very accessable.

    how much did you pay and what was in your package

    I bought it second hand from my friend who had only used it for a year. It was £650 new.

    do you regret getting the bug

    No. I love it.

    how long have you been using it and how long do you think it will last

    Been using it for seven months. It gets a fair bit of use both in walking and in being put up and down. It's not showing any problems yet.

    what is it like over rough ground

    Fine over rought ground, not too bumpy. Any steering problems just flip the handles and lead with the big tyres and there is no problem.
     

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