This review of the Babybee Prams Rover 2019 is a reader review submitted by Kathryn.
Features we love on the Babybee Rover 2019
We purchased the new model Babybee ROVER in March to use with our 2 year old before swapping back to the bassinet for our newborn due later this year. To be honest, I was a little nervous about buying online, but based on the reviews we read and the upgrades they had made since the 2017 version we took the plunge and purchased. What I didn’t realise at the time was that they actually offer a free return policy, so if we’d hated it, we could’ve just sent it back for free….luckily this wasn’t the case for us though!
The Features We Love
The size and feel of the Babybee Rover 2019 pram was really surprising. It has the sturdiness of a big pram but then feels a lot more compact than I expected and is quite slim. Some prams I’ve pushed in the past felt like steering a tank and others like they were about to snap in half because they were so small and rickety. This one seems to be a great balance of lightweight and compact but sturdy enough to feel safe and secure.
The seat is really spacious – apparently they’ve increased the size of the seat from the last model and this one is really tall. My 2yo is taller than average and she still has room to grow. I also love that its at table height so I can use it instead of a highchair in cafes and restaurants. It doesn’t seem like a feature you’d necessarily look out for in a pram, but my last one was super low and getting her in and out with a bad back was a real struggle. This is a LOT easier.
The Babybee Rover pram is also just generally really easy to use. All of the features seem to have been designed on purpose to make it simple like the one hand seat recline and the pivot bumper bar. It’s also super easy to swap between seat and bassinet and the individual parts are actually quite light to lift.
You can buy adaptors to fit the Maxi Cosi range of car capsules, but I already had another brand from my first which it wasn’t compatible with. It would’ve been nice to have a larger range of compatible capsules.
Folding the Babybee Rover pram is also really easy. You can fold it with the seat on which I sometimes do when throwing straight into the car, but I generally find it easier on my back to take the seat off and lift it in two pieces.
The hood on the seat is massive and they include a UV cover for extra sun protection. I’ve only used this once – more as a cover from wind while my little one was napping than for sun but it would be great in summer to protect their legs.
Storage is awesome. The basket is big enough to hold my nappy bag and a couple of shopping bags, plus there is the pocket on the back of the seat as well as the bag for the handlebar which is SUPER handy.
The wheels are solid but spongey and seem to handle well on most surfaces we’ve been on. We spend a lot of time walking along our local creek and the wheels have performed really well. I also like that the tyres are puncture proof.
I haven’t used the bassinet yet but we set it up and it feels really lovely and snug, the fabric is really soft and just feels really luxurious. There’s a nice big panel that you can lift up for ventilation in summer which will be good for my springtime baby! The only complaint I have with the bassinet is the hood doesn’t extend like the one on the seat, but I’m just planning on throwing a muslin cloth over it like I did with my first pram.
Overall I’m extremely really happy with the Babybee Rover and can strongly recommend. Compared to my first pram it’s nicer to push, has a few extra features, heaps more accessories included and was almost $800 cheaper. And for such a bargain price, the quality seems to stand up. All the materials look and feel great and while I’ve only had it for 2 months it feels like it’s going to handle well. Only time will tell I guess! It’s also a really stunning pram and I’ve had multiple comments from people on the street.
We love our Babybee Rover, and if you’re considering, one just get it… you won’t be disappointed!
Please note: While every effort has been made to ensure the information in this review was accurate at the time of publishing – please be aware that this is the opinion of the reviewer and not written by Parenting Central.