Yes, the Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is quite costly. (And yes, by the way, that is the correct spelling, maybe not"chameleon" such as,y'understand the chameleon.) Nevertheless, while our Bugaboo Cameleon eventually broke after almost exactly four decades of nearly daily use, guess what stroller we bought to replace it? Another Bugaboo.
Why you are going to love it: The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a transformer which converts from a bassinet to a 3 position, dual-direction chair that can carry children from birth to age three.
Throughout its life span, our Cameleon logged over 2,000 miles by my estimation. That variables in a nearly everyday walk which has been more than just two miles long plus thousands of errands, museum and zoo visits, all-day trips through vacations, and so forth. We utilized our Cameleon five or seven days each week from the first days when our boy was born via the afternoon its fundamental locking mechanism snapped, making the chassis a fancy paperweight. All the years and the numerous miles help make the $1,200 price tag a lot easier to stomach.
We have always loved the huge storage bag that slings under the stroller and the adult's cup holder that clips onto the handle. And with practice, I learned to get the stroller disassembled and into its travel bag in about three minutes, a excellent source of daddy pride. (Dads understand what I am referring to. Moms, too.)
Pros: Great maneuverability, easy to accommodate varied configurations, smooth and responsive steering
Disadvantages: Very expensive, rather bulky
As for child comfort, this stroller is not easy to beat. The bassinet is heavy, softly cushioned, and can keep a baby warm and shielded from the sun. As a chair for toddlers, it can be outfitted with a snack tray and cup holder. The seat tilts to varying positions to allow a youngster to recline for a nap or sit up when they wish to see everything about them.
Now to be honest, even if packed down, this stroller is still fairly bulky. Again, yes, it's quite expensive. But I'll wager you also would think about purchasing another following years spent with your own first.
A post from Mother's Stroller Reviews claims the Cameleon's"maneuverability is absolutely great" and enjoys that"the all-terrain brakes are filled." And a survey of ratings left to the respected site Consumer Affairs revealed that the stroller comes with an average 4.5-star rating among its many satisfied owners.
The Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller is a superb selection for two main reasons: simplicity of use, and child comfort. While I say simplicity of use, I mean 2 things. First, it's very easy to maneuver, reacting even as you browse tight turns, trundle up or downhill, or push the stroller's foam-filled tires over demanding terrain. Second, the versatile, modular stroller is easy to configure in a variety of manners. The frame moves from a newborn's bassinet into an infant's chair to some toddler-sized installation in only a couple of minutes.