One of the most ingenious inventions to come along in the last 20 years, the buggy board has revolutionised the way we can get out and about with our growing families.
Allowing your little one to hop on board when their feet get tired, while their sibling is pushed along in the pram, a double buggy is no longer needed. Generally suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old, this simple accessory is all you need to make life easier.
Although most buggy boards are available as a separate accessory, some are already cleverly integrated into some of the world’s leading pushchair brands.
So, which one is best for you? We’ve rounded up a selection of integrated and non-integrated buggy boards for you to see which set-up is right for you.
Right off the block, the traditional stand on platform style buggy board is a tried and tested favourite amongst parents. Simply attached behind the lower chassis of your pram, buggy or stroller a platform buggy board is a good solution for tired little feet to have a rest as you push.
Originally launched in 1995, the Lascal BuggyBoard helped to shape the industry. Working as a simple step or platform for your little one to hop on to when their feet get tired, the Lascal BuggyBoard has stood the test of time with its superior innovation.
Designed with the adventurous child in mind, the 2-in-1 buggy board is an excellent addition to your set-up. A scooter on its own, your little one can build up their confidence as they ride alongside you and their sibling.
Mountain Buggy has lead the charge on creating the industry’s first “click and go” scooter and buggy board with the Freerider. Transforming from stand on board to scooter without any tools, the Freerider has become an instant top seller and parent favourite.
Created with an older child in mind, the Freerider can take up to 50 kg/110 lbs as a scooter and up to 20 kg/44 lbs as a ride-on board.
The Adaptive Buggy Board
Feeling comfortable can be the dealmaker or dealbreaker when it comes to a day out with the kids. Fortunately, the clever bods in the industry came up with the groundbreaking sit and ride buggy board.
Designed with smaller children in mind, the adaptive buggy board often has a harness system in place with ample arm, back and leg support. So, your 6 month old can feel safe and secure while being pulled along behind their sibling.
Some of the top sellers include the innovative Buggypod Perle which simply clips onto the back of your pram so your little one can ride along in comfort. The Perle also works as a booster seat when you want to enjoy a meal in your favourite restaurant!
If you prefer the platform option, the Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi Plus offers a saddle seat for your toddler to sit down while you are out and about. Other top sellers include the Bumprider Sit Stroller Board and the Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board.
The Integrated Board
Hassle-free and compact, the integrated board is innovation at its finest. Designed as part of the buggy or pram, your child can hop on board with ease and not get in the way of you walking too.
2017 marked the launch of the iCandy Orange, and the buggy board industry was changed forever. With its bold style and iconic iCandy design, the iCandy Orange is as trendy as it is practical. Converting into a double or twin pushchair if needed too, the iCandy Orange is a top choice for the growing family.
iCandy followed up its landmark iCandy Orange with the iCandy Lime. Like the Orange, the Lime has an integrated stand-on platform for your little one to hop on board behind the carrycot or pushchair. Built to support children up to 5 years old, the Orange and the Lime are simple solutions to your daily on the go needs.
With other integrated board pushchairs like the Grace Duo available, your perfect buggy board is within reach.
Time to find the perfect buggy board? Getting the right buggy board to help your growing family move around safely isn’t as hard as you think!