If you're planning on adding to your brood, now is the time to think about how you're going to get around.
Is your toddler walking but not enough for long strolls? Don't want to buy a double buggy (or try and get it on the bus)?
Buggy boards are the perfect invention.
Ride-on boards, or buggy boards, clip onto the back of a buggy for your little one to stand on.
They are ideal for toddlers who are old enough to walk but need some help when they get tired.
What are the different ride-on boards available?
When trying to choose a ride-on seat for your little one, the choices can seem a little overwhelming. We've summed up the differences here:
- Stand-on platform: These attach to the back of the pram, allowing a child to stand up and ride along as you push them.
- 2-in-1 boards: These clever boards can convert into a scooter for tots who are looking for a bit more independence. They can also be great for the school run, as they mean you won't have to juggle carrying a scooter and pushing your baby on the way home.
- Adaptive buggy boards: These are great all-in-one products - they can be used as a stand-on platform and a small seat unit. These can change a single buggy into a double at a very low cost and are a great option if your tot is too old to warrant buying a double pushchair.
How age are they designed for?
Most of the ride-on boards on the market are designed for little ones between 6-months-old to 2-years-old.
What are the best ones on the market?
Check out some of the best and most innovative buggy boards on the market right now...
Amazon's number 1 best seller, the Bugaboo Cameleon Comfort Wheeled Board scores a lot of points being a secure adapter to your pushchair with a comfort board too.
This buggy board is cheaper than the others and a great choice for the family with two kids, as it has a standing board and a removable seat, so kids can sit and stand on the pedal.
One of the most popular choices for parents, Lascal's Buggy Board Maxi is a great choice for children aged 2-6.
It's easily attached to many different pushchairs and is easily maneuvered around corners or over bumps. You're bound to find this useful on those long family walks!
This added extra to the Lascale Buggy Board will make long journeys even easier. The little seat will prove a lifesaver on those arduous walks where your toddler can't take a step further without throwing a tantrum.
When they're too tired to stand and ride along with you on the board, add the seat for extra comfort. It might not be a necessity, but if you have a particularly fussy little one, it will make all the difference to afternoon strolls.
This particularly handy buggy board is big enough for a toddler to stand on but compact enough to not get in the way when you're pushing your stroller.
No kicking the back of the board with this one, it's sturdy, strong and most importantly keeps your toddler safe on those long walks.
This Ride-on-board attachment can fit onto any pushchair. It's super easy to attach and install, and the height and width can be adjusted efficiently when you're out and about. It also has an anti-slip surface to ensure maximum safety.
Small, cute and easily foldable, this buggy board is all natural and made from eco-friendly material. It easily snaps on and off the 2015 Vista pushchair and holds up to 22kg of weight. With a non-skid surface, it's safe and secure for your child when they need a little break from walking.