If you're thinking about having another baby, now's 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 to get it on the bus)?
Buggy boards are the perfect invention. Ride-on boards, or buggy boards, clip on to the back of a buggy for your little one to stand on. They're 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.
What age are they designed for?
Most ride-on boards on the market are designed for little ones between six months to two years old.
Which are the best buggy boards on the market?
Check out some of the best and most innovative buggy boards on the market right now...
Click this on to the back of your buggy and make trips to the shops with your baby and toddler a whole lot easier. This stroller board with seat connects to the Bugaboo Bee5 and Fox models; it’s also compatible with Chameleon, Cameleon3, Bee+, Bee3, Buffalo, Donkey and Donkey2 strollers with the addition of a 2017 Comfort Wheeled Board adapter (sold separately).
This buggy board is good value for money if you're looking for a fun way to take your toddler on walks with your baby in the pram or pushchair. We love this one as your toddler can choose to either stand up or sit down, giving them a bit of choice on the journey. The connector fits most buggies but it's always worth double checking before you buy that it'll be suitable for your make of pushchair.
One of the most popular choices for parents, Lascal's Buggy Board Maxi is a great choice for children aged two to six. It's easily attached to many different pushchairs and is easily manoeuvred around corners or over bumps. You're bound to find this useful on those long family walks. The brand claims this fits 99% of pushchairs.
This saddle is an extra accessory that works with the Lascal Buggy Board Maxi (above) only. The little seat will prove a lifesaver on long walks when your toddler can't take a step further. 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 it'll make all the difference to afternoon strolls.
This 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. It is designed for the Oyster 3 stroller only.
This ride-on-board attachment can fit on to 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. It's suitable from the age of two, up to 20kg. The universal connectors are adjustable in width, height and length.
Small, cute and easily foldable, this buggy board is all natural and made from eco-friendly material. It easily snaps on and off the UPPAbaby Vista 2015 pushchair and later models, and holds up to 22kg. With a non-skid surface, it's safe and secure for your child when they need a little break from walking. We like this as you can fold your pushchair with it still attached.
This universal buggy board connects to 99% of pushchairs, prams, and strollers, and gives your little one an easy way to talk around with you. You can also buy a Maxi version. It's available in a range of colours and designs, although we love this new Unicorn version.