We’ve abandoned using our Phil & Ted’s Sport especially as we’ve been going into central London a lot which means we’ve gone back to using our Maclaren Techno XT. Although Saria’s 4, she does still get pooped when we’re out and with a two week holiday in the US on the horizon, it was time to investigate the possibilities of a Buggyboard.
A shout on Facebook and amongst our pals had Swedish company Lascal’s Buggyboard being repeatedly recommended and we were extra delighted when they sent their new edition of the Mini for us to check out.
The Buggyboard Mini is a compact (both in price and size) version of its larger sibling the Maxi, and fits 99% of pushchairs which includes travel systems and even double buggies. Particularly great for umbrella fold buggies like Maclarens, this little piece of kit has transformed our recent outings and is much easier going on my poor battered self than pushing a double pushchair.
Just in case you’ve never used or seen a Buggyboard, they’re basically an add-on piece that enables a second child to ‘ride-on’ so you don’t have to get caught out with an older preschooler claiming they’re too tired to walk.
Out of the box, the Buggyboard Mini is quite straightforward to set up however, don’t be like me and forget to have a look at the website where you can put in your pushchair and model and see exactly where the connectors should be placed and how the Buggyboard should look. This will save you about an hour of your life and oodles of your patience. Basically it should take no more than 15-20 mins tops.
Available in red and blue and suitable from 2-5 years (max weight 44lbs/20kg), it’s lightweight with an anti-slip board and built-in suspension and its got a clip and connector to lift and store it on the back of the pushchair. Once I figured it all out, I loved it and probably the only thing you need to watch out for is that you can find yourself kicking the board initially which will get on your nerves.
Brilliant for crowded places like city centres, train stations and airports where mini peeps can get swallowed up in the crowd, we shall definitely be taking ours on our travels.