“ Brand: Bugaboo / Type: Wheeled Board „
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When my little girl was a baby we had a Bugaboo Chameleon pushchair for her which I absolutely loved. I loved the way it pushed very easily, the look and style of it and just the overall functionality of it. I wish we had maybe bought a double Bugaboo which is called a Donkey because when my son was born there was less that two years between the two of them which meant that even though my little girl could walk by that point she still needed a pushchair for when we went out in case she got tired and didn't want to walk everywhere.
One idea we looked into and eventually purchased was the Bugaboo wheeled board which is also called a buggy board. The idea behind it is that you attach it to your buggy so the younger child can still sit int he buggy whilst the older child has somewhere to stand and you can push them both at the same time. We had read loads about it and talked to other parents who had one for various different types of buggies and they all said it was a really good idea and that their child used it all the time.
We bought our Bugaboo buggy board from John Lewis for approximately £50. Its quite expensive but a lot cheaper than having to buy a double buggy. Unfortunately it does not come as standard with a Bugaboo pram and is one of their many costly optional extras. Its made of plastic but a thick good quality plastic and as with all other Bugaboo products I think its of very good quality and I had no problems using this with my little girl safety wise.
The wheeled board attaches really easily to the Bugaboo pushchair. I used the wheeled board with my Chameleon but I also believe it works with a Bugaboo Bee pushchair too. It may work with other varieties but you would have to check the website for details. The front of the board has two clips which you attach to the wheel frame of the pushchair. They clip on easily and what's nice is that you do not have to bolt them in place and you can take the wheeled board off if you wish. What I like is that when you fold up the wheels to put them away to store them the wheeled board folds up nicely too and fits perfectly in the car or wherever you store it and does not add to much extra baggage.
The board is in a curved shape and not in a step shape like some other boards for other pushchairs are. There are two depressions in almost the shape of foot prints so your little one can put their feet on either side and stand properly with their weight distributed evenly. There is one wheel at the back of the board and I find the pushchair pushes really easily when you have this board attached. The board is a bit smaller than other boards which is good although I do find that when I am walking and pushing the pushchair you have to separate your feet and stand back from the pushchair handle quite a bit as it does stick out a bit at the end of the pushchair. I would say this is the one fault with this buggy board but I know some people walk to the side when they have this on although I tended to walk behind my little girl as I was a bit frightened of her falling off sometimes.
Unfortunately my little girl did not get on with this buggy board very well. I think she was a bit scared of it and a bit too small for it. In the very beginning when we had the big pram on the wheels for the baby to lie down in it overhung the buggy board a bit and so it was difficult for my little girl to stand on and hold on. When the pushchair portion was on the wheels she still had to hold on up high to the bar to hang on securely so she never really go on with this buggy board and now we don't use it. Its a shame as it is very handy and I know other kids who love it but unfortunately it just did not work for us.