“ Brand: O Baby / Type: Stroller Attachment „
This is the buggy board we have which attaches to the buggy we have. My grandson is almost 3 and his little legs get tired when we are walking around but I really struggled with the double pushchair my daughter kept lending to me. I found it very difficult to navigate and it was heavy and bulky but if I ever took my granddaughter who is 1 and my grandson out together he wouldn't be able to walk far because his legs would tire. I would also struggle to keep an eye on him so when I saw buggy boards I thought they looked like a great idea indeed!
I chose this one because it looked sturdy and good quality and the lady in Mothercare gave me a demonstration as to how it works and I was surprised by how easy it was to put on and then remove too. I decided it was worth buying to help my little grandson's legs and it will also come in useful for other grandchildren too when they come. It cost me £50 which is expensive so I am determined to get my money's worth out of it by using it with all the grandchildren when they get to this stage!
It connects to the back of the pushchair on the upward part of the frame and it will fit both rounded frames and square. Ours has a square frame and it fits to this nice and solidly. It isn't difficult to do, if I can do it anyone can! I just use the allen key that it comes with for it to connect. The board itself is a good size so your little one will feel as though they have enough room whilst standing on it. It does protrude quite a way out which can be a bit of a troublesome thing when pushing it. The board can be removed by pressing two buttons and you leave the connections in place and it will fold up fine. This makes it easy to then put back on when you get it out of the boot of your car without needing allen keys. It will also fold upwards so it is out of your way whilst you are pushing this and your little one isn't standing on the board.
In terms of how practical this is it is good because my grandson happily stands on it whilst I push him along and he feels nice and safe. For me, however, it is a bit awkward as I feel like I have to really lean over to be able to reach the handles and push it properly so it's not all that comfortable for me really. I have kind of got used to it now but at first it did hurt my back some what.
I like how easy it is to put it on and to take it off and my grandson is very happy using it. I think you really need to try this with the pushchair you have before buying it as I imagine some would fit differently and if you have a handle bar that goes all the way across this could get in the way of your little one. The pushchair we have it with is the Silvercross Pop and it fits that nicely.
For £50 I think it is good quality and very well made. It comes with a 6 month guarantee too. We are pleased with it mainly.
I brought the O Baby Kiddie Ride On Board from Amazon for £25.00 as I often take my 2 half year old niece and my 19 month old out out to the park and to the local town centre to give my sister a break for a while .Its easier to use the O Baby Kiddie Ride On Board than having a 3 year old wondering off from me and pushing a pram at the same time.
She was very weary at first but she was ok within 10 mins of her being on the O Baby Kiddie Ride On Board or big girls board as i call it to her as she don't want to be on pram so using a special name makes her feel grown up.Think she settled quickly and felt comfortable as she's really close to me for that added comfort and security that she's not going to fall off if we go up or down a curb.
When im using the O Baby Kiddie Ride On Board while im out with my niece it give me the peace of mind and security that she's safe and cant wonder off when I take my eye of her for one second, as she right by me without having to use rains on her which are a nightmare for anyone to try and get on a very lively 2 half year old and are even more of a problem and stress when you have eventually got the rains on.The O Baby Kiddie Ride On Board is a defiantly gets a thumbs up if you have got a baby in pram and a older toddler and you need to take the both of them out together.
Its a hassle free trip to the park or even to the local shops which just makes it even more of a pleasure of looking after my niece and its going to be a fun hassle, tantrum and stress free day out together.
* BENEFITS OF THE O BABY KIDDIE RIDE ON BOARD
* Universal fits almost every stroller, pushchair or Jogger.
* 17" wide for extra room for feet.
* Easy unclip to take off when not in use just leave the adapters on pram.
* Suspension to give the child a smoother ride.
* Comes in black so it will go with a various different colours of prams .
* Its durable so will last.
* Easy first time set-up.
* Its very lightweight.
* Very sturdy to give the child a more sense of security.
* Can be used for long or short trips.The O Baby Kiddie Ride On Board is a brilliant product and il be recommending it to all my friends and family.
What is a buggy board? This is an extra board type equipment with wheels that drags along the back of your pushchair. It needs to be fitted on the rear of the pushchair and there are a few different types to choose from but most of them the child stands on. It is for young children that get tired quickly when travelling with another baby or toddler in the pushchair.
I began looking for a buggy board just before I was due to have my second baby. My daughter had just turned three and she still needed to be picked up or in a stroller for long walks or long shopping trips. She had also started to attend a nursery which was roughly 15 minutes walking distance from my house and I knew it would be essential to purchase something like this.
My husband suggested a double pushchair/buggy for this problem and I realised that not only was this an expensive option it was also unpractical. My daughter was three and she would not need it for long as she would outgrow most pushchairs. Also I would hate the fact it would take so much room to push it around, I have seen women struggle to take them massive things into stores or even on narrow paths. Of course I would have no choice but this option if both my kids were under 2 but luckily I had a three year gap so a buggy board was a better solution.
I began looking at the various different types of buggy boards, and I also realised that my pushchair was a bit unusual, it was a mothercare model and not many models of buggy boards had listed it would be compatible. I was interested in the sit along buggy board to begin with but after reading reviews that it was very uncomfortable for the childs back I decided on a standard buggy board. I was shocked to see they were more expensive then I would have though for what I thought looks like a basic piece of board and wheels. Some were over £50, I found this O Baby Kiddie Ride on Model for £35 on Amazon. This was more reasonble and I did some searches to make sure it would adjust on my unusual pushchair. I was pleased it was suitable for my pushchair and I think I remember it stated for most buggies and pushchairs it was suitable.
Delivery took about 3 working days and there were clear instructions on how to fit it. I am normally not good at fitting and assembling but it was not very time consuming. Only problem I found was I had to adjust it a few times before I was satisfied with the level of the board as it was tricky that it would keep tilting and wheels not leveling on the floor. I blame this on my pushchair as it seems like an akward design. However problem was fixed after a few adjustments.
I was surprised that this board was very steady and stable as my main concern was for her not to fall from it. Also I was pleased that my daughter loved standing on it as she felt it was like a ride and instead of her walking a short distance before her going on it she wanted to remain on it all the time. It was sometimes difficult to go up and down kerbs depending on the steepness but overall a steady ride. It was easy to remove when storing it was just clipping it off. I was lucky that it folded well with my pushchair so rarely removed it to begin with.
The disadvantages were that it made my pushchair heavy and sometimes unbarely heavy when going up hills. This is understandable as ofcourse the pushchair is now carrying a larger weight. I would have to get my duaghter off as times when I was just too tired as she just wanted to go on it all the time. The buggy board takes up more room when folding up with the pushchair. The child is right infront of you when pushing the pushchair and due to my pushchair being on the small and narrow side I would have to arch my back to push the handles as my daughter would be in the way.
I have this buggy board for my 3 year old son for those occasions when I need to keep him close by (i.e on busy roads), want to get somewhere fast (ie. when rushing to pick eldest son up from school!) and when popping in and out of high street shops where I don't want to spend ages trying to coerce him to follow me as he takes in all the sights and sounds of the store we are in!!
I researched many brands before settling on this one and was really pleased with my purchase.
This is what it offers:
* A very sturdy looking and feeling board all-in-all - with a decent sized area on which your toddler stands, with good grip surface.
* It is very good quality & was easy to fit once you got to grip with instructions. Also possible to adjust in many ways to make it the perfect fit ie. distance it sticks out from pushchair & angle of board.
* Supposed to be universal so should fit majority of single buggies.
* It is quick & easy to attach to, and detach from, the pushchair (when folding), and can be clipped up out the way with the strap provided, when not needed,
* It is not so protrusive that you need to stick your bottom out when walking, or watch that you don't kick it, as generally I find I can just walk normally whilst it is attached,
* It performs well, even up and down those hazardous kerbs - for which there is no need to dismount (as with some buggy boards).
Only slight negative that I have noticed is that if you wheel your buggy backwards then the wheels on the buggy board swivel to underside of it, and when your toddler is on it - it almost looks like they are not adequately supporting your toddlers weight. Mine has never given way, but I am always cautious of manoeuvring backwards with my toddler on there, just in case!!
I believe they retail new for approx £30 to £35 - but I bought mine 2nd hand (although unused) from ebay.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a toddler for those odd occasions when you need to get somewhere fast because it is so easy to use, but yet so effective.
However a note of caution - Some toddlers don't take to them and even refuse to stand on them at all - so I'd recommend getting one on ebay then at least if your toddler hates it - you won't have wasted so much money!!
For the past 3 and a half years I have been using a side by side double buggy. My youngest is now just over one and his older brother is just over three and so I decided it was time to ditch the double.
It has been suggested to me that at 3 years old my son is quite capable of walking and although this may be very true he is very very slow. When I have to get to the school or am in a hurry I end up balancing him on the hood of the single buggy which isn't ideal.
I decided I would downgrade to a buggy board and set about searching for one that I felt was reasonably priced and was suitable for my needs. I found them relatively cheaply on ebay both new and second hand but the postage was mostly set at £10.00 which seems far too expensive to me. I had a look in Argos but the board was priced at over £40 and I felt this was far too expensive. It is a fairly simple item so I am a bit confused as to why you can buy a buggy far cheaper even if you are looking at less well know manufacturers.
I decided on the Obaby kiddie ride on board for a few reasons. Firstly it was priced on ebay at £23 with £10 postage which was the cheapest I found. I think only www.kiddcare.com was competitive with this price. Secondly it looked like it would fit my style of buggy. Thirdly the instructions for use seemed simple enough and many reviews confirmed that it was very simple to attach and could be folded up when not in use.
My board came fairly quickly and I set about trying to attach it to my buggy. You have two clips that fit securely round the uprights of your buggy which you have to fit first. I really struggled to get them to fit properly as they have to be tightly fitted and the pieces aren't very pliable. Eventually my husband fitted these clips for me and I could set up the board part. This bit was very easy and was simply a case of putting on the wheels and adjusting the angle that you needed the board so that it was level and adjusting the width of the supporting arms so they were the same width as the clips. It is quite hard to describe how it all fits together but basically you have two attachments on the frame of the buggy that must remain secured permanently. You then have the board with two support arms on it. The ends of the arms fit into the secure clips with two little slides. The means that the board can still move up and down when you go up kerbs and over bumpy ground.
My first test of the board was to collect my daughter from school. From where I live I have to drive to the school but I park a little way away to avoid the traffic. The buggy board has to be removed when the buggy is folded but to put it back on is very simple. I hooked up the buggy board by slotting the arms into the clips and off we went. At first I adjusted my stride to accommodate the board but there was no need as my feet went underneath it. I also found that I was pushing the buggy at arms length with my bottom sticking out but there was no need for this either. Stupidly I had thought that pushing the buggy and board would be as easy as pushing the buggy on it's own. The extra weight takes a bit of getting used to but it is much easier than lugging a wide heavy double buggy.
Once you get used to the extra weight and stop walking funny the buggy board is excellent. My son loves the board and likes to stand facing me so he can talk to me. Going up and down kerbs is very easy as long as the passenger knows they are coming. My son looks forward to bouncing down the kerb. Now that I am used to the board being there I find I walk more normally even though if I am really rushing I do sometimes tread on the wheels a little bit. If the board is attached and you do not need it you can use the strap supplied to tie it up to the handle or frame of your buggy. I haven't used this yet but I have seen other people walking home from school with their board tied up. The board does waggle about quite a bit when in this position and it does tend to hang out a bit from the buggy.
Overall I have been very pleased with my buggy board and my son really likes it. He feels like a big boy now because he isn't in a buggy anymore. Apart from the extra weight I don't have anything bad to say about this board in particular or using any type of board.
You get instructions with the board on how to fit it which did take a bit of working out but that might just be me! The board is also available in various colours including Navy, white and black.
Definitely better than a side by side double and really useful for when you need to be somewhere and don't have time to dawdle.
Attaches to almost every stroller.