When I fell pregnant with BB I knew we wouldn’t be buying a double buggy. Lamb had been walking everywhere for a while and I hadn’t used his stroller in ages. There was no way we would need to invest in a double.
Having said that he still gets tired after long days out and sometimes asks to be carried. Not easy when you’re pushing a baby in a pram.
We were asked to review the Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi Plus from Cheeky Rascals, which in my opinion is the perfect solution for Lambs tired legs!
When I’m on my own with both boys, going out for the day can be a little difficult if we have a lot of walking to do. Not only that, I panic in busy areas when I have to push the pram and make sure Lamb is close by. The Buggy Board has made this so much easier as I can have both boys safely in/on the pram.
Assembling the Buggy Board took me around 2 hours. It wasn’t the most straight forward thing I’ve done but I got there in the end! I did have a 3 year old trying to help…
Once I had attached the Buggy Board to my pram I had to fiddle with it a little to get the strap at the correct angle. My pram (Britax Affinity2) has a curved chassis so the straps don’t sit straight. But I managed to get the board sitting in the right position eventually, and we were on our way!
When attached it feels sturdy and secure, and Lamb felt comfortable standing on it.
Pros & Cons
I’ve decided to list my pros and cons of the Buggy Board Maxi Plus to give you a quick outline of my experience and opinion.
- * Once assembled the Buggy Board can be removed and attached whenever needed. The straps stay on your pram so once it’s set up there’s nothing more to do.
- * It’s lightweight so doesn’t add much weight to your pram.
- * The additional seat means your child can sit down when their legs are super tired (or they’re just being super lazy!)
- * It allows you to keep your child safely in one place (you know, if they’re a runner!)
- * It makes solo parenting days out much easier.
- * There’s a strap to tie the board to the pram handle when it’s not in use.
- * Lamb can distract Bear and make him laugh when he’s being fussy!
- * Pushing the pram with the Buggy Board on shiny floors (e.g. department stores) was quite difficult. I struggled to turn corners.
- * The stap to tie the board is only suitable for double handles, rather than single handles like mine, so it wasn’t possible to lift the board up when we weren’t using it.
- * If you’ve got long legs (with long strides) you might kick the board when you’re walking!
- * The seat unit needs to be forward facing for Lamb to have enough room to stand. Luckily I can adjust the leg rest on our pram and give Lamb just enough room so I can have the seat unit parent facing.
We knew we didn’t need a double pram, but after carrying Lamb up a hill on a rather hot day, whilst pushing BB in his pram, I had to figure something out. That’s where the Buggy Board Maxi Plus comes in.
If you’re in a similar situation to us and don’t want a double buggy then I definitely think you should take a look at the a Buggy Board.
* This product was sent free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own.