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Buggy board for under 2s?

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Twinmumum Tue 06-Jun-17 20:44:21

Basically I have 15month old b/g twins and my DS is an absolute nightmare atm in the pram (and shopping trolley and car seat...) and just screams the entire time he has to be in it. He's recently started walking so wants to do it all the time, but he's not at the stage where he could walk for more than a few minutes without getting distracted and sitting down/ playing with a leaf etc so we don't move anywhere quickly. Anyway! Do you think he'd be ok on a buggyboard with his rein backpack on?? It's just becoming really difficult to do anything at all, we've barely been out in weeks now because of his tantrums. I've tried toys, food, singing, our other pram- completely out of ideas apart from a buggy board! Has anyone used one for children that young?

Scotinoz Wed 07-Jun-17 14:11:04

My eldest used a skateboard/buggy board at 17mths, and my youngest was on when she started walking at 12mths.

It's a bit tedious at times - hopping on and off, jamming the brake on, clambering the the shopping basket etc etc. But, if it gets them from A to B with less whinging, it's a winner in my eyes.

I still had the second seat on the pram when they were younger, so they could rotate between board and seat. I found standing on the board tired then out and they generally quite happily hopped into their seat!

Scotinoz Wed 07-Jun-17 14:13:11

Forgot to add, you can get boards with little seats, like a bike seat almost. I believe you can take the seat off. A friend had one for a pram refuser and it seemed to be a hit.

Twinmumum Wed 07-Jun-17 15:43:58

That's really good to know, thank you! When you say the second seat, do you mean the type of from that it's like one under the other seat? We've got the egg double, which is like that, not side by side. I wasn't sure if I'd still get the two seats on if I had a buggy board there?

OhDearToby Wed 07-Jun-17 15:46:40

I think it depends on your child. There is not a chance in hell my 17 month old would stand on one without jumping off for more than 3 seconds.

You could buy one to try it out. If he's not into it you'll still have it when he's older and more likely to stay put.

Xmasbaby11 Wed 07-Jun-17 15:49:35

He'd have to be quite mature at that age. My dd1 was in double buggy for ages, only progressed to buggy board when she was 3. She was a real bolter and needed to be strapped down!

Scotinoz Wed 07-Jun-17 16:33:25

I've got an old style Uppababy Vista which is stacked, but the second seat sits low on the front which means there was room on the back for the board.

I think Lascal boards fit most prams, so it's maybe worth a try.

I also used reins when they were on the board at a young age, just as a backup/safety thing

MalcomTuckerInSpace Thu 08-Jun-17 20:43:03

My 15 month old uses a buggy board fine. I have to watch her carefully as she sometimes lets go suddenly, and had to train her a but into it but she's fine now. If she misbehaves on it she gets popped back in the buggy which works for us as an incentive to stay still! They get more at this age than we give them credit for I think grin

Twinmumum Thu 08-Jun-17 21:03:50

Thanks for the advice everyone! I definitely think they do understand a lot at that age! I think I'll invest in one and use it with reins, and if he doesn't stay put then it'll be used in the future I suppose!

penguinpurple Sat 10-Jun-17 18:31:08

I tried one with my dd a few months ago at that age as was wondering if we could avoid buying double buggy. It was a massive hassle and took ages to get anywhere as she kept hopping on and off. She seemed to prefer to be either actually walking or having a proper sit down if tired. However I'm sure she'll grow into it and it was second hand anyway so doesn't feel like a big waste.

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