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The best buggy boards for toddlers as recommended by parents

Buggy boards are an effective form of transportation for toddlers, and can save parents of two or more children a lot of hassle and stress. Discover the best buggy boards Mumsnetters are loving. 

By Louise Baty | Last updated May 13, 2022

Woman walking with a child on a buggy board

Parents are great at multitasking. However, anyone who has ever tried to walk somewhere with a toddler whilst also steering a smaller child in a buggy will confirm that it’s a thankless, stressful task. Not only do you need to keep your hands firmly on the buggy handles, you also need to prevent your toddler from trotting off into the path of traffic or crouching down for what seems like an eternity to inspect yet another pebble or stick. Sigh.

If your second child comes along when your first is still tiny, it can be tricky to know what to do when it comes to getting out and about. Should you invest in a double buggy, carry the baby everywhere in a baby carrier or just encourage your oldest child to walk everywhere, which may not always go down well with a cranky two-year-old.

A buggy board could be the answer to all your prayers - and the way to keep everyone in your family happy. These clever contraptions, which are also known as stroller platforms, rider boards and ride-on boards, upgrade your pram by clipping onto the back of it to give your older child somewhere to sit or stand while your baby is in the main seat. Having a ride on a buggy board can feel like a bit of fun for your older child and also means you don’t have to go everywhere at a meandering toddler pace so you can actually get to places on time - or thereabouts anyway.

The term buggy board officially refers to the Lascal Buggy Board, which was the very first board manufactured to be attached to a buggy. Most brands of pushchair offer their own buggy board but you can also choose from a wide range of universal buggy boards designed to fit most types of pushchair.

There are various kinds of buggy boards on the market – everything from a simple board that a child can stand on, to buggy boards with seats, seatbelts and even super fun steering wheels.

Parents on our Mumsnet talk boards often discuss the merits of buggy boards and are always keen to report on the highest performing products - and the ones which fell short of expectations too.

We’ve trawled through countless Mumsnetter recommendations and delved deep into consumer reviews. After tireless research into all the most popular buggy boards on the market, here are the best buggy boards for 2022.

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What is the best buggy board for 2022?

1. Best overall buggy board 2021: Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi

Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi

Price: From £80 | Buy now from Amazon

“I got the Lascal buggy board. My 2yo already preferred to walk and rarely used the buggy for short trips. He's loved the board. If we've gone for longer journeys I've taken the sling as back up but only used it a couple of times in a year. The lascal is apparently universal, it fits fine on my Cosatto buggy, a couple of drawbacks being that when going up high curbs it can trigger the break and it's loud if it doesn't have DS standing on it. It is easy to clip and unclip on and it's allowed me to use one buggy for two children.” Loved by Modestandatinybitsexy.

The Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi ticks pretty much all the boxes you could imagine, making it our favourite buggy board overall. It’s a universal board, claiming to fit more than 99% of pushchairs, so whatever buggy you own, the Lascal Maxi is likely to work for you.

Lascal have produced a good quality, solid board, with a non-slip surface to help your child travel safely. It can be hooked out of the way when not in use for short periods or you can completely remove it with ease.

The Lascal Maxi is a standing board which doesn’t come with a seat. However, there’s an option to buy a compatible ‘saddle’ can be bought separately if you decide your child would be happier sitting down. The saddle doesn’t come cheap so you’d have to factor this into the overall price if you wanted a seated buggy board. When compared with the other seated buggy board on our list, the BumpRider Sit Stroller Board, the Lascal Maxi works out as being quite a bit more expensive.

Pros

  • Child can stand or can sit down on the saddle attachment (sold separately)
  • Sturdy and well made
  • Easy to remove or clip out of the way when not in use

Cons

  • Optional seat is fairly expensive and must be bought separately

Specs

  • Maximum child weight: 29kg

2. Best seated buggy board: BumpRider Sit Stroller Board

BumpRider buggy board

Price: £100 | Buy now from Amazon

“Lascal and Bumprider are two kid boards that fit pretty much all strollers, so you can't really go wrong there.” Tried and tested by eliniatko.

It may cost the best part of £100 but the BumpRider Sit Stroller Board offers lots of impressive features. The definition of versatile, it can fit pretty much any pushchair on the market and can also be clipped out of the way when not needed, and it even has a suspension mechanism for a comfortable ride.

Best of all, the seat is incredibly comfy for little bottoms and there are also built-in handlebars that kids will find really fun (while also helping to keep them secure). The seat can be easily removed, if your child prefers to stand during their ride. 

You may alternatively prefer to choose the Seat+ option - this removable seat doesn’t come with a built in handlebar but it can be fitted either front or backwards facing so if your older child fancies a cuddle with you during their journey, that’s totally doable. Whichever variation you choose, the BumpRider Sit Stroller Board accommodates children aged between two and five.

Pros

  • Removable seat with handlebars
  • Fits almost every pushchair
  • Very sturdy and well made

Cons

  • Pricey

Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: 20kg

3. Best standing board for buggy: Mountain Buggy Freerider Stroller Board

Mountain bugger stroller board

Price: £89 | Buy now from Amazon

“You can get a scooter that attaches to the mountain buggy. So he can scoot along and then attach when tired.” Advice from Caspianberg.

Your child is bound to love this unique product but it is more than just a stroller-board - it’s a scooter! Produced by the makers of Mountain Buggy and Phil & Teds, the Mountain Buggy Freerider Stroller Board is a multipurpose ride-on platform and detachable scooter. Choose it in eye-catching orange or classic black. 

For scooter mode, you turn the rear wheel into the fixed position. To allow for manoeuvrability when it’s attached to the buggy, you can turn it for a 360 degree swivel function. There are light up, colourful wheels and an adjustable handlebar that houses four height options, from 68cm (26 inches) to 90cm (35inches) so it will grow with your child. As a scooter, it can handle up to 50kg of weight or 20kg as a buggy board when attached to a pushchair. 

The Mountain Buggy Freerider Stroller Board is made to fit the rear axle of all Mountain Buggy and Phil & Teds prams. But it can also fit the Baby Jogger City Mini, Britax Strider Plus, Bugaboo Cameleon and Bob Revolution with the use of an additional connector.

Pros

  • Unique dual purpose scooter ride-on design
  • Adjustable handle to grow with your child
  • Light up wheels

Cons

  • Requires an additional connector to attach to some buggies

Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: Up to 20kg as a stroller board, up to 50kg as a scooter

4. Best compact buggy board: Lascal BuggyBoard Mini

Lascal BuggyBoard Mini

Price: From £60 | Buy now from Amazon

“I used the lascal too. 4 children so 3 of them had a buggy board at some point. Wouldn't have been without it. Also bought extra clips so could just move it from the pram to the stroller depending what we were doing that day.” Loved by missnevermind.

The Lascal BuggyBoard Mini is a more compact version of our top choice, the Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi. It lives up to its name - the Mini weighs only 1.8kg in comparison to the Maxi’s heftier 2.7kg.

However, just like the beefier version, it will fit any pushchair and has the same non-slip platform, with built-in suspension for a comfortable ride.

The Lascal Mini may be small and compact, but there’s still plenty of room for a toddler to stand, and the large wheels ensure you won’t kick the board as you push the buggy. The Mini can be fitted on uprights between 26-50 cm and the connectors are made to fit square, oval and round tubing. 

This special edition version in snazzy Leopard print adds a fashionable touch to proceedings too - great for standing out from the crowd at your local toddler group.  

Pros

  • A bit more unobtrusive than the Maxi version
  • Sturdy and well made
  • Light and compact

Cons

  • No seat

Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: 20kg

5. Best Oyster buggy board: BabyStyle Oyster Ride On Board (Black)

BabyStyle Oyster Ride On Board

Price: £60| Buy now from Amazon

“I loved mine, it was an Oyster and clicked perfectly out of the way when not in use, didn't get in my way when in use.” Loved by Hohofortherobbers

One to consider if you have an Oyster buggy, this board is suitable for use with many Oyster pushchair chassis. Providing a lightweight but sturdy platform for your older child to use while your younger one is snuggled in their buggy, it is easy to secure to the rear axle of the pushchair frame. It can also be quickly folded away when not in use, without hindering the folding mechanism of the buggy. 

The platform has non-slip grips on it to prevent your toddler taking a tumble and consumer reviews say that, as it doesn’t stick out too far, it won’t hinder your stride when pushing the buggy.

Price-wise, it’s very reasonable. However, it will obviously only suit your needs if you have a compatible Oyster pushchair. Be aware that it doesn’t fit all Oyster buggies so check before you buy to avoid inconvenience but you may be able to buy adaptors if this is the case.

Pros

  • Compatible with many Oyster buggies
  • Easy to attach and fold away
  • Non-slip safety board

Cons

  • Incompatible with non Oyster buggies

Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: 20kg

6. Best fun seated buggy board: Easy X4 Rider

Easy X4 Rider

Price: £115 | Buy now from Amazon

If you think your child will take a bit of convincing to use a buggy board, the Easy X4 Rider may be the answer.

This universal buggy board has a steering wheel that any child will love to play with and, with the car-style seat, they’ll feel like they’re driving the pushchair themselves. Don’t worry though, it has no actual steering power so you will remain in full control at all times, promise.

Two wheels mean that it’s less bulky in comparison to some other buggy boards. The safety harness means that this buggy board is also more secure than some others, while still feeling like a fun novelty for your child. They’ll get a comfortable ride too, thanks to the padded seat insert.

As it’s a universal ride-on, it should fit most buggies and strollers on the market. When analysed for price, however, it’s more expensive than quite a few competitors.

Pros

  • Fun steering wheel and car-style seat
  • Padded seat insert for comfort
  • Universal style

Cons

  • More expensive than some buggy boards

Specs

  • Safety 3 point harness strap
  • Telescopic arms

7. Best sidecar buggy board: Roma Uptown Rider

Roma Uptown Rider buggy board

Price: £149 | Buy now from Amazon

If you’re petite, you may find it tricky to reach the handle of your pushchair when your child is riding a standard buggy board. Thankfully, the Roma Uptown Rider provides a great workaround - quite literally.

This sidecar-style buggy board allows your older child to be positioned alongside you, allowing you to walk more easily and without worrying about stubbing your toes on the back of the buggy board. You may have trouble getting through narrow doors though.

Like the Easy X4 Rider, the Roma Uptown Rider also offers a steering wheel and car-style seat, which your child is bound to enjoy. There are four wheels for added stability, a three-point harness for extra safety and a removable and washable seat padding to ensure your toddler rides in comfort. 

Most buggy boards are suitable from 2-years-old but the Roma Uptown Rider  can be used from 12 months - great if you have a small gap between your babes. However, it’s not as versatile as a dual purpose ride-on like the BumpRider Sit Stroller Board, because this is only a seat and offers no function as a standing board.

Pros

  • Unique side-car design
  • Fun steering wheel and car-style seat
  • Three-point harness

Cons

  • Only offers a seat rather than a standing board

Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: 25 kg

8. Best toddler board for buggy: ABC Design 2019 Kiddie Ride On 2 Universal Kiddy Board Black

ABC Design 2019 Kiddie Ride On

Price: £69 | Buy now from Amazon

Compatible with nearly all pushchairs the ABC Design 2019 Kiddie Ride On 2 Universal Kiddy Board Black offers a smooth ride for older siblings thanks to the spring-loaded wheels. As it can easily be altered to fit thanks to the adjustable length, width and angle, you can ensure that your child is snug and comfortable during their ride. 

This board is recommended from 18 months - a little younger than many boards which are only deemed suitable from two years and up - so it’s ideal if you have a small gap between your kids. 

If your child is likely to get tired standing up on journeys, don’t fret because an optional seat is available to fit the buggy board. However, you would need to purchase the additional seat so the cost of this would have to be factored into the overall price. At under £70, this buggy board is one of the less expensive options in comparison to others on our list, providing you only buy the board.

Pros

  • Spring-loaded wheels for comfortable ride
  • Adjustable length, width and angle
  • Suitable from 18 months

 Cons

  • Seat must be purchased separately 

 Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: 20 kg

9. Best universal buggy board: Bumprider Stroller Board (Black)

Bumprider Stroller Board

Price: £70 | Buy now from Amazon

If you hate faffing about with fiddly gadgets, you can breathe more easily thanks to Bumprider Stroller Board (Black). The manufacturer of this buggy board claims that it’s almost totally universal and doesn’t require tools for attachment to your buggy. Music to the ears of those of us who are, ahem, less than adept at DIY.

The Bumprider Stroller Board (Black) offers impressive suspension for a more comfortable ride along with an ergonomic non-slip surface to prevent your toddler from tumbling off in transit. This buggy board is also easy to fold away with a safety strap or disconnect when not in use. 

Price-wise, this buggy board is one of the most affordable designs on our list. Compared to other stroller boards, it’s relatively purse-friendly; ideal if you’re not sure exactly how often you’ll use a buggy board but want to have one ready, just in case.

Pros

  • Easy to attach
  • Decent suspension and ergonomic non-slip surface
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • No seat option

Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: 20 kg

10. Best buggy platform: Baby Jogger Glider Board Buggy Board

Baby Jogger Glider Board Buggy Board

Price: £69 | Buy now from Amazon

Suitable from two-years-old, this buggy board may be just what you are looking for if you have a Baby Jogger pushchair. The board is compatible with Baby Joggers including Baby Jogger City Elite 2, City Mini 2, City Mini GT2, City Mini 2 Double, City Mini GT2 Double, City Tour Lux, City Select, City Select Lux and Summit x 3. 

The non-slip surface will keep your child stable during your travels. Like most of the buggy boards on our list, can handle a maximum weight of 20kg. 

When it comes to attaching it to your buggy, the Baby Jogger Glider Board is easy to fit. It can also be flipped and clipped away when not in use and it won’t stop you folding your buggy when attached either. Like the Oyster board though, this board designed to fit only one brand of pushchairs, which means that it won’t be of use if you don't have a Baby Jogger design. 

Pros

  • Easy to attach
  • Clips and flips out of the way when not in use
  • Non-slip safety board

Cons

  • Only suitable for Baby Jogger buggies

Specs

  • Maximum child’s weight: 20 kg

Are buggy boards worth it?

If you have more than one small child, you may find a buggy board an ideal way to upgrade your buggy or stroller to carry your older child, rather than investing in a double buggy that may only be used for a few months. Reviewers say that buggy boards are handy for short trips out when you need to keep everyone moving at a faster pace than toddler speed.  

Is it better to get a buggy board with a seat?

A buggy board with a seat may work well for you if your older child is still relatively young and is likely to get tired and cranky if they have to stand on a buggy board for any considerable time. A dual purpose buggy board such as the BumpRider Sit Stroller Board offers versatility because it can be used as a seat or as a stand-on buggy board, depending on your needs.

Are buggy boards easy to walk with?

Some people struggle to walk with buggy boards. Common complaints from users are that they are unable to take proper strides when pushing a buggy with a stroller platform attached as their feet catch on the board. Others say that it’s bad for posture or that they struggle to reach the pushchair handle over their child when they’re using the ride-on. However a side car buggy board such as the Roma Uptown Ride may solve this issue.

What age is a buggy board for? 

Depending on which buggy board you choose to buy, you’ll probably be able to begin using a board when your child is around two years old. They need to be able to be trusted to sit or stand sensibly, otherwise a buggy board may not be safe to use.

However the Roma Uptown Ride. which offers a sidecar ride-on arrangement and safety harness is suitable from 12-months-old.

Buggy board or double buggy? How do I decide which is best for me?

If you have two small kids, you may think that investing in a double buggy is a no brainer. However, there are drawbacks to this decision; extra expense is one, with most double buggies being fairly pricey. Then there are the practicalities such as the storage space required and the fact that it can be a struggle fitting a hefty double buggy through shop doors and on public transport.

As most single buggies are compatible with a buggy board, this combination can make navigating two children on short journeys more straightforward. It’s a cheaper option too with buggy boards teding to be a fair bit cheaper than double buggies. Also, once you no longer need to use your buggy board, you can disconnect it and have your single pushchair back as it was. 

What is the best buggy board? 

The Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi is our favourite buggy board overall because it’s sturdy, easy to use and versatile as it fits more than 99% of pushchairs and can also be bought with a matching seat.

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