I'd like to hear from people who have used one of those
platforms that attaches to the back of your stroller so that
your older child can stand and ride. (I call this thing
a ''buggy board'' but I think that might be a specific brand --
I'm interested in feedback on any brand). Yes, I have consulted
My basic question is whether you were happy with the thing --
would you recommend it? Additionally, I would like to know
-- ease of use;
-- if it was awkward pushing the stroller with the buggy board
attached (I fear I will have to walk like Frankenstein in order
to give my kid and the board enough room);
-- what kind of stroller you attached it to, if you think that
had an affect on the issues above;
-- whether you think we would still need a double stroller (our
daughter will have just turned three when the baby arrives);
-- specific brand picks/pans, plus where to buy.
We have a Buggy Board and love it -- it makes life with our 3 1/2
and 1 1/2 year old much easier, particularly in cities where it's
often hard to maneuver a double stroller. It doesn't really
replace a double stroller, in the sense that the standing child
can't rest or sleep, but in our case, our then-3 year old was
getting too big anyway for the double stroller. The walking is a
bit more awkward, but with the board mounted close to our
stroller (closer than the instructions recommend . . ), which is
a MacLaren knockoff called a Zooper, it's perfectly comfortable.
We got it at Rockridge kids. I should also say that mounting it
did take a little while -- about an hour -- and a bit of
I am looking for an attachment that fits on Emmaljunga
strollers. I don't know the name for it, but it is a seat that
attaches to the front of a single stroller, right across the front
bar. It basically converts your single stroller into a double. I
understand that Emmaljunga doesn't distribute in the US
anymore. Does anyone have an idea where I could find one
of these? Does anyone have on they don't want anymore?
Check out the picture in this link if you're still not sure what
I'm talking about. Its in the bottom right corner of the
Thanks for any leads!
You're thinking about a toddler seat. I would like one for my
Emmaljunga as well! Unfortunately, you can't get these in the
States anymore. I understand that Australia is your best bet.
Try Your Child's Nursery (http://www.ycn.com.au/) or Cots
Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=emm). I understand it's about $100
for the product and shipping.
We've just had our second kid, with the first about to turn 4. We've tried
various stroller combos (double, snap n' go) and haven't loved any of them.
I've seen a few types of strollers that have a place for the little one to
sit, and a shelf or little footrests for the bigger sibling to stand and
ride. Does anyone have experience with these things? A quick look at the
UCB web site and a few other places suggest that the Sit-N-Stand is the
best known of these, but is very tough to maneuver - which I hate. So,
does anyone know of a stroller that would fit a sitting baby and a standing
kid, be maneuverable, and be reasonably easy to fold up? Thanks.
Our peg perego stroller has foot rests on the back for the older child to
I don't know if all Peg Peregos do. I think ours is the sherpa. It folds
nicely and is
very durable. Have seen other kids stand on the back but have not used this
yet as I am on my first kid.
Regarding the Sit-N-Stand, I don't find it hard to maneuver, especially with
the heavier kid in back. We love ours!
Regarding a double stroller for three year old and
newborn. . I am writing this from Germany, so I these
may be hard to find, but I am sure they are available
somewhere in the Bay Area. What just about everyone
here uses for this situation is either a "kiddie
board" or a "buggy board", depending on your type of
stroller. It is a little platform on wheels that
attaches to your stroller where your older child can
stand. They can go over all sorts of bumps and curbs
and click off easily when you don't want to use it.
They are so practical that they must be in use in the
States by now.
My kids are 25 months apart and we *just* started using our double
stroller. My 3 yo is 30 lbs and my 11 month old is about 17lbs (she is a
skinny minnie). Up until now I have been fine using a single stroller for
the older one and a sling, Baby Bjorn, or backpack carrier for the younger
one -- this was successful because my younger is so petite. With a bigger
infant you may not feel as comfortable. Some double strollers don't recline
all the way so they are not suitable for a newborn, but my daughter preferred
to be carried until a few months ago so that point was moot for us. There
Graco double stroller that allows the toddler to sit in front and an
infant seat to click in the back, but my friends who have it say it's a
piece of junk. It is very difficult to maneuver, especially with the
weight difference between the two riders. The addition of the car seat
makes it very awkward and clunky as well. You might want to try out a few
in the store, putting your toddler in one seat and an infant seat in the
other, plus your diaper bag and all the other crap you're likely to lug
around so you can get an idea of what works for you.
I bought a MacLaren Duo before my second was born (nesting desires
gone haywire) and while I thought it was a bit extravagant at the time, I
am really happy I did. It handles very well, fits through all the doorways
(some a bit tighter than others, granted), looks great, and the kids are
comfortable. They enjoy sitting next to each other; I've heard there can
be rivalry issues when one or the other always wants to sit in the front.
Does anyone know where I can find a sit-n-stand
stroller around the Berkeley or surrounding area? I'm
considering it for my 3 year old and my 6 month old
but before ordering it on-line, I'd like to try it
If you have one, please let me know what you think
The only brand I can find online is Baby Trend. Does
someone else make similar strollers? Dians
I got mine at a Right Start store. I happened to be in Sacramento that day,
but I think there's one in the Richmond Mall? I like mine a lot, my older
daughter (3 1/2) is able to hop on and off with minimal hassle, which was my
biggest gripe with a full blown double stroller. The only thing is it is
still as long as a double stroller. And the basket's not very big.
I have a sit and stand stroller that is 3.5 years old.
I bought it used and don't like it. It's very heavy
and hard to maneuver, but that may be true of all
double strollers. What I don't like about this
particular stroller is that there is no support for
the baby. My one year old son, who can sit and walk,
still slumps in this stroller and looks terribly
uncomfortable. Also the basket is pretty inaccessible
given the step for the older child to stand on. Linda
Does anyone know which companies make the strollers that allow an
older child to stand (or sit on a ledge) behind a more standard stroller
seat? Any advice from folks who may own such a vehicle?
I bought one from Berkeley Baby made by Peg Perego. I had seen a
review on strollers in a freebie baby magazine at my OB's office. Peg
perego make several different models with that step on the back, and the
strollers are very well-made, heavy duty. They are also not
inexpensive, but I got mine for a shower gift from my parents. My 2-1/2
year old toddler however, prefers to ride in the stroller rather than to
stand on the back! Part of the problem is that she is very petite, so can't
see well over the back of the stroller shen she's riding. For now, it's
OK, because my baby is only 3 months old. I figure by the time baby really
needs to ride in the stroller, the toddler will be tall enough to see
and then might be more willing to stand on the back. Some other friends
have the Baby Trend sit and stand, which they really like, but it is
longer, like a tandem double stroller, and not as sturdy. You should go to
Berkeley Baby with your toddler to see if the Peg Peregos fit, and
they have the sit and stand at Toys R Us.
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