Buggy Board Maxi Review
Buggy Board Maxi Review
This is probably one of the best investments I have ever made when it comes to the portability of my children. I say this because as a lone mother who is headed off to do errands with the kids at the nearby mall and you have 2 young children, it makes so so much easier when they don’t have walk the whole way. As adult, we take long strides, but for children, they are probably doing twice the work (if not more). I must say that it’s not a common tool in Hong Kong and I will get the various looks and curious glances when I roll my children by
- Can carry up to something like 60 pounds, so the usage can be quite long for your children.
- It latches to MOST strollers (just follow the instructions – or rather yet, go look it up on youtube).
- It’s got a string in which you can latch it up if you don’t feel like rolling around with it.
- Great for extremely flat and smooth surfaces (like malls and paved walkways).
- Relieves your arms of carrying both kids – even better, I used to sling one and stroller one, now I can save my back and shoulders!
- It’s great for putting other stuff (like bulky groceries or light furniture)!
- You can actually stand 2 small children side by side on this (have tried it before with a 2 and 3 year old) and then you become a super mom traveling with 3 kids…
- The wheels are pretty strong and don’t wear that quickly (depends on the weight of the child on the board) – but I’ve had mine for almost 2 years with usage usually on weekends and it’s still fabulous
- Easy to clean
- The instructions it came with aren’t the easiest to decipher. It took my husband and I quite awhile to understand what the heck we were doing so the easiest way to handle it was to search youtube and yup, someone’s got a video of how to do it readily available.
- If you’ve got a vehicle that reduces it’s width when it folds, you MUST remove the buggy board before collapsing the stroller – it can sometimes be a pain, especially when you’re by yourself and trying to get into a taxi.
- It can’t roll backwards when a weight of greater than 30 pounds. The wheels reverse itself and then it stops rolling because of the force, so you have to tell your child to get off if you want to reverse.
- You have manage the queue. Sometimes both kids will FIGHT to ride the buggy board so yah, take a number and take turns.
- Depending on your height, it may interfere with your stride.
- You’ll get a good arm workout if you’re doing uneven surfaces (like most public streets in Hong Kong) – so definitely not recommended for crowded places.
- For obvious reasons, your children must exit the board when going up or down escalators.
Cost = $700 HKD (price as of early 2009)
Availability = we purchased ours from Bumps to Babes in Central, Hong Kong (not many places carry this product here)
The buggy board is definitely a way to go with 2 small children instead of a double stroller. While it’s not fit for naps, it’ll still take you from point A to B while keeping your sanity. For me, it was truly a life saver – especially give that when I was a stay at home mom, I would be walking out and about almost everyday! My sister bought hers used recently, which is definitely another option because these things can be recycled!Tags: buggy board, buggy board maxi