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on September 19, 2010
My two children are newly 4 years old and 15 months old. I had a Baby Jogger City Mini that the older child loves but her legs are too long for it now, and the younger child isn't yet large enough to sit comfortably in the Baby Jogger. So, I needed another stroller for long-ish walks and trips to the zoo, etc., and for when the 4-year-old gets tired or cranky or whiny and wants to be in the stroller but can't because the baby is too heavy for me to carry long distances. I dusted off a Maclaren stroller that I hadn't been using and retired the Baby Jogger to the basement. I bought a used BuggyBoard Maxi from a friend and bought the connector kit from Amazon (you need to get your own connector kit because it is a pain to remove them from the stroller, and there is a risk of the connector breaking). (BTW, the BuggyBoard is not recommended for the Baby Jogger but is highly recommended for the Maclaren -- check the Lascal website for info on connectivity with ANY stroller in the world.) The connector kit came within a couple of days and I snapped the pieces together and off the kids and I went. It is not the most comfortable ride for me -- I need to bend over somewhat around my daughter on the board to reach the stroller bars -- and often I walk alongside the stroller when she's on the board. However, it saved me from buying a new double stroller when I won't need one for much more than a year probably. Also, my daughter loves to hop on and off and she stays on the board when we cross the street or have to maneuver through a crowd, and that is a mental lifesaver. Sometimes she sits cross-legged on the board and holds on to the metal bars of the stroller and she can get a little bit of a leg rest that way if she really needs it. I haven't figured out how to attach the clip to raise the board up and tuck it away when it's not in use, so I either leave the board on or leave it off or detach it (it's super easy to snap the board off and on) and stick it in the stroller basket (although you need to decide ahead of time because you don't want to take the board off and on throughout the day when your stroller basket also contains a purse and a diaper bag and possibly a lunch kit). At first I had debated buying the Ultralight Joovy sit-and-stand, but now I'm really happy with the BuggyBoard because the older child doesn't always want to be on the stroller, and this way I have the flexibility to use the single stroller for the younger child as he gets older. Plus, the single stroller plus Buggy Board takes up so much less room in the trunk than a double stroller. Last, I really like the BuggyBoard's design of the wheels on the side as I don't kick the board as often as I would were the wheels in the middle of the board (as they are for the Bugaboo board, for example).