Don’t you just love it when you hear the words “Mummy I’m too tired to walk/scoot/cycle”? Especially when it’s pouring down with rain, pushing a pram and a good 30 min walk from home. In my head I’m thinking “tough, you can suck it up and walk/scoot/cycle” what comes out of my mouth is “ok darling, get on the buggy board and I’ll push you”. If he’s walking it’s not a problem, but when scooters or stupidly heavy bikes are involved Evie inevitably gets flattened by them.
I wasn’t going to buy a buggy board initially but before Evie was born I was having coffee with a friend who has two children. She asked me if I had a buggy board yet, my response was “Bertie is three, he walks a lot or cycles or scoots so I don’t think I’ll bother, it’ll be a waste of money”. The look on her face was priceless, it was that look of “let me know how that one goes!”, you know, the one you give first time mothers when they say they aren’t going to sleep with their babies in their bed or won’t have an epidural during labour because they don’t want someone fiddling with their spine
say that to me when you haven’t slept for more than two hours in a row in a month or the pain is so excruciating and you’re not in established labour (I said both and I did both!)
Luckily it was second time round and I wasn’t as deluded so I went out and bought a Lascal Buggy Board that afternoon. All I can say is, it’s been an absolute lifesaver after pre-school at 5pm with a small baby in tow.
We have the ICandy Peach and it fits. The manufacturers don’t recommend they should be used with the buggy because it can damage the chassis but let’s face it, what exactly is it going to do? The chassis is sturdy enough to take it. Obviously it may scratch but I don’t plan on using the buggy again post Evie.
It was a bit fiddly to attach but if you’re not hormonal and pregnant and able to read instructions then my husband says it’s easy.
It comes with full instructions but at the time I didn’t have the patience to do it or the capacity to get close enough due to the huge belly. There’s a handy strap to lift it up off the ground, so when not in use, it’s not dragging. It’s also really easy to detach and reattach when required, just two clips and it’s done.
Fitting a buggy board is similar to finding a car seat, here’s a guide. John Lewis and Mothercare are selling them the cheapest and at the same price at the moment.