One of the great things about having children close in age is the multitude of options available for dual kiddie transportation. Double strollers, sit and stands, pods, tandem strollers – even the dreaded leash! Yep, there’s no shortage of ways to keep the kids contained as Mommy does a little
Until recently, we had our boys in their beloved Britax B-Ready. For a long time, both Reid and Ryder were perfectly comfy in the tandem configuration – Ryder took the driver’s seat while his little brother happily peeked out from down below. However, as the months passed, two things happened all at once: Ryder, whom I swear grows an inch a month, became way too tall and gangly for the front seat, and Reid began to protest about the limited view in his B-deck abode.
Hence, it was time to say buh-bye to our favourite double stroller configuration – and converted the B-READY to a single for Reid to enjoy.
For a while, we made do. Ryder is an enthusiastic walker and never seems to tire – a trait that comes in handy when visiting the zoo, but not so handy when trying to get him to sleep at night. Still, there are times when I’ve just wanted him “anchored” beside me; I can’t tell you how much I loathe chasing after toddlers, well, anywhere.
And so just as it seemed that I was doomed for another two years of cat and mouse, Britax introduced their super cool (and super ergonomic) Stroller Board!
The Britax Stroller Board easily attaches to most strollers providing travel options for additional children. Three wheels with independent suspension provide a comfortable and stable ride for children weighing up to 50 pounds, and the quick release design enables easy removal and installation of the board.
Want to see it in action? Here’s my Toddler on (Stroller) Board!
Okay, so obviously you’re looking at the above picture and thinking, what gives? It’s just a little kid with a bigger kid behind him. Truthfully, I just loved Reid’s happy face too much not to post this picture. But look closer….
Installation was incredibly simple after we realized that taking the splash guards off the B-READY expedited the process. After tinkering with the settings to get the right height and distance (good news: practically everything is adjustable) we were off!
Now as convenient as this stroller board is, it’s not for tall people with long strides – there simply isn’t enough clearance between your legs and the stroller with the board attached. My husband, who is 5’10”, does grumble when pushing the duo because he constantly walks into the board. But, for most women of average height, the stroller board will perform just fine!
Britax Stroller Board Product Features:
– Compatible with most strollers, including BRITAX B-READY, B-AGILE, B-SCENE, B-NIMBLE, BLINK, and CHAPERONE strollers. To tell the truth, you can pretty much use it with a plethora of strollers and stroller brands – I’ve tried it on a jogging stroller and an umbrella stroller, and both times the fit was absolutely perfect.
– Quick-release feature allows the removal of the stroller board while the mounting bracket remains installed, which is key if you’ve got a compact car or would like to alternate between using/not using the board.
– Three wheels with independent suspension provide balance and child comfort. It truly is one sweet ride! Ryder loves going for a spin and almost never complains when he’s on it, which makes me believe that he really enjoys the experience One caveat, of course, is that the rider is NOT strapped in, so the child absolutely needs to be physically and mentally ready to stand still while in motion.
The stroller board retails for $89.99. I’ve had a very tough time sourcing it at Canadian retailers… until now! You can find the Britax Stroller Board at SHOP.CA – and of course, it ships for FREE to your door! Yes!
And now, it’s time to go zip around some more!