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Double for a Day? Snap on a Strollerboard

Posted on: March 7, 2011


E-Z Step Universal Stroller Wheeled Board Amazon.com

E-Z Step | Photo Credit: Amazon.com

We’ve talked a bit on GaGaGear about single-to-double convertible strollers (from BabyJogger and Bugaboo) – but if your toddlers are spaced so a double just isn’t practical, consider adding wheels off the back.  Several top manufacturers offer what’s termed a “strollerboard” or “buggy board” which can be snapped on to the back of the main stroller chassis to accommodate a standing rider. 

I finally unpacked mine today (Bugaboo Universal, attaching to my Bee) almost *a year* after purchasing it, and it was the perfect solution for a day at the Zoo with my two toddlers.  I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this earlier!

Before buying, consider the make and features of the single stroller supplying the ride.  Some models, like the E-Z Step, claim universal attachment for a wide variety of brands; others, like Bugaboo’s or UPPAbaby’s, are universal only within a brand.  While the branded boards tend to be more expensive, they were also designed with your stroller in mind (and will also look the part) – off-brand boards will always look (and possibly behave) more like an add-on.

Umbrella strollers may not be good candidates for a buggy board if the handles do not telescope – it could be incredibly awkward to push a heavier load from an already stooped posture, especially with a toddler sandwiched in between.  Strollers with two-handed push may also find themselves tripping over the board – it helps to have a single pushbar so you can walk off to the side if needed (especially with a single-wheel model like the Bugaboo).

Bugaboo Universal Wheeled Board with Bee | Amazon

Bugaboo Universal | Photo Credit: Amazon.com

Read reviews closely before making a purchase – a few off-brand models have suffered recurring customer complaints and disturbing breakages.  It seems as though safety is easiest to accomplish 1:1 with the brand – true universal models seem to rely on velcro-type fasteners to account for varying chassis width, whereas Bugaboo and UPPAbaby (for instance) designed specific attachments for a custom fit.

E-Z Step Universal Stroller Wheel Board – $59.95 on Amazon

UPPAbaby PiggyBack Ride Along Board – $89.15 on Amazon

Bugaboo Universal Wheeled Board -$100.00 on Amazon

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  • JHeff: I have read a good number of comments about most users of the boba not really ever using the foot rests. Looking at the videos I've seen, the back on
  • Mama GaGa: Oh, boo! Thanks for the manufacturing update - I will make note in the post. Cheers - MG
  • Cathy: I know this is a couple years old but I ran across this post and was so excited when you said the Boba was made in America - a big selling point for m

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