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Anyone used a buggy board on the BJCM?
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:17 PM
We are going to have a 24 mnth gap between #1 and #2.
I just love and adore my BJCM single and would be pretty sorry to see it go. As DD is getting much better at walking (just painfully slow) I was wondering about using a buggy board. I see that baby jogger sells them but I would be interested to hear if anyone has used one succesfully on a city mini? I am worried I would have to stand too far back when pushing.
Thanks ladies. I might be posting a few times about prams in the coming months
Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:26 PM
I've got one but used it for a just-over-three year old, not a two year old. You get used to walking with it down and pushing the extra weight with your hands in a different position so I wouldn't worry about that too much. I used it for shops and around the neighbourhood, no worries.
Few things to consider:
- there will be a stage where the older child's head will be right in line with the handle. Mine was just about this height when we got it. It was annoying but nothing terrible.
- will the older child be tall enough to hold on properly? Uneven surfaces, up and down kerbs, even the slope of the driveway took both older child and I a bit of getting used to so we could do it without toppling her or the whole lot.
- consider the balance of the pram with the board. If older child is likely to be pulling down on the handle when holding (fairly likely if shorter than the handle), then you need a bit of weight in the front to counter this so it doesn't tip. Will the new baby's weight be enough? Otherwise you will need to be extra careful about not taking your hands off it at all (even to pay at a shop, get something out of a bag etc). You will need to get older child off the board every time.
You could also wear the baby in a sling for the first months and hold off on the board for a bit. FWIW, my younger child is now 20mths and I am not sure he could be trusted to hold on properly. Maybe take your BJCM to a store and try out the board in the carpark to see how it goes?
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