C.K. asks from Chicago, IL on October 28, 2008
Anyone Use the Lascal Kiddy Board for a Stroller??**!!
With another on the way and a 3 1/2 year old who can't always walk the distance, I've been toying with the idea of this board on wheels which attaches to your existing stroller so your preschooler can "hitch" a ride. I don't really want to buy another stroller when my existing Graco travel system stroller is in great condition and will do for the baby. My dilemma is does this Kiddy Board work??? Does anyone use this or similar - have any comments good or bad?? Is there enough head room for your older child to stand behind the stroller with you pushing?? The Kiddy board is the one which attaches to a horizontal axel - which is what we have.
I appreciate any comments.
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C.J. answers from Chicago on October 29, 2008
Yes, I use one!! I have 16 month old twins and a 3 year old!!! I use the double pram for the babies, and then attach the "toddler skateboard" to the buggy - it works great!! Only hassle is, I find that when I am walking, I have to outstretch my arms quite a bit!! (To allow headspace for my 3 year old!). As I said, it does work; it just takes a bit of getting used to!! The other thing to consider is rain!! If you are caught out in the rain, you have to remember to pack a raincoat!! (ie you can't get rain-covers for a toddler on a skateboard!!)
All the best!!!!!!
J.S. answers from Chicago on October 29, 2008
I am very happy with our Lascal board. My girls are just over 3 years apart, so I didn't want to buy a double stroller either. There was plenty of room for my tall older girl, and she can still stand on it at 6 years old. I did have to learn to modify my stride a little when it is down. I found couldn't take as long as strides, but it wasn't a big deal. Another big benefit of the board is that, I think it encourages the bigger kid to walk more and increase her stamina than sitting around in a double stroller.
A.A. answers from Chicago on October 29, 2008
I used to use this system when my children where smaller. At first my daughter(23months) just wanted to walk everywhere but as she got a little older (3)she used it all of the time. even my younger son wanted to use it when he got very steady on his feet walking. I do highly recommend this product as it isn't bulky and can fold up out of the road when it is not in use.
W.L. answers from Chicago on October 29, 2008
I have a new baby daughter and a 3 1/2 year old son. I bought the Litaf Seat2Go Safari to go with my Graco stroller system. I now cannot live without it. My son loves to get on and off at his decision. It is easy to take off and put on. I purchased it for about $60 on Ebay and I don't think they are in stores. They are sometimes available on Amazon.com too I think. Good luck.
S.E. answers from Chicago on October 28, 2008
I haven't actually used it but I ran into a mom at a playground a few weeks ago who had one. Since mine are 8 mos. and 2 1/2, I asked her about it and she absolutely loves it. In fact, she was so happy with it she said she wanted to sell her double stroller, a Joovy Caboose (she said it's like a Sit-and-Stand). Anyway, I ended up buying her Caboose and I think it's the best thing since sliced bread. My toddler can sit OR stand on it. So if you don't buy the Kiddy Board, try the Caboose!
T.S. answers from Chicago on October 31, 2008
I have a Valco Hitch-hiker that is similar, but made for my Valco stroller. I love it for my 4 year old. We use it when we're going to be walking a long distance or have to walk through a more dangerous area that I want him to stay right with us. I own a stroller fitness company and several moms have the Lascal and they love it as well.
B.R. answers from Chicago on October 29, 2008
So funny that you asked this question. I just got a Lascal (through recommendation from Galt when I was looking for a double stroller) because I decided I didn't want another double stroller or sit and stand because it's too big for me to handle on my own. So we ended up getting a new single stroller (Joovy Kooper-which is awesome, btw) and the lascal board to attach. I like the board better than other brands I've seen because it's a bit bigger, it has treads on the surface, so the kid doesn't slip and has a suspension system to make the ride smoother. There's more than enough room for my daughter (4 1/2) to stand and have my little one in the stroller. There is sufficient room for me to walk without hitting my ankles, but my husband hits his ankles on it sometimes. I love the board and an glad we stuck with the single stroller with the board attached. Let me know if you have any other questions!