Trend Spotting at ABC Kids Expo 2010: Ride Along Stroller Board Accessories

There is not one name for this type of accessory, but looking around at ABC Kids Expo 2010, you will quickly observe that everyone is coming out with one.  It is called a Wheeled Board, Stroller Board, and Buggy Board, but they are all platforms that clip on to the back of a stroller for an older child to ride along.

I’ve actually had one for my Bugaboo for almost two years now. I picked it up almost as soon as baby #2 took his place in our stroller.  My kids are three years apart and as a three year old, my oldest wasn’t that interested in sitting in a stroller anymore.  We didn’t quite need a double stroller, but sometimes we just need to get everyone moving quickly and together so our Bugaboo Wheeled Board is a really useful accessory.  As I single-handedly whisked two small children through the busy shopping mall, weaving around the holiday shopping crowds, I received many admiring glances and comments about the clever wheel board and I knew it was a popular idea.

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Many other companies are coming out with their own version of the wheeled board, and I found lots of great applications of this idea at ABC Kids this year.

Orbit Baby’s Sidekick Stroller Board for the G2 stroller is a super cool version of this accessory.  I already talked about it in my New Product Showcase picks post but it’s one of the coolest ride along boards of the bunch.

I got a great demo of the Micralite Toro and Super-Lite strollers, and while I was really impressed with with both of them, I couldn’t help but notice their ride-behind accessory as well.  The Rider Stroller Board fits on both models, can stay on when the stroller is folded, and clips up onto the back of the stroller when it’s not in use.

Another fun and unique design is Mountain Buggy’s free rider.  This design uses a scooter inspiration and is a lot of fun.

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I must admit I skipped many of the stroller brands because I would have needed at least an entire day to just study and learn about all the different models, features and colors, but because of all I’ve seen at this year’s ABC Kids Expo, I’m sure I will be adding new brands to my list on buymodernstrollers shortly.

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