Double Pram or Buggy Board - Which is Best?

Double Pram or Buggy Board - Which is Best?

Finding the best way to travel around with two children is important for parents. Finding what is most convenient and easy whilst out with your children will make your experience so much more positive.

Some parents use buggy boards when out with their two children, whilst other parents may prefer double buggies - but what option is best suited to you?

In today's blog, we will take a look into the benefits of buggy boards and double prams so you can decide which option is best for you and your children whilst out on your travels together.


Why Use a Double Pram?

A double pram is a good idea if you have two children at a similar age as it offers stability and comfort for your children. They will both have somewhere to sit, nap and stay warm whilst out and about.

A double pram gives your children time to bond, experience new adventures and see the outside world from the same perspective.

Double prams also come in a variety of models such as tandem or side-by-side, so you can choose which option you are best suited to.


Why Use a Buggy Board?

Travelling in busy places with a child can be a challenge, especially as they learn to walk they may just want to walk around and explore the world around them.

This can lead to them wandering off - and when it's busy, the stress of keeping your eye on your child and also on your pram with your other child can become overwhelming.

That is why a buggy board may be a good option for you and your child. They will be able to walk around more freely whilst also having somewhere to rest or a safe space when places get busy.

When most toddlers learn to walk, it becomes more difficult to get them into their pram, a buggy board will help them to feel ‘grown up’ whilst you also have the peace of mind that they are safe.


Pros and Cons of Each

Pros and cons lists can help you to make a decision as they weigh up the positives and negatives each option has on your daily life. Here are some of the common pros and cons found with each option.


Buggy Board Pros

Space saving - The buggy board attaches to your other baby's stroller, making there no need for a second stroller, and saving space in your cupboards as buggy boards are really easy to store.

Flexible - Buggy boards are easy to attach and remove, making them handy if you are in a rush, or if you need to pack it away for travels in the car or on the bus.

Independence - When your child reaches the age where they can walk, they will want to explore more and you may find it difficult to get them in their pram. A buggy board will help them to feel more grown up and independent.

Universal - Most buggy boards are universal and can clip onto any pram model.


Buggy Board Cons

Unstable - When travelling on uneven paths or uphill, the weight distribution of the pram-to-buggy board ratio may be thrown off, making it difficult to push the pram.

Limited Space - If you are travelling in a busy place, or hopping on and off tubes, you may find that the buggy board gets in your way. Depending on your stroller handles, you may struggle to push your pram with your child in front of you and it may feel crowded.

Manoeuvring - Pushing a pram with an attached buggy board may be difficult, especially if you are pushing the pram up curbs or taking a lot of turns on your journey.

Weather - If you live in the UK, the unpredictability of the weather may lead to your toddler having no shelter if it rains whilst out on your travels. Buggy boards can only really be used during dry weather - if it rains, your toddler won't be able to use an umbrella because it may obstruct your view ahead.


Double Pram Pros

Comfortable - Prams are generally more comfortable than a buggy board, and your children will be able to sit next to each other and view the world around them together. You will also have the peace of mind that they are comfortable and safe, without having to worry about one wandering off. Your child will also be able to nap on days out, but they can't nap on a buggy board.

Storage - With a double buggy, you have more under-seat space, meaning you won't have to carry as many bags on your travels.

Durable - Double buggies are designed to withstand the weight of two children, your buggy board may exceed the weight limit without you realising it, and this can damage the pram frame.


Double Pram Cons

Bulky - Double prams are bulky and don't typically work well in busy settings. If you are someone who travels a lot in busier places, then you may want to reconsider.

Heavy - Whilst most prams are lightweight, two together with two children may make it hard to manoeuvre. You may struggle to find doorways to fit the prams through in certain situations, as not everywhere is accessible.

Maintenance - You will have to maintain the upkeep of two prams, depending on your lifestyle this may be time-consuming because prams need regular cleaning and disinfecting.


Personal Preference

Overall, it all falls down to personal preference when it comes to your travel options. Whilst some parents may prefer a buggy board, others may find a double pram more convenient.

Be sure to weigh up the pros and cons, and decide whether the cons will affect your day-to-day travel.



Your lifestyle plays an important role in deciding whether you should go for a double pram or a buggy board. Some questions you may want to ask yourself include:

  • How often will I travel? Will you be travelling every day, or occasionally? If you are travelling for longer distances, then consider which option you will be best suited to.
  • Will I be travelling alone? Is there someone else to push the second pram? If you travel alone, will you be able to travel long distances with a double buggy? If you travel with others, you could go for a buggy board and have a separate pram at the ready if it rains or your child gets sleepy.
  • How old is my oldest? Will they be using a pram for much longer? As your toddler reaches the age where they may not need to use a pram at all anymore, there may not be a point in paying the extra for a double buggy if you won't use it for long.
  • Have I got space to store a double buggy? Where will you be storing your prams? Will you have enough room for two?
  • Is there room in my vehicle? When taking your children on days out does your car have space for a double buggy?


The Lejoux Stroller Can Help

Whether you are out on the go with twins, or two children with an age gap, we have an option for you.

Our buggy board comes with a seat and a belt so you can have peace of mind that your child is comfortable whilst out and about. The seat comes with a handle for your child to hold on and the seat is also removable if your child wants to stand.

Or, if you prefer a double buggy option, our Twin Lejoux Baby Stroller comes in a wide range of colours and is clipped together by sturdy clips. These clips can be unattached, leaving you with two prams - so if you are travelling with others, you can have a pram each!

There is no need to worry about storage either, as the Twin Lejoux Baby Stroller is lightweight and packs down really small at 27 cm wide! So, whether you are leaning towards a double pram or a buggy board we can help! Visit our website today and take a look at our wide variety of options.

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