When you go from one kid to two, suddenly everything gets a little more complicated, especially getting the kids from point A to point B. If you find yourself trying to corral your toddler while also pushing your baby in a stroller, you may want to consider investing in one of the best stroller boards to make things a bit easier. They're safe, easy to use, and your older kid won't feel like "a baby" riding on it.
With only one kid, it's easy to walk through a store parking lot because if they start running off, you can simply chase them and scoop them up. But, when you add a new baby into the mix, suddenly you're faced with a dilemma. Should you buy a double stroller? Try to push your toddler while carrying your baby in a sling or other type of carrier? Trust your oldest to hold your hand in busy areas while you push the baby? If your older child is potty-trained (which means they've been praised for being a "big kid"), they might refuse to ride in a stroller or be carried, and if they're also still relatively young, they might not fully understand the danger of letting go of your hand and running free. This situation is enough to make a parent totally opt out and just stay home whenever possible.
No matter how much of a hermit you want to be, there will still be times you have to leave the house and face this situation head-on. To better manage your kids (and your stress) you can invest in a stroller board. They attach to the base of your stroller and serve as a spot for your older kid to perch while you push them both. It's a sneaky way of containing both kids in one spot without making your oldest feel like "a baby." And most universal stroller boards are designed to be compatible with 95% of strollers, so you probably won't have to buy a new stroller to accommodate your board. Sound good? Here are eight great options to pick from.