I recently posted about how I get out (and survive) with twins and one of our favorite accessories is the Buggy Bench. It is a “must have” product for twins, and would be awesome for any family who has two children very close in age.
I was so lucky to have come across the the Buggy Bunch when I saw a Twiniversity’s facebook post asking twin parents about their favorite product made for multiples. I was curious about the title, and googled!
So what is a buggy bench? It’s an awesome strap-in seat, which secures into the basket of almost any regular shopping cart, and ensures a “back seat” for a second child. It suspends a few inches over the bottom of the basket, keeping little bums comfy and safe.
The seat is cloth with a little structure in the back, and has four straps with clamp-like buckles which are really secure when wrapped around the rim of a shopping cart. It does take me about five minutes to get it right where I want it, and get the child all settled, but boy is it worth it!
The seat includes safety seat straps, which buckle around the child’s waist to keep them seated – which is one of my biggest “pros” in comparison to just seating a child in the basket. The seats come in a variety of colors, are washable, hold up to a 40 lb child, and in my opinion are of very high quality.
|Brayden in his Buggy Bench|
The absolute best thing about the Buggy Bench is that it allows families to take only one cart, and get a significant amount of stuff (placed around the child in the basket). I have tried the two cart push-pull and the stroller/cart combo – both of which were a major fail. This seat truly gave me the freedom to visit stores which don’t have double carts!
While the seat and child obviously prevents you from getting a very full overflowing load of groceries – reality is (at least in our world) that impatient toddlers don’t allow you the time to do that much shopping.
I would definitely recommend the Buggy Bench to anyone who is struggling to take their twins shopping, and think it would be most appropriate for babies 10-12 months and older. It would make a fantastic addition to any twin baby registry or as a gift for a twin baby shower! Available at http://www.buggybench.com/!
Disclaimer: This review is my own opinion and is not sponsored or endorsed by the makers of The Buggy Bench. I was not receive any form of payment for my post.