I was recently asked to check out a new parent community set up by Bugaboo, those purveyors of fine prams and strollers. Bugaboo Friends has been set up to connect parents and/or lovers of Bugaboo products who want to keep active and on the move. The interactive site allows you to share pictures and videos, enter challenges and connect with others all over the world, and possibly even be a featured Friend or win prizes! And you don’t have to own a Bugaboo to sign up, although obviously it’s aimed at owners.
To be honest, I’ve found the site a little awkward to use. Profiles don’t always load, pictures are slow to appear. The site is designed in flash meaning if you have a slow internet connection, it’s going to take some time to load. There’s not a huge amount there yet, but it has only just launched this month so I’m sure it is only going to get better and better. Personally I think one big missing element is some kind of forum for people to interact further with their fellow users; perhaps this will come. There are already a fair few parents on there already, from all corners of the globe. Go explore, get ideas and stay active!