Babies on Bikes
9+ months seems to be the recommended age but has anyone put theirs on earlier?
Our boy is just over 6 months so was thinking on just doing short trips to his water babies classes once a week which will be about 1 mile each way. Is this sensible?
The alternatives being:Posted 4 years ago
pushing the pram
walking with him in a carrier
or worse case driving (which I’d rather not).moniexMember
At least 9 months. My mum (in holland) told me stories of babies that died going in a bike seat too early (no, not in a crash). I think the parents thought the little one had gone to sleep 😯
Over there they did use to sell a bracket to clip the maxi cosi onto the rear carrier. Not sure if they still do.Posted 4 years agojoemarshallMember
My lad was alway knackered after water babies. I’d take the pram.
Swimming is a real sleep inducer. I took Rose to swimming in the bike trailer every week from about 8 months, and she *always* slept on the way back. Was very useful, because it was the best part of an hours ride away over some big hills, and meant she wasn’t needing milk or changing or anything so no stopping needed. That was in the special suspended baby sling designed to support a baby from 12 weeks old though, which is obviously designed for them to fall asleep in (and no helmet for that, so no worries about any risks from wearing a heavy helmet).Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I used to ride with mine in a Baby Bjorn. Then a baby seat and finally a kiddyback tandem. Never any problem riding the bridleway to the nursery. When they are too big for front mounting it’s time to move them to a back seat. I liked the bouncy seat-tube mounted version, but the kiddy back used a rack mount.
He’s 16 now and it seems not to have damaged him. Watch for the drop offs though 😈Posted 4 years ago
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