To ride in a Burley trailer behind a bicycle, the industry standard is to wait until a child is one year old. While each child’s physical development is unique, we recommend that a child should be able to sit upright unattended and hold his or her head up while wearing a bicycle helmet.
Can a 6 month old go in a bike trailer?
But in the U.S., not many people bike with infants, and makers of bike trailers and child bike seats recommend you don’t bike with a baby younger than nine to 12 months old. … A baby’s inability to steadily hold its head up and safely wear a helmet. Potentially strong vibrations affecting the child’s head and neck.
At what age can a baby go in a bike trailer?
Your child — wearing a helmet — can ride in a bike trailer (those little carts with wheels that you pull behind your bicycle) starting no sooner than 12 months old.
Are bike trailers safe for infants?
Trailers, which have two bicycle-type wheels and a long hitching arm that fastens to a bicycle from behind and ride low to the ground, are potentially safer in an accident. That’s because a child would fall about three feet from a mounted bike seat compared with a fall of about 6 inches from a trailer.
Can I put a carseat in a bike trailer?
around in a bike trailer. Until a child is at least 1 year old, it is recommended to place a baby in a car seat while inside the bike trailer. By doing so, you will ensure safety standards designed by the car seat manufacturer while also keeping your child comfortable.
Should a child wear a helmet in a bike trailer?
If the trailer is being used in Bike Mode, YES, the child should always wear a helmet. A helmet will protect him or her and also help develop the habit of always riding with a bike helmet.
Can a 4 year old go in a bike trailer?
Children can travel in bike trailers when they are able to support their heads unaided. This is usually from between 9 to 12 months, but every child is different, and you know your child best.
What is the safest way to ride a bike with a baby?
Your child should have good head and neck control, and be strapped in with a secure harness.
- Do: Check the specs of your bike seat or trailer to ensure the weight limit and age is appropriate for your child.
- Don’t: Put an infant car seat inside a trailer.
- Don’t: Wear a baby wrap/carrier and ride your bike.
Are bike trailers worth it?
Bike trailers will make your overall bike length longer, heavier, and harder to maneuver. The additional resistance of two extra wheels may also make your pedaling experience less enjoyable. But a suitably lightweight trailer may alleviate this issue.