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 my 9 month old ride 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.
Should babies wear helmets in bike trailers?
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.
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 safe for toddlers?
Wait until the appropriate age.
Children should be at least 12 months old before riding in a trailer. Safety experts at the AAP and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) agree that by this age, most children also have enough muscle and neck strength to control their head movement.