Although many child bike seats are designed for infants as young as nine months, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents wait until age one to ride with a child. And in some states, like New York, it’s against the law to ride with a child under one-year-old in a bike seat or trailer.
Is it OK to ride a bike with baby?
Babies around 9 months old are just becoming strong enough to hold up their necks, so it is not recommended that infants younger than 12 months ride in a bicycle seat, trailer, sidecar or any other carrier.
How soon can you bike with a baby?
Infants vary a lot as to the age at which they are able to sit up unaided (as in sitting in the middle of the carpet, playing with toys etc), which is when they are ready to ride in the usual sort of bicycle child seat. Usually this is about nine months.
Can a 3 month old go in a bike trailer?
An infant can safely ride in a bike trailer under these circumstances: The infant is inside an infant insert or car seat while inside the bike trailer. Traveling at low speeds under 10 mph (16 kph) Riding on smooth surfaces.
How do you take a newborn on a bike?
A baby is too small to sit in a seat on the front or the back of your bike. However, you can carry a baby on bike using a trailer with baby support inserts. You will need to use the inserts until your baby is over 9kgs. If you have twins or might have more children in the next two or three years, use a double trailer.
Can you put a newborn 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.