Do you like cycling? You would like your toddler to ride a bike with you? Here are some guidelines to help you get the most out of this activity!
Know first that from 1 year, your child can ride a bike with you.
- Choose your seat:
Indeed, the seat you choose must have a belt, a headrest and adjustable footrest with a system of fasteners. You should know that not all seats work on all bikes. Inquiring with a seller in a bike shop is recommended before buying a seat.
- Is the seat properly installed?
Make sure with a professional that the seat is properly installed and attached to your bike. Also check that the fastening systems are properly adjusted. Be aware that there is a maximum recommended weight depending on the seat you have chosen.
- Choose a bike helmet
It is very important to choose the bike helmet to fit your child's head. Ask the seller for advice to make an informed choice. If you have purchased a second hand or you have been given, check with a seller that it is still in good condition. Important: The ASTM, CPSC or the Snell Foundation standards must be visible on it.
- Check your child's clothes
Why? For the simple reason that if your child is wearing pants that are too loose, too long, or a piece of clothing with cords, your child's clothes may get stuck in the back wheel of your bike.
- Is this your first time?
If this is your first time, since riding with a child behind requires some experience, we suggest you practice on a quiet and peaceful street before leaving for a longer ride.
Of course, never leave your child alone on the bike as it could easily tip over if you do not hold it.
Enjoy your ride and have fun!