aka Tom Reingold
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Bikes: too many
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Conventional wisdom in the US, years ago, said that putting your kid on the front puts him at extra risk in case you fall. I don't know if people still feel that way. In Europe, they do it a lot. I don't know what that says about Americans or Europeans. I'm really not trying to draw conclusions.
I pulled my kids in a trailer when they were small. It wasn't intimate, but they were able to sleep, and they had fun when they were awake. I was able to carry a whole lot of stuff at the same time, too, and yes, I did carry two kids at the same time. If my bike fell over, the trailer would stay up. I didn't end up falling over, but knowing this made me feel good.