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Old 12-20-10, 11:03 AM   #1
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Need child carrying recommendation for family cycling outings

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My wife and I going to ride together again once the winter is over. We have a 3.5yo and a 6mth old (come spring).
Currently I take my elder daughter on rides using the Co-Pilot child seat which I think will be out-growing that soon. We're mulling over what is the best combo now that we have a new kidlet that just joined our family.
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Old 12-20-10, 12:34 PM   #2
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Trailers and tag along bikes. Might be the safest way and most comfortable for the child. If you fall down the child doesn't have to fall down with you in a trailer. IMHO
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The 6mo old infant needs better head,neck, support, still ?
a car seat made for that age can be mounted in a bike trailer to give that needed support .

A long wheel base front loading Bak Fiets [Dutch for Box Bike] is what they use for doing much Daily
travel there , with several children.
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Ask in the Recreational & Family forum. Lots of discussion about child seats, chariots, trailers, combos, etc.
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For the love of your child, wait until he/she is a year old.
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Old 12-20-10, 10:40 PM   #6
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Ask in the Recreational & Family forum. Lots of discussion about child seats, chariots, trailers, combos, etc.
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Didn't know this exists! Thanks!
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1 year old is the right time. If the kid's a real bruiser, I'm sure you could jump the gun on the year mark. We did with our second, I think. We have been having a good time with our Madsen, which is the safest cost-effective way to take the kids out in traffic, IMO. I hesitate to bring the trailer out on well traveled roads.
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My first daughter went on the rear seat after she's 1.5yo. I'm thinking the same for the 2nd one too. That means likely we will have to get a trailer unless we want to wait another year.
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