Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta suburbs
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IMHO kickstand, two kickstands or even leaning the bike is not secure enough to hold the bike with the kid in the seat.
What I do is load the bike with my junk first, with kickstand down, make sure that everything is in place before I put the kid in. I strap the kid in, holding the bike vertically. I kick the kickstand up and never letting the bike go, I get on the seat and start pedaling.
Dismounting in reverse order: get of the bike, kickstand down - but keep the bike vertically - move to the back seat, never letting the bike go (sometimes I lean the bike saddle into my hip to provide better support), unstrap the kid, get the kid down - while I lift the kid up from the kickstand side, I make sure the bike slowly rests on the kickstand.
After few times it becomes a second nature.
And I have not dropped a kid yet
and have been doing it for 6 years with back seats (now on kid #3)